It’s no secret that I’m a lover of + believer in slow living as a way of life. I crave a life that is centered and mindful. I crave quiet moments, solitary moments, and a calm sense of balance throughout my days. I really, truly try to create that vibe.
But, I also crave adventure. And moments of being social. Moments, mind you. I am an introvert in my soul + I can only handle so much before I need the silence to balance me out again. But, I do love me a cozy night out with friends for drinks and conversation, or a wild weekend of exploring new places + people.
Amazingly, life has been unfolding in this most beautiful dance between the two lately and it is doing my soul so much good. Honestly, with all of the changes that have been occurring for me + Lina since the new year begun, it feels like we’ve hit a little stride. Like we are finally settling into the space + corner of the world that we call our home base.
And after years of moving from country to country, sicknesses, job changes (for good or for bad), we’ve been trying to put roots down here in Uppsala, Sweden for 3 years now. And, I do believe that we are grounded now. That doesn’t mean that we’ve found the spot where we will live for the rest of our lives – oh no! But, it means that we have entered a way of existing that feels like our own.
Yes, we’ve been together for 10 years. And, while the 2 of us have been very stable, it takes work + time to carve out + create the life that you really want to live. We still have big dreams out there, but, for right now in this moment in time, we have found gold in how we live our life. It’s nothing fancy. But it is real. And, to us, it is so freaking beautiful + perfect.
So, I just thought I’d share with you the vibes of my everyday life over the past couple of weeks. Through photos + music, of course! Hit play + listen to this song as you scroll through the pics. It’s the perfect soundtrack to this little photo essay.
I’m sure you see a pattern in the photos here. Nature. Food + drinks. Friends/family. Quiet moments. That pretty much sums it up right now. Of course I work as well. But, I can’t really take photos at work, since I work with young adults as a coach/mentor. But, you can be certain that my work is a huge, important part of my life as well.
In any case, these are the vibes of 2018 so far. And I most definitely am not complaining!
The thing is, ultimately, slow living is not a way of life that has to be literally slow. And it most definitely does not have to be boring. It’s much more about living an intentional, balanced life filled with the things that bring magic + meaning to everyday life.
Blessings of simplicity and love to you. xoxo. liz.