I confess… things you didn’t know about me

July 8, 2007 Katja Presnal

I confess… things you didn’t know about me

Arabia Moomin mug collection I need to confess.. I don’t want you to get a wrong picture of me, as a shopaholic. I like everything old. I recycle everything I can. I buy green. I hate waste. No, I take it back a little bit, I love shopping and love knowing what’s the next in thing, but I like things that are timeless. I like things that have a story to tell. When we move, the movers never seem to understand why the almost new looking bookshelves can stay for the garage sale, but I demand them to be careful with my old Singer sewing machine, the blue glass and china collections, or they don’t understand why we carry along the old travel trunks while our new Sampsonites look so handy. When we arrive to a new place and it is time to open up the boxes and set up a new home, it’s not the new things that I enjoy seeing the most. I know that if my espresso machine or Bose surround system got damaged in the move, the insurance will cover it and we’ll just go and buy a new one. home office But my old books get a special pat on the back, and a smile when I lovingly display them in the bookshelf. The Singer gets a new nook, and the antique type writer along with it. My old Turku poster will get a special spot on the wall, so do the black and white family photos. The demitasse coffee cups my Grandmother gave me when I moved to college will get their special spot. In the changing addresses, in the new houses and ever changing home decor, our collections of “old junk” has always had a special spot. It’s not just old things to us, it’s the memories that come with it.

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (4)

  1. Katja from skimbaco.com

    Thanks :) Yeah, we’ve lived in a same place for a year now, it’s time to move again – there is so much world to see!!

  2. Kim

    I love it! And totally agree. Some of the simplest things carry more weight, value and memory.

    Great blog!

  3. PinksandBluesGirls

    So beautifully said, Katja! I also love the meaning and history that is associated with old treasures. I loved this post!

  4. Lauren

    Hmm. Is this blog a prelude to a future move? :) JK. I’ve always loved your style and who doesn’t like to shop!

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