On early Saturday mornings my dad would always buy the newspaper. When he'd got home, we would all be there on the kitchen table having breakfast. This is when the newspaper was divided. Mum liked the health section. Dad liked the sports section. My sister would go for the regular news. And I always wanted… Continue reading Am I my star sign?
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
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
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”?
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
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
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
I remember when we got our first family mobile phone, which of course was a NOKIA 3310, my dad said "one day, you will be able to do everything with this thing". It will replace the game boy, radio, television, computer, camera. And here we are, at that exact era. I only ever had a… Continue reading What’s on my phone
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?
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!
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
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
NOTE: I mention my job quite often, but I have never explained what I do. So here we go 🙂 "Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living", Dolly Parton sang. We all know the reality is more like "7 till 6" 😉 I have always put my career first. Sometimes it… Continue reading Story behind the design: Overworked Chestnut
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
I love food. I like make a delicious mayo-cheese-tomato sandwich from scratch and take to work. Heck. It's probably the highlight of my day 😉 But, I hate lunch. First, I am probably not a very charming eater. I feel uncomfortable eating in front of someone other than those who know me well. Plus, lunch… Continue reading My type of people
We like to put labels on people. Heck. We even like to label ourselves. That's why do personality quizzes for fun. Go on spiritual journeys to find the inner selves. We put definitions as introvert or extrovert onto our behaviour. Only to be prove that we are "being ourselves". One of the first major labels… Continue reading Put a label on it
*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 ….
During a team building event at work once, we got the assignment to write the names of all our colleagues on a post-it. Below their name, we had to write what we thought was their best quality. I was quite new within the team, so it was a bit difficult to identify someone's personality. Likewise… Continue reading What’s your best quality?
On the first night in our recent trip we were woken up by a couple next door loudly arguing in the middle of the night. There was shouting, crying and smashing things for at least 4 straight hours. I was slightly annoyed because I wanted to sleep. Yet, also curious what possibly had gone so… Continue reading Why do we argue
Back when I was younger, it was popular to do these quizzes where your personality would reflect on a piece of fruit. Everyone always wanted to be the banana. But one friend answered differently: "I'd like to be a Cherry, so I can always have a friend close to me". Isn't that the cutest answer… Continue reading The Cherry close to me
So I have reached a little over 750 followers. Typically, I reach between 35 to 40 likes on a single post. This means that only 5% actually reads and like what they're reading. Even that, doesn't mean much. Yesterday I heard my phone buzzing. Once. Twice. And it kept on going. A certain person has… Continue reading Likes and followers
This morning I got out of bed a bit earlier to avoid traffic jams. I put on some clothes, took my lunchbox and went straight to the car. I turned the key and was ready to drive, but nothing happened! What the... Was it really going to be this kind of Monday ? I tried… Continue reading Automatic Pilot
This is another phrase which give me cramps. Usually the type of people who are saying this are those who go on a backpacking trip through Australia or on a spiritual journey in India to "find themselves". What does that even mean? And how much right of speech do they have to say something like… Continue reading Always be yourself
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
Once I went on business trip with a colleague. I was the newest addition in the team and still felt quite shy to interact with people. This trip was an opportunity to get to know one of them and if that went well, he could help me merge into the group. I am usually good with… Continue reading Feeling that “Click”
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
"Happy New year!", my parents shouted when I called them up 01-01-2018 at 00:02. Happy new ear you mean 😐 Only two weeks ago I was beyond excited for the Christmas trip to Ireland and the remaining days off. I was going get so much done, but at the same time rest and sleep so I… Continue reading Back to reality
As I am sipping my wine and not planning to move for the rest of the evening, I'm reading through all of your New Year's resolutions blogs, I changed my mind. This is the only moment where I will have motivation and time to think about such! I decided to make monthly goals. Each last… Continue reading On second thoughts
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
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
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
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
We're back home after 4 days of strolling around in a city center, eating too much, uncomfortable hotel beds, an early morning flight and spending a total amount of 600 euro. The trip went by faster than thought. "Is it even worth it?", he yawned as we sat down in the tight Ryan Air seats at 7:15 AM.… Continue reading Change of scenery
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
The first time I promised that this wasn't going to happen is when I met a great group people in my first year abroad. We were all interns and felt excited for a new adventure. For half a year we would meet every day after work to cook together, drink tea and go on trips in… Continue reading Out of sight, out of mind
In between all the jolly Christmas songs, there are always a few who stand out in their sadness: Band Aid's "Do they know it's Christmas" sings about the less fortunate countries will never feel the Christmas spirit as we do: But say a prayer and pray for the other ones. At Christmas time it's hard… Continue reading Christmas feelings
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
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
As a child I often complained to my parents why we didn't go holidays every year, why they didn't buy super expensive clothes and why we couldn't afford the actual coca cola brand instead of the cheap artificial one. My parents were from the lower paid class. My dad's an electrician, my mum's a stay… Continue reading The working mum & dad
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
Ah. December. The jolliest time of the year. But also to think how totally crappy the past 11 months were and how the next going to be completely awesome. Boys & girls, time to make a new year's resolution list! Although I don't look back at 2017 as a very happy year, I did succeed in completing my… Continue reading New year’s resolutions
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
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?
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
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
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
Dropping the "L bomb" in a relationship can be quite frightening for some people. I am not sure if this is based on gender, but I was ready to confirm this after only two weeks of dating. Even though it was clear that we loved each other equally, it took him a bit more time.… Continue reading The “I love you” bomb