All posts filed under: thoughts

T minus five months to 30

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adult / adulting / life / lifestyle / random / real life / thirty / thoughts / Uncategorized

I know, logically, that turning 30 is not a big deal. Emotionally, however, it is a big deal, to me anyway. While I’d love to be able to say that I’m completely immune to the hegemonic, old-fashioned, patriarchal bullsh*t that surrounds our society, I’m of course not. I do feel panicked about turning 30. I am not sure why, but I do. If you’re older than 30, you may be thinking, ‘lol, JUST WAIT ‘TILL […]

hello, i live here now

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daily life / life / lifestyle / musings / spring / summer / sweden / thoughts / Uncategorized

If you had told me, one year ago, that at this time next year I’d be waking up in the Swedish countryside to this view, I’d have laughed in your face. Yet, here I am. As with almost everything in my life, this situation is only temporary (we are going to try to eventually buy an apartment in Uppsala), but I can’t tell you how excited I am to spend spring and summer here. Swimming […]

Smått & gott

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lately / latelylena / life / moving / real life / sweden / thoughts / Uncategorized

It’s March! Why did January seem to last for a year while Feb and March are flying by?  Time is so strange. Maybe time is flying by because we’ve been doing a lot after a relatively quiet start to the year. First off, we moved! Our new place is on the outskirts of Uppsala, and we are in the forest/countryside but still only a twenty minute drive to Uppsala and my office. It is SO […]

Go, go, go

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adulting / blogging / lately / latelylena / stockholm / sweden / thoughts / Uncategorized / updates / uppsala

Don’t let this serene winter landscape fool you – things have been hectic and crazy AS PER USUAL*. So, what is new? Glad you asked: 1. My 1-year work contract has miraculously been extended to a permanent position, so THAT’S HAPPENING. 2. We’re moving! Again! To Uppsala, but for real this time. GOODBYE gruelling 1.5 hours commute from southern Stockholm and HELLO adorable little Swedish farmhouse (with a forest for Winnie to roam freely) that […]

in pursuit of pleasure

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essay / life / love / perspective / reflections / thoughts

I hope you’ll forgive me for the random-ness of this post, but it’s just something I was thinking about the other day that I wanted to share. Last summer, Conrad and I spent two weeks in Europe to celebrate our marriage with the French side of my family. In case you didn’t know, my dad is French! He hails from Haute Maurienne, the part of France that borders Italy and Switzerland, and the home of […]

2017 Vision Board

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2017 / inspiration / thoughts / vision board

Well hello! When the new year started, I was full of motivation for 2017. I immediately took to the Internet in search of different ways to set intentions and goals for the new year, and, obviously, found a crap-ton (technical term) of stuff.  Knowing that not every approach would work for me, I looked for something that I’d never done before but that made sense for me. I’m very visual and learn best by re-writing […]

2017…a fresh start

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beginnings / inspiration / january / new year / thoughts

Are you all sick of those ‘New Year, New Life” posts (that are so popular every January) yet?  Well, let’s hope not, because here’s one more! Let’s be honest: on the whole, 2016 sucked. Personally, it was not that bad a year, but globally, 2016 can truly Kiss. My. Ass.  (Pardon my French.) I still don’t know what I’m doing with this blog, with my life, with my career, or with anything really*, but I’m […]