Showing posts with label #inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #inspiration. Show all posts

Friday, November 15, 2013

Everyone Has Bad Days!

Yesterday was one of those days...LOTS OF CRYING. It seemed like nothing or no one could soothe her finally she settled down and gave me just a hint of a smile. Today she has been amazing. Everyone has bad days....

Friday, October 25, 2013

We are on a roll!



From the first moment Mable was ready to jump in and help me take care of Olivia- Hemsjö 2013

Ever since little Olivia was born the months, weeks and days have just flown by. I am so thankful to be able to spend this special time with her- watching her grow from teeny tiny to a fat glowing bubbly baby. It has also been amazing to watch Mable grow into her role as Big Sister. She has shown such tenderness, understanding and willingness to help- I am proud of my two little baby girls. Life is Good!


Here Olivia is only a few days old and already happy, laughing, letting us know that all is well and how much she loves us- Hemsjö 2013

Olivia has such serious eyes that lock on to me and won't let go- Stockholm 2013

I'm sorry but I had to include those sweet chubby legs....she is delicious! Stockholm 2013

Olivia has no problems communicating- this look says "can you put that camera down and pick me up?"

Mable reads to Olivia everyday...I find it curious that Olivia only sits with Mable for storytime. Stockholm 2013

I have two sisters myself and I understand how important that bond can be...this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Stockholm 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The End is Near

It has been awhile, I know!

I have officially started my maternity leave so no more worrying about work and projects. I feel like its time to turn inward and prepare for the arrival of my sweet little baby. I'm not sure if I posted the news but we are having another little girl. At first I was convinced that I was carrying a little boy but the ultrasound revealed another truth.

We are completely prepared,  all the little outfits that were not ruined I decided to keep in storage for that day that we decided to have another baby. Now those clothes are washed, pressed and folded- and just like the rest of our little family waiting for the baby to arrive.

My first daughter came two weeks early so I am praying for an early arrival for this baby as well. Nothing would make me happier than to have that baby in my arms in two weeks. Everyone is super excited.

We are also seriously considering leaving Stockholm. I love it here but now it feels like its time for a change. My husband's family live in Southern Sweden, our summer cottage is there and I have started a new internet based venture with my sister so won't matter if I live permanently in Stockholm or not.

We also have greater opportunity to buy a larger home which is just not something that we want to do in Stockholm. As long as I have access to a large body of water I will be fine. Growing up in Florida it is required that anyplace I live has to have water that I can see on a daily basis. Göteborg, Uppsala, Stockholm and our new possible home all have this....so I am happy.

You might ask yourself what about finding a job? I don't feel that I belong to that group of people that only has opportunities in the capital. I know that the competition is fierce here and remember I am fluent in Swedish and have years of Swedish work experience but besides that, I have this new idea that I will be starting with my sister in the States so since I am already in the business of creating opportunities for myself I don't feel tied down to one area. My biggest commitment is to my family and moving provides immediate opportunities for the family.

Studying at Stockholm University has been an amazing experience! I have taken classes in Cultural Anthropology which I would describe as a study in politics. It has awakened a new passion in me and I will start volunteering with the Swedish Red Cross and continue working with that for the rest of my life. I know it sounds grand but you have to take risks and commit to helping others. Its the only way to survive in the world...GET OUT OF YOUR OWN HEAD!

So, on that note- I will end this post by saying that the past 8 months has been an amazing journey that has set me up for wonderful opportunities in the future.

I wish you all the best!

Hugs,

KyanainSweden +1

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I laugh at you cold..I shall prevail!


Today I need a bit of extra motivation. Mable has been home for a full week and can't seem to shake her cold. I'm just happy that its not the flu. We already caught one of the three flu that has been circulating in Stockholm. In fact, the hospitals have been slammed! Being pregnant doesn't help but I have been sick three times since Christmas but I keep on moving! I had a meeting this morning that I had to cancel because I am also sick..which is usually how it works..Mable gets sick at school and then BOOM- I get it too. Oh well, such is life but I have classes all afternoon AND I MUST GO (mantra)- so I gained a few hours to rest and conserve my energy for my 45 minute subway trip to campus followed by a two hour lecture and test prep! Sometimes you have to suck it up!


So.....let this be an inspiration to you all who are facing a tough day or week and can't see how you will make it through. No matter what, stay motivated and committed! Wake up and BE AWESOME!

Hugs,

KyanainSweden