Hej godingar!

En dag som började bra med promenad, frukost och plugg tog sig en vändning när jag fick reda på att jag kuggade en liten obetydlig tenta med 1 poäng. Alltså ETT poäng. Blir så arg, eller nej jag blir mest ledsen. Man kämpar och kämpar och tycker att man borde ta sig över mållinjen och vara nöjd med sig själv. Det händer inte ofta kan jag säga. Känslan att jag alltid kunnat göra bättre ifrån mig. Att inte vara nöjd med mig själv och att alltid klanka ner på mig och allt jag gör. Det kan vara en ångest som driver prestationen lite längre men det ger mig mest tyngd.

Hur lär man sig att vara nöjd med sina prestationer? Hur gör man för att inte få ångest över minsta lilla? Hur räcker man till och hur blir man nöjd med sig själv?

Livets härliga frågor...

X Emmy

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...För vadå? För att skriva av sig lite tänkte jag. Börja blogga igen för att stilla den där kreativiteten i mig som gör att jag inte kan sova om nätterna.

Det var längesen sist och det har hänt väldigt mycket i mitt liv. För att sammanfatta tre år väldigt kort så har jag jobbat på lite olika ställen, pluggat på Lunds Universitet (tar examen till sommaren!) och flyttat runt på lite olika ställen. Har faktiskt hunnit bo både i Ystad, Helsingborg och numera i lilla Kivik. Den delen av mig som aldrig ville bosätta sig någonstans, leva ur en ryggsäck och se nya saker varje dag har nog gått och gömt sig lite...även om suget att resa finns kvar så är det på ett annat sätt nu. Jag tror att jag har hittat hem på något sätt. Jag har träffat min stora kärlek och vi har precis flyttat ihop. Vi var för några veckor sedan på semester på Cypern vilket var helt underbart, jag som älskar solen behövde det efter lite sämre sommarväder i Sverige. Jag pluggade 200% förra terminen, fick för mig att jag skulle byta bana och bli Socionom, men har lagt det på hyllan, skoltrött som jag är. Nu är vi i tentatider och tiden går så himla fort, snart är det jul igen!

Det är mycket på gång och mycket som hänt minst sagt.

Blogga för mig handlar inte riktigt om att visa upp något, för många gånger finns det inte något märkvärdigt att visa. Det kommer bli mer som en dagbok för mig som jag kan titta tillbaka i när jag vill minnas de små sakerna. Jag vill skriva när jag mår bra, men också när jag mår dåligt. Som ett bollplank för att hitta en balans i en kropp som går från 0 till 100 känslomässigt och bara behöver andas ibland. Så jag ska bannemig göra bloggen till ett ställe att andas på, ventilera ens galna tankar kanske. Det låter bra för mig. Vem vet, det kanske blir alldeles för personligt, men det får jag ta då i så fall. Vi tar det som det kommer helt enkelt.

Jag och Jocke på Cypern för några veckor sedan.

X Emmy



We finally decided to go to Phuket before going home, mostly because Fanny and Mattias had never been there before. It was tough leaving Phi Phi, especially because we spend so much time there. It really feels like home to us and I wasn't very happy leaving. But we got to see some new things and had another experience of paradise, based in Karon - the closest beach to famous Patong beach. We decided it was best to rent motorbikes, that way we could go wherever whenever and explore the surroundings even more. Jenny and I have been in Phuket many times already and know places fairly good, so driving and finding our way wasn't too hard. I have to say that renting motorbikes in Thailand can be very dangerous and it's important to be very careful. I got used to driving on the other side of the road in Australia, and I could even say that I'm a good driver. But you can't really control other drivers though, and sometimes it end badly.

We packed our bags and headed to the ferry taking us from Phi Phi to Phuket. Sweaty as hell and really tired after last nights party. In Sweden we would call us oniony...haha. Almost like the english cheesy I guess!

IMG_4202I think we all fell asleep on the ferry, at least Jenny and I haha! The hotel we found was really nice and pretty cheap. Best thing about it was probably the pool! We were used to walk to the beach everyday and here we had this awesome pool just outside our room. We spent the days on the beach and at the pool, soaking sun and relaxing. Jenny and Fanny had to spend all their money shopping every other night. The shopping in Patong and Karon is really good, and if you bargain enough you can get stuff really cheap.
We also had some really nice food, and of course - ice-cream at Swenssens! The best ice-cream ever, hands up.

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I found these guys staring at me for a while. It's so amazingly beautiful here atm, the trees are flowering and everything is turning green. Like Nangijala! ❤



After a few months on Phi Phi island we thought it was about time to go on the epic and compulsory trip around Phi Phi Leh - the smaller sister island. We hired a private longtailboat for the about four-five hours and it's about 300-400 baht pp (we were 5p). Most people want to see Maya Bay, the famous beach from the movie "The Beach". Therefore the beach is awfully crowded, and not at all as much of a paradise as it's supposed to be... But it's worth seeing, maybe not stoping (if I remember right you have to pay 200baht pp to jump off at the beach). There's special tours that make sunrise, sunset or even camping in Maya Bay and this is the only way to see the place as the beautiful place it actually is. Anyway, we went here daytime and you could barely catch a climes of the beach among all the tourists, mostly chinese people (I'm sorry, no offence- but they come in herds and are often very rude). With that said our guide/boat driver stopped at a tiny beach just beside "The Beach" inside Maya Bay.
We also stopped at some other places around the island. We went swimming in one of the bays, stopped to have a look at Viking Cave, and went snorkelling as well.

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I only have one thing to say about this day - amazing!! It was so beautiful everywhere and we had so much fun. A perfect day in paradise I'd say!




We've been out canoeing a couple of times on Phi Phi island and it's always so much fun. I have to tell you it's hard work too though...I recommend a good partner in the back to help when you get tired haha. Anyway, pack your wetpack and bring some beer! you can rent a canoe pretty much anywhere on the beach and it's cheap. The closest place from the main beach on Phi Phi is Monkey Beach. It takes about 20 min here and then you'll get to see some cheeky monkeys as well! Remember not to feed them! I know everyone does but it's no good for the monkeys and they can get pretty aggressive if you're unlucky. Also keep your belongings in a closed bag or in your steady hand, those monkeys are the best of thieves!

Don't forget to bring some beer!

We felt like we had loads of energy this day so we kept going to the next beach from here, but the other way from the main beach, to the right. This was also a beautiful small beach without as many people. [gallery size="large" type="rectangular" ids="2446,2447,2448,2449,2450,2451,2452,2453"] We ended the day canoeing back home at sunset. It was a majestic and beautiful sunset, after a perfect day. I love it when you really get that orange sunset and this was one of the coolest ones I've seen! Paradise! Came back hungry and tired, and yes-we woke up with some seriously sore arms and back the next day. Totally worth it! [gallery type="square" size="large" ids="2456,2457,2458,2459,2460,2461,2462"]



  1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good

  2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

  3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

  4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

  5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

  6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

  7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

  8. Save for retirement, starting with your first paycheck.

  9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

  10. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

  11. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

  12. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

  13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

  14. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.

  15. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.

  16. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.

  17. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

  18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

  19. Burn the candles; use the nice sheets; wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

  20. Overprepare, then go with the flow.

  21. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

  22. The most important sex organ is the brain.

  23. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

  24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"

  25. Forgive everyone everything.

  26. What other people think of you is none of your business.

  27. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

  28. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

  29. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

  30. life-paper-photography-quote-quotes-Favim.com-429925Believe in miracles.

  31. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

  32. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

  33. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.

  34. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

  35. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

  36. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

  37. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

  38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

  39. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

  40. The best is yet to come.

  41. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.

  42. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

  43. If you don't ask, you don't get.

  44. Yield.

  45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.



After a long flight from Melbourne I was meeting up with the best person in the world, at Phuket airport in Thailand. The thing was, she wasn't there. I was jet lagged and tired, also very happy to be back in Thailand. I love this place and it feels like home to me. But after a while I started wondering where the hell Jenny was, and after asking around I found out her flight was 5 hours late. Therefore I had 5 pretty boring and nervous hours on the airport. I know flights are late every now and then but the day before, there were one more of these 'missing flights' (this one was found, it crashed in Indonesia apparently). So I had my rights to be worried and was so relieved when they landed.

And I finally got to see Jenny again! This was the day before new years eve so we got the first ferry to Phi Phi Island the morning after. Now ladies and gentlemen, I was home.



Happy New Year!!
(Sorry for the 2 month delay...)

We spend about 6 weeks on Phi Phi Island, relaxing, partying, meeting a lot of people and heaps more. 6 weeks?! you think, that's too much. Well, no not if you ask me. We were here for a long time last year as well and met so much locals and had so much fun here so we just had to go back. Like i said, it feels like home and I'm going back here again next year (woho, already planning).

After about a week of chilling on the beach, sleeping and just relaxing I woke up by a strange sound.
Dripping water... I thought it was raining at first, cause we had pretty bad weather the first couple of weeks with some rain. Then I noticed it was dripping from the ceiling...and the whole room had about a decimetre of water all over the floor. All my stuff was soaked. Lucky for the people working that morning my computer and all other electronic didn't get wet.

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I'm not sure if you can see it but there's a lot of water on the floor...
At least they upgraded us to a air-conditioned room so we were pretty happy about it after all.

I got my yearly Thailand sickness, oh well...second year in a row now! Fever, sore throat and eye infection. Yippie! No, it wasn't fun at all to be in bed while everyone else headed to the beach. I tried to be strong and go out for dinner with friends one night but this ended in shivering and sweating so hard people probably thought I had been swimming. Sore throat made it hard to eat, and people asked me if I'd been in a fight when I had the eye infection... -No guys, I just get these things every now and then!
This didn't ruin all 6 weeks of course. We had so many amazing days at the beach as well as many crazy nights on the dance floor, with a bucket at the ready!

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Looks stunning, I know! I just want to go back to this beautiful place.

Phi Phi is a pretty small island without cars, you walk everywhere. The locals use bicycles to get places faster and it takes a few days to get used to them... the streets are namely very small and the bike-riders ofter use their voice as a bell. Beep-beep! Or Phi-Phiii! They also use small wagons to carry goods from the pier, everything from food to building materials to your suitcase. So be alert and move if you hear someone behind you screaming beep-beep.

So you can walk everywhere and that's what we did. The main beach was just a five minutes walk from our room but mostly we went to Long Beach. This beach is a 20-30 minutes walk but it's totally worth it when you get there, dripping in sweat and just run into the crystal blue water. The main beach is nice to but the tide is making the water quite dirty every now and then and you also have to walk a long way just to get water up your knees. Stunning and beautiful still of course! Just don't miss Long Beach. Get a long tail boat from the pier for 100 baht pp or take the beautiful walk.


Phi Phi Island View point

Everyone should go here, they say. I've been living on Phi Phi for more than three month put together and I still haven't been there. I've seen it in pictures though! Looks beautiful, and yes I should go there...but I have to save something for next time right?


More about my time on Phi Phi Island in a couple of days...anyone want to go there yet??




The stunning thing about traveling is that you meet so much people. Everyone is so nice and welcoming. So when I was going to Melbourne this time I was going to stay with a family that I barely knew, and celebrate christmas with them. It was an amazing christmas and they really made me feel like one in the family. I got new lifelong friends and we all had a great time. They showed me around to their fave spots in Yarra Valley for wine, chocolate and icecream- tastings. Unfortunately I didn't take many photos during these days, i needed a holiday from computer and everything actually.

I also got to see Lovisa, Sandra and Yvette, the girls I was traveling with on the east coast of Australia. We had a good and of course crazy night out. I miss these girls so much, and the sad part is - you never know when we'll meet again. But hopefully soon! We went out in St Kilda which is, to this point, my favourite suburb in Melbourne.
We met a guy in the park who was fishing...for rats!! It sounds crazy, oh well it is crazy! He had a string and put some sausage or cheese on the end of it and threw it into the bushes. Seconds later there was a few rats coming out to get the food! He grabbed it and put it straight on the bbq. No just kidding, he just fed them haha. But it was pretty col actually, although I hate rats and didn't want them anywhere near me.
The night ended at a gay club, and Melbourne really gave me a good couple of days!

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