People who have been following my blog for a while probably have noticed already, but I’m a big lover of herbal tea. Herbal tea isn’t just caffeine free, but different herbs also have a different effect on our body and mind. For example, chamomile is known to reduce stress and anxiety levels, and it also treats insomnia. It tastes great by itself, but because it’s fall season, I decided to share a calming tea recipe that combines chamomile with rooibos and cinnamon. The perfect tea blend to help you relax while you’re wrapped in blankets during the cold fall weather.
More than half a year ago I gave up coffee. It was messing with my sleep, my emotions, and the high amounts of caffeine I consumed daily were even making me physically sick. The first two weeks were the hardest, and I was having extreme withdrawal symptoms. But things got better afterward. I’m falling asleep easier than before, and overall I feel happier and more relaxed. I even feel more energized.
I mentioned my caffeine free lifestyle in another blog post before and got a lot of comments from people who said they would never be able to give up coffee. Since I have way more energy now compared to when I still drank coffee, I decided to write down the 7 things that make me feel energized without coffee.
Three months ago I started this blog, unsure what to expect. Most of the blogs I see around are about beauty or fashion, but personally, I’m not very interested in that. I like seeing other people’s cute looks, but I would never be able to blog about it myself. I don’t even wear make-up! It made me scared that I would stand out too much, or that people wouldn’t be interested in my content.
But somehow I ended up with way more readers than I expected. I’m still trying to find my way in the blogging world, but I’m happy with where I’m heading. And to celebrate this, I decided to make a list of my favourite posts of the past three months.
I just got back to work after my summer vacation, so this is a good time to write an article about my daytime job. I work in the tech industry as a full-stack developer, meaning I make websites and apps for a living. Working in tech, especially when you’re the only female developer in the company, can be hard at times but I wouldn’t want to have any other job. So I wrote down my five favourite things about being a developer.
This is my third summer here since moving to Norway. During the last semester of university, almost three years ago, I was an intern at a design agency in Oslo. I lived here for three months, from February to June. And I liked it a lot. SoI started searching for a proper job and immediately after graduating I moved back here. Moving to Norway was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I still enjoy living in Oslo. Last month I wrote a blogpost about questions related to my immigration. This time, to celebrate my 2 year anniversary here, I’m writing a post about what my first three summers looked like.