A catch up

Oh hello, mid-February! So much has happened in the first 45 days of 2019 that I feel I still haven’t had the chance to catch my breath. Your girl has been doing all sorts this year, and for someone who consider themselves an overwhelmed ball of anxiety, that is pretty darn good, if I might say so!

January started so quickly and abruptly that I felt like I have been thrown in a cold shower in midst of a snowstorm. The month kick-started with my first collaboration (yay!) with the no other Barnardo’s Charity where I was invited to write a piece on their blog. It also marked the change of direction I decided to take on my social platforms and respectively, my personal life. Once I stopped putting my focus into fitting in on Instagram and into the pressure to constantly consume that comes with it, blogging began to feel easy again. Who knew that all I had to do was just chill and be myself? I know, groundbreaking.

In January I shared in here about my new year’s goal of quitting fast-fashion in 2019 and I have also launched my new jewellery shop! At the end of last year, I was tired of looking for fun earrings that weren’t made of low quality materials (and poor factory conditions) or didn’t cost an arm and a leg for a pair. I think I have been able to reach a nice middle ground without compromising my chore values. I’ll be dedicating a whole blog post to the behind the scenes of the shop, so more on that later on!

We were off to Berlin on the 1st of February and stayed there for 3 days. I love that city so much! There are a couple of places I have visited in the world that I always feel I could call it home, Berlin is one of them. We stayed at my favourite part of the city, west of Kreuzberg, and just had very slow days with my sister and her family. We visited numerous second-hand shops, took unflattering photo-booth pictures and ate a copious amount of vegan curry wurst.

The week after we were back from Germany, I signed a lease for a studio (!) which is scary AF, but also extremely exciting! Managing a creative work space has been a very old dream of mine and it’s finally happening. Once it’s up and running, I’ll have space to rent for a few resident artists and will also make it available for people who need a space just for one day. Never in a million years a would have expected to be able to make this happen, I am bursting with excitement and have been pinning the hell out of Pinterest in the past few days. (did I tell you I’m excited?)

(ugh, annoyed by this unruly hair, oops!)

(ugh, annoyed by this unruly hair, oops!)

Lastly, but definitely not least, I have joined the dreaded G-Y-M and have stuck with it so far. Please don’t be fooled as all I’m capable of doing is running on the treadmill, but that’s a start, right? I couldn’t even run over 3km on my first week and now I’m able to run 5km each time I go, which is 3 times a week. That is 15km a week that prior going to the gym I wasn’t running/walking! I have been trying to exercise since I’ve become a teenager and lost the capability of having fun at PT class. Long story short, it never happened until now. I eager for the evenings I know I’m able to go to the gym after work and running has become my meditation! Now I need to start bringing this consistence to the days I’m at home, but one thing at a time.

Now, I have one question for you, dear readers: what is the kind of content you would like to see from me? Are you happy with the more personal posts I have been writing? Would you be more interested if I focused on sustainable fashion and how-to’s? As I am still fairly new to this, I’m giving the torch to you now, help a sister out! I feel that there’s something in the air this year, something that makes you believe that anything can be possible! So far, this year has been a brilliant one for me and hope it has for you as well.

Lots of love,

Camilla XX

Jumper: Vintage via Royal Trinity Hospice | Trousers: & Other Stories via Instagram sale | Boots: Paloma Wool