Unexpected Break

Yesterday I got a call from my daughter’s school, that she had a fever and wasn’t feeling well. I left work to pick her up, and she was indeed not her usual self. She did complain in the morning that she was tired…but it was Monday morning, and morning is not her favourite time of the day. She still has a fever, and is feeling poorly. I am grateful that I can stay at home with her when she isn’t feeling well, but at the same time it was really bad timing since we are short on staff at work, and there is so much to do. I am going to stay at home until my daughter is feeling well, but I cannot help but to think about letting my awesome colleagues and kids at work down.

The photo above is the current view from my bedroom window. It’s a grey day outside, but the green/yellow/orange/red colours makes it kind of beautiful. I’ll spend the day reading to my daughter, and telling her stories, and feeding her lots of healthy food and vitamins. I’ve ordered groceries to be delivered in a couple hours, all her favourites, and then some, to make her feel good faster.

At breakfast we started to talk about the region around Åre (Sweden) where I grew up. I showed her some clips on Youtube from the area. I wanted to take her there this summer, but with Corona in town I decided to postpone the visit. I am eager to share all my favourite nature places with her. It really is an amazingly beautiful area, and I want to spend time there with my daughter; snowboarding in the winter and hiking the rest of the year. It’s a mountain region and it never gets too hot there. This is where I grew up, about six hours from where I live now.

I did not make this video, or have any connection to the maker of the video, I just thought it was one of the best, short ones out there. I really love this area, and would love to have a vacation home here. Maybe a tiny house? Or an RV? The main reason why I left was that it was very difficult to live in the middle of Åre and have a normal day job, both due to the noise level of partying tourists, and then it was friends from all over the world coming to visit you at all times. Åre is a party town, but I am not a party girl. I’m more into enjoying nature in a more mindful way. I love having friends over, but not every week of the year, it’s kind of hard to manage having a balanced life then. Looking back maybe I should have taken the time to find a place outside town, which is what I would do today, but back then I was so tired of it all that I moved to a completely different place. I am grateful for all the experiences that move brought into my life. Some of my childhood friends never left, and I can understand that as well. I hope your new week got off to great start!



Published by Sagittarius Viking

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. I entered the magic world of photography when I was five years old. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. A Sagittarius loves to travel, have an open mind and, and a philosophical view. It motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. A lot of that perfectly describes me. The fact that my ancestors, on both parents sides, were vikings, doesn’t exactly lessen my desire to explore. Maybe a slightly more mindful exploring, compared to the average viking. My blog, and my art prints is a results of my (inner and outer) explorations. Love, Maria

26 thoughts on “Unexpected Break

    1. Thank you, I am sure she’s going to get well soon. The fever is almsot gone, and she is much happier already.

      Yes, Jämtland (the regional’s round Åre) have a lot in common with NorCal, wild and beautiful. I hope your new week got a great start Eliza ❤

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  1. Other than feeling sick, it sounds like you had a very nice, peaceful day together. Good for you for living in the moment and taking the unexpected opportunity to connect with your daughter! I hope she’s feeling better soon.

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    1. Thank you! We always have a good time together. I spend most of my free time with my daughter, I have since she was born, and we are very close. Her fever is down, and she is happier. A couple more days at home and she’ll be good to return to her normal activities, I hope. Thank you for your kindness.


  2. First of all, I hope your daughter is well soon, and I hope it is not the virus that she has! She is lucky you are able to stay home with her, even though your work is very busy. I also hope you and she can visit your hometown and enjoy all the beautiful sights there. I know how hard it is to move away from the place you gew up, it’s always nice to visit again, but usually it isn’t quite the same as living there. I wish you all the best with a sick child!!

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    1. Thank you so much Dawn. Her fever is down, and she is a much happier girl already. She’ll be back to her usual self very soon. I believe she already had the virus early this summer. It was much worse than this. It was before tests were readily available in our area, but I’m pretty sure that was it. We self isolated for 5 weeks. Thank you for your kind comment.


  3. I hope your daughter is feeling much better 💕 and thank you for sharing the video of your hometown. I can understand why you wanted to leave, and it will be great to visit again when you are able. I bet it will be great to reconnect with your childhood friends one day. Take care, Diana 💗

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  4. I so loved catching up with you & your treasure. Your garden (pots) look so good, thanks for the preserving ideas. I have never tried red currants they look like little red jelly lollies. I have written down your Kombucha recipe, thankyou. I hope your daughter is feeling better today the poor little darling has had a rough trot lately hasnt she, give her feel better hug from me. The walkways & canals of your town are just stunning what a beautiful way to get fit. Fall colours are already amazing. Its so great to catch up with you & i look forward to your next share. My friend. ( :

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    1. Thank you ! I live in Dalarna now (maybe that’s where you were?) I can’t help but thinking that the country of my birth have many beautiful places. I know I’m partial, but still 🙂 I really enjoyed all the National Parks in the US when I lived there, and now I am getting reacquainted with my home country, great in different ways. Thank you for your comment.

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  5. Maria.. happy to read through and learn that your daughter is on the path to recovery! Fall started to shower in its own beautiful sense and we are having downpours during the day, and evenings become gloomy. Today was brighter and my daughter and I ended up taking a few clicks of the beautiful sways! https://youtu.be/GSc3QwiWm3Y (lol yes that’s the work of my 9 year old (young! 😉)

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