Friday, October 14th

October 15, 2016 — Leave a comment

HELLO, hello!

The fall is officially here and it is BEAUTIFUL. Last weekend was a long weekend because of Columbus day, so my friends Hannah and Isabelle and I went apple picking at Smolak Farms, which is like forty minutes from Boston by car. It was probably the most American thing I have done so far after watching the Super Bowls, haha. After we were done we met up with Isabelle’s dad and had dinner at a restaurant. (Thank you for the chicken wings Mr. Kosman) Hannah had her car in Boston the entire weekend so we went to her house in Wakefield and to a mall outside of the city too. It was a great weekend!

Time is going by so fast, it is already time for midterms! I met up with my group for Introduction to management today. We usually book a study room in the library, but since we all live so close to each other we just went to Marouf’s apartment instead. We are printing our first stickers this weekend!

Also, I thought I would show you guys how I live! We are six girls sharing an apartment, and there are two floors. First floor consist of five bedrooms, a kitchen and living room, two bathrooms and a porch. Top floor is one bedroom (which is mine), a washer and dryer and a bathroom. My room does not have a wardrobe, so I made the hallway between my room and the bathroom in to one! I ordered everything except from the bed frame online. I’m still planning on putting some pictures on the walls, and maybe a TV (Mooooom I know you are reading this) but this is what it looks like right now!

If there is anything you want me to write about, please let me know!

Have a great weekend guys!

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Hannah and I at the apple picking

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My Bed! Curtain’s on its way

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Supposed to be a chair here too…

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Seen from the bed side

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Hard working group in the study room



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Hey hey everyone guess who’s back at Wentworth for yet another semester!

Two weeks have gone since my friends picked me up from Boston Logan airport and I moved in to my new apartment. I could say that the 10 minute walk to school is exhausting compared to last year when I lived on campus, but I won’t because my friend who lives four houses down drives me every morning (Thanks Chris!!). Actually every morning is a lie since I managed to make my schedule so that I don’t have any classes on Fridays. Again, the fact that we get to make our own schedules is great!

School’s on full speed which feels great after four months of work back in Sweden. I am taking five classes this semester instead of four since I switched major and never took Introduction to Management my freshman year. The other classes I take is Property Management, Introduction to Facilities Management, Business Communications and Computer and Business Applications. They are all very interesting and I really feel like they are going to be useful in the future. Right now in Introduction to Management we are working with starting up a small company and selling a product which is really fun. It is a competition within the class and whoever is the most successful at the end of this semester wins! The guys in my group are really good with design so we decided to make customized stickers. Perfect for your computer, car or whatever you feel like! Website coming up soon so all of you my dear readers can make orders! Another fun thing we are doing in Introduction to FM is interviews with people who works as facility managers. I contacted the Special Projects Manager at The Marriott hotels and I am meeting up with him on Monday for an interview. Exciting!

Enough for this time. Here are some pictures from my summer back home!

 

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Amy came to visit from England!

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Birthday dinner for one of my best friends!

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Swedish Midsummer!




 

Hello helloooo!

The last couple of weeks have been great. I got grades that I was happy with on my final projects and exams and I’ve had a blast with my friends. It was really sad saying goodbye to everyone when finals were over and people started to move out from our dorms. It’s going to be four months until I see them again!! As I said though, we really took advantage of the last time we had together and did a lot of fun things. Last Sunday for example, a bunch of us went to see the Red Sox play baseball at The Fenway. The weather was great and we had a great time sitting there chatting in the sun. To be honest I don’t even know what the score was at the end when we left, haha.

After me and my roommate Andrea moved out from our dorm room in Baker Hall I stayed at my friend Hannah’s house at the Hill a couple of minuted away from school. She had her car there over the weekend so one day we went on a small roadtrip. We drove around in her hometown and other small towns around Boston. I love looking at houses and the way they are build and designed here. It’s so similar yet so different from where I am from. I don’t know where I am going to live in the future, but my house will definitely have a huge porch, that’s for sure!

My friends from Sweden are in the U.S for a month on a roadtrip, and the last couple of days they’ve been in Boston! Yesterday they picked me up around 10am and the three Swedes + Christie went to Six Flags New England, which is an amusement park in Western Massachusetts around 1,5h car ride from Boston. It was a great day except for the fact that I thought I was going to die on the first rollercoaster ride. I told them that I wanted to go on a “kind” rollercoaster first to warm up, so of course the three of them dragged me in to the newest and scariest one as soon as we got in… The ones after that were awesome though! We stopped for Chipotle on our way out before the guys continued their trip down to New York and Christie and I went back to Boston.

I’m excited to go home and see my family and friends, but I can’t wait to end of August when I’m back in Boston again!

Per usual, a couple of pictures:

 

 

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At Fenway Park

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Hannah and I

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Jake, Morgan and me

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The three Swedes and Christie found some friends at Six Flags

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Me, Morgan and Hannah

 

Heeello!

As promised in my previous post, this one will be about my first spring break in the U.S.

I went to Florida with my friend Christie and her family. We took the T out to Braintree where she’s from right after our last class on Friday to meet up with her family, packed the car and started our 22h trip down south. I basically slept through the entire trip except for when we stopped for food. We came down to her great aunt in Port st. Lucy on Saturday night and spend two nights there before we took the car alone down to Fort Lauderdale on Monday. Christie and I had a great time there and spend most of our time at the beach. We came back to Port st. Lucy on Wednesday night, and on Thursday morning they surprised me with a cake with candles since it was my 21st birthday. After we ate we started to pack the car to go home again. The trip back was a little different from the last one though. We stopped at a place who had speed boats and alligator safari. We took a guided trip and the guide told us about the different animals that lived in the wetland. Other than alligators we saw turtles, swimming birds and snakes. It was so much fun! Christie and I actually tried to go on our own alligator safari by her Aunt’s house, but we got scared by the huge eagles that circulated above us the entire time so we aborted that mission, haha.

At the end of the tour we got to hold a baby alligator. We became great friends him and I as you can see on the pictures below.

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No tension at all between me and baby gator as you can see.

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Me and Christie before dinner one night

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This might look like a forced smile but it’s absolutely not



Hello hello!

I just came back from the last lunch for this time with my dear visitors from Sweden. What I call my extra parents have been here for almost a week and it has been great! They were our neighbors when me and my brother were kids and they are like an extra pair of parents for me, so that’s what I call them! They booked a spot at the hotel for me too, so I’ve been living with them for a couple of nights. We stayed at The Lennox Hotel which I would absolutely recommend if you or someone you know is visiting Boston. I took the T to school when it was raining and walked when it was sunny out since it only takes like 25 minutes. We have been eating so much good food and I showed them my favorite places around the city. I’m so happy they came and visited me! (I know you guys will read this. Miss you already!)

Today I have to edit a paper wrote for my English class and study for my Graphics for Facility management exam that I have on Thursday. I’m not too worried about finals week coming up, because I have most of it under control I think. I’m more sad about the fact that this semester is coming to its end and everyone is going home soon, including me! I missed everyone like crazy when I was home over winter break, and that was only for three weeks; this time I’ll be home for almost four months! We’ve been talking about how my friends here could fly over to Sweden for a week or so during the summer. That would be so much fun!

I realized while writing this post that I never wrote about my first spring break in the U.S, so that’ll have to be next posts topic!

 

 

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Mandatory Dunkin’ Donuts like true Americans

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Lunch in Chinatown!

 

Monday February 22

February 22, 2016 — Leave a comment

Hello hello dear readers,

Let’s start this post with a little announcement; We got an apartment for next semester!

Me and five other girls have been looking for a place for a while, and now we finally found a place that we all agreed on. It’s a six bed, three baths apartment like 10 minutes from our school. Perfect! They are all juniors so next year will be their last year here at Wentworth, which for me is really sad!

For me, it has been great living on campus my Freshman year. I’ve met so many people, not only in my building but also from hanging around campus all the time.

If you want to, you can get housing at Wentworth all four years. The pros about that is that you don’t have to pay for the months that you aren’t here, like the over the summer. And of course that you are close to school all the time. The upperclassmen housing here is really nice, so I understand why so many people chose to stay. All the girls I’m going to live with has been on campus until now, but they wanted to see how it felt living off campus their last year. These girls are the ones I hang out with everyday, so when they asked me if I wanted to live with them next year I said yes. We’re going to have so much fun! The area around our school is packed with college kids from all the schools around here, so there’s a lot of places around here to live at if you for some reason do not want to live on campus.

As I said in my previous post, me and Mary (which is one of the girls I am living with next year) are going to the Celtics game on Thursday! Apparently we did a good job looking at houses with him so he gave us free tickets to the game. I have zero homework or tests right now, so after I post this blog I will go with my other friend Brianna to the Prudential. It takes like 7 minutes with the T, but the weather is so nice today so I think we’re going to walk there.

Here’s a picture of Bri, Abby, me and Tori on our way to the hockey game two days ago. Wentworth won 4-1! These three are just some of the many people I’ve met on campus. The all go to MCPHS pharmacy school which is right next to Wentworth, and we met in the cafeteria. Glad we did! 12767781_10207594394211904_759987863_n

SNOWDAY

February 22, 2016 — Leave a comment

(This post should have been posted two weeks ago, I forgot to post it)

Heeeello, hello!

Forget what I wrote about the weather in my previous post. The snow is pouring down now! The school was closed yesterday because of the weather so we got an extra long weekend, but I’m not complaining! The cafeterias in Beatty and MassArt were still open though, and since I didn’t have a lot of homework I spent most of my day hanging with my friends and eating food… A good day in other words!

I’m pretty sure that all of you know that this past Sunday was SuperBowl Sunday, which means that about 90% of Americas population watches a football game. I watched my first SuperBowl with my friends who has an apartment not far from the school. I knew that football was a big thing over here so I actually watched some tutorials of how to play before I came here in August last year, ha ha. The guys still had to explain some things, but at lost I wasn’t totally lost!

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Here’s a picture of my friend Eric on the day it started to snow. We built a snowman on the quad!

Mary and I went to my first basket ball game ever on Thursday. It was a home game and Wentworth won. We got tickets to the Celtics game the 25th from our realtor! More about that in the next post. Have to go now!

Monday February 1st

February 1, 2016 — Leave a comment

HELLO!

What is up with the weather here?? It’s February and 57 degrees Fahrenheit outside (which I guess is about 15 degrees Celsius for my dear Swedish readers). I went for a walk during lunch today in only a t-shirt and I got sooo hot. I’m not complaining though, I love it!

I only have one class on Mondays which is between 9am and 10am so I went to the Nike store at Copley with a friend after my walk and now I’m back in the library working with a drawing for my graphics class tomorrow. We’re working in a program called Revit which is really fun, and I feel like it’ll be useful for the future since it’s about creating and changing drawings. Very good things to know if you want to work with renovating houses!

Tonight is rugby practice! It’s supposed to be inside but I think we might go outside instead. I’ve been doing a lot of running lately to prepare for the season. I mean I can’t be inviting every single person I meet to our games and then be out of breath in like 2 min. That’d be pretty awkward, haha.

It’s only one month and 10 days to my 21st birthday today! WOHO! It’ll be on the Thursday of spring break, but I haven’t decided yet if I’m staying in Boston or not. I mean a trip to Florida is always nice, right? I really want to go to Texas and Tennessee at some point. And Maine!! Texas and Tennessee because they’re so American, and Maine because it seems so beautiful.

OK enough for today. Bye!!

New year, new major

January 13, 2016 — Leave a comment

Heellooo everyone,

Hope you all had a great holiday and that 2016 will be a good year for you!

I went back home to Sweden over the break. It was fun to see my family and friends again! Even though it was over three months ago we last saw each other it felt like I had never been gone. It was pretty hard to find the time to hang out though because I worked a lot and the colleges in Sweden does not have the same system as we do over here. Instead of having all their finals before Christmas they have their exams the first week they get back in January, which means that those of my friends who goes to college have to study during break. I think that being all done in the middle of December is way better because it gives you the opportunity to really relax over the break, or like in my case work which would not have been possible if I had to study for exams at the same time. After a couple of weeks filled with work I really started to miss Boston and my friends over here. I wish that all of my friends from Sweden would move to Boston so that I could have all of my favorites around me all the time!

Anyway! I got accepted to Wentworth for a major in Construction management, but after speaking to a friend here who’s in Facilities planning and management I decided to change my major. The difference between those two majors aren’t huge and some of the classes are the same but basically Facilities is more business related and Construction focuses more on the work at the construction site, therefore I thought that Facilities would fit me better. The change went really smooth and easy. After speaking to my friend I looked at the course schedule for Facilities and compared it to the one I had in Construction. I then went to talk to my academic advisor and a teacher in Facilities management to make sure that I made the right decision. After that I had to fill out some papers and drop my old classes and sign up for the new ones, and here I am! Since the difference between Construction management and Facilities management is so small (at least the first semester Freshman year) I only missed one class last semester that I will have to take next fall, but the chemistry I took will count as a future science elective so I’m not too worried about that. To be able to switch majors you have to have a GPA over 2.0 on a scale 0-4.0, that might be good to know if you’d ever consider changing.

Here’s a picture from one of the last days back home. I spend some time in Stockholm with what I call my extra parents. Hopefully both them and mum and dad will come and visit me this semester! 12540439_10207332600507225_832411510_n

Review of fall 2015

December 8, 2015 — Leave a comment

HELLO!

I just finished my chemistry final, which actually went better than I expected. I went to my professors office yesterday and sat down with him for almost 2,5 hours, and then I studied the rest of the day with a friend. I can’t believe I’m flying home tomorrow. Time flies and I’ve had so much fun during this semester, here’s a quick review of my time is Boston so far!

 

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Me and Johanna outside of TD garden

This picture is from my second day here in the city. Me and Johanna decided to go exploring and
basically walked around the entire city until our feet bled. Neither of us knew anything about the area so we got lost a couple of times, but it was a really fun day!

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David on Newbury street

Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures from the first day of school, but David was one of the first juniors I got to know. He’s also from Sweden! This day was sooo hot. We had about 90 degrees Fahrenheit the first 1,5 months here. Pretty hot in other words. For you who read my previous post, this is at Newbury street!

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This is a picture of Andrea from one of our daily study sessions in the park right next to Tudbury residence halls, which is like one minute from our dorm. We came there almost every day when it was hot outside to lay in the sun and do our homework together.

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This is my friend Pablo! The picture is from a couple of weeks ago when we went shopping and stopped for some smoothies.

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The last picture is just from a walk I took one or two weeks ago. It’s by the river about 20 minutes from my dorm. I think I live at the perfect place. Close to both the city life with shopping and restaurants and to the nature at the same time!

This will probably be my last post for this semester. Have a wonderful winter brake everyone!