Liz + Lina are back with a new episode after very long + unexpected, but much needed break. And, in this episode we cover everything from tears to Christmas music. Find out how life took a turn for the worse, but how we are still celebrating + moving on. Plus… listen through to the very end to find out about a surprise that involves YOU! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Liz and I were asked to be guests on a podcast, called Finding Asheville, while we were in Asheville, and of course we wanted to! We felt honored doing it, so a huge thank you to hostess Emily Trimnal, co-host Janet Bray, and Nathan Miller at Finding Asheville, we had so much fun doing this!
The episode is called From Asheville to Sweden and was released on August 15th, 2016. This is the iTunes description on the episode.
We’re back! We took a mini summer vacation, but Finding Asheville is back with a fascinating new episode. While Benny plays at the beach, Emily and guest co-host Janet sit down with our guests for the week. Elizabeth McGuire and Lina Eriksson are a couple living in Sweden. Liz is a writer – formerly of the Mountain Xpress – and expat who now calls Sweden home. Listen in as Janet and Emily learn about life in Sweden, and how the social life differs from here in the United States. Gain knowledge about how a socialist country cares for their citizens, and how people overseas view our current presidential race. All of this and much much more on this special edition of Finding Asheville.
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I really enjoy listening to podcasts and have been stuck lately with various documentaries and criminal cases – both solved and unsolved. But, to balance all the sad and hard subjects, I’ve started listening to more of peppy, life-filled podcasts, and I thought of sharing the latest series I’ve been listening to. It’s in Swedish so might be hard for non-Swedish speaking blog readers to understand, but I highly recommend you to continue reading this post anyway!
As I said, this podcast is focusing on life subjects (decided on by their blog readers!)- episodes such as, living situations, career, anxiety, q&a, love, family, blog life, fall, fashion, make up, feel-good, travel, dreams..you know, pretty much everything in life. Love it, especially because both of the two girls who are talking are so inspiring – Vanja Wikström (an entrepreneur) and Josefin Dahlberg (the chief editor).
In one of the podcasts, the Dream episode, Vanja and Josefin talked about their dreams; the ones they had as kids, but also their dreams for today. And one of the things they talked about was so freaking pepp for me to hear since it’s something I think a lot about.
For me, I have always focused on the past or focused on the future, but forgotten in some way about the present. I have always dreamt about a different time instead of really appreciating now.
Vanja said something so good.. Her goal is to enjoy everyday life. The absolute most important for her is a home, a relationship, work, and being around people she enjoys spending time with. That’s what life is all about. And I agree. Of course, going on vacation is fun, we’re gone for a little while, and have a wonderful time, but that’s not our everyday life.
I think this is the core of what life is about: being happy in our everyday life and not focusing every day and every moment on thinking about what’s past or what’s coming next. It’s not our life in a sense. You get it? That’s not where the main, deep deep focus needs to be in life. Because that’s not where we are the majority of our time in life. The important thing is to be in the present. Now.
I know that I have things that have happened in my past that I need to talk some about, and I will when I feel ready to. Of course, we can also dream about trips, or stuff in the future, but we don’t have to dwell too much on the future either, because life is now. This, perhaps, might sound obvious for some of you, but for me, it has been a really good reminder, and something I’ll try to be aware of and focus on in life.
Do the best of where you are now. Make the best of where you are.
Make the best of your situation.
That’s what I’m gonna work on more from now on!
You can find all the podcast episodes here.
Two Chicks and a Chat premiere, hope you enjoy it!
A new category is also added in the menu, called “podcasts”, where they all will be placed. In this podcast, recorded last night, we talked about our Oscars project, magazine reading etiquette in Sweden, and patriotic fashion. We’ll see how often we record, but will make sure you get a hint of it. You can also go directly to my soundcloud account here and listen to them.