the week that i felt like myself again // 48

i don’t know if it is the magic of the holiday season or what, but somehow i found myself feeling like myself again this week.

everything just felt a bit more “right”. or normal. or something. life felt familiar. does that make any sense?

in any case, work went smoothly.  i was effective, my kids were inspiring, and i even snuck in a work-from-home day which allowed me to get sooooo much done, all while listening to christmas music, sitting in cozy clothes, and drinking coffee all day long. things on the home-front were quite calm as well. and there was even ok news from my family in the states – there was a surgery this week.

 so, i decided to go with the calm energy flow and focus on having a very slow, mindful december. to find out more about that click → here.

i have been feeling such an itch to really start planning things for the upcoming new year… business-y things. so, i’m letting all of that simmer and incessantly making notes in my moleskin notebook. lots of plans + ideas just waiting to be born and set in motion. and that all feels amazing.

plus, i am carving out a little time each day to watch “gilmore girls”. yep. that is a crazy, silly, self-care priority of mine right now. i’m only on season 3, so i’ve got a lot to catch up on. but, i’m absolutely hooked. feeling all of the stars hollow feels. that’s right. i’m a fan.

in any case, these are a few snaps that i took during the week. it is sooo dark most of the time right now. but, i am really , really loving it actually. and, even though i’m feeling a little subdued christmas-y, i’m enjoying our simple decorations, christmas movies,

home sunrise Processed with VSCO with a6 preset star window christmas decoration christmas tree uppsala downtown sunset

weekend momentssunrise snow ice meditation cozy sunday movie christmasme lina uppsala

so, we are headed closer and closer toward the end of this year + the beginning of next. how are you feeling about it? for me, i’m feeling so much more positive than before. oh, there are still some tough things that my love and i are dealing with, but everything feels much more manageable right now. and we see, over and over again, how strong we are.

that’s the beauty of life, of evolving. the things that we experience serve to transform and change us. it’s like that old saying… what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. and the craziness of this past autumn has most definitely taught me some things. the entire year has been one large learning curve… something that i will save to ponder + process in a post later on in the month.

in the meantime, i wish you a good mid-december week ahead, lovelies.

xoxo. liz.

6 thoughts on “the week that i felt like myself again // 48

  1. I’m so happy you had a more “normal”, less-stressful week and I’m hoping you and Lina have reached a turning point and are now on the better side of all the tough stuff you’ve been going through. Hugs and love to you both.

    1. It really feels like we are moving forward now. And that feels so very good. Thanks for being around and for letting me know that you’re around. I feel your presence and love… true story. Lots of love back to you too. xo

  2. I’m glad that you’re feeling more like yourself again. I hope this continues for you. Your pictures are lovely as always, though that snowy/icy looking road doesn’t look too welcoming! I’m so glad that you adjust well to more hours of darkness. I’m wondering how that would affect someone like myself who has Seasonal Affective Disorder? Best wishes and many hugs to you and Lina.

    1. I know that the darkness is somewhat hard for some people, so it can be a definite challenge. Thank you for keeping up with us and for always leaving such heartfelt, engaging comments! Wishing you well. xoxo

  3. Glad to here you’re feeling all the good stuff!
    I tried Gilmore Girls (we finally entererd the techy world and have netflix!) – I just couldn’t get into it, few episodes and gave up? Also Breaking Bad, watched maybe 5 epidosdes and just nah? If I’m going to like it would I like it by then?
    We’re have LOTS of downtime at moment as Gem’s on crutches all month, so lots of nesting, and christmas feels at home!

    1. It definitely took me quite a few episodes to get into it. It felt like such a cult thing, I just had to be a part. 🙂 Now, I am hooked though. Quirky. Silly, Fun. And great way for me to escape and just giggle. xx

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