<![CDATA[Louie's World - Blog]]>Fri, 08 Jan 2016 05:13:13 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[The Most Hilarious PersonĀ ]]>Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:02:33 GMThttp://louiesworld.weebly.com/blog/the-most-hilarious-personHello beautiful people. Turns out that being a full time engineering student with a part time job means a busy life. But fear not! I'm back! But first a little update:
I'm happy Christmas is over! And 2015!! I still can't believe that it's the year 2016. It's seriously going to take me a year to learn to write 2016 on every single document. The struggle is real, people!  
I'm trying to become more and more vegan, which is why my beauty blog is now going to be all about cruelty free and vegan makeup and beauty! Check out the menu above! 

Other than that, not much has changed. I'm still a beauty shopaholic, and I still think I'm the most hilarious person in the world. Haha, just kidding.

Have a lovely day, and I will see you soon! :-*

Louie <3
<![CDATA[Just A Little Update]]>Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:39:36 GMThttp://louiesworld.weebly.com/blog/just-a-little-update1Greatings, lovely people! I know this post is long overdue... But better late than never! Here's what I've been up to the past few months: 
I obviously haven't written anything here since July! By the way, I passed both my exams in August, aaand I started working at LUSH!!!! That's probably the most exciting thing that has happened... Also, my birthday is coming up very soon! And I'm getting a new haircut! 
As you probably already know, I have gotten even more stuff from Lush... As if I didn't have enough already! Haha. Sorry, not sorry. 
I have started my fourth year in civil engineering, and I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Everyday is still Monday (cause everyday is Monday in engineering), but I feel so much more motivated than I have in a very long time.

I almost feel like I have changed a lot the last year. I'm happier and healthier! And by the way, I became a vegetarian! I've been wanting to cut out meat for a very long time, so I finally did!  
I can't wait to do more of what I love, and I promise that I'll do my best to post more often. Thank you so much for reading.

Love always
​Louie <3
<![CDATA[Pessimistically Realistic]]>Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:47:57 GMThttp://louiesworld.weebly.com/blog/pessimistically-realisticThere is not a lot of walking on eggshells or sugarcoating in my world. I simply don't put makeup on the truth. Although, I have learned that presentation is the key. 

I used to be a little pessimistic. But now I like to think of myself as a realist. I like to see the world as it is, no matter how harsh the truth can sometimes be. But maybe that is why some people still say I'm a pessimist. I think my field of study has made me a lot more realistic. If something bad can happen, I can almost start calculating the probability for it happening. Sort of like risk management. 

Anyway... I'm back home after a little vacation. I have to get back to studying for my exams (I can never catch a break!). But here are a few pictures from the trip! We were very lucky with the weather too! <3

A nice walk in the forrest makes me feel so free.

Louie <3

<![CDATA[The Change Hypocrisy]]>Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:57:34 GMThttp://louiesworld.weebly.com/blog/the-change-hypocrisyHonestly, I wish I could say that I like change, even with all I've changed in my life. But nobody likes change. I believe that change is constant, and that we must have the ability and the willingness to adapt. Few people work to make their life better (and if there are any, I haven't met them yet). No matter how good or bad their life is, they try to keep it that way. But I believe that we are responsible for our own happiness. Nobody will do it for you. I do not believe in leaving it all up to God or the universe or whatever you believe in. 

Reinhold Niebuhr said: "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." 

I don't think God has anything to do with it, it's something you have to figure out for yourself. If something isn't as you'd like, try to change it. Don't do it with anger, frustration or out of desperation. Do it with love and peace, and hope for a better tomorrow. And if you find out that this thing cannot be changed, find the strength to accept that it cannot be changed. Now you have a decision to make: do you want to keep it in your life or do you want it out? Because change is always possible, even when it's not. 

I cannot tell you how many times I've tried to make a change. I have succeeded and I have failed. But in all cases, change was made. Sometimes not as I had hoped, but something always comes out of it. Even if it only made me see things clearer. Sometimes a little clarity is you need.

I don't mind aiming for the stars, but I always keep my feet on the ground.

Louie <3

<![CDATA[The Socially Accepted Alcoholism]]>Sun, 21 Jun 2015 08:35:55 GMThttp://louiesworld.weebly.com/blog/the-socially-accepted-alcoholismI used to think that I'd be drinking alcohol when I grew up. I thought it was just an adult thing that everybody does. A party is not a party without it, and it is almost required of you to drink at every social event. It's normal. 

Sadly for me, NOT drinking is not normal. In fact I'll go as far as calling it socially unaccepted. There are more people who don't drink milk, than people who don't drink alcohol. And I cannot help but wonder why.

A lot of people ask me why I don't drink. Some ask me if it's because of religion, and others get very offended or passive aggressive. Now let me tell you something. I do not judge you for drinking, nor do I think I'm better than anyone because I don't drink. I'm not judgmental at all. And just as I accept you for drinking, I expect you to accept my decision not to drink. That is not too much to ask for!

Now my decision has nothing to do with religion (I am an atheist). Actually, it has nothing to do with my anxiety disorder either, nor my chronicle migraine. I know a lot of you think that's why I don't drink. It is a lot more accepted to stay clear of alcohol because you have a disease. We live in a world where being an alcoholic is more accepted than being a teetotal. 

So when you guys ask me why I don't drink, I don't always know what to say. But the truth is, I don't drink because I don't want to. I don't want to be dizzy, I don't want to have a migraine the next day, I don't want to vomit because I drank too much, I don't want an increased pulse and so on. That is just not something I want to feel. I want to be in total control of my body, and I don't want any unnecessary distress. That's all. If I wanted to drink, I could. But it is just a decision I've made, this is what's right for me. And I have to do what's right for me, no matter how much society pressures me.

It is OK to offer me a drink once. I get that it's polite. But when I say no, please don't ask me if I'm sure or try to convince me that it's really really good. Because I am completely sure. This is who I am.

Louie <3
<![CDATA[Little Boxes]]>Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:48:44 GMThttp://louiesworld.weebly.com/blog/little-boxes

I remember when I was in seventh grade, and kids in my class started drinking, smoking, making out (and more..). I say kids because I was nowhere near ready. In my mind, I was still a child. And I was! But you guys already know, I was never much of a child. My parents made me an "adult" as soon as my sister was born. I was two.

People and society have been trying to put me in a little box. But I never fit in any of those boxes, and I still don't. They say that from the ages 0-18 everybody is trying to be the same. They say that as you grow older, it's more about being yourself and being unique. But this is not true. Sure, you can almost be yourself. But just almost. Because you still have to fit in the box.

It really doesn't take much. Everything from kindergarden and shcool to work is made for the average person who fits in this box. So what about the people outside this box? Where in this world do we fit in?

I did not start wearing ridiculous underwear in the seventh grade. I'm glad I didn't do as the other girls. That took strength, and I'm proud of 13 year old me. My shrink tells me that I will find my flock. Maybe the boxes get worn out as we grow older, maybe that's how the people outside the boxes and the people inside the boxes meet. Or maybe we start building boxes of our own.

In a way I have found my place in this world. It is not as much a question of where, but rather a question of who. If you are struggling to fit in, know that you are not alone. Life has taught me NOT to compare myself to others. Just myself.

We are all born different from each other. Why try to be the same?

Louie <3

<![CDATA[Thoughts From The Bed]]>Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:22:34 GMThttp://louiesworld.weebly.com/blog/thoughts-from-the-bedThe biggest revelations about my life come to me at night. As I lay there staring at the ceiling, my mind filled with a thousand thoughts, and my sleep seems so have evacuated the building, I see everything clearly. And I am done fighting.

I will always stand up for what I believe in, but I am tiered of fighting every battle alone. No one else dares. And I give up. What I really want is peace and love, and maybe just to have someone on my side. 

But I am truly lucky. I may not have everything I thought I needed. But I have love and support, someone on my side. And even though that didn't come from my family, I believe we make our own families. And the family I created for myself, well... I am very lucky. Maybe my struggles and my past make me appreciate it more, maybe not. But as I lay there at night, thoughts swarming in my head, I look to my side and I see peace, I see love. I see everything I've ever wanted. 

Strength is doing what you have to for yourself, even when disappointing others.

Louie <3
<![CDATA[Perfectly IMperfect]]>Mon, 01 Jun 2015 10:21:56 GMThttp://louiesworld.weebly.com/blog/perfectly-imperfectHey lovelies! This blog needs a serious round of CPR... I apologize for my absence, I've been way over my head with my exams. Now I finally have some free time, although I have nooo idea what to do with that time!

So I know I always post pictures of myself wearing makeup, and maybe you think I'm "perfect" from the outside. You are wrong. So today I went on a little mission! I had a little no makeup photo shoot! Honestly, I don't want to seem perfect. You guys know me, I talk about everything. Whether it's my anxiety disorders, depression or acne, I write about it all. I guess that's why I started this blog in the first place. I wanted a place where I could talk about everything, a place where nothing is taboo. 

Later this week I'll be writing a post on my beauty page on how to look good without makeup. I did use those tricks in this photo shoot as well. Most days I don't wear makeup. I think it is important to love yourself just the way you are.
By the way, I cut my hair like 20 cm this week! I'm proud of myself.. haha. And I dyed it dark again. But there you go! 100 % makeup free. I love how this photo looks in black and white. 

After today, I rediscovered photography. I can't believe I'd forgotten how much I love taking pictures... I'll be doing a lot more of that this summer.

Thank you so much for reading, and don't forget to feel good about your natural beauty. 

PS! If you want me to do a makeover on you or a photo shoot, let me know! 

Louie <3
<![CDATA[Burning Question: Where I'm From]]>Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:02:49 GMThttp://louiesworld.weebly.com/blog/burning-question-where-im-fromA lot of people ask me where I'm from, so I'm going to answer your question once and for all.

There are three ways of interpreting that question:
  1. Where my ancestors are from
  2. Where I'm from (my way of thinking, where I grew up)
  3. Where I feel at home

The answers to question 2 and 3 are fairly simple. If you want to know where I as a person come from, I shall tell you the town where I was born and grey up. Those of you who know me, know I'm from Oslo. However, I do not feel at home in Oslo. Because the answer to question 3 is: wherever my love is. 

However, the first question is the hardest for me to answer. And here's why:

First of all, this question is the one that has the least to do with me. 

Second: you want to know where my ancestors are from. But how far back in time are we talking? Say your parents moved to a different country than the one they were born in, and your grandparents did the same and so on, where are you from? Do you mean the previous destination, or the very first? And the funny thing is, if you go waaay back in time, we're all from the same place! 

The third problem is prejudice. Don't judge a book by its cover, because then you'll never know the story. But in reality, you have to judge the book by its cover in order to know if it interests you at all. If I were to tell you that I'm from one specific country, you'd immediately get a picture in your head. The problem with that is that you start associating that picture with me. You probably don't see why that's a problem, but I'd rather not be associated with countries I know nothing about. Which is why I say that this question will not get you to know me better at all.   

I have a feeling that I'll be getting this question for as long as I live, but this is all I have to say about it. Please do not be offended when you do not get the answer you want, and please please please respect my decision to withhold that information. 

Thank you for reading, dear friends.

Love always

Louie <3
<![CDATA[The New Year, Hopes And Dreams]]>Wed, 07 Jan 2015 19:46:03 GMThttp://louiesworld.weebly.com/blog/the-new-year-hopes-and-dreamsHappy new year, everyone. It's been a while since I've written a personal post. I got a lot of critique the previous year, many people didn't want to read such personal stuff about me. But honestly, this is what my blog is all about. 

I started writing in 2012 (on a different blog) because nobody talks about their problems. Everything is just so taboo. I think it's silly that we have spaceships, electrical cars, brain surgery etc. (aka we've come very far), and yet nobody talks about basic things such as our problems.  

Anyways, I'm looking forward to this year! A lot of things are happening. I'm also super proud of myself for doing all that I did in 2014! That was really the year of change.

But you know me. I always work hard to make my dreams come true. And I will keep working hard until I get it all. And once I get everything I've ever wanted, I'll work hard to keep it. 

My new years resolution this year is to live more, and take time to enjoy life. I want a more active lifestyle, and a healthier life in general. And love! Always love....

I also want to thank all of you for reading my blog, it means so much to me! Good luck with whatever your new years resolutions are, and never stop working to make your dreams come true.
Love always,

Louie <3