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2011

year summaries

counting down the hours.

looking back over this year, i realize that it has been truly, truly amazing! i have completed my first full year as a resident of sweden, traveled around the world some, learned a new language, experienced new traditions, enjoyed every single moment with my…

31 Dec 2011
lbgtqai+ nyc

i’m in love with moleskine.

first let me say that i really like calendars! and since i love calendars, and all things office-y (yes. that does make me a nerd in one way), then i looove when the new year rolls around and it’s time to break out a…

30 Dec 2011
life

welcome to the middle days.

hey, my dear readers and welcome to the middle days. the ones in-between christmas & new year’s day. and you know what, i’m determined to use these middle days for myself… to take it easy. call it a little self-initiated break. i’m not officially…

28 Dec 2011
lbgtqai+ the sacred everyday

the 26th of december!

when i first met lina, something clicked. we laughed, we talked, we shared. what followed was a year-long friendship over skype, msn, facebook, & a few visits back & forth to each other’s countries. who knew that after 4 years, which included 4 months…

26 Dec 2011
life

annandagen. another christmas day!

good morning! it’s annandagen here in sweden… which literally means “the other day of christmas”! yep. we have christmas eve, christmas day, and an extra day too here! it’s kinda like having an official day to bring yourself back down from all the holiday…

26 Dec 2011
life north carolina

coziness.

it’s the night before christmas eve, and there are only a few hours left before the  holiday craziness is in full swing. i must admit, though, that tonight i’m feeling a bit like a child about the burst from excitement! as i may have…

24 Dec 2011
life norrköping

christmas-time. i absolutely ♥ this day.

it finally arrived. my first of 5 days off in a row. weeeee! and, oh what a day it has been! full of christmas-y things to get me into the spirit. i carried my phone with me throughout the day (as usual), and ended…

22 Dec 2011
culture lbgtqai+

a kiss is just a kiss.

in the united states navy, whenever a ship comes back into its home port, there is always a lottery on board among the sailors & their loved ones back home. what are they betting on? the first kiss, of course! the winner of the…

22 Dec 2011
be the seasons

surrounded by darkness.

it’s here. the longest night of the year. today is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere of the world. the shortest day of the year, which means that there is more darkness today than any other. feels like the darkness is trying to…

21 Dec 2011
be

in keeping with yesterday’s theme…

say yes. keep walking. never give up. listen to your soul talking to you. and if you’re scared, take a breath & then jump! it’s all worth it, i promise. embrace life and know that you are never truly alone. peace & joy.…

20 Dec 2011
be greece

say yes. even if you’re totally unsure.

i got this card almost 4 years ago when i visited greece for the first time. i have always thought that icons & images are interesting and beautiful, but when i saw this one, i was drawn into the picture. it was as if i…

19 Dec 2011