I just realised that my blog says that I will be moving to Sweden in 2011.
It’s now September or October 2010! This obviously means that I have more to do to prepare for the move than I actually have real time. The language lessons are coming along nicely, I no longer sound like a man with marbles in my mouth, yet still have the vocal talents of a four years old (They probably have better writing too!)
My knowledge of Sweden, I will admit, is good. Over the past six months I’ve been researching the history, political setup, geography and of course the culture. But reading this information and listening to all the podcasts in the world can never prepare you for a physical move to a country.
Knowing that it is only several weeks (10 and counting away) I realise that it’s not just a change of location, it’s a way of life. No longer will I be able to do the trivial things in life that I do day in day out. Walking to the shops and buying food without pulling out the old Iphone translator, giving people directions, understanding TV adverts and of course the most important of all, buying beer without being in the presence of my Swedish lady.
But life is never about standing still for me, it’s all about throwing down a challenge to yourself every so often just to prove that you have got the hunger, the passion and the desire to succeed in life. I may not know what goes on a Smorgasbord just yet, but through this choice of willing to move to a country to improve my life, I will.
So hello Sweden, the boy will soon be arriving. I guess I will now consider myself an official adopted Swede. Well, come on we adopted Sven Goran Eriksson for several years
It’s going to be one amazing adventure!