2023 Journal by Cecilie Conrad
I have decided to challenging myself to do a 365-day streak of writing a short memory, a simple reflection garnished with a photo. So here it is - My 2023 Challenge - Jesper is in the process of adding them all on our website - so until they are all here you can find them on Instagram
Your focus determines your reality | Day 156 of my 2023 Journal
I trust we are always at the right place at the right time. It is a matter of mindset. Of trusting the process. Of focus. As Chi-Gon (master of Obiwan) says: “Always remember: Your focus determines your reality.” This is such a deep truth. And so we welcome new adventures.
Life witnesses and sailing through the city | Day 155 of my 2023 Journal
Copenhagen is a city by the water. We sailed the canals together with my soul-friend Tamiko and her partner on a big raft. Spending a day on the water with friends in the sunshine is such a luxury. We sailed all afternoon, had meaningful conversations, feet in the water. Storm read “The old man and the Sea” on the raft, and it was perfect.
When you think you have a plan | Day 154 of my 2023 Journal
Some days are overloaded with to-do. If we lean back and trust the process, they might unfold beautifully. When we sat around the porridge and berries, the list of things to do was huge and seemed impossible.
Shakespeare and Nostalgia | Day 153 of my 2023 Journal
A friend of mine told me about a Shakespeare open-air play in one of the central parks - The Tempest, a play I had never heard about. It was funny, moving, relevant, brutal, existential, full of insanity and love (Shakespeares' favorite mix), tragedy and comedy, ribbing out the innermost vulnerable elements of human life and bending it in neon.
The narrow path versus the narrow life | Day 152 of my 2023 Journal
I sometimes tell myself this: If I do what is hard (make my way through the narrow path of doing what I find right despite all systems around me), my life becomes easy (as in I am happy and present and know I am on track in my life).
The New Copenhagen | Day 151 of my 2023 Journal
If I were ever to move back to my hometown, I would not choose the new areas. I would stick to be me. And hope to find some of the wild lives, some of the extreme kind of thinking, and some of the raw and untamed non-matrix lives I have always loved in my city.
Tivoli is my Copenhagen | Day 150 of my 2023 Journal
When my first child was a little one, I was a single mom with half an education, a tight budget, a small apartment, and a good life. We had a lot of fun! We were Copenhageners with cargo bikes and a love for the city space.
Beautiful Copenhagen and our alternative life | Day 149 of my 2023 Journal
When we let go of the ideas of how “it is supposed to be,” we are left in a peaceful place. When we learn to live with less, happy if we have “it all,” and happy if we have “some,” then life is so much easier. We are happy and so ready for this special event. A week in our favorite city - the one we come from. Beautiful Copenhagen.
The journaling challenge | Day 148 of my 2023 Journal
When I started this challenge 148 days ago, I planned to share a photo daily, along with a snippet of text related to the day before—a simple travel-journal challenge. I have loved doing it. It has grown a lot. I try to ignore the attention from social media. Well, I do not ignore the people talking to me, obviously, but I try to avoid being hungry for it. It can be hard, likes can be addictive.
Gaming | Day 147 of my 2023 Journal
Wuau, it has been a roller coaster! Gaming might be the most potent example of the importance of Deschooling in my entire journey as an unschooling mom. Wuau it is complicated. What are we afraid of? Today I will try it myself and see what happens. I might have some fun!
Moments | Day 146 of my 2023 Journal
Not all days sport Rocking things to Rant about or big themes to play Wise with Wisdom around. Some days are silent resonance boxes. So much love. So many decisions. So much to do. All the moments. All of the long lines. The responsibility.
Book release in Copenhagen House of Poetry | Day 145 of my 2023 Journal
The artist was reading out loud, while the musician created music with the movement of paper, her cello, her guitar, the silences in between, and the poems dripping through, dancing over, creeping in under your skin, into the brain, making you think, making you feel. I am humbled by the fact, the artist is my daughter.