Wow! I am so so happy that I’ve been through everything that I have because it makes being with you that much better.
And that you’ve been through that too makes it that much sweeter.
I hope you’re for real because you are magic.
At one point inn my life I was pretty darned obsessed with reading a book called “The non-runners guide to marathon running” or something like this. I WAS really into running at that point in my life, but I never managed to actually complete one. Maybe I will one day, maybe I won’t. The thing I took away from the book though was that when we have goals for the long term that we have to sometimes ease off a bit. We just have to focus on getting the everyday out of the way. We have to, as the writer of the book put it so eloquently, try easier.
It means being nice, sweet, and loving to ourselves when all we hear in our heads is how we haven’t been doing enough.
I think this summer back in Sweden was a great exercise in trying easier. I think I want to continue with it. I’ve spent so much of my life always trying harder, going an extra mile, pushing myself to give my all.
I’ve found I’m a happier person when I just take time to breathe and appreciate. I love yoga because it simultaneously feels like time for myself and time given to others (since I help clean). I love my new friends here because we mean something to each other. I have friends I care about of course, but now I have the time and space to focus on friends. It’s sort of a cultural thing here and sort of not. When you meet up with people it is planned out and that time is set aside just for the bunch of you. How is this different from the USA? Yeah, I am not too sure. Just when I was there, meeting up with friends always felt rushed, stressed and I had a hard time enjoying myself with them cause I was thinking about fifty billion other things.
Much love to Sweden.
Jag tror det jag hör, men vad är det jag hör?!?!
Ah, jag drar till Thailand för att träffa lite Göteborgare…
Ah, nääääeeeeeeee !!!
So grungerock was big in Sweden. Imagine that. I’ve found more of my people. :)
Had a great weekend hangin around Malmö and Falsterbo
having one of those days where its really hard to do anything except listen to music and think. poor tortured artist right? :-p at least i switched it from sadly beautiful songs to david bowie and lcd soundsystem. let’s get this day going!!!
So I’ve been putting more time into doing yoga each week lately. This is week 3. I help out at a really great studio in exchange for free yoga and happy times with lovely people. I really like the studio because its an open and heartfelt type of place. It doesn’t matter what language you speak, you are loved for who you are.
Today I ran into my Korean friend, Austin, at the yoga place. It was so cozy to clean the shower and congratulate one of the other girls who works there on getting a cool internship in Amsterdam (in Swedish :). Then Austin and I decided to go to Mormors Bageri to take a fika together to catch up. I told her about my new job, that my business was doing pretty well still, and about my breakup this past spring. She’s a bit older than me (40s or 50s) so she had some good things to say to me.
In turn I gave her some advice about starting up a business here in Sweden and told her I would bring her a pamphlet that I have at home on Friday for her.
Lol we even gabbed about some men that we both know and decided we have the same taste in guys. This makes me laugh and smile at the same time. Girltalk can be the best.
All this happened because I want to give back in some way and also because I made several good decisions that are best for myself. Do more yoga, help out, make new friends, strengthen old friendships and repeat :)
Thanks, universe. Thanks, God? Thanks, beautiful power that is in every living thing. Thanks, me.
i am forever in love with bob hund. julie saw thomas öberg in Malmö C the other day and I am super jelly.
Det låter ju irländsk i melodin!!!
So I went on a date with a Swede and it was really fun!!! I was hella nervous about it at first, but Im so glad I went. Confidence is boosted and I feel good about myself. We spoke Swedish for a good part, and then switched to English. It felt nice because it was my decision to do that, not his and not because he was uncomfortable with my Swedish. We also did the thing where he spoke in Swedish and I spoke in English. So we tried all sorts of communication haha.
I dunno if I’ll see him again, but Im glad I did this one time :)