Let’s admit it, things don’t always go the way you planned, period. I’m a huge control freak and need to have everything planned into the smallest detail. Partly because that’s who I am, but also because my schedule is incredibly intense. Fitting this blogging career with a 9-5 job isn’t easy. It’s not just taking a picture and then posting something on your blog. There’s so much more to it. Here’s an example of how much is actually involved in making a good blog post and what could go wrong.
This past weekend I was supposed to write about a wonderful spa hotel in the south of Sweden. This had been planned months in advance as I needed to check that it would fit, not only into my schedule, but into my photographer’s and assistans’s schedules as well as the hotel’s we were visiting. A week prior to actually going there I’m doing research about where I’m to visit and what photo opportunities there are and what would be interesting for you readers. After that comes the selection of clothes for all the photo shoots on the trip. On the departure day we drove for 2 hours to get to the hotel and once there we had a lovely day looking around and planning what we would shoot the next day. We also used approximately 3 hours to shoot some exteriors as well as our room. So it wasn’t all about chilling by the poolside. As we sat down to have dinner the fire alarm went off and the whole hotel had to be evacuated. Without going into complaining too much we spent 1 hour out in the cold (and yes, it’s close to freezing point here in Sweden now) before we were transferred into a warmer location at which we spent 3 hours. Thankfully the hotel wasn’t all too damaged and the staff was incredibly helpful and I’m grateful for them ensuring everyone was ok. However, both the restaurant as well as the lobby (where the fire started) had to be closed so it ended up in us not being able to do what we were there to do, that is, taking pictures and writing about our stay. I am in no way blaming the hotel as no one can predict a fire and like I mentioned before, I couldn’t have asked for better help from the staff, but the bottom line is: a whole weekends worth of work went down the drain just like that.
My schedule is incredibly full and as a weekend is a long time, I’m way behind on some very large projects that are coming up on the blog, but as always, I’ll manage as I’ve learnt to to accept the things I cannot change, have the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. So on a more positive note, here are some pictures from the surroundings of a previous spa hotel experience I did and you guys get to read all about it later this week as both the place itself as the surroundings are wonderful and I’ll publish the results of my visit on Friday!
For the nautical theme I wanted to have fashion my way (as always), still sticking to the color scheme and am hence wearing my brown leather jacket from Pull & Bear, a navy blue sweater from Franklin & Marshall as well as a watch and an anchor bracelet from Paul Hewitt.