2013 started with fireworks over Brisbane River. Sitting next to a bunch of people from all over the world, drinking beer and sharing travel stories. Then I got back to Sweden. I turned 27 and realized I was far from where I wanted to be, but not sure where that place actually were or how I was supposed to get there. 2013 was a year that questioned everything. 2014 is going to be one that answers.
It’s Saturday and after a two hour walk (combined with some running) I decided to play around with my new crush. Since people sometimes wonder what I actually do at work, I thought a piechart might be the perfect way to explain it. Pretty much sums it up, right? (Any resemblance to reality is purely coincidental. Sort of.)
Source: bluepueblo.tumblr.com via Sanna on Pinterest If I could have just one super power, there is no doubt what it would be. The power to instantly move myself wherever I want to be. Not that I don’t love all aspects of travelling, which I do, but I just can’t understand how I will find the time for it all. How awesome wouldn’t it be to spend one evening in Paris, the next in Melbourne and the third in Bruges? Oh well, for now I’m just continuing to add places to my must see-board on Pinterest.
The Inbox Monster is a vicious creature who lives in hard working peoples e-mail boxes. He feeds on stress and confusion created by an unmanageable amount of e-mails, which makes him grow. If not stopped in time, he can grow as big as Mount Everest. The tricky thing about The Inbox Monster is that he can sneak up on you. One day you don’t have time to clean your inbox to zero, and before you know it, you have a humongous monster on your hands. A monster that makes you work overtime, forget things you should have done and becoming completely stressed out.
The webshop Ruche has started a new concept that I think we’ll see a lot more of in the future. Every week they will let their Facebook fans join them on shopping trips with their buyers, helping them decide what items Ruche will buy in to the shop. It’s a brilliant and easy way to build a real connection with their customers, and at the same time make sure what you buy in is really what the people want. I’m fascinated by the fashion industry and their way to adapt new ways of thinking. First came the fashion bloggers, then the brands and shops started to get in to social media, and now they start to really connect to their customers in ways few other types of business has the curage to. Is it because the target group, younger women, are more social and emotionally engaged in what they buy?…
Right now I was supposed to be at a great christmas party, but since I’m stuck with the worst cold ever and can’t stop caughing, it’s just me and couch tonight. On the plus side, I now have time to catch up on some blogs! Via It’s Nice That I found something that managed to cheer me up. The Whistler Film Festival is a festival that does not show the usual Hollywood movies, so Dare Vancouver created a campaign that is just awesome. The first one is my personal favorite, but the others are great as well! Gangster » Princess » Packing up »
I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited. – Sylvia Plath A quote I can relate to, by one of my favorite authors. And if you haven’t read The Bell Jar yet, you really should. Sylvia Plath is a master of catching the human mind.