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FREE SHOP HAUL

I love Free Shops!! They are awesome!
And I just wanted to show you a couple of items I got on my free shop hauls lately.

I got a cute shirt.

I got a cute shirt.

Free shopping is so much more exciting then regular shopping.
It’s like another person left presents there for you to find.
You’ll often find something unique, I sometimes find handmade or hand embellished clothing.

Wearing this, I already got asked twice if I am a communist by people looking at me in bewilderment.

Wearing this, I already got asked twice if I am a communist, by people looking at me in bewilderment.

Free shops are awesome, coz they redistribute stuff from people that don’t need it to people that need and want it. They are like the flow stations in society. Things flow in and they flow out. No throwing beautiful, useful items into landfills or incinerators. Thinking of all the great stuff that already ended up in landfills, coz people didn’t think about it or didn’t know what to do with it, makes me pretty sad.

Another person commented I was post socialist. I liked that. And of curz I am post socialist!

Another person commented I was post socialist. I liked that. And of curz I am post socialist!

No exchange of money needed. Just giving and receiving.

Ladybug skirt!

Ladybug skirt!

It’s almost like a free rental shop, if you don’t like something, just bring it back or give it to another free shop or one of your friends.

The kettle in our studio kitchen broke. I had just brought a kettle to the free shop a couple of weeks ago. And I found this one last time. Mini kettle. Cute!

The kettle in our studio kitchen broke. I had just brought a kettle to the free shop a couple of weeks ago. And I found this one last time. Mini kettle. Cute!

My favourite free shop in Berlin is called “Schenkladen”, which translated means “the shop of giving”. Sweet name!

This is a patch from a shirt that looks like a pyjama top. It says ‘superluck’, how cool is that?!

This is a patch from a shirt that looks like a pyjama top. It says ‘superluck’, how cool is that?!

A new friend of mine invited me to a ‘free flea market’. Can’t wait to go! Have you been to a free shop before? What cool things did you get or experience?

2013! NOW WHAT?!

I’ve really been neglecting my blog baby quite badly lately.
Feeling quite guilty.

Thinking of how I started it and how I was so excited to write every day about all these exciting things, new and old, great and interesting ideas and knowledge.

Maybe it was a bit much for someone who still wasn’t really connected to blog writing?

It took me ages to research, write and edit most posts, several hours. I didn’t just wanna write quick posts with mediocre information.

The end of last year was super stressful for me. Actually, almost the whole year.
My move back to Europe turned out to be far more stressful then imagined and the bureaucratic onslaught that followed was overwhelming.

I have learned so many new things last year and revisited topics that I already knew about.
My favourite topics lately have been “living without money” and “sustainable companies”.
But more on that in my next posts.

I DID make some New Years Resolution. I think they are kind of fun. Even if people often don’t stick to all of them. It’s cool to have a clean, new slate and use the New Year as some sort of deadline and inspiration.

I made a list for the New Year, of things that I am already doing which are good for me and of things that I definitely wanna bring into my life.

Here are some of it:

•Pay more attention to my blog baby

•Spend more time with old and new friends

•Keep an open mind

•Don’t let myself get too stressed by outside influences

•Make more, reuse and recycle more

•Buy as little as possible, especially new things, spend as little money as possible (and still fun)

•Forget about perfectionism

•Work in my own business

•Do new activities were I can connect with likeminded people, learn new things and have fun

•Implement ways of doing things better, like green web hosting, using a community bank or using sites like Freecycle and Ebay’s free section to get new furniture

•Take care of myself, my physical, emotional and mental wellbeing!!

•Take time for myself

•Less internet and facebook

•Eat more fresh fruit and unprocessed food

•Get better at receiving and giving

•Treasure my health, my body, my mind and the time I have to enjoy them and all the cool things I can do with them

Pretty comprehensive list, huh?!
Do you have any New Years resolutions? What are they? And if not, why not?