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2014 New Years



Gott Nytt År! We decided to end 2013 by celebrating with a candlelit homemade meal, wine, a movie, chocolate cake, champagne, and then watching fireworks over the river.


How will we start 2014? With a New Years Resolution, of course.

Last year a few of us decided to have a one word New Years resolution – mine was “success.” Did I fulfill my goal? In many ways, I suppose I did. Did I think about it and strive after it the whole year? Unfortunately not.

This year there will be no typical throw away resolution easily forgotten after a few weeks. This is a year-long project designed to take it one month at a time: 28-31 days dedicated to something different.

Goal: For me to find new ways to enjoy and improve my life through these monthly challenges and to hopefully incorporate some of them into my life.

Why: I want to experience new things, find new hobbies, change my habits, broaden my horizons, try new foods, do  things I’ve been meaning to, reach more goals, make a difference and see a difference in myself.

Happy New Year!!! And good luck on any New Years Resolutions you have!


4 thoughts on “2014 New Years

  1. Some good goals! 😀
    Also, I believe I’ll be watching those fireworks over that same river next year! (As in, I’m moving to the same town as you…actually I’m pretty sure my partner keeps telling me you know someone she knows or something like that…anyway). So my main goal for 2014 is just to survive my first year in Sweden, hahaha. So excited but it sounds like a lot of people do it, and it’s funny to realise I’ve been following a blog by someone who’s done the same thing as me and gone to the exact same town! Small world. 😛
    Happy New Year! 🙂

    • So, it’s you! I’ve been hearing the same thing about someone moving here that reads my blog. When are you moving? Feel free to send me a private message on the Something Swedish facebook page. Surviving your first year is always easier when you meet other people that have done it! Happy New Year and good luck 🙂

  2. Hej!

    These are nice goals, although, they are somewhat hard to quantify: have you thought about how you are going to evaluate whether you have achieved them or not?

    Reading about your life in Sweden, I remember myself in Stockholm in 2012. I was living there for some time, learning Swedish and trying to learn as much about the Scandinavian culture as possible. I would imagine, though, that you will have gotten a way deeper look into the culture part than I ever did by now.

    I have noticed that your resolution for May entails ‘being more fluent’ (in Swedish, I presume), and that you have written about Swedish quite a fair bit on this blog. I would like to suggest you a product that I have and another person have been working on and recently released for Swedish learners – a Swedish Interlinear bilingual book, which is available for purchase at

    We have worked really hard and translated a whole Swedish book to English in the Interlinear format, which is easy for language learners to read and to get practice in. Perhaps you could find that useful in your study of Swedish (and, hey, if you mentioned it on the blog somewhere, that would be awesome too, as I am trying to get spread the news about this to Swedish learners, with the intention of making more similar books).

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