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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 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
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