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How do you keep keeping it real online? I feel it's easy to get caught up in expressing kinda polished and a bit dull versions of my thoughts and opinions sometimes. So here's three very honest things about me.
1. I have an insane need to be liked by everyone
2. I fear conflicts in pretty much any human relationship
3. I often buy stuff I don't need in papershops.
How do you feel about honesty and being authentic online?
I consider myself a sort of MacGyver of knitwear. Being constantly worried that I might start to freeze any minute I always carry extra sweaters and scarves in my bag when I go out. That way I'm always prepared when I find myself in a cold tricky spot. I shared the pattern for this chunky knitted scarf on my blog, go have a look if you're searching for a cozy knitting project for the dark evenings.
This is the time of year when Xmas decorations are starting to appear around town. Some say it's too early, but I like it. I put a simple red ribbon in my hair as a subtle nudge towards the season to be jolly. Am I the only one to think it's never too early to start with all this Xmas stuff...?
Every time I'm knitting a sweater I get ideas for the next one before I've finished the current project. That has led me to knit A LOT, but without ever really making any long term plans. I wrote a blog post about how I'm applying the same strategy when it comes to goals in life. Link is in bio if you dare to dream small once in a while
Do you know the Japanese tradition of Wabi-sabi? It's the art of finding beauty in imperfections, celebrating cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time and weather leave behind. This horse has lost an ear and some fur but I took it out to celebrate the glory and melancholy of time passing by. We stopped and took a breath of wind at the bridge, just two imperfect creatures (although I still have both my ears left) slowing down and appreciating the muted beauty around us.
Confession time: this cake was not an afternoon snack. Nope, it was my second breakfast. I've always had a thing for sugar, just you know, in reasonable amounts.. like this morning clearly shows! Anyone else enjoying a cake breakfast from time to time? No?... Anyone?... #guiltypleasures
Collecting Autumn and putting it in a jar. I've always been pretty obsessed with colors, it's the first thing I think about when I'm figuring out what to wear, and I can spend endless amounts of time planning different color combos (does that qualify as a hobby?). When everybody wears so much black & grey it's pretty easy to stand out. So to be honest, I'm enjoying feeling kinda special in my new wonderfully pink blouse. Thank you @oddmolly
Today I learned how to fly. Many years ago I was studying dance in Amsterdam and made a solo where I was a penguin who tried to learn how to fly. The attempt failed since penguins can't fly but today I took off! Well, figuratively speaking anyways.
I got featured by Instagram for the second time in one month and can't believe how quickly my account has grown-Hello everybody!
Even though as I'm writing this I'm afraid I'll come off as boasting about my small breakthroughs, but I decided that damn it, I should be able to celebrate the excitement of my victories as much as I feel the impact of my failures.
Anyways, this has been a very happy day and I'm so glad to have found this creative outlet to express my imagination and endless hunger for visual storytelling. Hurray for playfulness!
When I saw that the theme for this weekend's hashtag project was "my everyday", the first word that came to my mind was "fragmented". Thus, a picture of a puzzle. Every day might not be a dance on roses but sometimes the puzzle comes together just right, like today when my sister's helping hand was there to fill in the missing piece #WHPmyeveryday