me too

personal,25 October 2017

Thank you Alyssa Milano for starting this super important movement #metoo. I have so many opinions, feelings and personal experiences about this subject, but I’m going to choose silence this time. Not because I think silence is a good option when it comes to this subject, rather the opposite, but simply because I’m not ready. Also, I find it difficult to put my feelings, opinions and thoughts into words. I choose to share my own thoughts and experiences with my near and dear ones, but I’m so proud of everyone brave enough to speak up publicly. Sexual harassment is never ok. A yes is what should be required, not a no. Sexual harassment is unacceptable both from men and women and everything in between, so let’s remember this has nothing to do with man hate. It’s a problem we need to understand and see the width of no matter who and to what extent it has touched. Only knowing that we are not alone is important when dealing with feelings like shame and fear.

All I want to say is bravo to you who dear to speak up for all of us who only dear to say me too. However, that is enough too.


Let there be indulgence

personal,3 January 2017

Happy New year! This week is the week when everyone starts dieting, exercising and take their first step towards becoming a somewhat improved version of themselves. It’s a good thing I guess. As long as we do it for ourselves only. Not to make it look good on paper. This year I’m saying f**k it to new year resolutions and instead I’m gonna put my focus on making this year as good and most importantly as enjoyable as possible. Let this year be full of indulgence! If that so means eating even more chocolate, staying up too late or working less, let it be so. Being busy, stressing and getting as much as possible done doesn’t impress me. Although, it seems to be a trend not to have any time for leisure. This year leisure will be my main focus because I’ve realized my time at home with the kids will soon be over. However, I’ve promised myself to only do what I love, no matter if it’s work or free time. Life offers too many amazing opportunities for us to continue in patterns and a lifestyle that doesn’t make us happy. What’s your goal for 2017?

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