I’ve put off writing this post for far too long, but I think that’s mostly because when I know it’s published, it will be the end to an era. But, whether or not I like it, I’ve been back home in America for almost 5 days now, and it honestly feels like my time abroad is all but a dream. The last few weeks in … Continue reading Hejdå, Sverige
Hej, it’s me again! Probably the worst procrastinator when it comes to updating my blog. I am determined to finish off the semester strong with my posts though, if nothing else for myself to have to look back on. Over the past few weeks, I have traveled to Tallinn, Estonia on a 36 hour cruise, showed three friends from home highlights of Stockholm in one … Continue reading A November update: Darkness and “mysigt”
Lately, it’s as if time has a mind of its own. I can barely remember a time before I called Stockholm home, let alone the first few days here. Now, it feels like the semester is already starting to come to a close, even though we have (a little) over half left. The first half of the semester, one thing that kept me going was … Continue reading Mid-semester reflections (and showing my parents around Stockholm)!
One of the hardest challenges I’ve faced during study abroad so far has been balancing being a tourist in Stockholm, and also recognizing that I’m a student who needs a day-to-day schedule (which may not always include an exciting European adventure for the day). Every time I go straight home from classes to pick up groceries or do homework I feel so guilty, because I’m … Continue reading Searching for a sense of normalcy abroad
Almost two weeks have gone by in my time abroad, but it feels like it’s been so much longer. The past week has been filled with classes, studying, exploring different parts of Stockholm, and of course, lots of fika. For those of you that don’t know, fika is a Swedish tradition that means coffee break, and it is traditionally held at 2’clock in the afternoon. … Continue reading Fika, palaces, & murder tours (oh my!)
It’s been a few days since I arrived in a half awake state at Arlanda airport, and boy have they been crazy! Right after arriving to my housing I met my roommate, Kaitlyn, and I was so thrilled with how well we got along. DIS honestly did such a good job of matching us because we are so similar and have already been great support systems … Continue reading My new ‘Holm