It’s been quite a week.
First, it was coming back to Stockholm from Båstad. This may not seem like such a big deal but they are two completely different worlds. It’s like returning to Manhattan after spending a week or two in Long Island. (Like, the quiet part of Long Island.)
Because we are ~newlyweds~, everyone wants to take us out and celebrate. Being married to P is like being married to a celebrity: his phone is constantly going off and we can’t go anywhere without someone stopping us on the street to say hello. Everyone wants to meet P’s shiny, new, American souvenir. AKA, the mysterious girl who not only stole the heart of one of Stockholm’s most eligible bachelors, but ALSO married him.
To be honest, I’m not quite sure what people think of me here. I seem to be a rare breed when I take into account all of the “Wow, you don’t seem American. I mean, you do but different” kind of phrases I hear on the daily. Thank you?
Nah, I think it’s just because I’m a bit more traveled than the average American. Europeans DO NOT realize the luxury they have of living so close to other countries. For Americans, our idea of a vacation is usually going somewhere within our country, whereas, Europeans can go to many different countries by simply taking the EuroStar for sixty bucks.
Truthfully, Americans do *sometimes* dig their own graves. We have a bad habit of traveling to other countries and not taking the time to observe/respect different cultures. For example, I find it hilarious when people complain that the French are so incredibly rude. Okay, maybe they’re not the *nicest* people BUT they have a certain manner and lifestyle that they are brought up with. They seem snobby because they are reserved and keep to themselves. In Paris, I get along just fine because I do my best to blend in and not draw any attention to myself. It’s not that hard. Maybe try leaving the fanny-pack and flip-flops at home next time?
I also do wear all black and chain-smoke soo…
Anyways, where the fuck was I even going with this post?
Oh, right. I wanted to quickly address some of the rumors/questions you guys have had for me. So, here we go:
1. I am not pregnant.
2. No, we are not trying to get pregnant nor do I want a child right now. I would like to be married for at least five years before I have a bun in the oven. I will never understand couples who get married then try to get pregnant immediately. Why not enjoy each other for a bit?
3. We plan on living in Stockholm and raising our children in Sweden.
4. No, I am not planning on being a stay-at-home wife. I am way too hyper to do that.
5. Yes, I get along really well with his parents. They are very openminded and lovely people. I adore P’s father but I have felt a special connection with his mother. At first, I was very intimidated by her because she has such a commanding presence and I didn’t have the best track record with moms (Italian mothers are impossible). But, within minutes of meeting her, I felt so relaxed and comfortable. They are truly some of the most amazing people I have ever met.
I hope I answered your questions.
Lastly, I know I promised to make my blog better and get back into the spring of things but I’m going to need a bit more time. It’s a lot easier said than done! I have just gone through a lot of pretty major life changes so, yeah, I’m focused on other things at the moment. For now, I’m not going to worry about keeping it a “fashion industry” blog because let’s be real: it hasn’t been a “fashion industry” blog for awhile now. I’m just going to keep writing about my life and hope you guys keep coming back.
Love you guys.