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Sanna Stefansson

Lisbon-based Swede who dabbles in creative writing and has too many hobbies. By day I lead product development in a marketing agency and advocate for working remotely.

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Waking dreams

It's been a month back in the default world. A month filled with delicious showers, work headaches, and little time to process while trying to stay calm and not divorce my parakeet. With dubious success, I might add, but that's a story for another time. Burning Man was rough this

Waking dreams
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Hot book summer

Looking for reading inspiration for the summer? I got you covered.

Hot book summer
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On finding creativity again

I missed the first train. Complete stop on the Jubilee line. Got the next one. Changed in some tiny town. Arrived in Hepton Bridge. Walked along the picturesque canals. Stopped to buy toothpaste. Got on the bus. The driver was friendly, the way only a bus driver in a small

On finding creativity again
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Week 22

Monday. A week that takes us into June, and as good time as any to get back into old-school blogging. Don't worry, I won't start posting photos of my breakfast. I recently did a writers retreat and if there is one thing I take with me, it is the importance

Week 22
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Trust beats perfection

Back in my corporate days, when I was in the office working 9-to-5, I learned the ropes of consultancy and project management by being wholly absorbed in my work for years and making approximately 374 mistakes on a daily basis. One particular lesson, or rather a four-year-long course, is what

Trust beats perfection
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Hiking Acatenango

I am not saying I'm writing this post only to share my volcano pictures, but I will admit it is a contributing factor. If you had spent all that effort dragging your massive camera on top of a volcano and standing in close to freezing temperatures to take pictures of

Hiking Acatenango
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Coming home

2015 I went nomadic. It was supposed to be a four-month-long break from my dreary Swedish routine. I would keep working in corporate but trade the 07:08 subway commute to an early morning walk on the beach, my winter coat to a bikini, and office life to something with

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On beginning, again

When was the last time you felt happy and content?

On beginning, again
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Pandemic spring

Of all the places I pictured myself at for my 34th birthday, self-isolating in a camper van in New Zealand due to a rampant pandemic was not one of them. As @ Effinbirds [https://www.instagram.com/p/B9wp1sEJYVr] eloquently phrased it: ”This went from zero to clusterfuck in a hurry.

Pandemic spring
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Looking back at Burning Man

I flew into San Francisco on a Friday afternoon and the next day I was in a mini-van with two women I met for the first time, loaded with supplies, on my way to the Nevada desert. I dreamed of it for years and it was finally happening; Burning Man.

Looking back at Burning Man