Author: Hanna Strömgren

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This too shall pass


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Hi lovelies. Hope you are well? I have a bad case of a stomach bug/food poisoning at the moment. I had salad for lunch yesterday, and home cooked Indian food at a friends house last night. Whatever I ate, it definitely didn’t serve me well… I’ve been running to the bathroom (yes, details) since I woke up this morning, combined with stomach cramps, shivering, sweating, fever and body aches. Its been one of those sick-days where you’re actually too sick to work from home, so, excuse me if you tried reaching me today – I’ve straight up not had the energy to catch up with anyone unless its been urgent work.

Luckily I know my body fairly well, I think – well enough to know that this should pass or at least get a lot better in the next couple of days. I’ve had days in India when I’ve been so sick I’ve been crawling to the bathroom and passing out next to the toilet after doing whatever I had to do.

This too shall pass.

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Feeling somewhat similar to the neighbour’s cat right now

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How do you deal with stress?


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When I have too much in my head and life, my brain sort of shuts down and I start doing weird things like googling symptoms of uncommon diseases, or the most beautiful beaches of 2017, or best herbs to grow at home, or the meaning of life according to different religions. That’s literally what I’ve done the last couple of days, instead of checking off my lingering list of to-do’s. I add a task to my to do list, and get back to one of my random (and unnecessary) tasks.

Quite irritated with myself. What do you do to manage or cope with stress when you have a lot going on?

Anyway, here’s a list of the best herbs to grow in your kitchen. I dream of my own herbal garden in my next home. Speaking of which… I’m moving out in two and a half weeks. I should probably start packing?

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Sigh.

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And just like that, I’m 28


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I’m 28! Feels like a very revolutionary age. And a pretty fire-ry sign. Googled up some famous Aries personalities… Lady Gaga. Leonardo Da Vinci. James Franco. Seth Rogen!!

I always tell myself that I’m not one for birthdays, but there was something about this one that made it feel extra special. There is so much change happening in my life right now – the birthday sort of felt like an awesome day to stop and think: I’m blessed, and happy. Previously its been more like ‘I’m blessed, and hungover. Slightly depressed too actually, if I must tell.’

I had a great day though, filled with everything I love. My day looked something like this:

00.00am – brought in my birthday with a small group of lovely girlfriends, candles, pasta and wine

9.00am – breakfast with Saif. scrambled eggs, tomatoes and bacon – yum

9.45am – FaceTime with family back home

10.30am – swim and tan at Taj Mahal hotel with Saif

12.30pm – Saif left for work. I swam, tanned more, and worked from the pool

3.00pm – walked home, showered

4.00pm – meeting with a new client. fun!

5.30pm – FaceTime with family back home

6.30pm – co-hosted an event and discussion on curating and collecting art

8.30pm – met Saif at a bar, drank a beer and played some games at the bar

9.30pm – family dinner with Saif and Shehla

late night – FaceTime with family back home

 

I also had a chance to reconnect with some of my oldest and best friends across the world. That’s my favourite part about birthdays – the reconnecting and remembering part.

Basically – a full day of everything and everyone I love.

Thank you