graduation

Graduation: One of the finest Swedish traditions there is

18 Jun 2018 gatherings, home + life

Two weeks ago I said goodbye to my first class of babies at their graduation. Ok. Let me back up a bit… In January 2016, I started a new job. It was the perfect combination of two things I love: working with young people + not being a teacher. You see, at this new job, it was my task to support, inspire, coach, and counsel high school students. But, I was not hired as a teacher. Instead, I was hiredRead More

the week that i declared the beginning of summer // 22

That’s right. I officially declare that summer 2016 has begun.  But I don’t think I’m alone in this.  Yes, we still have a couple of weeks until the summer solstice, the official official beginning of the natural summer season, but for all intents and purposes, I’m starting my summer celebrations now. Yep. Right freaking now. You’ll understand in just a minute when you check out my pics from this week.  Ok. Let’s get started with some of the reasons IRead More

i wanna graduate from high school in sweden.

19 Jun 2012 life, norrköping

last friday was graduation day for many “high school” students in sweden. well, at least in my city. we had a family member (lina’s cousin) who graduated from the music program… and he graduated highest in the school!! the celebrations here are much, much different than how we do it in the states. everything feels much more celebratory here. and the students who are graduating celebrate with dinners, breakfasts, fikas, bbq’s, parties, all week long. then, on graduation day, familyRead More

yellow & blue. all day long.

16 Jun 2012 life

about 10 days ago it was the anniversary of my graduation from high school. guess how many years it’s been? twenty!! yes, 2.0. 20!!! i cannot believe that i am old enough o be celebrating 20 hers since i graduation from high school. i was 17 and the whole world was in front of me. well, as an american what wanted to get a job, going to college/university was what was ahead for me. that’s the drill for most americans,Read More

up-close. (and personal).

today’s photo challenge prompt is up-close. i first took a picture of the bracelet i was wearing, making it look a little artsy. you can see it here. then, i snapped this up-close shot of myself. that got me thinking about being up-close & personal… i got a request in the form of a blog comment the other day from heather. the request is to share my path to inner peace here on my blog in a series of posts. wow. aRead More

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