Skål!

February marks four years of play on eatingatme. This fact didn’t register until generic congratulatory messages via LinkedIn forced my hand to pay it some mind. “Happy anniversary, you hot mess.” This is what I read every time I received a new ping. Prior to my stint in Sweden, I viewed eatingatme as yet another […]

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I Love Sverige (Upon Leaving)

I’m just about to head to Helsingborg to take a train to Copenhagen. I leave for the U.S. today. My thoughts and emotions are flying chaotically but now isn’t the time to craft a lengthy post about that. However, I don’t want to leave Sweden without saying the following: Thank you for saving me. I’m […]

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#RadicalSelfLoveLetter

This month I’ve participated in Gala Darling’s #RadicalSelfLoveJanuary Instagram Challenge (link to my Instagram account on the right side of the blog). It’s been a fun experience and has expanded my social media scope, both of which were my desired outcomes. The prompt for today (January 28) is #RadicalSelfLoveLetter. The timing of this couldn’t be […]

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I Love Sverige (Part Two of Many)

Winter is alive and well in Åstorp. The neighborhood looks like a scene from a children’s mythology book, driving the point home: THIS – Sweden – is the real deal. Nothing fabricated, duplicated, or imitated. I’ve been overwhelmed by the history of the country. Helsingborg is, and likely will be, the largest city in Sweden […]

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Thanksgiving

Here I am, sitting at the desk that I’d only seen in pictures a few months prior. My daily chores are completed. I’ve enjoyed my breakfast, morning fika, and lunch. My space is clear of all distractions that could break my concentration. I listen to the rain as it washes away Saturday’s snowfall. Here I […]

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Back To Basics

I’ve written, revised, and scraped this post three times today. I kept writing the same tired shit I’ve shared already. This wasn’t the point of moving (nearly) half way around the world. In the midst of frustration, a dear friend’s wise words rang like a bell in my brain: “The universe rewards the bold.” Bold, […]

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Here I Am

The day. It’s here. The point is to be completely present, with eyes wide open, receiving everything. The point is to be thankful to the past for guiding me to the now, and to be thankful for a future of possibility. Everything I need, and everything I want, is here. It’s just a matter of […]

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