Hibernation

Hibernation

Hellooo, and a very belated happy new year! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday season.

It’s been very quiet on the blog since mid-December; it seems like I’ve gone into some sort of hibernation. With the busyness of the Christmas season, a nice old cold right before the holidays, and my general sensitivity to the cold and dark weather, it seemed like a good idea to take some time off and recharge.

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I think a lot of people have similar feelings in the cold and dark months at the beginning of the year – for me, it often manifests in a general feeling of tiredness and weariness, like any activity other than cuddling up on the couch with a hot tea and a book or Netflix series would be too much.

Which is interesting, because at the same time, January is a month of new beginnings, good intentions, and grand plans – lots of people make new year’s resolutions to eat healthier, work out more, drink less, or generally be better somehow. This year, I’m abstaining from resolutions, as they’re often too ambitious and thereby easily broken, meaning we crush ourselves with the weight of our own disappointment when we don’t manage to adhere to them all, 100%, all of the time.

This has also happened to me quite frequently with the blog – it’s easy to look at other bloggers with their seemingly endless energy, regular posting schedule, amazing photography and video skills, and get drawn into a spiral of self-doubt and chastising. “I should be posting at least three times a week!” or “I should really learn how to make video content!” or “Why isn’t my Instagram following growing more?”  So, I decided it would be a good idea to take myself out of that maelstrom for a little while.

 

So, am I coming back?

Yes! Absolutely. I love the blog, and I love interacting with all of you. I’m just taking things slowly right now and getting back to why I got into blogging in the first place – sharing things I enjoy. I might be posting a bit more irregularly, though, going with the flow of what inspires me.

 

What’s in store for 2018?

By the looks of it, 2018 will be a big year for me. In some personal news, I will be getting married in the fall, and I’m taking my first yoga teacher training over the summer, so there’s quite a bit of planning going on, which will only intensify once those dates draw nearer.

As for the blog, I’ll still be focusing on the things I love best: good food and Copenhagen! I also still have a huge backlog of pictures and post ideas from our US trip last fall, which I really want to share with you!

 

I hope you’re staying warm and hyggelig out there, and I’ll see you soon!

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8 thoughts on “Hibernation”

  • Hey Laura, glad that you are back, or at least coming back in 2018. And Congratulations on the upcoming marriage, that’s great news!! Wedding in Copenhagen or Germany?

  • Hello from a fellow blogger in Copenhagen. Spot on comments, would love to start a video blog, how can I increase my instagram followers. Too funny also that imaginary pressure of a back log of posts. From what I see you are alr day doing well so should be proud of your achievements . And oh my another bleak day with high winds!!!

  • “This year, I’m abstaining from resolutions, as they’re often too ambitious and thereby easily broken, meaning we crush ourselves with the weight of our own disappointment when we don’t manage to adhere to them all, 100%, all of the time.”

    So wahr! Und auch ohne Vorsätze hast du eine Menge vor :-) Das wird ein Wahnsinnsjahr.

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