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"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul." by William E. Henley

Friday, September 14, 2012

The last day at the ocean is long gone.
The days are getting darker. 
They have lost that warm touch that August held.

You can tell fall is almost here
and the winds are increasing in strength.
This morning I felt like I was biking in slow motion 
on the way to work. What is usually a pretty 
swift affair felt like an eternity...

It's turmoil in my life right now.
Getting my business started again. 
Helping David getting his business started.
It is super hard when he doesn't know the language
so I do my best playing accountant and whatever 
else he might need. 
Adjusting to a different way of life.
Learning to live with very small means.
Going from two incomes to one makes a huge 
difference in ones diet as well as social life!
But it is all worth it.

Just you wait...

At 4 pm I jump on my bike and pedal as fast as my 
little legs can take me. The little bike path leads me
straight to the new studio.

I plunk down my bag and roll up my sleeves. 
It takes forever to count everything you've 
accumulated in the past 7 years. 
Turns out I am quite gifted with exceland formulas. 

I feel quite silly but this place means so much to me.

It's my past, my present and my future all in once.

I will dust off the shelves and open up the etsy shops again.
October 1st is the deadline I gave myself.

Someone's got to hold me accountable.

Or I would probably just stay there and stare at 
my stone collection for another month or so...
Just kidding! I am so itching to get back to creating.
I feel like my head is going to burst with ideas!
Have a wonderful weekend my friends
love ~tess


  1. I do know what means living with the income of one, and it's hard. really hard. I really hope you find your ways of adjusting to what seems a huge change in both your lives. well, at leastt in David's life cos you already know the language, right ? ;)
    I wish you both all the best :)

    I will be waiting for you October 1st to open the shop(s)!!!

  2. Yes, its definitely harder for David!
    Thank you for cheering us on :)

  3. Tess ~ can't wait for you to be back but I am enjoying watching you back on the vitual world and seeing what you are doing!! Sweden always looks and sounds idyllic ~ one day I aim to make it for Fika ;0) x

  4. I will be ready with coffee and cinnamon rolls!

  5. Your world looks heavenly but I am anxious to see what new creations you have swimming around in your head.


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Please forgive me if I don't respond personally to you.
I always try but sometimes time just flies away!
love ~tess