I’m loving the energy this day is giving me

This day started off really bad and I was just irritated about everything – the effects of yet another night of bad sleep. And you know that feeling when you’re trying to think happy thoughts but it’s just now working – you just want to crawl back to bed. I literally had to tell myself before I walked out of the door to start my day; ”I can do this.” And boy, I did.
Went to a yoga class at The Spit here in Mooloolaba with some lovely people, and it was exactly what I needed to calm my mind. So Saturdays at 8 am, let me know if you guys are keen to come with me next time!
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Later on Alle and myself ended up at the beach, where I was trying to remind myself to be grateful for this amazing place I live in. It is so freaking beautiful here and I wish all of you could be here with me. We talked old memories and just laughed about how cray cray we are sometimes!
The absolute best thing about this day was my lunch, me and some friends of mine had a three hour long lunch with stimulating conversations about everything and nothing. It is so uplifting to know that I have people like these that I can share my thoughts and emotions with, they are so loving and they give me so much energy. For that I am grateful!

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Spending my days at uni – like the rock star I am

I’m lacking my motivated side this semester (it was there somewhere in the beginning). I am so cool about uni until an assessment is due, then I’m freaking out and everyone around me have to put up with it. Especially my roommates.
I go to uni, I sit in the library for like an hour – and the biggest part of this hour I’m either dancing in my chair to Taylor Swift, stalking someone on Facebook or I’m just watching people (stalking them in real life). A tip for you – if you hear a bell that sounds like a cat’s, in the library, it’s probably me stalking around. Maybe I do some reading but that doesn’t happen very often.
And the rest of the day I just enjoy the company of someone really awesome, meeting new people or eating food. That’s my days at uni. Yeah, life is pretty awesome.

 

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Letting go of Pernilla and embracing Penny

This week I’ve heard the most amazing things about myself.
When growing up I’ve always been that kind of girl that thinks I’m being classified and liked only by my looks (which I sometime still do), and that’s what I wanted compliments for – my looks. And when someone didn’t comment on it I felt like I wasn’t enough. Like I was letting my looks define who I was as a person.

This week people said to me;
You give the most amazing hugs.
You have such a beautiful soul.
You have this radiant energy.

Common Pernilla, what’s wrong with you? Sometimes when I look back I just want to slap myself in the face.
I have people around me that see me for more than just my looks, which helps me accepting myself just the way I am. This just makes me realize how incredible lucky I am to have people like this around me, every single day.

And the reason why I just called myself Pernilla is that my very clever and unbelievable mum said to me this week;
Why don’t you just let go of Pernilla and embrace Penny instead? 

Challenging myself every month

For Christmas I got a calendar from my mum where I have to do something special every month this year.
In February I needed to try on something new, and on Monday one of my friends took me skateboarding and it was so much fun! I loved it and I can’t say that I was that bad at it either. But, since it was the 29th of February, leap day, does it really count? Has it happen?

In March I’m gonna give meditation an honest chance to win me over by doing meditation everyday. I’ve tried it before but always give up every time cause I get bored. But two days in and still going strong.
There’s a few reasons to why I think meditation would be good for me;
– Relaxation in my body, especially my back which brings me pain everyday.
– I need to be more present, and I think this will help me achieve that.

March. The third month of the year. When did the time start going by so fast? If I was back home in Sweden now I would probably be in an argument with someone about how March actually counts as a spring-month. Which it does, and as soon as the spring pops out you just want to sit outside and wear shorts, even though it is freezing. But apparently it’s sunny in Sweden right now, shocker.
But I’m here, sweating my ass off everyday and loving it. I’m so not telling you this so you can be jealous.

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My second year at Uni.

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Tomorrow it’s time – after a break of almost four months, my second year at uni starts!!
I can’t believe I’ve been here for over a year now, and it feels really good.

I’m feeling so freaking motivated about going back to Uni. I even got my motivating pens. My friend asked me; Penny, what exactly is a motivating pen?
Well, wouldn’t you like to know.
This year we’re gonna go more in to the nutrition part, finally. When people have asked me what we’ve learned this last year I haven’t really known what to answer. The periodic table? Cause it was mostly science my first year.
This semester I’m doing Food studies, Principles of nutrition, Introduction to behavioral health and Challenges to mental health. So exciting!!

And I’m gonna keep my motivating attitude throughout this semester. And I do this by surrounding me with an awesome group of people, planning my timetable wisely (well, let’s see how that goes), focusing on things that makes me happy. And of course, my motivating pens.

I’m gonna keep you posted about how everything goes.
Until then, do what makes you happy. Why else would you do it?