Hello Life!

Wow – 2,5 weeks without a blog post. And that even though I’ve been bragging about Catchin’ up in my last entry. But I have the world’s best excuse for the non-blogging – I started a new job! 🙂

I’ve been looking for a new job for quite some time, so I was over the roof when the recruiter called me and told me that she had an offer for me 🙂

However, a new job is always exhausting. Many new people to meet, many new things to learn, many new routines to take on. And in my case it also includes working in a new language – it’s my first full-time and for-real-not-only-summer job in Swedish. It’s exciting, I love the job and my tasks, the language is going better and better every day, it’s easy to get up every morning – that’s a good sign. But I’ve been tired. Like, not only tired, but TIRED. The type of  “coming home, eating, getting comfy on the sofa, going to bed at half past ten” tired. Continue reading

Catchin’ up!

After my Easter posts I just didn’t make it for another post, for some good reasons… First of all, my to-do-list after the Easter weekend felt endless. And second, I went to Vienna for a 4 days holiday 🙂

Back to normal life today I’ve realized that I missed out on three of my photo posts about how wonderful life is (including the one that is yet to come this week). As I got up at 4 this morning I’m not gonna start catching up on those blog posts.

But I’ll keep with this post’s title – catchin’ up. That was one of the main reasons for my holidays in Vienna. Meet friends, have hour long brunches, sort out some childhood memory stuff that is left at my old apartment, attend a friend’s graduation (congrats again, I can’t say it too often!!), check out what has changed in the city. I didn’t take a lot of pictures in Vienna. The weather was too grey and too uäääh to keep fingers outside of pockets. And then I also have quite a lot of Vienna pictures already, haven’t I?

However, two things really touched my heart. And of those I took pictures. Continue reading

The other kind of charity …

This is one post I’ve wanted to write weeks ago already. But I’ve been so busy with real life stuff that it skipped my mind. Luckily, I got reminded about it today when I read another article about it on an Austrian news site. And although I’ve loads of work to do this week and I’ve this one project coming up – about which I hope to be able to tell you by the end of the week, until then psssst! it’s a secret – I’ll write about it now.

It’s about the Life Ball 2013 – a huge charity charity event in Vienna for people with HIV or AIDS, organized by Gery Keszler and his team. The first Life Ball took place in 1993, so exactly 20 years ago. Back then it was a really small event – today it is the biggest charity event in Europe with HIV/AIDS background. It’s known internationally, the guests come from all over the world, united for one thing: fighting against AIDS. But – it’s not one of those boring charity events you might think of now, with people standing around, sipping drinks and eating canapés, waiting for a half-known show act and donating on their way out of the door. No. Not at all. It’s a party. A big, glamorous, amazing, day-and-night-and-day long, touching, inspiring, strong party. Continue reading

… a day in my life …

Last week I visited the Word Culture Museum in Göteborg. They currently have an exhibition called “A Day in the World”. It is a photo exhibition about a photo project that took place all around the world – on the exact same day, namely Tuesday May 15th 2012. Everybody could take part in it by simply taking a picture of something in his or her daily life: pets, nature, children, food, portraits, furniture, cleaning stuff, clothes, things … Out of the about 100.000 photos that were taken in the project, a couple of hundreds were shown in the exhibition – some of them simply as they are, some of them with a short info from the photographers themselves about what made them take exactly that picture.

It might sound not that special but the result was really inspiring and touching and can’t be described in words … so just have a look yourself at ADAY.org and convince yourself how amazing and pretty life is 🙂