LIFE UPDATE

Wait, what? Is this a proper blog post?? Does that mean that I've submitted my last essay and that I'm DONE WITH UNI?! Yes. Yes, it does. It was the weirdest thing to press 'submit' and drop the hardcopy in the submission box. I still haven't really grasped it. Anyhow, let's have a look at what I've been doing lately: 

The weather has been so nice this week?! Like, clear blue skies and endless sunshine. In Scotland? So I've left the curtains open during night so that I can wake up to the sun shining through the window. 

Look how dreamy. Wish I could wake up to this every day. Also, my ivy is growing so fast right now?! I keep on sending little videos to friends and family to update them on its progress. //proud ivy mama

The trees outside the living room window are turning green, and it makes me so incredibly happy. I don't think I've ever craved spring this much before. 

And on the other side of the window it looks like this. Fatou is currently working on the discussion chapter of her dissertation, and it has taken over the living room. It's so fun and weird to see her go through the same process as I did a couple of weeks ago, complete with mental breakdowns, zombielike stare and bursts of energy. 

I've looked like this most of the time and done some serious posing  Also, this face will soon have glasses?! I went to check my eyes on Monday because my eyes (especially the left one) have been feeling really tired lately, and yeah, I need glasses. Only for reading and studying etc., but still, it feels very foreign. And it was so hard to choose glasses? I must have tried on every single pair in the shop.  

I've started working in Nordic Affär (Otto's mum's shop)! Alex (Otto's mum) is in Sweden right now, so I'm holding the fort for rest of the week - stop by and say hi if you're in Edinburgh! 

On Wednesday, after I'd closed the shop, I went to uni to submit my last essay. It was the most emotional thing ever, I just didn't know what to do with myself. So on the way back home I decided to get off the bus at Portobello beach to just clear my head for a while. 

The sun had been shining like crazy all day, and the air was heavy with summer scents. 

There's something with the ceaseless waves that just rids my body of all stress and makes breathing so easy. I slowly walked down the beach while listening to the rolling sea and thought about the past four years. How nervous I was when I moved to Edinburgh, how big and scary everything seemed in the beginning, the first time it felt like home, and how I slowly built a life here. I know I'm repeating myself, but how has these four years already gone by?? It's completely beyond me. 

As the sun disappeared behind the houses and the moon climbed the peachy sky, the beach emptied of people and I decided it was time for me to go back home.  

I'm really going to miss living next to the sea.