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!