Mixed emotions

Two blog posts in one day?! I’m on a roll! I really felt like writing today so here it goes. Today is Midsummer’s Eve in Sweden, Midsommarafton as we call it back home. It’s a really fun day where friends and family get together to celebrate. The girls wear flower crowns (yes this tradition was there way before the Snapchat filter), there’s delicious food and then everyone go down to the pole where bands play and people dance around it. It sounds silly but is so much fun. It’s a great day surrounded by loved ones and it makes me a bit homesick.

Then this photo above popped up on my Facebook reminding me I graduated a year ago on this day. I couldn’t believe it. In one way it feels like it was just yesterday and in so many other ways it feels like it’s been much longer than just a year. So much has happened. I started working at lululemon just before I graduated. Then  shortly afterwards I left my part time marketing agency job to go full time at lululemon. I was living with the hopes my temporary contract would be become a permanent one once it had expired. It didn’t happen and I was devastated. I had met so many incredible people and I was heartbroken to leave. It was really tough.

Then came the job hunting where days turned into weeks and then months without any sign of a job in sight. I felt like I was being picky, holding out for a job when I wasn’t even sure what I was looking for. I went to job interviews where I got my hopes up but ended up disappointed. I started doubting myself and my abilities. Started thinking that I was being ridiculous for being so picky when I actually wasn’t even being picky in hindsight. Jamie, friends and family were all so supported and said something will come along. I tried to believe them but at the same time, how could something just appear out of nowhere? It sounded way too good to be true but then it happened. I got that email saying they’d read my blog and wanted to meet me, a meeting about writing some blogs led to an actual full time job only a couple of weeks later. That thing I was waiting for appeared and when it did I knew it was it.

Looking back now I’m glad it happened the way it did because I wouldn’t be where I am today. The girl in the picture above had no idea where she would be in a year’s time. She was so hopeful but she had no idea what she wanted to do with her life. A year later she knows and I wouldn’t know if it hadn’t been for this crooked road I’ve had. My mission in life is to help people get fitter and healthier to live happier lives. I want to show that it doesn’t have to be a nightmare to train or boring to eat healthy. I believe there is a type of fitness out there for everyone, you just need to find it. This is what I try to do through this blog and what I get to do through my role on the voomfit team. I’m so incredibly grateful everyday for it.

Without that journey I wouldn’t know this but now I do. Trust your journey, you will know your path when you find it.


M xxx

Published by madeleineskristensen

Madeleine Moves is a blog celebrating a love of exercise, food, travelling and life. I love being active, exercising and being out and about. With my blog I hope to spread this joy and inspire you to be your best. Who am I? I’m Madeleine (surprise). I’m a Swede who lives in the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. I moved here for my university studies and in summer 2016 I graduated with a degree in Business and Management at University of Glasgow. My keyword has always been balance. I love eating healthy food but I also love to indulge once in a while. You need to enjoy life at the end of the day and limiting yourself is not the way to go. With this I would like to say welcome to Madeleine Moves. Love, Madeleine

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