Out of the tunnel


Last year at this time I was sick with untreated hypothyroidism, my father in law was dying, I was preparing for my nerve-wracking defense, I had severe back-ache and knew I’d probably have to (reluctantly!) change jobs.

Not a good time. I felt like a ghost in my own life.


And yet I made this video (with a cold!) to explain the phenomenon of Swedish Lucia that always falls on December 13. (And which will have to suffice this year too because I’ve been too busy to make a new one.)

My year since then has been… interesting. January was a complete disaster in every respect, and each month that followed it brought a fresh new twist (of the knife). My back got better, then worse, then better, then worse, etc etc ad nauseam. I got diagnosed with hypothyroidism and got medication. Other stuff happened. I got my good job back again. It was fun and hard and a little bit frightening.

And in the end, it seems I’m destined to survive 2017. Maybe in hindsight, it’ll be the best thing that ever happened. Because now I’m here, soon a one-year-old in academic terms, and I’m not the same person I was then. I’ve even made peace with a certain TV series that broke my heart the very first day of January and then proceeded to royally fuck with my head for longer than I care to admit.

And as we enter the darkest week of the year, I see more light than ever before.


2 thoughts on “Out of the tunnel

  1. fernando

    hello ingela, what a year more moved you have had, but there is a consolation, they say “that bad grass never dies”, ha ha ha … that is, you are destined to survive this 2017. really this subject of hypothyroidism is very serious, and it is urgent that it be well diagnosed and treated, I have known that it is even necessary to operate, and the person remains dependent on iodine pills for life. Good thing the bad has already happened. It is the idea, to see the light in the dark.

    very nice the video of santa lucia, very well done, I did not know that celebration, and I discovered it just when I saw that video of jonna jinton, (from there I came here), ha ha ha … very nice custom, although I recognize, the History is really tragic, but full of symbolism and mysticism.

    that this end of the year is the beginning of the best in all aspects for you, and that the light grows in the darkness of our interior, (really, we need it) a hug from a distance, greetings, fernando.

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  2. Ingela Bohm Post author

    Thank you so much for your kind words! Yes, it’s been a turbulent time, but things arenlooking up, and it’s fantastic to be able to look back and see what you’ve gone through.
    Jonna is amazing! 😀 I look forward to her every post. 🙂
    Have a nice day!

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