A capital that doesn’t feel like a capital.

When I was in Sweden I went to Denmark one day with a small group of people from university. We went there with two lecturers who know the city very well and who could show us a lot of places. They could tell us some historical facts about them as well. From Kristianstad in Sweden it is only about one hour with the train to get there. I was really excited to cross the Øresund Bridge to Denmark. It’s a very special bridge that is half under the water and it separates Denmark from Sweden.

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Staying positive can be hard sometimes.

I just got another refusal for a job I applied for so I start to get a little frustrated. I know I shouldn’t because this doesn’t make anything better and I should stay motivated. But this was a job I really wanted to do so it’s easier said than done. I even called them to get a feedback and to ask if there really is no change to get an invitation for an interview because I told myself not to give up that easily anymore. (Edit: Ok, they refused me because they need someone right now and not in a few months.. somehow this is even more frustrating.)

I’m writing my bachelor thesis at the moment and will be finished with my studies in about 3 months so I already start to apply for jobs. It’s a little difficult with what I’ve studied though because I don’t really know what to apply for. So I just apply for any job that sounds interesting to me and which I think I’m able to do with my qualifications. I think you have to be flexible anyway nowadays.

If I could I would just go travelling after finishing my bachelor thesis but it’s hard if you don’t have any money saved. I’d also love to be self-employed but it’s not that easy to start out of nothing so I’d like to have a job firstand then to try to come up with something besides.

I know this is quite a negative blog post and that people probably want to read about happy things rather but I just had to write it to let off steam. 😉 Maybe any of you went through a similar situation? Or well.. of course there are people who experienced similar situations. I’d be happy to read about your experiences, tipps on how to stay positive, how you found a job you love etc. 🙂

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Jag talar lite Svenska.

Yes, I talk a little Swedish but it’s really just a tiny bit. I went to Sweden for 5 months last year for a semester abroad (with Erasmus programme) and there I also had a Swedish course at university. It’s sad you unlearn languages if you don’t use them regularly.

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So, Sweden.. I really love this country. I’d never been there before but I was always fascinated by the Northern countries. I wasn’t too far North though. My university was in Kristianstad and that’s also where I lived. Kristianstad is a cute little town. I stayed in a hostel for students and shared a room with a French girl. And it really was just a big room with a small kitchen corner and a tiny bathroom. So there was no privacy because we didn’t even have separate rooms to sleep. I never thought I could stand something like this for a long time ‚cause I’m a person that needs a lot of alone time but you can accustom to anything if there’s no other option. 😉 I just couldn’t afford another accomodation because Sweden is very expensive.Weiterlesen »

How to start running and stay motivated.

They say money can’t buy happiness but it can buy running shoes and that’s kind of the same thing.

I’ve been running for almost 4 years now and I normally run about 3-4 times a week, sometimes less, sometimes more. I usually run between 8-10km (~10km/h). I just wanted to share some tips with you because I know how hard it can be to motivate yourself. I also want to point out that I’m not the fittest, most motivated, positive thinking,.. person around and that I was super unsporty when I started.. So if I can do it, anyone can. 😀

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No formaggio, please.

Finally a more current travel report..

In April this year I went to Sicily with my boyfriend for a few days – my first vegan vacation!
I was a little worried about getting vegan food there but it was absolutely no problem. In Italy you can always eat pasta with vegetable sauce, pizza without cheese, antipasti,.. You just have to make it clear to the waiters which can be a little tricky if you’re not talking any Italien, like me. So I just always said „no formaggio, no formaggio“ and made funny gestures. 😀 So it really was no problem.

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Why vegan?

„Be the change you want to see in the world.“ – Mahatma Gandhi

That’s why. I used to think that one single person doesn’t make a difference but I completely changed my way of thinking.

I’ve known for years that something went completely wrong in our world today. I knew about the suffering of the animals. I’ve never been someone who said „if you buy organic animal products it’s ok, it comes from happy animals“. I kept on eating everything anway because I was really good in suppressing these things (like so many people are..).

I even admired vegans but I said „I think it’s great but I could never do it myself“. Well, turned out I can.

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No accommodation? No problem.

The first time (seems I had many first times within the last years 😉 ) I went on vacation without booking an accommodation was 2013 when I went to Tenerife with my boyfriend. Well, okay, we booked one but just for 2 days via airbnbWe stayed in Puerto de la Cruz for 2 days and I really enjoyed it because I had never lived in a big city like this before so it was really exciting to have a room right in the center. The only thing that was a little annoying was that it took such a long time to find a parking spot there. It’s said that about half of the people driving the car through the city are actually just searching for a free parking spot. 😀 In Puerto de la Cruz my boyfriend got himself a secondhand surfboard. I also wanted to have one but we couldn’t find a beginner board.

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