Everything’s happening so fast

Hi everyone!

– And sorry for being so out of touch with the blog, but life got in the way..

Right now is the first time in ages that I have a moment to spare, to sit down, be bored, watch a movie, write my blog and so on. The only thing I have been persistent in updating, is my Instagram! So do take a look, there is a lot of new pictures!

Right now I am relaxing, drinking Cuba watermelon mixed with Carlsberg sport (pop basically) – It’s gorgeous, you guys got to try it if you haven’t! It’s so hot outside, it’s finally spring in Denmark, so I thought it was the perfect drink for the evening – not that I drink a lot, but today just called for it! But while I’m drinking this, I am watching a movie on netflix called ”Safe Haven”, a really good movie I might add, watch it sometime, but I gotta warn ya, its a ”girly movie” as my fiancé would put it. 😉


Tomorrow we are spending time with my family, firing up the grill and having some steaks and sausages, yum! I can’t wait, it’s gonna be awesome! 😛

I am happier than ever in life, I love my fiancé and every day, he makes me happy that I’m with him. It’s corny, but I even love cooking for him. I love spoiling him, making him lunches for work, just anything that makes his life a little easier, and why? Because I love him, just because I simply love him. He makes me smile, laugh and just stronger. I would never have dared starting my education as a Care Assistant if it wasn’t for him. He made me who I am in a way, he patched up a part of me that I had no idea was broken. He have been struggling real hard to find a job here in Denmark, not just any job, but a job as a tiler, and he found it! He is now working as a tiler in a small company and have made some great friends too, that just makes me so happy, I’m insanely proud of him!



Life is just so insanely exciting as a Care Assistant intern. I have tried a lot of things, that even some educated Care Assistants haven’t – or so they told me! 😉

I gave B12 intramuscularly – which means ”injection into the muscle”, that was probably the most intense injection I’ve tried so far! 😮 The needle is huge, or so it seems the first time you give the injection, I was calm on the outside, but inside I was shaking a little.. It went perfectly fine, no bleeding or anything and it went into the muscle perfectly, so I was happy and so was the patient! 😀

I have dealt a lot with insulin injections, their fairly easy, and so is the blood sugar measurements, but their a lot of fun, and its a whole new chapter that’s opening up for me, having to study about it and get into the whole ”fast working insulin and slow working insulin”, it’s so exciting!

I have worked with catheter’s too, observing them, inserting them, rinsing them, changing them and so on. That’s pretty cool too, even tho’ inserting them can be a challenge! No ones alike down there, just sayin’ 😀 haha!

Then I have tried to change an Ostomy, which can be really tricky and also messy, but luckily it weren’t – that time! 😛


I have probably done a lot more, but I have honestly forgotten, because I have been allowed to do so many new things, and I love the fact that I have! I have the best mentor, I can only ever say good things about her, I have to be at this place for 6 months, and I’m not wanting to leave the place at all! ❤ Even tho its way out at the country side, where there is farms and files n’ miles of fields! But it’s just beautiful..

So as you all can read, everything seems to just be working out for us (me and my fiancé), we have struggled a bit, but that’s over now, I can’t wait for the summer vacation, having his kids over, just like last year, I miss them very much. ❤

I hope you guys had as good a day as I have, I couldn’t have hoped for a better day, it was very busy, with a hairdressers appointment, grocery shopping, dog sitting, washing clothes and snapping pictures, but I loved today, every second of it!

See you online! x

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Perspective

Hi everyone!

Hope y’all had an awesome couple of months and are enjoying the early signs of spring – I sure am here in Denmark!

As I’ve gotten older, I realize you get another perspective on things, a maturity that wasn’t there just maybe four years ago, it just sorta snook up on me really.. 

I have since I started working as a carehelper and then intern and now assistant intern, gotten a whole new view on life, it sounds corny I know, but life changed. I can’t tell you the exact time it did change tho, maybe it was when I cared for my first terminal citizen, maybe it was when I saw someone who had passed away for the first time or maybe it’s the countless times I have held someone while they cried for whatever reason. – I just know that I grew up.

I have learned to cherish my healthy body, feel blessed by my working brain, to appreciate my family and friends and to have patience and also most importantly empathy, not something everyone is born with, but something you need, if you want to be in the line of work im in. It’s something I know my mom have passed on to me, she was a carehelper herself, (she just retired) and I have grown to respect and admire her more and more through the years, I am so deeply proud of my mother.

I wish that I found my calling a lot sooner in life, cause now I just want to start my career and to start working – not something you hear everyone say I guess, but that’s how I feel. 

As I mentioned earlier, somehow I got more mature, and every step towards my education seems like it’s making me more sure of the choice of career I’ve taken. Everything just seems to work out for me and I am taking all my classes very seriously. It’s like I live and breathe for this, in some sort of way. I love that, I love the adult me, the mature woman I have turned into.

I find myself in situations, where I act very differently to how I would have acted when I was just four or five years younger, it’s insanely strange for me, but I also like it. I’m getting taken seriously when I talk about things conceening my field of work and in some way I’m proud but in others, I’m baffled! I still feel very young and very green, like I have a lot to learn, but I’m getting there and I’m willing to do everything it takes, to be a great assistant, it means a lot to me.

I love my line of work! ❤

Life lately in pictures

Lately I have been really ill, I have had the flu, and so you all know that feeling, of being cooped up inside, but having no strength to go anywhere? – that’s been me lately.. Full of cold, coughing and fever – oh joy! But I’m starting to come around though, after a full week of pure torture, I hate being ill! I have seriously slept so much lately, that now when I’m finally feeling a bit better, I messed up my sleeping pattern completely, argh! 🤣But it’s gonna be great going back to work / my internship, I really missed it and all my colleagues! ❤

Other than that I have been insanely busy with my education, I have ordered / received books for my new school semester (Nine to be exact! 😅), which will be totally different this year, since I’ve been “bumped up” from a care helper intern, to a nurses assistant intern, so I am basically not finishing my care helper education, but moving straight on to the nurses assistant education this month, the 20.03.17 to be exact, yikes! 😱 So the one picture of ALL my books, that’s what I’m gonna be doing for the next couple of years, scary stuff, but also very cool! I can’t wait to start, it’s my dream that’s come true really and I’m so proud of being given this opportunity to skip a step and move on to the education I so badly want. ❤

I have been enjoying life a lot with my fiancé, getting a bit of takeout – sushi (he got a wok dish since he hates sushi – except the deep fried prawns you guys see on the picture lol) Watching a ton of good movies (mainly on Netflix) and just plain relaxing, we have had a lot going on before Christmas and all through New Years, with traveling, holidays and my education, so we are just enjoying the peace and quiet that kicks in after the holiday rush, it’s fantastic! 😍

We have been getting into my fiancés “new” hobby a bit, I basically got my fiancé a fish tank for Christmas, since he has been dying to pick up this old hobby of his, I thought it was an awesome idea, and it was a perfect Christmas present. After that, he has slowly filled it with the fish he wanted. (An albino pleco pair, some blue ram cichlids, some beautiful cherry red shrimp and some neon tetras) The whole thing have been quite the adventure to say the least, and I have gotten to enjoy this hobby of his and the tank is just insanely beautiful to look at! I love all kinds of animals, so I can fully say, that I really love his hobby – it’s pretty damn awesome!

So I have been going mad on MAC products, I purchased this fantastic “Retro Matte liquid lipcolour” in the shade so me and got so into it, that I had to have a second one, called burnt spice, I do not regret getting these two, their insane, lasts for hours and hours and looks great on! 

Besides make up, I have changed my hair, I had a very dark brown haircolour and I pulled all the colour out and added in a tone 6, basically it’s a very light brown, on the box it said “dark blond”, but I do think it’s more of a light brown really, but I love it, and it’s the colour closest to my real haircolour, so I’m keeping it this way, I am really liking it. ❤ 


I hope you guys have had some great months into the new year and that you have had amazing holidays before that, we are enjoying the calm before the storm – which means my education swap and then my finances birthday coming up around the corner – omg! 😱😜 It’s gonna be great!

See you online! x

Gonna be a long day..

”Flexibile learning”

That is what they call it, sitting in class without any teacher, at an adult education facility, its silly, all those modern smartass ways of learning, and our teachers are caught in the middle of all of this, saying they agree with us, but can’t do anything. It’s the politicians that think it’s a great way to run the classrooms, once a week, a Thursday for us, and we are sat there, all alone for hours, getting a tiny bit of homework, that we do in about half an hour and then we can stare into the wall, or get unattendance if we leave.. Decisions, decisions.. *sigh*

I feel the teachers though, it must be horrible to work like this, to be professional and having to deal with these ”clever” politicians and the fact that they know nothing about teaching or how students learns and how we thrive in a classroom. I wish it was different, I wish we had normal classes and would learn something in these hours, its important to me, it really is. I am dealing with people every day, and I need to be sharp and informed, to know what to do in each situation that can appear, but the teachers are doing their abselute best with what they have been given, thats for sure, I love the teachers, but damn the system is terrible. I wish that the politicians would spend a month in a students or teachers shoes, and then create new and suitable ideas for learning and thriving.

We do learn a lot at my school, but can’t help but wonder.. How much would we learn, if we did not have this ”flexible learning” every Thursday? How ahead would we be? How much extra could we learn? – It’s worth a thought really.

Hope all you guys have a lovely Thursday, I will try, even though I’m tired and am moody cause of this ”flexible” way of learning lol..

See you online x

From 2016 to 2017

I have a lot to tell you guys!

A lot of new and exciting things have happened lately, goals I have reached, all new opportunities and much more.. I hardly know where to begin, so I will try to tell you guys everything and hope I remember everything. I haven’t been writing a lot lately, actually not at all, but I have been insanely busy with my education and just everyday life, my work / internship, my fiancé and my family, so I have neglected the blog, and I am sorry, I hope to have a lot more time from now on, to write, which I really love to do.

Love:

My fiancé and I are doing fantastic, he is truly the love of my life. Everything seems simple with him and I feel stronger and a lot more confident than I ever did before. He changed everything when he came into my life, and I have him to thank for a lot of positive changes in my life. – My education especially, I couldn’t have done it without him and his support, he is nothing but amazing.

We are planning a complete redecoration of our home, and we already did some of it, the kitchen is done all up, and is looking gorgeous! We got a new sofa too, and soon we will get a new TV unit and coffee table. My fiancé have always been amazing at DIY, and our kitchen is made by him completely, the tiling and everything.

We are having a lot of ideas for the future and its so exciting to be able to plan all of this together, I’m a lucky woman.

My education and work:

Well as you all might already know, I started my Care Helper education (SOSU hjælper in Danish), I went to Greve and got an internship, and I started my internship, and I met so many new and amazing people, the colleagues I worked with, have been nothing but amazing, and I felt part of the team instantly. I love working with elderly, and I feel like I’m making a huge difference in people’s life, by just being there and being me – what more could I wish for? – But I got luckier than I ever imagined!

Shortly after my internship, still half a year to go of my education, I got offered another contract by Greve Communes education consultant as an assistant, Nurses Assistant – or Care Assistant if you like. It’s huge to me, I will be skipping my Care Helper education and moving directly on to the Assistant education, the one education that I wished to have, the helper just being a way to reach my main goal.

I will be able to dose pills, do catheter care (flushing them out, insert them and change them), tend wounds – all sorts! I love it, it’s so exciting to me and I can’t wait to begin! I have already started to try different Assistant tasks just before the new year, and now I have a bit of school, I will proceed on the Helper education, until its time to start the Assistant education, which will be Feb the 20th. January I will be doing my internship at the same care center, and there I will be experiencing the work tasks of an Assistant, oh I can’t wait!

I can’t express how grateful and lucky I feel, and how much I appreciate this amazing opportunity, my work means the world to me, and my workplace too, I love my colleagues! I found the one thing that I want to work with, the rest of my life.

Exorcise:

I was the lucky winner of a fitness package from Club Matas, I won a Garmin Smart Scale and a Garmin Vivofit 3 watch!

the weight is Wi-Fi connected, it measures weight, body mass index, body fat, skeletal muscle mass and more, recognizes up to 16 users and have up to 9 months of battery life!

The watch features 1+ year battery life, it shows steps, calories, distance, intensity minutes and time of day on backlit display; monitors sleep, have an auto activity detection classifies activity type on Garmin Connect, it reminds you to stay active with move bar and audible alert and automatically syncs to Garmin Connect to save, plan and share progress.

I love the watch! Am wearing it every day, and It’s amazing, I walk a lot at work, I walk about 6,5 kilometers, for me that’s about 10.500 steps a day, and it shows how many calories I burn doing it, am quite loving this! So in 2017, its time to get fit and watch out for my body, I want to strengthen my back, cause in my line of work, I use my back a lot!

My Coca Cola detox:

I was quite addicted to Cola, I wrote a blog post about the addiction and what it did to me, headaches, dizziness, nausea and tremors when I didn’t drink the stuff, I had pretty much every damn withdraw symptom in the book! It scared me so much, that I quit drinking it, and It’s been a year since I drank the stuff and to be honest, if it wasn’t for my fiancé, I would probably be drinking it still. – I’m thankful, and very proud of myself, I actually stopped drinking that stuff and I quit an addiction! I don’t smoke, I don’t really drink – all I really did was drink Cola, but that was bad enough. Now It’s over and it feels fantastic!

Books:

I started to read a lot again, and I quite adore thriller books, am reading one currently that’s called ”The slaughter man” by Tony Parsons, in English. Have been thinking about writing some book reviews again, I love reading and if I find any good books, I might as well send some reviews your way!

Merry christmas and a happy new year!

Hope you all had a merry Christmas and a happy New Year, I sure did, I was spoilt immensely this Christmas, and my New year was calm and relaxing, just as both my fiancé and I needed. Christmas was spend with my family this year, with duck and a pork roast and all the trimmings us Danes usually have. New years were steaks and salad, cream potatoes and some gorgeous bread. It was highly needed, family around us and some us time, just finally relaxing, we really needed that.

See you guys online x

 

 

 

 

Life lately

A girls hair is her secret weapon, or at least I think so.. And my hair is definitely what makes me feel attractive and feminine. So August (almost at the end of August), I spoiled myself by visiting my hairdresser and getting a new hair color and some reflexes made. – It was highly needed, since it’s been ages ago that I went to the hairdressers. 

So I’ll give you guys some before and after pictures below! 😄

A before picture

The after picture

The result is just perfect, and I’m so happy that I listened to my hairdresser and what she thought would suit me, sometimes it just works out better than imagined!

At the beginning of September I finally got myself dragged to the opticians to get my glasses ordered – not one of my fondest experiences tho.. I have to wear them every day, normally I just need reading glasses, but my sight got worse through the years apparently. So I ended up buying Karen Millen glasses and am crossing my fingers and hoping I won’t get worse eye sight any time soon. – I really don’t like glasses much, that’s the honest truth! I feel geeky with them on (More than I already am yes!) and most of them don’t fit my petite face – it looks like the glasses are wearing me and not me wearing the glasses.. So I ended up with a pair that wasn’t that bold, even tho I wanted bold, go bold or go home right?! But I just don’t suit bold glasses..

A close up of me and my new glasses!


So that’s my glasses, nothing big or extreme, just a classic look, it was horribly to pick out glasses – I was torn between this model from Karen Millen and a Hugo Boss model. To be fair, I adored both of them, but these fit me the best. I hope that I’ll get more confident wearing them, but right now I’m not thrilled.. But it’s better than not being able to see properly or have headaches all the time..

Hope your month was as good?

See you online x

Being someone’s “bonus” 

I told you guys in my last post, that I have had so much going on and have been very busy, that’s the reason I’ve been a bit quiet here! 🙂 

A picture from Tivoli


I finally have a little time now, and I can share with you all what I’ve been up to! 

My fiancé have been blessed earlier in life with three amazing kids and I get along with very well with their mother, she is a good friend of mine I might add and a brilliant mom! Their three kids have been on vacation here in Denmark for two weeks, and I’ve been experiencing how it is to be a “bonus mom”. ❤️

A picture from Copenhagen zoo

 
We went to Tivoli (A Danish amusement park), we went to the Zoo in Copenhagen and we went to Dino Land in our town (a huge indoor playground). We did a lot while they were here, and it was amazing to be a part of their life, I’m really lucky to be able to see them grow up like this. Their truly amazing kids and so well behaved.

A picture from Tivoli

As soon as they left us at the airport, I must admit, I cried. I was getting so used to having them around, the laughs, the hugs and the busy days.. Our home was empty and quiet after they left, it really was. They will always have a home here in Denmark with their dad and I, their brilliant kids, all tree of them. 

A picture from Copenhagen zoo

 
So this is why I’ve been so madly busy, and I’ve been loving it! I now understand the busy life of a parent / bonus parent, but also the joy that comes with it – it’s truly unique. So to every parent or bonus parent out there, so much love from me to you! It’s hard work, but it must be so rewarding.

See you guys online! x