If you ever think to ask, 'Vivian, what are you doing now?', this is where you will find my answer. This page is inspired by Derek Sivers, whose intentional decisions I find extremely moving.
As for me, I am...
Settling into my new home
It feels completely surreal that I have now got my own beautiful home. I got accustomed to sharing the kitchen and bathroom with everyone else at the crisis centre. It was actually kind of nice. But I am now able to leave my dirty dishes on the kitchen counter, for later. I was not able to do that for the past seven months.
My kitchen is small and there isn't much bench space. But it is finally possible for Hannah to stand on a little chair beside me while I prepare dinner. She can now help sprinkle salt on our vegetables, to transfer tomato pieces into the salad bowl.
In the same room, I have got a one-of-a-kind dining table that could easily fit seven, if I had that many chairs. A discarded turquoise door, a thick glass top and a chunky steel frame for the door and legs - I love this upcycled piece of art. Hannah and I are going to do all sorts of fun arts and crafts on this table. Plus eat delicious homemade meals.
The outside is inviting too. I am beyond thrilled that Hannah got a spot in a nature kindergarten. It is a 15-minute walk away from home, and we get to look at horses at the riding club on our way. The Danish landscape is a feast for my eyes. I count my blessings every time.
It has been a crazy, exhausting marathon prepping for the move. This is my first time having my own place and I had no furniture whatsoever. Living in this salmon pink building is kind of a big deal, because this is the start of the rest of my life. I think I need several weeks to recuperate from the move, but I already feel at home.
Updated September 2nd, 2022, from Fyn, Denmark.