Oh my…if only you could see my house now…I´m living in complete chaos! Handymen, tools, piles of dust and stuff all over the place. If my house was a dramaqueen this would be the highlight of the act!
So needless to say, I´ve enjoyed creating these flower images to calm myself down and escape the construction site that my home has turned into.
I´m not complaining…(okay a little bit)…I know everything will be great in the end. In my head I keep repeating the words; “everything has to fall apart, to come together the right way” It´s what keeps me sane these days.
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We are well into December, I´m still without a kitchen and the two storms “Gorm” and “Helga” have visited Denmark in the last week. I haven’t been up North lately, so I´m a bit nervous to go and see if my cottage is okay after the storm. Hopefully I´ll be able to go soon.
Next week the contractor will start working on my new kitchen – starting with the floor. The floor and the kitchen had to go after a major water damage incident. What used to be my kitchen is just an empty room with a hole in the ground. Yep, I´ve been living of microwaved food and take-away and all my kitchen stuff is filling up my living room! Kind of fun to try a new challenge.
Anyway, I´m super excited about starting the Jumpstart2016 challenge tomorrow! Kitchen or no kitchen – storm or no storm; I KNOW this will be so much FUN. Thanks to ALL of you who have signed up (well over 1000 participants!). AMAZING!
This time a year is very important to me. This is the time for me to reflect on the year that has gone. Celebrate all the success I´ve had + learn from my mistakes. I´ll check in with my core values to make sure I´m honoring what´s most important to me. I re-adjust and make new exciting plans for the new year.
To make the right changes, it´s important to acknowledge what´s not good for you. You must face reality and be honest with yourself. This is also a process I´m going through at the moment. I´m talking truth with myself – even though it´s hard and being in denial tend to be more fun…. I wanna see things clearly, so I can make the best decisions for myself and my family.
One new step I´m taking this year to help myself face reality, is going to a health-check-up. My appointment is tomorrow and I´m super nervous about it! Totally out of my comfort-zone. In a two-hour consultation I will be checked from head to toe by one of Europe´s leading health practitioners. He will help me figure out everything about my health + he will tell me what to eat, what not to eat, what vitamins and minerals to take and what else I can do to become super fit. As I said, we must face reality to make the right changes.
My goal for 2016 is to become as healthy as I possible can. I started this living-healthy journey in the beginning of 2015 and though I´ve gotten far I still feel there´s a long way to go. So this will be my primary goal for the new year.
My main business goal for 2016 is to create a Travel & Landscape Photography workshop. I´m not sure yet if it will be a new module in my current Lifestyle Photography Workshop or if it will be a “stand-alone” course. I´ll figure that out as I go.
I´ll also be traveling a great deal during 2016 starting with a trip to Venice in January and then a visit to Paris in February. I can´t wait! I hope to get back with a bunch of great photos.