Sitting here listening to Sammy Adams and I realize that I haven't seen two of my first and best friends here in the states since in the beginning of September.
Today I've been here for 13 months. It's a long time.
I've become so much stronger and I've found friends for life.
I have a photo next to my laptop of my two best friends that left to go home to Austria and Germany and I miss them so much, more than I can ever describe. I hope they know how much I love and miss them. It's hard to not have them here to call or text them to tell them about my day. To have car parties and just laugh at everything! I know we are going to see each other again, it's just the when that is nagging on me and is making me really sad! I want to see them now and tell them how much they mean to me!

Always and Forever!! Lea & Judith!

One year...

So today I have been in the states for exactly 365 days, 1 year.
A year that has been the worst and the best of my life.

I have lost friends that I thought would be here for every step of the way, friends that I thought were my best friends that I could tell everything to. And they are the people that did not write back at all when I needed them.
My boyfriend and I broke up and that meant that I lost my dog. The dog I have had since he was 8 weeks old. That has been with me when I was happy, sad or sick.
I knew I was strong before I left to come to the states but after this year here I have grown and become stronger than ever. I know that I can make it trough anything now.


But enough of the bad parts and on to the good.
Even though I have lost friends I have also gained so many friends that I would never met if I did not come here. And friends that I had back home that I did not talk to that often I have become closer than ever to.
Friends that mean the world to me. They had to listen me go trough homesickness, my lowest days, my happy days and everything in between and they still stick by me. And that is the best feeling ever to know that I have people here and back home that will always have my back no matter what.


Since I got here I have tried and not say no to anything. I want to try it all. I have made memories for life and the best part is I have one more year to go. A year that will blow my mind.


Over Christmas last year I went on a ski trip with my hostfamily to Salt Lake City. Even though I got really homesick while I was there it was amazing. The view was so unbelievable.
I got so homesick that I wanted to go home but after long conversations with my family back home and with my ABF Chase (American Best Friend) I decided to stay January out and I am so glad that I stuck it out.
I know a lot of people that went home after just 2 weeks.


In March I got my first vacation days. I got 8 days and I talked to my friend Christine that decided to extend in Chicago if she wanted to go somewhere and she did. So we went to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. We were drunk Sunday - Sunday. Do not take it the wrong way, we were not wasted out of our mind (Well okay 2-3 days we were but hey it was spring break!!) We woke up at noon and started drinking, but a drink could last us 2 hours so maybe we were not drunk we were buzzed. And we loved every second of it. We met amazing people.

Had spring flings and beat people in pool! Such an amazing time!


In April I got two tickets to go and see my first NHL game and it was Philadelphia Flyers - New York Rangers. And it was the last game of the 4 games they were going to play against each other that season. And they had lost every game. But they won this game 5-2 and Mason was in goal and he saved 38 out of 40 shots on goal! It was an amazing feeling to get to see a NHL game live and my seats were 5 rows behind the Flyers bench which made it even better.


In July I got 2 week and 5 days of vacation because my sister Sara, her boyfriend Daniel and his brother Jocke came to Florida for their vacation so I went down to Orlando to meet them and it was amazing to see them after 9 months. My sister Sara is my best friend and her boyfriend and I are so close and I love them both so much.
I came in kind of late so we went and ate at ihop, it was their first time.
And the day after they went to Disneys park and I went to Vans Warped Tour by myself. My sister joined me later that evening. And we had such an amazing time.
The next day we went to Universal Studios because we both love Harry Potter so much and to be able to experience that together was priceless.
The day after that we took the long road trip down to Miami Beach where we were going to spend the next few days. My sister and I had a few sister nights out and it felt like we never were apart. It felt normal, we fought a bit and we laughed a lot.


After Florida I went to Baltimore in Maryland to take my last 4 credits. And at the school I met two amazing people. They made the whole school experience so much fun.
I met Stephanie, an amazingly crazy girl that I had a lot of fun with. Even though we only had 3 days together we came really close and we talked about everything.
And I met is still a bit hard for me to talk about him. We met and I fell in love so the moment I saw him. We had 3 intense days together and we kept talking everyday until one day he just stopped talking to me without any warning. He later told me why and we started talking a little bit again, and now we talk little here and there.
Then it was time for me to go home for my birthday.


My birthday was both amazing and so sad. The day after my birthday french friend Lucie went home. And my two best friends Lea and Judith were going on their travel month. They came back in the end of August for 2 days. We had a birthday dinner with my hostfamily because they were in Hawaii during my birthday so it was a birthday/goodbye party and both Lea and Judith stayed the night and the day after I drove them to the airport and that was the worst day of my year here. We all cried so much the whole day. It has now been little bit over 2 months since I last saw them. I went trough it all with them. We had random car parties, dance parties and we laughed and cried together. I love and miss them beyond words!


The last few months I have been hanging out with Olivia my better half. We do everything together. She has helped me trough everything after Lea and Judith left. She has been my rock! And we always have so much fun. People always think we are drunk because we can start laguhing at everything. I love her so much and I do not know what I have had done if I did not have her. I look forward to all the memories we are going to make together!


Now on to my hostfmaily. I got really lucky when it comes to my hostfamily. I have an incredible bond with all of them.

With my hostdad Steven, I talk a lot about sports because we both love it. And we trash talk each other a lot haha and It is so much fun! He is a really hard working dad and incredible person. He is always there if his daughters, wife or I need to talk.
My hostmom Lisa always wants to know what is going on and if I am dating anyone she wants to know everything about it and she cares like my own mom does. She always has a lot going on and she still finds the time to sit down and talk to her daughters, her husband and me. My hostmom and hostdad are incredible together. I saw it from the day I came here. I can see how much they love and respect each other.
My hostkid Sarah is so strong and you do not want to get in to an argument with her because she will crush you. She is a future lawyer. She is smart, beautiful and an amazing ballet dancer. The first time I saw her dance in the nutcracker last year I was amazed by how amazing she was.
She is loyal, a great listener and an amazing daughter, sister and hostkid. She always knows if I am down and she will ask me and she always gives me great advise about boys and other things.
My hostkid Olivia, what can I say she is the baby of the family. Do not get me wrong she is 14 so not an actual baby. She is smart, beautiful and WOW she can play violin. I do not know how many times I have woken up on Saturday mornings by her playing and it is the most calming and beautiful way to wake up.
And she also play tennis and she is incredible!! This past summer it was only her and I at home because Sarah was away at ballet camp. And we got so close and we talked a lot and I had such an amazing time with her.


I do not know what else I can say about my hostfamily then that I love them from the bottom of my heart. And Iam so thankful that I got to extend another year with them!! Thank you all for letting me be apart of your family. You have made this year amazing!


Other people that have made my year amazing are:

Rika: You were there for me when my boyfriend and I broke up even though you did not know me. And after that we have had such an amazing time with movie night, bar nights and a lot of sleepovers :) I love you hun!!!

Thea: We had our amazing weekend in NYC when we went to the How I met your Mother inspired bar for 7 hours and got so drunk :P We did not have that much time to hangout but we had fun!!

Chase: Thank you for everything you have done for me. You were my first friend here in the states and my best! I love you!

and there are so many other people at home that has made all of this possible. 

So thank you to everyone back home!!! I love you all!!


The photo in the upper left corner is the first week in the USA.

The photo under that one is from January

And the the big photo on the right is from two weeks ago or something :)


Evening with Lea :)

I got not even 3 hours of sleep last night, which I'd normally survive on when I just have to drop my host teenager of at tennis, but today we went to Project HOME to volenteer at their summer camp. 
We were there from 9-11.44 and then we went home ate and I drove her to tennis.
I also missed FedEx that were coming with my laptop, but I'll get it tomorrow :)
After I dropped her off at tennis I went home and skyped with my sister Sara who's in Miami right now.
Then I took 1 hour nap and I went and got Olivia from tennis.
After that I skyped some more with my sister and we finally rented a car :)
After dinner I went and pick up Lea and we went to King of Prussia and I got my eyebrows done :)
And then we went to H&M and I bought 2 more pairs of shoes but they only cost $7 together so... haha.
After that we went to Walmart and I bought candy for my flight to Orlando so I wont faint becuase I'll be so hungry. 
Then we sat in the car and looked at vines and twerking haha good day :)


Today's outfit :)
Shirt by the brand Flying Coffin from PLNDR I cut it into a off the shoulder shirt.
Jeans by the brand American Eagle from Plato's Closet.
Belt by Diesel from ROSS
Shoes from JustFab


Today I woke up at 2PM and I did my lanudry haha. Then I skyped a little bit with my sister Sara when she was at the airport, right now she's in MIAMI :D:D:D I can't wait to see her on Saturday :)
After that I went and picked up Lovisa a swedish au pair and we went to Rikas house. We went to Macy's to look for at bikini and then we went and picked up two german au pairs. The plan for today was to go to a Brazilian restaurant and it was amazing! I've been there before tho but still haha.
Todays outfit:
Skull top I don't remember where I got it.
Shorts from Plato's closet, it the same color and style as the ones I had yesterday but these are a size smaller.
And same shoes and sunglasses :)


I met a new swedish au pair today so I took her to Plato's closet where they have a lot of gently used brand clothes. And she loved it. I bought a top from the brand Express for $8 (the red one), a top from Forever 21 (the striped one) and a really cute bracelet that actually fits on my wrist for $7 I think :)
I'm thinking about wearing the black and white one at the Vans Warped Tour :) 

Outfit of the day

Outfit of the day:
Tshirt by the brand Flying Coffin from PLNDR I cut it from a regular tshirt into a off the shoulder tshirt :)
Shorts by BDG (Urban Outfitters), got them from Plato's Closet.
Shoes from JustFab
Sunglasses from the men's section at H&M

8 days left!!

So what have I been doing?
Last weekend I took the bus down to Virginia Beach to see my boyfriend. It took me 12 hours of traveling to get there. And I had 2 nights and 1 full day with him. On Friday I got to meet few of his friends and on Saturday we went to an arcade and walked on the beach :) And then on Sunday I took the bus back to Philly, the bus was late so I missed the bus back home so i had to take the later bus back. At least I got on the last train back home from Philly. So I was home 1.30AM, so it took me 13 hours to get home :P
This week I've been working as usual and yesterday it was my sister Ellen's birthday, she turned 17 years old :)
I also found out that 4 out of 5 of my siblings are coming to the states in the end of November :D
So my sister Sara and her boyfriend are coming back and my brother William is coming and my sisters Joanna and Ellen. The only one that isn't coming is Emma because she's too young. 
Joanna and Ellen will sleep in my house here in Philly and Sara, Daniel and William will stay in NYC until thanksgiving when they will come to Philly to join our thanksgiving dinner at my hostmom mom's house. So that will be so amazing. Swedish invasion :P
And after the thanksgiving dinner we're going to black friday sale at King of Prussia :)
On Sunday my sister Sara and her boyfriend Daniel and his brother are going  to fly to Miami and next Saturday I'm flying to Orlando to meet them!!!! Only 8 days left!!!!! I can't believe it! I've missed them sooooo much!
Yesterday and today I've been at Rika's house and we chilled in the pool :) Today we jumped in with all of our clothes on :D And after the pool we went to Ihop, it was our friends first time there so it was fun :)

Ojoj uppdatering på svenska!!

Okej jag ger det en chans! Jag skriver inte så mycket på svenska längre så ni får ursäkta min gramatik och allt annat haha.
Ja vad ska man säga haha...jag har nu skaffat kille...ja jag vet vad ni tänker hur gick de till, skulle inte du vara singel hela sommaren osv osv.
Men som jag alltid säger till alla när man minst anar det så händer det. Och eftersom jag absolut inte letade efter en kille så ofc så ploppade han upp haha. Men jag är så jävla glad att jag har honom!
Han är så jävla underbar. Vi skulle ses den 12te juli men han kunde inte vänta så länge så han kommer att köra upp hit från Virginia Beach och det tar ca 6 timmar för att komma och hämta mig och sedan ska vi köra tillbaka hem till honom. Så han kommer få träffa mina värdföräldar och min värdtjej. Är lite nervös över det, men jag vet att dom kommer gilla honom. Och på söndag kommer jag ta bussen hem igen kl 6.30 på morgonen haha jag kommer vara så jävla trött. Men jag kan alltid sova på bussen.
Och snart kommer Sara & Danne till USA och jag räknar dagarna tills jag får se dom! Fyfan vad jag kommer gråta haha! 
Aja detta får räcka så länge haha :P

Update in English!

I'm sitting on my hostfamilys iMac so I don't have the swedish letters. So this entry is going to be in english. So that means it's going to be easier for me to write haha. I wont need to look back and proof read everything ;)
So what's new in my life...well nothing really haha.
I'm living my life to the fullest and trying to spend as much time with my two best friends because they are leaving for their travel month the day after my birthday and then come back in the end of August for 2 days I think and then they are going home to Germany and Austria :( I really don't want to think about that! I'm going to miss them so much!! 
My oldest hostteeneger (as they want to be called) Sarah left for Argentina and she's going to be there for 2 weeks so she's coming back next Sunday and then she's leaving again to go to ballet camp for 4 weeks. So except for the few hours I'll see here that Sunday I wont see her for 2 months :/ And I know it's really unusual that an au pair gets sad to just take car of one for 2 months but I really love my hostteenagers and my hostparents. 
Anyway..she's coming back from ballet camp the 27th of July and that's the day I leave for my vacation. And they are going to Hawaii for 2 weeks from 1-14th of August. So I'll get a looong vacation :)
It's going to be a loooong celebration of my 24th birthday!
Today I drove Olivia to her tennis camp and after that I went to Honda to get the car fixed. So while they were fixing that I walked in to Ardmore and met up with a friend. We ate breakfast and then we went to the Apple store to get my iPad fixed. And then I drove home to find that we didn't have any power because they were doing some repairs on the street. So I change in to my bikini and drove to the country club. I was there from around 1PM until 3.40PM and then I left to go and pick up Olivia. 
My hostparents went out for dinner so Olivia and I ordered chinese food. 
When they came home I was off and I went and picked up Lea and Judith and we went to a mexican place so Judith could eat :) And then we just drove around listening to music and singing.
And now I'm sitting here waiting for B to get on skype so I can talk to him :) I can't believe that he's coming tomorrow to meet me. He's driving 5-6 hours to come here just for me :) I'm so happy, nervous, scared and excited at the same time haha it's A LOT of emotion going on inside of me right now haha
Photo from the country club today :)


Ja jag vet att jag varit så dålig på att uppdatera här på bloggen, och förlåt mig om det är nå stavfel eller grammatik  fel någonstans, är inte van att skriva på svenska. Så ifall mitt inlägg går över till engelska så ber jag om ursäkt.
Så vad har hänt?
Som många redan vet så är jag singel nu. Jag vaknade och kollade min Facebook som vanligt och där hade jag fått meddelande från Christopher som då hade gjort slut med mig genom Facebook chatten. Efter 3.5 år, efter att ha bott tillsammans och har bandit tillsammans så gjorde han slut på det sättet...
Men jag är i USA så varför falla ihop för det? Jag drog ut o festade med mina tjejpolare och njöt av livet vilket jag gör även nu, varje sekund!
Jag har varit på dejter och just nu träffar jag en kille jag verkligen gillar :) vill inte riktigt skriva så mycket om det här på bloggen men jag är lycklig!!
Så min första dejt var rolig, jag ock välja vad vi skulle göra, och Red Wings spelade den kvällen så vi drog till en bar och kollade :P haha så typiskt mig:P
Jag firande Spring Break i Myrtle Beach, SC. Jag var full söndag-söndag och hade även spring flings ;) Känner mig rätt amerikansk :P med spring break, spring flings o dejter :P
Har även varit på två konsert :) Såg Three Days Grace och Pop Evil i Atlantic City sååå jävla bra konsert :D
Och två dagar efter drog jag och två tjejpolare på T. Mills och Sammy Adams. Så jävla skön konsert!!!
Förra helgen så tog jag min 3 första credits, måste ju ta 6 credits per år. 
Jag drog till long Island university och tog en weekend course, marketing and social media. 
Fan va kul det var...fick tre nya underbara vänner :)
På fredag åker min värdfamilj till Florida och dom kommer tillbaka på måndag. Så jag är ledig från torsdakväll till måndag :D
nu har ni fått en liten uppdaterig på minst liv här. Nästa uppdatering bli min bucketlist :)

Parad och skön brud :D

Igår var det St Patrik's Day praden inne i Philly det är 1 vecka tidigare här för att dom vill inte konkurera med NYC. Det var hur kul som helst :) Vädret var helt underbart och hade underbart sällskap :)
Idag har jag jobbat och så fick jag reda på att det kommit en svensk au pair hit, en brud som heter Julia. Så klart jag la till henne på facebook och vi bestämde för att träffas. Fyfan va kul vi hade :D Hon är ju precis likadan som jag...svär och kan få allt att låta sexuellt haha :D Jag visade henne några bilder och så visste jag att nästa bild var för naket så jag tog bort mobilen o sa o nästa bild får du inte se och hon kläcker ut sig "ååhh är de en kuk" hahaha asså fyfan börja garva! Känns som att man kommer umgås med henne som fan:D Iaf tills hon tröttnar på mig haha. 
Tur att ingen förstod vad vi prata om på starbucks eftersom vi prata svenska hahah :D



Jag vet att jag har varit väldigt dålig på att uppdatera här! Men det är mycket som har hänt i mitt liv under denna månad, saker som jag aldrig trodde skulle hända har hänt. Och det är väldigt jobbigt att uppdatera här när ens humör går upp och ner. Jag ska försöka att bli bättre på att uppdatera! 
Helgerna ser likadana ut nu förtiden, festar festar och festar haha. 
Två helger i rad så festade jag både fredag och lördag, vet inte hur jag orkade men jag gjorde det haha och på söndagarna så drog vi på bio eller så kollade jag på serier hemma. 
Men denna helg som var så hade jag min första sleepover hos min bästa killkompis här. Och när han kom och hämtade upp mig så gick han tillomed ut ur bilen för att öppna dörren åt mig :) Första gången någon har gjort det för mig :) Vi kollade på Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels och Harry Potter och Den vises sten. Hade det hur mysigt som helst.
Och på lördagen så drog jag ut som vanligt :) På söndagen så kom mina tjejkompisar och plocka upp mig och vi drog och käka buffé och de fanns all möjligt där allt i från sushi till mac n cheese :D Och sedan drog vi och shoppa och jag köpte ett par svarta leggings. Sedan droppa dom mig hemma och jag åkte och hämta min andra tjejkompis och vi drog på våran andra dejt haha, vi drog till en av mina favorit ställen och jag åt wings :D
Denna veckan har jag bara jobbat och tränat :)

Helgen :)

I förgår så var jag med två polare och skulle ha filmkväll...det blev ingen film haha, vi kollade på youtube och pratade en massa :D Och tog en massa bilder :) Hade hur kul som helst!
Igår drog jag och åt middag med en vän och efter det kom våran andra vän och vi drog till Dunkin' Dounts och jag fick en gratis munk av killen som jobbade där :)
Sedan när vi satt i bilen och bara tog det lungt och skatta som fan så fick jag ett sms av en polare som bjöd över mig :) Så varför inte, jag drog dit och drack varm chocklad :)
Det var min helg :P
Och nu en massa bilder :D

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