God for a moment there I actually thought the writing was on the wall for this blog. I thought I had run out of things to write about but now with everything going on I felt an urge to sit down and pour my thoughts out into the cyber world once more.
Instagram has been my primary place of expressing myself as of late but I felt like this is my safe space where I can vent and think “out loud”. My place where I can create what I want and if someone feels as though they would like to read it and that it might even help them in someway that’s incredible too.
So much has been going on in my life and there are a heap of things I’d like to share on here but I thought a first post is a start. Maybe even a reintroduction?
Hi my name is Madeleine but I’m mainly called Maddie and Mads by those who know me. I’m Swedish (with some Danish and South Korean in me) but since eight years back I’ve lived in Scotland for six years and now Australia for two. Right now I live outside of Melbourne in a house share with friends I met at my gym. When I was younger I lived in Japan for a couple of years and started schooling in Singapore.
One of my major passions in life is moving through exercise, walking and exploring (hence the name of my blog). I’m not one for sitting still. The major thing I love training since four years back is Crossfit but I try to get some yoga in once in a while. I’ve also recently started to enjoying running and one of my favourite things to do with my gym friends is hill sprints on Sundays (when we are allowed to gather in groups legally). When I feel like doing something a bit more relaxed I love a big walk out in nature, especially if there is a coastal view. The ocean rejuvenates me. This recent realisation was really sparked when I started dating my boyfriend Matthew at the beginning of this year. We absolute love it. I met him at a friend’s party and from the second we started I knew I liked him. We are pretty similar but in some instances we could not be more different haha. The thing I love the most about our relationship is how we love doing the same things together, training, walking, yoga and eating food. It’s always a good time 🙂
I don’t like putting myself in categories but I eat a vegan diet. I do it for a variety of reasons and if you are interested I could write about it sometime. The reason I don’t like labeling myself is that I feel it limits me and growth. I like being able to go with how I feel. I love going out for food and cooking food.
Other interests I have are: caring for my plants and most importantly dogs, I love dogs. I unfortunately don’t have one myself but thankfully have a lot of friends who do.
Then I should probably throw in travelling. Learning about new cultures and new places is what has led me to live abroad for as long as I have.
I’m also a social being and love seeing my friends and having gatherings (quite difficult at the moment living in the Covid version of Melbourne).
Currently it’s been a bit of a struggle for me with doing anything of the things I love due to Corona restrictions and me being pretty unwell. I think that’s when I’ve been doing a bit of soul searching. It appeared to me today that I’ve missed writing but writing for me and in a space where I feel like I’m not forcing it on other people like a social media platform. Because of my current state it can be hard for me to process information properly so excuse me for any potential typos or words missed out. I’ll try my best but hopefully it’ll make sense anyway.
I’m excited to get back into this and put my thoughts on this space once more. I hope you’ll like it and maybe even leave me a comment😊
Love, Maddie xx