Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Grey

This time of the year, oh this time of the year. I have such a trouble finding meaning with it all. The greyness, the snow goes slush goes back to ice goes to just greyness. I have no inspiration to get dressed, all I use is my winter curling boots from Bally and some form of warm winter coat with a french hat not to freeze. It's like I'm living my life on hold and coming back to Sweden, this hits me again. I do find life is too short spending half a year in this sort of depressing environment. My man loves the snow and say he doesn't mind it at all, and fact is that if we would be out in the slopes all day or skiing, it would make sense but I work most of the day 9am-3pm and therefor all I do is just trying to stay warm between home and work. I really can't see myself living like this for the rest of my life, that's one thing that becomes very obvious! I'm too emotionally attached to weather and a kind climate. It truly impact my daily mood.

UPDATE - I sometimes get sick of myself reading posts like this, Stina for God sake, get a grip of yourself. Send out WHAT you WANT instead of talking and focusing on WAHT you DON'T WANT! And start meditate. Honestly. Every day for 15 min. My promise to myself, to collect all thoughts and just let the body breath and heal itself. 



(picture from Nov when leaving for Madrid)

18 comments:

  1. Totally agree!! I am so tired of rain and wind and grey. We do not even have any snow.. Just boring!! Understand everyone who live abroad during Swedish "winter". /Laila

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  2. I was born and raised in Stockholm, lived there for 23 years, and I know how you feel! I hate the cold, the dark, the snow and all the greyness. I don't think I would ever want to live there again and I said it before and I'll say it again. I think you are very brave to have moved back (totally get why you did though) when you "got out" in the first place :-) I have been in London for almost 15 years and the weather here, in my opinion, is perfect. Not too cold and not too hot... But still probably too cold for you I. The summer as you like it hot!!

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  3. I'm the same, I feel miserable in a dull, dark, dank climate which is sadly the one I live in, luckily I'm on holiday just now and the light is just so uplifting, it makes such a difference.

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  4. I completely understand you weather is making so bad and in France, Switzerland is a little like this but
    No so sad and dark than in Seden that I can never leave there! I will be depressed most part of the year... It's why we leave each January for the islands ( Caraibes, Mauricius or Asia etc) but no children or work for me.... Easier. And I dont like to ski...
    So winter is really depressing for me... Try to take one or some days to go to Barcelona,
    Roma. Well towns in South at least! With children this is possible but may be not with yr job I dont know...
    Keep on dear Stina at least your got a beautiful family and man...
    a big hug ... From an hot and sunny island!!!

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  5. No way...
    Internet on the islands is vety lazy....
    Comments do not get your way to Sweden...
    Hugs


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  6. I agree with you on this, I'm so dependent on the weather and can't stand the greyness that stays for the half part of the year. Luckily I'm in Milan now and It's still a bit grey here but not in the same way compared to Sweden.
    Soon it weekend, hope you can relax and enjoy then. Also one thing I did while in Sweden was to do the light therapy, worth trying.
    :)

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  7. Yes the weather does have a big impact on my mood too. Luckily in Australia our Winters are fairly mild but I hate it when I leave for work in the dark and come home in the dark too. My own fault as I tend to work a 12 hour day on a fairly regular basis so that I don’t have to bring work home with me. My daughter lived in London for a while and she said that she couldn’t face one more winter after four years.
    Hope you mood lifts. Tonkath

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  8. Sorry for all the mistakes of English I have written, hope you understand what I meant !!
    In French, we say it was a "charabia"!!
    Hugs

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  9. Hope your mood lifts! It is BOILING here which brings its own challenges! x

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  10. Animo Stina¡¡¡ Yo no soporto el frio y el invierno,pero tengo la suerte de vivir en España y aquí el clima es fantástico. Un saludo. ISABEL DESDE ESPAÑA.

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  11. håller verkligen verkligen med! Exakt vad du skriver är det jag säger varje år: Livet är för kort för att man ska spendera 6 månader med att bara "bita ihop" och ha livet på on hold.
    Bara en sådan sjuk grej som att läpparna fnasar sig och man får typ sprickor på händerna!! Hur tydligt är det inte att våra kroppar inte är gjorda för detta klimat!! Samtiigt är ju Sverige bra på många sätt. Kan vi inte bara byta typ med Mallorca? Det är inte mer än rättvist, de har ju haft klimatet så länge nu. Vi flyttar Mallis hit och Sverige dit? ;)

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  12. O, dear Stina :) Wishing You to reconnect with the kind climate soon enough. Mean time when You are away at work from Your other sunshines <3; go the closest mirror and see the brightest sun of them all; your kind eyes, beautiful face and golden hair :) and You will instantly feel that sun of Yours :)

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  13. That's why I keep a house in Uruguay. Stockholm is a bad joke in the winter, way too dark, way too cold, and sometimes covered with snow but not a single mountain anywhere close. You can live in the Mediterranean and go skiing, but not in Stockholm!!!! Hate it.

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  14. Du är inte ensam om att vilja fly landet :)

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  15. Living in northern finland I know how dark it gets. Sometimes I get bored having to stuck in rainboots and winterjacket every freaking day. Everywhere I go it´s always the same outfit. But then isn`t it fabulous, when there´s the blue hour every morning? Isn´t it lovely, when kids rumble and tumble in the snow? Isn´t it great that we can bury ourselves into these puffy jackets and scarfs and just hide from the world? There is so much good things in winter too. Lets focus on them and try to forget the greyness, the slush and all that.

    Take care Stina <3

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  17. AGREE! After 12 consistent days of VAB along with this grey mess, I am slowly but surely losing my mind.

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  18. Lol, I just had to laugh because that's sooo me - repeating what I DON'T want instead of figuring and saying out loud what I WANT! So true!

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