Disaster

Pretty much everything has gone wrong today and I’ve had a lot of new challenges. I completely failed with Gillis’ first day in school. I got the time wrong and missed the road call in the classroom. When we got there all kids already waves goodbye to their parents. I’ve never felt like such a bad mom before in my life. I felt so bad for the rest of the day and cried in the car and counted down until the end of his school day. Everything was fine when I picked him up and he hadn’t even thought about it during the day but it will hurt for me for a while ahead.

Idag har de mesta gått fel och olika nivåer av utmaningar har lagt sig som på hög. Jag misslyckades totalt med Gillis första dag i skolan. Jag såg fel på tiden och vi missade uppropet i klassrummet och samlingen. När vi kom stod alla barnen ute och vinkade hejdå till föräldrarna. Jag har nog aldrig i hela mitt liv känt mig som en så dålig mamma. Jag var helt uppgiven under större delen av dagen, grät i bilen och räknade ner tills hans skoldag var slut. Allt var frid och fröjd när jag hämtade honom och det var inget han hade funderat på så mycket under dagen men detta kommer att sitta kvar som ett litet spjut i mitt hjärta lång tid framöver.

Everything went wrong. We talked a lot about the day, daydreaming and imagining.

While at home I was met by a building project where the responsible contractors have disappeared. But everything works out.

A new day tomorrow….

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Energetic but not intense

Full speed ahead all day across the company group. But I had time to exercise this morning. Or well, I took time to exercise. During my kids weeks I prioritise mealtimes with the kidslike breakfast so I can drop them off and then have time for exercising at 8.30. I arrive at the office just after 10 so it’s a pretty late start but because I work after the kids go to bed (from 8PM to 11PM) it balances out. When I don’t have the kids my days are longer, I get up earlier for exercise and I fall asleep after midnight but it’s my passion. I don’t think I’ll be able to keep this pace up forever.

But I’m not inexperienced after my 28 years. I don’t have the same risk of burning out. I know my limits after doing the same job for years and working in different time zones. I often work to the limit byt then I wind down when I need to and I’d never let myself burnout. I’m great at saying no without feeling guilty. Usually I just need to spend the weekend sleeping or go to bed early with the kids to recharge.

Everyone has different energy levels, mine is very high. But I’m not very intense as a person or loud. I’m calm and collected. I can push myself a lot and I’m mostly pretty happy which is connected to the energy.

As a kid I think I remember Gunde Svan saying that even when he was really full he still ”ate a bit more anyway” before a race. I’m like that with work. Even when I’m so tired I can feel my eye lids burning I can still get up on stage and talk in front of people or get on a flight halfway across the globe for work. I’ve always had a bit of leftovwr energy. I don’t know why but I’m grateful for it. It also means recovery is really important and carefully scheduled.

Today’s dinner, puylinsalad. Yum!

Time for tucking in.
…Eloise became a favourites for Gillis and Sally. I bought it at Barnes & Noble in NYC. I thought it might be fun to read about a girl staying at the Plaza now that the kids are visiting NYC in October. Now it’s time for a meeting with Canada for my agency. Have a great evening.

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Preparing for Fall

In collaboration with Goodiebox

Fall is alproaching slowly but surely. I’ve had a lovely summer but I love stating over in August when everyone comes back to work. It’s my new year instead of January 1st. I’ve really been able to relax during my vacation. I’ve enjoyed days of not doing anything except play in the pool with the kids and I read lots of books. That’s why I was so happy when the theme for my latest goodiebox was ”Recharge”!

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This is my third box from Goodiebox and it’s always exciting to open them. I was so happy with the August box because it contained products that are perfect for restarting in the fall season. It also contained a reminder to recharge your batteries and decrease your stress. We live a life where we are connected 24/7 and everyone needs a reminder to relax and recharge sometimes. My way to wind down is to meditate and there are plenty of apps you can use as a guide for those of you who haven’t tried.

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goodiebox aug pic 2

My favourite products in this box were the lip pen and primer. I use the lip pen every day! The august box contained hair vitamins from Hair Lust, makeup removal wipes from Seacret, perfume and Zarkoperfume, the lip pen from Lord & Berry and the primer from Benefit. The first two Goodiebox boxes sold out and they already have over 5000 subscribers in Sweden within a few weeks. Good work!

Lots of people struggle to get back into routine after vacation, my advice is to find something to make every day a bit cozier. Find some nice teas or buy a new body lotion or new books. Maybe this Goodiebox might be your treat to make things better in the dark.

This is where you can order and read more about Goodiebox.

In collaboration with Goodiebox

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