Month: May 2012
so your heart got burned and your ego got bruised apparently all there is left is an imperfect past and a pseudo friendship and silence are you really that clueless? or just an ass.. not my problem but still affected not my life but still distracted not my love but still hurt not your concern not my choice
Okay, I’m on it!
A while back I received an award with much gratitude – and then I forgot all about it *looking down very embarrassed* and it’s just been sitting there, all un-reciprocated and un-passed-on. Now, that’s just wrong!
Then a few days ago it happened again – and again I was slacking.
But then yesterday (or the day before..?) I was given yet another award and with that, another chance to make it all right. Phew!
First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH, miss Jensine, for awarding me and for always sharing your beautiful wisdom as well as wonderful comments, I love it all.
And THANK YOU, Circles Under Streetlights, for thinking that my blog is worth nominating. I was very touched by your kind words and I’m so inspired by your blog.
These are the rules for The Living Passionately Award;
- Take a deep breath
- Think about who you’d like to pass this on to
- Do something weird and out of the ordinary today
- Post the award someplace conspicuous…..the underside of the hamper lid, inside of the lav door, at the bottom of the bird-cage.
Umm yes, okay. Done. I’ve been pretty normal today BUT yesterday (or last week) my bike and I did run over a pedestrian. The pedestrian was a drunk girl and my bike was the one who suffered the most and all in all it was a very unfortunate incident but without further injuries. Not sure it qualifies as being weird but thankfully it’s definitely out of the ordinary. So there.
Oh well actually, I also baked an unusual lousy batch of brownies today. I might have to get some vanilla ice cream to make it go down easier but that’s just the kind of sacrifices we have to make in life.
The award has been printed, copied and put on the windshield on every car on my street with a note saying ‘Dear neighbor, you have been awarded!’ Spreading the love sure feels nice.
And these are the rules of the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award;
- Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
- Share the love and link the person who nominated you.
- Tell 7 facts about yourself.
- Nominate 7 other fabulous bloggers.
- Link your nominees to this post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
Yes, I did it, its done and I will do it!
And last, the rules of The Versatile Blogger Award;
- Thank the person who gave you this award. Include a link to their blog.
- Next select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
- Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
- Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
All this copy-paste is poop, I’m sick of it. Moving along to something more fun :)
These following blogs are all simply amazing, enlightening, amusing and highly recommended! Go get inspired, you won’t regret it!!
Some of them I have been following for months, some are fairly new in my world – but ALL of them are absolutely fabulous!
And I know The Versatile Blogger Award told me to nominate 15 but it also told me to share 7 facts about myself and I’m not going to do that either. Let’s hope the WordPress Karma Police will let me off easy this time.
I’ve been trying for a while now to think of 7 facts about myself. I can’t. Apparently I don’t have a clue..
I recently discovered the joy of a scotch called Laphroaig – I know, good luck pronouncing that one. Drinking it, I feel like a Scottish fisherman, which has been a surprisingly great feeling.
I’m too hungry to think right now and will wrap this up.
My dinner tonight is pizza.
At the moment, this is my favorite track. Even though it’s not my usual style, I love it!
Hopefully you listened to the lyrics and enjoyed it and maybe even did a little dance – or at least bopped your head slightly :D
It’s funny that sometimes people change and you change and you grow apart and it’s all very natural. But then other times people doesn’t change at all. And that’s actually much worse.
Getting out of bed this morning was a challenge. Not because I partied last night or had a hot man lying next to me – but because last night I decided to try something completely new. I went to my very first Crossfit class.
Now, I love yoga, I like running and I bike almost every day because that is by far the most convenient way to get around Copenhagen, not to mention absolutely lovely in the summer breeze. But going to a gym, lifting weights, running the treadmill and doing classes has never really been my thing. I’ve signed up plenty of times and stayed with it for a while but it always fizzles out. However, for the past few months I’ve had the urge to get more physical and in my new job I really need to be as fit as possible – so I was thinking, why not try something different?
The place was an old factory, still a work in progress and very… let’s say rustic. It was messy, a little dirty and kind of stinky – I immediately liked it. Okay, I admit that when I was standing around waiting for the previous class to finish, witnessing people clearly in pain, screaming out curses while literally dripping sweat on the floor, I was considering to make a run for it.
The warmup was a series of different jumps and push ups – I think already here I realized exactly how out of shape I am. After that followed almost an hour of the weirdest exercises I have ever tried. We were swinging kettlebells, using a giant hammer and throwing oversize (and over heavy) balls across the room and jumping up and down big wooden boxes. There were five ‘stations’ with different exercises, we got one minute at each and then switch to the next and by the end of the round a one minute break. Brutal! I was the color of beetroot, moaning, sweating, panting and on the verge of simply barfing up my lungs. If it hadn’t been for my stubbornness along with the
mean drill sergeant hot motivator screaming out his enthusiastic support, I would have given up. And still, in the middle of the excruciating pain, I loved it. My body was fighting for its life alive and afterwards the most amazing calm settled in every cell. Well, calm and pain that is.
It turns out that my legs are doing pretty good, I guess because of all the biking. But my arms, ugh! Let’s just say that biking home was risky since I no longer had any real control over my arms and therefore wasn’t able to steer properly. At home, I spent half an hour on my yoga matt stretching and moaning out more pain and the whole shower-cooking routine was a strenuous mountain of wobble. Several times I just had to laugh out loud because of my patheticness.
So, today I’m in pain. Not as much as expected but still enough to be convinced that at least my upper body needs more whipping into shape. I’m going to stick with this for the next month and then we’ll see.
Trying new things is one of the most important aspects of my life. Travelling is definitely the ultimate adventure for me but since that is not possible all the time, bringing the adventure into my everyday life is what keeps me motivated and inspired – and now fit as well.
I went to an art exhibition yesterday. I went there without expectations and I left sooner than I usually do when going to a museum. The exhibition was about the women of the avant-garde and although I like the concept of avant-garde, apparently I’m not really into the actual avant-garde art.
So, not loving the art but still fascinated by the expression of these uncompromisingly weird women and very inspired by this quote;
Now, I can’t be sure that I actually know what this lady is talking about but to me it sounds a lot like a complexified version of ‘follow your heart’.
The way I see it, one of our main projects in this life is to uncover our own unique essence and then express it as truthfully and uncompromisingly as possible.
So, today I cut my hair. Not entirely sparked by the exhibition but still with an air of synchronicity between the artsy expression and what I have been doing with my life in the past few months.
My new hair is not exactly avant-garde but about 12 inches did end up on my hairdressers floor.
It’s after midnight and I just got home from work. One of my neighbors is singing along with Nirvana. He’s not really a great singer but he sounds very dedicated and I’m guessing he will be good for another hour or so. I poured myself a glass of port wine and sat down with Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! I love this book and its magical wisdom and let myself drift into reflections about this mystery of a life. Every day adds a piece to the puzzle and I wonder what story the picture will tell when this life one day is over for me. I have a feeling, I will like it. There’s definitely challenging aspects of reality but most of all there’s a growing peace and a deep acceptance of what is and what may come.
So, with Dr. Seuss to tuck me in, I wish that the peace I feel will echo through the universe and settle where it’s needed.