When did you start eating vegan, and why?
-I became vegan for around two years ago and went straight into it. In that moment when I realized all it’s benefits there were no doubt about it. Veganism is one of the most effective choices a person can make to reduce the suffering of animals, help the planet and improve personal health. If it’s possible to live a life with delicious food, better health and avoid damages, why wouldn’t we? It’s an integral component of a true cruelty-free lifestyle. I am vegan because I care and my body will not be a tomb for other creatures. I love eating mindfully at the same time as I am kind to every kind.
What’s your goals for 2019?
-2018 was a great year for me, it brought improvement in both my athlete career but also in myself. I learnt to embrace my changes and not to fear. But I hope that 2019 will bring just as much. In this new year I hope to surround myself with people I love, bring good energy and laugh often. To make people smile and feel appreciated. Create good karma and good vibes. To dream big and have self-love. I want to accept that ups and downs are a part of life, I want to feed myself power, to welcome my weaknesses and don’t care about what anyone else thinks. Exhale the bullshit and answer it with a smile. I want to accept my fears, and then kick ass out of them.
What do you think is cool?
-I think it’s cool to be soft, to be kind and to care in the same time as you are strong and powerful. It’s cool to be the one who says “thank you”, to be nice to strangers and admitting when you are wrong. It’s cool to stick out and to be different, your uniqueness is your magic.
Do you have any favorite quote? And what does that quote mean to you?
-One of my favorite quotes is “you are your first and last audience, do it for you”. It reminds me to reflect over why I am doing something. Am I doing it for me or anyone else? What kind of person do I want to be? To make this my brightest moment and to always be in the mood to shine. To put love at the foundation of every thought and act in life and let my heart do the thinking. Because what you will end up with are simply all your own feelings and emotions.
What are your hobbies?
-My main hobby is my career as an athlete and a rower. The biggest part of my focus is put into my training. Though I also prefer to spend time being creative with the camera, creating memories together with my friends and travel. I want to make a footprint and a great one. People always remember how you made them feel, and I wanna make them feel good. To leave a mark that spreads smiles, love and inspiration in every state of mind.