I’m Moving to Stockholm, Sweden
I’ve been keeping this secret for quite some time now, but I’m so excited to share with you that I am finally moving to Stockholm!
I went to Stockholm back in November 2017 and posted some photos, but I didn’t really tell people why I went there. You know, just in case it didn’t go well!
So, the main reason why I traveled to Stockholm was that I went for an interview in a company.
The last quarter of 2017 was definitely full of surprises.
On September 14, I was already contemplating if I should resign or not. That same night, I got an email from a company in Stockholm that I passed the first step, and they would like to proceed with the interview process.
Without expecting anything, I still submitted my resignation letter and decided to take a break from work for a month.
One month later, I got invited for an onsite interview and went to Stockholm for 3 days.
Stockholm Weekend Trip
I went to Stockholm in November. As someone living in the Philippines, experiencing autumn is very new to me. When I went to Stockholm, it was freezing cold! I had to wear a coat, gloves, beanie, scarf, and boots.
The weather isn’t good as well; it was dark and gloomy. I got a few good photos though!
During the onsite interview, I also had a conversation about the process of relocating to Stockholm, Sweden. I still cannot believe it. I am soon living abroad! Though during this time, I still didn’t know if I will get a job abroad.
Luckily, there was a sunny day during my visit to Stockholm.
The onsite interview went well, and I got to meet a few of my future coworkers.
The same week when I came back to Manila, I received a call and the company offered me a job abroad! I couldn’t believe that I made it! I’m moving to Sweden! I’m moving abroad!
Now I understood why things didn’t go the way I wanted to last year. Because something way better is coming!
After a few months, I’m moving to Stockholm
The original plan was I will be moving to Stockholm in January 2018. Unfortunately, I live in the Philippines and in order for me to leave the country for a job abroad, I needed to secure an exit clearance. It took me four months to process everything before moving to Stockholm.
Related: How To Move To Sweden
When Miguel and I had a conversation about moving out of the country, I told him I initially wanted to live in Australia, New Zealand or Canada. He then told me he’s not planning to move; but, the one country that he is really interested in SWEDEN.
Living in Sweden never really crossed my mind. I want to get to know Miguel more, I thought. I read more about Sweden and wondered what made him like the country. Little did I know I’m falling in love with Sweden.
I remember I posted it on Facebook in 2016 until a year later, I have a flight to Sweden, and Facebook notified me about its memories. What a coincidence? A year later and I’m on my way to Sweden for a final interview in a company.
As you read this, I am probably about to board the plane or on my way to Sweden. I’ll miss home but I’m looking forward to this new chapter in life. Goodbye for now, Manila! ❤
Follow my Instagram to have a peek at what it’s like to live abroad. In the meantime, here are my updates after moving to Stockholm:
- Life Update: My First Week in Sweden
- Life Update: 6 Months After Living Abroad
- My First Apartment in Stockholm
- My First Swedish Midsummer Celebration
- What I Love About Living in Sweden