I’m struggling to find the words to start this post… which is very fitting for me. For as long as I can remember I have dreamed of the day where I could use my voice to say SOMETHING, but I’ve always been too scared, too self-conscious, and too buried in my own mental illness to even decipher what it is I had to say and why people should care about it. Over the last few months I’ve come to realize that I have unintentionally silenced myself by avoiding even thinking about any topic that made me uncomfortable. When I realized this, I wasn’t sure where to start… I hadn’t formed deep opinions on a lot of important subjects, and I had silenced myself for so long I wasn’t even sure if I was capable of having a real conversation with someone.
As my university experience came to a close, I was confronted not only with my lack of voice, but also with a global pandemic, and the terrifying reality of police brutality and racism in our world. For someone who hid herself in a make-believe world of sunshine and rainbows to keep my mental illness at bay, I think we can all imagine how quickly I fell apart when reality came crashing in. But I picked myself up and promised myself I would continue educating myself and finally use my voice. I want to use my voice to create a platform for women and young girls to embrace their voices. For too long I have felt inferior to men in the room, when I know I am not, always feeling as if my job was to take up as less space and sound in the room as possible.
Simply put, this Is what Hey Mads is about:
It is a place to connect, converse, and get advice
It is a place to share resources
It is a place where we will vow to continue learning
It is a place where women are empowered to have their own opinion
My ultimate goal is to show myself and every other woman reading my content to never be afraid to speak up.
I hope that this interests all my current followers from when this blog was a studyblr, and I hope that we can continue growing this platform as helping even one woman find her voice would be an astronomical achievement for me!
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<3 Mads (short for Maddie in case you’re new here)
I’m struggling a bit (a f*cking lot) with learning Icelandic… Would anyone offer to help me with a few words, dialect ect? Would be most appreciated 🇮🇸
I wanted to just sit down and focus on what I want to say this time. This week was emotional and the next one will be hard in the same way, no need to explain, I’m a girl.
••First of all, I’m binging into using social media again, which is totally my fault, I do talk with people a LOT (I feel like extraverting over here, ngl). I’m always in checking-if-there-is-at-least-something-new state and it’s snatching a lot of time from me. I want to try to fix it next week, to make some borders for myself.
Here it is:
1) Tell GCFam to go to sleep only after I finish with my morning routine (I should do it exactly before their bedtime anyway)
2) After that no Tumblr till work is done (GC is asleep anyway!!)
3) No Snapchat till work is done (IBF IS ASLEEP TOO)
4) No YouTube during study breaks (we don’t want to be overwhelmed with information, don’t we?)
••Secondly and talking about social media, I almost got my “project” done and I’ll share it with you tomorrow ✨
••To all of the above, I’m going to study hard next week and probably I’ll write about my study tips (if you want) (If you don’t, I’d write it anyway, I also need study tips that work for me 😆). I need to repeat a lot of info that I missed during this week and get myself back on track! With all this week I was just a dork, not a studydork and that concerns me.
••I did almost everything I planned for this week. Almost.
And I have a lot of creative or not really creative ideas of what I can do. God leading me everyday and I hope that you are all safe and blessed out there!
recently I’ve been thinking about how much time I realistically have to commit to making study resources for you guys .. I’m considering starting a YouTube channel with handrawn diagrams, voiceovers, text explanations but it will take up a lot of my time and may not reach many people. Is this something people would like to see? The ad revenue would help me out financially and give further incentive to make content.
This was a big challenage,all those mushrooms…😅After drawing eggs and mushrooms, i had to draw an Omlett. 😂 I had to draw it two times till i was satisfied. It took me a long time. I think i can do it even better,but i need a break from drawing food. Getting slowly fat.😂😂😉
The best way to fix the world is to fix yourself.
Tonight’s study set-up. Featuring bonus Jaffas and a grumpy cat.
Today I have:
Completed level 5 of the Hope lesson on Duolingo.
Completed 3 revision lessons on Duolingo.
Completed the Level 1 and 2 Checkpoint Challenges.
Completed Chapter 5, ‘Sue goes into town’ in Teach Yourself Complete Norwegian.
Listened to a podcast by Norsklærer Karense. I’ve seen a few different blogs recommend her, and it was really good. I’m still can’t put the words together fast enough in my head to really understand her, but I can pick a lot of words out as she’s talking.