Spring is in the air

Today me and Viktor walked around Djurgården, as his second surprise, a visit to Kokpunkten, was cancelled due to way too many kids on a school break.
The weather was beautiful, the temperature was nice and the distance was perfect. We ended the day at home, watching the mummy movie.




Room escape no 2

This Saturday it was time for Viktor's surprise; a visit to the best place in the world - room escape  Stockholm.
This time we played the bunker, where (as super-spies) we had one hour to stop a nuclear bomb from destroying the world.
And we managed, with almost 6 minutes to spare which is a really good achievement for just two people. Happy!
Can't wait to go back to do the zombie lab!



Odense

Once again I had the please of visiting the world's best team in Odense. 
As always, this meant lots of wine, good food and good fun after work.




30 before 30 follow up

When I turned 25  set up this list of 30 things to do before I turn 30. Slowly I'm crossing things off. This is the status now.

1. Buy a horse.
2. Compete in, and win, a show jumping competition.
3. Get my drivers license.
4. Participate in a 10 kilometer running race. I will run Tjejmilen In September
5. Go on a roadtrip somewhere in Europe. I will road trip with Vanja this summer.
6. Resolve my issues with my dad.
7. Move to a new, bigger, apartment and design it according to my wishes.
8. Learn to play the guitar or the piano. Will check if Sensus have a piano course. 
9. Very important and very secret personal goal. Will be done in end of April. 
10. Go to Italy . Will go on a weekend to Rome in a few weeks.
11. Go on a horseback riding vacation
12. Dance all night and party like it's 1999.
13. Do some kind of charity work, preferable for women or horses.
14. Start doing paintings again.
15. Write another monologue. Ongoing 
16. Really clean out the attic and get rid of all the stuff I don't want to keep. Live light!
17. Learn how to do crocheting.
18. Write a childrens book
19. Finish my laser treatments for permanent hair removal. Ongoing 
20. Go see a chiropractor and get help with my shoulders and neck.
21. Go on a crazy shoppingspree at NK/Åhléns city/mall of Scandinavia. Will book a personal shopper for 10000 seek at Åhléns after this years declaration is done.
22. Get a job.
23. Get my green card.
24. Play trough a Nancy Drew game without any help from in-game hints, walkthoughs or other sources.
25. Write a song.
26. Go on a long hike in the north of Sweden or Norway.
27. Do snowboarding again.
28. See northern lights.
29. Go back to New Zealand.
30. Put all the things that makes me feel bad today behind me.

Taking control

We have changed pensions provider at work, and in doing so I have been offered to talk to a professional pension and insurance provider. The talk I had with the last company wasn't that great, but this time around they will actually gather all info there is about all my current insurances and existing pension accounts that have been set up by my past employers.
So - finally I will get the chance to do what I have wanted to do for many years now; move everything into one place.

I will also get the chance to set up some insurances that are based on how my life is looking.

All in all, very excited. I love to get control over these things!

Best gift!

When I came home today there was a wonderful gift waiting for me. My favorites Lykke and Vanja had sent me the best Valentines gift!





Charge

Vårruset in May.
Tjejmilen in September.


January

It's hard to believe more than one month has already passed of the new year. That's 1/12 gone already.

I can hardly remember what I've been up to. I have of course spent a lot of time with Viktor. I have done some  work trips. I have been programming a lot. I have worked A LOT.

I have also spent a lot of time preparing great things for the year. To start with, a weekend trip to Rome with Viktor, which is planned to march.
Me and Anna will attend a painting course, starting already on the 18th of February. I will spend Easter with Marre in Gothenburg, where its finally time for the final of the world cup in show jumping! I have a java course staring  end March to end April. In June, me and Vanja will go on an epic road trip in Italy! In July, I am going with mom to England again. And maybe, I will buy a new horse at the beginning of Autumn.

I have been feeling quite puzzled and also stressed that the year so far haven't been better. I had such high hopes for this new year. But then, writing this and hence doing some soul searching, I realize that it's hardly fair to expect a drastic change just because some numbers on what year it is changed.

I am still trying to get back some energy. I have to be patient.

Thank god I have Viktor.
I have rarely felt so abandoned by everyone as I did last year. It felt like most of my friends left me alone in hell and didn't look back. And it took all I had to keep myself standing up. I honestly don't know what I would have done without Anna and Sven. And wonderful Viktor, who is one of the kindest people I've known

So yes, January has been a month of setting new goals, getting pepped for all the wonderful things that 2016 will be.