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moments to share, moments to care

it is only up to you to make your life awesome.

i'm thankful for all the impressive people in my life.

Skrivet av arlona, 2013-04-11

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NEVER let your kids see you drunk

Skrivet av arlona, 2013-04-04

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lately i've been feeling funny things. nice good wonderful things.

nostalgia - i felt the deepest gratitude for having spent time in two places - norrkoping and talsi. i visited both places over the past weeks and both made my heart shiver from joy of the good times and the realization that it's the past and i'm no coming back there.

a bittersweet feeling. my favorite.

also, i'm having trouble with americans. there is smth about me that awakes their interest, but there is smth about them that makes me despise them.
there is some envy from my side, that's for sure. but gotta find a way how to channel the energy in a good way.

Skrivet av arlona, 2013-04-04

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i'm not as evil as i thought

Skrivet av arlona, 2013-03-19

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there have been several events that have led me to creating this blog entry.

first of all, the tutor who is currently helping me with my thesis. he is an associated professor in our university, working in the scandinavian department and has a great interest in sweden as such. in one of our appointments, he said a few simple sentences that have given me a positive slap in the face. i was telling him about my upcoming business trip, and he got excited and promoted a few things i should visit. i thanked him, confirming i've been living in stockholm before and that i've seen a lot from it anyway. wrong thing to say. he looked at me surprised and said: there is something new to see in stockholm every single time you go there!

yes, sweden is such a big part that i didn't appreciate at the time. i haven't read too many swedish authors, haven't seen much of the cinematography, haven't visited too many museums, because back then i simply worked here and took it for granted. this changes now. thanks to the tutor...

Skrivet av arlona, 2013-03-18

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stockholm has always been my creative time. time when i have the opportunity to see new places, things (beautiful things inspire me a lot), pictures, people, clothing, etc. i become a sponge and suck everything in, first placing a massive amount of images in my grey matter and during a good night sleep start making a puzzle of what can i use in my own life and surroundings later.

i shit you not - currently i have about five lists of things to buy/do/change/get and they differ in price range, emergency level, time span, starting from clothing, home accessories, furniture, paint jobs needed, design ideas, cooking recipes to try, gym plan, etc.

did i mention i'm a control freak?

yes, lists make me feel busy and comfortable :) besides, they let me fantasize about the potential perfection around me. and they make me feel organized. lists are awesome. and sweden is when i make the lists, latvia - when i make them come true. sure, i add stuff once and then, but that's in the times when i have all the time...

Skrivet av arlona, 2013-03-14

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due to my boring career choice of accounting, i have the incredible opportunity to spend a few weeks abroad once and then. aside from the fact that i must leave my honey dearest and im unable to hit the gym, there are plenty of positive aspects:

- although i enjoy housekeeping, living in a hotel with ppl picking up towels after me is awesome
- even though spending mornings and evenings on a train gives me time to read, 10 min walks to and from work are priceless, giving me time to.. well do pretty much anything
- no school, no duties, no obligations
- able to meet friends long-time-no-see
- yeah, not supposed to mention things like that, but extra money is a positive aspect
- though the extra money miraculously disappears in beloved stores - ikea, geek stores, fave pubs
- healthy diet - feels dumb to waste extra money on burgers and we can get a limitless amount of fruit at work

besides, while writing my thesis, i realized how much ive taken stockholm and sweden for granted in my life without...

Skrivet av arlona, 2013-03-12

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bringing the bad-ass bitch spark back, feeling very high on adrenaline since i-dunno-when.
during the past months went through the so called quarter-life-crisis aka QLC (turns out, that is an actual thing, google it). seems to be normal for post graduates who find themselves asking the "this is it??" question, feeling like hamsters in a freking wheel, going on an on in motions without a solid purpose.
well that thing is over, thanks to an irish uncle (i really like to think he is irish ^^) who gave me a few good advice on the whole thing, so hey, i got a purpose now (or an illusion of it, but hey, whatever keeps me going).

and btw, miqa, even though i can't deny that your presence and regular comments on my blog entries sort of show some sort of interest and caring (and can be really sweet), it is also creepy and weird. what is an ex of mine doing not only reading his xgfs blog, but also anonymously commenting on it on a regular basis?

peace out

Skrivet av arlona, 2013-03-08

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