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#1 epasen

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:37 AM

Hi all!

First of all, I feel very disappointed on myself, because I haven't been posting on these forums properly for a while. It's been real busy in here, but I've been thinking about you all the time and reading your posts!

I went through the SUP treatments, and everything went absolutely well. It really had some effect on my pigmentation changes at least. The affected areas seem to be smaller and "lighter" than they used to be. At the same time it was really relaxing, the staff was very polite and I got a nice tanning too. ;)

The skin on my left ankle is getting tighter every now and then but I'm not too worried about it right now. If something comes up, I know that I'll just call my doctor and we'll figure out what to do.

After two days I'll fly to Spain to work there for six weeks. I'll be traveling all alone, but I have some contacts and I know I'll make friends with my room mates and coworkers so I don't feel bad about that, and I'm not scared about that either. I'm just excited and scared how I'll find my way to my apartment or to those people who're suppose to take me to my apartment! Yikes. I hope that it will be sunny in there (according to weather forecasts it's raining there now and it'll be raining when I get there..) so I can kind of like continue my SUP there, since the light seems to be working for me.

I have the matriculation exams coming on the fall, so part of my free time in Spain I'll be studying biology and english. It's stressful but I figured that if I'll start to study for them early I won't have so big stress right before the exams. I hope I'll be able to cope with everything else that's going on in my life and the exams together. This fall will be very important because biology is what I want to study in the future, and these tests will affect weather I'll make it to the University or not.

With my family everything is going pretty well right now.. We became closer with my dad during the drivers license training period when he was teaching me, and yeah, we'll still arguing with my mom but that's a bit better now.

In the middle of all this we also decided to break up with my boyfriend, after more that two years. Or actually it was me who wanted that. It feels bad, of course, but I know it's better this way, and now we can both get on with our lives :)

Just wanted to let you know all this since I probably won't be online too much for the next six weeks! I'll try to find a internet cafe in my destination, I'm such a net addict :D Oh and yes, I will be careful and take care of me and everyone else in Spain. :)

I'll let you know how it all went when I come back to Finland!

Take care,
love you all,
thanks
Emmi :)

P.S. And oh, if anyone decides to visit PortAventura in Spain near Barcelona in June or the first half of July please contact me!

#2 jefa

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:48 AM

Hi, Emmi.

Thanks for giving us such a warm and complete update. Sounds like you are making lots of changes and starting many new paths. I remember that time in my life and it was the best of times (and in some ways, the worst, but it is always that way, isn't it?). I had a similar situation in going away from home to another place for six weeks with a bunch of strangers. It was a terrific experience. Be true to yourself and keep your options open. Your whole life is ahead of you. Hope you have a great time.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 07:17 AM

Hi Emmi

I hope you have a fantastic time working out in Spain this summer. I know you have already made some big decisions but feel sure they are the right ones for you.
My own daughter spent her 2nd year of university in America, as a parent I felt very worried about her but she kept in touch using the internet and she loved the experience. It was all very worthwhile for her even though it was hard work. I think it gave her lots of confidence & belief in herself.

Do take care and we look forward to hearing how you get on.

Jensue

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 10:13 AM

Hi Emmie

So nice to get the update from you. I hope everything goes really well for you and that you have a terrific time in Spain. I also think it's a great experience for you. We'll look forward to hearing from you when you find those internet cafes! Stay safe and take good care of yourself! Have loads of fun!! :)
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 04:04 PM

Hi Epasen!

So glad to hear from you. I have been wondering what you've been up to - sounds like LOTS!

What an exciting adventure you have planned. I admire you. I am not so brave as to travel to another country all alone and live and work with people I've never met. Sounds like you have all your ducks in a row and are ready to go.

You know, you have a twin in my town. So, every time I see her I think of you :D Love your new photo by the way.

I'm a mom, so you know I have to say "Be careful and take care of yourself!" Looking forward to hearing all about your trip when you get back - write when you can.

Love ya,

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 01:31 AM

Hi Emmi ,

I am so glad to happy to hear that your family life is doing better.....especially with your Mom. Do take care this summer and have some fun, too.

Take care, Everyone.
Margaret

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 05:59 AM

I just wanted to send a big "Good Luck" in Spain. What an experience it should be! All of your hard work and drive will pay off so well for you. I'm glad the treatments seem to have worked too. I'm sure your parents will worry about you being by yourself as I know I would. I hope you have a great time and look forward to hearing how it goes.

Warm hugs,

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:25 PM

Emme, Have fun in Spain... I'm glad the tanning treatments are helping. I'm also glad everything at home is good. Sorry to hear about the break up but like you said its what you wanted. I'm glad you just not staying in a relationship if your not happy. I believe my daughter did and she ended up marring him. Well anyways good luck on your new adventure to Spain. Take care, Take some pictures and see if you can put them in your photo gallery and share them with us. Sam
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 04:57 PM

emmi,

It was good to hear from you and wish you the best as you tour Spain!


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#10 epasen

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 09:01 AM

Thank you so much for your replies.. :) I'm going tomorrow morning! Yikes! I'll update after or during my trip :) I really miss each one of you when I'm not online.
Emmi

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 11:59 AM

Thanks Emmi for the update. I love your updates, you have a way of touching on everything, while making it fun to read.



Sounds like things aren't going too badly for you for which I am happy.



You take care love,
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:16 AM

Hi emmi,

I hope you have lots of fun in Spain and I'm glad you're going to take care of yourself :rolleyes:

BTW, I also hope you can find a way to check in every so often over the next 6 wks!

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