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I’m back!

First of all it feels good to start blogging again, well at least try again. I know that I have been gone WAY TO LONG and in all honesty I have not been feeling like blogging. Without getting into details on why I stop I thought that it would be a perfect time to restart since I just entered a new era of my life.

Friday 29th June, this late 80s kid left her 20s and entered the life as a 30 year old woman. Scary? Well, at first the thought of getting older gave me anxiety since I was comparing myself with people my age who are married, engaged, have kids, building houses etc. All these things could make me sad since I’m not there myself, but then I start thinking of all the things I do have.

In my late 20s I decided to study again in order to get a Masters degree at Swedens top university in Business, best decision ever. I have been traveling and seeing new cool places and I met amazing (and fake people) on the way… all these factors helped me grow as a better person. One day it hit me: I’m a very lucky person who should be thankful for what I have in life. After thinking more positive my age anxiety suddenly started to fade away.

On Friday I took the day off from work and had fancy dinner with my family at Lebanon Meza Lounge. Oh my goodness the food was so amazing, loved every bite of it and the staff were super nice too. We had such a nice evening at the VIP table and I was so happy to have the closest people in my life at the same room. My family were so cute and had fixed a cake with sparkles while singing Happy Birthday in 4 different language at the restaurant. They also spoiled me with beautiful gifts; Two Thomas Sabo charms to my bracelet, Rituals products, Snö of Sweden necklace and earrings and some Belgian chocolates. I’m so thankful!

My day was also filled with lots of love from my friends and relatives with their sweet texts, snapchats, Facebook messages, phone call with birthday songs sung to me haha.

I can today say that it feels good to be 30! Time for a new chapter and you know what they say?

30 is the new 20 😉

– Hugs x Heart-
Nad

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Game of Dubrovnik

I’m back! Well, I have been home for almost a week.

For those who follow me on Instagram @hugsxheart know that I was traveling. The destination this time was Dubrovnik, Croatia. I just have say that I’m in love with this magical town, it was everything I wanted and more. My sister and I did our first trip together and it was really exciting to share this experience with her. Dubrovnik is an old town with lots of history but at the same time they have nice docks and beaches with clear blue water. We spent almost 3 days in Dubrovnik where we did some sightseeing, chilled at the beach, ate good food, walked the Dubrovnik wall with the view of the sunset, it was breathtaking. I didn’t want to leave, even the view from our apartment was to die for sure it was very hilly but totally worth it.

The view near our apartment

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Wall of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik magical sunset

We also took one day bus trip to Montenegro along with 40 other people, we went to Budva, Kotor and Perast. Guys, you should totally visit this country too, the nature and mountains were so amazing. We took lots of photos and just spent our day enjoying the view and relaxing. On the way home, our bus had some issues with the motor so we spent 2-3 hours on the side of the road with a motel nearby that didn’t take debit card or Croatian kuna, so no dinner for us except some chips we had. The funny part that everyone on the bus minded their own business all day without talking to anyone and suddenly people started to be social.

Near Budva, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro

Perast, Montenegro

I started to talk to this really cute guy from Argentina who had the cutest smile, and he was telling me about his Euro trip and Tomorrowland. It was dark and it felt like camping under the stars and moonlight, romantic huh? Haha well we were sitting on the ground and had no food. So yeah, we had a little flirt but nothing special and then our ride came; minibuses… we got separate cars so there he went (ok we exchanged FB but he is too far and too much of a party guy, not my scene). I had so much fun and it was an experience.

However, there was one downside of the trip… It was too HOT!!! Omg, I’m from Sweden were our summers are not at all but 32-34 degrees (celsius) everyday was too much for me and I was sweating rivers haha … The heat was called Lucifer and many European countries were affected. Overall it was so good and I miss Dubrovnik already and I hope to go back someday. I’m totally recommending this place, especially if you love Game of thrones 😉

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Chia pudding recipe

First of all, I just have to say it’s so fun to be blogging again and to see some familiar faces that are still around and also a big welcome to new readers. Being a part of a small community is the reason I’m still here 🙂

Hope you all had/having a great weekend! I have been in bed almost all weekend not feeling so well, but it’s much better now. I’m glad that some of you liked the previous post and I even got a request on how to make chia pudding, it’s super easy! I know that there are different recipes online but I make it in the most basic way.

Chia pudding recipe (1 serving):

0,5- 1 cup milk of your choice  (oat, almond, coconut etc.)

1-3 teaspoons chia seeds

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Step 1. Pour the milk in a bowl, I use oat milk in my chia pudding to keep it extra healthy but you can use whatever you prefer. I take the amount of milk that is for the small serving glass (seen on the picture above), so you can increase the amount of liquid.

Step 2. Pour the chia seeds into the bowl (adjusted to the liquid). You can buy chia seeds at any health stores, grocery stores or even online. I bought these really cute pocket chia seeds in Malaysia from the brand Love Earth but I normally buy bigger packs from the store.

Step 3. Start stirring the seeds in the liquid until it give a gelatine consistence (see the pictures below), just adjust if more milk or seed are needed. When you feel that it’s the right thickness, pour the pudding into a serving glass/bowl. I normally make my chia pudding in the evenings and put it in the fridge over the night because it sets in well.

Chia pudding can be the perfect breakfast or healthy snack and it’s super nice after workout or if you invite people over. You can add anything topping you want for flavor. This was my first attempt to share a recipe on this blog haha, hope you guys got the idea anyways.

Other than that I got a new phone few days ago which I was super excited about. I finally said goodbye to my iPhone and got Samsung Galaxy S8 and the camera and design is to die for but I’m still used to iOS.

iPhone 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8

Please let me know what you want to read more about in this blog and leave your suggestions! Have a great day ❤

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Sunny side up

Loving those sunny days where you can sit in the balcony and just enjoy some healthy snacks. I’m planning on being more healthy again because lately I have been kinda sloppy when it comes to eating right and exercising. It is very important to take care of yourself!

The past days I have been making chiapudding as breakfast and it’s actually good especially when you have berries or nuts. I’m also making fresh juice with my awesome juice making machine I got as a XMAS gift from my mom.

I would love to hear about your favorite healthy breakfast or snacks that I can try out!

– Hugs x Heart –

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Magic of summer

Summers in Sweden can be the most relaxing thing in the world, especially when the weather is right. I have been living in Sweden all my life and for me the summers have always been magical and calming even though you just stare at the water or just taking a walk in the forest or a park for hours. Just you and the nature!

Today was really good weather so my family and I decided to have a BBQ at Hagaparken, which is a park north of Stockholm where the Crown Princess of Sweden currently lives. We had a really good time and just had some family quality time, no stress! I made some rhubarb pie that we had back home with some delicious ice-cream!

Here are some pictures from today:

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Chapter XXIX

It feels really strange to be blogging again… it’s almost like I’ve forgotten how to write posts since I have been writing academic texts/essays the past two years at university. For those who have been following me for a long time knows that I love expressing myself and sharing my experiences. Like I mentioned in the previous post, I felt like having a new start for the blog since I’m entering a new chapter in my life right now.

Some of you guys might wonder what I have been up to the past months. Well for starters, I’m officially a Master’s graduate in Business and got really good feedback on my thesis. I’m currently looking for a job, so I have some extra free time right now. I was in Asia with my family after my graduation, we went to Singapore and Malaysia for almost two weeks and it was an amazing experience and we really enjoyed the trip. I’m still single but currently very happy to finally feel free from all the selfish and toxic guys that I dated. I rather wait a bit longer for the right person rather than meeting guys who is not good for me. Other than that I have been spending time with family and friends, just chilling!

Singapore, Singapore (2017)

Gardens of the bay

Sentosa Island, Singapore

Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Hope you all are doing well! I’ve missed you!

I hope that I will find interesting things to write about and share it with you guys! Please let me know if it is something specific you want to read more about and I’ll love to try it out! Also make sure to follow my Instagram where I update stuff!

Talk to you guys soon!

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One chapter ends…

I feel overwhelmed right now!

So much have happened the past months which is just crazy and right now I have this empty feeling in my heart! I big part of my life just concluded and I have to get ready for the next chapter in life, whatever that is!

First of all I finished my Master’s thesis, which is a HUGE accomplishment and soon I can officially get the title M.Sc in International Business (when I pass of course). The paper took over my life but thankfully I made a great friend who kept me sane and she pushed me into one adventure after another. She made sure that I would enjoy my last months as a student and I’m forever thankful for that and hanging out with her every day became a fun thing! I celebrated Valborg, went to spring ball, fun dinners and meeting new amazing people!

When it comes to my non-existing love life, I’m friends with my ex again (well we talked things out after the Stockholm thing) so we’re good even though we will not be a couple. When it comes to Daniel, he is one of the biggest idiots in Uppsala because he is the most unsecure and coward guy I’ve known. I have nothing to say about that guy other than that he WASTED my time! I gave up on love and started to do what I like and hang out with my friends. One day we went out clubbing at a nation (which I barely do) this guy grabbed my arm and I laughed and let him go. My friend saw that and was like: REALLY Nad!?!? She took my hand started to look for the guy and when she found him, she pushed me into his arm and was like DANCE! and walked away… He was a very handsome guy who was speaking english so I had to ask where he was from, turn out to be Switzerland. For those who don’t know, Switzerland is like my second home, so we talked about that! He was only here for a week for International week. Well long story short (I will write another post about it) we kissed and meet few times after that evening (4/7 days) and I fell for him… but he went back home and I got sad! We still talk sometimes but he is keeping his distance and wants me to find a guy who don’t live abroad.

Then we had lots of celebrations at Uni after handing in the thesis, we had cake party/ceremony with the Master’s class, Summer ceremony at Uppsala castle and finally Master gasque (fancy dinner) with the class! I wish that I could tell more in detail but this post would be very long. So yeah, now I have no clue what I want to do or where I wanna be! Let’s see what happens! I wanted to update you guys!

Also, my blog is 3 years old now! haha love you guys! I’ve missed you a lot! ❤

Lots of love

–  Nad