* I moved to Sweden the prior summer.
* Lost a dear friend to cancer.
* Got together with the love of my life & moved in with him.
* Cut my really long black hair and dyed it red (yes it was a pretty big deal, my father did not recognize me)
* Got through two of my mother's manic attacks for the first time from over the phone.
*My sister finally "understood" me after she was forced to go to Greece and for the first time see our mother ill and realized what I went through all my teenage years.
* I lost several friends to "apathy"
* Went to Greece to pick up my mom and moved her whole life here in Sweden with me.
* Reunited with my best friend from childhood.
* Went to Greece again next summer to pick up my dying father.
* Lost my father to cancer after a 7 month battle.