Wohoo There's a new year coming and I've been waiting and waiting and waaating! I'm so done with this year. It started really bad because of a really bad breakup and since then I have been struggling to move on and find peace but I somehow haven't been fully able to because I still think about the things I shouldn't be thinking about because it's still in the present past. Does that make any sense? Probably not. Let's just move on.
This year has been a rollercoaster in so many ways. Like I said it started really bad but it also ended really good. I weighed ten kilos less in January than I do today. Ten happy kilos I've gained and ten I never want to loose again. Right now I'm living my dream studying Italian which is a fantastic language to learn. Growing up in a country with a language that has no connection to latin makes everything much harder but also so much cooler since I now understand the structure. Once the penny dropped there was no turning back and I'm so excited to see how far I'll go 2018. I'm going back to school for three more weeks then I'm ready to spread my wings and se where the wind takes me. Maybe I will stay in Florence, maybe I'll go to the alps or maybe back to Sweden. I don't know, and I love it!
The highlights of 2017.
I've been thinking about these moments trying to come up with at least three higlights of 2017 but it's hard because so many wonderful things have happened this year. But if I have to list three of them these are the ones:
1. Studying English at Lunds university.
I met so many wonderful people including one really good friend Julia who turned out to become very important to me. I never would have made it through the spring semester without my little squad who always supported me and made me laugh every day. Studying english was much more fun than I had expected and it was during these months I realized how much I love studying languages.
2. All the traveling.
It started with Palma in February to visit our new apartment which was super nice since February is a cold and dark month in Sweden and Palma is the complete opposite. In May my family went to Florida to watch my brother graduate from college. This is a trip I will never forget because it made me good in so many ways. Spending time with family, playing a lot of tennis, visiting beautiful beaches and just relaxing after having a very stressful semester at Uni. My brother and I went to NYC after Florida for a couple of days where I also got to see Will which was amazing. The next trip I made was a spontaneous one to Italy this summer. I decided to go to my Italian family to visit which is also the family of my ex boyfriend. This is something I am very happy about doing since I reunited with my best friend and I'm so thankful we have this relationship to each other today. A week after coming home from Italy I left for Palma again but this time with Fanny. This was definitely one of the most fun trips I've had ever and it ended my summer pretty well. Thanks for all the vattenmelonas and laughter Fanny, I can't wait to do it again.
3. Moving to Florence
Ya what would you expect.. Of coarse this is one of the best things I've done this year. Making this decision wasn't hard. I always wanted to learn Italian and since I was done with Lund I just told myself to do it. I'm young, I have the opportunity and I already have connections in the country so why not. A big plus was that Will lived in the city already so it wasn't hard to decide where to go. I started school on my birthday and from there on forward I studied this beautiful language 4hrs a day for three months. It feels amazing and I'm not regretting a single thing. A pretty good ending of this year I must say.
Even though 2017 started at a very dark place for me I succeeded to find my way back to the light. Mostly because of all the wonderful people who supported me. My family and my friends, a big fat THANK YOU for everything. I wouldn't be here today without you and if I ever get the chance to give back I will without hesitating a second. Everything turned out pretty well, but I still feel ready to enter the new year. I'm ready to say goodbye to 2017 and start over. I'll fly over to Palma for the third time this year on the 31st to celebrate new years eve with my parents. Then on friday next week I will be back in Pizzaland again. So excited! See you next year lovelies, Ciao.