due to lack of time I have not been able to create the traditional year-recap like all previous years. instead here’s a shorter version highlighting the fundamental features.
CHANGE OF SCENERY:
I moved back to Helsingborg from Florence during the summer. after studying and working there I figured it’d be a smarter move for my career and encountered a large number of sleepless nights before packing my bags. I spent the first half of 2013 in Italy and the second half on home ground.
merely because I was living in Italy, last year’s vacations were short-distanced ones. a few travels within Italy, one week in Malaga and a few within Sweden; three trips to Stockholm, one weekend in Uppsala and a couple of road trips to small cities close by.
as a result of my relocation, I also landed a new job. from digital marketing in the fashion industry (B2C) to B2B in a PR-agency. besides this I also create collages for larger bloggers.
after refusing instagram for way too long, I decided to start posting during the spring. the niche came naturally and it grew fast as a workout-account from 0 to 15k followers, too fun! my blog has also increased its following and during the fall I reached the top 50 list of bloggers in Sweden. I’ve had the largest one in Helsingborg for a couple of years with a margin, thanks to you guys! ♥
gosh how much fun we’ve had throughout 2013! from renting a segway (third and last time; I’ve fallen off all three times!), to road tripping in italy and spain, going ”rodel”, spending a day at the funfair, paddling and biking on railroad tracks, visiting an extremely fun water park, playing with horses, going by bicycle in Tuscany, hiking and watching eagles, going on rounds with the motorbike, spending long nights in our outdoor jacuzzi, going windsurfing, bowling and tons of more stuff.
I’ve basically kept the same shape throughout this year, supposedly been at my best in August after finishing MP45. more importantly I still share the same bond to working out and am grateful to have such a healthy relationship to it. I have not grown tired of it and am just as excited to hit the gym regularly.
cupcake parties, birthdays, cooking competitions, barbeque nights, goodbye parties, interventions, various themed evenings and lots of girls nights. finishing off with two whole days of christmas celebrations with my amazing families. I miss my Italian ladies every day but feel so blessed to be able to see my Swedish ones on a regular basis. we’ve had a distance relationship for far too long.
this food year has been amazlingly tasteful! one favourite is my newly acquired love for breakfasts, and I thank The Diner in Firenze for introducing me to some proper alternatives. from several years of crispbread and honey dew melon I’ve finally added more products to the plate.
LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS:
from having a distance relationship between Sweden and Italy for a year, I am now living with my man full time. to live with a guy after living with two girlfriends for two years is quite the difference – but I am loving it.
quite the upgrade in my closet, although my best buy this year is definitely my camera; Canon EOS 600D + new lense. besides an overload of exercise clothes I’ve gained a new electronic home. from a new blender, to a juicer, vacuum cleaner, large TV and kitchen supplies. and a couple of shoes, of course.
way too many.
2013 WAS A GREAT YEAR, and so will 2014 be. I believe a milestone is to be able to support the fact that you’ve grown. looking back at january a year ago I know that I’ve learned tons, developed in my field of work and gained rich of experiences. moving back to Sweden was a tough decision and I miss my Italy constantly. one day we’ll meet again.
more importanlty we haven’t had any major injuries or deceases in my sphere. we hit a few rocks during the last path of the year, and an acquaintance of mine lost her boyfriend which breaks my heart. yet we all continue to grow stronger and that is what we take from all of this.