Started June with photoshoot together with the rest of the Swedish chanel 1 team for the womens Euro 2018. Stayed 3 days in Sweden and worked as an ambassador for the youth coaches, took part in an information video to inspirire youth coaches. Third day some work with IF Brommapojkarna, visiting trainings with the kids, great fun!
From Stockholm a 3 days get-away to Munich to watch Coldplay in concert together with Gianluca and Peter.
After Munich I took a flight directly to Gothenburg, met friends, watched the womens national team play before I took the first flight to Stockholm in the morning the day after and participated in the morningshow of chanel one and talked in the radio about my job as an expert.
After one week with intense work it was a month of relaxation, preparations and parties with friends in Stockholm, Tuscany and Malmö.
In the beginning of July I worked as a coach on a fantastic footballcamp one hour outside Stockholm. My coachingteam was a mix of ex players and coaches and it was e genuin fun experience.
Back to Italy for 5 days to pack my bags and get ready for the womens euro 2017 in Netherlands. I was excited before I left and I can honestly say it was my best jobexperince ever. Much thanks to these fanatstic people and all the other people in the crew.
Sweden lost against the hostnation (who later won the whole tournament) and after 18 days in a bubble I packed again and went back to Italy and five days of recovering with Gianluca and friends.
August means vacation for my italian man and this year also for me. We started of with a week i Sweden, first Gothenburg and then Stockholm and our countryhouse.
Before leaving Sweden for Greece we passed by some of my boys who where protesting against the Swedish gouverment that sends back kids to war in Afghanistan. It was hard to see all those kids sleeping on the street, loosing more hope every day and replacing the feeling of being protected with fear for their lifes.
Gothenburg , my city:
The countruhouse outside Stockholm:
Greece and Corfu for 8 days and we did training, eating and relaxing.
Excited and happy I packed bags, again, to go to Sweden for the weekend and work for the Swedish television.The day after the Gala in Stockholm i took a flight to the south of Sweden to speak for an organization that helps kids with homework and give them mentors who can help them reach their dreams. An fantastic organisation named Drivkraft that support young people to make them choose a good street in life and stay away from trouble. I spoke for the mentors, the kids and other people involved in the activities of Drivkraft.I Caught the last eveningflight back to Stockholm and the morning after I went back to Italy and Florence.
Back in Tuscany, running in the wineyards:
September started with a trip to Stockholm to celebrate the yearday of our father with champagne and dinner.
Then a visit at my first club FK Bromma to meet their players, give them my jersey from Fiorentina and to get one from them.
On the same day as I visited my first club I also played a game together with explayers against the club I work for, If Brommapojkarna. The footballfamily is a powerfull family!
Back to Florence to coach the boys in the first trainings and games for the season, Im superimpressed, the are quciklearners and after two lost games we won 7 in a row.
In the end of September me and Gianluca went to Sweden together to put together a child in a clinic thats specialized in that. Between the appointments with the doctors we did Stockholm and enjoyed my family.
Back to Italy for one week before I left Again for Sweden to give inspiration to youth leaders and to visit some teams with IF Brommapojkarna. I also took the chance to visit the meeting of the organisation for explayers in Sweden and the get the latest news before I went to watch the Swedish mens national team in the qualification for the world cup 2018.
In the end of September they put in the embryo and then we just crosssed our fingers in three weeks before we could do the test and see if I was pregnant. After a game with my team in Florence the 10th of october we went to the house in the mountains and did it. I woke up 05.00 because of excitement and Yes! Something was growing inside of me!
From october we went in to November and somewhere in between the Swedish national team beated Italy and made it to the world cup!
November means footballgala and I got the oppurtunity to speak with amazing youth leaders and hand out their awards for their work with young girls and boys who wants to play football. Swedish football would not survive without these people.
In the end of November/beginning of December I was invited to a conference in London to talk about integration and sport and as an "Agent of change" using a special tool called Psytool in my work with young people in sport. A couple of great days at the Chelsea Arena Stamford Bridge with people from all over the world and I was a part of a paneldiscussion where I talked about my experinces.
After the conference was over I stayed 5 extra days, 2 at my friend Ramona Bachmans house and the 3 in a hotel together with my family which arrived in the end of the week. I also bumped in to two other friends from football, Ingvild Stensland and Christen Press and got to spend time also with them. Gotta love the footballfamilly!
I did shopping and bought a new jacket.