it’s wednesday evening and we have landed safe and sound in sweden. we’re all settled in at lina’s parents’ home, ready for our vacation to begin – receiving so many greeting on Facebook and instagram from people who are welcoming us back and making plans to see us sometime in the next 4 weeks. so, now, it’s time for tons of adventures, lots of time with friends and family, fikas galore, a week totally off the grid in nature, road tripsRead More
“the moon is a loyal companion. it never leaves. it’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. every day it’s a different version of itself. sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. the moon understands what it means to be human. uncertain. alone. cratered by imperfections.” ― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me goodnight, my lovelies. peace.
finish each day and be done with it. you have done what you could. some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. tomorrow is a new day. you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~ ralph waldo emerson goodnight, from my little corner of the world. peace.
guess what i got?! today my PERMANENT residence card came in the mail… the swedish immigration offices have given me permission to stay! i am officially a resident of sweden! so, tonight, my love and i went out for very short celebration at a cozy restaurant in our neighborhood… it really is a big day for us. and it feels amazing to know that i am settled, accepted, and have the rights to be here… permanently. i am so thankfulRead More
working hard to make it cozy. mmm… success. now. it’s my turn to wrap myself up in a soft, cozy blanket, crawl under the covers, lay my head on my pillow, hold my love’s hands, and drift off to sleep… safe. cozy. calm. the long day is over and it’s time to breathe deep & rest. goodnight & peace, my friends. sweet dreams.