i don’t even know how to describe this past week. i mean, it feels like it was just a bunch of random, everyday stuff. and yet, it wasn’t just a bunch of random stuff. a lotta shit actually went down… globally + personally.

it all began with the horrible shooting in orlando. i obsessively followed the story all week long, finding myself extremely affected by it.

but, to combat that, i meditated extra hard.

i also needed the meditation to get me through work this week. while it was the first week without the students, we had three very long days of meetings all day, followed by two very physical days of moving all of us out of our current offices and into new offices (all in the same building) in the midst of a big renovation as well. it was chaotic.

so, again, my meditation time was super sacred for me this week. helping me to start the day calm + at peace, so that i’d be geared up to just go with the flow while i was at work. and, it worked pretty well, too. so that felt amazing.

i even crammed in a life coaching session with a new client, who lives in south africa, at the beginning of the week. after the session, i felt like i was flying. i looooove life coaching.

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i also did as much outside stuff as humanly possible during the days that it felt like summer. like taking a walk during lunch – i split my week by having some lunches alone and some lunches with my co-workers. i am such a freaking introvert, which is fine by me. i’m just glad that i finally listen to my soul and don’t apologize for who i am anymore, or feel that i am a “boring” person. screw that. i try to balance it all out… being social and being introverted.

luckily, one night was quite warm, so my love and i had dinner in our backyard. it was pretty magical and wonderful, just sitting there together in the sun, remarking to each other every 5 minutes how much we love where we live.

now, if only the weather would return to summer that’d be much appreciated.

uppsala downtown bedroom dark home dinner backyard backyard home summer me hippie this weekend it has rained. like, non freaking stop. but, that makes for loads of time for watching the new season of orange is the new black (it rocks, as usual!) and blogging/writing/doing yoga. oh, and drinking wine, of course. *takes a sip*

before the weekend started, though, my love and i had a few errands to run on friday afternoon after i got off of work. my dear wife kinda sneakily made an eye doctor appointment for me (cause i’m a baby and can’t face up to it and do it myself), so i had to go get my eyes checked. but…. my eyesight is a smidge bit BETTER than my last check-up. wtf?! does that even happen?! well, whatevs… i’m pumped.

so, i ordered new glasses frames and contact lenses (it’s been  few years since i’ve used contacts. but, yay!!). now, i’m dyyyyying to get it all in about 2 weeks. plus, i’ve decided to go back to my natural blonde hair color. crazy shit happening here, huh?!

i think i’m in summer celebration mode.

after the eye doctor and errands, lina and i met my brother-in-law and our friend for a beer at a local bar. my brother-in-law and his wife are bad ass, and they left today to walk the el camino de santiago from france to spain… the trail to st. james cathedral. so, we met for a beer to say goodbye and wish them well. plus… weekend!

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and, officially, my co-workers, who i totally love, are dropping off little by little to begin their vacations. therefore, i won’t have many people at the office with me for the next month before i leave for my vacation. and that makes me so very happy. i am super duper excited about planning and organizing before the new school year starts. so, it’ll be very chill and relaxed at work.

and my new office space is ahhhhmazing. i love it. and i’m sharing it with two fabulous dudes that i work with.

in any case, i’ve made it to the officially summer-feeling part of work. i’m on my own to use my time as i wish (= no meetings or students) from now until vacation in mid-july.

in the meantime, i only work TWO days next week because we have midsummer celebration national holidays (when lina and i are going to PARIS!) and i am getting my mondays back! no more working on mondays for me until the school year starts again.

so, all in all, i am feeling pumped. blessed. and so hopeful. plus…. S U M M E R!!

work moving officehere’s hoping that you had a good week, that you’ve made it through whatever challenges you may have faced, and that your weekend has been exactly what you’ve needed and/or wanted.

sending lots of light and love to you, dear ones. namaste.

xoxo. liz