Early morning tomorrow (read today) I am leaving Stockholm for a meeting at Sandströms head office in Vimmerby. Most likely I will blog later about what that meeting will result in. On my way back north I am doing a stop in Kisa for a meeting with the purchasing managers and after that I will go home to my parents in Norrköping for the weekend. Since the car I had planned to go with is covered with snow together with the town as it is in, I will transport myself by train. Going from Stockholm to Vimmerby and then to Kisa and finally from Kisa to Norrköping demands five vehicles, four trains and one bus. Already when I booked the tickets for this day I felt that this will probably need a hashtag on Twitter. I had almost decided to use #tagresa (trip by train in Swedish) when #541 appeared on Twitter today, which gave me a lot of anxiety for tomorrow. But now I don’t know, what do I go for? The train numbers (as in the topic) or #tagresa as one hashtag for the whole day?
Phew, time for the very last blog post in this summary of 2009. It’s been boring, probably even more boring for you. Next year I’ll do it in another format. Promise.
Life in General:
December was a month I don’t want to experience again. Some days I was frustrated and angry, some days I was sad, some days I was happy but I don’t remember those days…
I celebrated minichristmas at Pernilla’s, Stefan’s and Alice’s house together with Anna, Andreas and Tobias. We ate good food (not Christmas food) and had a nice evening together. One week later I celebrated New Years Eve in the same house with the same people, plus Jenny. A nice evening as always with my friends in Linköping.
The 28th of December was the last time I met my grandfather Bernth on this earth. He slept while I was there but when I was about to leave and realised that I had forgot to say good bye I ran back to his bed, grabbed his hand and said “Good bye grandpa”.
My family tried to celebrate Christmas as we always do, but it wasn’t like any other year. After spending the whole day by my grandfathers bed we went home in the evening. But we were all thinking of the only one who weren’t with us when we ate the Christmas food and handed out the gifts. It was all done in about two hours.
I wrote a blog post about how I felt about living a journalist life.
Interviews, interviews, interviews.. and a lot of writing in vain.
I worked at Lagos Mode one day in December, or not even one days, I think I worked for about three hours. It was the first day on the sale, the 26th of December.
I had a down period in this blog and just published five blog posts. I was probably out of words…
I made one weekend-trip to Östergötland in the beginning of the month but the day before Christmas Eve I went there and stayed for the rest of the month.
I bought my lovely iPhone 3GS 32 GB. Probably the best thing I have ever bought.
I forgot my camera at home when I went to Östergötland for Christmas and I hate myself for that. No photo of the month. I suck.
Life in General:
November was a very hectic month. And as it wasn’t enough I got myself another internship company. But all in all I am satisfied with what November gave me.
Sanna, Lorraine, Jenny and I gathered up in Jennys kitchen for some brainstorming about the spring which will include individual final projects for school, a collective blog and an event in may. We had lots of fun and got some really good ideas.
In the end of the month, the first weekend in advent started with a 60′s party at Sanna’s place. The day after I took the train to Gnesta to spend the rest of the weekend at Josefin‘s and Björn‘s house for some pre-christmas-celebration or something. Nice people, nice food, nice mulled wine and nice Christmas songs.
My aunt Marianne and cousin Anna visited me again for another weekend with Millennium and gospel. We watched Flickan som lekte med elden at the cinema and went to a Kirk Franklin concert in Ericsson Globe.
I also visited my family i Norrköping for a weekend.
In the middle of November I lost control over my internship when I worked faster than expected at Tredje Statsmakten. I solved the problem by doing the rest of the internship at Habit 50% of the time while I stayed at Tredje Statsmakten 50% of the time.
Together with my co-worker Birgitta I was at the Habit Fashion Awards in the Blue Hall in Stockholm City Hall where she was nominated as the best seller in Sweden. To bad she didn’t win but in my eyes she is the best anyway. We had a wonderful evening at the awards and atleast Birgitta will remember that for the rest of her life. I borrowed Lorraine’s camera for this evening and I am very grateful for that, but afterwards I regretted that I didn’t bring my own camera, ’cause then I would’ve had better photos now.
In the end of the month when the fashion store Urban Outfitters terminated all its staff the owner of their swedish domain name used social media in a try to help the employees. I wrote a pretty long blog post about that aswell.
The trips I made during the month weren’t very far, one to Norrköping and one to Bondhälla (outside Gnesta).
As I wrote above I watched Flickan som lekte med elden in November. The film was good, but it shone though that it was made for TV and not for cinema.
I created a Christmas list on Spotify and let my tweeps add their favourite to it. Here is the result.
It seems like I didn’t take any pictures with my beloved camera during November. Therefore, I have no picture of the month in this post. Unbelievable.
Life in General:
In august I went back home to Stockholm and felt really good about it.
Susanna visited me in Norrköping. Together we visited Makkarakauppa and Kolmårdens Zoo and ate Greek food. I also spent some time with my friends in Linköping and in the end of the month we had a crayfish party at Tobias summer cottage.
I wrote this personal blogpost about my mum
School started again after 10 weeks of summer holiday. The first day we met our customer for the live project about dementia that we were going to start working with.
I started to hunt for a place where I could do my second internship. The hunt took place mostly at Twitter and in my blog.
I worked first half of the month and ended the summer period at work and ended with a bit of golf playing and socializing in the forest with my colleagues. That was also the end for my summer blog.
I became even more twitter active and used social media to promote myself for another internship period. And as mentioned above I also ended the summer blog I had at work.
Life in General:
In July most people are having vacation, but that’s the month when I worked the most. I lived in Norrköping the entire month and realized that I missed Stockholm.
I visited Alice and her parents in Linköping and melted when she fell asleep in my arms. When I went home to Stockholm for just a weekend I met up with Jenny and when we had decided to meet up with Peter and Adam we ended up at a rave party. Odd, I know.
I lived at my parent’s house the entire month and together with them I went to the castle in Örebro for a family reunion with all descendants of my mother’s grandparents.
As written above I made two trips in July, one to my home in Stockholm and one to Örebro.
I caught Jenny when she was eating candy at work. Look how guilty she looks ;)
I missed Stockholm in July and went here when I had a weekend off work. I took a walk at Södermalm where I also took some photos.
Life in General:
June was the month when I packed seven bags to go to Norrköping and live at my parents place for the summer, while being there I realized that I am a real stockholmer since I missed Stockholm a lot. I also turned 27 and celebrated my birthday in the garden with my family and the day after with my friends in Ljungsbro.
I celebrated the Midsummer holiday at Björn and Josefin‘s place, Bondhälla. Probably the best midsummer holiday I have ever had.
25th of June Stefan and Pernilla got a daughter. A really cute girl, called Alice. She is the closest child I know and I really like to play and cuddle with her. And since she is the first child among the closest friends, she is really spoiled.
Two days after Alice was born it was time to celebrate mine and Andreas birthday at Anna and Andreas house in Ljungsbro. It was a nice party with a lot of nice people.
My brother visited me for the first time since I moved to Stockholm at the national day. It was a really short visit though since we had separated plans for the evening.
My first year at Medieinstitutet ended in the beginning of June with a really nice lecture by Teo Härén about creativity. I also received a lot of praise from my teacher in journalism which made me re-think about my future.
In June I went back to work at Lagos Mode in Norrköping. I enjoyed working again and meeting old and new customers. I also ran around with my camera and photographed my co-workers for the summer blog. In the beginning of the month I also worked as a presider at the election for the EU parliament.
In June I started to use social media at work for the first time when I set up the summer blog at Lagos Mode. I really enjoyed working with the blog and I learned a lot meanwhile.
As soon as the spring term was over Elisabeth and I went to Barcelona to get some sun and nice shopping. We had really fun together in Spain. I miss you and your crazy antics Elisabeth.
After I had “moved” to Norrköping for the summer I also made a trip to Vimmerby for a meeting with the big boss, Mr S. On the way there I also visited Sandströms in Vimmerby and Kisa.
The Pirate Party got over 7 percent of the swedish votes in the election for the EU parliament and Michael Jackson died and was mourned by a whole world.
Andreas and Anna gave me Chez Goth as a birthday present. It’s a shame I haven’t played it yet but I brought it to Stockholm and I haven’t found any boardgame partners there.
Me and my grandparents at my birthday.
I was called up from work today and got told that someone called Karin had tried to reach me today. I got the number and called her up. No one answered but just a minute later my phone was ringing.
- (A mans voice) Hello, you just called me, didn’t you?
- I don’t know, I thought I called someone called Karin.
- Hehe, no, you called me and my name is Karim, it’s almost the same, just a different sex.
Haha, that’s one of those things in life that make my days a little brighter. Some people would probably think it’s embarrassing, but why? I just think it’s fun, I laugh and I carry on.
So.. I have been a lazy blogger lately and it’s time to catch up by summing last weeks up in a blog post. Worth mentioning from the last two weeks are that I officially had a whole week off work (but I was there for two of those days anyway). Susanna came to visit me in Norrköping one and a half week ago, we visited Makkarakauppa (a Finnish grocers), Kolmården (the biggest zoo in Scandinavia) and ate Greek food at Poseidon.
Last weekend I visited Linköping. First I did a little photo job at Sandströms for my blog at work. After that I met up with my friends to spend the rest of the Saturday with them. We had breakfast/lunch at Espresso House, chilled at the beach, tried to solve Rubik’s cube and ate grilled meat in Ljungsbro.
Thursday this week I went to Bränntorp with my co-workers to eat good food and play miniature golf together. I just ran around with my camera instead of playing golf though. You can read more about that (in swedish) and see some pictures in the last post I made in the work-blog.
Friday this week was the very last day at work for me this summer. And since I have been a good girl and not bought anything at all from work during the summer I rewarded myself with a skirt, two tops and a pullover. In the evening my mothers cousin from Canada visited us and stayed over the night before she carried on to visit more Swedish cousins.
Yesterday I packed all the bags I brought to Östergötland in the beginning of the summer and this morning my dad and I drove to Stockholm where I am now trying to unpack all the stuff (boring). Even though it means that the summer is over it feels good to be back in Stockholm and I will have one week off before school starts. A week which will be started with a haircut by Elie.
I haven’t been blogging for a week now and my last post contained sort of a promise. The fact is that I had no energy to blog the day after my Örebro trip since an awful headache destroyed the day for me. This week has been my last official week at work for this summer. It’s been ok but I have been tired and have had headache from time to time, probably I have been suffering from last weeks stress now when I’ve had the opportunity to relax more. I had also left my computer at work which is probably the biggest reason for the silence in the blog.
Tuesday this week I got visitors at work when the Doverud family came to visit me and to buy some clothes.
Today and tomorrow I have the house for myself since my parents are on a little trip. I am supposed to enjoy this time but I started with sleeping until 10.30 and then surf the web for useless things for another two hours. Waste of time, huh?
This week has been pretty tough for me at work. We have been a few men/women short and I have been working like mad trying to get everything to work out in all departments. I have also tried to keep the blog up at the same time. Today I brought raspberrymuffins with swedish flags to the staff since we all have worked very hard this week and also with a good result. We are simply the best ;)
Next week will be easier, we will have a bigger staff and I will not work as many hours as I’ve done this week. I have this weekend off work so tomorrow I am going to Örebro for a relatives gathering in the castle. Pictures will probably come later on :)