A new year

Hello hello,

so, as you know, it was my birthday yesterday – I had a nice and quiet day though. I’m not big on the whole b-day-party thing, haven’t been since I was about 10 years old. 

I’m officially 29 now…. Which means I only have 364 days left in my 20’s… A scary though actually.

When I was in my late teens, I always pictured myself married with kids by the time I was 30. Boy did THAT not go as planned.

I’m happy with my life though – but I figured that I’d leave the 20’s behind with a bang!

….. I haven’t really figured out what that ‘bang’ is going to be yet, but I’m thinking about a lot of different things. Doing a 30 by 30 could be possible, but we’ll see.

Anyway, just a small post, letting you know that I survived my b-day – now it’s off to the postoffice. There’s a packet waiting for me containing som Vanish products. I’ve always wanted to try it, and when I got the chance through Buzzador (more on that later), I jumped to it!

Take care 🙂

Fingers crossed….

So… I’ve just sent my application for the next step regarding my education…

It wasn’t all that easy – first off – my computer couldn’t find the drivers for my printer/scanner.. So I had to search the web for some help and I’m proud to say that I managed to get the stuff installed! The I had to convert everything to pdf and finally I have to write a motivated application – not the easiest thing in the world. But I think I did a pretty good job in the end.

Now the waiting begins – I won’t know if I get in until July 30th – 26 days from now! I don’t know how on earth I’ll manage that… But it’s not like I have a choice, right? 😉

In other news: I suck at doing nothing! This whole summerbreak thing is just not me… I’m constantly bored – so bored that I’ve decided on a project: My apartment-makeover, yay!

Yesterday I moved the furniture around in the bedroom – we now have a lot more space, which will come in handy once I get a closet… Now, I know what you’re thinking: ‘how can you live without a closet?!?!’. Well, it’s not easy. All our shoes and clothes are stored in boxes (pretty one I might add) and it’s driving me crazy! But, as a student, money isn’t exactly something I have a lot of, so I’m saving up to buy one (hopefully soon).

Tomorrow it’s all about the kitchen – I need to get stuff organized because it’s driving me nuts! If I get it done, I’ll post some pictures to show off 😉

That’s all for now – I think it’s time to crawl into bed and listen to 50 Shades Darker on Storytel (I’ll give more info on what that is in an upcoming post)

Take care 🙂

Take 2

So… I’m a few day behind on the May challenge – the days just flew by! It’s now May 27th. So I’m going to admit defeat and say that I won’t be able to go through with it.

But that’s a part of life, right? Admitting when something isn’t going to work and just move on instead of trying and trying and pushing yourself. Because that is just going to make you feel miserable and (even more) like a failure.

So I’m moving on! On to bigger and better things 🙂 Well… not sure of better… This past Wednesday I finished school – well, the normal schedule anyway – I’m on my studybreak, yay!

I have my first two exams this week – written exams that is – Danish on Wednesday and English on Thursday. I feel pretty prepared for both. I just need to cram tomorrow on different periods in written litterature – not my fave thing in the world but it’s got to be done right?

After that, I have a little over a week until my next exam – 24 hour exam in Social Studies. I’m not sure of you’re familiar with this concept, so I’ll tell ya: on Sunday June 9th I’ll go to my school and draw my subject. Then I have a little over 24 hours at home to prepare a synopsis and the on the 10th I’ll go back to have the ‘actual’ exam.

I have the same type of exam the 11th – this time in English.

Then, on the 17th I have my oral exam in Danish and on the 25th my final exam psychology and then I’m done! With that school anyway. I’ve applied to go busniess academy to hopefully get my AP degree in marketing management. I won’t find out if I get in until July 30th which sucks but that’s life.

So, that’s a little about my future plans – I’m going to get some bloodtest results in an hours and after that I’ll study a bit before going to work at Randers FC (a soccerclub). I volunteer there as a receptionist on Mondays for a few hours. I also work whenever there’s a homegame in the VIP section and at their Kids Club arranging different events and marketingthings. This is what I want to do with my life and I’ve figured that out while working at Randers FC.

Okay, enough with the chit-chat, I’ve got to get some revising down before my appointment!

I’ll talk to you soon, I promise! 🙂

The things I’m most afraid of

So it’s already day 7… and I have to tell you what I’m most afraid of….

Good question… I’m not afraid of dying myself – but I’m afraid of the people I love dying. I’m afraid of not having them in my life anymore. I know that death is a natural part of life, but the thought of my mom and dad, or sister or brother not being here? That scares me more than anything…

Other than that – well…. I AM a girl… so big-ass spiders, whasps…. those kind of creepy creatures scares the crap out of me!

What are you afraid of?

XOXO – Maria

Uhm… so what is it I do….?

Day 6: “If you couldn’t answer with your job, how would you answer the question, ‘what do you do’?”

I would say that I’m still trying to figure life out. That’s the funny thing: whenever I think I have it aaaall figured out, something knocks me off my feet and I’m left baffled.

But besides that, I’m qualifying to get accepted a businessacademy in the fall – exams are just around the corner, and due to not really having the strength to go to school for the past few weeks, I have a LOT of revising to do… well, I should have started really…. I’ll get right on it!

XOXO – Maria

Day… 1? 1½? ½?

Whenever I’m down, or things are going not well, my apartment seems to suffer from it too. I go into this weird state where everything around me goes way down on my list. This could be cooking, cleaning, laundry…. I just don’t have the energy! And I’m not ashamed to say it either.

And while we’re on the subject – am I the only one who secretly hate those friends who, granted on the outside, seem to have it all together: The house is spotless, they cook amazing, healthy things every night, money is no problem whatsoever…. Grrrrr! And while I smile and listen to their uuuuhhhmaaazing lives and perfect boyfriends, I imagine a teeny tiny devil that’s pouring some sort of icky stuff all over her that smells really bad…. Wow I really sounded like a pissed off teenager there, huh?

Okay, I’m getting off track here. What I think I’m trying to say here is that instead of being jealous of what other people have and how other people live their lives, I should focus on what I can do with MY life.

Step one: tackle that load of dishes that’s been staring angrily at me for a few day… A clean kitchen is a happy kitchen, right? Who knows, maybe I’ll even do the laundry later… I know, I’m SUCH a cleaning-rebel…. rawwwrrrr!

XOXO – Maria

Blog every day in May – My life!

2 posts in one day? I know, it’s crazy!

But I was surfing around the net, and I found this great blog Story Of My Life . Jenni, the blogger has started this little challenge where you have to blog EVERY DAY in May! I though it would be a fun thing to do, so I decided to join in. I’m going to give you the full list, so you’ll know what to expect and right after that, you find the first post 🙂

Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph… no one will be counting your words… probably)
Day 2, Thursday: Educate us on something you know alot about or are good at. Take any approach you’d like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)
Day 3, Friday: Things that make you uncomfortable
Day 4, Saturday: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it
Day 5, Sunday: Publicly profess your love and devotion for one of your blogger friends. What makes them great? Why do you love them? If you don’t have blogger friends, talk about a real-life friend or even a family member
Day 6, Monday: If you couldn’t answer with your job, how would you answer the question, ‘what do you do’?
Day 7, Tuesday: The thing(s) you’re most afraid of
Day 8, Wednesday: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.
Day 9, Thursday: A moment in your day (this can be just a photo or both a photo and words)
Day 10, Friday: Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill.
Day 11, Saturday: Sell yourself in 10 words or less
Day 12, Sunday: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life…)
Day 13, Monday: Issue a public apology. This can be as funny or as serious or as creative as you want it to be.
Day 14, Tuesday: Ten things that make you really happy
Day 15, Wednesday: A Day in the life (include photos from throughout your typical day – this could be “a photo an hour” if you’d like)
Day 16, Thursday: Something difficult about your “lot in life” and how you’re working to overcome it
Day 17, Friday: A favorite photo of yourself and why
Day 18, Saturday: Tell a story from your childhood. Dig deep and try to be descriptive about what you remember and how you felt.
Day 19, Sunday: Five of your favorite blogs and what you love about them
Day 20, Monday: Get real. Share something you’re struggling with right now.
Day 21, Tuesday: A list of links to your favorite posts in your archives
Day 22, Wednesday: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off)
Day 23, Thursday: Things you’ve learned that school won’t teach you
Day 24, Friday: Your top 3 worst traits
Day 25, Saturday: Something someone told you about yourself that you’ll never forget (good or bad)
Day 26, Sunday: Something you read online. Leave a link and discuss, if you’d like.
Day 27, Monday: A letter to your readers
Day 28, Tuesday: Only pictures
Day 29, Wednesday: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post
Day 30, Thursday: React to this term: Letting Go
Day 31, Friday: A vivid memory

My life so far:

So, I was born in 1984, the youngest of 3, older sister (8 years older) and older brother (12 years older).

Lived in our family home until I was 10 when my parents split up. My mom and I moved to her hometown.

Finished school at 16, went to what we here in Denmark called Gymnasium, dropped out 1½ years later. Went to Northern Ireland as an au pair. Came home a year later. Worked different jobs, moved a lot, started school, dropped out. Met a guy when I was 22, left him 5 years later because he wasn’t good for me. He was abusive and there were times where I didn’t see family or friends because they didn’t like him, for very obvious reasons. I tried getting out of it a lot of times, But you have to be strong to do it, and I was when I finally decided to call it quits. The best decision I’ve every made!

In the meantime I’d started and finished something called HG.

Started getting my degree as a socialworker last year – met my current boyfriend in November 2012. He is the best thing that’s happened to me in a long time. Supportive, loving, funny – everything I could ever want and I couldn’t be happier 😉

I’ve since then switched career and will be starting on my degree in Marketing Management this fall 🙂 And that my life so far 😉