Saturday, 12 July 2014

happy post #2


Since it was more than a week since my last appreciative post, I thought it was time for another one - because who doesn’t like positivity, right? Right. I for one love these posts.

Lately, these things have made me feel happy and appreciative:

- Being two thirds through my summer job. This feels a bit ironic to me, as I originally wanted to work the whole summer and looked for a job everywhere (it is seriously so difficult to get a job here!), but since the job that I did find isn’t my cup of tea, I’m counting the days until it’s over. Basically it’s a “created job” to help young people like myself who can’t find a job (which is great!), and I’m working with a janitor (who is such a nice and funny person, thankfully), doing this and that to help out. Mostly I’ve been painting garbage rooms; four in total. I am of course thankful for the job and I do need the money, but at the same time I’m really looking forward to not having to do it anymore. Only one more week!

- Summer! All of June was pretty rubbish in terms of the weather. It was chilly and cloudy and it rained a lot. The last week and a half have been absolutely lovely though, actually even a bit too warm for my liking! It’s been between 27 and 30 degrees and sunshine, which is just crazy for being Sweden. I would’ve preferred a few degrees less, but I know I shouldn’t complain. Even though it makes me sweaty when I work (TMI?), I love the sunshine and I’m glad we’ve actually got a few weeks of real summer, because that’s something you can’t take for granted in Sweden!

- Sewing. I was into sewing when I was about twelve but I quickly grew bored of it. I did continue doing it in school up until I was fifteen though and I received a good grade, so I’m not completely incompetent (haha). Anyway, I’ve been working on a little sewing project over the last week, and it’s actually a lot of fun! Although I’ve made a few mistakes along the way, I’d say it’s going rather well (touch wood!) and I’m enjoying myself. I’ve come to realise I really love creating. And well, what is it that I’m sewing? If you want to know, I’m making Harry Potter robes. One for me, one for my older sister. Yup, we’re that nerdy....

- The fact that there are only two months (actually, one month and 30 days...) left until I move to the UK! I’m going to study at the University of Glasgow, and I’m so so so excited. I cannot wait!

- Natural yoghurt. Of course I need to mention something in the way of food. I’ve always liked yoghurt and I eat it regularly, but the last week I’ve just been loving it more than usual. I think it might be the hot weather that makes it feel even more refreshing and tasty than normal.

That’s all I can think of at the moment, but when I began writing this post I didn’t think I’d even get to as many as five things, so I'm quite pleased with the outcome, haha. Anyhow, how about you? What has made you feel happy/thankful/appreciative lately?