I’m Moving to Sweden

After being delayed for months with this plan, I am finally moving to Sweden! The first few months of 2018 wasn’t easy; all thanks to POEA. Nonetheless, I already have all the documents needed in order for me to leave the Philippines. Moving abroad is easier said than done. At the age of 16, I finally decided I want to move abroad, and my parents gave me that chance when they enrolled me in a university in Australia, but I came back to the Philippines after finishing the program. Thinking about it now made me realize how impulsive I was.

“I wasn’t ready, maybe.”

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, there’s 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 want to move to 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. If everything goes well with the interview, then I am one step closer to my goal.

I stayed in Stockholm for 3 days only. There are different places that I could visit, but I didn’t plan ahead on where I want to go. Preparing for the interview and getting over jet lag, I only went to visit a few places: Gamla Stan and the Vasa Museum.

The same week when I came back to Manila, I received a call and the company offered me the job! 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 — my new work, new environment, and new place. I’ve felt more disappointed than ever I did.

It’s been a while since I last posted on my blog. For now, here’s the update that I want to share with you all!

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! ❤

12 comments
  1. Whether you’re still in Manila or Sweden now, I’m wishing you all the best, Karen! I’m so happy that you have finally attained this dream of yours. You are inspiring. After being an exchange student, I kind of feel like I’m not meant to settle in the Philippines as well, but for now, we’ll see. Enjoy Sweden for me, will you?
    xx Myrra, http://www.myrrazenkate.com

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