Sunday, April 26, 2015

The urge to hug someone

Hello beautiful people,
so recently I had a really weird feeling and I don‘t know if it is just me being weird or if it’s totally normal so I thought I would talk to you about it.

I was standing somewhere with my friends and while they were talking I was thinking about different stuff and I realized that in about one year I will probably live somewhere else and we will all study at different universities. That’s when I suddenly had the urge to hug them.
I didn’t want it to be one of those hugs where you just hug each other really quickly but I wanted it to be a real hug.

When I hug people (and I don’t mean to greet them) I get this feeling of being safe and that they will somehow stay in my life forever even though I know most of them probably won't. It feels like they can’t leave me and everything will be alright. And at that moment I just needed one of those hugs. I wanted to feel safe and I wanted to feel as if they would never leave.

A hug can comfort people and it can just mean everything to someone. 
Also when somebody does something really sweet I just instantly get the feeling that I should give that person a hug. Personally I think hugs are a great thing and I love hugging people in general. Hugging a person you really like or love is a great feeling.

Now tell me: 
Am I weird?
Do you also sometimes have the urge to hug someone?
Do you always know why you want to hug someone or does this feeling come out of nowhere? 

I'm really looking forward to reading your comments and I will talk to you soon,

Norina xx

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Don't judge people right away

Hello beautiful people,
today I wanted to write about another thing that is very important to me. After reading my post on bullying or homosexuality you'll probably already know how I think about judging people because of totally irrelevant things. I want to do one (or maybe more) post(s) just about this topic now.

We all know that if we go out we will get judged for what we wear, how we look, how we act and everything that gives people stuff to talk about us. And most of us are not better. We talk about other people as well (and not only in a positive way). I don't want to impute you to say those things but here are some sentences that all of you have probably heard (and sadly more then once). I don't want to offend anyone by those examples but all of these sentences I have heard one day.
Wow look how ugly she is!
Oh my god have you heard the latest rumor about him he is so gross!
Just imganine you would have to sit next to her! Watch out for your things she could steal your pencils and stuff!
 I've heard that another guy with the same religion this girl here has killed many people! Maybe she is also going to be a murderer later!

Okay what is wrong with us human beings that we have to judge everything someone else is doing. For a while now I've tried my best to not reply if some of my friends talk bad about another person. It is extremely hard even though it's a good thing to do.

I want to have a discussion with you down in the comments.
What do you think? why do we always have to talk about other people?
Why do we judge strangers even though we don't know anything about them?

I know this post is very short but I'm thinking about doing kind of a main post and then a small post every week. I hope to start a nice discussion and I'm very interested to hear aboout your thoughts.
Also make sure to tell me how you lie these short posts and discussions?

I will talk to you again next week,

Norina xx

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

5 things to do in Stockholm

Hello beautiful people,
So last week I stayed in the wonderful Stockholm for four days with my mum, a friend and her mum. And just let me tell you: it was amazing! Stockholm is abeutiful city with many old houses, little cafes and a lot of bridges.
Today I would like to share five things with you that you have to do in Stockholm.

1. Go for a walk

I've never walked as much in four days as I did in Stockholm. And we weren't the only ones walking. Honestly there were so many people walking in Stockholm, which was very different to my hometown. Depending on were you stay you can almost get everywhere by walking. In a book about Stockholm we also found some nice routes to walk (we did one in Gamla stan and one in Södermalm). By trying some of these routes you can find a lot of cool places and see some old churches or parks or whatever. One of the routes consisted of many different places from where you had a great look all over the town. On this route we also found the little cute house which you can see on the photo. We all found it so cute and took plenty of photos of and with it.
We also really liked to just walk around with no strict plan and find some nice places more by accident. Also you can see places where there aren't many tourists and you can see
how the swedish people really live.

2. Do a sightseeing by boat

Stockholm itself consits of many island, while some of them are rather small other ones are bigger. This constellation makes it possible to do sightseeing tours with a boat and it you don't get seesick extremly easily then you should definatly try this kind of sightseeing.Also you will get to see some of the important sights and get to know something about the history of Stockholm and some of the buildings.

3. Visit the Vasa Museum

The Vasa is a ship that sank in the 17th century and was salvadged 333 years afterwards. In the museum you can see the whole ship. All four of us were really impressed by the detailing and the facts that you were abled to read about the Vasa. It was interesting how the people on a boat lived in these days, like 200 men sleeping on the deck or how someone had to climb up the mast. All in all I can say that the ship was very impressive and if you for example have a rainy day this is the perfect place to go. And another great thing is that people under eighteen are free. So if you want to have a relaxed day without your parents you should go and visit the museum because I can say that I really enjoyed finding out more about the Vasa and the people at hat time.

4.Visit Skansen

Skansen is a big open-air museum where you get to see how the swedish lived a long time ago. You can go into some houses if you are interested in the history of Sweden or you can go and see some of Swedens animals. There have been mooses and bears and it was simply a great day. Just let me tell you that we were in this museum when it was a bit cold and so my friend and I weren't that motivated at first but now I'm very glad that our mum's convinced us to go. The houses were so adorable and in every building there was someone who explained everything (the people were all so nice and spoke perfect english so we had no problem to understand them).

5. Eat in a Café

There are many small cafés in Stockholm. We only had time to try a few of them but they were so amazing. I really liked Café Muren. It is in Gamla stan, which is the old town of Stockholm. On the photo you can see the choclate cake I had in Café Muren and let me just tell you it tasted so delicious.
Especially in Gamla stan there have been so many little cafés and I can honestly say that I would have tried every single one of them if I had the time. So if you visit Stockholm one day then make sure you check out some of the little cafés and tell me about them.

I'd really like to go Stockholm again one day and it would be great if you could tell me about some great cafés or also other things I have to see or try in Stockholm.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Do more of what makes you happy (3)

Hello beautiful people,
today I have another of my monthly posts where people talk about ten things that make them happy. For this month I asked one of my favourite bloggers for her list and gladly she said yes, which obviously made me happy. I'll put her link below this post, so make sure to check her out. Now without further ado here's what she wrote:

Hi! My name is MorningTime4, and I blog over at The Ups and Downs of My Not-So-Average Life. Norina has asked me to do a guest post on ten things that make me happy.

1. Writing
The first thing that came into my mind is writing. I used to not be someone who loved to write for fun, but in fifth grade, I began to love this craft because the words I write had the power to convey something strong, pure, and true, and often times I would connect with them on an emotional level. Sometimes I do procrastinate when I write, but I wouldn't dream giving it up.

2. Being outside
The outdoors are one of the things that make me feel alive! Since I didn't go anywhere often as a child, whenever I get to go outside, I run. I will often take off my shoes and just run. As one of my teachers said, "There is far more interesting things in life than screens in our jeans!"

3. Theatre
I wasn't always a brave child. I'd try to hide behind the spotlight. When my parents offered me a opportunity to audition, I said, "Why not?" Theatre has not only given me confidence, but a place to call home to and a place where I can sing and act out loud without being judged by people. Plus, rehearsals at night would sometimes go up until 8:30, and if I'm gone from my abode for that long, I feel the same thrill as I do when I'm outdoors, only much stronger.

4. Traveling
I've been to many places: Orlando, New York City, and Quebec to name a few. It's always so nice to travel.

5. Photography
Photography has helped me see the world from a different perspective. My parents are one of those people that, when it comes to take photos, always want everything to be posed. I know better than life is more than just posed moments. I take photos of everything, from Cinderella's Castle at Disney World to just flies people swat.

6. Photos/videos of old memories
Whenever I feel down, I look at old photos and videos of things that I did that I honestly remember, especially the videos. For some reason, whenever I attempt to film them, they always end up so outrageous awkward.

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7. Moments that don't necessarily involve me
Now it may sound weird to hear me say I take joy in other's joys, but that's the way I am. Like if I see a baby smiling at me toothlessly, I can't help but smile and wave back.

8. Friends
My friends are my second family, and they are literally some of the best people I know. I'm one of those people who has an inner circle of friend's I'm really close with, but I also do have friend's outside that circle. My friends and I would be weird around bookstores, pulling off weird pranks... Ah, they help bring some spice into my life,

9. Disney
Disney has been a part of my childhood, and whenever I am down or if there is nothing else to watch at hotels, I would watch their movies.

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10. Small Little Things 
Lastly, the small little things in life make me happy. People sometimes do not understand nor comprehend that life is all made up the small little things. Some of those things may not be what we perceive as perfect or pretty, but nether the less, that's what makes life beautiful.

Here's MorningTime4's blog

Again thank you so much to MorningTime4 for sending me your list. I can really agree with you in all those points.
I post this lists every month and I would love to get you all involved in it.
So if you want me to publish ten things that make you happy or that make you smile then send me an E-mail:

P.S.: I also want to say sorry for my last post. I was really sick last week but I had the feeling that I had to upload something. The post wasn't the best and I went straight back to sleep after writing it, so I am honestly very sorry. From now on I will try to write again like I did before.

I will talk to you next week,

Norina xx

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Letter to myself

Dear me,
I know you have holidays at the moment but that doesn't mean you should just relax the whole day and do nothing. Do something! Wether it is meeting friends or writing or reading or whatever. Of course it is ok to just watch tv sometimes and to sleep longer. But every second doing nothing is a second wasted. You don't want to much wasted time when your time comes. Stay strong, believe in yourself... All these motivational quotes are true. All of us can do something so get up and get started. Now you have the time. Now it is time. Do you want to go to school after holidays and say you didn't do anything. You don't have to have every day completely planned but 
Now get up from your couch and do something great,

Norina xx