a little life update and what to expect

Hello everyone!

 

How are you doing? Have you had a lovely summer so far?

I wanted to post a little life update here on my blog because I’ve been gone for quite a while now. To tell you the truth, I simply just wanted to take some time off from writing. It started to feel like something I had to do instead of something I wanted to do. And this being a hobby for me, it didn’t make any sense to keep doing something that brought unnecessary stress into my life.

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next level delicious : sweet potato pizza

 

This week has been my first holiday week of this summer. And when I look out the window, all I see is cloudiness, rain and wind. It’s literally gone from sunshine and 25°c to this and 12°c. Clearly I’m not going to be having picnics and walking on the beach. But what this weather has offered, is time to work inside, to cook and bake. I’m quite enjoying it!

 

A sweet potato pizza is something that has been on my list of things I want to try sometime and I’m not exactly sure why it’s taken me so long. I’ve been eating quite a lot of sweet potatoes lately, always having at least one in the fridge. Usually it’s been oven baked wedges with other vegetables and/or tomato sauce. But now I felt like trying something different and then it clicked. A sweet potato pizza. Now is it’s time.

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summer bucket list

 

Hello everyone. What’s good about your day?

I woke up to a sunny day this morning feeling all energized and motivated. I’ve been doing yoga quite regularly for the last couple of weeks and I can’t even explain how good it leaves my body feeling. Concentrating on breathing has always been a bit “out there” for me, I haven’t really gotten the grasp of it, but I feel like I’m finally getting to a point in my yoga practices that I’m noticing a change. It’s something so powerful and leaves me feeling light and almost like I’m floating in the air. Like I’m part of the air I’m breathing. It’s exhilarating. That is what’s good about my day. I get to make my body move in a way that strengthens me and gives me joy.

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summer drinks

 

Summer is the time to look out for your hydration more so than ever. For me this is an ongoing problem and far too often I find myself realizing in the evening that I’ve only drank maybe a glass or two of water. Not good. And the thing is, if you start your day with at least one glass of water and keep yourself hydrated throughout the day, you will feel so much more energized and balanced. So why is it so hard to act the way you know to be good and important?

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take charge of your own life

Hello everyone! How has your week started?

I had five days off work around this past weekend and maybe for the first time I’ve reached a point where the time off work has really left me recharged and calm. I’m actually quite astonished at how life is and feels at the moment.

Summer has jolt started here in Finland in the past week or two, giving us a surprise heatwave. It was just mere weeks ago when we were still looking at the remaining piles of snow on the ground and wishing with all our might that spring would start to finally arrive. So, this early summer weather (I’m talking about over +25°c and cloudless skies) is truly something to be treasured. Even though it almost seems like we’ve missed one part of a season in between.

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a day in my life

Hi! I wanted to do something different and take you with me for a day. I hope you enjoy! I had such a lovely time yesterday.

Sunday 6th, May

6.00 am Hello sunshine!

My always so nice body clock woke me up at 6 am on a Sunday. Funnily the first thing I noticed was that it was really bright inside. Yes, please and thank you to the sun shining this early! But I really hadn’t had enough sleep, so I about forced the sleep to come back. This has been a bit of a problem lately and yeah, maybe it’s the spring and all the daylight it brings with it, but I haven’t been getting enough sleeping hours. At least not those much-needed deep sleep ones. The result is waking up nearly always tired. So happy though to look at the weather forecast and see that it should be warm and sunny for at least the next ten days. That always gives some extra energy for the days.

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wardrobe clear out

Hello everyone!

How is the spring treating you at the moment? I love the feeling you often get at spring time where you start wanting to clear out everything, to make things feel more simple and fresh. I think it has the most to do with the growing amount of day light. Representing some sort of awakening. At least for me, when the weather starts to become warmer and the sun is out more and more, being inside begins to feel kind of suffocating. What I find really helpful at this time of the year in particular, is to make sure I don’t have too much stuff lying around unused.

 

I finally got around to clearing out my wardrobe this weekend. It’s been a long time coming, let me tell you. I have a really bad habit of not even using my closet but instead putting clothes on straight from the drying rack. And the same clothes keep cycling from there to being used to laundry and back. What it really shows is that the amount of clothes I use compared to the number that I own, is really small.

My life has come to a point where I’ve started to get frustrated and having some sort of anxiety from only the thought of opening my wardrobe. I think it holds such strange energy to it with all the mixed clothing pieces that it makes me unbalanced. It’s something I just want to get away from. So I’m finally taking charge of the situation and clearing it out. With the intention of making it a space that looks and feels like me.

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