Another Wednesday have past, another list arrives randomly.
Post a newly taken picture of you! - Caaaatjing. This one also lives up to the indian summer we're experiencing in Sweden. A beautiful fur vest with a t-shirt and bare foot is perfectly fine. The mornings are a little bit chilly while the afternoons are warm and lovely.
So you just started to work again Stina after 3.5 years as a stay at home mother. How does it feel? - Mostly, like holiday. Working is super easy compare to being at home with two small children and running a household. It's the hardest job I've ever done in my life! Yet I loved it so much, but I came to I point where I felt like my brain needed some more stimulation and just after a couple of days at work I felt my intellect raise to be brighter again after a time of fogginess. It's very liberating to have these hours per day where I talk to my patients, colleagues of mine, have a lunch and a coffee in peace and quite. It's so different from my normal life the past years that I sometime feel lost in the possibility to actually read a magazine or talk on the phone. My work nowadays, starts not when I arrive to the clinic in the morning, more when I return home to the family life again. Then the real, hard work begin!
How do you feel after the accident? - I feel fine. I still have slightly pain in my foot in certain movements and can't wear whatever shoes I want to yet, but despite from that we're all heavenly thankful to be here and being alive. I think about it so often, I'm so happy that my boys are well. But I have another feeling in my body when I drive now I can tell you, my heart beats and is more present and I know for sure what can happen on the road.
Any progress with the house? - Hardly any. Our kitchen chairs arrived after ten months of waiting, but nothing more exciting then that. My man is working a lot now, our nanny isn't here yet so all the time we have left, goes to the kids. They are a full time job for both of us, which is normal when you have two very small kids, so everything is put on hold until things runs more smoothly. I do know now that I will repaint and redecorate the living room, dining room and the kitchens dining room. Maybe also the hallway, we'll see. So much we want to do, but so little time for it. And I don't want carpenters running around all day at the moment. We need calm.
How do you like autumn? - For me, it's my favourite season, especially when it's like this. This weather really remind me about the autumn in Zürich that sometimes seemed never to end. Winter came in December and I loved that! Since my favourite garments are coats, shoes and bags - autumn is the best time to combine it all and I always feel most beautiful and well dressed during the fall!
Any new things taking place in your closet? - I need the Trapeze from Cèline, it would be the perfect working bag for me. When i was at home the BB Alma from Louis Vuitton among the Chanel WOC or Chanel 2.55 was my everyday companion since it was very compatible with pulling a pram, but now when I need my calendar, sometimes a lunch box, banana, wallet and a lot of other things for work I read through on my way there or home, the medium size bags are my best company again. I already got some fabulous autumn items, they will show up one by one here in my Walking in the City posts. Purple, green, eutope and black are my main colours for this year. Preferably combined with each other.
What do you look forward to? - A very special dinner invitation we just received in beginning of October, Thank You! That our nanny is arriving (as it seems now, in beginning of October!), more time with my man, booking a flight somewhere just him and me, getting in to more sturdy routines with my Pilates again mm. At the time being, honestly it's so much "small child life" and we're just trying to create some form of nice rhythm in that and a balance that fits our life.
Mention something about you, a little odd? - Well, we all have our private life and routines that falls into our personality. I always have a big glass of milk before bedtime and a sandwich, can't sleep on a empty belly and it's just something with milk that gives me a warm and soft feeling. I could and used to drink more then a litre milk per day, have to control myself not to.
What are you thankful about? - All the nice readers that almost on an everyday basis comes and thank me for this blog, gives a compliment or just some encouraging words. Since I lived abroad for a while, this maybe happened every third week in Switzerland or when we traveled, but here in Stockholm it's much more and even If i sometimes feel like "oh Lord, now they caughed me in the most everyday/chaotic/family life" and maybe I don't live up to their expectations coming with two dirty kids directly from kindergarden - they (you) are ALWAYS so kind, sweet, nice and uplifting and I'm slowly getting use to it.
I'm so much more private in real life then what might be the first thought when reading this blog, it's something I still trying to adjust, the fact that this is such a small glimpse of me and the ones who knows me would probably sign on to that the blog represent a extremely small piece of who I am.
Now when you are back in business with the medical aesthetic treatments, what do you recommend for a woman your age or around - tired, small wrinkles etc etc ...? - Restylane Vital in the face for sure which is small Hyaluronic acid drops all along the face, under the skin so that you get an overall more volumed face. Always when talking volume, people assume a big change (and of course we have treatments for that also and they give amazing results for the cheekbones etc) but Vital is extremely small particles that just smoothes out the first sign of ageing and gives a fundamental fresher look to the face. I always recommend a light dose of Botox to minimise or prevent the wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes and if you can, I would preferably combine this with an chemical peeling.
I haven't done anything now for a couple of years and just started again. It feels like a blessing and I already feel I'm getting back on track. I need it more then ever and even if it's hard to see on my outfit posts, age is also getting to me and that's fine, I just want to age slowly with grace and I'll help the nature a little on the way so I can look and feel the best even in 15 years ahead!
What I do now, will slow the process a lot and I'm more then happy to do so since I know we often feel the way we look. I mean, I'm turning 35 years old and I'm very happy to have taken such care of my face and decollate, it has proven to give results! Especially with the last 3.5 years! If I would look the way I've often felt, I would look super tired, grey and more like 50!
So, how would you sum up your new life as a working mother with two very small children? - I love it, but it needs organisation to work and you need help. Either from family, friends, baby sitter, nanny or whatever but it's so fragile. Just this Friday i had a very important thing with work, not to mention my patients, but my man was in Switzerland and both kids had high fever and no one could help me watch them so I had to stay at home of course. I don't mind, I want to take care of them myself when they need me the most, but still, it was complicated with work.
This picture sort of shows it all! From working woman at Akademikliniken, well dressed to grocery shopping, sweaty with two dirty children from pre-school! Wouldn't like to live with neither but it sure is intensive! Pictures form my Instagram. (stina_auer)