Now & Then

A while ago Hanna invited me to play along in a fun series called Now & Then - it's basically a way to get to know each other better online, and to share some fun facts about what life was like back then. I loved reading Hanna's answers, so here are mine...

Now (2014, age 23) & Then (2006-2008, age 16-18):

NOW: Harry Potter, The $100 Start-up, Contagious, Branding Yourself, Isabel Allende, Rafik Schami
THEN: Harry Potter, Carlos Ruiz Zafon

NOW: Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, New Girl, Forrest Gump, The Help, Breakfast at Tiffany's
THEN: Pretty Woman, Harry Potter, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Sex and the City

NOW: Lorde, Adele, The XX, Lana del Rey, Chase & Status, Lykke Li, Two Door Cinema Club, Macklemore, Marina & the Diamonds, Phoenix, Lianna La Havas
THEN: Kanye West, Chase & Status, System of a Down, Lil Wayne, T.I.

NOW: seize the day, simplify life, ambitious, pro-active
THEN: ambitious, believing, big dreams, have to look good

NOW: run a branding business, travel, live a simple life
THEN: work as a photojournalist (preferably for National Geographic), change the world

NOW: yoga, running, eating & drinking tea, baking, painting, church, learning/reading/taking courses
THEN: running, painting, dancing

I'd love to read Carrie's, Ana's and Marta's Now's & Then's - I hope you're up for it :)


  1. This is so much fun, Helena! I'm definitely playing. Going back in time will be fun. Loved your "Attitude" replies. You have such a beautiful soul.
    Thanks for tagging me.

    1. Aw, thank you so much, Ana! That's really sweet of you. I'm super excited to read your answers! :) xx

  2. How great is this? I love this idea. FUN!

  3. Simple yet effective, good idea. Just wanted to say thank you for all the photography tips by the way, I'm just about to get my own DSLR camera so will definitely be coming back here to seek help :) xx

    1. Thank you, Alina! Getting a new camera is so exciting - definitely use that motivation to learn more about photography! :) x

  4. It's been a while so I really enjoyed this kind of 'update' on your currents and I promise I'll finally (!) send you an e-mail again soon!

  5. Yes, definitely! :) I'll get in touch as well, have been thinking of you! x

  6. So cool that you joined in (somehow the post must have been lost in my bloglovin feed ;). It's great to get to know you a little better :)

    And hopefully you share a few more things about these branding business dreams soon...sounds exciting!!

    1. I agree - I love getting to now you better as well! :) I'm looking to gradually build some of my branding ideas into the blog, so will definitely share more over the coming months or so. Thank you!