Happiness

…is when you see people develop, questioning pre-conceived notions of how things should be.

Realizing

Sam’s started “junior high” and it is clear that the tempo and amount around homework and tests are C.O.M.P.L.E.T.E.L.Y different from sixth grade. We are cool but demanding parents. We’re not demanding straight A’s (which is almost impossible to get in Sweden), we’re actually not demanding any specific grade more than he needs to pass. But, we…

Trying to convince myself

I know that the best thing I can do is to just go with it, there is not much/anything I can do. And that is killing me right now. To know what I want, to have it at an arms length, but still way out of reach and foremost out of my control. Trying to…

Believe in the process

There is much strength in believing. Any practicing religious person (independent of religion) would agree with me. As habitant of the world’s most secularized country I am not of a believer of religions. But I do have faith in both myself and “the process”. The process is anything you (or someone else) started and all you…

To change or not

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”  ― Charles Darwin I read his quote on a restroom wall in Lisbon, Portugal once and since then it really stuck to me. In my strive for personal happiness I live by it (even if I, at times, am…

Rush hour Skottorp

Once in while the freeway traffic between Sweden’s second and third largest cities gets re-directed via our village. This morning is such a day. Most probably caused by an accident or snowdrifts making the freeway too insecure to drive on. It’s days like this, when it becomes imperative to me that I need something more…

The best thing

The best thing with buying something new is that you need to by more new things. So with the new couch I realized that I need a new sideboard to have behind it for different important things, like candles. And the best thing with me is that I am soooo good at planning and searching. So…