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I am one of these people who for the life of me, cannot handle heat well. Not at all, actually. I get tired, feel sick, get slow in both body and mind, I can’t think properly – my whole being goes into survival-mode, for real. Therefore, not many of my plans are moving forward at the moment. I’ll just have to accept that nothing much will happen until fall.

This is nothing new, however, so I’m ok with it. This happens every year since as long as I can remember, so I’m not surprised, nor does it scare me that all of a sudden I feel different. It’s boring, though. Especially since summer is quite long in Sweden – we’re talking months of pretty much no activity at all.

What has happened, though, is I’ve redirected my creativity into my wardrobe. I happen to sew all of my clothes, and like every summer I realize that – oh, wow, I need new clothes for the summer. Usually because I grew tired of what I was wearing last summer.

And this year, I am introducing a colour into my wardrobe. For almost 30 years, I’ve dressed almost exclusively in black. There have been shorter periods where I’ve had one or perhaps two shirts in, usually, red or blue.

And now, I realized that I need red clothes to mix with all the black. I am very, very picky with which colours I use, so I’ve made an effort finding fabric in bordeaux. It’s amazing how many different colours are called bordeaux, when not all of them really are.

So the last couple of weeks or so, I’ve been busy with buying fabrics, buying pdf patterns, printing them, putting them together, cutting them, cutting fabrics, and sewing new clothes. I think it’s absolutely awesome, and I couldn’t be happier with all my new, red clothes.

And I can’t wait until fall when I’ll start wearing make up again, so I can try out what works with all these new, beautiful, red shirts I’ve got.

I also can’t wait until my body and my mind starts working properly again. You have no idea how frustrating it is knowing what I’m capable of, and not being able to do it because it’s summer, it’s hot both outside and inside, and for that reason alone I’m stuck with being non-functional. Bloody hell, that sucks.

But rest assured; sooner or later, I’ll get back on track again. We’ve just gotten out of a heat wave here in Sweden, and hopefully we won’t get another this summer, so perhaps my brain activity kick-starts all by itself at some point before the end of august (when it usually kicks in, depending on the weather/heat).


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