Barely slept anything this night.. I ended up down stairs on the couch, I have an air mattress but I forgot to blow it up and I couldn't do it when the kids where sleeping bc it's so loud hahah

My dad and his gf came and picked me up around 8am, luckily the kids and the mom was awake so I could say a last goodbye, or as we said, it's a see you later;) I don't really think the kids understood that I was leaving leaving and not coming back:( I was so sad to leave them!! They are my second family!❤️

We arrived in New Orleans around 3pm. We got settled in and then we went in to the French quarter and walked around a little, I like that place it's really pretty! We didn't do to much, just walking around and planing what to do tomorrow when we have the whole day.

xoxo Julia💋

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Today's my last day.. But I don't think I've really got it yet, bc my mind is set on vacation mood now hahah
But today I had a little lunch with my area director and French friend Rose! It was really good:) we were talking about a little of everything and then they also got to sign my flag :D I have the best flag ever!!
Then I had to go home and pack and let me tell you.. That is not my thing!! Stuff everywhere and even if I had packed half it still looked like a war zone🙈 and then I realized I had more thing then I was thinking and supposed to have😂🙈
And then tonight we were having a little goodbye dinner at home and my dad and his girlfriend came over too! It was really fun, and I got to give my host parents and the kids there gifts:) at least they said they liked it;) hahah
Tomorrow morning I'm leaving early in the morning! First stop is two nights in New Orleans👍🏼

The basket was for the parents and then the boys got one frame each:)

xoxo Julia💋

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Today was a long day with the kids and the new girl. She was the one who was gonna be with the kids the most today and I was just gonna be there if she needed help.
But after I was off from work I went to the park where they do HIIT, I got there when they were done, surprise them and to give the trainer a little gift for all the help I've got and all the inspiration she's been giving me during these 3 months I've been doing HIIT! Since I started with HIIT I've lost 20lbs! I love surprising people like this!:) we got to talk a little and I also got to say goodbye to her daughter too!:)
My plan is to come back to Houston 2019 to study and to stay and work after that.

xoxo Julia💋

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Today I had the day off! Most of the day went to moving all my stuff out of the room, bc tomorrow the new girl is coming. So I had to movie in to another room so the girl can get settled in and feel comfortable:)
But I started my day in the best way, with HIIT! My last HIIT in the park.. And Friday is my absolute last training in the us with these lovely people! I am so lucky to have found this amazing group of people who are so supportive and lovely! And I will be back, than is a promise!!🙏🏼 and of course after the workout I started to cry like a little baby.. I'm so embarrassing🙈 but it is an emotional time so what the heck!

And to be a little crazy, I went to do ripped at the gym this evening to🙈 at that was my last ripped.. Which makes me extra sad bc we don't have ripped in Sweden..

Don't get me wrong, I'm really excited to go home and see my family and friends.. But besides that I don't really have anything to go back to, I don't have a connection with my own country anymore, THIS is my home now!🙏🏼❤️

xoxo Julia💋

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So I have the best host family ever!! They have really been an awesome host family during my 9 months here! So thankful to have been here with them!🙏🏼
Tonight when I got home from the gym my oldest host kid came and gave me a purple bag and was super excited for me to open the bag, and inside was a couple of gifts from the family. A Fitbit charge 2!! And a water bottle!😍🙏🏼 so happy and thankful! Now I can finally track my classes I do!

xoxo Julia💋

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Today was my last kickboxing at the gym.. Feels so weird to say it, bc in my head I will stay here forever, I don't think I've got it yet that I'm going home to Sweden. I think my first weeks in Sweden, maybe months, I will feel so lost and not knowing what to do with my life😢

At the evening me and some people from the gym went out to have a little goodbye dinner, but I want to call it see you soon dinner😂 it was really fun! And I think I'm still a little chocked that people actually want to do this for me! It's a little overwhelming🙏🏼 so many feelings!
But we had a good time with a lot of laughter and talk and I also got some signings on my flag😘
But there were some people who couldn't come so hopefully we can do a little lunch also, so I can have a little last thing with them to!🙏🏼

And I even got the trainers daughters signing on the flag!🙏🏼❤️

xoxo Julia💋

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So today at the end of the HIIT class I got this awesome tank top from everyone and a beautiful card where people wrote something! I am so in love with this place! I feel so blessed to have met these people and to have them in my life!
I will where this shirt with pride! To remind me of this group and what I have accomplished here!

xoxo Julia💋

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Today I hade this aha moment! At The end of the HIIT class today I just burst out in tears.. Why? Bc I finally admitted to myself that I need to do this for myself, not for the people who have always thought I couldn't do anything! I don't want them to control my life anymore! This is not something that will happen right away, I'm still working on doing things for myself and not to prove something for others! But as long as you surround yourself with people who believes in you and who are there for you, then only the sky is the limit! So if you're doing something, do it for you and bc you want to, not bc you have to!

It was just a little embarrassing to cry in front of everyone hahahah I have become such a cryer lately hahah

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Today have been quite an interesting day.
But I started my Friday with the usual HIIT class at the gym! God I love that class and the people in there!! But I felt a little off today, my mind was messing with me last night so I had a hard time to sleep.. But when I was younger and went to riding school they taught me something that is still stuck in my head, I Can, I Want, I Will! That's in my head during every gym class and it helps reminding me not to give up!

Then when I got home the house is full of puking people.. Everyone are so sick and throwing up from left to right! Luckily I don't feel a thing and I'm gonna have it that way thank you! Haha
So instead of being in the house I went out to the garage to start a little project of mine. I will not reveal yet what it is here, it will be a surprise, but I can show a little pics;)

Then in the afternoon, me and Rose went to the cinema to watch Girls Trip, BEST MOVIE EVER!! Laughed so hard! Wish I could go on a trip with those girls! Hahah
And after the moe I went home to help my host parents with the kids so they could rest and hopefully get better!

Tomorrow I'm going to Kickboxing in the morning and I'm having the kids in the morning so I will probably not do to much in the afternoon, just be lazy😁✌🏼️

No one can take your dreams away, unless you let them too!🙏🏼

xoxo Julia💋

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Every time you introduce yourself like this people always say that they are a happy, loving and funny person.. But who are they really?? So this time I was thinking of introducing you guys to the real me, my life!
Yes, I am indeed a very happy and funny person but behind that smile it hides a story of not so happy things. 
My life has not been a walk in the park.. But right now I am the happiest I have been in forever, and that is in a different country where I could kind of start over. I have been in the US for almost 2 years now and it have been both ups and downs, that's how life works, but this time the ups have been so much better and more then the downs. I have met so many amazing people in this journey who have helped me find my way and inspired me!
Back in school I wasn't really the popular girl, not even close. I have been bullied all through school and that took really hard, there were a lot of tears everyday in my bedroom after school but know one really knew, because I was always that "happy" girl with a smile on her face, but again, that was my way to hide and not have to talk about it. And the teachers in every school never really cared, it was always some excuse like " it's just boys, they do it because the like you"
Oh so they hit me and kick me because they like me? Is that what we want to teach our kids?? That its okey to hit someone no matter what??
I didn't even tell my parents because I was ashamed which led to that I just kept everything inside of me for so many years, and all 4 schools I have been to have always been the same. So after awhile you start to doubt yourself and think that maybe it is my fault that all this is happening.

Finally when i finished school and got a job I found an amazing friend who helped me with my anxiety. She was probably the first one I really talked to about everything, and she pushed me to get help, to actually talk to someone who could help me. I didn't want to go first because I thought that if you need to go to a psychologist then you are stupid or have like really big problems, and I didn't want to admit that I have problems. But she talked me in to it and said that everyone should go one time at least, either if you need it or not. And after 6 months of trying to get an appointment I finally got one and it was a big relief to go and talk to someone who actually knew what to say and do!The one thing that kept me going through all that was the horses! They were my escape and my comfort. I could tell them anything without being judged!

Then my life changed when I jumped on the opportunity to go to the US and work as an au pair and travel a little! That is probably the best thing I have ever done! I could start over! I met so many incredible people who I could be myself with! They have inspired me to be who I am and to take no shit! I can finally say those words " I am a proud Bisexual" without being afraid of what other people may thing! I have grown and learned so much! And here in Texas I have really started with my workout again, and I love it! I Feel so much better! And I have the most amazing people at the gym who are so supportive and awesome and inspires me every single day!

I always say that all my past have shaped me into who I am today! Instead of giving up I got up and learned how to live and how to treat others!

This is who I am and I am proud of it!!

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