day 1 | stockholm

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I have so many things to say but have struggled to figure out what to write next. I have months of travel, pages of journals, and overwhelming amounts of photos to go through. But the truth is, after losing my father and writing my most honest words, I feel like I'll never write anything real again. 

January was a blur. I spent most of it in my bathtub or my bed, reasoning that they were the warmest places in my frigid apartment (they really are). And I waited. For what, I'm not sure. It's a funny headspace, where my mind says everything is fine but I can't will my body to follow. Any little thing is an accomplishment, and there's never enough time.

But I want to feel like I'm creating something again-- releasing a small bit of myself into the world after closing up.

And so these are my photos from Scandinavia, where I went with my dear friend Ariela at the beginning of my  3-month trip last autumn. We got to travel together for two weeks, and this set of photos is just from our first 24 hours in Stockholm. We hit the ground running, anxious to eat and explore and eat more. We had an adorable Airbnb in Sodermalm, where Ariela made us cute vegan breakfasts and where Malin made us an amazingly simple and delicious homemade (Airbnb-made?) dinner.

After getting used to traveling alone, it was nice to have a friend, but then again, it's always nice to have a friend.

Places went and loved :
 

Drop Coffee - our favorite coffee in Stockholm
Omnipollo - PIZZA!!! (helps to have Swedish friends to translate the menu)
Johan & Nyström Konceptbutik - cute with coffee
Krukmakeriet, Anne Junsjö - handmade ceramics
Cykelcafé Le Mond - bike cafe
Fotografiska - Stockholm's photography museum. Beautiful work and open late.