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The weather was beautiful...

Today, Alex and I went for a walk around Hjälsta. We walked around the church and back. The weather was beautiful, brisk and sunny. When we got back it actually started to snow, a lot! Most of it did not stay on the ground but some of it did! It is starting to look a lot like Christmas!

Amanda Maria.

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A review...

The book "Vem bryr sig?" by Therése Lindgren (2017) has been one of my most anticipated books of the year. I loved her last book and I had high expectations towards this book because of it being about the vegan life-style together with help to become one.

This book what the one thing I needed to continue with eating the way I have the past month. The way she explains how and what happens to the animals makes my heart shatter for every chapter. I never wanted the stop reading because of everything I learned. I was disgusted yet I wanted to know more.

Therése gives some advice how to become vegan/vegetarian and as for someone that tires to become one, it helped a lot. I will definitely use the advices for the rest of my journey to becoming a vegetarian or vegan.

Vem bryr sig captured me at the bringing and did not let me go when the book end. I will have this book in my mind every time I see milk, meat and chicken.

"Jag avslutade min förra bok med orden 'Ta hand om dig'. Låt oss nu ta hand om varandra - människor som djur" - Therése Lindgren (Vem bryr sig?)

Amanda Maria.

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Something that is very present in my life...

Something that I never have thought would happen, happened. My doctor said that I needed two weeks away from work. She wrote for me to have a "sick-leave" for two weeks starting yesterday. It is because of me being so tired all the time and somewhat depressed -- something that makes me anxious and stressed.

I really feel blessed for having two weeks to try to make myself better but I do not know what to do. I know that I have been trying to do more than I probably would not be able to do. I have wanted my panic, stress and anxiety to disappear so badly. I thought that if I would ignore it -- it would disappear. But alas, it raced up with me and now I have to take some days off.

I think that it is so sad that young people around my age gets anxiety and panic very easy. And that other people really do not understand. I have been blessed that Alex has always been by my side as I tried to understand the feeling and trying to get help. But other people near my do not understand at all. And it feels so wrong as they judge me. But I do know that it will be good for me and that I just need things to do.

I have no "real" interests, and everybody says that I have to do things these two weeks so that I do not sit on my bum the whole time. I get it, and I do not want to sit and wait until the leave comes to an end but what do I do? I only get more stressed when I think about it. The only interest that I have is this blog, and I think that I really will try to step up my game during these weeks.

Amanda Maria.

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Fun and calming...






Today, Alex and I went for a walk around Hjälstaviken as it is about 10 minutes from our house.

It was very brisk and very much wind. Despite that, it was so much fun and calming to just walk around. I am going to miss the countryside when we move in about two months (!!).

Amanda Maria.

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Curly...

(sorry for bad quality)

I have now come home from a day at the hairdresser. And I decided that I wanted to perm my hair -- I really like it! It looks very natural and makes my hair so much pouffier than before. It was so stale and stuck to my face. I am so happy with the result! Better pictures will come soon!

Amanda Maria.

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Our first car!

Alex and I have gone to Västervik to get his late grandfathers old car. It is a Skoda somethin-somethin' and we drove for 4 hours with it back and we both really like it! It is manual so I have to go for a few test rounds before driving it probably (I have not driven manual in two years). I am very excited about owning this car together with Alex. It is our first "real" car.

Amanda Maria.

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A little field-trip...

I just got home from a cosy field-trip with Alex to Naturhistoriska in Stockholm. It was quite difficult for us to get there because Siri never told us the right direction haha! We saw the same place three times when we tried to understand where to go. We went there when they opened and we walked around to see everything. It was so cosy to walk there and just look at everything. It was a trip to the past because of me going there as a child during school.

Amanda Maria.

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Celebrating 2 years in Stockholm...

Hyea! It has been a while. I have not been on here in what feels like forever. I have missed writing here -- but I have not had anything to write about. But now, finally, I have something to update you about.

Alex and I went to Stockholm on the 28th to stay the night at Scandic Continental. We had an amazing view from out room and everything was so close to us. We went to Exit Games and had the "Mission Undercover" room. We had so much fun and we actually made it with 6 minutes to spare! We ate at Jensens Bofhus, the food was amazing as usual and it was so nice to sit down and talk about anything and everything. We talked a lot about the move, and how to decorate it.

It was so nice to spend the day there. It was a little get-away from everything -- school, work and responsibility.

Amanda Maria.

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Some things I like...

Entertainment has a very big part of my life. With entertainment, you can escape reality for a while and dive into a book, game or movie. I always try to read a book. I want to try to watch movies and I like to dive into a game once in a while. I have watched, read and played some things that I really have liked for a while and I wanted to share them with you.

Okja is an amazing movie. The way it was directed was amazing, you felt a part of the movie. I have not cried that much in a movie before -- I cried when the movie was over, it made such a impact on me. That industry is awful. I could not recommend this movie enough. It made my heart break apart in so many ways.

Animal Crossing New Leaf is a very fun and calm game. You can just pick it up and play for the sake of it. It is very cute and calming. You cannot feel stressed while playing this game.

Dream House by Marzia Bisognin is a very spooky book. It is not a horror, it has a creepy feeling throughout the book. The ending was very surprising yet pleasing. Of course, some things was expected but some were very surprising. It was perfect for me this autumn.

I really like to share things like this because of the was they make me feel. All of these things have made me feel some way, like sad, calm or scared.

Amanda Maria.

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Let's have a catch up!

It has been almost a week since I have written anything and I miss it! I have worked and when I have been home, I have written on my report for my course. And to be honest, I have not had much to write about. But now, it is the weekend and I wanted to post something!

School.

Let's talk about school. I am almost done, my last, and only, test will be on Thursday. I have taken some days off from work to have my full attention towards the course. It is very interesting to read about so I think that it is fun!

Dairy-free.

Alex and I will try to live without dairy! We have just bought our first Oatly "milk" and it tastes very unique. I have wanted for such a long time to stop drinking and "eat" dairy. So I am very happy to start doing it, finally. I also want to ear vegan or vegetarian food more than meat. I feel so guilty eating meat, my goal is to be a 100% vegan, but I do not know if I could do it.

Moving.

This is where Alex and I will live next year! We have asked our parents to help us move and it went successful. I am so happy about moving. I cannot wait for the new year to come!

Christmas.

(way too excited for Christmas)

I have nagged Alex so much about the Marzia's jewelry collection for Christmas. I cannot express how much I love the design she made. I love her designs and drawings, I want all of her posters for the new house so I can scatter them around the our small home.

I have also started buying Christmas presents (for Alex) and I am so pleased with the two things that I have bought at the moment. Of course I cannot share what they are but both of the presents are perfect for him!

That was the small catch up I had for you! What have you been up to this week? Please, tell me!

​Amanda Maria.

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