The lights are still up in Kungsträdgården in the middle of Stockholm, but it is looking more like Spring than Winter during the day. Some people have even spotted a few cherry blossoms on the trees. I hope this will not spoil the Cherry Blossom Day in April, because it is my favorite “festival”!
Another month is almost over, and I have to be honest, I’m looking forward to retirement a LOT. Work has been pretty demanding lately, and of course my boss has not planned ahead so there will be no cutting down on the workload before I go. The big difference is I don’t really care that much anymore. I do my job, and I try to do it well, but I don’t bother to get caught up in it anymore. Four months left!
I have started to clean out my stuff in preparation of my move on April 1. I’m glad I started early, because its turning out to be time-consuming! This weekend I took a big bag of stuff to charity, and then another bag of old schoolbooks to the University second-hand shop (I studied literature for a semester a few years back and the work-literature doesn’t change that much obviously!) and the I threw out a lot. I’m eyeing a bookshelf and my bathroom cupboard a bit anxiously, as I have NO idea how to get them into the garbage…
My HUGE closet is a disaster area, but I’m slowly getting rid of stuff. The other week I started to check out Project 333 and Capsule wardrobes again, but I find it hard! How do these people manage? Living in a country with 4 seasons I still need 4 capsule wardrobes to get me through! And my big problem tbh is the fact that I keep loosing and gaining weight like a rollercoaster:)
My knees are a problem area too, but after the physiotherapist lightly told me I would be much better if I lost some weight, I am now slowly dieting. And I got a program that I’m so far following strictly. It does help! I still need to get a new physiotherapist though, this one was a specialist and my problems are quelle ordinaire so I need to get a new one…
On the bright side I have booked a writing holiday (just hoping enough people apply, my last 2 have been cancelled!) that I truly look forward to, and will be the start of my new life:) And I will definitely get a notebook and collect ideas for characters, as I watched a documentary on Agatha Christie. She obviously wrote everything down in her little notebooks, and I’m taking tips from the best!
I will also officially be a retiree next month so I will get a Senior-pass and pay Senior-prizes – when I realized that it cheered me up immensely! When I stop working I will have energy enough to do things I haven’t done for years, like going to the theatre and concerts and exhibitions. And at a Senior-prize, whats not to like about that!