August.

People don’t get what they deserve, they get what the negotiate.
— Igbo proverb

August was full of tides and heat and contrasts. From lazy work days to seeing Kendrick Lamar in Oslo to mountain hikes to heart breaks. All refreshing and exhausting at the same time. I walked a lot; spoke for hours on the phone with my best bae. I got drunk in the middle of the day and got a sunburned scalp, wanted to punch people in the face, and still haven’t slept soundly (med free) for a full night since January.

And now, I’m tired. 2018 was supposed to be the year where I had fun, after five years of studying and constantly having a rabbit heart. I think I have forgotten how. The rabbit is still there, beating the beat of all the things I should have done and would have done if only I’d been better.

I am better. Better at saying no. Better at saying yes.
Better at telling people to fuck off. Better at saying sorry. And not saying sorry, when it’s not my fault.
Better at being tired. Better at being angry. Better at being sad.

I just need to learn to get better at all the good stuff as well.

I love this stuff #3.

  1. Beyoncé's interview with Vogue.

  2. I'm learning Spanish with Fluenz and after just three sessions I'm already better than after 17 levels on Duolingo.

  3. Plant milk in coffee. It only took me a couple of years before I realised coffee and milk is a-ok together.

  4. After working with Meg Squats as my coach for half a year I can't recommend her enough. She also has a program with Bodybuilding.com that's cheaper than 1-to-1 and 12 weeks programming.

  5. I just love Meg in general. Check out her Instagram.

  6. Listening to audio books on my way to and from work, and when I go for walks.

  7. If you're like me and haven't checked out Critical Role until now .. you should. It's kind of cool.

  8. Brilliant is a cool app that let’s you practice logic problems and get better at math an science. And you know who needs that? I do.

  9. Being honest about sad shit in a non-self-deprecating way.

  10. This new place I found in Oslo earlier in August called Prindsens Hage (pictured).

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X.

Stay away from people who get mad, punish you or ghost you when you disagree with them.

Stay away from people who don't make time for you.

Stay away from people whose words don't match their actions.

Stay away from people who make you feel like you can't be yourself.

Stay away from people who're not willing to learn, grow, or understand other perspectives.

Stay away from people who lie.

Stay away from people who compete with you in a toxic or unnessecary way. 

Stay away from people who talk shit about others and then befriend/stay friends with them.

Stay away from people who make you feel tired and drained.

Stay away from people who find other's misfortune entertaining.

Stay away from people who don't want to see you happy.

Stay away from people who don't take responsibility for their actions.

Stay away from people who don't apologise when they turt you.