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I thought I would write something about myself – a little introduction, but I’m no master in minimalism when it comes to words, and maybe a normal introduction will be boring for you to read, or maybe I will save it for later. Anyway, I have written down ten things about myself. Maybe they will tell you nothing about me, maybe they will tell you a whole lot. I kind of think that it’s these quirky details that tell you something about a person, and, perhaps, not descriptions, as we mostly see them. Here goes:
- I cross my fingers when I’m putting my youngest to sleep in the pram. I really don’t need too, he’s a brilliant sleeper – during the day at least. But my firstborn was a no sleep at all kind of baby. It was always like one out of ten times I managed to get her to sleep, and with time I got very superstitious about it, and had all kinds of rutines like a very certain way to sing a very certain song, and yes, crossing fingers. And now it’s like they’re just stuck like that.
- I want my chocolate in the fridge. I love chocolate in any way – just not at room temperature. It’s just so much better cold!
- This is very common knowledge for people who know me, but I’m a big fan of David Bowie, and I listen to his music pretty much every day. Actually it has been a while because of point number four:
- I’m currently almost obsessed with the musician Alex Cameron. I got his latest record as a gift in start december and it has been on the record player ever since. It’s just so good, I can’t believe it. Even though he is actually singing about some very ironic and random things most of the time, it’s just speaks to me and I can feel it in every inch of my body. Even Fridtjof, my youngest, loves it and every single day he will point at the record player and we will slowdance to our favorite track “Candy May”.
- My sister just called while I was doing this list, and I asked her what the most random thing about me is, and her answer, without any hesitation, was “you are strangely good at playing the recorder” (you know, the musical instrument, the flute), so I guess that will have to go on here. And she’s right by the way. I’ve never played it regularly, but I guess I just seem to have a gift.
- As a kid I won a local photo competition, and I actually really wanted to be a photographer when I was growing up, but then I told myself I would never be good enough and forgot all about it, but somehow it has found it’s way back to me as an adult and I feel so grateful about it, and I really wish I could travel back in time and tell the little insecure kid-version of me to believe in herself.
- I cry. A lot. I cry when I’m sad and when I’m tired, but I also cry of joy. A Danish author once said that it’s okay to cry a lot, because he would bet you also smile a lot then. That is just so true.
- I get along with most people, and a thing people are saying to me again and again is that it feels very safe and natural to be around me, and it actually comes as a surprise each time because I’m actually very shy, and I often feel awkward and way to self-conscious around people, but it’s also making me very happy when people are telling me these things, and I’m sure that it is an important step in this whole “Come on, believe in yourself, girl”-journey I’m on.
- I’m writing on a book. I’m not done, and I don’t have a publisher yet or anything. Maybe it will never be published, but I’m writing on a book and now I have said it out loud. It’s such a hard and emotional process but I’m learning so much about myself. And I also think it’s turning out really well, in all modesty. So far at least.
- Aaand a last one: I’m always brushing my teeth twice. So when I’m done brushing, I will have some water and then go for round two. I just don’t think you get that fresh clean feeling after only brushing once.
And that was the list for now. And as you can see, I’m not even able to keep a list short.
Love from Freja