13 October 2016

Autumn is here

I don't think it's ever been so long between posts here. For that I am sorry and I hope you still pop by once in a while. Here, things are getting autumnal. I am contemplating my life and wondering whether I am going to forever be restless or if a settled life is actually what I want. I am figuring things out, thinking about threads in my life, wondering about what can happen if I let it. I am also doing other things, and a few of them are here:
In late August, I visited my grandparents' house in north Jutland for the last time. It was a strange thing; they have lived in that little town for 50 years and it's been the single constant place in my life. And I have been thinking a lot about it lately, how strange it is that we won't be going back there anymore. Now they live in southern Sealand and while it's great to be closer to them, I will miss our time by the golden fields and the far stretched plains. When I flew back to Copenhagen from Aalborg, I looked down on that scenery from above and couldn't help but feel a little sad.
In the beginning of September, I threw a housewarming. It was a good night and NP and Anna came all the way from Aarhus to be there. Despite having to catch a bus back home at 9 in the morning, they were the last to leave and I felt so grateful. And just look at those two!
My mom and youngest brother came by for a sleepover and we had brunch in the morning. So. Much. Cake!
Copenhagen was gracious with the light in September where summer finally came around for an Indian Summer. So needed.
In late September, I spent a day in London interviewing an Australian author and wandering around the city. That's when my 'crisis' started as I was suddenly reminded of how much I miss living outside Denmark. It sounds so spoiled but I miss the adventure and I feel as if my life is going nowhere and everything is the same everyday. First world problem I guess, but I haven't been quite happy since I came back.
Except for my apartment. How I love the light and the feeling of being at home.
This weekend I visited my mom in Jutland. I decided to go early and spend Friday in Aarhus. I saw friends for lunch and caught up and it was so great. In the afternoon, I met up with NP and Anna for a coffee before we took the train to Herning.
La Cabra is by far my favourite coffee pusher in Denmark. I wish they would open up a branch in Copenhagen!
On Saturday, we were supposed to go to Skagen as neither Anna nor Signe have ever been, but there was a marathon so we changed plans and went south to Ribe. I've never been there and what a beautiful little town. So quaint with little coloured houses and cobbled stones.
It rained and felt so autumnal. I can't really grasp that the light is disappearing more and more each day and that everything is so cold. I wish I were in a better mood and I could cope better. Have to do something to take my mind off things. Anyone willing to swap apartment with me for a weekend somewhere?


Cecilie said...

Hej Karen Sofie. Så fine billeder! Jeg kunne godt tænke mig at høre, hvor den fine spejlformede coaster med tern mon er fra (på billedet af brunchbordet)? God weekend. Mvh Cecilie

karen sofie said...

Hej Cecilie,
Mange tak! Den er faktisk fra IKEA, men købt for cirka tre år siden, så de har den vist ikke mere. Men måske du kan finde den på dba.dk eller lignende? God mandag :)
/Karen Sofie

Cecilie said...

Tak for svar, jeg må på jagt :) god solskinstorsdag til dig! vh