Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Courage to be who we are and do what we want to make a life we love. Regardless of our past, our body size and what others say. I am 47 and I officially accept myself, as I am today, take it or leave it. Amen.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Berlin is an amazing city! It´s multi-cultural, lively and a little broken, I immediately felt at home there. The public transport system makes it so, so easy to get around and I loved sightseeing by bus and train, just looking around at all the buildings and people - wondering what life was like while the wall was still up around West Berlin.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tomorrow afternoon my husband and I are flying to

for 3 nights. That means we have tomorrow evening, Friday and Saturday and Sunday until lunch time to explore the streets and sights of this city. I have never been there before and I´m really excited. I´ll post photos when we get back. Auf Wiedersehen!

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Friday, February 07, 2014


I´m learning how to hold on to the good things and let go of the bad.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

This body...

The above quote really resonated with me when I found it today, I never thought of it consciously that way before. 

Monday, February 03, 2014

Where I live people act their age. At 47 that would mean living a conservative, according to the "norm" lifestyle, worrying about the future of our children and whether or not we´ll get a pension and talking a lot to other people about these worries. I am not a typical 47 year old and I didn´t grow up around here so I guess I have a good excuse for being different. I seldom worry about my or my children´s futures, I don´t complain about the weather or other things I can´t change and I don´t have any aches and pains - although "people" told me that my health would start deteriorating after 40. But after today´s Be Your Own Beloved photo prompt "playfulness" I have realised that there is definitely not enough playfulness happening around here. That is going to change as of right now!

Sunday, February 02, 2014


Today is Sunday. I have time. Time to sleep-in, take a bath and put body lotion on. Time to watch a film and knit. Time to cook AND eat. Time to take care of myself. During the week it´s a different story. Early mornings, work, grocery shopping, cooking, house-work, voluntary work. But to a large degree I can choose my working hours and 2 of my sons don´t live at home full-time anymore so I should have more time than I used to. Thinking about "nourishment" today has me focusing even more on some new habits to make life easier and create more TIME FOR ME!

Saturday, February 01, 2014