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A Swede who grew up in England and studied in America for uni but spent the 2012-2013 academic year studying art history in Paris and now is back in London. It's confusing. Recounting my adventures here, there and everywhere with a photo a day.
My mother thinks I'm funny.

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    18/08/2014
Sometimes it’s good to reflect on yourself and what makes you happy and unhappy. But most of the time, it’s something that someone else says that makes you aware of those thoughts. After the Festival of Love with Conni and Harriet last night, I was thinking about something Conni said. We had been talking about writing your feelings down to be able to see later how you were feeling at a certain time and Conni mentioned looking at her diary to see that she kept writing she was bored. Bored. I think that word could in many describe when I am dissatisfied with my life.
As an example, on Saturday I spent most of my day not doing very much of anything. I slept, I watched documentaries, I read. But I kind of felt like I wanted to do something else constantly. I was bored. It’s funny, because I assume that cleaning would be more boring that watching a film, but what I’ve been realizing is that the activity of moving means that I am not bored, in comparison to the self that has been lying down whilst watching the film. 
Boredom for me also leads to the feeling of loneliness, but taking care of simple actions, such as walking to the store and home doesn’t leave me lonely even though I can do it without speaking to a soul. What I’ve realized is that I need to be more active in my life. I hate boredom, it makes me feel terrible, so why not avoid it by moving around more?

    18/08/2014

    Sometimes it’s good to reflect on yourself and what makes you happy and unhappy. But most of the time, it’s something that someone else says that makes you aware of those thoughts. After the Festival of Love with Conni and Harriet last night, I was thinking about something Conni said. We had been talking about writing your feelings down to be able to see later how you were feeling at a certain time and Conni mentioned looking at her diary to see that she kept writing she was bored. Bored. I think that word could in many describe when I am dissatisfied with my life.

    As an example, on Saturday I spent most of my day not doing very much of anything. I slept, I watched documentaries, I read. But I kind of felt like I wanted to do something else constantly. I was bored. It’s funny, because I assume that cleaning would be more boring that watching a film, but what I’ve been realizing is that the activity of moving means that I am not bored, in comparison to the self that has been lying down whilst watching the film. 

    Boredom for me also leads to the feeling of loneliness, but taking care of simple actions, such as walking to the store and home doesn’t leave me lonely even though I can do it without speaking to a soul. What I’ve realized is that I need to be more active in my life. I hate boredom, it makes me feel terrible, so why not avoid it by moving around more?

    — 1 day ago

    #Activity  #Boredom 
    17/08/2014
Harriet was incredibly sweet and made me a birthday cake which topped off a lovely day in general. Harriet, Conni and I planned to go to the festival of love to the “Love Yourself” weekend events. I got there before the other two so started watching the talks discussing self-esteem, bipolar and depression issues and final authorship of self. The talks were super interesting and though provoking, definitely some food for thought. Afterwards, there was a workshop about defining your values with the “cartoonist psychologist” (she’s real people and extremely friendly). When the workshop was done, we hung around and discussed our values and just talked about our lives. Later we moved the conversation to Conni’s flat and it was just a lovely day - deep and thoughtful, touching and I definitely felt closer to Harriet and Conni.

    17/08/2014

    Harriet was incredibly sweet and made me a birthday cake which topped off a lovely day in general. Harriet, Conni and I planned to go to the festival of love to the “Love Yourself” weekend events. I got there before the other two so started watching the talks discussing self-esteem, bipolar and depression issues and final authorship of self. The talks were super interesting and though provoking, definitely some food for thought. Afterwards, there was a workshop about defining your values with the “cartoonist psychologist” (she’s real people and extremely friendly). When the workshop was done, we hung around and discussed our values and just talked about our lives. Later we moved the conversation to Conni’s flat and it was just a lovely day - deep and thoughtful, touching and I definitely felt closer to Harriet and Conni.

    — 1 day ago with 1 note

    #Friends  #London  #Birthday cake  #Birthday  #Festival of Love  #Southbank centre  #Love yourself 
    16/08/2014
What you can’t tell by this picture is I had a terrible terrible headache, but hey, my hair look nice and I thought I should have a photograph of myself without makeup!

    16/08/2014

    What you can’t tell by this picture is I had a terrible terrible headache, but hey, my hair look nice and I thought I should have a photograph of myself without makeup!

    — 1 day ago with 2 notes

    #Selfie  #no makeup 
    15/08/2014
Birthday present books! I’m beyond excited to read them.

    15/08/2014
    Birthday present books! I’m beyond excited to read them.

    — 2 days ago

    #birthday  #birthday present  #book 
    14/8/2014
London

    14/8/2014

    London

    — 4 days ago

    #London  #East London 
    13/8/2014
The Mormon church in London. This was after trainee bonding and going to see the Riech concert at BBC Proms with Beau, it was a quite long day but nice at the same time.

    13/8/2014

    The Mormon church in London. This was after trainee bonding and going to see the Riech concert at BBC Proms with Beau, it was a quite long day but nice at the same time.

    — 4 days ago

    #Reich  #BBC Proms 
    12/8/2014
One very large cocktail

    12/8/2014

    One very large cocktail

    — 5 days ago

    #Tuesday  #Sian  #Friends  #Out 

    11/8/2014

    I woke up at 5 am and saw the sun rise, which was incredible, even if it made me sleepy all day. It was only fitting to see the sun set at the airport.

    — 5 days ago

    #Sunrise  #Sunset  #Sweden  #Home  #Holiday 
    10/8/2014
The day after the party became a day of cleaning and returning the house and dishes to their former order. That didn’t stop my parents from having guests however. I woke up in the morning to the sound of coffee guests and went to bed after dinner guests. It was quite social.

    10/8/2014

    The day after the party became a day of cleaning and returning the house and dishes to their former order. That didn’t stop my parents from having guests however. I woke up in the morning to the sound of coffee guests and went to bed after dinner guests. It was quite social.

    — 5 days ago

    9/8/2014

    My parents hosted my mother’s 60th birthday party the day after my own birthday. It was quite stressful beforehand to get everything ready, since my mother cooks all the food and does everything herself for the roughly 40 guests. It was successful without any big incident and the best part was to see how my mother was enjoying it of course.

    — 5 days ago

    #Wild strawberries  #Summer 

    8/8/2014

    Baked my own birthday cake (it was a traditional Swedish Princess cake) and yes, it was delicious. Sorry I’m not sorry. 

    — 5 days ago

    #Cake  #Birthday cake  #Birthday  #24 

    7/8/2014

    A beautiful sunrise on the train to Gatwick to Sweden

    — 5 days ago

    #Sunrise  #Sweden  #Battersea  #Battersea Power Station 
    6/7/2014
New bag!

    6/7/2014

    New bag!

    — 5 days ago

    5/8/2014

    Tons of fun at Tuesdays with Harriet, Sian and Conni. Our Tuesdays have so far been quite a success. I really really love these girls. It also seems like it’s being a success sharing books - Sian now has my biography of Frida Kahlo and I can’t wait to hear what she says whilst Conni is borrowing Le Petit Prince! 

    — 5 days ago

    #Tuesdays  #Friends