Happy Holidays

Hello everyone, I hope you all have had a great christmas, hopefully you all received quality gifts and even more importantly quality time with loved ones. I know that I received both, obviously one of the two is more valuable than the other, but presents are still nice. I actually received more presents this year than I have ever before. Most likely spent more time unwrapping presents this year than all my other christmases all together.

I would post pictures off the gifts, but lets face it the internet is already filled with enough stupid pictures. So I will not play a part in that little game.

As for now this will be it, as yesterday was the 25th all swedes now exactly how I feel right now, and it is time for a nap!

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Best,

Sebastian

Back In The Groove (and in Sweden)

Hello everyone, I hope that you all are jolly as Christmas is only one day away, or if you are from America I guess it is two days away. But please let us all face it, Christmas should be celebrated on the 24th, however, when we are on the track of honesty what day christmas is celebrated on does not really matter. What does matter is how you celebrate it, and I am fortunate enough to get to celebrate it with people I love twice this year. Today I am celebrating with my dad, and his new girlfriend, since I have not met her before it should be an interesting christmas. Than, tomorrow I will be going to my mother’s to once again celebrate christmas, what is absolutely essential for this to work out is that I will not be eating christmas food more than once. My father has agreed to barbecue today, I cannot wait to put my teeth into the pork chops. Never seeing my dad during the summer, has given my a lack of experience when it comes my fathers barbecue, but today once again I will be able to taste the best barbecue in the world. Since my girlfriend from USA is here I hope out slightly different christmas traditions will not freak her out, and hopefully she will enjoy them instead.

Well now it is time for some lunch waffles, merry christmas to you all. And from my athletic department a very merry christmas.

All the best,

Sebastian

Christmas Time

Hello world, I want to start off by wishing all of you a merry christmas. It really is a magical time of the year, and now that I ma older and do not have the present obsession everyone seems to have as a kid it is easier to actually enjoy the holiday. For what it is really meant for, which is friends and family, at least that is Christmas if you ask me, and yeah this is how we do it!

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Last night we had a little family gathering or reunion or something like that, anyway whatever it might be called it is a great chance to catch up with relatives. My family on my fathers side really is a widespread of characters, and ideologies. Many that are different from me, and that is what makes it so fun and interesting. Even though I might not be a man of strong religious belief, many in my family are. The interesting part of them and their beliefs, is the contrast when I compare it to the people in the USA. Both religious, but the difference in their belief of Christianity is significant.

But I am not going to focus on religious beliefs solidly in this morning post, what I wanted to indulge your mind in is the chances and opportunities that presents itself in life through gateways that we had never imagined. I am a broadcast major and I want my education to lead me into the TV-industry, and yesterday a rare chance or possible future opportunity presented itself. My uncle is a man of faith, and he has been offered to have a TV-show that would be about him and his preachings in the churches and assemblies around the country. However, the channel he is suppose to work with, is a Christian channel and they …well let us put it like this, they would be in need of some development. However, that might be my job next Christmas when I come back to Sweden. Would be a great opportunity to get a lot of real life experience, and work with some fantastic people.

 

All of you do not be afraid to open doors to the unknown, who knows maybe a rainbow lays behind it.

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///Sebastian

Well Hello Sweden

Hi everyone it has been awhile, I can gladly inform you that I am back safe and sound on Swedish ground. It really is an amazing feeling to be HOME. Sweden truly is where I am from, and I am happy about that because I love it here. Everything is completely different from USA, I enjoy both of them but I cannot help to see the utter difference between them. It goes from everything between size of pizza to the actual behavior of people.

My first couple of days here has been spent with family and old friends, and not a lot of sleeping. Extremely jet-lagged, and therefore, my sleeping schedule is well let us face it non excitant. I go to bed at 2 and I wake up at 7, I cannot figure out why but hey 5 hours can keep a man going for a long time. I saw in Seinfeld that Da Vinci only slept 20 minutes every third hour, I guess this is my approach to finding my inner genius through a different sleep schedule.

The fact that my mom decided to by a last minute ticket (eight hours) to travel herself and her man to Egypt. I cannot say that I am not jealous, but now I got the house to myself. I guess that means I can sing in the shower as loud as I want and walk around naked (life complete?).

It is funny that things that you at first did not consider at all could turn out to a problem. When my parents got divorced, I never imagines that Christmas would grow to become a touchy subject. I assume that the child in me never considered the pressure Christmas brings to people. A holiday that is generally known as one that is suppose to be spent with family is one that puts a lot of pressure on people to do just that. That becomes hard when your family is built in to two different segments, built might have been a misplaced word. Since building something is intentional, I believe that developed into might be a more proper description. However, that has meant me spending Christmas with my dads family, and not until now did I realize how much that might actually hurt my mothers feelings. It is sad that a holiday that should be filled with such joy gets impacted with pressure like this. However, I am certain that we all will go on to have a merry Christmas. I wish that we all would remember that the presents are the least important aspect of Christmas, and that the people we are surrounded with on Christmas and more importantly all the others days of the year is what really and truly matters.

With those words of insight I beg you all a goodnight!

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///Sebastian