January. As we all know, this month is probably everyone’s least favorite time of the year (except maybe for those who live slightly below the equator?). Anyway, even though things haven’t been that eventful lately, there’s still a handful that I’ve found a bit exciting.
To begin with, I spent an afternoon with Nora at my favorite little coffee bar, Number 6. It’s one of those small, hole in the wall type of places, with just the amount of chairs to make you feel a little extra special.
Nora and I know each other from back home in Gothenburg and now she just happens to live 3 minutes away from my place here in Malmö. She studies arkeology, likes indoor climbing, playing boule and buying high quality expensive clothing, and she’s just the type of person who’s impossible not to love.
Number 6 has great coffee, but for those like me who have stopped drinking coffee, they also have some really yummy teas.
Have been all bundled up in cosy knits, trying to stay warm in this freezing January weather. Although you can’t see it much on this photos, my skin has been getting really dry and pale, my hair is all frizzy and the dark circles under my eyes are more visible than ever. Can’t wait for that renowned ‘healthy summer glow’ to return to my face.
My dad came over from England to spend the weekend with me and my sister. It was one of those bright and sunny winter days, so we went to the seaside and spent the day walking along the snowy sand beaches.
Bought some new things for painting and have been trying out different color palettes. It can really be such a relief to paint when you have a lot of emotions that need to come out. At least if you let go of the pressure that it needs to look good, and just go with whatever comes to you.
Found this image that Stefan shot this summer, from when I was sunbathing at the Swedish archipelago. I’m really hoping that all women soon will be able to be topless without being judged or stared at. Whether it is by the sea, or anywhere else for that matter.
Boobs are great and they should not be something to feel ashamed of.
Dad brought me this brilliant little vegetarian cookbook which contains some really nice and interesting recipes. And as a plus, the photographs and the layout has a really nice and simple look.
What else? Besides working at Mango, I’ve been trying to keep my days quite calm and simple with some proper routines.
Firstly, I’m on a mission to become physically stronger this year so I’ve been working out as much as possible, doing yoga, aerobics and full body workouts. It’s really hard to stay motivated and most of the time I just want to stay in bed with ice cream and movies. But I know that it’s highly necessary for me to stay active if I want to avoid winter depression and anxiety.
And it would also be nice to be able to kick someones ass if needed.
Other good things lately:
– Going to the cinema and watching the new Star Wars movie!! Absolutely loved it and can’t wait to see the next one.
– Reading about Ayurveda and watching interesting documentaries.
– Cooking lots of vegan food at home with things like quinoa, tofu, chickpeas and ridiculous amounts of good veggies.
– Listening to Susanne Sundfor’s live performance of Wild Heart, and playing Waves by Pepa Knight on repeat.
Since I’m very much the restless and indecisive type, I will soon be making some new changes in my life again. But we’ll get to that later.