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

week fifty // the week that was all about one moment of light

hey y’all. i’m gonna do things a little different this week. i had a good week last week, and was pretty busy with some important things (like signing my contract to begin work in janauary!, working at the photo boutique, and writing some), but i think i’d like to focus today’s post only on yesterday: lucia day in sweden. right now we really are surrounded by darkness here in sweden. there is less than 6 hours of daylight each day, andRead More

week forty four // two ways to celebrate life + death

it’s no secret that i love holidays. and one of the perks of being in an bi-national marriage is that you have the opportunity to celebrate double the holidays. of course, many holidays overlap. even if they overlap, though, there are unique traditions to each culture. and, there are plenty of holidays that are celebrated in only one country or the other. my love + i choose to celebrate every single american and swedish holiday; and, therefore, we are celebratingRead More

sensory overload: holiday festivities!

well, this past week i have engaged in some seriously serious decking the halls and such. and before i know it, we are even closer to christmas and the new year. it’s been amazing having my love at home with me and enjoying some time together – without stress and crazy schedules. in fact, last week we found a way to eat dinner out/celebrate every single evening. yes, it was a fun, fun week filed with new traditions and old.Read More

time for a little homecomin’, y’all.

the theme for this year’s north carolina state fair was “a north carolina homecoming!”… totally appropriate for me, since it has actually been my “homecoming” back to north carolina this year. my first autumn, my first fair, in my home state in quite a few years. needless to say, i was extremely excited to be able to visit the state fair this year, an old tradition that i’ve shared with my family for most of my life. and what wasRead More



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