I’m writing this on a plane. I’m hoping that my fellow passengers will be eyeing me with the kind of semi-judgemental reverence I myself preserve for people whose jobs are so demanding they can’t even take two hours away from drafting emails while 20 thousand feet above international waters.
I’m off to Stockholm for two quick days of shopping, eating and gazing longingly at extremely well crafted minimalist furniture. I’m hoping to take lots of beautiful photos and walk about in the snow and also: meatballs. Meatballs form an integral part of how this whole mini-break is playing out in head.
I’m also hoping to come back with more inspiration for my blog. For the first time in a very long time I am feeling generally happy with how it’s going. While I’ve always loved writing and reading blogs. I’ve gone through long stretches of cursing myself for not being genuine enough, or getting annoyed at my output feeling a bit forced, but since switching to squarespace and gearing my blog more towards honesty than aspiration (because I suck extremely hard at dreamy-faced outfit photos) I've been enjoying it more and more.
Millennial Monday in particular has been way more popular than I anticipated, and has confirmed for me that writing what I want to write about, rather than what I imagine people want to read is not only more fun but more worthwhile. With that in mind I'm still looking for a few more regular features I can incorporate into my blog which I'm equally passionate about and which feel honest and unforced. One idea I've been coming back to is a diary style post kind of like this one which I could post weekly as well. I like writing without trying to be too clever or make any grand overarching point (I also like writing while trying to be clever though, just to be clear). And I always enjoy reading other bloggers' personal blog posts the most.
*Edit: I initially ended this post with a line about how a diary style update from me might be the most boring thing you've read all week and therefore a terrible blog series (self-deprecation lols!). But I deleted it because I literally have no idea what good I think would come from publicly undermining myself like that. Note to self: stop undermining self for lols. Diary style posts it is then.
Anyway I'm off to eat a dinner consisting entirely of smoked things. I'm told it is the Swedish way. See you soon.