I haven’t blogged in awhile so I thought I would catch everyone at home up on what I’ve been doing and how things are going for me over here in Scandinavia.
A lot has been on my mind lately. I think that living abroad makes one more introspective and thoughtful in general. I’ve always (secretly) been a really deep-thinker about life but it is more so here. I took a walk by myself around my city here and that helped to clear my mind. I am one of those people that needs to go somewhere alone at times. It can get a bit boring here. The city I live in isn’t huge so it gets a bit monogamous at times. Avoiding boredom is something that I need to work on. Whenever i have too much free time, I don’t have as much motivation for my school work. I have always been like that. I prefer to be really busy which is something I miss.
Here are the things that I miss the most so far:
This should not be a big shocker for anyone, including myself. Yup, music actually keeps me sane. I feel like I am going to loose my mind sometimes because I don’t have any music groups to sing in. Needless to say, I will be ready to get back at it when I come home.
Ah, how I miss the food at home. I do not miss how processed & fake it is, or how the milk at home is filled with bad stuff, but I do miss the selection and being able to read the packaging. I get confused at the grocery store here a lot because things are in Swedish.
I would have to say that this is obvious. No one likes to carry groceries around or rely on the bus/their own feet. I also miss my apartment and having my big tv :).
I of course miss my friends and family. I appreciate them even more now. I appreciate the way that they treat me and how close I am to some people at home. I will be looking forward to getting back to all of you.
So, those are the main things I miss. Pretty normal, nothing too riveting there.
I went to Ullared, the biggest shopping mall in Scandinavia today. It was basically like a thousand JcPenny’s put together. It was mammoth and crowded. It was an interesting experience and I got a few nice things. We took a charter book and it took about three hours each way. I was quite tired by the end of that!
I also went to Gothenburg, the second biggest city in Sweden. It is fantastic and has Starbucks which makes it even better. It is very pretty and rich in culture. I wish that I lived there!
I am adjusting to life here. Everyday is a new day with new challenges and possibilities. I do get homesick sometimes and I will be happy to get back to my normal life but I’m also treasuring my time here. To end my blog post, here are a few additional pictures…
I love & miss all of you… 🙂