"My Hero" by Marcus Sjöstrand

Marcus Sjöstrand is a Swedish singer, known for being one of the former bandmembers in Youngblood which competed in Melodifestivalen 2012. Late this summer, he released a new song called "My Hero" which is written for the organisation "Superhjältar mot Cancer" - (Superheroes against cancer). It's about how to lose someone in cancer. 
 
In the begining of the summer, Marcus asked me if I could help him making the single cover which I gladly said yes to. Since I'm not very good at graphic design, I asked Carol to help me out.
 
To make our material, we did a photo shoot together with a model and Marcus. 
To do a single cover without hearing the song first, was very difficult for me and Carol since we didn't know what kind of song Marcus has done, and what feeling and message Marcus wanted his cover to show. 
 
Marcus, Carol and I had different kind of ideas and visions of how we wanted the cover to be. Despite our differences, I think we ended up with a cool cover. At least Marcus was happy about it, and that is what counts! - I'm honoured that Marcus asked me for help, it was truly a fun experience to get!
 
You can listen to Marcus's song here on Spotify: 
 
 
You can also buy his song on iTunes where 80% of the income goes to the organisation "Superhjältar mot cancer"!

JTR's first popup gig in GBG!

Earlier this year, JTR had their first popup gig here in Gothenburg. I was on my way home, but decided to make a quick stop to say hi. 
 
I was very suprised over how calm and respectful their fans were during the gig since there was no security and no manager or something like that, to keep everything settled. 
 
It was funny how John wasn't really sure what people would think about this type of gig. I enjoyed the simple acoustic gig. This way, their fans could get a bit closer to the guys and actually have the chance to talk to them. As far from what I saw, people were really appreciating that they took their time to do this popup gig. 
 
They also did a Q&A where the fans could ask whatever they wanted.
Since I didn't really saw anyone documenting this gig except for all the cellphones everyone had, I thought I could offer my help and take a group photo of all the fans with the guys, which seemed really appreciated. 
 
Other than that, it was just nice seeing the guys again. :)

Don't forget to be proud over what you accomplish!

Let me tell you this, since 7th grade I've been using contact lenses basically everyday for the past 6 years. I refused to wear my glasses outside the house cause I wasn't happy about how my apperance and also cause I thought my glasses were so annyoing to wear. 
 
Since I've started with my medicine for my acne, my eyes have been unusual tired and I haven't been able to use any make-up, so to give my eyes some more rest I thought I should get myself new glasses. A couple of weeks ago, I got a pair of new glasses and ever since I picked them up, I've been wearing them everyday!
You can't really understand how proud I am over myself for actually wearing my glasses, since I've been so stubborn to not show myself in glasses for anyone except my family. It have made me more confident in myself than before!
 
On top of that, I've started working as a waitress, and that has been such a challenge for me both physically and mentally. I never thought, I would have the courage to work with something in the resturant bussiness since I've been so incredible shy over the years. I'm proud over myself for keep challenging myself in a way to put me in uncomfortable situations, where I have to step up my game and prove to myself that I can do it!
With this blog post, I want to remind people that you should be more proud over yourself and the challenges you accomplish, no matter how small or big it can be. We have to put ourselves in situations we are not used to if we ever want to get somewhere we never have been before. Don't be afraid to ask for help, advice or support if needed. In the end, at least you tried!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Hope everyone had a great Christmas with lots of love together with your loved ones! If you didn't get what you wished for, don't forget Christmas is all about so much more than just the presents. Look around and see what you already have around you, cause we often forget to appreciate the things we already have. 
 
Other than that, I hope everyone are feeling well!
 

Sthlm Day 3: Popup gig with Rixton!

The last day in Stockholm, we went to check out from the hotel and looking for the resturant Rixton were going to have their popup gig. We only heard about the gig the day before. It was our first time going to a popup gig, and it was interesting. We had to buy food to be able to sit infront of them in the resturant.
They did an acoustic gig with 3 songs and a quick Q&A. Unfortunately they didn't had time to stay and take pictures with everyone cause they had this hectical schedule of promotion all day.
After that, it was time to leave Stockholm for this time. All day we had been so stressed out since nothing went our way. First they had started to take away the breakfast at the hotel even if they were suppose to be open for another hour and a half. Then our card to our room, didn't work. We couldn't find the resturant first and if that wasn't enough, our train home was 4 hours late. We hadn't eaten anything for 9 hours so you can bet that we were VERY tired and annoyed when we arrived in Gothenburg in the middle of the night.
Despite all the complications and the stress we got to experince during the trip, it was worth it! We got some new experiences and learnt a lot during our time together. I just wanted to thank Daniela for coming with me, and dealing with all of my craziness! We have to do this again some time! 
 
 
 

Sthlm Day 2: RIXFM Festival!

The main reason why we went to Stockholm was to attend RIXFM Festival. It was my first time going to an outdoor concert further away than my hometown. Things were a bit different.
 
Fans started queing much later than we thought, and they were still building the stage at lunch. The set was different and there were these different sections infront of the stage. First section was for VIPs and then second one was for those who sat in wheelchairs and for photographers. Which made the rest of the audience in the third section, which was very annoying since we couldn't really see anything because the press was in our way. 
 
During the day, there was these signing with the artists who were performing on the show. I don't have a picture but I met up with Kim Cesarion for a chat and just to thank him for the summer. You should have seen his surprised face when he saw that I was in Stockholm, haha so funny!
 
Rixton was the main reason why I went to see the festival, and we got this opportonity to meet them as well. We saw them before the signing, and I got to talk with Charley for a bit. 
I was being too polite which ruined my chance to take pictures with them, cause I thought they were too busy. (You don't even know how much I regret it now!)
 
 
After a long day of waiting, it was finally time for the show!
The show was very good, and many of our favorite artists were there to perform!
It was super exciting to see Rixton live for the first time, since I've been a fan for several years. Hearing "Me and my broken heart" live was such a incredible feeling after blasting it at home since it got released. It was also nice seeing Darin again, it's almost a tradition every year to see him at least once. Other than that, I just enjoyed the show and loved hearing all the well-known songs!
 

Sthlm Day 1: Arriving!

 
During the summer, Daniela and I decided we wanted to do one last thing together before the summer was over. We decided to book traintickets to Stockholn in the end of August. It was my first trip there without being able to relay on someone else. 
 
We had some problems finding our hotel, but it went well in the end. Our first day in Stockholm we went sight seeing and walked around the city for a while to take some pictures.