My little blog is celebrating 1 year! Before I finally settled on a name and a content for it I had several failed experiences, and in result I'm not exactly sure when Life as a Moodboard was "born". But it was around this time last year and I would like to celebrate it by telling you a little bit of why I decided to do it.
life as a moodboard
(OK! it is not that epic as I made it sound...) I had been living in Denmark for a little less than a year and apart from going to language school I didn't do much else and had a lot of free time at home. The shock of moving to a different country was fading away, my brain was getting mushy and I desperately needed something to exercise my creativity and to allow me to learn new things.
A blog! why not?...that would be a real challenge.
I decided to focus, mainly, on three themes that I was drawn to: Interior Design, Photo Styling and Cooking. And I was hoping that by looking at other people's work and other blogs I could bring those different "worlds" inside my own home and my own life... my blog should be a platform for the moodboard/inspirations I use in my everyday life. Not to much to ask! And I had no idea what I was doing...(still don't)
I've dedicated most of my interior Design posts to the Scandinavian Style...it made sense since I now live in a Scandinavian country... and made an effort to learn a bit more about Danish design in particular. And that influenced the way I began "building" my own home.
Inspired by the wonderful work of talented photographers and stylists I gathered the courage to start taking my own pictures... to experiment, to learn and to mature my photo skills - I'm far, far away, from being a professional but I think I made some progress and, most important of all, I enjoy it.
I have shared recipes I found on the internet as well as traditional dishes from my country and my family. I always try the recipe and take my own photos, and those posts are probably the ones were I allow myself a little bit more freedom in my writing and therefore they are the more personal ones. I even discovered I love baking! I made bread for the first time and shared that...well... slightly bumpy experience. And it was so much fun!
Now, I am one of those people that never seem to finish or go through with anything, and I lose interest in things pretty quickly. So when I began this adventure, for the first couple of months, I kept having the same thought in the back of my mind: "when are you going to give up?".
That is why this 1 year mark is so important to me... I didn't quit, I'm still very much interest and excited about it, and even though there are days when I feel a little less inspired, I still love what I'm doing! Ha!