Foggy days and lots of pickles are what defined my November.
Before I knew it, November flew past right under my nose. I remember how it felt like time passed sooo sloooow when I was fifteen. One weekend could feel like forever! I didn’t do much when I was a teenager. Mostly stayed at home. Went for walks in forest, listening to indie bands on my walkman. Read HP. Wrote long lists of stuff I could do to get inspired, but never crossed anything off. I was constantly restless. Not that I didn’t know what I wanted to do or where I wanted to be; I could think of tons of fun and creative things to engage in! But somehow I didn’t manage to get my ass off the wagon. I’ve always been a thinker and a daydreamer. It takes me forever to process new impressions and experiences. I didn’t realize that then, but now I think my restlessness was due to me simply being overwhelmed of all the rapid changes, confusing feelings and mood swings of teenage life. I recognize the same, paralyzed behavior in myself today when tasks, activities and new experiences start piling up. I’m so excited I can’t do a thing! Except, like, cleaning or something else totally irrelevant. I blackout. All the inspiration and hand-itching that created the blackout in the first place sort of inverts. Fights itself. These overwhelmed states are probably something we’re all going through from time to time, but my threshold for how much activity and stimulation I can handle is significantly lower than most people’s.
Today I’m compensating for the restless teenage years big time, by trying to handle both full time studying, building a blogging career, going out with friends, fixing up my apartment and devouring popular culture ’til I’m stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey. I probably should slow down, but the endless stream of inspiring material out there on the internet just keeps flowing faster and faster and my to-do/watch/read-list keeps growing longer and longer. How do you guys handle all this information and inspiration? Do you deliberately schedule time offline? Do you read many blogs? What do you do to relax? I’m super curious!
Where I meant to arrive to was that I’m starting this new monthly thing where I sum up some of the things I’ve stumbled upon in cyberspace the past month. I read so many great blogs that I want to share with you! These summaries will however extend to include everything under the stars. Food, songs, youtube clips, photography, quotes, movies, texts, you name it. Basically everything I’m currently crushing on. I know for example Sini of My Blue & White Kitchen and Stephanie of I am a food blog does something similar. I also like Emily Dahl’s ”Sunday readings” (in which the latest I’m featured btw! So honored! :D).
Okay so here it goes!
My November in Links:
– Loved this interview with Linda Lomelino on Coco Cake Land!
– OMG this movie!!! I was so touched it’s ridiculous, and had a major existential crisis afterwards,
– which resulted in me listening to this song over and over again the following days.
– Also this movie! Girlpower!!
– Tried and loved Salty Maple Squash, Ginger Scallion Rice and Turmeric Brussel Slaw.
– Definitely gonna try GKS Chocolate Sea Salt Popcorn for the next movie night!
– Loved these photos of Gingerbread Bundt Cake by Linda Lomelino.
– Watched both seasons of this tv-series in less than a week. Omg I love Josh can he please come live with me??
– Rediscovered this song and played it obsessively. Easily my November soundtrack.
– Was super inspired by this interview with Emily Dahl in Källan podcast! (in Swedish)
– Discovered Good Eatings Blog!
– This Sour milk Saffron Bread by Emily Dahl that I desperately need to make!
– Everything by Eva Kosmas Flores.
– Drooling over Two Red Bowl’s Kabocha, Sage & Crème Fraîche Pappardelle!
– This teaser! SO excited!
Phew! That was a long list! Conclusion: Apparently lots of movies and tv-series, but that’s how it’s supposed to be during the winter months, right? Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to watch another episode of my current high school tv-serie crush: Faking it.
See you in December!
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