A new beginning..
I want to start this post with something that I wrote a few weeks ago...

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So much to do. I feel stuck. I have heard of the saying do what you love and I understand the meaning of it like everyone else. For some, it’s easier to actually get to that goal and have their dream come true. I am struggling. But I have a harder time to let it all go and give up. I believe too much in the true meaning of joy in life that millions of people are searching for, including me. I am thankful to have known from an early age what I want to do in my future. But growing up I started second guessing if I could actually make it. That just made my dream more and more faded through time. Right now, my future is a blur. But one thing is crystal clear and it’s that I still know what I love to do. It’s the only thing that hasn't changed the past decade. I have decided to push myself to get somewhere and trust my current journey until I see my path towards my dream again. I won’t give up!
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Since I wrote that, I started being harder to myself. I wrote down a list of what I have to do and noticed that I will have to step out of my comfort zone to make good possibilities happen.

••• GOOD NEWS •••

» Yesterday I went on an interview in one of my absolute favorites shops and they have agreed to let me try out working there! I am equally nervous as I am excited to start doing new things that I’m about to experience.

 

» I have also heard of a secret project that people are working on. I didn’t get enough hints so my brain has gone wild on creative ideas of things they are probably working on^^
#1 hint December ~ That is already a huge month on its own! Plus making this a secret makes it so much more interesting to me.
#2 hint My part ~ If they would want me to be working with them, my part of the project would be something I’m good at of course haha. So maybe it’s photography, illustrations, editing or something like that. Again they wouldn’t exactly say because it’s a secret so I only get to know very little.

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I think that’s the end of the hints I got. Not much ey, but I’m so interested and praying hard that I’ll be part of it!

I had more to say but noticed that I started getting off topic so I may save it for another time.

 

••• PHOTOGRAPHS •••
I photographed these pictures back in April during an event called Hanami at Botaniska Trädgård.

It was a beautiful day for this particular event and it felt very special with all kinds of people just having a wonderful time with friends and family.

16000 people came here to this event which actually became their new record!  

Their previous record was actually also during Hanami where they hit 11000 people.
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H U G S !

 

Hey, missed me?

I like coffee. But not too often and not the strong kind. But love to sit down and have a little chat over coffee. It’s kind of nice, don’t you think? So I was thinking, I should always have a cup of coffee on the side while writing a new blog post but I then realized that I may have actually done just that every time I wrote a post! So I decided to make an illustration of it for my blog. It looks like this! 

I can’t believe that I ended up not blogging for a long while. I can’t remember the reason why I stopped at the time. But recently I updated my twitter bio and wrote “ [...] I do blog posts when I feel like it [...] “ made me realize how true that was. I guess that’s just me. I started blogging for many reasons and it’s not for show. I’ve always wanted my blog to be a place where I can visit myself and feel better. Meaning it’s supposed to be something positive, right?
 

Wrong.

 

My blog isn’t meant for positive things… It’s more than that. I am supposed to be true to myself and let everything out there. Even though others are visiting my blog. I ain’t here to serve but to share. And whoever do visit has a choice of liking it or not. At the end of the day I am only human who goes through good and bad things. And I believe that I am not the only one. It’s time for me to be more honest specially to myself.

 

Things may get more sensitive as it gets more personal. But this blog is my therapy. It’s not a place for anyone to judge how I feel, or what I do with my life. But feel free to comment whatever you wish. Even if it’s negative ~ I’ll take it as your way to express how you feel/think and even accept it.

 

Moving on. I’m gonna blog when I do feel like it. I appreciate the viewers that has been visiting even while I’ve been absent ~ warm hugs for you sweeties!

I’ve recently started making designs for Lizel. I continue whenever we are on the phone together. In the meantime, I’m working on my own things. I don’t think it will take long until my next post but I have already planned a bit for that so I believe it will be really soon. 

 
 
My Craft Smith Planner

For several years I've always wanted a Filofax type of planner and by that, I mean a 6 ring binder planner no matter what brand as long as I'm happy with it. Every year I would watch other people's planners and 90% of them would be this kind of planner. For some reason, I've always wanted to have one and clearly, I've had a while to decide before purchasing my first so I was pretty sure about this new way of planning. Believe it or not, I have never had so much done quicker since I started using this.

Now I ain't saying that everyone should use this because we all work differently. I must add that I envy those who can remember most things just in their heads! But most of us needs a planner to get things done. Some only use technology and it works fine for them. I've tried that and it's not perfectly suited for me. My phone dies and sometimes I miss the alarms for doctor appointments and such. That's a big no-no for me. Writing something down physically works better for me and my phone becomes a plus instead (just in case). But the difference (in my opinion) between a regular planner and a ring binder is that regular ones are limited. Maybe you're a sports type of person and you only want a planner specifically for that or just a regular one where you simply write down what you're supposed to do that day.
A ring binder is more of an unlimited type of planner. You can add whatever you want. Keep track on dates like a regular planner and add dividers for maybe meals, training or exams.

 

I LISTED DOWN ALL THE CONTENTS + A LIST OF WHAT I PURCHASED ALONG WITH MY PLANNER.

My Craft Smith planner isn't completed yet but for now, it contains:
» Regular Calendar where I write down my appointments when to publish a blog post and some post-its (the regular stuff).
» Task pages specifically for future blog posts
» Notes pages where I write down how I edit my photos and my own templates for Instagram and more.
» Regular task pages for random things I have to get done.
» Some notes pages for dayly+monthly+ weekly dues.
» A tiny note in the back for rules on how I organize things.
» Sticky-notes sits in the front pockets
» Important letter/s in the back.

 

» Craft Smith Planner
Secretarial pocket + 3 business card size pockets 1 + regular sized pocket + 1 notes pages pocket + 1 full sized pocket

1 – 6 ring planner + 3 tab dividers + 36 planning sheets

» Craft Smith 12 Month Calendar Pack
I bought this one specifically for the dividers, please don't judge! :)
Monthly and weekly view + 12-month tab divider + 1 acetate tab divider + 84 calendar sheets

 

» burde* Refill Calendar Kit Regent 2017

Bought a refill to replace the weekly sheets from the Craft Smith Calendar pack. This is because it already has the dates filled and I can't trust to do that myself without making a mistake and without knowing about it. It also includes all the national holidays which is important for me.

HERE IS A LINK TO IT

We've finally reached the end of this post! I must say it took me a while to keep this as simple but informative as possible. However, I enjoyed writing this post and I hope you liked it too! Let me know your thoughts in the comments. HUGS!