Sat here at 36000 feet on route to Stockholm. The sun is beaming down through the window, life is peaceful.
Reality suddenly hits me when I realise that I am flying “home”
Its now been 7 months since I moved to Sweden and time if I am honest, has gone very slow. I’m still in the same apartment, living in the same city. Since the long-harsh, winter ended Norrköping has suddenly come to life. The dullness of a cold and barren winter has been replaced by a wonderful spectrum of spring time colours.
Were talking about leaving, taking about moving to a new part of Sweden, but I don’t feel that I have explored this little city enough yet.
The trips to London have now become like shopping missions. Buying all the delicate treasures that you simply cannot buy in Sweden. In other words, vinegar, tumble fresh and branston pickle. How many of you have watched The Beach when Leonardo Di Caprio’s character has the endless shopping list on his jaunt to Bangkok? It does feel like this for me and I have already broken too many suitcases.
Yet life in Sweden is not all that cost. I still get stressed out when entering my pin code when shopping. I don’t know if I have to press the green button once or twice, it varies from store to store. For those learning Swedish, or planning a visit I seriously advise learning “Please enter your pin” as a primary lesson.
Though the fact that so many Swedes speaks perfect English still astounds me.
So where is home?
I guess it’s somewhere over the Atlantic.
There are days when I truly miss England, there are days when I need to be reminded that London exists.
Above all, I know that I am so lucky doing what I am. The traveling is cheap and I get to spend my time between two countries that I love. I know that this will not last forever so I will just make the most of it when I can. There is forever this horrible moment in life when you have a perfect scenario only or it to come crashing down.
I cannot predict the future, nor can I change the past. All I can do is live in the moment.
So from this rather lovely flight I leave you with my view.
There are dark days at times but, right now, life is a golden sunset.