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My name is Amanda. I'm 22 years old and live in Norway.

Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up. ~Dean Karnazes

Make the least of all that goes and the most of all that comes. ~Sara Teasdale

Veni, vidi, vici
(I came, I saw, I conquered)

lisa MUSIC
listography *NEW JOURNAL*
  • The Girl Next Door podcast
  • Serial
  • Dear Sugar
  • Mortified
  • podcast reccomendations from A cup of jo x
jun 21 2015 ∞
jun 21 2015 +
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • Yoga girl by Rachel Brathen

In progress; Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

On the library waiting list;

jan 5 2015 ∞
apr 27 2015 +
sep 25 2012 ∞
sep 25 2012 +
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  • Drink more water
  • Eat more healthy
  • Think positive thoughts
  • Smile as often as possible (choose happiness)
  • Watch funny movies, listen to happy music etc
  • Focus on one thing at a time
  • Practice saying "no"
  • Whole heartily accept compliments
  • Minimize sugar (less candy, soda etc)
  • Try to anchor myself in the present
  • Keep my perspective
apr 1 2010 ∞
feb 21 2011 +
  • I need a lot of improvement - Not even half way to destiny - But I'm a train that's moving - And everyday I'm picking up speed. ~Brandy - Camouflage
  • If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it. ~John Mayer
  • You've got to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you've got, and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes, but never regret.
  • Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up. ~Dean Karnazes
  • Make the least of all that goes and the most of all that comes. ~Sara Teasdale
  • Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
jul 17 2010 ∞
feb 3 2013 +
  • Eye exam (glasses & contacts)
  • Remove the birth control implant (needs to be done at hospital) IN PROGRESS (yay)
  • Do the 30 day minimalism challenge
  • Find a simple strength excercising routine I can do a couple times a week
  • Be mindful of and follow my nightime routine
  • Technology (computer, mobile etc) off / away at least 30 min before bed time
  • Make a new version of this list aka now that I live in a new place, explore it
  • Be more "zero waste". This one I have to research and look into what I should work on and focus on because it is so difficult. Literally everything comes packaged in plastic. We do recycle all plastic possible but I still want to see if there is anything I can cut out/cut down on. Food waste is also a problem as we have a rental, but I will check if there is any spac...
jan 5 2015 ∞
mar 23 2015 +

(feel free to make suggestions :) )


  • No Impact Man
  • The Story of Stuff videos
  • Bag It
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Addicted to Plastic
  • `The Clean Bin Project


  • Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson
  • The Zero Waste Lifestyle by Amy Kohrst



Other inspiring stuff

  • The tiny house movement
apr 21 2014 ∞
jul 19 2014 +
  • Songs, videos, articles etc that deals with its subject/theme/concept on a deeper level, not just the usual superficial stuff
  • Reading the stories on LoveGivesMeHope
  • Days off, when I can sleep in or go to sleep a bit later
  • Lyrics, quotes or pictures that resonates with my mood or how I feel about life, love, work etc
  • Remembering the lyrics to songs, even when it's been ages since I last listened to them
  • Deep conversations
  • When teachers take the time to talk to me about my tests/essays/assignments/presentations, or in other ways makes me aware of the fact that they recognise the hard work I've put into it
  • Watching tv shows or movies and guessing on what will happen next
may 29 2011 ∞
jan 14 2012 +

Some things listed here are things I've only been interested in recently, but not all of them.

  • Piano music -The music is so beautiful! Check out this,this or this
  • Minimalism
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Main stream media's choices (of models, topics etc) and influence
  • Lifestyle and self development in general
  • Krakow (I was in Krakow recently)
  • Possible careers (I'm totally lost though. I have no idea what I want to do...)
  • Reading
  • Sociology
  • English
  • Environmental issues
jul 3 2010 ∞
jul 22 2010 +
  • Information overload
    • 3 Vital Steps to Conquer Information Overload +
    • An Addict’s Guide to Overcoming the Distraction Habit +
  • Dear Social Media: It’s Not You, It’s Me. +
  • The Science of Saving Your Sex Life +
  • Sleep With Me podcast - have been trying this these last nights when I have been anxious +
  • How I Created An Inspiring Morning Routine +
  • Why tidying up could change your life +
mar 11 2015 ∞
may 11 2015 +


  • Big Eyes
  • The Life of Others
  • Craigslist Joe
  • Gone Girl
  • Drone
  • The Truman Show
  • Citizenfour

Want to check out/watch

  • The Imitation Game
  • 1001 gram
  • Cloud Atlas
  • In A World
jan 11 2015 ∞
may 15 2015 +
  • Stacie Orrico - So Simple
  • Natasha Bedingfield - Weightless
  • Nasri - It all lives inside
  • Alicia Keys - Doesn't Mean Anything
jun 26 2012 ∞
jun 26 2012 +

I'm complete new when it comes to yoga, so I'm just trying to find helpful and good resources for yoga related stuff

feb 11 2012 ∞
may 29 2012 +

Piano music is so beautiful, and great to listen to when you're doing homework, relaxing or just at any time really. I would recommend listening to piano music and rain: RainyMood.

  • I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi
  • Stella Del Mattino - Ludovico Einaudi
  • River Flows In You - Yiruma
  • Radio Ballet - Eluvium
  • Wind Dancer - The O'Neill Brothers
  • Sonata No.14 In C# Min. - Beethoven
  • Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
  • Schindler's List - The O'Neill Brothers
  • Prelude - Jim Brickman

From movies:

  • Thought I'd Never Call? - James Newton Howard
  • Ensemble c'est tout & Sur les quais - Frédéric Botton
  • Comptine d'un autre été: L'après-midi ...
feb 7 2011 ∞
feb 7 2011 +