28 7 / 2014

Are you walking the dog, or is the dog walking you? The answer: the dog was walking him. The most perfect weekend dog sitting in Sweden with @petersejr #weekendgetaway #bussjö #ystad #sweden (at Bussjö, sweden)

Are you walking the dog, or is the dog walking you? The answer: the dog was walking him. The most perfect weekend dog sitting in Sweden with @petersejr #weekendgetaway #bussjö #ystad #sweden (at Bussjö, sweden)

19 7 / 2014

Homemade granola with raisins in my hoptimist bowl. I love him. Therefore I shall call him Alfred. #bowloflove #hoptimist #danishdesign #copenhagen #denmark #lifeoftaylor#tripswithtaylor #thisistheperfectlife

Homemade granola with raisins in my hoptimist bowl. I love him. Therefore I shall call him Alfred. #bowloflove #hoptimist #danishdesign #copenhagen #denmark #lifeoftaylor#tripswithtaylor #thisistheperfectlife

15 7 / 2014

Self motivation. It is by far the hardest thing that I have had to do lately. 
I have moved to Denmark and I am living with my boyfriend who works 9-5. And what is it that I do? Now that is a good question.
It is so easy to fall into the trap of being lazy, I mean when you have no commitments and no one is expecting anything from you what reason is there to wake before noon, or hell why even get dressed if you have nowhere to go, no errands to run and no money to spend… That has been my struggle for the last 3 weeks. Finally I have begun to succeed in motivating myself. I mean for the past THREE weeks I could have done a million and a half things with my free time: worked out, cooked a gourmet meal, WRITTEN IN MY BLOG… and what did I do? I sat on the couch saying, “after this episode I will clean the kitchen…. after this movie I will go for a run…. after this game I will finally sit down and make a list of all the things I need to do…” and how much of that did I actually accomplish?!?! NONE. 
After a weeks of wasting time, doing nothing, eating Pringles and Oreos (the boyfriend did the shopping) I put on my white jeans to go out, and I could barely zip them! I didn’t have to think very hard to figure out how that happened. My reality check. This week I am now taking Danish lessons from 9 to 12.30. I get home at 13 and have lunch. Then I read or do something to unwind from the intense Danish class. Around 14.30 I do something active for an hour: run, yoga, go for a walk, bike around Copenhagen, ect. Then I shower and around 16 sit down and do my Danish homework, which usually takes a good hour or two!
Turning on the TV is a productivity killer, it sucks you in and makes you think that it is a priority when really it isn’t. Today I refused to turn on the TV and now at 17.30 I have done all the things listed above plus I cleaned the kitchen. And I already feel lighter and like I have accomplished a lot in my day. Now, when I make friends (only my second day of meeting people, and someone asked for my number!) I will have a coffee or go to lunch with them, and if I don’t get to one of the things on my list, it isn’t the end of the world. It is all about motivating yourself to do something when you have nothing that HAS to be done. 

Self motivation. It is by far the hardest thing that I have had to do lately. 

I have moved to Denmark and I am living with my boyfriend who works 9-5. And what is it that I do? Now that is a good question.

It is so easy to fall into the trap of being lazy, I mean when you have no commitments and no one is expecting anything from you what reason is there to wake before noon, or hell why even get dressed if you have nowhere to go, no errands to run and no money to spend… That has been my struggle for the last 3 weeks. Finally I have begun to succeed in motivating myself. I mean for the past THREE weeks I could have done a million and a half things with my free time: worked out, cooked a gourmet meal, WRITTEN IN MY BLOG… and what did I do? I sat on the couch saying, “after this episode I will clean the kitchen…. after this movie I will go for a run…. after this game I will finally sit down and make a list of all the things I need to do…” and how much of that did I actually accomplish?!?! NONE. 

After a weeks of wasting time, doing nothing, eating Pringles and Oreos (the boyfriend did the shopping) I put on my white jeans to go out, and I could barely zip them! I didn’t have to think very hard to figure out how that happened. My reality check. This week I am now taking Danish lessons from 9 to 12.30. I get home at 13 and have lunch. Then I read or do something to unwind from the intense Danish class. Around 14.30 I do something active for an hour: run, yoga, go for a walk, bike around Copenhagen, ect. Then I shower and around 16 sit down and do my Danish homework, which usually takes a good hour or two!

Turning on the TV is a productivity killer, it sucks you in and makes you think that it is a priority when really it isn’t. Today I refused to turn on the TV and now at 17.30 I have done all the things listed above plus I cleaned the kitchen. And I already feel lighter and like I have accomplished a lot in my day. Now, when I make friends (only my second day of meeting people, and someone asked for my number!) I will have a coffee or go to lunch with them, and if I don’t get to one of the things on my list, it isn’t the end of the world. It is all about motivating yourself to do something when you have nothing that HAS to be done. 

10 7 / 2014

Picnic on the beach with @petersejr . The perfect Thursday dinner in my book. #beachpicnic #datenight #copenhagen #denmark  (en Amager Strandpark)

Picnic on the beach with @petersejr . The perfect Thursday dinner in my book. #beachpicnic #datenight #copenhagen #denmark (en Amager Strandpark)

06 7 / 2014

The struggle to remain calm. They are more fishious then they appear! #feetafish #onehasteeth  (at FEET A FISH)

The struggle to remain calm. They are more fishious then they appear! #feetafish #onehasteeth (at FEET A FISH)

05 7 / 2014

Just because we weren’t in the USA doesn’t mean we don’t wear red white & blue. Happy Fourth of July and HAPPY BIRTHDAY @empay53 #redwhiteblue #independenceday #birthdaycelebration

Just because we weren’t in the USA doesn’t mean we don’t wear red white & blue. Happy Fourth of July and HAPPY BIRTHDAY @empay53 #redwhiteblue #independenceday #birthdaycelebration

03 7 / 2014

This is what happens when the boyfriend and friends reunite in COPENHAGEN. DANEEEEE this crazy.  #swingtime #hejhej #hihi #copenhagen #denmark

This is what happens when the boyfriend and friends reunite in COPENHAGEN. DANEEEEE this crazy. #swingtime #hejhej #hihi #copenhagen #denmark

02 7 / 2014

WhaBAM. Casual boxing ring around the corner. So it’s fight time @empay53 Let’s see if you can beat me and killa skillz! #whenfriendsreunite #youron #boxing #copenhagen #denmark  (at Nørrebro, København)

WhaBAM. Casual boxing ring around the corner. So it’s fight time @empay53 Let’s see if you can beat me and killa skillz! #whenfriendsreunite #youron #boxing #copenhagen #denmark (at Nørrebro, København)

02 7 / 2014

I am an optimist and I drink coffee out of a hoptimist mug. I knew I liked this country for a reason! #hoptimist #danishdesign #copenhagen #denmark  (at I now live with a tall Dane)

I am an optimist and I drink coffee out of a hoptimist mug. I knew I liked this country for a reason! #hoptimist #danishdesign #copenhagen #denmark (at I now live with a tall Dane)

29 6 / 2014

What happens when you move to Copenhagen? You get a bike!!! Watch out Denmark Taylor is loose on a bike! #copenhagen #denmark #biking #newlifestyle (at Nørrebro, København)

What happens when you move to Copenhagen? You get a bike!!! Watch out Denmark Taylor is loose on a bike! #copenhagen #denmark #biking #newlifestyle (at Nørrebro, København)