My Swedish journey has started on the 17th of December 2008. †It was an extremely happy day as it concluded months of preparation:† selling/discarding/donating circa 80% of what I ever owned, packing the rest, etc. †All the while missing the main cause of all this – my beloved boyfriend.
Yes, I am one of those that moved thousands of miles away into a colder and harsher climate to be with the one they love and want to spend the rest of their lives with.
Looking back about a year later, I am still very happy I had made the move and now can spend all days and nights side by side with the love of my life.† However, there are some things I wish I’d done differently to prepare myself for the huge paradigm shift that I encountered by moving here. †That said, a year later, I still don’t have the step-by-step guide to do so.
All the advice I have is: open your mind, relax, and enjoy the ride as long as you can because at some point the short days, long nights, ever present cold and strong wind will getcha.
So, what is the point of this blog? †I’d like to share with others the experience of leaving a country and moving to another without so much as skipping a beat … I’d like to share my opinions,† insights, information, and experience I gather(ed) through this journey.
I hope it will be of some value to others or at least enjoyable for some.