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Oops, I’m late!

Well it’s not that I didn’t have time to write for this blog… it’s more that it kept bouncing in my head and I kept doing other things.

Yesterday (that’s Saturday January 5th) I attended an introduction climbing course and had a total blast!
Yes it was also scary, but really cool and I plan on climbing more often.

Anyway, the climbing course also left me tired and in pain. Particularly the muscle soreness I’m feeling now. Lifting anything hurts, and walking is tiresome. So I have mostly just been sitting around watching movies and reading.

I’ve also been thinking about sewing. Last week I did a small sewing experiment, which was mostly frustrating, but I learned a lot, including what I was doing wrong.
Coming week I plan to finally finish the pattern I had in my head and start work on my first plush toy.

(I’m sure in the future this blog will go somewhere more interesting, I’m sorry I keep having such low inspiration for what to write here)


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Posted by on January 6, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Old Year’s demotivation

Christmas has come and gone and now it’s counting down to the New Year. I realized a strange phenomenon with myself.

I have a big case of “Old Year’s demotivation”.
I would define it as not feeling like moving forward, I will just “start over” in the new year.

The cure of course is “doing it anyway”. I’ve made some progress, or rather I received a Christmas gift from my parents!
That is, a box for storing my sewing supplies! I slightly changed its original idea and pulled out the trays with little containers and putting those in a drawer of my sewing dresser and stuffing the box with left over fabric.

So now my sewing stuff is all organized, I just need to start making patterns and start sewing! My goal is to make at least four plush toys in 2013. So one every three months.

In terms of fitness I signed up for an introductory climbing course! It’ll be held on the 5th of January, so next week. I’m very excited about this! Yes I’m also a bit scared, but I feel this is a great opportunity to work through my fear and to push and experience what I’m capable of when turning my back on fear and “doing it anyway”.

I have a feeling 2013 is going to be a great year, but that it wouldn’t be possible without the work I did this year. All valleys aside, I think I’ve seen some pretty great mountains past year!

How was your 2012? Any big plans for 2013? Share your story in the comments below!


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Posted by on December 30, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Updates, trying to keep this blog alive!

I’ve been neglecting this blog again. Maybe it’s just because I haven’t had any material to write about, maybe I’ve just been lazy. I should probably commit to writing up a weekly post, even if it’s just to say that I have nothing to say.

Right now I’m doing another Six Week Challenge over on the Nerd Fitness Forums. It basically means setting 4 goals and working toward achieving them in six weeks. One of my goals is to get to 10 kilo dumbbells with the exercises bench press and bent over rows. Yes that means 10 kilo per hand.

Yesterday I did both exercises with 6 kilo dumbbells for the first time. That means moving up from the 4 kilo ones I had used. It was heavy to get my 5 repetitions goal, but I did it. Pretty proud of it, so sharing it here.

As far as my passion is concerned? I can say there hasn’t been any development. I have a sewing project in mind, but I need fabric for that. The fabric market closest to me is only opened on Saturday morning. I’ve meant to make time and visit it.

I’ve put some sewing related wishes on my Christmas wish list. I think sewing is something I want to try to get into more, see where that ends up.

At the same time I completely gave up on drawing. I don’t have the talent, skills and patience for it. I need to be careful not to spread myself too thin and wanting to do everything. That’s why I’ve decided to trade drawing for sewing.

To add, I’ve also picked up fiction writing again! You can find out all about that over on my writing blog!

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Posted by on November 15, 2012 in Uncategorized


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New focus, new plans, new life?

As you all were probably aware of, I’ve been gone. Let me give you a quick update!

I mentioned the Whole30 challenge in my previous official post. Guess what? I’ve started the official Whole30 challenge on August 6th! Today marks my half way point. Today is day 15. I’ve followed the rules 100% and it’s quite an experience so far! I will give you the final results at the end.

I may have stumbled on a passion too. For an upcoming convention I wanted to go in costume. So my friends helped me, by teaching me to sew and etcetera. Turns out, I’m really liking this and seem to have some natural insight. I’ll definitely be developing this! Yesterday I had also a lot of help from my grandma, and she was really pleased with my interest I guess.

I guess a lesson I’m pulling from this:

Passion can be hiding in an unexpected corner. Don’t always try to search for it. Sometimes it will come to you naturally.

Hope you all have a great week!!

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Posted by on August 20, 2012 in Uncategorized


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