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May 16, 2016

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Ok, so I have finally gotten to the point where I like Snapchat! Perhaps I didn’t really understand it earlier, but as of today, I’ve started liking it more. Oh, yes.
Soooo, if you would like to follow me there, add me >> lier84 

or

take a photo of my Snapchat code and add me!

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One day, I will be free

March 27, 2016

Lately.

March 2nd was the last time I posted something here on the blog. That was 25 days ago, and the weeks before that were like having mountain of hell to climb before us. But Liz and I did it. We climbed and have now, not reached the top (because I don’t want to think of life where you reach a top and then it’s done), but are now soaking up a beautiful view, and are enjoying life so much more since we are settled in our amazing apartment!

A lot of things have changed in my life since last time I wrote. I’m signed out from day treatment, after having been at the hospital every weekday for a little bit more than five months. It’s been hard to get used to being home more and to stand on my own feet. Luckily and thankfully, I have an amazing wife who’s helping me. I also have some other support and still, of course, I am seeing my therapist from the hospital on a weekly basis.

Since we haven’t had any Internet the past month, I haven’t really read any blogs…so I’m catching up on a few now. Not all of them since it will most likely be around, if not more, hundreds of posts to read and that overwhelms me. But, I’ve chosen a few to read, the ones who write about everyday life. That’s what I need right now. To get inspired and to challenge myself to do life stuff. The sickness is stopping me from living my life and I miss it. But even though I miss it, it’s hard to just do it, to do the things I actually love to do. Isn’t it sad? It makes me really sad to think about it (which in itself is a good sign!).

I’ve been enriched with new friendships lately, friends who are going through a similar sickness I’m going through. And the most amazing part of having these new friendships are that we understand and know each other on a level that no one else knows. We’ve been going through a similar hell at the hospital, but we’re now out of that, fighting for everyday life based from home. What’s so important with these friendships is that we’re always supporting each other, we’re always there for each other, pepping, sharing happy moments, and sharing sad moments. Not bringing each other down, but fighting together towards a healthy life, where the sickness is taking up less and less space in our lives.

Back to the blogs I’ve been catching up on. For the first time, in a really long time, I can feel a true longing to actually challenge myself, or the sickness, and to do the things that the sickness is screaming at me to not do. But Lina, somewhere deep inside, wants to. I’m not talking about major adventures, what you might think is huge in your life. I’m talking about the smaller everyday things that you might do without even thinking about it, but what takes for me, perhaps weeks to plan, talked through with my therapist and/or Liz, planned in detail, back up plans…the list can go on.

I’ve started doing some life-things now. For example, to go and sit in a cafe, to go to the movies, to walk downtown by myself, eat at a restaurant, drink alcohol, eat “forbidden” stuff… Now, I’m not doing all these things everyday, I still need to plan everything in detail, but I’ve started reaching out to life again. Which I haven’t done, at this “level”, for a very long time. What’s so sad, or perhaps it’s good too, is that people who don’t suffer from an eating disorder, who don’t think and analyze or plan everyday things, might not think about how hard and tough it is for me, since I’m there doing the things. But behind the scenes, things are planned, talked through, and have had my thoughts for days, or sometimes, weeks. However, I do believe, that to keep doing these tough things, will eventually lead to it being more easily done, and later on not thought through or planned as much. And the eating disorder will have smaller place in me while doing these things. It’s sort of learning by doing. I have to relearn how to live my life in a sense. A life where the eating disorder doesn’t take up 110% of Lina. And doesn’t take over and away life.

So just because I’m not in the hospital anymore, it doesn’t mean that I’m done with treatment. It’s actually more the opposite. It’s now that my tough treatment is starting because it is in my everyday life, without the safety of the hospital walls. But, I have to live my life. Challenge myself. Put myself into situations where I’m not comfortable at all. Because one day, one day, it will be an amazing experience, and there will not be a dark cloud of anxiety hanging over me.

So with this post, I just wanted to share a little of what it is like being outside the hospital, still on the sicklist for months, and how it is to fight every single day, several times a day… just give you a picture what I’m working on now..

I’m fighting to get life back. An everyday life without anxiety and without an eating disorder taking over completely. One day, I will be free.

Sunday evening on the couch

October 11, 2015

It’s Sunday evening and I wasn’t actually gonna post anything today – hadn’t schedule anything and haven’t had any energy. I’ve been blogging every day for the past few weeks and I don’t wanna stress myself out thinking that I have to post something every day, because I don’t. And I should only do it when I’m feeling like doing it. However, I changed my mind, and the reason is you, my beloved readers. Having you commenting on my posts and leaving supportive notes means so much to me. Truly. And when I logged in and saw several comments left here a few moments ago, I just got really overwhelmed, touched, and just felt inspired to leave a little note here.

Thank you so much!

I also would like to make sure that you also know that I’m always responding to your comments, so make sure to check back to the post where you left the comment, to see my answer.

The weekend has been a roller coaster with some major highlights and some really bad moments. I might write something about that in the next few days. Now, I’m gonna continue resting on the couch and watch something on Netflix together with Liz. Hope you have had a great weekend!

New design, september 2015

September 5, 2015

Welcome to the new look of lier.se!

A Premium Theme: Rosemary – Solo Pine
Font-family: “Karla”, sans-serif
Theme color: Gold (#C69F73)

Below is a guide for you to read through so you’ll become a pro on how lier.se is organized; but this is also a kind of post I would like to have saved just so my blog theme/design is documented as well. Even though I work as a graphic designer/web designer and build websites for living, when it comes to my private stuff, I like to make it pretty simple. As some comedians explain, I’m pretty serious private. You probably get my point.

So this is a paid-for premium theme, focused on blogging. Since I’m not studying anymore nor looking to find a job, I decided to not focus so much on my portfolio anymore, and to focus more about blogging instead. So that’s why I’ve taken away the portfolio part.

When you write lier.se in your browser (like you’ve already done since you’re here, reading this), you see the first page, the index page, to be precise. This is where you find the main content, the blog, with the latest post first. ↓


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Let’s take a closer look at the navigation bar. There are links to read about me, to get to the blog if you’ve clicked away from it, to check out the archive, get contact info, and check me out on other places on the Internet – the social media links to Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Vimeo. And the navigation bar is where you’ll find the search tool.


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If you click on “ABOUT LINA”, it will take you to the page where you can read a short post about me. It’s not a very long introduction, but enough to get a picture of me, and then if you’ll follow my blog, you’ll get to know me even more. That’s my idea of my about page at least. It looks like this.


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If you click on the word “BLOG” in the navigation bar, it will take you to a separate blog page where I’m describe in depth a little about each of the categories you’ll find here.
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It looks like this when you’re scrolling down below the first picture.


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If you click on one of the categories under “BLOG”, the view is a little bit different. The blog posts are a bit skinnier in order to give space to a sidebar, which you’ll find on the right. This sidebar shows pretty much everything you’ll find in the navigation bar on top of the whole website, but in a smaller format. It’s a picture of me with some about me text, contact info, social media links, recently written posts, a little snippet of my latest posted pictures on Instagram. You can also walk down memory lane to read older blog posts, check out posts based on the various categories, and you’ll find a direct link to Liz’s (my wife) blog and our Asheville Brewery Guide.




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If you hover over “ARCHIVE” a sub menu will be shown with years linked – like it did under “BLOG”. If you click on each year, you’ll get all the posts that were posted within those years in a feed. On this blog, you can go back to 2008! Between 2008 and 2010, I used the blog platform, blogg.se and lmve.blogg.se, which you can still find if you click on that link. “Lmve” is short for all my names – the first letter in all my names. However, I’ve moved over those posts to this blog, but I find it fun to still be able to get to that blog and check out the design I had then, so I let it stay. Before blogg.se, I used a not so big and well known blog platform called, nogg.se. I wrote there between 2006 and 2008. In 2004 and 2005, I used my friend’s server, coded my own website, and used the free host name .tk. My website was then cureda.tk (cureda was my nickname everywhere back then), but unfortunately, it’s not available to check out nowadays; but I have done a blog post and posted some of the designs of it, which you can check out here.


In the navigation bar, you can also find the way to contact me/check me out more, and that page looks like this.


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Lastly, if you’re scrolling down to the bottom of each page on this website, you’ll find my Instagram feed, with the six latest photos posted. It looks like this.


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I believe that was the end of this design’s little tour, hope you enjoyed it!

Artsy

May 26, 2015

This post is a collaboration with artsy.net
Are you interested in Art and various artists? Do you like to check out art on a regular basis or to be exposed to art? Are you having a hard time making it to a gallery or an art museum? Or do you just want to check out some art whenever you feel like it, without having to even go to a museum or a gallery?

If you’ve said yes to one or more of the questions above, then I believe that I have a great website to share with you. Its called Artsy and you can find it here. Artsy is an online gallery where you can not only check out some awesome art, but also read about the artist and get a detailed picture of the person behind the art as well.

 

As they say on their website;

 

Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.

 

We are a resource for art collecting and education.

 

 

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When I studied History of Design at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, I wish that I had the access to or known about Artsy since it gives you so much knowledge along with the art you’re looking at. When I went to Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York City last spring (which you can read about here), we checked out, for example, Piet Mondrian (who I had studied at school and who you also can read about here on Artsy!). To be enriched with the knowledge that I had gotten from school about Mondrian’s work, and then look at his actual work made a huge difference. However, if you can’t make it to MoMa, for example, or you don’t attend a school to study art or design, but you just love art, then I would say that Artsy is a great resource. Check it out and enjoy!

 

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INTE BARA FRISK UTAN ÄVEN FRI

March 23, 2015

(Short summary in English, below).

Jag har tänkt så mycket fram och tillbaka hur jag vill att denna blogg ska vara, eller vad innehållet ska ha för inriktning, vad som jag skriver ut eller vad som jag inte skriver ut. En del i bloggvärlden väljer att vara relativt privata i sina blogginlägg medan andra verkligen inte vill publicera alltför mycket om sina privata liv. En bloggare kan också vara personlig men inte alltför privat. Jag delar naturligtvis en respekt till samtliga över vad de vill eller inte vill göra. Dock så ger denna blogg, min blogg, en tankeställare om hur jag vill göra. Jag tror också att denna tankeställare har lett till att det inte har blivit så många inlägg den senaste tiden. Så vad har jag kommit fram till? Jo, att inte tänka för mycket på allting hela tiden. Är så himla bra på att analysera allting och ibland kan det bli för mycket analyserande. Jag ska helt enkelt skriva vad jag vill här, hur mycket jag vill och känner jag för att skriva av mig, om personliga saker, så gör jag det helt enkelt. Sluttänkt på det.

Liz och jag har bott i Sverige i två månader nu och det känns riktigt riktgt bra att bo i Uppsala. Jag rentutav faktiskt kan säga att jag älskar Uppsala. Jag älskar också mitt nya jobb och är så oerhört tacksam över att jag får jobba med sådant som jag verkligen älskar. Vi bor i den nya lägenheten med våra saker från vår lägenhet som vi hade i USA så det är en blandning av amerikanskt och svenskt – perfekt. Det yttre känns helt för bra för att vara sant. Boende. Jobb. Stad och land. Visst saknar jag Asheville och USA varenda eviga dag men känner att beslutet vi tog, att flytta till Sverige, var bäst för oss. Men omställningen att flytta tillbaka till det land jag föddes och växte upp i, var större än jag någonsin hade kunnat ana.

Att flytta tillbaka till ett land där, senast jag bodde här, var så otroligt tufft…det trodde jag inte att det skulle vara så svårt. Aldrig hade jag anat att jag skulle genomgå inre kris och lite av en kulturchock.

Jag måste försöka hitta mig själv igen. Hur Lina är. En frisk Lina som bor i Sverige. Där det inte finns en skola full med studenter som inte har en aning om mitt förflutna. Där jag inte är en svensk som bor utomlands. Osv. Osv. Jag vet inte vad det är med mig och att bo i Sverige, men jag blir alltid så mycket mer stressad här och ställer alltid så otroligt höga krav på mig själv. Blir så ofantligt trött på det. Att jag bara inte kan slappna av och bara vara. Och hur blir det då när denna stress infinner sig? Jo, jag går direkt tillbaka till gamla beteenden eller tankar där jag känner mig “trygg” i. En otroligt falsk trygghet och som bara är sjukt. Och vad händer då jag börjar känna igen vissa mönster? Då blir jag otroligt rädd och stressar upp mig för det…och såhär håller det på. En riktigt jäkla ond cirkel.

Jag påminner mig själv varje dag att jag inte befinner mig i den livssituation jag befann mig i, innan vi flyttade till USA. För det gör jag inte.

Men jag måste försöka hitta Lina igen. En Lina som bor i Sverige och som inte kan gömma sig i skola eller att bo utomlands, en som inte kan försvinna bortom ett anoreximonster. En som inte kan leverera precis allting i livet till 200% för det är inte mänskligt. En Lina som sänker sina otroliga krav på sig och det viktigaste: En Lina som inte bara är frisk, utan även fri.

Jag vill inte lägga ut några bilder på från då jag mådde som sämst, men någon gång går jag igenom dem för att påminna mig själv var jag var och var jag är på väg. En bild, som inte är på mig, men från tiden då jag mådde som sämst, tänker jag dela med mig av och det är från den plats som jag spenderade så himla mycket tid på våren/sommaren 2012. Sjukhussängen. Den får bli en otroligt ledsam bild, men ack så viktig påminnelse i och med detta inlägg.

 

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Short Summary

About my goal to not only be healthy, but be free from the eating disorder. About moving back to the country where so many dark moments have taken place. How to find who Lina is. A Lina without sickness, without the possibility to hide behind school stuff or being an expat. To be true to yourself, but in order to reach that, find yourself. Picture is of my hospital bed – the place where I spent the major of my time spring and summer 2012. Please try the more or less good Google translate, if you want to translate the whole text.

 

HEJ KÄRA LÄSARE

February 22, 2015

(Short summary in English, below).

Hej, ni som är kvar och läser här, ni som kanske hittat hit för första gången, nära och kära, okända och/eller nyfikna! Jag har inte skrivit på ett bra tag här och anledningarna är många och inget jag kommer be om ursäkt över, skylla på eller gå in närmare på direkt. Jag skriver på svenska vilket är lite ovanligt men också ganska skönt. Jag gillar eller rent ut sagt älskar engelska men tror jag har haft någon slags inre kris när det kommer till min identitet och min plats här i världen och då kan en sådan sak som att skriva på svenska, på min blogg, vara en omställning som kan vara nödvändigt. Kanske förlorar jag en del läsare, kanske hittar nya personer hit? Vi får helt enkelt se. Å andra sidan ska jag försöka att inte fokusera alltför mycket på hur många det är som egentligen läser mina sporadiska inlägg.

Så det här med en inre kris. Det låter kanske ganska allvarligt vilket det egentligen inte är. Men det är stort. För mig i alla fall. Att försöka hitta sig själv, vem man är och hur man identifierar sig själv är något som jag kämpat med i många år och under majoriteten av dem åren var jag dessutom sjuk i anorexia (vilket inte medförde till någon förbättring på identitetsfronten). Jag flyttade sedan till USA med min fru, studerade på universitet och försökte hitta min plats där. Efter att nu flyttat tillbaka till Sverige och bott här i ganska precis en månad varav tre veckor i Uppsala där jag har börjat ett nytt jobb, försöker jag att komma in i den svenska kulturen, ett nytt jobb samt inte bli alltför tokig på hur vi bor. Det är absolut inget fel på där vi bor just nu men det är otroligt begränsat men knappt något Internet (det är off och on och ja, jag är beroende av att ha Internet), ingen TV och vi lever utifrån de kläder och ytterst få saker som vi flög över med från USA (vårt flyttlass kom till mina föräldrar i Norrköping efter att vi åkt upp till Uppsala) och flyttlasset blev packat och började processen med att flyttas över till Sverige, cirka en och en halv vecka innan vi flyttade från USA..vilket betyder att de kläder och saker vi hade i våra två resväskor vardera, är det vi har levt utifrån i snart en och en halv månad. Ja, jag är lite utav en materialist..men jag har kommit fram till att jag behöver en trygg bas (ett hem där jag trivs och saker som jag trivs med omkring mig) och speciellt då det är saker från vårt hem i USA. Att få ha dem omkring sig i Sverige blir som en kombination, en härlig blandning, av våra två kulturer. Om tre veckor får vi äntligen flytta in i en mysig lägenhet med härlig karaktär – högt i tak, vitmålade trägolv, stort kök med plats för att ha vänner över på middagar och en positiv energi i hela lägenheten. Om två veckor ska vi åka till mina föräldrar, gå igenom vårt flyttlass från USA som tar upp i stort sett ett helt rum, och flytta upp majoriteten av allt. Därför sitter jag här idag, då jag känner mig lite trött och nere, vid vårt köksbord i vår temporära lägenhet och planerar vår nya lägenhet inredningsmässigt – totalt levande i framtiden och inte alls i nuet..fast å andra sidan blir nuet mer behagligt om jag får fokusera på något positivt som kommer framöver. Lite knixigt det där.

Hoppas att några av er läsare är kvar här och att inte alltför många blir besvikna över min språkändring här inne. Vi får se om jag återgår till engelska, eller om jag stannar kvar i svenskan. Men just nu känns det väldigt bra att skriva på svenska.


Short Summary
Trying to write in Swedish on my blog since it’s my mother tongue and I feel like a change here on my blog, and in my life somehow as well. I might loose readers, but might also gain some? And perhaps, I shouldn’t even care about either? Talking about some inner crises about finding myself and my longing for the move to our new apartment we’re moving to in three weeks. We’ve lived out of our suitcases for about 1.5 month now. Please try the more or less good Google translate, if you want to translate the whole text.

OVERWHELMED

January 9, 2015

I don’t know how many blog posts I’ve started in my head, words I have put together to various more or less successful sentences lately, but they have only stayed in my head, and I haven’t been able to put them down here, black on white.

I’m overwhelmed.

It’s been quite here for a little while and there are three simple reasons. First, what I wrote above. Second I’ve been on a little vacation to Washington DC (photos are about to be posted in a few days, ones I’ve edited them some), and third, my parents have been here, and I’ve spent a lot of time with them.

The desk photo above is from yesterday, before I took everything down, and prepared it for the move. A little goodbye to my work area in our studio where I’ve spent many hours doing school stuff…

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Liz and I are right now waiting on our movers to come to the apartment to pack and ship some smaller furniture and things we want to keep and take to Sweden. Liz is also taking Zola (our cat) to the vet for a last check up before the flight, and people/friends are coming today to pick up furniture and things they’ve bought from us. Tonight we’re getting little break from everything to enjoy a concert our friends are having, and several friends will be there. FUN. Tomorrow, we’re having a moving out party where more friends are coming over to our place to hang out, drink beer, and listen to live music. Our friends (who are having a concert tonight) are playing at our place tomorrow night and for you who aren’t coming to the party, can simply click here to watch it live. They’re streaming their concert!

We’re moving out of this apartment on Sunday and turning in the keys on Monday, and then we’re having about a week left in Asheville to just hang out with friends and family, drink plenty of good local craft beer, and eat at all our favorite restaurants. We’re staying at Liz’s brother’s house which is located downtown so that’s gonna be awesome to just walk downtown instead of taking the car all the time.

Ok, time to breathe a little bit, drink more coffee out of paper cups, and then perhaps edit some photos from DC.

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December 30, 2014

Let’s check out, through some questions and answers, what 2014 was like!

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What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before?
The majority of the things I did for the first time, were school related. Figure drawings. And I used a drawing pad on a regular basis. Modeled digital in 3D, and animated movies (3D and 2D). 2014 was a year full of school challenges where I faced and found myself in situations I wasn’t too familiar with, but that taught me a lot. I also visited Disney World in Florida and spent my 30th birthday in New York with Liz, my brother, and my cousin. Saw the musical Les Miserables on Broadway! Was my sister’s bridesmaid and jumped into a jam session here in Asheville.

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Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn’t really make any. I will make some for 2015, but keep them for myself at the moment.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes. Several friends ♥.

Did anyone close to you die?
No.

What countries did you visit?
Sweden and the States – not really an exciting year of travels (to different countries)…Guess this past year was just a regular everyday life-kind-of-year…but you gotta have those too, I guess.

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What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014?
Way more traveling to several different countries. I guess living in Europe will help a whole lot with that. We already have thoughts of going to France, Ireland, England, Germany, and the States (since we’ll be living in Sweden from January).

What days from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Disney World in the beginning of 2014, it was an amazing trip. Our trip to NYC in May, the beach week with Liz’s family – loved it! My sister’s wedding, and when we decided to move back to Sweden.

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What was your biggest achievement of the year?
To learn so much at the University here in the States and to get such good grades.

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What was your biggest failure?
To not exercise. I have to get into that routine in order to get stronger and more fit.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
No colds or such, but a lot of stomach aches :/

What was the best thing(s) you bought?
The trips we took (Florida, NYC, and Sweden). We scored to be in Sweden when the weather was fantastic! Warm, sunny, and just gorgeous.

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Whose behavior merited celebration?
Mine! First year in forever, I didn’t have to spend a lot of time in the hospital! Go me.

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Not gonna mention it here, but some sure made me upset. Not as much to make me depressed though.

Where did most of your money go?
Just regular life and probably the trips.

What are you really, really, really excited about?
To start working again! I’m also really stoked about being close to my friends and family in Sweden again.

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What song will always remind you of 2014?
» Sarah Jarosz’s version of Bob Dylan’s Simple Twist of Fate
» Håkan Hellström’s Valborg, Du är snart där, and Pistol
» Damien Rice’s My Favourite Faded Fantasy and I Don’t Want to Change You
» Rodriguez’s Sugar Man
» First Aid Kit’s Silver Lining, Emmylou, Stay Gold, and Cedar Lane
» Tomas Andersson Wij’s En gång till ska gatorna ropa
» Weeping Willows’s album The Time Has Come
» Sleeping At Last’s album Atlas: Year One
» Random songs by Nickel Creek and the Avett Brothers

Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier. Ups and downs – like everybody, I guess, but in general, more happy.
b) bigger or smaller? Don’t know. Probably bigger, but trying to not care…
c) richer or poorer? Poorer. Spent so much money on education and trips. Hehe.

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What do you wish you’d done more of?
Talked more with friends in Sweden.

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Worrying and stressing about various things. Everything. Will. Be. Fine.

How did you be spend Christmas?
Together with my parents, who are visiting from Sweden, and Liz’s parents and brother here in Western North Carolina. Christmas Eve with some Swedish traditions, and Christmas Day with the American traditions. A lot of food, a lot of great conversations, and a lot of Christmas gifts.

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What was your favorite month of 2014?
May, July, and December.

Did you fall in love in 2014?
I’m in love with Liz, my wife ♥.

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What was your favorite TV program?
Kelly & Michael (a morning TV-show here in the States)

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I don’t do the hating.

What was the best book you read?
Didn’t read that much (except school stuff), but the ones I read were good, but sad.
» I kroppen min : resan mot livets slut och alltings början by Kristian Gidlund 
» I kroppen min: vägsjäl by Kristian Gidlund

What was the best serie(s) you watched?
The Walking Dead and The Fosters.

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What was your greatest musical discovery?
Most of the artists I mentioned in an earlier question above ↑.

What did you want and get?
Several Swedish/international friends and family members who came and visited us! So. Much. Fun.

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visitors

What did you want and not get?
Some Swedish/international friends who couldn’t make it this year to the States.

What was your favorite film of this year?
I really enjoyed Wild that recently came out in the movies here in the States.

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What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 30 this year and Liz and I flew up to New York City, stayed in a really great apartment in Alphabet City in Manhattan, met up with my brother and one of my cousins who had flown over to the States, from Sweden! Walked all over the city, drank drinks, watched the musical Les Miserables, and ate yummy food. It was pretty much perfect.

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What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
To not focus on some negative stuff that I couldn’t really change anyway.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2014?
Jeans shorts or black shorts when it’s warm. Otherwise jeans and black pants, a tank or a t-shirt, jewelry, and toms. Pretty relaxed and oversized. Hats.

What kept you sane?
Liz and some really close friends.

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Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Hmmm. All the live bands we saw in 2014. Nickel Creek, First Aid Kit X2, The Avett Brothers, Motopony, and The Wilhelm Brothers. Fantastic musicians!

music

What political issue stirred you the most?
SD (Swedish Democrats a.k.a racist party) who got to be part of the Swedish Government. SCARY and ok (now I’m gonna hate some..), I hate it.

Who did you miss?
So many friends and family…♥

Who was the best new person you met?
The new friends we have/have had here in Asheville ♥

friends

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014
Don’t waste your energy on some people who you’ll never get energy from.