Posted in Life In General

The light at the end of the tunnel

The last post was in September last year, with a picture of me and an Alien, and I can understand that you might think that I was kidnapped by just Aliens due to the radio silence since.

The rest of the vacation was fab, just not good enough Wi-Fi to keep posting and then it was time to go home.

Already before the va-cay, I doubted my work life as I was unhappy with my job, the contents, the workload and the expectations. When I returned home from the vacation I felt fantastic, relaxed and happy – until the alarm rang the next morning and I realized I had to go back to work. The stress, the tummy ache and the wanting to pull the cover back over my head; it all came back to me.

I decided then that it was time to change my job, I missed working within the Finance & Accounting area, missed my large excel sheets full of data and if I never had to see a contract again I would’ve been the happiest on the planet. Unfortunately a new job doesn’t happen overnight and as the fall moved towards winter and darker time’s things just kept piling on.

When it was time for next vacation I felt like I had reached my breaking point and while I at this point had a new job in the pipeline, I seriously needed three weeks of relaxing vacation – unfortunately that didn’t happen. The things just kept piling on.

The new job took what felt like forever to come to realization and then on top of that, a 3 month resignation period. Even though my old boss was kind enough to let my new boss borrow me (the advantage of moving within the company) so I could get a sneak start to the new job.

With spring, the new job and a few sessions with an absolutely fantabolus shrink, I’m now finding that I feel like both my feet are properly placed on earth, that I’m happy and laughing again (of course not constantly), got my appetite back and that I reached that light in the end of the tunnel.

With the smiles come the energy, I have managed to get so much done in the apartment, I feel like going running again, applied for online courses and, the best of all…I feel like blogging again!!!

So, eight months down the line, I need to check out the changes to WordPress, see if I can find a new fresh layout to the blog and then just get back into it…starting with a trip to the US coming up this weekend!!!!

 

Posted in Friends

Feeding me

I find it endearing when someone ask about my Friday morning plans and when learning that I’m available (friends over work when possible) suggest that we meet-up to get some breakfast in me. I’m not a breakfast person but their is no way I’m turning down a date with my favorite Latte Mum if I can help it.

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We met up at the Malmö Centralstation that house a nice food court and sat down for OJ and sandwich.

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We also noticed some new details in the station, and pretty nice piece of art I’ll say;

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As spring is trying to intrude on the harsh Swedish winter we decided to enjoy the sun before it leaves us again and walked the 30 minutes to work rather than the bike, perfect start to this wonderful Friday.

Posted in Absolutely Nothing

The horrible blogger

I’m still working on adapting to my new lifestyle, the one where I have to get up at seven am in the morning, attend school and work, or work and school or sometimes just school or just work. The days get rather long and tiresome, it’s been a long time since seven am morning was nothing but an exception for me thanks to fab flexible hours at work. It does make me a rather boring person though, that bike past beautiful sunsets, little things I notice about the city I live in and make me think that I really like it, because I’m too tired to stop the bike and take a picture. I do think that it would make a real nice blog post though, so I am thinking about you guys.

The Swedish Goddess is doing a pretty good job too, sticking to budget trying out nice new dishes, she just doesn’t get around to taking pictures of them. Soon though, what do they say? It takes 30 days to create a new habit? That would mean that I’m almost there so soon I should be like my old perky self even though there are seven am starts…right?

Oh well, who knows! Today school finished at two and when we left the school building there was this big yellow ball in the sky, it wasn’t too cold and the spring feeling kicked in with an extra energy boost. Thus I got some errands done, including my weekly shopping, there was a load of laundry and cleaning hidden in there as well. Due to my two classes, one of them being a rather succesful group discussion, together with my grown-up afternoon I have allowed myself a night of on the couch – if the living-room would have been the room where the cleaning took place today, there would be a picture right here with the view from my couch, now it’s not.

Once the movie (Miss Congeniality) is done with (I know, I know, I’ve seen it a million times, I still want to see how it ends) and the coffee maker is programmed for tomorrow morning it’s bedtime again. It feels like the days are getting so much shorter when you get up so early and into bed before midnight. Is that just me?

Well, good night peeps. I’ll try to provide an update on birthday celebrations part three and four and five tomorrow.