A week at IAE has passed and I have to say I was pretty chocked when I got there. I thought it would be waaaay harder, my only problem is the grammar. My teacher told me the first day that I sound like a native speaker and that I write fluently. It's just when we have grammar tests that I actually have to use my brain and focus. It is a lot of fun people tho and really nice to meet people from all over the world even if most of them are from Brazil and Asia. I am just about to do some homework right now, I have to write an English essay and I also have to develop a marketing plan and I think I'm gonna do it on opening my own makeup studio! I've also started to look into colleges around to get into business school, we will see how that will go so far my goal is to start in 1-2 years to get a major in business, hopefully I can either study here in Vegas or somewhere in Cali. Now I gotta get back to writing I'll keep you lovies updated. Kiss and hugs ♥
So what have I been up to lately? I've been kicking it with Octavia and Meredith and just done stupid shit, drinking and been having fun. So glad I got to know these girls! I've also been celebrating my big brother Javs 21st by going to dinner at Yardhouse and after that going to Blue martini for a little bit. I've been keeping busy and took a placement test to see what English class I was gonna end up in and I actually ended up in the Advanced class and I start tomorrow, 9-2 monday-thursday for 2 weeks. At the same time I also have my marketing class on wednesday nights and I'll also be playing soccer thursday and friday nights so I will be really busy these upcoming weeks. Anyways here's some pictures from Jav's dinner, always a blast with these guys ♥
Today it's Father's day in Sweden, so happy father's day to you pops ♥
Thank you for always being there for me and supporting me and showing me unconditional love no matter what, through all of my brilliant and stupid decisions and actions. I'll forever be your little girl. I love you to the moon and back and I miss you so much. Hope you had the best day even tho you only got 1/3 kids at home!
I couldn't be happier that I'm able to call you one of my best friends. Even if we live so far away from each other now and don't talk every day, I still know exactly where I got you and that you'll always be there for me. I can't wait for you to come to Vegas and kick it with me and meet everyone I've gotten to know here. I love you more than word can ever explain and I hope you have a blast at Disneyand as the princess you are. See you soon babe ♥
People will hurt you and leave you damaged for the next person who actually wants you. Still you have to keep your head up and believe in yourself, and in others. Believe that the next guy you meet won't screw you over. Believe that the next guy will think you're worth it, no matter what the circumstances may be. Believe that when you give himself your all, he will take you for who you are and he will keep you. That he will fight for you, to get to keep you. That he will never treat you bad or make you feel unwanted. That he will care about you, and not give a fuck about any other girl. That the only one he wants is you. And if he screws you over, then it wasn't meant to be. Then he's not the one and the one that will hands down do anything for you is still out there but just haven't found you yet. But he will, eventually, you just gotta have faith.
We live in a society where people force themselves to shut off their feelings and become coldhearted just because they are scared to get hurt. We live in a society where it is more common with someone who will play you, then someone who is gonna be real to you. How fucked up is that?
To all the hearbroken girls out there, don't rush it. You won't find love if you keep searching everywhere for it. Love will come to you and it will find you. In the meantime, be strong, keep your head up and don't let anybody tell you that you are nothing, because you are everything. You might be in a wierd or hard place right now, you might be at the bottom. But you know what? It can only get better. Figure out who of all of your friends are real. and then lean on them, they are always right by your side. Your close ones is always gonna be there for you. Family and friends. And just because you don't share the same blood, it doesn't mean that you can't consider that person family. Just because you don't live in the same city, it doesn't mean that that person won't be there for you. Learn who is real and surround yourself with them, throw the fake ones away.
We are all gonna meet so much fake people that will give you fake love. I mean, how many people have you met during your life so far? 100? 1000? 10000? Think about it, and think about who is still in your life. Who never left your side even through the toughest times. They are the ones that are worth keeping.
And remember, I'm writing out of a girls perspective. I know that guys get fucked over all the time aswell by girls. What I just wrote, goes both ways, for guys and girls. So to everyone who reads this, be clear with the person you talk to. Always be kind and always be there for anyone who needs a shoulder to lean on. Believe in good karma and happy endings, believe in yourself and surround the people you care about with love, never take anyone for granted.♥
Here's some pictures from the weekend/week before Halloween, Abel visited from San Diego and we went to a rave that was pretty sick, I got thrown out but snuck back in because yeah, I am me. I also got to know Octavia and Phillip and went out with them and had so much fun. Thank you Abel for visiting and for the great weekend, come back soon♥ and thanks to everyone else that helped me destroy my liver during these two weeks!
Halloween was actually a success. I dressed up as a minion and it was actually a lot of people who liked it haha. Especially the night I went downtown to meet up with my swedish friend David. I've basically just been out almost every day for 2 weeks haha. This is all pictures from different nights out on the Halloweenweekend. I'm so thankful for all of my amazing friends. Shoutout to all of you and thank you for this years Halloween, it was lit!♥
I've been working all day today, then I went to the outlets with Dez to get some workout clothes, only bought a pair of new pants since my favs broke a couple days ago. Tried them today on my chest and shoulder sesh at the gym and I like them a lot, they make my booty pop so can't really complain. I'm gonna be working a lot this week which means it's gonna be a lot of evening workouts and I'm not really a big fan of that cause I don't wanna take my PWO cuz I won't be able to sleep, plus the gym is always packed... But it is what it is, I'm really into my workouts right now and I feel like I'm killin' it every time. All I'm missing is a workout buddy.. Anyone?
My weekend has been really fun, I've been working but still going out and doing stuff during the night. Friday Dez and Legacy picked me up after I went to the gym and did back, we went to In n out then bowling with a bunch of guys and you know what? I actually killed it. I suck at bowling yet I'm always winning, if you've ever seen me bowl you would get what I'm talking about. After bowling we went and got some alcohol and went to Destinys house and played drinking games and everyone got so drunk and it was so much fun. Got home at 7 in the morning and sat outside and watched the sunrise. So pretty♥
Saturday I was working aaaaall day then I got convinced to go to Trilogy of terror and do the gates of hell and I've never been so scared in my life. Before you go in, you have to sign a paper which says that they are aloud to touch you, chock you and some other shit. I was soooo scared but still glad I made it through. After that we went to a little kickback and just chilled, it was a good weekend! xoxo
I did a hike a couple of days ago called Lone mountain and it was actually the perfect hike just to get outside for a bit and clear my head. The view as you guys can see, was so pretty. I did it the other day as a nighthike with some friends too, and the view at night was incredible too. All the lights over the city and the stars. Wow. Will definetly go back.
I started my sleeve last sunday, I was in the studio for 6 hours and under the needle for 5 hours. I'm doing my sleeve piece by piece and this is my start. I already can't wait to go back and start filling up my arm even more. The place I'm going to is on Charleston and the girl that's doing my awesome work is Carrie Cameron. SHE IS THE BEST. Sorry for the shitty pictures, the tats are still healing and its hard to take a piture of your triceps on your own. I promise to get some good pictures for you once its starting to heal! For those who wonder, it is my brothers birthdays that the roman numerals are standing for. Love!
This weekend I went to Life is beautiful, a festival here in Vegas. I saw Major Lazer, G-easy, Mija, J-cole, Iration, Flume and a bunch of other. I had so much fun and I'm so happy my friends convinced me to go. Here is some pictures from the weekend, lots of love♥ ;
Two months has passed since my last post. I've been up to a lot of stuff since you heard from me last. I got my phone stolen along with my drivers license and debit card, idiots. I've had my parents here and we've been traveling around. Spent two days with them here in Vegas at Ballys then we drove to Mammoth lake and spent one night there. After that we spent a whole day at Yosemite national park and after that we drove up to San Fransisco. I only spent one night there before I flew down to SLO for the weekend. The fam also came to slo for one night and then we spent a couple of nights in LA before we separated again. Another hard goodbye with no idea of when I get to see them next time. Down in LA we went to Hollywood, Universal studios and an amusement park aswell. Had so much fun with them and my bbybrother. I'm gonna try and set up some posts for you guys with pictures for you guys. xoxo/O
So I've been going to the gym and chillin' by the pool lately on my days off, that's pretty much what I do. Now there's something wrong with the pool so I'll have to wait a couple of weeks which sucks since it's to hot to be outside unless you're in a pool haha.. I've got some fun plans coming up for next week but I can't telll you about that yet. First I have a weekend of work to get through and some more hours at the gym. I'm gonna try to go to the mall later today to do some shopping, after that I will prepare some posts for you for next week with what I bought. Hugs to ya'll! ♥
Six months ago, I was standing at the airport crying together with my best friends. I can't believe it's been half a year since I saw them, since I saw my family. 10 months, since I saw my older brother. 2015 was probably the worst year in my life. I went through so much and was in a really bad place in life, but I got through it thanks to my friends. On the night between 2nd-3rd of September 2015 was the night I was assaulted, beaten up and almost raped. It was a long way back after that and that's also what made me take this decision to move all the way over here. Today I'm so glad I did. I have grown so much as a person and gotten so much stronger and more independent. It hasn't been easy, at all. But now I'm so glad I have found a family that actually feels like family, and a second home. That I can be open and honest with, and most important be myself with.
SLO is a second home to me, it is the place that I fell in love with after meeting all the people there. It's not a second home because I lived with a family there, it's a second home because that's where all of my new friends is. I'm so thankful for all of the friends that I've made living there. Friends that I made by myself. As an au pair, you're supposed to get support from your LCC and host family to meet friends and to get to know people. I wasn't introduced to pretty much a single person in my age living there. This has made me realize that I should be proud of myself. Looking back at what I've achieved and accomplished during my journey so far really makes me realize how proud I am over myself. I still have a long way to go but I finally feel like I'm in a right place. And the biggest thank you to all of my friends who has helped me through everything. I love you all, so so so much.♥
I went boating the other day at Lake Mead and it was so much fun. Made a quick edit of some of the videos I recorded that day. You got some of the pictures below. I'm going out on the lake tomorrow again with the same squad to EBC. Kinda the same thing as EDC, but with boats. I'm super excited about it! Will be out there from like 3pm-sunrise so wish me luck. Take care! xoxo
(I couldn't get vdeofy.me to work so now I'm uploading all of my videos through youtube instead, feel free to subscribe on my user. Otherwise I will post all of my videos on my blog so you dont miss them!) Sorry about the bad quality on the video too, I'm uploading these videos that I've posted on my instagram so it's instagram quality. Check them out there to on @oliviahermansson♥
My first 4th of July was a BLAST. I made an edit and I'm still learning to deal with everything in all different kinds of programs so keep that in mind and don't hate on it! I went to a beach called Pirates with a bunch of friends and I had so much fun. I can't wait til' next year already.. Enjoy! xx
I'm trying to get you some catching up posts but for.me isn't exactly cooperating with me at the moment. For some reason it won't show my videos that I upload from videofy.me so if anyone might know what the problem is or how it can be solved, I'll be forever grateful for your help!
However, I though I would have a little question/answering session so now is your chance, anonymous or not anonymous ask whatever questions you want and I'll make a Q/A post. Fire away with your questions, the post will be up in a couple of days as soon as I've got enough questions! xoxo
Soooo, I've decided to start to write in english. Just because then my american friends can read it without having to use google translate every fucking time haha. This post is about my trip to Alaska which I did with my previous host fam. I got the chance to go snowboarding at Alyeska resort and I have to say it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The slopes, the views, everything. Definitely one of the most beautiful places I've ever been and ever been snowboarding at. It gave me quite a workout, my legs were sooo sore after all the snowboarding since that was pretty much the only thing I did when I had free time. So glad I got that opportunity. We stayed about an hour outside of Anchorage in a house that we rented like a 20 minute walk from the resort and that's pretty much all I know about Alaska. We also went to a place to see bears, mooses (which I have walking on the street back home btw) and some other animals that had been rescued and taken care of at this place. So nice and so much fun. Now to the pics;
Lite bilder från senaste tiden i San Luis Obispo, aka Slo.
Thank you Slo, for letting me get to know all of these amazing, wonderful people. I'm so thankful and happy for all of the people that I've met along the way on my journey so far. I love you all and I'm gonna miss you all so so so much. See you all soon! xoxo
Det var inte igår.. Jag tänker försöka ta tag i bloggandet igen då det är hur många som helst som har bett mig. Så, vad har hänt sen sist? Jag har varit i Alaska, på en formal i Vegas, Santa Barbara och Hawaii och nu har jag även flyttat till självaste Las Vegas. Jag trivs som fisken i vattnet här med den nya familjen och det kunde inte kännas bättre. Här tar jag hand om 3 barn, Victoria som är 7, Bobby som är 4 och Logan som är 1. Jag har köpt en Gopro för inte så längesen som jag älskar och har haft med mig överallt. Jag ska försöka göra i ordning lite inlägg åt er från mina resor som en liten recap på de senaste månaderna jag har varit borta från bloggandet. Just nu rullar livet på med massa träning och jag har mer motivation än någonsin, vilket känns fruktansvärt roligt! Saknar alla mina älsklingar i Slo men i September blir det en resa dit och vem vet, kanske nån snabb visit innan dess också. Nu ska jag försöka sortera alla 10 000 filmer/bilder från senaste tiden så jag kan göra i ordning lite inlägg åt er. Hadeee
Detta är jag osminkad på en helt oredigerad bild. Jag är så trött på att alltid få höra runtom att man ser så annorlunda med och utan smink. Vet ni vem jag sminkar mig för? Mig själv. För att det framförallt är en sån stor hobby i mitt liv och för att jag själv vill känna mig fin. Det är sällan jag gör det för andras skull. Jag har inga problem alls med att gå runt utan smink men det är bara det att jag vill bära det för min egen skull och därutav att jag gör det. Detta är jag och jag skiter fullständigt i om en persons åsikt ändras om mig pga mitt utseende. Framförallt då till exempel killar som droppar kommentarer om det. Ni är skräp. Tacohej
Igårkväll efter jöbbe drog jag hem till Monica och chillade lite sen gick vi över till hennes grannar på en liten fest, var så sjukt kul. Blev både det ena och det andra, har lärt mig detta rage cage, som faktiskt är sjukt kul trots att man är sämst på det. Måste bara flika in lite med att ölen här är bland de sjukaste godaste jag har druckit. IPAn här är heeeeelt fantastisk! Idag hade jag ett break mellan 4.30-6.30 så hann ut på en timmes joggingrunda. Väl kämpat Hermansson!
Kvällens planer är att Monica hämtar upp mig då hon slutar jobbet. Jag slutar 9 och hon 9.30 så det blir perf så man hinner snabbfixa sig lite för det blir nog samma visa ikväll, and I really don't mind! Älskar dessa studentfester. Imorgon ska jag upp tidigt och på hajk med Megan, vilket blir min första hajk men det kommer nog bli köng! Sedan får vi se vad morgonkvällen har att erbjuda. Kanske ska med min värdmamma på nån studentföreningsfest hehe. Annars blir det väl häng med någon annan sköning. Hadeeeee