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Month: January 2016

Loudons

Today I went to a lovely coffee place with my friend Betül. We had actually planned to go to The Elephant House Café (AKA birthplace of Harry Potter) but the weather was especially unfriendly today so we escaped the snowy rain and wind at the first possible opportunity. We have both been to Elephant House at other times, so it was okay, but apparently they have a lovely hot chocolate there. Oh well, some other day.DSC_1460I had a vegan chocolate cake and chai tea. The server was so happy when she served me the tea. “Good choice” she said as she put the kettle down, and proceeded to look at my cake with a smile and say “Oh, and the vegan cake?” (((: So cute.
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DSC_1446Here is my beautiful company. Betül and I are flatmates this year at the uni accommodation, I am so lucky to have her! She is super inspirational and fun to be around, such a kick-ass girl! She is currently working on her dissertation and finishing off her last year. Meanwhile I am having tv-show marathons and eating popcorn in my jammies. We spoke about photography, uni work and the differences from home (Germany and Sweden) and just had a generally cosy time as the world rained away outside the window.
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I am trying to convince her to start a blog, she is seriously so down to earth and is such a go-getter, but with all her achieving stuff I get that she doesn’t have time to start a blog. Hoping she will for next year though, as she will move back to Germany :( Isn’t it great to find people you just get along with so perfectly?
DSC_1453_2*Windy hair*
This was my first weekend off since I came back after christmas 3 weeks ago. I’ve been doing my student ambassador job and called around to people to answer a survey. It’s been a nice job, but it was nice just chilling today.
As you can see I wore my new fave T-shirt.
DSC_1440_2_flipNow I’m going back to Netflix with pineapple, popcorn and Turkish coffee.

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My goals for 2016

Hello again, six months no see.

I have decided to write here in english. Mostly for my new friends in Edinburgh to understand, but also to practice my writing skills a bit. I kind of miss Swedish though, both talking it and writing. We will see if I 1) even stick to writing here regularly, 2) have anything to say and 3) enjoy doing it in English. I will write in Swedish from time to time I think.

Today I thought I’d kickstart the new year of my blog with my goals for this year. I think goals are great to have, and I think it’s important to call them goals and not resolutions.

Here are a few:

  • Read one book per month
  • Write in my Bullet Journal every day. (Post coming about this)
  • Practice my handwriting/lettering once per week
  • Sleep at least 7 hours per night
  • Write at least one blog post per week
  • Dare to learn + go in to the free weights section at the gym (This is by far the scariest one I have for this year…)
  • Continue transition in to Veganism.
  • Finish the novel + send it to a publisher

I have a few more I will keep to myself, but I like the way I have broken it down here. I like to set the bar pretty low because then I will feel super good when I do more than what I set out to do. I am trying to go easier on myself, and I think that will help me achieve more this year. I know that doesn’t make sense but I have always been so hard on myself that anything I do just ends up not being good enough, and I end up doing nothing instead. So this year I want to be productive but still always feel good about what I do.

This was just a small start to get going with this darned blog again. I do enjoy writing, but like I mentioned, I’ve set the bar too high in the past and ended up leaving it empty, so now I will just do and we will see where it ends up.

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