The one about what I want for my birthday…

Every year I face the same problem; what do I want for my birthday?

Like any person in today’s world I wouldn’t mind getting a call saying “Congratulations! You’ve won a couple million, guaranteed health for the rest of your life, and guaranteed health and well-being for everyone else as well, world peace came as a bonus!!”, but seeing as that rarely happens I have to think and think some more every time.
This year I decided to start thinking way ahead, and I’m pleased to say I have discovered what I want – a little handy dandy mobile printer, the HP Sprocket!

I know it might seem a bit silly, but I lovelovelove tiny little photographs like this, and I think it’d be so nice to be able to print out the most precious moments/experiences and have them in my diary or even an album. In today’s ever-evolving (read: more and more technology-based world) I feel we’ve distanced ourselves from good old photographs, and even though this isn’t the same as “the good old days” I still feel it’s a step back (while still going ten steps forward).

I don’t know, I just saw this and I immediately thought of all the photos I could add to my diary or an album, anywhere really.

The paper is quite pricey, but it’s not like you would print every single picture you ever took, right? (Actually, maybe you would if you received the call I mentioned earlier 😉 )

So far, this is pretty much the only thing on my list… *goes back to work on the list*

//jz

I’m feeling… all sorts of things.

Let me start by saying how wonderful my summer was (will have to write about that later…) – such a great experience!

Another thing worth mentioning is the fact I’ve aged (two days back, to be precise) – I’m 21 now (woo, great big news).

Lately I’ve just been feeling so blessed. Meeting all the new students, realising how lucky I am to be where I am, what a huge privilege it is… I’ve had time to reflect over things that have happened, and time to think about things to come.

I love my life. The highs, the lows, the triumphs and failures – everything! I’m in a good place, and I’m grateful.

When you find the thing that gives your life meaning never let go. Hold on to that and it’ll take you places.

And when you reach those places be sure to take it all in.

And when you’re on your way to these places try toenjoy the journey, because it’s going to be worth it in the end. I promise.

//jz

The Joy of Receiving Roses!

 

 

Today I celebrated my 18th birthday (which was 28.8) with my grandparents and my godmother (+ her family). Both of them gave me wonderful roses!

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(WP automatically downscales the photographs – I’m not techy enough to keep them any bigger)

I just love receiving flowers (especially roses) – they’re beautiful, they light up the room, they smell amazing, and did I mention they’re beautiful? 🙂

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  closeup of one of granddad’s roses

 

Perhaps I’m somewhat ancient..? I don’t think everyone appreciates flowers nowadays?

 

 

 

 

 

 

//jz

Age Crisis

AGE CRISIS! I’m turning f-ing 18 (!!!) tomorrow.. I should be able to take care of myself, go to the bank, do all kinds of fancy things at different offices, understand everything about our society.. pfft – ain’t nobody got time for that! I can take the bus to school (God bless the day I get a license), I can send emails, I can prepare food in the microwave, and many other cool things! 
I can not, however, feel grown up in any way… May the spirits be with me to guide me towards adulthood! (hahaha)

//jz

Gifts From Far Away

Yesterday I came home to find out there was something for me at the mail. I took the note the mail-man had left and went to get my package.
I was extremely confused as to what I was going to get – I wasn’t expecting anything!

As soon as the woman brought me the package I realized what it was…
Vivian (!!!) had sent me something! I rushed home to see what it was;

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AWW!!!!!!! I got tears (of joy and love) in my eyes!
(Yes, that’s my current desktop..)

a letter in Swedish! (and some English)

  a letter in Swedish! (and some English)

When I read the letter I was even more teary. It was just too adorable and cute and wonderful! And it was 99% in Swedish! Lovely little Vivian has learned so much!

 

an absolutely adorable tiny photo album ^^

an absolutely adorable tiny photo album ^^

crazy cotton-candy that pops and fizzes in your mouth!

crazy cotton-candy that pops and fizzes in your mouth like soda!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cutie squishy seal and a tiny glow-in-the-dark lantern :D

cutie squishy seal and a tiny glow-in-the dark lantern 😀

Just adorable gifts! These all remind me of Vivian! Cute, adorable, thoughtful, cute, lovely, cute, cute and so on 🙂
TACK VIVIAN! Du e bäst på att vara en bästa vän 😉 Keep up the awesomeness!

//jz

P.S The lantern glows really bright! I had it by my bed last night and there was no need for me to turn on my bedside lamp to find my lip balm before sleeping!