Hello, Everyone! When Axel mentioned to me a while back that he had earned enough points to get free tickets for ferry and hotel in Gothenburg, I jumped with excitement. I knew I wanted to book an Easter escape trip to this city. Traveling is slowly becoming a passion. I love the fact that it makes me feel free. It teaches me how beautiful people from different cultures are, as it also fills my souls with new knowledge. The best part is traveling with my fiancé and making unforgettable memories that I would love to share with our future kids.

Gothenburg will always be a favorite destination and city on my list. We wanted to explore a new place other than our usual spots. In less that 30mins by tram from the Spar Hotel, we arrived at Salthomen, where we took a ferry to Styrsö one of the islands of Archipelago. I was amazed at how charming and peaceful the island is not to mention the small houses that I saw. There are no cars on the island which make it a perfect place for long walks and biking.

After hours of walking around on the island, we caught the ferry to Satlhomen and a tram back to the city again. We decided to watch “Logan” the movie and ended the day with a late dinner at Vapiano. A fancy restaurant where you order everything direct from the chefs. You witness every detail on how they prepare your food while you are standing in front of them. It’s such an extraordinary experience, and I love how fresh and delicious their pasta dishes are.

We spend the last day taking small walks in the park, window shopping in Mango and Zara where I bought this tote bag and fell in love with this pair of yellow mules. We also took a few pictures in town before catching the ferry back to Denmark. The Easter went by so fast, but I can’t complain. The holidays came at a perfect timing. I had a great time, and I’m glad I feel relaxed and full of energy again.

 

Thank you so much for reading and see you soon in a new post.

Pictures Shot by both, Axel and I

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Sweater: Zara

Jeans: H&M

Bag: Zalando

Shoes: Fred Perry

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When Coolshop Woman invited a bunch of bloggers to their exclusive blogger over a week, I knew it was going to be epic.  Coolshop Woman is part of the online Coolshop.com. I was excited to attend this event; to discover and learn something new. It was also an opportunity to interact and get closer to creative and like-minded people.

The evening started with a warm welcome from two sweet ladies who ushered us in, a photo session and cocktails. This blogger event was an introduction to different brands that Coolshop Woman sells in their online shop. We had the chance to try out some of their products as well. It was interesting to interact with the brands and hear the stories behind them. I also loved listening to their opinions about the products that were presented. Some of the brands that I interacted with are; SACKit, NORD Gourmet, Beauté Pacifique, and Peter Beier Chokolade.

Happy Juicery

One of the brands that Veroniccaher sister in law and I tried together was the Happy Juicery. They produce cold pressed organic juice in different flavors.  The green juice I had (I can’t remember the ingredients) was aammmazzing. Their juices are full of vitamins and minerals that are essential for our bodies. I was very pleased with the conversation we had with the ladies. My plan is to try Happy Juicery after the exam period. I am on a marathon with a busy schedule this month of April. Whenever I am busy, I tend to eat a little too much due to the pressure of trying to get things done. Three-day cleansing with Happy Juicery will give me that boost and detox to help me get back on my track again.

I had a blast at the event and loved catching up with everyone.

A huge Thank you to Coolshop Woman for having and spoiling me the entire evening. See you soon!

PS: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own based on my experience after attending the blogger event that was hosted by Coolshop Woman.

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The other day in the bus on my way home from the university, I was having a conversation that touched different topics with a friend. I was unprepared when she asked me “Michelle, how confident are you?” It took me a moment before I could answer her question. My cheeks felt warm because I knew I needed more time to discuss this issue.

My first thought was, how do I define confidence? When I was younger, I misunderstood the definition confidence. Nothing mattered as long as I fitted in the crowd. I had a hard time trying to find who I was. Years later, I have come to learn that being confident is accepting and embracing my flaws and who I am as a person. It is the ability to say “NO” without feeling the pressure to apologize to the world for being me. The ability to choose what makes me happy.

I have a better understanding of what confidence means to me. But, I do have moments when I feel less confident. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, I find it nerve wrecking. Life feels like is totally screwed. I get filled with emotions and insecurities. To avoid banging myself against the wall, I’ve mastered a few things. They help me boost my confidence back again whenever I experience these moments.

Avoid holding myself back and keep doing it.

When I started shooting my blog pictures, I totally sucked and was scared at the same time. After practicing for over a year, I can safely say that I am more confident now than when I began my photography journey. The more I’m out there shooting the more I learn, and the more confident I am. My motto is to avoid holding myself back and keep doing it.

Not to underestimate me

I am guilty of this, but I’m learning how to be more kind to myself. Self-doubt creates room for more insecurities, and that is not my goal. I have a few reminders on my phone that remind me of how great I am. They also remind me of the amazing things that I am capable of doing.

Not to be scared of failing

I adopt so many emotions and get confused when I fail to achieve something. It’s the worst feeling, and it affects me. I am learning how to accept my mistakes and try as much to push away the thought of being scared of failing. The important thing is to get control of my emotions and try it again.

Appreciate and celebrate small wins.

I find it necessary to acknowledge the smalls steps that I have made. It makes a big difference in enjoying the process and celebrating the small wins. I always feel proud of myself which increases my confidence and makes me feel motivated.

So, there you have it. A few of the things that I do to boost my confidence whenever I feel less confident. How confident are you and how do you define confidence? Would love to know your thoughts. Share them in the comments below.

Thank you so much for reading. I wish you a super lovely day.

Love..xx

Pictures take by Axel B.

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Sweater: H&M

Belt: H&M

Bag: Seen here

Shoes: Kenza sko Aalborg

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It is a week since we came back home from ski vacation Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria. It’s funny to say that I keep on dreaming about skiing and feel like I am sliding those mountains slopes. Axel’s Dad and his wife, Fie planned this trip. It was one of the easiest trips we have had so far. We did not worry about booking flights or where to stay.

After almost two and half hours of flight delay at the Billund Airport here in Denmark, we arrived safely at Pinzgauerhof hotel. It was already dark outside, so we did not get to see much during the one-hour bus drive we had from Salzburg Airport to the mountains until the following morning. The staff at the hotel were very welcoming, and I loved the fact that we could have both breakfast and dinner. They did a fantastic job presenting their dinner meal which always consisted of three courses.

I was in awe when I woke up the next morning. What I noticed when I looked out through the window were the mountains that surrounded us. The view was breathtaking as everything was covered in snow. My heart was full of joy, and I was overwhelmed and teary. A new experience was waiting.

Right after our first breakfast, Axel and I decided to go and ski. It was my first time, so I could barely balance my upper body. I registered to a ski school which took four days. My ski teachers were very patient and always keen to give advice whenever his other students or I did something wrong. And even though, I was so scared to ski from the top of the mountains, he made sure that we took small breaks whenever we needed them. And in the extreme snow storm, he would stop and wipe our glasses. Or, if any of us fell, he would come back and fix our ski shoes. All these small things that he did made us feel safe and in the right hands.

The weather in the mountains was unpredictable during the one week we stayed there. It would densely snow in the morning, and the next moment, it would be raining or sunny. During the week, we experienced both rain and snow days. We only had two beautiful sunny days. It was hot and important to use sunscreen else I would have gotten sunburns like Axel did. Regardless of the changing weather, I had a great time.

Normally, when I travel, I get so curious to know the city. I can walk for more than 10km a day exploring the hidden corners as well as finding places to eat like a local. This time, I honestly didn’t get time. I skied from morning to evening with small breaks somewhere in the mountains. During the after-ski, I would sit with my ski mates and talk about our experience. I guess skiing is the only way to explore the different places in the hills.

This ski vacation Saalbach Hinterglemm was one of the most dreamlike trips I have experienced in my life. I loved skiing. A huge Thank you to Axel’s dad and his wife, Fie who surprised us and organized everything.

And as always, Thank you so much for reading. I hope you having a great Monday

See you on my next post super soon.

Love..xx

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