This, my friends, is life. The harsh, raw, unplanned adventures that make you feel alive. The unforgettable tales you gain, the ones you choose to tell to your friends, parents, kids and grandkids.
The things you remember.
As I am trying to learn to be settled in one place, I live through my previous travels (yes, like an old lady!)
Here follows a recount of one of my mini-adventures through parts of Europe – Brighton- London – Paris – Malaga – Bristol – London – Brighton.
In this part, the focus will be on the traveling aspects, i.e. going from Brighton to London to Paris to Malaga. Parts about Malaga and returning to Britain may appear next.
Continue reading Looking Back
Studying abroad, third stage international student.
When having lived in the UK for four years, the time when going abroad to study as part of my degree programme had come. What motivated me to keep my grades up through the first and the second year was that I had set my mind to applying for the exchange programme as part of my university course.
Continue reading How Hawaii Happened
Following my previous post about my one year long stay in hostels in Edinburgh (in 2011-2012), I will here write about where life took me next.
Continue reading Life Can’t be Planned
I thought I’d be a good idea to write a kind of factual, briefly descriptive and detailed timeline with what I’ve been up to since my ‘disappearance’ from Sweden in 2009.
Continue reading Timeline 2009 to Present
In this post I will account for some of the many differences between university systems around the world. I will also explain why I have chosen to return to the academic system I was born into, namely the Swedish system.
Continue reading Academic Differences
While some life-changing things started happening back home in the past year, I had a life-changing eye-opener.
Continue reading An Eye-opener
One of the best advice I have ever been given is to change the circumstances in life whenever they stop making you happy. Of course, sometimes we do need to do things we don’t want but when what we do start to fully consume us and kill our sense for creativity and all we stand for, then, I’d argue, it is time to make a change.
This is something I have always stood by, but almost lost track of during the past few months.
Continue reading Taking the Leap
While the deadline for applying for the study abroad summer programme passed recently, some first year students might be considering studying abroad for a semester or two. The third year might seem far off the agenda, but applications must be filled in midway through the first semester of the second year.
Continue reading Advantages of Studying Abroad Beyond Academia
Since I first came to Scotland, in 2011, I have always felt like there is something special about this place. Within four days I had found myself a new home, a place I since then have felt the strong need to be in.
Continue reading The Healing Hills of Scotland