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I love my job, but today (yesterday when you read this!) as I was sitting in my office chair looking out through the dirty office window I realised I wanted out. I was listening to the traffic passing by and the noise from all the construction works going on outside and sighed. I wanted out, out in the open air somewhere. Surrounded by forests, vast horizons, open waters, big skies. I dreamt of birds singing, wind passing through the leaves, waves hitting the shores. And to just exist, with nothing else on my mind than the beauty around me. Sometimes everyday life does this to me. I love my job and my routines, but at the same time, sometimes they make me tired and long for something else. I guess that’s normal. Right? Longing for a different view (At 3 pm I will be posting my photos for Jen’s and my photo project this […]

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I wrote in a post a while ago about how I need to stay focused on the present. Doing that will reduce stress levels and make myself more efficient. So many things are fighting for attention in my poor brain at the moment. I am trying to prevent too much chaos in my poor little middle-aged head. One big part of this problem is that I am way too good at thinking and planning ahead. So much that I miss the present and just become scatterbrained instead. Forgetting things, mixing things up. What is up and what is down??  Gah! Like at work today. It was a day full of one meeting after the other. I realised that part of the time during the meetings I was zoning out – thinking about the next meeting and what I needed to do inbetween the meetings. And inbetween meetings I was focusing on […]

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I want to make another car trip with my camera this weekend. Any ideas? Any safe places? I want to be able to take amazing photos out in nature in sunrise and sundown and try out taking photos of the night sky and stars. But I am too scared to be out alone nowadays, and also with theft attractive camera gear with me begging someone to attack me. I even feel a bit insecure being out in middle of the day and even though I find it a bit embarrassing and disturbing to bring out the camera and take photos among people – I stay around places where I know there are plenty of people around, or near. I hate that I can’t look through that fear and that it prevents me from doing what I want. Things have changed so fast. I didn’t use to feel this way in ”safe” Lidingö […]

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I am waking up on my last morning in Borås. Going home after two days of meetings and work. It’s always nice to spend a couple of days with my Borås colleagues. But it’s also nice to come home. It will be good to sleep in my own bed tonight. I got an interesting hotelroom I must say. It didn’t have a waste bin so I have had to put my garbage in a plastic bag. And no little fridge to put my milk and youghurt like they normally have. And the hotel view was intriguing too. Thank you for this time Borås, I love you anyway. See you soon again! Borås Hotel Grand. My home away from home. A room with a view. From hotel window. Instead of a fridge…  
Today I had the most amazing photo walk in my Elfvik paradise. Even though I only took a couple of photos. The sun sparkles in the water inspried me to film instead of taking photos. This film will be up tomorrow. I am teasing a bit! 😉 Building up suspension. Building up expectations. So you are now at the edge of your seats and expect a masterpiece no less. Right?? 😉 But in all honesty it is just a bunch of clips of ”moving photos” so to speak. I like the addition movement gives to a scene that a still photograph can’t convey. I also like how the film media allows you to edit and add music to the scenes. An extra dimension. I took some lazy snapshots with the mobile phone when I just wanted a quick photo to document the walk. Taking out the camera and prepare it would take too […]

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The long weekend is over. It came and went. Time is fascinating. It is seconds and minutes. 60 seconds per minute for 24 hours a day. Time is constant. But yet it feel so inconsistent. It can be very slow. And very fast. Five minutes is an eternity when you stand in the rain waiting for the bus at the bus stop and a lovely spring-like four-day long weekend can feel like two seconds. Easter Eve was spent with my grandmother. We had a lovely day feasting on cake and sweets. It was a beautiful early spring day. If this keeps up soon things will start to blossom and bring back colour to nature again. When I walked in Lidingö Centrum to  buy our cake,  I was like a drug addict craving the sunlight that flooded the square . Its bright light and warm soothing rays on my cheeks started an endorphine rush in […]

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I start this entry by wishing you a Happy Easter since it is Maundy Thursday when you read this. 🙂 I am looking forward to a long weekend. Four wonderful days off. I will be taking a photo walk, and possibly planning to document my Saturday for the blog some way. Not that anything special is going on but for fun. I will visit my grandmother on Easter Eve so will spend the day with her. So maybe you will get to meet my grandmother. How about that? I haven’t decided what exactly we will do yet. If we just spend the day together at her place or if we go out for a car ride somewhere. All I know is that we will have a good day, granny and I. <3 She is the best mormor (maternal grandmother) in the world even when memory is failing her and things get confusing […]

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Easter holiday is approaching. A four-day leave from work. Yay. I can’t wait, because I want to take my camera out again. It has been too long now. My archive of new photos is empty so I have no photos to show in the blog either. I have been so busy lately that I haven’t even been able to get out on photo walks. That will definitely happen this Easter. Keep your fingers crossed there will be some day with nicer photo weather over the holiday. I don’t know about you – but I often lose inspiration a bit this time of the year when it comes to taking pictures. Because now I am just waiting for spring when nature displays some colour again and that first sheer budding green that glows almost transparent in the sunlight. Little creeks running free again after the ice has broken. Hepaticas and anemones flooding […]

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We are now through the spring equinox so now the light is definitely beating the darkness. On Sunday it’s daylight saving time finally. The light is officially BACK! Yay. But here in Stockhom the winter is still fighting spring. Snow is falling from the sky and it’s chilly. I love snow but now I have had enough of it. So these winter strikes are annoying, but deep inside I know – spring will prevail and conquer in the end. So that thought is what keeps me going now. It’s like a metaphor of life. If you just hang in there, never give up, never lose hope and the sight of a sunny horizon, good things will come. The bad strikes back, it always does because life is a constant mix of good and bad, but the good always wins if we let it win. The key is also to see the […]

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I am beginning to see the light in the blog tunnel again. But today I will only be posting this entry. After I got home yesterday from our customer event I was going to take photos for Jen’s and my photo project this afternoon, schedule today’s  blog entries, and a lot of other things. But fell asleep. Have you heard that before? Sleepy head me. So now I am stealing five minutes from work to get this morning’s entry out on time. Thank you for understanding this odd blog week. 🙂 I see the light next week to be back to normal updates again. Can’t wait!