Hung out a lot with my teammates, especially with Jo, Callie and Morgan and at their house. The following semester Callie moved out (because she was a senior) and I moved in. It was such a big and nice house and we had so many fun parties there!

I dyed my hair dark brown but absolutely hated it so had to put highlights in it. It probably lasted me of like 2 years and I absolutely loved it! What do you guys think, should I go dark again?

My family came to visit me for spring break and we went on a road trip around California. We stopped in Yosemite, San Francisco, toke Highway 1 down to Santa Barbara and then onto LA. Went to the Hollywood sign, visited Universal Studios did some window shopping at Rodeo Driva and walked along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We also celebrated my mom's birthday! 

Went to my first Night of Champions which is the athletic banquet at the end of the school year. Here's with some of my teammates.

My dear Swedish friend Antonia and I studied a lot for our Finals while both of us were recovering from concussions + Antonia had a neck injury too. Poor Anton!!!

Time to say goodbye to some of my dorm friends and Antonia that was unfortunately only there for one year. After this, I left to go back to Sweden over the summer to recover from my concussion.

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Lately I've been focusing my individual training a lot of speed and agility as that's one of my biggest weaknesses as a player. This morning, when I was out training on that, I noticed that my feet felt lighter, they were moving faster and I was more explosive of the line when doing shuttles and in my turns. Immediately, the training session become more exciting as I realized that all the extra hours I've been putting in lately is finally paying off. However, from experience I've learned that once training is fun because of the fact that It's easy, you're actually not getting any better. It might boost your confidence and your mentality but physically it will not push you to the next level. In my instance, I continued with my planned exercises (that I had done before) to boost my confidence, and to keep it fun and then I changed it up at the end to challenge myself.

Simply, what I'm trying to say - between the lines - is that there's a difference between training to become good and to become great as an athlete. To take the step into the world as a great athlete, one must train on its weaknesses, and while some of it (or most of it) will be challenging and boring, it's what will take an athlete to the next level. I truly believe that although you plays sports and exercise because it's fun, there will be a lot of times that aren't and those are the ones that will uplift you and make you stronger and better an an athlete and person.

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Been very quite here on my blog for a couple of days... Saturday and Sunday we went to Trondheim for our game that we unfortunately lost. When we were gonna fly home, our flight got delayed so we missed our connecting flight in Oslo. We ended up having to spend a night and Oslo and didn't get back to Harstad until Monday around lunch. When I got back I had to move out of my apartment and into a new one...

Anyways, after a couple stressful day I decided to take a day off training and just went for a long walk instead. Although it's cold here (60 degrees F) the view is absolutely amazing!

//Nu har det varit tyst här på bloggen i några dagar.. Lördag och söndag så var vi i Trondheim för match som vi tyvärr förlorade. När vi skulle ta flyger hem så var det försenat så vi missade vårt nästa flyg i Oslo. Slutade med att vi fick sova i Oslo och kom inte tillbaka till Harstad förrän på måndag runt lunch. Väl tillbaka i Harstad så fick jag packa ihop alla mina grejer för att flytta in i en ny lägenhet såhär med kort varsel.

Efter några stressiga dagar så tog jag ledigt idag från träning och tog mig bara en lång promenad runt byn. Även om det är kallt ute (bara runt 10 grader C) så är utsikten så fin!

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Just remembered that I haven't posted anything about our second day in London. We were so busy all day touristing and the following day I had to fly back very early in the morning. It just simply slipped my mind.. Anyways, we got to see so many places. I think my favorite part was China Town where we hung out for awhile, eating Vietnamese lunch, Hong Kongese (is that how you say it??) dessert, and Edison even got a massage (second day in a row). After our visit of Stamford Bridge, Edison got really excited about coming back to watch a game. Even though we are both Barcelona fans, lol... Overall, even though our London visit was only about 1.5 day, we had such a good time exploring and eating yummy food. Love experiencing new countries, cities and cultures!


//Kom just på att jag inte har lagt upp någonting om vår andra dag i London. Vi sprang runt och turistade hela dagen och följande dag flög jag tillbaka supertidigt på morgonen. Så glömde helt enkelt bort det... Vi fick iallafall se så många olika ställen! Jag tror min personliga favorit var China Town och där hängde vi en hel del, åt lunch, dessert, och Edison gick på massage (ja andra dagen i rad nu...). Efter vi hade varit på Stamford Bridge så blev Edison väldigt intresserad att komma tillbaka och kolla på någon match. Även om vi båda är Barcelona fans, haha... Överlag, även om resan blev väldigt kort, så hade vi en väldigt rolig resa och fick se och äta så mycket intressant! Älskar att upptäcka nya länder, städer och kulturer!

Notting hill 
English breakfast @ Mike's Cafe
Stamford bridge 
China town
Vietnamese food @Viet Food
Hong Kongese dessert @Bubble wrap 
Big Ben 
London eye 
Palace of Westminister 
Westminister Abbey
PArliament square garden 
Italian dinner @Bizzarro

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As you might remember I got this book in the package that Edison brought me from the US when he came to visit (blog post here ). I started reading it when we went to London and I'm now halfway through and I absolutely love it! "Mind gym" talks about what important part your mind plays in becoming an extraordinary athlete. Silly as it might sound, I've been sitting and taking notes while reading this book to implement it into my routine!

Once I've read it al,l I'll give you guys a full review but thus far, I love it! It keeps me focused on my goals and motivates me to push harder for them!

//Som ni kanske kommer ihåg så fick jag den här boken från Edison när han kom och hälsade på (blogg inlägg här ). Jag började läsa den när vi åkte till London och är nu halvvägs igenom den och jag gillar den starkt! "Mind gym" handlar om vilken viktig del ens sinne spelar för att bli en enastående idrottare. Låter väldigt löjligt men jag har suttit och tagit anteckningar medan jag läst så jag kan implementera det jag lärt mig i min rutin.

När jag väl har läst hela boken så kommer jag skriva en recension här! Än så länge så älskar jag boken! Den hjälper mig att behållla fokus på mina mål och driver mig att jobba hårdare för dom!

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When I was in Sweden over summer break 2013. Me and my friends at Amanda's (black dress) birthday party.

Just booked my trip home over the summer which I'm so excited about! It literally has taken me all day to figure out the best flight itinerary because there was so many trips that had 2 layovers and would take almost 30h... No thanks!! I fly out of Harstad on July 4th to Oakland, with a layover in Oslo. Spend 10 days in California and then I fly to Sweden on July 14th and stay there until July 23rd. We start up again with training on the 24th. My plans on what I'm gonna do during my vacation is still very unclear but here are a couple things I pretty much know I will do:

x Hang out with friend and family especially with Edison (& Pepe), Edison's family and my mom, dad and sister!

x Be outside and enjoy the sun. Finally!!! Will definitely use our pool at our apartment complex in Fresno and then maybe go to the lake/beach as well!

x Celebrate our 2nd anniversary which will most likely be in San Diego on the first weekend.. Edison has a game there so we are planning to drive there ourselves and stay for 2-3 days!

x Visit Stockholm! I always like doing that when I go back to Sweden. For shopping, visiting friends or just hanging out! My sister also lives close to there so then I can visit her as well!

x Train! Although, I'm at vacation I'll have to keep up my training including ball work, speed & agility, weight training and conditioning. Hopefully I can go out to a Freeze training as well!!

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As I said yesterday, we had a very unfortunate start of our trip. However, once we got out we had such a wonderful day and got to see so many amazing places. It's mine and Edison's first time here in London so we wanted to see as many things as possible. The tour guide (read Fanny) had put down a total of 16(!!!!) places to see during our two day visit in London. We managed to get eight in the first day! Let's just say we were tired at the end of the day.

Now we're off to an Italian restaurant right by our hotel! Later, cheers mates

Waterloo Bridge 
Trafalgar Square 
Nelson's Column
National Gallary 
The Mall 
Buckingham Palace
St. James's Park 
Piccadilly circus 

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Hello all! Just about to go to bed after a fun and hectic first day in London. However, our day didn't start so well as we had major problems with our living situation over here in London. We had booked an Airbnb, north of Hyde Park. Once we got there nothing was according to the listing and the apartment was super dirty and just not up to a standard to stay at. Instead we booked a hotel that wasn't able to check us in until 2pm. Once we finally was able to check in to drop of our stuff, shower and change clothes, our shower didn't work. Due to all these problems, we didn't head out for some touristing until 3pm. After all this, we still had a good day and actually got to see a lot of London! I'll write more about our day tomorrow and what we did! Here are some pictures from today! Cheers mates

//Hej allihopa! Precis påväg att gå och lägga mig efter en lång och fartfylld första dag i London. Tråkigt nog så startade vår dag inte så bra då vi hade väldiga problem med vårt boende här i London... Vi hade bokat en Airbnb norr on Hyde Park. När vi väl kom dit så var ingenting likt listningen och lägenheten var helt ostädat och var inte ens till en minimal standard. Istället så bokade vi ett hotell som inte kunde checka in oss förrän kl 14.00. När vi äntligen fick checka in och kunde släppa av våra grejer, duscha och fixa till oss, så funkade inte duschen... Pga alla dessa problem så kom vi inte ut för att turista förrän kl15.00. Det slutade iallafall med att vi hade en trevlig dag och vi hann faktiskt med att se massa grejer här i London! Skriver mer om det imorgon! Här är några bilder från dagen iallafall! Godnatt allihopa

Me and Edison at one of our first stops today, Trafalgar Square. So pretty!! More pictures to come tomorrow

Edison always manages to turn bad into good! Here he is after pur Airbnb drama, but still so excited to take the taxi to our hotel.

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Åkte till en av våra lagkompisars sommarstuga ikväll för grillkväll. Stugan ligger precis vid vattnet så de som var modiga nog tog sig ett dopp medan vi andra åkte ut på en liten båttur. Vädret var så fint idag, inte ett moln på himmelen och vindstilla så vi satt alla i shorts och linne. En väldigt fin sista kväll här i Harstad för Edison då vi åker till Oslo imorgon och sen vidare till London över helgen!

// Went to one of our teammate's summer cabin tonight to BBQ. Their cabin is right by the water so the brave ones went into the water while some of us went on a little boat ride. The weather was absolutely amazing, not a cloud in the sky and not even a little breeze so we were all sitting in shorts and a tank top. A pretty good last night here in Harstad for Edison as we are leaving for Oslo tomorrow before we head off to London over the weekend!

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När Edison kom förra veckan så hade han en hel trunk med saker till mig. Några av sakerna tog han med hemifrån vår lägenhet i Fresno, som böckerna och vetekudden, och andra grejer var beställda från Amazon. Yoga tårna och Gatorlytsen var helt omöjliga att hitta på här borta i Norge och de andra grejerna var helt enkelt billigare och hade snabbare leveranstid än om jag skulle beställa härifrån. Detta är bara några av grejerna som han tog med sig. Visar resten en annan dag!

Nu ska jag och Edison ut och ta en fika i det fina vädret. Det är hela 20 grader idag, uppe i norra Norge, vem hade nånsin trott det!!

//When Edison got here last week he brought over a whole duffel bag just for me. Some of the things was things that I had at home, like the books and the heating pillow while the other things I ordered on Amazon. The yoga toes and the Gatorlytes where impossible to find over here in Norway and the other things just ended up being cheaper & quicker shipping that if I would've ordered it from here. This is just some of the things he brought. I'll show the rest of the things another day.

Now me and Edison are heading out for a fika in the beautiful weather. It's 20 degrees celsius up here in northern Norway, who would've ever thought!!

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