Thursday, December 29, 2016

2016 - A review

It's time for a long entry about 2016!
It was a very different year, both good and bad stuff involved and WOW, it has been crazy when it comes to jobs! When this year started I really felt that it was time for me to leave the job I had been on for 3 years. It had nothing more to give. So I gave myself a new year promise to find a new one. And I did! In february I already was in a new kitchen. A bigger one. But sadly a worse one.. Some of you might remember how bad I felt during those months. It was so much stress so I was very close to a meltdown when I got an offer to work in a bakery for the summer. It was less time and less pay but my husband told me to do it and I did. I will never regret leaving that awful job for a summer with cakes and pastrys.

When summer ended I worked at a after-school centre for a week all randomly. That was interesting because I'm not really used to kids. After that I got the offer to start in a schoolkitchen nearby our apartment. I was a little sad going back to a kitchen again but it really was great! I instantly loved the people I worked with and it wasn't any stress at all there. Sadly it was only 50% so I had to work extra on weekends and sometimes evenings at a foodstore as a casheer and also fooddemonstrator.
I had in some ways made my peace with it though when suddenly I got a surprising and very unexpected e-mail!
A printing office I had sent a jobapplication for in November 2015 wrote to me and wanted me to start working there as a printmaker. When I was there talking to my new boss and he showed me around I felt such joy. I honestly cried on my way home in the car. Would I finally be having a job where I wouldn't have to do the dishes after other people!
I have been working there for a month now and it's the best job I have ever had. I love the people, the tasks and that all my weekends are free from work! Sometimes when I'm working I get little "happy jump" in my stomach because I love it so much! I really hope that I will get to stay when my probationary is over.

Another good part of the year is that my endometriosis actually has stayed more calm than I expected! I haven't been doing all the workouts I should but I guess my contraceptive pills are holding stuff in place more than one can imagine. I'm so thankful for that because pain is something I wouldn't have wanted in the mix this year with all the jobchaos..

Another thing that I have wanted to do for years but couldn't because it's forbidden to wear when working with food is pierce my septum :D So it was my christmasgift to myself this year.

This is the stuff I intended to do this year:
- Finding a new job (X)
- Don't stress about work at home (X)
- Keep working out but also take more walks (/)
- Be myself more and take less shit from other people (/)
- Do a healthy detox ()
- Visit a spa ()

With the awful job I had from february to june my workoutschedule really took a hit. I had zero energy. I have been taking more walks though and have also started my regular workouts again a while back!

This is the stuff I want to accomplish the year of 2017:
-  Visit London ( )
-  Visit a spa ( ) Maybe this year I actually will afford this dream, haha!
-  Go bowling more! ( )
- Talk less to my mom. ( )
This might sound weird to many people but seriously, the world need to stop acting like all kids should appreciate their parents no matter what. My mom makes me feel like shit.

And traditionally, the hair of 2016 :)

Also, the best movie this year was definitely Zootopia, so if you haven't seen it yet you really should :D


  1. I love the hair colors! wishing you a happy 2017

  2. Sounds like a great year. Good for you on the job front. I am going to be really honest with you. I totally understand why some people don't talk to their moms. My husband ended a lot of toxic relationships, including his mom because she is a real piece of work. Sometimes family isn't your blood relatives but people who are there for you and make you feel good about yourself. Having seen my husband go through all sorts of shit and to this day, I see after effects, I can understand why you would feel this way. So big hugs to you girl!

    1. Thank you so much Sylvie for saying that! <3 I hope your husband feel better now after ending all the bad relationships!

    2. You're most welcome. He does feel better and his sense of self worth improved. I totally support your decision 100% whether you limit your interaction with your mom, you cut her out completely or you decide that you want to try to mend this. A lot of people don't get why my husband doesn't talk to his mom and he goes through that too. Its YOUR life. If you ever need someone to talk to, please don't be shy.

  3. Wow, you too had a busy year...I'm so sorry you've had to go through so much struggle to find a decent job, I know how much it sucks. Also, about your mom...My mother and I have always had a rough relationship, but after her accident, my boyfriend and I moved home kinda be there for her. I thought we could at least try to help, but she's driving the both uf us crazy with her behavior; I've never felt so stupid and worthless in my life and and it's affecting my relationship with my boyfriend too. We're looking forward to move as soon as I have a steady job and I don't think we will ever be able to fully reconcile with my mom. But it's for the's our life after all...Ah, and if I had to choose a favorite, I'd say you rocked those magenta/purple-ish locks! ;)

    1. Yeah I remember you writing about it on your blog :/ so I really hope that you guys will be able to move out soon!

  4. I am happy to read you managed to find a job you really like at the end of the year. It can be very difficult to develop a professional career on a field you enjoy, so I am very glad to see other people manage to do it. That´s pretty much a total year hit, no matter what. You go, girl!

    Also, family issues can be very painful. If you feel someone is not treating you with the respect he/she should, then of course you are totally free to take action and let them know that´s not OK.

    I wish you can fulfill all your resolution for 2017!

    1. Yes, it's really a battle even getting a job these days and I never expected to get one that I love going to!

      Thank you for your support! <3

  5. Cant wait for those summer pics Brrr... -2 degrees here

  6. It always makes me sad to hear that some people's parents are so toxic. I heard just such a story from a friend today, and it disturbs me so much. I admire your strength in talking to your mum less, if that's how she makes you feel. <3

    1. Yeah It's just so wrong that the people who should stand one closest is instead the ones hurting the most. :/ Thank you <3