Friday, 2 January 2015

New Year's Resolutions for 2015

I really, really hope you had an amazing evening on New Year's Eve! Mine was pretty rad. Cool. Awesome. Laid back. Chillin'. I was celebrating the New Year with my very good friend and her friend, and during the afternoon my other good friend came over for a while. Basically, it was just a nice, quiet evening, we played a few games, had some great food, watched some telly, and had some wine and drinks. Nothing crazy, not too loud music, no drama. It was great! It was actually the first time I was with friends and not with my parents on New Year's Eve. And now you're probably asking why that hasn't happened before... I don't know. I really don't know. ^^''

For the first time ever, I've made a long list of things I want to improve or just do in 2015 - a long New Year's resolutions list. It has ten bullet points. Ten! I know! I'm crazy! It's not that impossible to accomplish them all, though.

  • Get a job!
  • Exercise - every day
  • Be better at studying - taking notes in class + organizing notes and stuff on my desk (it's a mess)
  • Be better at going to bed before midnight
  • Play the trombone some more
  • Learn to play a new musical instrument
  • Eat more exotic fruit
  • Drink more wine
  • Watch those Disney films you haven't watched yet 
  • Vlog in public some more
I really do believe that it's going to be easy to complete most of these things. It's a good mix between challenging things, and things that are easily done. I only have to remember this list, heh, so I'm thinking about hanging up the list somewhere in my room to remind me of it every day.

So, what are your New Year's Resolutions, if you have any? 

- Line xx

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Happy Holidays!

Stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I celebrated Christmas on the 24th of December, 'cause that's how we roll in Denmark. Yup. And it went better than expected. Even though we were only my parents and I, and even though we didn't exchange presents, or didn't have any Christmas tree, we really had a good time. The dinner was really good, it was nice and quiet, we had some red wine, we watched some TV, and my mum and I had a game of Bezzerwizzer, which is a really annoying game where half of the questions are impossible to answer. We had a laugh, though. :)

I really hope you all had a great day/evening whether you celebrated Christmas or another Holiday on the 24th or the 25th of December. If you didn't celebrate anything these days, then I hope you had a great day/evening anyway!

See you soon!

- Line xx

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Christmassy things I've done to brighten up my spirit

Hello folks!
Guess what... I making lists again! I honestly haven't done that in a while, so it's kind of nice to (nearly) be back to my old self.

This one is for anyone out there, who is still a grumpy butt about Christmas. I'm just saying that I used to be one/still is sometimes! This list contains the Christmassy things that I have done/enjoyed in order to brighten up my own Holiday spirit.

  • I listened to Christmas songs. You know, the good old ones and the new interpretations of them, as well as brand new Christmas songs
  • I tried the three Christmassy drinks they have made at Startbucks; Honey and Almond Hot Chocolate, Gingerbread Latte and Toffee Nut Latte. They taste exactly like the names of the drinks. EXACTLY. It's wonderful. My favourite is the Toffee Nut Latte! 
  • I bought one of ESSIE's new nail polish colours "Jump in my Jumpsuit", which basically is a deep/dark red colour. Love the name, love the colour - can't be more simple than that
  • I watched all (of what has been uploaded so far) of Tom Fletcher's vlogmas videos. I've also watched a bunch of youtubers' vlogmas videos, but I haven't got that far with that yet. Watching vlogmas videos has got me in a festive mood today. More than I was in the beginning of December
  • I lit some scented candles and my advent (calendar) candle almost everyday. Candles are such nice things to have for autumn and winter, and I specially love the vanilla or caramel scented ones
  • I bought some paper strips for Christmas stars. (A decoration-thingy)
  • I made a bunch of Christmas stars... like I do every year
  • I opened my The Body Shop advent calendar (the red/least pricey one) everyday. Absolutely love all the products so far, and I'm pretty sure that I will love the two last products. The advent calendar is actually my Christmas present from my parents. I still have mixed thoughts about that, but looking at the bright side, I'm getting 24 beauty/makeup products that I probably wouldn't have tried or bought anyway, so it's a nice way to try new things. So far, I can conclude that I absolutely love The Body Shop. Period
Below, there are some photos of the Christmas stars I made and some of my favourite products from The Body Shop that were in the calendar.

Now, what I haven't done yet is watch a lot of Christmas films. That fact kind of annoys me. I can still make it, though! I think that is what I'm going to do tomorrow, or at least one of the things I'm going to do as I have a bit of a schedule. Oh dear. I better go to bed now, then.

See you soon!

- Line x

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Three New Versions of Classic Christmas Songs

As you may or may not know, I haven't been in the greatest Christmas spirit this year, but it has changed a bit for the better. Yay! I'm still not feeling entirely Christmassy, but it can still happen! There's only four days to go until Christmas Eve. (Where has the time gone?)

One thing that helped me getting in a more festive spirit was listening to Christmas songs - or more specifically, new/modern covers of good old Christmas songs. Usually, I'm never into new versions of Christmas songs, but this year I've been diggin' it, as some youngsters might say these modern days. :)

So, let's get to the songs!

The first one's Olly Murs' version of Last Christmas. Now, the original one from Wham! is still my favourite, but I honestly think Olly did it well. Fun fact: I'm going see Olly live next year in Copenhagen! Woop woop!

The next one is Sam Smith's version of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Of all the covers I've hear of this song, Sam Smith did it wonderfully. I actually got a bit touched first time I heard it. The song was first introduced in 1944 by Judy Garland, and later, a version of the song was recorded by Frank Sinatra.

The last one is Little Mix' version of Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). This song was originally released in 1963 and sung by Darlene Love. I think Perrie, Jesy, Jade and Leigh-Anne did an amazing job. It looked like they had fun filming it, I had fun watching it, and it definitely got me in a more festive spirit!

I hope you guys liked this post, hope it got you in a festive spirit, too, if you weren't already there.

See you soon!

- Line xx

Friday, 12 December 2014

Feeling better and examz

Sorry, I just thought adding a 'z' to exam would look cool. It doesn't. But I'm leaving it like it is. #NoRagrets

I'm sorry (again) about the slightly depressing post last week - it had to be let out sooner or later. A few more people are aware about it now, and it makes me comfortable and definitely less melancholic. If you're reading this and I know you personally, thanks for understanding. :)

I'm feeling a lot more happy, and I'm actually getting more and more in a Christmas spirit. Though, I'm still not excited about Christmas Eve, 'cause nothing special will happen. It's going to be pretty boring. Oh, well... I think the amount of Christmas songs going through my in-ears and the massive amount of warm drinks has been helping me in a better mood. A mall-hang-out day with my friend last Tuesday and lots of shopping might have helped, too. American Horror Story has helped, I think so, too. It's probably not something you'll watch in December, but I really think it's a great show. I might also have a new celebrity crush, starring in all seasons so far in AHS, Even Peters. Yup. *blushes and giggles like a little girl*

Speaking of crushes and cute guys, I'm going on a date tomorrow. *blushes even more furiously* (Was that even grammatical correct?) Enough of that - you don't want to hear about that.

What you cannot wait to hear about is the exam I'm currently participating. Yes, right now. It's a 24 hour exam, it's a home assignment, and it's great. I'm a bit stuck at the moment, though, so I thought I'd go to bed, but then I wanted to blog and here I am. :) There - I'm the smiley. You can also get a picture. Here. No, erm... #TooMuchFilter :'D Jeez, I look like a laughing horse or somethin'.
I basically just thought I'd pop by and tell you I'm okay right now, and that I'm in the exam period. Stress. I can already feel the exhaustion by December 17th. And that's not even the last exam date for me! I've got two more in January! One on January 5th-8th and one again the week after, the 12th-19th of January. Then I guess I've got at least one week, hopefully two weeks - I'm not sure - before 2nd semester begins.

All right, I'm going to go now! Long day ahead of me tomorrow!
May you have a great day/week/month/the-remaining-of-2014!

Until next time!

- Line xxxx

I thought a proper picture would be in its place, just to show you that I can be normal, too. :)

Sunday, 7 December 2014

A very melancholic and depressing post

Is this how it feels?
I'm sad, I feel lonely - even when I'm amongst good friends, I'm tired, I feel lazy, I feel slow, I don't want to do much everyday.
I want to study, but I don't. I've tried, but I can't.
I want to play music, but I don't.
I want to vlog and blog, but I don't.
I want to go outside in he cold, but I don't.
This looks like a poem, but I find it more structural and easy to read this way.

Usually, I'm incredibly excited for Christmas. But not this year, and it truly feels wrong.
I want to be excited for Christmas and even New Year's Eve, but I can't and I've tried.
Because I'm not feeling festive, I'm not going to the many parties, events, etc. that I've been invited to - I would only kill the festive vibe. And I don't want to do that to everyone else.

I've even got this incredibly nice guy (not a boyfriend... yet), who really makes an effort to see me, who's a gentleman, who makes me really happy. Thinking about him makes me happy, but in this dark period I can't smile properly. I can't laugh properly. And what if I tell him that I've been like this since November and I'm going to be like this up until my birthday in March? And I'm probably going to be like this again in a year? And the next year? I only see the risk too big and the chance too small.

No one knows that I'm feeling this way. Except a good friend of mine, who I write with more than actually speak with. My closest friends whom I've known since we were in kindergarten and pre-school don't even know it. Not even my parents. Well, until today when I told my mum. But she didn't react the way that I expected her to. She didn't really show any compassion. "Oh" was her reply. I think she doesn't understand. Or maybe I should've explained further, but I just couldn't stop myself from crying when I came back into my room. I thought that I finally wouldn't have to cry my heart out silently any more.

I think I've got a winter depression of some sort. I'm a bit scared that if I go to my doctor, it'll only get worse, 'cause then I'll be thinking of it some more, I'd probably have to talk to some people, and I'd probably cry some more. And I don't like to cry - I've had enough of it.

I know this has been a quite selfish post, and that I could've just talked to someone who stands near to me about, but it's hard to do when the first one you've told it to doesn't dig deeper in my thoughts and feelings the moment it's been said. Though, I'm not saying it's somebody's fault - I could do so many things to prevent myself from feeling this way. I think what happened this time is that the sadness came first. And then it was kind of too late.

Now, I've come to the point where I want to apologize.
I'm sorry for

  • not blogging for over a month
  • not filming for YouTube for those of you who actually watch it
  • not making lists (this one is more to myself)
I'm not even going to tell you what I've done, 'cause it always looks like a cheap excuse. And at some point I might have written that I wouldn't be that much active on this blog or on my channel. I'm not sure. All that grammar and history have fried my brain. Only to a minimum, though. 

Before I go, I have to say that it's not everyday that I'm feeling like this - I do have good days and bad days. Today was one of the bad ones, and I hope you can forgive me for this slightly depressing blog post. I am trying my best to stay positive everyday, some times it doesn't work out.


I hope you had a great November month, and I even more hope that you have a great December, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Just said that if I wasn't going to blog before 2015. Just to be sure, you know. ;)

Thanks for reading this!

- Line xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Autumn Break

Where should I begin? 
So, as you probably have noticed, I've been a bit absent for over a month. 
What I've been doing is studying. A lot. I've been sleeping a lot, too. Since I only have classes every Wednesday and Thursday this semester, I get to sleep almost as much as I used to in my year gap. So, I still have to get used to get up early, and I find it quite hard. And it definitely doesn't help when I can't hear my alarm every morning. *Sigh*.

Studying English is quite tough. I knew it would be tough, you know... reading a lot of pages in the books per week, but I didn't know that I would be so stressed about it. Through all my high school-years, I used to wait until the last minute to prepare for the classes and do the papers, and I guess I haven't gotten rid of that bad habit. So, by the beginning of the Autumn break, I was awfully far behind in the syllabus. 

Although, the studying isn't the only reason to me being stressed. I probably told you last month, but I'm also teaching our newest flute players in the marching band how to play the instrument, and how to improve their musical skills. Five girls, all in different ages and in different stages of their musical skills. It takes a lot of preparation! It's fun, and the girls are lovely and learning fast, but it kind of stresses me to have to prepare for classes at Uni AND for being a "substitute flute teacher". 

I just realised how easy it actually sounds, haha. Maybe I'm just stressed too quickly - only by the thought. Maybe I should just find another alarm sound, or find one of those alarm clock-thingies, where it flies around in the room, until you get up and catch it. It is really weird that I just keep sleeping for 12 hours on those days where I don't have classes. I can't really figure it out.

It might have something to do with the lack of exercise I get. Well, I kind of stopped doing Pilates in May or something, and I haven't done much to be active - except, when I have to cycle to classes two times a week. But that only takes 10 minutes, so that's far from enough.

I have to find some sort of solution soon... and I might tell you what I've figured out. It's probably the exercise-thing. We'll see.

In the Autumn break, I have done quite a lot, if I had to say so myself. In the beginning of the break, I made a to-do list (surprise) of 27 things to be done, and I only need 10, so I feel like I've been quite productive this break! But what I haven't thought about at all this break, is to take photos of the nature's colours like I usually do. I haven't been out for a walk at all since I started at Uni. I've done a lot of things inside of the house, though, like cleaning my desk, wash some clothes and hang it up, and put the dishes in the dishwasher and take'em out again, and I've been helping my mum a lot. I'll write about her and what we've all been through another time.

I made a new video, too, so here it is, if you want to watch it :)

Oh, and I finally got to play the trombone, and as it is right now, I can play a Danish Christmas song (for kids), which I know without trouble on flute. It's called "Søren Banjomus" (Søren (a name), the Banjo Mouse), and it was the first song I learned to play on the trumpet, too. I know it hasn't even been Halloween yet, but I like to start my Christmast-spirit early every year. :)

One last thing before I go! I want to stress that I'm not quitting this blog, or my other blog in Danish, or YouTube. I just have both of my hands full at the moment, and I hope that I'll get more time and more used to studying after Christmas.

Right, I have to go back to studying, so I'll see you some other time!

- Line xxxxxx