– Think positive. Be positive. And positive things will happen.

Hey everyone!! 
And so the weekend is over, again… I hope you’ve had a good one- or two days off.
I’ve been studying pretty much the whole weekend. We’re having a sociology test tomorrow. 

Some great news are that my back is feeling much better now. Which obviously makes me very happy. I have physio tomorrow and on Thursday, I’ll do my first real ballet class since October. Can’t wait..! 

Another thing I cannot wait for, is the fact that I’ll spend next weekend with one of my best friends, in Skåne. It is a grey weekend here at the boarding school, meaning the houses close from Thursday till Sunday. After my ballet class on Thursday, I’ll go directly to the airport where I’ll fly to my friend (south of Sweden). Though I have a math exam coming up the week after- meaning many hours will be spent studying…

This weekend has been a red weekend, so everyone in the boarding houses had to stay. It was also the volleyball games going on and some other activities as well.
I’ll have to get back to studying now, some girls from class are coming over soon and we’ll do some studying together. I love how easily you can get help or to study with your friends, when going to a boarding school.

By the way, I will in the near future start a series of workout posts- first out are some abs and core exercises. Stay tuned for that!

Take care & goodnight! 

Stop doubting yourself. Work hard, and make it happen. 

 

My third week at the boarding school is soon coming to its end. These three weeks have gone by so fast and it’s only 4 weeks left until I’m on the plane back to Delhi again. 

Our first game in the Hemserie will be tomorrow. This time it’s volleyball and I hope our team will do great. Hemserien is the competition that’s going on between all the boarding houses throughout the year- collecting points by competing in different sports and such. We are actually the leading boarding house, which is very fun!!

I had a really chill day today- yeasterday as well. I started at eight both days but finished around 2ish. Though I went to a french class with friends native speakers at 4 this afternoon. Perks of living on a boarding school is that you don’t have to leave until literally 7 minutes before you start. Leaving then will even make you come a little earlier to class. Sounds good, right? Anyways, I had a free period yesterday which I spent working out. In the evening, I was at the gym for another hour and 30 minutes- something. Stretch, strengthening & some exercises from class.

I was on the phone with my ballet friend in India, earlier this week. I miss working out with her but we talked through some great exercises over the phone.

2 fun facts: First one, I got an A on my exam in Business studies. Secondly, I am currently doing a fun collaboration with a super cool brand on Instagram. More about that will be up soon…

I am proud to say that I took the day off today- from working out. My back felt a bit too sore, in a-not-so-positive way, after yesterday’s tough workouts. Since I am still struggling with some pain (tough it’s a tiny bit better from resting) I decided not to push it at all today.

Having at least one day off a week will do nothing but good. Hard work will never be anything without resting a little now and then.

I spent this evening with all the girls in the boarding house. We had such a cozy night eating snacks, cakes and hot chocolate. 💗

As strange as it may seem, we will go to school on Saturday as well. Only from 10 in the morning to 1.50 pm though. It’s because the school is having the “opening doors” and people that are interested in the school will come and visit. I will actually be writing another exam that day, in business studies. We have one more test on Monday as well, but in social studies. That’s how I will spend my weekend; studying…

My eyes are struggling to stay open so I better get to sleep. Goodnight! 

Back talkin’ 

A roller coaster goes up, to go down, it takes turns and has curves. Sometimes it is faster and sometime it might as well slow down. So does recovery. 

The daily question: will my back ever be fine? 

Well, honestly I have no idea. My back has been, as you know, feeling really great for some weeks now. Recently though, I have experienced some sort of pain again.

The pain always scares me, it reminds of how unbearable painful it was months ago.

I have no specific idea why I feel like this. Do I over work? Do I need to rest? Maybe I need to train harder? What I certainly shouldn’t have done though, is to play volleyball. Unlike ballet, team sports are rather unpredictable and I wished someone would have stopped me and prevented me from playing…

Well… I can’t do anything about it now. My back feels already better though, if I carry heavy stuff or jump around too much, I do feel it. Almost like a stab in the lumber spine, very light but extremely unpleasant and scary.

My plan is to take it easy some days from now. Meaning, no jumping but easy running and NO movements that cause pain. I had an hour and a half of lunch break today, I took the time working out and my back hasn’t gone any worse since then. That’s good!

I do physio once a week, here in Sigtuna. It feels SO much better to be surrounded by people who somewhat knows about the life as a dancer or overall how to treat injuries. Although I am very experienced and I know exactly what exercises I should do, and how, it can feel very lonely to be completely alone in this. Therefore, seeing a physiotherapist once a week is good. The physio in Sweden differs a lot compared to in India. I honestly cannot wait until I am back in Delhi again, to not only see my family but also to do the amazing physio there.

It hurts my heart everyday, seeing how my friends & generally dancers all over the world practice dance on a daily basis. It is SO weird to be completely surrounded by normal people, though I really like the girls I live with, I miss the dance world so much… I’m trying to not get too sad about the situation and actually try to enjoy it instead. To take each and everyday at a time. I will start with ballet next week though. Thinking about that makes me genuinely happier at least ❤

Now I have to go back to studying, I am having an exam on Monday in social studies…

XOXO

Glimpses from the boarding house 

We live in such a cozy house ❤ thought I’d share some photos from it which I took earlier. 

If I have some time during lunch break, I usually go up to my room and chill. Either that, or I spend time snacking with friends in the kitchen: skorpor med honung och te 😉.

Reunited <3

Good morning all! 

Why do the weekends always pass by too fast? At least it’s been a good one.

We finished school at four, Friday afternoon. After that, I went directly to my room and changed to my workout clothes. I spent around 2 hours in the gym and later in the studio as well. I started by walking for 5 min, then I ran for 5 min on the treadmill as a small warmup. That was followed by abs/core, arms, legs, back strengthening and stretching. I also put on my pointe shoes and did feet exercises before that. You have no idea how much better I feel after working out, not only physically but definitely also mentally. Anyways, I was just on time for dinner: at six o’clock.

I had a cozy evening spent with my roomie. Me and another girl went with husmor (the houseparent) to a supermarket where we bought snacks, chips & candy, for the other girls.

Saturday started off with studies… I finished my Swedish & started reading a 139 pages document which we will have a test on, the week after this week. Oh by the way, the Swedish speech I held on Friday felt very good! The teacher really liked it.

After some brunching with friends from the boarding house, in the canteen- I went directly to the gym, where I spent two hours.

During the rest of the Saturday, I did my laundry & some more studying before my best friend came to visit me! It was so nice seeing each other again. We walked around the huge campus area, had dinner (pizza) with the girls in my boarding house (as well as some boys form the other homes). Then the three of us, me, rut & Olivia (roomie) made popcorn & had ice cream while watching the horror movie: the Babadook. Super scary!! She then slept on a madras in our room.

I will spend this day studying and preparing for upcoming tests and exams. Hopefully they’ll all turn out with good results. 

Enjoy the last day of the weekend!