hello lovely lady, firstly i just want to say that you have a beautiful soul and its such a pleasure to read your blog and see the world through your eyes, so thank you for always sharing. my question is how do you cope with anxiety? i am on the similar pre-med track to you and it sometimes get overwhelming with such an overly competitive environment and personal pressures/high expectations we place on yourselves. what do you do to decrease that sense of "Ahhhhh!!" when it gets too much?
Thank you so much, you’re far too kind. I had a mom who died of cancer and while she was ill I learned that life is so much more than being trapped in that pre-med bubble and that you should try to
- live each day as if it was your last day - live in the moment
Both sentiments have been life-changing to me and whenever I fail at acing my exam I just try to be whatevs before wanting to throw myself in front of a bus. In addition, I think talking to a professional helps too. My shrink taught me to close my eyes, focus on my body and try to be “in contact” with every body part and breathe whenever I’m anxious – works for me!
Hi, which of your sunglasses do you prefer? Do you have any sunglasses on your wish list ? I'm really struggling with deciding on a pair so I would love your opinion :)
I have two pairs of sunnies with prescription lenses: Ray-Ban clubmasters and Celine [insert model]. I seem to wear my clubmasters more often because they fit into my regular spectacle’s case, which is a very sturdy one. My Celine’s are so huge that I need two cases in my bag and sometimes I don’t have room for that. And the Celine sunnies don’t really look good with loose hair so it also depends on how I wear my hair.
hi pretty girl! :) I'll be in Paris next week. Do you Know where I could find the comme des garçons wallet? I saw on your instagram that you have it :) is it expensive? Thank you in advance. have a nice day!
There is a CdG store in Paris. Just google it. I’m sure you can find it there. It’s not far from Colette.. you can also find CdG wallets at Colette!
How did you learn about DJ-ing/mixing? (I love your mixes, by the way!)
Thank you. I’m basically self-taught but my two of my friends who I used to DJ with gave me a super quick tutorial on how to use the cue button and how the mixer and decks work – and that was 5 minutes before my first gig.
Hi! What do you think about Margaret Howell's products? I would love to buy something via e-shop (there is no Margaret Howell shop in my area), but it is quite expensive and I have never seen her products in ,,real life''. Do you think it is worth the splurge?(considering the material, cut, etc versus the price). Thanks!
If only Margaret Howell made clothes that are true to size, I’d probably spend my savings on her clothes. Everything I’ve seen in real life looks extremely well-made and she uses natural fabrics. The only downside is that the sizing run so large… personally, I think MH is super expensive so I’d wait till the sales.
Hi,a while ago I sent a message to your other email address, the one I knew of as it was listed on your old blog, deadfleurette. It was about my experience with the meds (antidepressants). I would just like to make sure that I did indeed send it to the right/still functional email address. Have a beautiful day, Anja
Hi Anja. My old e-mail address is not defunct yet I haven’t received your e-mail. Do you mind forwarding it to firstname.lastname@example.org? I would love to read about your experience with antidepressants. Thank you in advance!
Hi there! Considering you were a recipient of an award for 750 US dollars, and you were planning on spending 400 of which to build a professional wardrobe and decided to spend it as follows: 1) simple black dress, $80; 2) two black skirts, $80; 3) red wrap dress, $50. Would you spend $170 on a designer silk blouse that is neutral in color with a simple silhouette? Or would you spend $50 on the same blouse but in polyester? The blouse is a timeless piece. Thank you in advance!
I’d spend $170 on a silk blouse (or.. to be honest, I’d wait till the sales hehe).
EDIT: Everlane has $80 silk blouses if you’re looking for something more affordable.
Halla! Er du Aesop-erfaren? Anbefaler du hårvask/ansiktsgreiene? Virker lovende, men lett å mistenke at det er viben og innpakningen som frister...
Yo! Jeg er super Aesop-erfaren. Har sverget til sjampoene og balsamene fra Aesop i flere år nå. Har også brukt purifying facial cream cleanser og likte den veldig godt, men byttet over til en lignende fra REN. Eneste produktet jeg ikke likte fra Aesop var leppekremen, men det kan ha vært fordi jeg hadde ekstremt tørre lepper at den ikke funket. Om jeg hadde vært stinn av gryn hadde jeg kjøpt håndkremen (som koster rundt 700,- for en pumpeflaske omg) og alt av såper. Om du bor i Oslo eller Bergen, dra innom Heaven Scent / Pepper og spør om tester.
YO! Du, lurer på en ting. Du søker medisin til høsten, eller? Jeg begynte for et år siden, kom inn etter å ha tatt realfagene som privatist. Lurer på å slutte. Hva får deg til å ville studere med? Prøver ikke å ta fra deg motivasjonen - det er et fantastisk fag - men jeg lengter etter å drive med mer kreative greier, ikke bare være en brikke i det store helsevesenet. Skulle jeg gjetta hadde du villet studere arkitektur eller noe, da det ser ut som estetikk er viktig for deg:)
YO! Jeg har søkt medisin, men vet at jeg ikke kommer inn i år fordi alle eksamene mine har gått til helvete (aka bare fått 5 på alt jeg måtte ha 6 i). Tror kanskje jeg starter på odontologi i Oslo og krysser fingrene for at endringene i studieplanen på medisin ikke hindrer en i å få fritak fra lignende emner + opprykk når jeg søker meg inn til Oslo høsten 2015. Har svart på et spørsmål om hva som får meg til å ville søke/studere medisin/bli lege her. Arkitektur hadde vært moro, men jeg har ikke troen på meg selv at jeg noen gang kunne ha kommet inn på AHO (kan ikke tegne i det hele tatt). Også er det så mye matte… haha. Pappa er arkitekt og jeg er ikke halvparten så god i matte som det han er.
While Joan Didion’s memoir “The Year Of Magical Thinking” didn’t really help me deal with the grieving process – which was by no means the intention in the first place –, I did however gain a better understanding of grief and the extreme denial that follows it. Grief comes in waves and paroxysms of anguish, both of which I can vouch for. Losing someone isn’t merely an acute sadness or an intensification of distinguishable emotions. Didion came to see that grief is a state of temporary insanity and mental illness, and I believe so too. Most of the time this so-called temporary insanity is easily concealed behind an apparently sane and controlled surface, as Didion asserted that grief was passive while mourning required attention. People constantly tell me that I seem so strong as if that’s the only thing that matters after a great personal loss, but truth be told I am incessantly engaging in illusional wishful thinking and other irrational patterns that yields to temporary treatment. I reckon that everybody who’s lost someone so near and dear has at some point experienced grief as insanity.
Any more specific study tips? I get randomly stuck in some sort of homework sloth from time to time and it's driving me crazy!
Ideally, doing a little everyday goes a long way. But I know that sometimes shit happens and life just doesn’t allow you to follow this wont and all of a sudden, just a month before your exams, you’re facing a horrendous four-months worth of workload. A nightmare, right? I’ve been studying for my finals for a little more than a month now and I still have two weeks left. After a little while, I figured out a routine that works for me. I like to wake up early and make an energizing green smoothie to help get my day started right, followed by a brisk walk (if the weather’s nice – the case as of late) in the beautiful Frogner park next to my flat, which make me pumped up for studying. Taking longer breaks during my 12-hour marathon study session helps too. And I like to make pretty binders for my notes – combining handwritten design and schoolwork for the sake of remaining motivated and inspired. In addition, being organized is no doubt a cornerstone of being productive.
I’ve found out that I’m much more productive whenever I study at the library but at times I find that a bit stressful because I get so exhausted from carrying everything I need for a normal day in the study hall. Studying at home can also be a nice change of scenery so that you don’t get stuck in a rut.
Last but not least, listen to your body!!! The reason why I’m replying to your question now is that I’ve been stuck in this 12-hour marathon every day for a month or so. I don’t even take the weekends off and now my body is completely destroyed and burned out.