"Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we are all in this together."
I started the Jeanette Merstrand blog as a way to build a community of acceptance, authenticity and motivation. I call my lifestyle brand Embracing Average, because I want to spread the message that imperfection and mediocrity are not weaknesses, and that through accepting our shortcomings and imperfections we can 1) find true happiness, and 2) allow ourselves to- through our imperfections; those things that make us who we are- accomplish extraordinary things. Our imperfections might be what make us seem mediocre or average in the eyes of the world, but they are truly those things that make us extraordinary. When we embrace average we embrace ourselves with love and extend that love out into the world- and that is when true magic can happen!
I absolutely love writing! It is my creative safe haven and the way I organize and make sense of what is otherwise a jumbled mess of thoughts floating inside my head! I love the power of words, and have also recently fallen in love with bullet journaling. Other than writing I also adore reading and studied literature at university! Any good book suggestions? Let me know!
There is something so powerful and eye-opening about entering into the unfamiliar and immersing oneself in the culture of others! I absolutely adore traveling and the more I can immerse myself in the culture, the better! I love hiking and exploring, but I also love the occasional relaxed beach vacation! Recommendations for where I should travel next?
My husband, Jan, and I met in 2012 at a party, took a roadtrip to Vienna that same summer and fell in love shortly after. We have been married for almost 3 years now and are living in an apartment together on the border between Denmark and Germany with our two kittens! My husband, family, friends, and kittens mean the world to me!
"Instead of always searching for joy on the greener grass of the ever elusive meadow in the distance I believe that, although difficult, it is possible to refocus our search for happiness, moving our lens from the distance to the base of our feet. Finding happiness where we stand- even if we stand imperfectly"