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Communication is a two way street

I have been told I am quiet person. Too quiet. Too invisible. I've been advised to do more small talk at work. " You don't have to plan a meeting if you want to discuss something". In fact, someone advised to book time in my calendar to make small talk with colleagues. "If you don't have… Continue reading Communication is a two way street

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Talents

Back in 2017 when I was very unhappy in my previous job, I saw this amazing job opportunity out of the sudden. Everything I was good at and felt motivated for: Training. Wind Power. International. Danish company. Hubba Hubba. I wrote the perfect CV and application letter and waited patiently for a confirmation for a… Continue reading Talents

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Do you have “a system”?

I always pictured myself as a sophisticated adult woman. On my way to work, I'd quickly grab a newspaper before stepping into a subway, wearing a fancy trench coat and functional, yet trendy laptop bag. I'd never have a bad hair day, a pinching bra or not my color foundation. The reality is slight more… Continue reading Do you have “a system”?

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V-day

Valentines day, 2013. I was a loner-loser who couldn't even get pass 1 freaking date. At that point I already lowered my standards to "it's OK that he doesn't have a job, does have a huge dept and all he does is gaming". I desperately wanted that special person in my life. My neighbor, who… Continue reading V-day

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The biggest lie I tell myself

When people ask me I like honesty, I'd  immediately say YES!! Sometimes it might be the limit of rudeness, but at least it's honest. I can handle any criticism. I can work on criticism. Honesty is good. I had earlier send an email to a friend which the proud announcement of my Emotion Doodles webshop.… Continue reading The biggest lie I tell myself

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Clothes

I like new stuff, but I hate shopping. I hated it as a child too. I was larger than most kids my age so the sales lady would also drag me to a more adult size section. It was embarrassing, time consuming and energy wasting. If the miracle appeared that I actually found something which… Continue reading Clothes

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Do you feel embarrassed of your music taste?

The colleague sitting next to my office at work likes to play his music quite loudly throughout the building. Usually this would annoy me, but it doesn't. "Hey, I have brought a new CD", he told me the other day, "but I'm not sure if you will like it". Hell yeah! I love Johnny Cash!… Continue reading Do you feel embarrassed of your music taste?

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Exciting!

Today we got the nicest surprise in the mail! The hoodies I ordered from my webshop are here! I am happy about the quality of the picture, but the hoodie itself is just wonderful and comfy! It's not too thick, so it's not like you won't fit in your coat anymore 😉 There is really… Continue reading Exciting!

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Focusing on the bigger picture

Being the newest addition to a work place is never easy. Especially if you're young, shy and not from the same area as they are. Sometimes you might get forgotten. That happened yesterday to me. Usually once a month the "Management Team" is invited for a whole day meeting and dinner the evening before. For… Continue reading Focusing on the bigger picture

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I’m 13 and I know a lot more than you think

Do you have a role model? Your parents, Bill gates, the "business woman of the year"? If you ask teenage girls, there is a high chance they'd refer to an artist. They make funky music, hair is always on fleek and they wear the perfect clothes to show their "perfect" body. Recently I involved myself… Continue reading I’m 13 and I know a lot more than you think

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Monthly review

Well, well, well, what do you know, January is actually coming to an end! The festive holidays seem like ages back. People are talking about first signs of spring. And we might have forgotten about our New Year's Resolutions? 😉 I made monthly goals, just by the end of 2017. And as promise, I am… Continue reading Monthly review

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What doesn’t kill you, makes you ….

*Old post which I had deleted. WHY? 😉 * Stronger? Do you actually believe that? Have you actually experienced it? Or do we all just think this is true because it's a common saying? Because Kelly Clarkson sang about it? Because we are supposed to be robots and showing any vulnerability is a bad thing?… Continue reading What doesn’t kill you, makes you ….

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Confrontation

In my early 20's I befriended a 10 year older Polish lady. She had a classy clothing style. Walked around in high heels to expand her long legs. Had beautiful long, blonde hair. And applied just the right amount of make up. Plus, she was extremely funny and intelligent too. We didn't see like the type of people who would… Continue reading Confrontation

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Teenage years

It's said that the first few years of your life shape you. But equally important, are the teenage years. My parents never informed me much about all the things that were going to change and were expected from a young adult, physically and mentally. Maybe because it was an awkward topic. Maybe because it was too… Continue reading Teenage years

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How 2017 looked on social media

Time to get sentimental! I browsed through the pictures taken this year.   By the looks of it, you wouldn't think that 2017 has been anything but wonderful. A trip to Vienna, just before Christmas 2016. A trip to gorgeous Rome. Sunny Greece. 3 weeks of round trip in breathtaking Canada. Jolly Dublin. Several weekends… Continue reading How 2017 looked on social media

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Gym

Just one before 2017 ends, I signed up for a gym membership - hurray me 😉 I'm not new with gyms. I know how they work. I know that it's going to be tough the first few months. I know you I will lack motivation after the first few months. And I'm well aware that… Continue reading Gym

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Things I wish were like at my parent’s home

Sometimes I think "Oops, I am becoming like my mum". Not that it's a bad thing, but as a child I have always looked with a critical eye to how my parents arranged things. Things I would definitely do differently once I had my own home. (As if) Now that me and the boyfriend do have my own… Continue reading Things I wish were like at my parent’s home

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How Christmas helped me choose my education

Warning: This post may contain nerdy topics 😉 17 December, 2002. I was 12 years old when I was allowed to help decorating the Christmas tree for the first time. We put  the ornaments in the tree while my dad quickly went to the store to get Christmas lights.  It's never a good idea to put… Continue reading How Christmas helped me choose my education

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“Shit” people say

I cringe at motivational / inspirational quotes. Usually they are printed on a sunset background. Like you're going to achieve anything after sunset except for finally picking a series to watch on Netflix. My "most favorite one": You can achieve anything you want. W R O N G. In case you haven't seen "Little Miss… Continue reading “Shit” people say

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Change

They say the first few years of your life are the foundation of a child's (mental) health, developments, achievements, happiness and anything life has to offer. The first 5 years of my life I have moved 4 countries and 3 cities in the last country. Needles to say, my childhood evolved around "change". When I started high… Continue reading Change

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The “weaker” gender

I was watching Project Runway the other day. A competition which allows fashion designers to create clothing for something they think a modern woman would like to wear. At one point, 4 girls and 3 guys remained. Remarkable was the fact that the guys designed  beautiful ball gowns all made of chiffon and satin. Meanwhile the girls played… Continue reading The “weaker” gender

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Whatever you do, you’re doing it wrong

The other week it was "my time of the month". All ladies will know that this is never a convenient period and I definitely don't cope with it very well. A colleague noticed I looked a bit off. "I can see your not doing well, don't come near me, I don't want to get ill", he said.… Continue reading Whatever you do, you’re doing it wrong

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Being desperate

Someone told me the other that I come across as "desperate" because I answer emails/messages almost immediately. "It seems like you have nothing to do and quite frankly, you seem a bit too desperate to finding ways to interact with people". First of all, I really want to thank people who have so little brain… Continue reading Being desperate

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Does being an expert make you a good teacher?

Right after my education of Electrical Engineering, I got to work for a Technical Training department. My colleagues both created courses and taught them in a class full of students. "Are you comfortable with teaching", was one of the first questions. I wasn't. Doing a presentation at school was one of my worst nightmares. My… Continue reading Does being an expert make you a good teacher?

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Why do woman feel the constant need to prove themselves

The women I have met within the male domination environment I am working with, have hardly ever been those with a technical background. To be fair, I have always been the only one in between Personal Assistance, Admin care-takers or what ever fancy title they have come up with over the years. I will be… Continue reading Why do woman feel the constant need to prove themselves

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Bullying

The main reason why I hated school was because of this one subjects: "Physical Education". For 3 hours in a week I got the chance to embarrass myself during basketball, high jumping or acrobatics. I was not good at this, had no intention to be  and didn't understand how this was going to make me… Continue reading Bullying

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I’d rather be shy

Sometimes someone tells you something which you will never forget. The title of this post marks that " something" for me. The nature of my character is more towards introvert, reserved and modest. However, for a short period of time in my life I became an "attention seeker". I just started living on my own and after… Continue reading I’d rather be shy