Today is the day. The day that I have been waiting for. The day my life is about to change completely. I am about to embark on a whole new journey, starting a new chapter in my life, stepping into uncharted waters.
Let’s take it to the beginning. Last year when I graduated from high school I applied to universities, for one in Helsinki and for one in Stockholm, Sweden. I was lucky to be accepted to both.
Since a little girl, my dream has been to move abroad, to see something more, to explore, learn and grow. Therefore Stockholm immediately felt like the right choice. Unfortunately taking the circumstances in my life into consideration at that time it wasn’t possible for me to pack my bags and move. Secondly, I wasn’t able to get an apartment in such a short notice. So I started at the university in Helsinki and moved out from my parents’ house to the most beautiful little apartment in Tölö, Helsinki. I have absolutely loved living in the heart of Helsinki but now, almost a year later I am ready to face the biggest decision of my life and move to not only a new city but to an another country.
Even though I am so excited for the things to come I have to admit that those things scare the hell out of me. I am certainly going to miss my family and friends here in Finland. Furthermore, it’s a completely different country with a different currency, different customs and a population twice as big as Finland’s. Yes, Sweden is Finland’s neighboring country but still it seems so completely different in many ways.
At this time the moving company has picked up my things here in Helsinki and tomorrow I’ll be spending my first day as a Stockholm-based girl. Stockholm – here I come – här kommer jag.
Have you faced similar experiences or are you thinking about moving abroad? Please share your story or any tips that you have in the comments. I would really love to hear from you!