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Six months in... does it get better?

Regretting moving here

Bsmith
post 18.Oct.2017, 11:25 AM
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And you're going into winter which is a hard time in Sweden. Do you have the resources to take a trip to someplace warm this winter?
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flaneur
post 18.Oct.2017, 12:01 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 19.Aug.2017

Me too. I hate it.

I have a great job, great salary, I live in central Stockholm and never had any single problem with any bureaucratic procedure.

Still...I hate it.

Damn I want to live in New York, this is all boring bullshit.
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BhuBhuKaZoo
post 18.Oct.2017, 01:48 PM
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Location: Uppsala
Joined: 29.Jun.2017

QUOTE (flaneur @ 18.Oct.2017, 01:01 PM) *
Me too. I hate it.I have a great job, great salary, I live in central Stockholm and never had any single problem with any bureaucratic procedure. Still...I hate it.Damn I want ... (show full quote)



I saw Savage had quote the U.K. as a place many Swedes go and yes, New York is a beautiful city. However, people leave those countries too! I left London, and the U.K. (I have family in the country with a Land Rover and all that) and I just got so fed up with the London life and the country as well. It's the same for many people.

The key is - if you want a change, you should take it on. You only live once and you wouldn't want to look back thinking "what if?"

I moved to Sweden because I love the idea of Sweden - what it represents and the nature that is so abundant here (and unfortunately not being properly protected in the U.K.). Has it lived up to my expectations, not completely - but in other respects, its been better.

I'd lived in New York (albeit for a couple of months only) a few years ago, and again, although I loved the idea of New York, when I was there, I did enjoy it but it reminded me too much of London and the working environment is much too similar (if not even worse).

I would say Flaneur, if you want to go to New York...do it! Its a great experience and one that you don't get without actually going there. It also helps provide some perspective when looking at where you are as well!

Its all well and good saying "this place is horrible" but then having nothing to compare it too but an idea. You've got to live there to see what it's like really!
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Bsmith
post 18.Oct.2017, 02:48 PM
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Joined: 25.Jun.2009

QUOTE (BhuBhuKaZoo @ 18.Oct.2017, 01:48 PM) *
The key is - if you want a change, you should take it on. You only live once and you wouldn't want to look back thinking "what if?"


Exactly right.
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contomlon
post 18.Oct.2017, 05:35 PM
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Joined: 28.Apr.2017

QUOTE (mjennin2 @ 25.Apr.2017, 11:36 AM) *
Change is never easy - especially when you came here without being fully prepared and probably, if we are to be honest, glamorizing the situation. I say this because I have b ... (show full quote)


Mmm, OP, one has to believe you are having it easy...think about those millions who would be happy in your predicament,who are living in Zim,DRC, Somalia or even Bulgaria or Romania!!

*just a thought*
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contomlon
post 18.Oct.2017, 05:37 PM
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QUOTE (mjennin2 @ 25.Apr.2017, 12:36 PM) *
Change is never easy - especially when you came here without being fully prepared and probably, if we are to be honest, glamorizing the situation. I say this because I have b ... (show full quote)


Where do you come from.
Why did you come to Sweden.
What is your nature of work.
How long have you been working in Sweden.
What is stopping you from returning home.
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Svedallas
post 22.Nov.2017, 01:05 PM
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QUOTE (choiminzi @ 18.Oct.2017, 09:59 AM) *
I don't like my job, my home or my neighborhood. And no matter what I do, I'm stuck here for the time being. And I see no other place to go. So these "victories&q ... (show full quote)


If you do not have a good social life or at least a lot of supportive friends and family. Sweden is hard, and with the cold dark winters, it does not get easier unfortunately...

A good job and salary does not compensate for the needed moral support.

I recommend that you either work on your building a vibrant social life, or move to a different city perhaps.
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intrepidfox
post 22.Nov.2017, 01:33 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 18.Jul.2012

QUOTE (Svedallas @ 22.Nov.2017, 01:05 PM) *
If you do not have a good social life or at least a lot of supportive friends and family. Sweden is hard, and with the cold dark winters, it does not get easier unfortunately. ... (show full quote)


It depends on the person. I lived here for years going to work and coming home to an empty flat. It didn´t worry me at all. I like solitude. i can´t stand having the phone ringing all the time or people knocking on the door for a chat. As i said everybody is different
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GamlaSkogHisingHope
post 27.Mar.2019, 08:50 AM
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Joined: 20.Nov.2016

QUOTE (intrepidfox @ 22.Nov.2017, 01:33 PM) *
It depends on the person. I lived here for years going to work and coming home to an empty flat. It didn´t worry me at all. I like solitude. i can´t stand having the phone r ... (show full quote)


Exactly, it depends on your outlook. The cold dark winters never bothered me; sure it's colder than England, but that is to be expected.
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Bsmith
post 27.Mar.2019, 12:04 PM
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Joined: 25.Jun.2009

And now, it's Spring which is very beautiful in Sweden.
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