Becoming Who I Want To Be – The Second Month

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Two months ago I started a project. A project to go from being lost and unmotivated, to get back to joyful me and from there become the ideal me. On the 16th of May I wrote down my feelings and my goals for the next coming month of this project in a blog post. You can read it here. 

I wrote an update on the project one month ago – read it here.

How I felt one month ago

One month ago, I felt great. I was feeling like myself again, I was excited and determined to create the life I want. I was productive and kept tracking how I felt every day, I did Pilates, drank enough water, had weekly and daily goals. I was on fire!

How I feel now

As I write this, I have just arrived to Stockholm. I have mixed feelings. I feel relieved to be home and peaceful from the calm and fresh air of my town. But I also miss the buzzing life of Paris and just everything about France. However I feel like I’m on the right path. I’m where I’m supposed to be. I still haven’t gotten everything in order and don’t feel organized at the moment. But it will come! I believe in myself.

What have I done this month?

Week 6 – During this week, I felt like I had a fallback or at least a very reflecting week. I kept thinking about the past. How I behaved. What I could have done differently. At the same time, I told myself that I can’t change the past but only learn from whatever mistakes I made and react differently in the future. I’m not so consistent and I don’t sleep that well since I’m so much in my head. The best moment was when I finally booked my ticket home and felt very excited about this new chapter.

Week 7 – I still don’t sleep at the best hours, but in difference to the previous week, I feel much more positive and I think forward. Monday to Thursday I’m super productive and I genuinely feel great again. I spend the weekend with a Swedish friend doing all kinds of touristy things. I felt good about barely seeing anyone during the week and then enjoy myself during the weekend.

Week 8 – During this week, I decide to be nicer towards myself as I only have two more weeks in Paris. My sleeping hours, the Pilates and meditation are not as prioritized. I don’t do weekly and daily goals as disciplined as the previous weeks. I spend my week working and seeing friends to enjoy Paris and say goodbye.

Week 9 – This week is very similar to the previous one but more stressful with the packing and preparation for the move. Except for that, I enjoy and treat myself. I see friends, have many interesting conversations and a lot of laughter. This week, I don’t do any weekly or daily goals at all. I just go with the flow and memorize my tasks in my head.

In the previous post about this journey I had a few goals for the coming month.

  • Have two more habits consistent (consistent sleeping schedule should be one of them) 
    • X I don’t have two more habits that are consistent and the sleeping schedule is definitely not one of them
  • Feel even more evolved physically, mentally and spiritually
    • X✓X I feel mostly evolved mentally as I really focus on reacting from the heart and not the mind as much. I keep separating my thoughts into these two categories.
  • Have seen as much as I can of Paris (been up in the Eiffel Tower, exhibitions, been inside Sacré Coeur, gone Versailles etc.)
    • ✓ I have really used my last weeks in Paris well. I did almost all of the above and a little more!
  • Have an idea of what I want to do when I get home and have some sort of plan
    • ✓ I have an idea and a rough plan which will be more defined now when I’m home in Stockholm.
  • Make Happy Careerista even stronger!
    • ✓ This blog is really growing in readers, likes and comments all the time. Thank you all for the support!
  • Happily fly home to Stockholm❤
    • ✓ Two days ago I said a last goodbye (for this time) to Paris and France and I felt good about it. I was ready.

So I achieved almost all of the goals. It was still well done in my opinion. But as I’m home now, it’s time to step up my game!

Next months I want to

  • Be back in my routines (sleep, food, training, work, goals etc)
  • Have updated my CV, LinkedIn profile and have a clear plan regarding work
  • Have made some improvements to Happy Careerista and started investing more into the brand
  • Have spent time catching up with family and friends
  • Have re-read my favorite book
  • Take proper care of myself
  • Feel 100% like I’m heading into the right direction in my life in Stockholm

If you managed to get through the whole text – thank you for coming by! Another update will be coming July 4th. Meanwhile;

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À Bientôt, Paris! ♡

 

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The end of a chapter and the beginning of another.

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My last week in Paris has come to an end. Tomorrow is the day I fly home after nine whole months here. Three quarters of a year. Even if it’s not that long, it feels like I’ve done, seen and experienced so much.

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When I came here, I instantly felt home. Maybe it was because I had spent 10 months planning and visualizing it. But really, I felt completely comfortable here. I tried to eat more Nutella in the morning á la France, drink more wine á la France, say “putain!” á la France. I didn’t feel homesick. Maybe because I kept some Swedishness in my life as well.

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Paris will always mean so much to me. It will be a special symbol for me. Not only a symbol of love, light and fashion. But a symbol of my first big adventure. The start of my adulthood. I will one day think back to the curious and passionate 19-year-old I once was and how I used to walk these streets. Or should I say “rues”?

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Even if I have to leave Paris now, it’s not goodbye forever. I’m very open to come back one day soon. I need to be in Stockholm for the rest of the year. Then I need a new city. But Paris, will always be one of my homes.

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Standing here packing everything, I realize how tough I actually am. I feel myself cheering for me. Once upon a time I worked almost 6 days a week, skipped having a free summer, packed almost everything I own and came here. I lived, I loved and went through hardships. I got closer to myself and made the right decision for my own sake. And now I am packing to get ready to take a flight home. I know what I have to do. Going home is not taking a step back. But a gigantic step forward. Why – I will tell you one day.

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I want to take this opportunity to thank all the people I’ve met here. French, Swedes, Australians, Brits, Irish, Tunisians, Russians, Austrians, Americans, Polish and so many more interesting nationalities. Thank you for teaching me so much about your home countries and cultures, especially you French. Thank you to the people who took care of me with pep talk, food and company when I needed it the most. I’ve made so many new friends and tied bonds between not only Sweden and France but between Sweden and everywhere! You know who you are. Let’s keep follow each other’s unique journeys and see each other again soon.

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This experience has made me even more excited about moving to other countries. This is just the beginning of an endless love story with life.


Quotes June 2016

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The biggest goal of all is to live a happy and fulfilling life💜

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Mindful meditation, mindful shower, mindful eating, mindful walk, mindful loving… Observe life. Listen, touch, taste and feeel. Feeling relaxed already?😉✨

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Happiness starts within. You have to be alone and happy alone sometimes to find out who you are, what you want and the rest will come when you’re happy by yourself. Trust that💞

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Don’t worry. This is the turn! Sending you all love and strength❤️

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Who’s feeling me right now?😅☕️ Good morning and have a productive week fellow Careeristas and Careerists!🔥

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There have been so many times when emotions and thoughts have gotten all tangled up in my head and I really can’t think clearly. Do you know that feeling? Especially hard is it when you have to make a choice. Path A or B. Imagine the voice of a guru. That is the tone of your soul’s voice. Steady, deep and peaceful. Listening to your heart is another word for listening to your soul. You have to seek tranquility in order to hear the steady, calm answer. Search your heart and the right answer will be waiting for you there💜💫

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Installing a habit takes about 66 days so don’t worry if you haven’t nailed them all yet. Actually, start installing one habit at the time. It’s not always about rushing but to properly build consistency. This week I’m working on my sleep. 10 pm to 6 am. How about you??😏

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Every day I’m hustlin’. Happy Friday!✨🔥💫
What are your plans today? Working all morning and afternoon to enjoy a Friday night with friends💫

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Are you waking up and falling asleep feeling grateful for your life and the people in it?

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Truth is, I grew up with only the love of a mother. I didn’t have a big family, siblings, a father. I’ve had many good friends but also bad ones. I’ve gone through relationships that have hurt me. But the older I get, the stronger and more open hearted I get. I realize that I crave a love deep as the ocean since I want to give just as much❣

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When I decide to commit to a partner, I want us to be a team. To be best friends. To share our ups and downs. To be able to be 100% ourselves and laugh, live, love❤️🔥

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Relating so much to this line from “Gypsy” by my queen@ladygaga. I’m in a point in life where I have to spend time alone and explore on my own. I don’t want to be alone forever, but I can be right now.

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I just need my key people who support me, make me laugh and love me just the way I am!🔑🔑👯

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Everyone should do positive affirmations. Mine right now is; “I am love and light”. ❤️✨❤️✨❤️

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Happy Careerista Statistics;
Blog followers: 55
Facebook likes: 134
Instagram followers: 8733
Twitter followers: 427
Snapchat friends: 18
Good morning, followers! Have a great grind week!🔥

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Up until around 12, I also wanted to fit in. I wanted to be like the cool kids. But then I realized I’m not like them. And I don’t want to be. I embraced what I truly am and still I’m getting more and more purely me✨

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Match that beautiful outside with an even more beautiful inside!✨✨

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Glad midsommar/happy summer solstice!☀️

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Who Says I Can’t – Jothy Rosenberg | TEDxIHEParis

Good afternoon!

I’ve been so busy with extra work, cleaning, packing and preparing for Stockholm, that I’ve barely felt any flow while writing. I write a little bit every day for you but I don’t have a full post I’m completely happy with. And honestly, I think my next post will be out this weekend. Until then I thought I would share the talks from TEDxIHEParis from last month. They are finally online! Here’s one of my favorites. What do you think? Feel free to comment 🙂

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Two Weeks Left

Oh the time flies!

I only have two more weeks in Paris. Suddenly I have to book meetings with all my friends here in order to properly say goodbye. And I have to hurry up doing some things I still have on my list!

This weekend I ticked off a few though; I went inside and up in the tower of Sacré Coeur. I’ve spent many evenings on the stairs, talking about life with friends but I’ve never actually entered it. It’s such a unique and beautiful building. I actually like it more than the Eiffel Tower. Speaking of the Eiffel Tower, I finally went up there too and all the way to the top! That is of course a must do when you’re in Paris. I also took a ride on the Seine. It was a lovely weather, thankfully. I did it all with one of my closest friends visiting from Sweden which was so much fun. We also catched up over some cheese fondue and drinks in the buzzing Marais. Nights like this is one of many reasons I love this city!

These last two weeks will be a puzzle. I have to continue working but also squeeze in all my friends + get ready to move home. Hectic! But I will manage. If I post shorter or fewer blog posts it’s because of this. Hope you understand!

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How am I a Careerista?

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A question I can imagine many of you have is; “how are you a careerista?” or “I don’t see a lot of career related content?”.

Perfectly understandable. Let me clearify.

At the moment I have a regular daily job which is not aligned with my career goals really, but more because I have to work to pay my bills. On the side I have my freelance business where I write, translate and help with social media management or customer service. And then I have this blog which is not a business… yet. I have big plans for this brand 😉

I work around 10 hours in total with the freelance business and this blog. Right now these are the only career related things I focus on. For the next coming weeks I will unfortunatly write mostly about my philosophies and my stay in Paris. When back in Stockholm, I will probably gradually write more about my career as I plan to work with something closer to my career goals. Right now my life is not the most exciting to take pictures of and show you. As you might have seen, I work from home with my business and that’s basically it. I try to share some photos of the fun things I do in Paris though!

So if you come here mainly because of interest in business, success and career – I’m sorry but the blog will lack this type of content for the next 4 to 8 weeks.

I hope you gain something from my other topics!

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Gypsy Life ♡

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I am a lover of my home country, Sweden. I love my city, Stockholm. This will always be my true home. But I’m also an exploring soul. I want to not only travel, but to move around a lot in my twenties. When I was 19 and was planning my little adventure Paris, I also thought of other places I wanted to live in. I thought; “why not spend the next few years moving around to countries I want to try the life in?”. I still agree on that idea. My life in Paris is coming to an end and I’ll move home to Stockholm. But only for a few months. Then I want to continue to the UK. And then…

Los Angeles, New York, Australia, Germany, The Netherlands and maybe even Japan and Singapore. Without chronological order.

I identify so much with Lady Gaga’s song “Gypsy”. I want to move around, explore cultures and traditions, learn languages, connect with people all over the world. I’ve always been a curious person and a sucker for experiences. Right now I’m free. Right now I’m alone. I don’t want to be alone forever, but I can be right now. I can travel around by myself until I find someone who wants to come along. I want to move around until I choose to settle down somewhere in the world to build a family.

I’ve always felt like my path was unlike many others’. I don’t want to be locked in a university for 3-5 years. I want life to be my university. Does anyone feel me?

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Instagram Pages to Follow ~ Motivation & Inspiration

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There are thousands of quote pages on Instagram now a days. Honestly, most of them looks pretty much the same and I don’t feel as drawn to them anymore. But there are three that really stand out to me. They have a certain depth and long inspiring captions. These three are really worth a follow;

And of course I’d like to give some of my friends a shout out; dysadvantagethebusinessquotes and youngresponsibleone ❤

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Update from the Home Office

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Tonight I’m isolating myself (and will do so for half of the week) to work as much as possible with my businesses, the blog and on myself🙏🏼 Because SOON, two Swedish friends will visit me and I can’t wait!😬👏🏼 So I’ll stay here in front of my computer, with a coffee (will switch to tea closer to bed time) and some Algerian sweets I’ve received from a very nice Algerian family. And I’ll try update myself on how the match between Ireland and Sweden is going. (Allez les bleus-jaunes!🇸🇪).

Ok enough! A new blog post tomorrow, promise x

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Messy Mind

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Sometimes we feel like our minds are working so much it’s too much. Thinking becomes overthinking. Our mind is a mess. The thoughts and the emotions makes it hard to focus on our daily tasks, hard to focus on what people are saying to us, hard to relax and to see things clearly. We have all been there.

What can we do towards overthinking? How do we make it stop? By letting it out. I’ve been a master of keeping my thoughts and emotions inside my head. It gets crowdy in there. The older I get, the better I get at sharing and letting these thoughts out. Most of these things are things you can’t control. This is so important to remember.

Let the thoughts out by;

– Talking to someone who is related to what you’re overthinking about. Your parent, your friend, partner etc. It’s a scary thing to do. But it will take you forward and you won’t feel stuck and anxious anymore. Sometimes letting your feelings out can break relationships because you’re not met with understanding or forgiveness. If that is the case, you can only accept and try your best to move on.

– Finding someone who is willing to listen to you expressing how you feel. Let this person take everything in and give you their input. It will probably make you see it from another perspective and calm you down a lot. It can be your best friend or a professional like a therapist. Don’t be ashamed to speak to someone who’s educatated to listen!

– Writing down every thought and emotion. If you wish you could express yourself to someone but for some reason can’t, write a letter to them. You don’t have to send it. It’s simply for letting your thoughts out. If your thoughts are not related to a person, writing can still be very helpful. Write everything down as properly as you can and put your note somewhere where you can’t see it. When you’re in a relaxed state or just in a good mood, take out your note and read with “new eyes” and a clear mind. Maybe you can now find the best advice for yourself. Remember that the truth is always within you.

I hope this was helpful. I’ve been experiencing a messy mind lately and I try to clear it as much as I can. I use all of these methods and it helps a bunch.

Good luck❤️

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