Becoming by Michelle Obama

Reading your book, your autobiography was mind-blowing, empowering! Thank you, Michelle Obama, for having written down your life for others to get to know you as a person.

I have a weakness for well-written biographies and autobiographies. When I have the feeling that I can witness a person’s life without any filters added, when I have the feeling I can really get to know a person, then I love reading the biography or autobiography (the latter have it far easier as we all know our own lives best).

This autobiography is just brilliant. It is super well written! When I finished the book, I had the feeling that I personally know the former First Lady of the USA, and that does mean something.

So, thank you, Michelle, for sharing your story. The story of you before your husband. The story of you with your husband and behind the scenes of the story we all think we knew, but that honestly, almost no one has a clue about.

This book was the first that I read in 2019, it was a Christmas present, and as it is a must-read book I read it straight away.

Becoming has turned into a sort of guide for me. It is empowering for young women. The book made me bring my reflexions of the past half year or so a bit further. Now, I am ready to jump, to take the next leap.

Like Michelle Obama when she was longing for professional change, I am now taking up networking, to test the waters, to see if something is out there.

And maybe Becoming will lead me and many other girls and women to make a difference. To find that power that keeps them going, to give them structure, a mission, a place, a purpose.

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Snow by Solveig Werner | Advent 2018 – Day 15

A white Christmas!

How many have I had of them? Not many.

Last Winter was bitter cold, it snowed, but in February (and that did lead to some complications).

For the last few days it has been mighty cold, how would I love it to snow for Christmas. We are almost there. In ten days from today, it is the 25th of December. The Advent Calendar only has 9 more days left (or did you finish off your chocolate on the first day?).

Here are some photos of snow that I took 9 years ago in Zakopane in Poland.

 I didn’t think that I would be the person posting for the calendar today, but like every year it is a bit tough to find participants. Everyone has work/school/projects and often their own blog that all take up a lot of time. Then December is the moment of the year were we prepare Christmas and often have to battle a nasty cold or even the flu. Thus I cannot say how grateful I am for all the contributions that I have so far received and that I am still going to receive. I would also like to thank all of the visitors to the blog (that includes you), some leave comments. 

I really hope that the calendar (and those of the years past) still warm your heart and spirit in this cold season of the year. 

Thank you for stopping by, and if you are wondering I am still looking for 4-5 contributions (stories, memories, pictures, paintings, music, videos…). If you are tempted, let me know! 

Solveig

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