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Starting point.

I'm turning 30 tomorrow. Surprisingly it doesn't scare me as I thought it would. Maybe because in the past few monts I have caught up with some of the stuff I thought I would have achieved by now: I got married and we just paid the down payment on our very own apartment. I also have a job that I love (or actually two jobs as I'm also a fitness instructor) and I'm really happy with my life. Of course there are things I would have different but so does everyone, right? (I could always use some extra money.. Haha)

What I now look for is a bit more structured everyday life. I feel like I have much more to give than I do now. I should start to take better care of myself and set healthier goals considering my eating and excercise habits. Also now that I have my very first own home, I would like to finally decorate it the way I want (as I don't have to care about landlords and their constat demand for white walls and cheap kitchen closet doors). I also want to give more time for my favorite hobby, knitting and finally start to design my own patterns.

This blog is a way for me to document the new page in my life. A new decade is starting for me, a new home and I'm still learning to be a wife instead of a girlfriend, not to forget about being now a part of a Swedish speaking family. Here I will write about my crafts and projects, my decorating, my cooking and my progress with my new excercise plan. Let's see where this is taking me!

P.S. The name for my blog is a tribute to our youngest cat, Luna, whom we adopted from an animal shelter over two years ago. She constantly amazes me by being so carefree, happy and trusting even though she was so badly neglected when she came to us. 


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