Hey! A week ago I wrote a post about my week projects for week 38 (If you haven't read it, fine it HERE. And here is a final recap of the results!

Succeeded fully

- Study on my SATs 2 hours every weekday

- Go on a weekly diet

Succeeded partly

- Workout six times (I worked out fives and skipped on Friday... but five is still good so it goes in the ¨partly succeeded category¨)

Failed

- Survive on 150 SEK (Well, technically I was successful until Friday when my protein powder supply ran out and I had to buy new for 159 SEK...)

- Be in time for all my classes (Now this one on the other hand was a hopeless case by all means! I was twenty minutes late for my Wednesday morning class so it was a huge failure)

Summary:

The results were not as good as I had hoped. My aspiration was to have all on at least ¨partly succeeded¨ but my capabilities on being in time are literally non-existent. Oh and I will be doing a new list with projects later this evening and I will certainly NOT feature anything time related!

XO

Oh, and these pictures were from this summer more than one and a half month ago, I need to take some new pictures as well!

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To be honest, i don't usually online shop. Unlike the rest of my generation, nine times out of ten i prefer to shop in stores, because all clothes can look so good online but they might not fit you when you try it on. Nevertheless, I really want a thin fall jacket and they are usually a lot cheaper online (I mean, go into NK in Sweden and most of the clothes are double the price if you compare it to an average store in The United States, and well, ten times the price if you travel to China or Thailand).

Anyway, on today's online shopping trip I found these:

The black Ralph Lauren jacket is really basic but sometimes less is a lot more you know.

XO

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So my father and grandfather are visiting Stockholm this weekend and we've done some exploring, eating and a lot of ¨fika¨. First at my grandmother's apartment near Mariatorget and then at my all time favorite café & store Snickarbacken 7. We also ate the most delicious Korean barbeque at Nam Kang. For some reason I don't understand Korean food is still relatively unknown to the majority of the Swedes, apart from the all famous kimchi.

XO

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Hello! How are you?

I just wanted to give you a quick life update and tell you about my current life projects. Apart from me being late to yesterday's class, I am currently on track. I am slowly but steady losing weight, saving money (I only spent 20 SEK this week which is surprising because I usually spend 50 SEK a day at cappuccino or juice...), increasing my SAT levels and working out every day. I actually took a full online SAT two days ago and I scored a 1180 (a parable would be to get 1,48 on Högskoleprovet). It's not enough by far, you'll need at least 1500, and preferably 1550< to have a chance to study at the colleges I want to apply to. But it's a huge progress anyway.

Now the entire losing weight and saving money thing will be a lot more difficult this weekend because my father is coming to visit along with my grandfather as well and we always visit very tasty restaurants, not to mention that they both cook very delicious food. So taking it into consideration I might do an exception on Saturday....

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I decided to start with something brand new, and that is ¨five projects weeks¨. Basically it means that I will do five different projects every week at least until my New York trip. Here are this week (38's) projects, some of them I've already been practicing in my daily life but some of them are new:

1. Workout six times every week. This is actually going to be a rather easy one because I've done it before this summer when I was on a weight loss session. Usually when school arrives I usually keep the workouts to 2-3 times a week but that is changing instantly this fall because of my Paris and New York trips and I am sure as hell going to be fit when I'm doing shopping sprees in both cities!

2. Go on a weekly diet. But we all know that when it comes to losing weight, eating right is 85% of it. It more or less means that this week (and a few weeks forward) I am eating less calories and more protein. I won't tell you the exact measures but it's the best way to sustain muscles and lose weight as fast as possible. Good bye popcorn evenings and chocolate cake afternoons!

3. Study my SATs two hours every morning. Okay, this is something that I've struggled to keep up with because I'm always EXTREMELY sleepy in the morning. But good bye morning sleep and hello strong morning coffee! I've actually been doing this for the past three weeks but with a much lighter version (three days a week and 80-90 minutes) so this is going to be a lot harder.

4. Survive on 150 SEK. The downsides of going travelling to so many amazing destinations in a relatively short time is saving money. And I have no intention of taking cash from my savings account and I currently have around 150 SEK on my card! That means goodbye bying cappuchinos and good bye eating out when the food in school is disgusting and goodbye sushi nights and hello left overs in the fridge and freezer!

5. Be or time for every school class. So the other four may seem a bit intense since I'm doing them all assiduously at the same time and now you might laugh (how hard can it actually be to make it to classes on time?). Honestly, HORRENDOUSLY HARD in my case. My ability to be on time to events is non-comparably awful to my ability to follow and perform a few projects for a week or two. When I think about it, surviving on a budget, waking up two hours earlier in the morning and lose weight are combined still easier for me than to make it to classes on time.

Anyway. I'll follow up Sunday or next Monday and tell you my results! Now I'm going to work out and then I'm heading to a school party/rave.

XO

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For the last four weeks I've been studying for my SATs (an abroad ¨högskoleprov¨ is the best parable). And I just found something that instantly made my life a hundred times easier. I discovered that College Board & Khan Academy have created a free collaboration with thousands of SAT questions, preperations and tons of study material, where you can not only study but keep track of every single one of your mistakes on the SAT! This is the best news I've got all week because until today I have had to manually write down every single mistake on every question that I've made, then transfer it over to my computer and keep track of it manually. I've also spent hours reading online in how to keep track of your progress and I've also print out all the tests in my school library (which combined become more than a thousand pages of paper, my school librarian looked like he got hit by a rock when I asked to copy out all the tests and the additional study material). But anyway, I am RELIEVED. No more pieces of tests spread everywhere in my apartment and no more notebooks and no more word documents and folders and no more having to keep track of everything! Just made my life more effective and a lot easier YEEHAW.

Anyway, if you want to get into college somewhere in The United States you will need to take a SAT test. Sign up today HERE at college board and get started for practice! (Prepscholar also offers a program but that one cost 397$ and do you have any idea how much clothes and cosmetics you can buy for that...?)


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Hi, happy friday! Since I still haven't fully recovered from my fall flu my only plans for the evening are to make pizza and binge watch Person of interest. Anyway, tomorrow I have hopefully recuperated and will be ready to face whatever life gives me.

I actually have a bucket list of places I want to travel (I have narrowed it down to twenty five but there are too many places and too little time). However, I'm not one of those teenagers that wants to go travelling for a year or two after upper secondary school. I really want to establish my daily life before travelling so I don't come back from a year of travelling and realise that my life is on square one. Anyway, here are three destinations that I've always wanted to visit.

1. Cambridge / Oxford (UK)

If I weren't such a New York fanatic either Oxford or Cambridge would have been my No 1 university opinions. I have always had a thing for the English county side and when I visited Oxford and Cambridge last time (two respectively three years ago) it felt like I entered a whole nother realm of tranquilness, literature, art and history. Not to mention the whole-another-level-of-coziness-cafés, the beautiful ancient, yet somewhat bohemian streets and shops and the soothing parks. Nevertheless, I am definitely visiting both cities for an extended amount of time when I grow older.


British Virgin Islands - Caribbean Sea

If someone gave me a million dollars and told me I could travel anywhere tropical in the world. I would borderline between The British Virgin Islans in the Caribbean, or the island Koh Yao Yai in Thailand. But since I actually might be travelling to Thailand next year I would aim for The Caribbean islands this time... (also, I can't speak a word Thai so if i get lost there I would find myself in a rather unpleasant situation...)


Australian East Coast

Now, last but definitely not least, I want to travel along the Australian East Coast. I would probably start up in Cairns and sail along The Whitsunday Islands. I would also explore the Daintree Rainforest and The Great Barrier Reef. I would also visit all the big cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane) and make time to visit The Fraser Islands and Noosa National Park, and there are so many villages and destinations along The Gold Coast and The Great Ocean Road. I would probably need at least three months down in Aussie to make enough time for even half of it, and I haven't even discovered a percent of all the hidden treasures, wild life, national parks and villages that are situated along The East Coast. This is an adventure that I'm sure will be spectacular...


Ugh, gives me such wanderlust. Do you guys have any interesting vacations planned? Or do you even have your own dream destinations and your own paradise? Feel free to comment!

XOXO

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Hopefully your day has been better than mine. Yesterday when I came home from school I felt more tired and nauseous than an overmilked cow, and apperantly I had a temperature. I slept for literally thirteen hours and woke up without a temperature but I was still nauseous as hell. It must be the flu season striking.

Anyway, it could be worse, because tomorrow it's both payday and friday! Which means more money and weekend, not too bad right?

I still got some studying to do, and I just heated a big bowl of soup with garlic bread (the perfect meal in the Swedish fall). And apperantly the coffee examination that I worked on for two hours last night isn't supposed to be filed until the next april 2018. I misunderstod the entire situation, but well, you always learn something...

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Hello, how are you? I have been so tired today, I am seriously worried that I've been infected by some disease carrying virus because they are circulating around everywhere now during fall flu season. Let's pray I won't be sick!

My day hasn't been that eventful. I met up with my mother today at il caffé for breakfast and then I went straight to school. Went home for a workout session at the gym in hope of being refreshed but now I feel more tired than ever. Anyway, I have some homework to finish, a huge examinating essay for social studies 2, a course that I haven't read because I was studying the nature and science program last year. The due is friday and as usual I am out late with my school tasks, it's a bad habit that I keep it at a fifth in my priority list (or not at all to be brutally honest). Anyway, a cup of chai tea is joining me and I've got work to finish. Good night!

By the way! Versace and internet shopping will be the death of me. I couldn't resist hitting the online shops and I found these super cute clothes... When I become rich my closet (hopefully BIG WALK IN CLOSET) will be filled with colorful Versace outfits! I love their patters and often lurid and vivid stripes and colors. Did I forget to mention that our hotel in NYC is located next to Century 21 and just a few stations away from Macy's... I can already feel my wallet crying.

Pants HERE and sweater HERE

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