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Three years in Sweden

This month three years ago, we arrived in Sweden to start a new life. This should be an ‘anniversary’, but I just can’t help thinking, what is there to celebrate? That we… survive?

It’s been three years of living in Sweden, and I have mixed feelings about this. In some ways, things are good. I have a job I truly enjoy, we have our own place, we’re close to nature. But in other ways, it’s not all rainbows and unicorns, and I don’t know how to write it here without being overly negative. I read through my journal the other day, and reading it actually made me sad. It was like reading a teen’s diary. A lot of angst, rage, and moments of despair.

Maybe I’ll write about it someday, when I’ve had a few years to process it or when I’ve come out on the other side. For now, all I can say is it feels like the longest three years, and I don’t have clear memories of things that have happened since we moved here.

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  • Reply aggy87

    Wow Dixie, three years already! It has been a really weird couple of years due to covid too. I guess it’s okay to not be okay with how you feel. But I do hope you can still find things to enjoy, I really love your updates on Instagram. The nature there looks so peaceful. Wishing you are safe over there xx

    April 21, 2021 at 2:38 pm
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Thank you Aggy! Yes, I’ve been enjoying exploring the nature here, and I’m hoping to do more of that. Hope you’re safe and well too xx

      June 12, 2021 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Ditaa

    I appreciate your honesty and vulnerability here. Yeah, it has been a weird time. This pandemic really makes me do know how to feel. I guess we’re rummaging to feel at least normal. But I do really hope you’re happy and healthy. And I’m still jealous with that cabin by the lake, take me there please..

    April 22, 2021 at 2:07 am
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Thank you Dita! This pandemic is tough, but glad that the end of the tunnel feels a lot closer now (and I guess much closer for you over there in the USA). Any plan to visit Sweden? I’ll happily take you to the lake cabin if you visit Sweden one day. Btw, if there’s also something called 72-hour cabin and you might like that even more, if you want to check that out on visitsweden.com 🙂

      June 12, 2021 at 6:14 pm

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