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December 2015

Lifestyle

Proud

December 17, 2015

I got a lot of comments regarding my “Jantelagen” post, mostly from concerned friends and family back home. I don’t want to paint Sweden as a negative place or mean to offend anyone (being very Swedish here), but there are certain cultural differences that I’m finding it hard to accept or adapt to. It goes without saying that often times I feel that I don’t belong here and being myself will make that divide even wider. I’m a person that…

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Lifestyle

House in progress…

December 13, 2015

I am so impressed by the progress of our house! We thought the weather would impede the build, but it hasn’t slowed us down too much. We now have the walls up and part of the roof! It’s such an exciting time for us and we couldn’t be happier. I’ll keep posting updates on how the house is coming together.…

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Lifestyle

Jantelagen

December 13, 2015

The longer I’m in Sweden the more I see our cultural differences. Not to say one is better than another, they are just distinctly different. For example, jantelagen, is a new expression that I’ve learned and a pillar in Swedish society. Since Swedes are so deeply rooted in it’s idea that all people are equals, that goes for all things in society. The idea is that everyone should aim to be the same or on the same level, to be average is…

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Fashion Food Lifestyle Travel

NEW YORK…concrete jungle where dreams are made of… there’s nothing you can’t do…

December 9, 2015

I have grown to love New York City with it’s energy and bustle. It’s everything you would imagine of the big apple. On this particular trip, I had the special opportunity to spend a few extra days so that my sister could come out to see me. She was traveling from California and we hadn’t seen each other since before my engagement. I know it’s a special time for her as well, so I wanted to make sure that we…

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