Life in General

She’s Back! and She’s Pissed!

…Not really. But it made for a good title, didn’t it?

Anyways, hey Internet! Long time no see! It’s been over six months since I last wrote a post and by golly has my life changed!

To begin with, I am now among the ranks lucky enough to call themselves (and be called) Mom. Yes, after three and a half days of contractions, our beautiful Darling Daughter was born on 21 June, the official Summer Solstice and Midsummer’s Eve celebration here in Sweden. She is everything to me and I feel so grateful that I’ve been able to be home for her first six months of life.

Which is why it is with a bittersweet heart that tell you that I have finally found a job here in Sweden! Multiple jobs actually (when it rains, it pours, right?). This month I’ve actually been helping my MIL out while she is “sjukskriven,” on sick leave. She works as the supervisor/bookkeeper at a co-op cafe which is owned and operated by people with developmental disabilities. I desperately miss my baby all day, but it’s been fun actually, and great practice for speaking Swedish. Plus, as it happens, my husband is working the weekend shift this month at his job. So he and I are like two ships passing in the night, but at least he’s able to stay home and watch DD. It’s been a great bonding experience for them, and they have joined me for lunch everyday so that I can feed DD.

A little more excitingly for me, however, is that I have my first yoga teaching gig here in Sweden! A local tech school has been looking for a yoga teacher to expand their health and fitness classes, and so I will be teaching a five week series of beginner’s yoga, starting the first week of February. I’m excited, but also super nervous, as it will be my first class taught in Swedish! Håll tummarna (cross your fingers, literally “hold the thumbs”) that all goes well!

Well, that’s all for now. DD just woke up from her nap so it’s time for some reading!

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