Tuesday, April 29

Taking Stock

Making: photography stuff such as albums, disks and stationary for my new business.
Cooking: from the bottom with hubs. And of course I'm just the helper.
Drinking: loads of coffee at work and homemade lemonade in the sun.
Wanting: to travel to an unknown destination with a beach, sun and palm trees.
Looking: at my fingers as I type these words. I can actually write without looking as well.
Playing: a new game on my phone called Hay Day, I'm obsessed he says.
Wasting: time while playing games and going through my old archives here at the blog.
Wishing: to go away for a vacation this summer.
Enjoying: editing and finalizing photography projects for my new clients.
Waiting: for the bus every morning before work, I get sick of it sometimes.
Liking: the sunny weather in Oslo in April, almost like summer, it's unbeliveable.
Loving: the new flowers we have in our balcony, i'll share, they are the i in spring.
Hoping: hubs finds a job soon. He has been so ready for this, but nothing.
Needing: a vacation.
Wearing: your basic blue jeans and light springy blouses.
Following: everything I've been dreaming about with this photography business of mine.
Noticing: that I've been getting a little chubby around my waist lately.
Thinking: about getting more physically active then I am.
Feeling: ready to live.

Original post found here.

Sunday, April 27

26 On The 26th

Happy Birthday to me!
Turning 26 years old on the 26th of April makes this coming year my golden year. Happy golden birthday to me.

He made me this delicious birthday cake. I love him. 
They surprised me with their company and the bright colored roses. I love them. 

All in all, it was a good day and I was reminded to appreciate life one more time. I try to do that as much as possible, but sometimes I forget, with the daily life rush. I appreciate my family, friends and those I interact with in life. Sometimes just a little birthday greet on the social media is enough for me to send good thoughts your way. I bought a lottery coupon today and played, but not sure if I won yet. Maybe luck will be with me this year and my wishes will come true. Maybe it wont. I'm fine either way. 


Friday, April 18

Try To Forge A Healthy Relationship

As a child you don't pay attention to the dysfunctional patterns in your family, relatives who gossip and hold grudges or why no one ever invites you over. A child needs to grow up feeling good about themselves and the family relationships. Later on in life, you grow up and become more aware of those things. The most devastating moment is when you realize that family members and relatives don't understand your way of thinking.

You try to be as honest, respectful and kind as possible, but somehow the other person misunderstands you and it all becomes a giant mess. You feel left out of the crowd and the conversations. No one includes you. The funny part is that those same people suddenly forget about their own past, when you or someone in your family helped them and open up their arms and homes. Those family members and relatives judges your decisions in life and talk bad about you. You start to make changes in yourself by making a list of your behavior and what you can to do change the situation. But then you realize that you don't have the power to make others change. And although you've found the reason in you that caused the awkwardness between the family relatives and you, you know that they will never be able to do the same.

Those people will most likely continue to avoid you because to them there is nothing special going on. They don't even know you, who you are, what you stand for. A miscommunication problem that can lead to a big gap between you and that relative. You want to ask them why you're all strangers who share the same last name.

"Unfortunately, some family members are so psychotic that no matter how hard you try to forge a healthy relationship, nothing will help. Now that you're an adult, take refuge in the fact that some things are beyond your control. You owe it to yourself to steer clear of people who are harmful to your health."