The Truth About Cancer

 
I posted something about this documentary series on social media at the begining of this month. Now we're at the end of October which is Breast Cancer Awarness month.
50% of the people and family that I know of who has died recently, has died of cancer.
And it feels like that in twenty years or so, the majoity of deaths will mainly be caused by cancer.
 
I never knew much about cancer, only that it's healthy cells turned bad.
I could never imagine saying "Fuck Cancer", because that would be like saying "I hate my body".
Hate turns into more hate.
 
We don't have to embrace cancer, but embrace the fact that if something can turn bad it can also turn into good again.
Reprograming by giving what it lacks: Health.
 
When things work, they work.
A healthy body can't become severly sick.
 
If you haven't watched this series, I recommend you do.
And if you know about someone with cancer or a family who suffers, share it with them.
Everyone deserves to know better, so we can choose to do better in the future.
 
You can sign up for the replays here and watch the first episode here.

Small Steps Leads To BIG Change

  
Is it weird that I get anxiety from being absent on the blog? More than one week doesn't feel good. More than two makes me feel ashamed. More than three, I’m evil to not put something out there. Anyone feel the same?
But blogging more than two times a week makes me feel like I'm not bringing quality and thought into my posts. And I hate when I do "filler reviews" instead of admitting that I'm so full of ideas that I hit walls. – Yeah, filler reviews are those really straight forwards short reviews just to say something. Anything.

Living in a fast paced world makes you feel like you're disappearing into a crowd if you're not active and deliver in time or consistently and also of quality. How can someone be remembered or live up to that in this day and age?
 
If you take it seriously, it will stress you out.

My lack of posts lately has been majorly affected by the need to shift my focus and energy into making blogging something more than just a hobby. I have so many ideas but I'm mostly doing it all by myself and I'm the only creative person I know, so all details and design sits on my shoulders.  Well, I kind of have myself to blame because I'm a loner by heart with aspie traits, connecting with people or even turning to others for help doesn’t come very naturally to me. It’s probably some control issues that I’m dealing with too.

Two years ago I bought a domain for this blog with a vision. I also finally found a subject I'm passionate about and that brings me joy to share and write about. Buying that domain name was the kickstart, but when it comes to change and the unknown I’m pretty slow at start. I need to be 95% sure of things before I even try to do them. And I'm much so guided by feelings.
 
If I don't feel confident, it's probably not the right time. 

But something I've faced a lot this year and learned from is that you can't always wait for confidence to grow. You kind of have to water and tend to it.
"When things are perfect I will do this… When I have this I can do that…” When and when and when, it was ruining me from going after my dreams and living the life I wanted.  Truth is, there will never be a right time; things will never be perfect. What happens is that you get stuck in “Perfection Paralysis”.
In the end you have to put Action before Perfection.
I tell myself: I am not Coca Cola, I can always change my mind.
Not putting something out there, no matter how bad it may be the first time, is not doing anything for progress.
You don’t always have to believe in yourself at first, by watering and giving some occasional fertilizer (aka: action steps) belief will start to come to you.

At the beginning of this year in March I applied for Marie Forleo's B-School. Since then I've been testing and planning, dreaming and taking small baby steps. However, I need to do it in my pace, no matter how slow I am comparing to others.
The course was the final tool into actually knowing how to put my dream out there.

I'm probably one of the oldest bloggers out there and no one knows about it.
I've been blogging since I was fourteen, that's 2005 guys. I've had several blogs, one even more successful than this one, thanks to one famous blogger...
And one that I managed one night around 2AM high on coffein to accidentally completely erase. Yeah, I still beat myself up after that stupid double click I did back in 2009. And had to kind of start from scratch again. 
But maybe if I hadn't done that, maybe Frivolous Girl would have never been born?
Well I'm hoping there was some kind of greater purpose to make up for all the memories and thoughts lost in to cyber's vacuum.

I’m ashamed it has taken me two years to do this, but the almost-right-but-perfect-time has come, I’ll be moving my blog where I will have more control and I’ll be releasing all the fluff I always wanted to do. It will probably seem “B" at first, but keep in mind I’m a one woman show. As of the summer I’m actually registered as self-employed company, just to pressure me more to finish what I startedand get som money back for that expensive camera I bought for my blog. (high quality pictures has really payed off!)
 
When will the move happen?
As soon as my boyfriend manages to set up a decent site to blog on. In other words: the deadline is preferably before December, but I can't promise anything. My boyfriend has a fulltime job and my programming skills extends to source mapping which isn't enough to build a website. But I can do some wicked graphics with it.
But just the thing that my life brought an awesome programmer + my graphic design talents together shows that this is what I’m supposed to do.

I’m really nervous and excited to take you with me on this :D

So I’m sorry for the lack of content lately, but with the move I’ll be starting from scratch. Which means I’ll be manually, importing the most relevant content from this blog into the new site. I should really hire someone to do this, but the control-ist in me won’t and I'm not 100% sure on how I want things to look just yet.

I'm thankful for your patience!
Love you all and see you in future posts
XX

Which Companies and Brands Still Allow Testing on Animals?

 
In Sweden we celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day today, and in some parts it’s Taco Day from my understanding... But I wanted to shed light on a much more important day that occurs today: World Animal Day
It kind of gets forgotten behind all those buns and taco, if not of course your buns are vegan and so is your taco “meat”.
No one’s perfect, and we all make mistakes, and they are often forgiven when ignorance is involved.
I for instance feed my cat Iams, not even considering that a company that makes food for pets may conduct in animal testing and cruelty of some sort. I feel terribly sorry for that and all I can do is to do more research and make a better cat food choice next time. I've already found several kinder options even if cruelty-free cat food is scarce :)

So in dedication to World Animal Day I wanted to highlight popular beauty brands and companies that we’re faced with in the store that still perform animal testing or choose to sell in parts of Asia where animal testing is considered law.
 
I hope we can all use up that Maybelline mascara and go for a better cruelty-free option next time, or even better yet: write to the company about your disappointment and why you won’t be buying their products anymore.
If you want a bigger list of companies to avoid and a green list of companies that truly are cruelty-free and work for it, I highly recommend checking out Suzi’s blog Cruelty Free Kitten. She has a lot of good information and has taken contact with a few companies to get to know their true nature on the subject.
 
Let's end this with a tweetable:
When you know better, you should choose better.
 
 
And in the comments below, tell me if there's any beauty product you will stop buying because of their involvent in animal testing?
 
 
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