I am back in Stockholm after a mini weekend in the country side. Since it is the time for crawfish in Sweden we tasted very good seafood. I have lived many years in Göteborg, situated on the west (best 😉 ) coast of Sweden, so it reminds me of sea & salt. So fresh!
And as usual, a walk with sweet Lady. I couldn´t tempt Tippa to go with us this time. She found better offers. The picture above shows that it will be a good harvest this autumn, and that is good!
I am so happy to learn that President Obama soon will pay a visit in Stockholm.
Immediately, I thought about a journey I did to New York a few years ago, all by my self. Even though I am single I have decided that being alone cannot stop me from traveling since I love to explore and meet new people.
I visited many places during my stay in New York. What I remember most are two places. First, a day tour I made to Staten Island. It was a beautiful day with blue sky, perfect for a boat tour. I remember I was so eager to see Statue of Liberty. A gift from France to USA. Seen it so many times on TV. I spent quite a lot of time on the island just to really keep a good feeling of that moment in my mind.
What I didn´t know before the visit was that there is a museum about immigrants. We have had very poor times in the 19th century in Sweden so a lot of people immigrated to the USA.
It was such a nice museum. Beautiful photos so you could really get a feeling of how it was at those days. So tuff to go to a new country. Not knowing the language, no place to live, how can I support my family etc. But you knew that it could get you a better life. Hope.
Another day I went to the headquarters of the UN. I was curious. I went for a guided tour and our group represented people from all over the world. We all had the same curiosity. And we asked a lot of questions to the “knowing many languages good looking guide” who had very good answers. We ended the visit at the grand hall where all the important decisions are made. After the visit, I felt that I had made something good, just to visit the United Nations. Because that is us.
This is supposed to be a diary where I tell what I did today. But some of my days are memories and today is one of those days.
I have worked with pharmaceuticals my whole grown up life from various aspects. My main interests when I was in high school was science, especially biology, chemistry and physics. Since we lived in the country side there was not much to do but study. When I applied for the university I knew I wanted to help to develop new pharmaceutical drugs to improve peoples lives.
Today, school in Sweden is very different compared to when I studied. Now, when I look back I feel that I have been very lucky. I have always felt freedom to not be restricted to a particular area. Of course, you still have that freedom.
Even though I am interested in science, it doesn´t mean that I don´t like other subjects such as learning different languages, history etc. I believe that it is important to know about these areas to be able to communicate science. In my spare time I try to learn more about history. I am convinced that you need to know history to understand different cultures and people. Sometimes it takes generations to finally move on to something new. Memories over generations are not always good.
“Sometimes you have to look back, to be able to move on in the future”
Sweden is a country in peace since more than two centuries; so we have a little burden compared to many other countries in the world.
I guess, a reason why I am interested in reading, is to understand a little about life. But of course, I love to practice life! And that must be life experience?
Have a beautiful day!
Many hugs from Anna
It is lovely to wake up and find out that it is a beautiful day in Stockholm. Blue sky. That gives a lot of energy. Weather forecast says that it will be 30 degrees Celcius this weekend. However, I promised to work extra tomorrow. But I am happy anyway. I love my job where I get the opportunity to meet people everyday. And most importantly, feel that I can help people to improve their lives!
Have a niçe day!
Today´s society is rather computerized. And I have, step by step, allowed myself to acclimatize and to go with the flow. I remember when there was no internet, no cellular phones… Yes, I am that old, but please don´t tell 😉
But with new technical progress, of course there are obstacles. Some from a theoretical- but also from a practical philosophical point of view. If you “fall off” the administration system do I exist? And then, how do I convince other people that I exist? I promise, this is really me! On the other hand, it can generate many good laughs if you continue to speculate.