peace

Appreciate peace!

How’s it the saying goes, you only realise how much you want it after it’s gone?

Eight days ago my roommate moved out, and since then there’s been no piece and quiet. The couple that own the place have been here ever since. Working away on what I don’t even know. Well, part of it. They’ve spent time cleaning and changed a few¬†cupboards, which I admit is nice. Over-all, they’ve just been here. Doing stuff. And then my new roommate moved in yesterday. So there’s been a lot of hammering and talking, discussions and all in all, just disturbing the peace that I usually feel in my home.

It’s normally really quiet, and appreciate that. but after this week of disturbance I really miss it!

People moving around in the apartment makes me tense all over. I don’t know what they’re gonna do, if they’re doing stuff that will concern me or if they will knock on my door.

Living with a roommate I’ve learned to relax while hearing the normal noises from that, the stove going, the toilet being flushed and stuff like that. But this, boxes being unpacked and furniture being moved, it stresses me out.

I can’t seem to relax like this. But there’s hope. I think roomie will take a few days to settle in, but then I believe the piece and quiet will settle over the apartment again, and I’ll be able to relax and calm down properly again.

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Soft music playlist

Maybe this is more for myself than for anyone else. It might be. Or it just might be something that someone else can use for themselves. But I was in a weird mood tonight, and for some reason I opened Spotify and pressed the first playlist I found… and I found just what I needed. Soft music and tones that fit my mood, that let my mind wander and at the same time made me stick with myself and not drift off too far.

Since I got lucky I wanted to share, and I wanted to save it for future reference for myself.

  1. Colbie Caillath – Try
  2. Alex & Sierra – Little Do You Know
  3. Rachel Platten – Better Place
  4. Labrinth – Jealous
  5. John Legend – You and I (Nobody in the World)

 

Favourite place (One of..)

IMG_2270.JPGBornholm, Denmark. Fall. (photocredit: lifeofachickpea)

Don’t think this needs all that much of an explanation.

It’s one of my favourite places.
It’s beautiful.
It’s calm.
It’s peaceful.
It’s special.
It’s free.

My mind can wander when I’m there. Or it can settle down. There’s no judgement – no expectations.

It’s far away. I only go there around once a year, but I love that time. Always in the fall so the leaves are colourful¬†and the sun shines so beautifully.