Tuesday, March 23
Jag ser tillbaks på mörka moln som heter ånger sorg och skam. De kanske krossar mig en dag men tills dess var det jag som vann. Version 2.0
The first photo I posted on this blog. This is how beautiful Stockholm was that March, not icy and horrible like it is right now.
And this is what I looked like last April. I can't believe how much my hair has grown! This is actually one of my favorite self-portraits.
One day in April Kristofer, my brother and I had our first BBQ of the year. We drank beer and had hot dogs in the park while trying to keep warm in that first spring sun.
Then Kristofer went to London for an interview and I missed him a lot. So I posted a message to him from our favorite song.
We went for a lot of long walks. I love to walk! One of my favorite ways to hang out with friends is just meeting up, buying coffee and then walking around aimlessly for hours.
So I did, with my darling Sylvia.
And I was, pretty much always, dressed as a sailor that summer. It's funny because I thought I would be really fed up with the navy fashion this spring, but now I'm all about it again.
One day when I came home from work Kristofer surprised me with a picnic down by the docks. We, once again, drank beer and ate hot dogs and watched the boats go by until sundown. It's one of my best memories from 2009.
Another of my favorite memories from that summer was the day we didn't have anything to do. We went walking through town when suddenly a sightseeing bus drove by. So we got on at the next stop and then went for a tour of Stockhollm. It became a day full of adventures I will never forget.
Then we went to Fårö. The days were long, warm and bright, and spent on the beach or hiking with Kristofer and Fredrik.
I went to our local amusement park five times that summer!
In September our friend Caroline threw a birthday bash with a 90's theme. I sported a tiny backpack and platforms.
And then it was time for the Blog Awards. We had drinks at Sylvias place before and ended up dancing the night away at Spy Bar afterwards.
October came and all the trees at the University turned red and orange.
November turned out to be a month of parties parties parties.
We spent Christmas with Kristofer's family on Gotland.
And then Kristofer finally got the tatoo I got him for his 30th birthday. I really adore it.
I dyed my hair the perfect red I wanted, and walked around feeling like Jessica Rabbit for like a week.
I spent February following my friends around with my camera, documenting their every step to brush up on my skills. And I still do, because now it's become a habit.
Sandra at Niotillfem linked my blog and I got a reader boost. I'm happy to find that most of you stayed with me. ♥
I also had a work boost and did a lot of photo shoots. One of my latest was with my darling Cookie.
And here we are, 1 year later. It's been a good, fun and productive year with the blog. Most of you probably don't know that I've actually been an active blogger since 2005, but on other blogs. I started this blog because I wanted to create a forum for my photography, to show my work but also to push myself to be more creative and to evolve. During the year See Emily Play has transformed in to a blog were I also share my inspiration, thoughts, short personal stories and favorite texts, and I'm really happy with it.
Now I want to celebrate by asking you guys, my sweet readers (it's a blog cliché, but you seriously are the best readers a blogger could have!), by asking you: is there anything you wish for? Would you, for example, want to have a Q&A? Or that I tell you more about the photos I post, maybe more photos from my everyday life or of what inspires me? Tell me tell me tell me!