So this is old news but, I am moving to Stockholm!!
From my last post, I was waiting for my residence permit card to be issued. A month after sending it for processing, I finally received it! And then it was time to wait before I flew off in October. Of course in the mean time, I was searching around for jobs on The Local and LinkedIn. 4 months of endless applications and constant rejections. However, that does not warrant anyone to give up. After searching and searching, I found two companies that were keen on interviewing me as they saw in me endurance. One of the companies however needed someone to start during the first week of August but had secured an interview with me in the Fall, hoping for a potential hire with me in January 2015. Good news right? But things got even better. The second company said I was not a perfect fit for the position that they were hiring but he redirected me to another position that had not been circulated in job portals. After two grueling rounds of skype interviews, a logical and verbal reasoning test and a written assignment, my efforts were rewarded and I got offered the job!
So now I am moving to Stockholm in August and I am hella excited about it! When I was a student in Uppsala, I loved going to Stockholm to shop! I have never lived there but I promised myself that I would move there eventually. Fast forward 5 years later and here I am about to embark on the promise I made myself then. Here are some photos I took when I was in Stockholm that remind me why I love it. Tis such a beautiful city.
Walking by the river with Alison, 2009.
Fika with Alison and Nick, 2009
Julius, one of my closest friends. He's been amazing! He's helping me check out apartments and I am so glad to have him there in Stockholm :)
Janice's first time to Stockholm and obviously loving it, 2013
Helena, also a really close friend. She's been there for me whenever I was stressing about finding a job. She always gave me encouragement and I love her for that!
And then there's this silly fella who has been my constant throughout all this change. He who never doubted me a single minute and showered me with utmost love and affection. I love you <3
So off I go in 3 weeks to venture into (un)familiar territory!