happy monday! isn’t it crazy how the weeks just fly by? i suppose that keeping a record of my weeks here on the blog makes it even more obvious to me. it feels like monday rolls around so fast every week.
i’ve come to the conclusion that this little show-and-tell time that i have with you all, where i share some snapshots from the week that has just passed, is a way to deal with the monday blues. most weeks, however, i do not usually suffer from the monday blues too badly (which is good, but it most likely due to the disheartening, sad fact that i am still unemployed). but, if i do happen to have a bit of beginning-of-the-week anxiety, creating this post every monday seems to give me a better perspective.
that’s the power of gratitude + living in the present moment.
looking back, i always see that, even in the middle of stress, anxiety, failures, tough times, frustrations, disappointments, and just all around sucky days, there is always something for which to be grateful. there are always moments that are beautiful.
and this is what i cling to. this (and meditation) is what reminds me that things will be ok. that there is always hope. and that with another monday, we have yet another chance to create the life that we want once again. it’s all up to us.
so, with that little self-pep-talk, i am ready to share with you the beauty that i found last week. take a peek!
i got a little obsessed with making BLTS for lunch. my summer go-to sandwich.
my love worked from home for three days. poor thing didn’t feel good at all. but, zola took care of her. (i tried too!)
taco Tuesdays, baby!
loving the long cozy evenings at home. this photo was taken at 10 PM. uh huh. i said 10 PM. Nordic love!
and then the sunsets… still blowing my mind
took a short walk around downtown uppsala after lunch on thursday. just because i’m also blown away that i freaking live here.
stopped in for fika + a little skype date with my awesome friend in atlanta, georgia (lanie).
chocolate cake to. die. for.
summer reading?! yes, please! (hehe)
sunset from our friend’s BALCONY. you know, cause we BBQ every chance we get. helloooo, it is summer.
enough said! GAAAAAHHHH!!!
lina’s work had a summer party friday night. she works with awesome, fun people. and i get to hang out too. lucky me.
saturday evening, we needed to change our moods. and it looked amazing outside, so we decided on a 9:30 PM walk in our neighborhood. hand in hand. together. soaking up the simple joys of summer evenings. perfect.
we spent all freaking day outside on sunday because… 75 degrees (20 something celsius) + sunshine!
but the highlight was our afternoon soft release of our first two batches of home brewed beer!! so. much. fun.
here we go….
cheers! we were so nervous.
and one more sunset…
and now… now that i am filled with the images of the past week, the unexpected + created moments, the big + small moments, all of the moments that brought a smile to my face… now i am ready to tackle this week. so, bring it on!
sending lots of love + light to you too! go out there + get yours!
onwards + upwards! xoxo