10 Awesome Facts about Me

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I have always enjoyed reading clickbaity, Buzzfed-esque 10things about me posts! Here is my first attempt (its not gonna be my last, I love the simple, self-centered, trashy high it leaves me with!)

  1. I’m a morning person. If I sleep until 8 am I panic and feel like I’m wasting the day away.  
  2. I used to be a party girl out every weekend. NowI don’t really drink alcohol.
  3. Although I am clownishly clumsy, I have never broken a bone.
  4. My favourite animals are whales. Nothing beats aFriday night watching listening to David Attenborough narrate about these majestic creatures.
  5. I LOVE the ocean. I spent my childhood summers on the beach so I always feel like I’m home when I’m by the ocean.  
  6. I’m a fiddlehead who loves making messes almost as much as I love yelling at my boyfriend to clean them up!
  7. I am incredibly clumsy and am always breaking electronics. My phone has a giant crack in it and I recently stepped on my boyfriend’s Ipad, cracking the glass screen (not sure how much longer I’m gonna have a boyfriend…)
  8. I have been to the Danish Music festival“Roskilde Festival” 7 times in a row.
  9. I used to be prejudiced towards Americans and anything to do with the Unites States. Now I’m moving there to marry an American –Prejudice never gets you anywhere! 
  10. I like working with kids but whenever I see a green, snotty nose I want to puke and crawl into a cave far away from any children.

If you have any fun facts about yourself please share in the comments! It’s always fun to read!

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6 Tips to start your Minimalism Journey

Minimalism
  • There aren’t any hard rules, so you can make your own and be a minimalist in your own way. Start by asking yourself why you want to start this journey. You need to be passionate and curious to get the best start. 
  • Start small. Make a habit to question everything you want to buy. Do you really need it? Or is it an impulsive buy? Leave what you want to buy at the store and come back if you can find a legitimate reason to buy it. Some stores might put the item aside for you while you think.
  • Look at your wardrobe. Clothes and shoes are items that most of us own too many of. A way to start is: make three piles: keeping, maybe keeping and getting rid of. Put everything in the maybe pile in a bag and store it somewhere out of sight. If you miss or need something you can easily retrieve it. If you don’t you can give it to someone whom it will bring more joy to. After a three-month period, try sorting again. You will be surprised how much you can live without. 
  • Change your mindset about sales and online shopping. Commercials and sales are designed in a way to trick our brains into buying something we don’t need. I avoid big retail sales (like Black Friday), and I give anything I buy online serious thought and consideration. Waiting a week is a good practice before ordering something. I know lots of people shop online when they are bored. That’s just a giant money pit! If you find yourself bored with the urge to shop pull up YouTube instead and get some fresh motivation by watching videos on minimalism.
  • If you just can’t control your “shopaholic panic”, go to thrift stores. They are often filled with things few people want to buy and it will take longer to find those unique pieces (thus, giving you much more satisfaction than easily picking something off the rack at H&M). Since this takes longer, your “shopaholic panic” will probably be gone after one store.
  • Adopt the mindset: Quality rather than quantity. Instead of having 10 cheaply made sweaters that will soon be worn out and discolored,  invest in a well-made, durable one from a sustainable company. Having one great sweater you put thought and consideration into buying will give you more satisfaction than 10 pairs of “arhh, they are cheap and go with my pants” sweaters.  😉 

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Why I think you should become a member of the Vegan Club

Veganism

First of all, I would never force veganism on anyone. I only know a few vegans in real life, so the majority of people I’m surrounded by are non-vegans. people agree and/or sympathize with veganism but just don’t feel the need to change yet..

People adopt veganism for different reasons. Some do it for animal rights and welfare, others do it for environmental reasons, and some people just want to adopt a healthier lifestyle. I’m vegan for all those reasons. I can’t bring myself to see animals as products without feelings. But why not just become a vegetarian or pescetarian you may ask?

Well, dairy is what horrifies me the most. For cows to produce milk they have to give birth to a calf. The calf will be taken away from its mother immediately after its birth, just so humans can have its milk. (The calf can stay 24 hours if its organic.(Denmark Rules))

While the horrors of the dairy industry go unabated, our oceans are emptying at a remarkable speed. A study made by the Government of Canada shows that overfishing is damaging the ecosystems. When tuna is harvested, dolphins, whales, and turtles can get caught in fishermen’s nets and be left to die as collateral damage. Thinking of a creature as intelligent as a dolphin dying because of humanity’s insatiable appetite for sushi brings tears to my eyes.  

Every time I’m confronted with climate change I get this hopeless feeling in my stomach.  A study made by the University of Oxford found that committing to a vegan diet you can reduce your carbon footprint by up to 73%. The same study shows that meat and dairy industry is responsible for 60 percent of agricultural greenhouse gasses and studies show cutting out animal products from your diet is far more effective than cutting down flight trips or buying an electric car.

I’m not a doctor, but I have been following the health benefits of eating a vegan diet intensely.

According to a study by the NIH, vegan doctors are using plant-based diets to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes, heart problems, and obesity. Of course what we consume has a huge impact on our body! The health benefits of veganism are abundant and I would encourage anyone to research it on their own (a documentary on Netflix/YouTube called “What the Health” is a great starting point).

I think as 21st century consumers and citizens we have new moral responsibilities and obligations even though most of these arguments aren’t that new or radical. Still, I recognize the challenges that come with making serious lifestyle changes. But just keep in mind that a small change is still change and can eventually grow into something much bigger. So just start small and put yourself on the path towards a more compassionate and stable world and a healthier self. 

  • Study about plant based diet here:
  • Study about climate changes and vegansim here:
  • Study abut overfishing here:

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Minimalism

Minimalism, Personal

I really embraced minimalism when I got together with my boyfriend Jackson last year. He really inspired with the kind of lifestyle he chooses to live. He owns a few essential clothing pieces (one pair of pants, two pairs of shoes, one sweater, three shirts) and his music equipment… that’s it.

I started my minimalism journey by getting rid of most of my clothes. I only kept clothes I loved and felt comfortable wearing. I currently own about 25 pieces of clothing (without underwear and socks). The biggest impact of having a minimal amount of clothing is that I NEVER have the feeling that I have nothing to wear. I know a lot of girls tend to feel that and fill the void by shopping.

Minimalism means a lot less stress. I really used to struggle budgeting at the end of the month due to impulsive “bargain buys”. Now when I see a good buy I think about the product in question waisting away in the corner, having no use and taking up space. I feel like I’m earning money every time I tell myself no.

My favorite thing about minimalism is getting down to the essentials and only owning stuff that has value to you. When de-cluttering I give my clothes to thrift-stores and friends and family since I myself almost exclusively get my clothes and electronics second-hand. It’s my way of not supporting our catastrophic consumer culture that piles on to climate change.  

Minimalism doesn’t really have any hard rules. I only know that it inspires people to travel and search for alternative ways of living. My boyfriend and I are saving up to buy a used small crossover SUV to live the van-life in. We are both after the type of feeling you get when you have a certain kind of freedom in a world of strict constraints. I wanna explore that in the future.

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