So, about me, eh?
I haven't done one of these in a while, so i'm just gonna jump right in, and go back and edit the shit out of it later.
I'm flora amalie, originally from copenhagen, denmark, but residing in berlin, germany since late 2012.
My blog has been around since 2008, and will probably be around as long as i am... or until the internet dies, whichever comes first.
I love to write, and i love to take pictures, and i like to think i've gotten better at both over the years.
When i started blogging all those years ago, i initially thought the blog would end up as an internet version of the many unfinished notebooks and journals in my basement.
Full of promise and good intentions, but quickly forgotten.
But somehow it would seem that i've finally found a form of expression that works for me in the long run, and even when i take long breaks from blogging, i always end up back here, over-sharing my stories and my life with a group of loyal friends and readers.
In addition to the writing and the photography, i also love to travel and create things, so you'll see a lot of content from around the world, like pictures of Shiba dogs in the streets of Tokyo, or tips on where to get good coffee in Mexico City, and also the occasional crafts and artwork, such as paintings, embroidery and millinery. That's a fancy word for hats, if you were wondering.
My other interests include packing a nice suitcase for the before mentioned travels, making pizza for my friends, cuddling with my dog Lucifer, going to snobby coffee shops and geeking out, interior design, tattoos, dancing, and singing, either at the karaoke bar, or in the street wearing headphones.
Some random facts:
-I don't capitalize my i's in the middle of a sentence
-I co-owned and operated a tattoo studio for over ten years
-And i used to write articles for danish and swedish tattoo magazines
-I once owned 16 black gerbils at the same time... i don't recommend doing that
-I don't have a drivers license, but i still wish i had a motorcycle
-I once watched an entire Guns 'n Roses concert from a tree, and more recently i took my top off at a show to get KRS-One to sign it (and succeeded)
-I consider myself an atheist, but i'm afraid of ghosts
-I don't believe in love, and i don't believe the hype, but i'm slowly starting to believe in me
-I'm a vegetarian, but i love the smell of bacon
-I used to collect toy cameras, but i only ever use my Canon AE-1 and my iPhone for pictures
-I have a Buffy the Vampire Slayer tattoo
-And a Star Trek one too
-Yes, i'm a Trekkie
-Ok, i'm a geek in general, about a lot of things
-Like the Eurovision Song Contest, which i recently traveled to another country to see with my friends... we even ended up on television! You can see us here, we're at the 3.09 mark
-I want to see the world, i never want to be bored again
-I fear death and if i could, i'd live forever, highlander style, but with less decapitation
-I want to learn at least two more languages
-My goal for this blog is that a few people, or many, read it first thing in the morning while drinking their coffee as part of their daily routine... that would be neat
-And my goal for the future is to be happy and to each year give even fewer fucks than i did the last
I think this is it for now, but i will come back and update this soon.
Or, you know, completely re-write the whole thing.
Yes, probably that.