Friday, November 14, 2014

30 Days in Pictures: Days 1-5

The item number 14 on my 26 Things Before my 26th Birthday list is to do a 30 days photo challenge and I have started that numerous times but frequently failed! But this time I am in it to win it! 

I decided to split the 30 photographs into bundles of five and here are the first five!

1/30 A view over Reykjavík
2/30 Meatballs for lunch
3/30 A knitting project I just finished.
4/30 Keflavík Airport, picking up my dad.
5/30 Háteigskirkja
Those are the pictures that I took over the past five days, some better than others!


Thursday, November 6, 2014

My Monthly Goals: October Review and November Goals

October where did you go? I had a marvelous October, I was for almost 2 weeks in Massachusetts on vacation and it was amazing. I did however not blog at all, which is a shame but I just haven't had the time nor the will to blog. I don't really know why, but somehow since I am not really living the life I wished I was living right now I just don't feel like sharing. At the same time I want to share what is happening and this is quite an important part of my life.

Anyway, I did accomplished over 50% of my goals, so at least that is something.

October Goals:

1. Upload and write 4 weekly vlogs and blogs.
I wanted this to happen but I ended up not having time to edit videos and write anything else but essays!
2. Upload my closet organization video.
I need to film this video and upload it, I am really happy with how my clothes are organized.
3. Enjoy my vacation.
Yes, I really enjoyed my vacation! Can't wait for the next one!
4. Get my blogging mojo back.
I feel like I did get my blogging mojo back, and I have organized what I want to write about and have started taking pictures for some posts! 
5. Start taking outfit pictures.
I haven't found the right spot for my outfit pictures, I rearranged my room so I think I might find a better spot soon!
6. Go to the gym 4 times.
Didn't happen at all, I didn't even go once! 
7. Get to a better sleeping schedule.
Check! I did have some jet lag issues, but otherwise it is going better than before.
8. Walk 100 000 steps.
Check, I walked 103978 steps, I had two days when I forgot my phone at home and therefore didn't count how many steps I had taken those days.
9. Eat more vegetables.
Check, vegetables is something I always need to think about but I have been eating more of them!
10. Start organizing my life again.
Check, and it feels good to be organized again!

November Goals:
1. Keep a photo food diary for 2 weeks.
2. Drink 2 liters of water most days 
3. Walk 120 000 steps
4. Start waking up at 5 am
5. Film MakeUp Inventory and set myself future goals.
6. Write my children's book.
7. Start going to the gym again.
8. Weigh myself.
9. Attend 100% of my classes.
10. Catch up on university work, and prepare for finals.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

My Monthly Goals: September Review and October Goals

September was an interesting month! I started my second year at University and got used to the fact that I live in Iceland now! Sadly, I didn't do as well as I had hoped with my September goals.

September Goals:
1. Go to the gym 4 times.
I almost did it! I went to the gym 3 times! In September!
2. Organize my closet. 
Check, hopefully there will be a video on it in October. 
3. Organize my desk.
As I look over at my desk I can say without a doubt that I did not accomplish this goal this month!
4. Get a job.
I applied to a lot of jobs but no luck! 
5. Start knitting again.
This I did accomplish! Since I love knitting it wasn't a hard task to accomplish! 
6. Buy myself winter shoes.
I was planning on buying the new shoes in Iceland but I found the ones I wanted in Target so I will buy them when I go to the states.
7. Start a regular blogging schedule again.
I wish I had accomplished this one, somehow I just haven't been in the mood to write anything.
8. Start on my photo challenge.
Check! The first post about my photo challenge should be up this week!
9. Set up an area where I can easily take pictures of products that I want to review.
Check, at the moment it isn't completely ready since my desk is a mess! 
10. Start reviewing products again.
This hasn't happened, I have couple of products that I want to review so that is something.

October Goals:
1. Upload and write 4 weekly vlogs and blogs.
2. Upload my closet organization video.
3. Enjoy my vacation.
4. Get my blogging mojo back.
5. Start taking outfit pictures.
6. Go to the gym 4 times.
7. Get to a better sleeping schedule.
8. Walk 100 000 steps.
9. Eat more vegetables.
10. Start organizing my life again.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Trashy Reykjavík

I wanted to talk about something I have noticed here in Reykjavík, I might be bit biased because Geneva was kept clean, the streets were cleaned twice a day and there were trash cans everywhere! I feel like the attitude towards trash in Reykjavík is a bit different like the nature should just take care of all the trash that is thrown at it. First of all I haven't seen or heard a street cleaner since I came here, and second of all where are all the trash cans?

I arrived to Reykjavík about a week after the Gay Pride Parade, and there were still gigantic pieces of confetti everywhere. And even now I still see some confetti flying around. It wouldn't be so noticeable but that confetti is made out of plastic and isn't going to disappear anytime soon. 

Only if the trash problem in Reykjavík ended there, which is doesn't. Reykjavík is extremely trashy and I am shocked that people aren't more ashamed of it! Because this is something tourist will notice and it doesn't really show a great picture of Iceland.

I walk around quite a lot, since it is something I am used to and something I like doing and during couple of those walks I have picked up a piece of trash planning on throwing it into the next trashcan only to end up holding on to it until I reach my destination.

And on one of those walks I actually decided to take couple of pictures of the trash that was lying around, I started just taking couple put at the moment I have tons of them on my phone! There is just so much trash everywhere!

So I ask myself, is this what Icelandic people want the tourists to remember? And why aren't there any trash cans?

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