Category: General

Flowers from Summer

Trying from the WordPress app at this very moment, to see if there is any good, how the pictures looks like overall… and if I feel like blogging from the phone or if I should take myself back to the good old days, to post from a computer instead. ūüĎ©ūüŹĽ‚ÄćūüíĽ

Btw. Here are three photos (with the phone) from an early evening in the Summer of H√∂gan√§s, Sk√•ne County. ūüíú

Barcelona + Life Update

Ok, so let’s go, let’s start!

Feels a bit weird, different to blog again but this time I will definitely give it a honest shot because through year 2020 I really want to document a lot on this blog.

My 35th year on this planet by then.

Came back from Barcelona a few days ago, Saturday November 9th.
Went on this trip with Him, that special someone who catched my heart beginning of this year! This was our second trip abroad together. First one we made was earlier this Summer all the way to London, UK.

Have published a lot of pictures on my Instagram already, make sure to check them out if you haven’t already. Many of you know that I always have a tendency to post a lot while I’m on events, specially when I’m out travelling. It’s because I use this specific platform as a travel diary, to remember the feeling I had at that very moment plus a genuine passion (some see this as an obsession/addiction) to share with family and friends.

For the moment, I don’t have a full time job to lean on to and this blog is and will be my little baby to take care of and grow a bit. Have quite some time on my shoulders and already have some ideas to bring this blog forward, adding new categories and such, so please do stay tuned!

Love, Jen.

Here I am

I’ve sorta, kind of promise you friends back home in Sweden that I will blog about my trip. I have been here over a month and to be honest I’ve thought that I will have time to sit down and write about my impressions of Aussie.¬†

I haven’t been able to find peace to collect my thoughts.. until now.

The first two weeks were overwhelming. Good with the bad of course. Met friends I haven’t seen for ages, learning the left hand traffic and to be brave enough to visit the city and other places outside by myself. It might seems quite easy for some of you, but for me the first week was terrifying. To step outside my comfort zone and dare myself to get lost. Which I did! Haha. The trams stop here doesn’t make any sense to me (still doesn’t). I have 2015 to thank for with all the apps for my phone¬†and the extra batterykit comes perfectly in hand. I can’t imagine how this blogpost¬†would have turned out if this trip were made.. 10 years ago?

What have I been up to these weeks?

  • Trying to get use to the left hand traffic.
    I have a confession. I am use to it now but that doesn’t mean I like it, ok?
  • Met my friends that I haven’t seen since five years ago
    Not everyone yet but hey, we still have time!
  • Road trip through Great Ocean Road
    The 12 Apostles. Stunning. Indescribable!
  • Celtic wedding and camping for two nights in Warrnambool
    Never have I put on a fancy dress and makeup in a cold tent before. As they say, there is a first time for everything
  • Have my own room just outside the city¬†
    With my lovely housemates/friends Jack and Kirsten
  • Met new girlfriends
    All the way from Sweden. Fika? Oh yes!
  • Speak english¬†on a daily basis
    Using my third language as my main language so bare with me
  • Dating aussies
    Message to swedish boys back home: I’m sorry. You have a lot to learn!
  • Experienced homesickness for the first time in a month
    I don’t want to go home but it’s the fucking timezone I need to get use to..¬†10 hours!
  • Learning new aussie words “heaps, reckon, no worries, breakky”
    And yes, I am falling in love with the accent more and more for each day..
  • Hanging out a lot with¬†my dear friend Emmelie
    #30going22 in Melbourne!
  • Been on¬†3 jobinterviews
    No such luck but I will keep on swimming! Yes guys, a finding Nemo reference. To add, I am not going to follow other (read: swedes) peoples footsteps therefore a different challenge for me
  • Celebrated my 30th birthday
    I am actually 22 so don’t ever forget that and I couldn’t ask for a better one.¬†

Yup. This sums up my month pretty well.
I¬†would love to hear from you friends back home, so leave a comment or a message.¬†‚̧

Warrnambool

Down under

So…

Now I am finally here and it’s been a first great week. Where should I start?

What should I write about? It’s been overwhelming¬†these past few days. Not just fighting the jetlag (felt like I’ve been partying two days in a row without any sleep whatsoever) but also the traffic on the lefthand side, the charming australian accent and me speaking english all day long to my¬†friends.¬†

I have published a lot of photos¬†on¬†Facebook (over one hundred for just one week! For you family and friends that are not on this social platform, you are all missing out the good ones). Ha,¬†I’ll try to upload a few of them here within shortly.¬†

 

 

Travel fever

Anxious, nervous, happy, sad, frustrated. All emotions at once when you have a hell lot of travel fever. Now it’s just days ahead! Leaving on Thursday (from Gothenburg) and to not be in a country where I am used to everything, is a bit frightening. I do experience calmness though through all of these and I strongly think that it has to do with the decision being made a while ago.

Two more weeks

Today in two weeks I’ll be leaving Sweden for Australia. It’s quite amazing how time flies by¬†and I remember when I first told my family and friends about this trip.¬†
Time is something I have realized how precious it is.¬†Sounds like a clich√© but I haven’t reflect over time as much before as I have done during this summer. Decide who I am spending it with and so forth. Do things I want to do and not something someone else expects me to do. More of that as a lesson!

I feel much more calm now since all the administrative and some other work is.. done!

Ticket to Aus¬†‚ćĽ
Work and Holiday visa¬†‚ćĽ
Travelinsurance¬†‚ćĽ
Workplace¬†before¬†summer¬†‚ćĽ
Paper for Union¬†‚ćĽ
Place to stay the first days¬†‚ćĽ

 

 

Exactly one month

One month huh?

I so remember the day I told my closest girlfriends that I will make a huge change. This was back in April.¬†April, May, June, July and now we have reached August. To ¬†see their surprise faces, hearing their laughs and the most important when they looked at me and say – You are doing the right thing for you now. Let’s focus on yourself!

This is a scentence which is going to follow me during my journey. Bet your ass I will! One month to go (yesterday to be exactly, Sep 17th I will be on a jetplane.. well, a plane. You know the drill) before I leave Sweden for a new adventure.