Thursday, March 12, 2015

Currently: Life Update!



Well, it is time for another currently post around here. It has definitely been a busy couple of weeks here, and (unfortunately) things are only going to get more busy as the weeks go on. Between studying for my MBA, blogging, my hockey, Nick's hockey playoffs, and getting ready to head back to the U.S. in just a few weeks, I have been feeling a lot of pressure lately. As such, I'm going to be taking the day off today. I've got this post done, and other than that, I'm giving myself a break. That's the problem with blogging and school- I really, truly, never take a day off to relax. First thing I do when I wake up is usually checking my email and my blog performance over the last day or so. Then there is reading other blogs, writing content, editing pictures, researching new posts, responding to comments, and a million other things. Of course, this is not to say I don't love it...but, it all gets to be a bit much at times. Other bloggers, do you feel this way at times too?

Anyways, let's take a quick look at life currently for myself!

Drinking: Lipton forest fruit tea with just a bit of honey. Honestly, this tea smells and tastes so good, I am definitely drinking more of it than I should be!

Watching: Scandal. With Nick having been gone five of the last seven days pretty much, we are two episodes behind on Scandal! Other shows we have been loving are Suits and The Blacklist, but with all these shows ending soon I'm in need of a new series. Any recommendations?!

Enjoying: the sunlight and spring weather! Spring has finally started here in Sweden, and I am really enjoying have more than four hours of sunlight a month (grey skies get so old!)

Testing out: My new Soleil Sleep Spa! I received one of these to review, and am so excited to see how it works! Once I've had a few weeks to test it out, I'll definitely be letting you in on the full details! Essentially though, the Soleil Sleep Spa works by simulating natural light at dusk and dawn to help your body fall asleep and wake up more naturally. I'm hoping this will be a fantastic product, especially when adjusting to so many new time zones over the next few weeks!


Dreaming: of the Dominican Republic! I absolutely cannot wait for a few weeks of warmth, relaxation, and adventure!

Worrying: about finding a job for this summer! Last summer I had a great gig waitressing a few day shifts during the week, and am now hoping to find something where I can do a few day shifts and a few night shifts. Of course, with weekends spent traveling and up at the cabin, it will be interesting to see what I can find!

Anticipating: the next round of playoffs starting. It is a best-of-seven series, with games played every third day, starting on March 17. So, games could be done as early as March 26 or as late as April 4. After that it'll be packing, cleaning, and getting ready to head home!


Craving: some family time. It's been way too long since I've had a chance to hang out with my family, and I can't wait for this time to come once arriving home!

Exercising: or not. I've been going to my hockey practices, and had a few bike workouts with Nick, but other than that I've been totally lazy. I really need to get back on my running game- hopefully this warm weather will give me the inspiration!

Shopping: Online. I've been doing so much online shopping lately and ordering things for this spring and summer back home…not going shopping while in Sweden (everything is so expensive!) has definitely started to burn a hole in my pocket.

So that's my life update for the past few days & weeks here! What have you been up to lately?

10 comments:

  1. I would be so sad if I had so little sunlight during the winter! Best of luck in your upcoming hockey games!

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    1. Thanks Julie! Winter is tough, but thankfully, it is definitely spring now! Sweden makes up for it with round-the-clock sun in the summers, in any case!

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  2. I totally get overwhelmed by everything, feeling the pressure right now for sure. Taking a break for it all is just so necessary! And how nice that you guys are having some warmer weather!

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    1. Super nice- its still not warm, but its almost time to not wear a jacket! Ha, I always try to take breaks and fail miserably- like when I said I wasn't going to do homework today, that definitely didn't happen. Oh well!

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  3. So fun that you're going back home!!! Shop until you drop. I was basically what I did, while I was in Mexico we went to the US and it was basically a shopping spree. Also took a day off today, I have an exam tomorrow but I studied all day yesterday and today I just reviewed. Sometimes we forget to take the pressure off ourselves and just relax. I also applied for a summer job, fingers crossed!

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    1. How nice to have a day off yesterday- hope your exam went well! Crossing my fingers for you on the exam and your summer job. Ohh, the countdown to summer is definitely on!

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  4. I completely understand about the blogging pressure, it can be so time consuming. We just finished the first season of Blacklist on Netflix and loved it. Now we're starting the most recent season of House of Cards. I also loved How to Get Away with Murder.

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    1. I'm all caught up on Blacklist, it has been one of my favorite shows for awhile! However, both my husband and I tried House of Cards, and after the first season just weren't loving it so we have given up on it. I'm not quite sure why though! I've heard great things about How to Get Away with Murder, so I'll have to check it out- thanks for the recommendation!

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  5. I hear you on blogging being so time-consuming. Even just keeping up with other blogs can become a bit of a chore! I give myself some time off when I'm just not feeling it -- I think that's important! Sounds like you have a busy couple of weeks ahead but a lot to look forward to as well! :)

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    1. Oh definitely! Although I have noticed, often I would much rather catch up on other blogs (even if I don't comment daily) rather than writing posts- when I am needing a break, of course. Definitely a busy couple of weeks, but quite exciting! Now to have this week be over and the good stuff start….!

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