Creating my happy life on the other side of fear.

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Hi there! I'm so happy that you came across my blog. If you are looking for sexy farmgirl (one of the most common search keywords that directs people to my blog), I apologize - I am many things, but sexy isn't one of them. 
Goofy, with a loud laugh and a ready smile, always trying to see the funny in every situation is more like it. 
I thought I should give you a little roadmap of the blog, so you can decide what it - and I - are all about.

A good place to start is right here, where you will learn that I have been married for ages, despite my youthful appearance. He's an oldie but a goodie (mostly), and not only keeps me in dogs, but also made me an instant stepmom of 4 when we got hitched all those years ago. That's more than enough for me, so there won't be any babies of the human variety in my future. Anything else with fur or feathers goes, though. 

The top three posts my readers like the most are
Dear 2013 and
Campfire tales. That one I wrote only two months into my blogging journey, as evidenced by the smaller pictures and overall unpolished appearance. I decided to keep it like that instead of sprucing it up, because I like to keep it real. I don't believe that you have to figure stuff out before you go for it; on the contrary, I have to do it in order to figure it out. So I always make lots of mistakes in the beginning, and that's okay. The only way to avoid mistakes is by not attempting anything new, and I never want to be stuck like that. Besides, mistakes make for good stories (I LOVE telling stories).

My personal top three posts are
It's insanely difficult to pick three favourites out of 700 posts. I chose these three because they all tell a story. 
The first one is about my struggle with depression. Undiagnosed for nearly 20 years, I carried this heavy burden with me for most of my life, believing that something was wrong with me. I thought that if I just tried harder, I could be happy. Ever since my diagnosis and subsequent prescription of medication, my life has improved a hundredfold. 

The second post explains why I'm doing this blogging thing. For people on the outside it may be just about the most bizarre hobby ever: Why would anyone ever want to put their innermost secrets on the internet for all the world to see? Well, read it and you may understand. Or not. It's a free world.

The last post is a pretty typical example of my weekly style-posts. I can't claim to be a fashionista, because I don't really follow the trends. I know what I like, which is mostly clogs, dresses, and lately long skirts and bohemian-inspired style. My outfit-posts are more funny than stylish, because I have never figured out the mysterious art of posing. But I love pretty clothes, because they make life happier, and I'm all about a happy life. 

My main goal is trying to figure out life, and taking you all along for the ride. I thrive on finding life lessons in unlikely places: In growing out my hairhaving to deal with changeon the yoga mat, or in a pile of wood.  

We only have one life to live, and I want mine to be as happy, filled with laughter, adventure, wonder and joy as possible. 
This blog is where I'm writing it all down. 



  1. I love the jumping for joy picture! You do look very joyful :)

  2. I absolutely love your blog!! :) I'm so glad you found me so I could find you (if that makes sense)! Looking forward to following along :)

    1. It does make sense, and I feel the same way!!

  3. Aww I like you :) Can't wait to read up more and see your furry friends!

  4. I need a page like this! I love it Mariam. Going to read each and everyone of these posts now :)

  5. I'm so happy I found your blog! Can't wait to read more!! Following :)

  6. i'm so glad i've found your blog!!! :D you write so well. amazing!

    1. Thank you so much! I'm happy to have you here, welcome!

  7. Hey girl hey! I just stumbled across your blog through Bloglovin'. So excited to have found it! Can't wait to read more :)

  8. Hi there. I am a super new blogger and stumbled across your blog. Love it- keep up the good work :-)

  9. Super excited I discovered your blog!! Looking forward to keeping up with everything you post! :)


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