Last year, when Conrad and I celebrated our marriage with my French family, we followed the celebration with a week to wind down in Sweden. During that week, we took a day trip from Stockholm to Uppsala, where some great friends of ours live. Before making our way to their incredible farmhouse just outside the city, we spent a few hours exploring Uppsala.
The town is one of few medieval cities still left in Sweden, and we were utterly captivated by Uppsala’s charm. It’s a small city, but it has lots of character! Though Conrad and I have always loved Stockholm, we really enjoyed Uppsala, and we left the city in agreement that we had to come back some day for more exploring.
Little did we know, that almost one year later, we’d be moving there!
Yes, you read right. WE’RE MOVING! To SWEDEN!
I’ve been offered a position in Uppsala, starting immediately, so I will be leaving Colorado very soon…which is exciting, crazy, overwhelming, stressful, nerve-wracking, and every other emotion out there.
Leaving Fort Collins will be hard. I’ve been here almost eight years, and for someone who is used to moving every 2-4 years, that is a long time. Plus, we truly love Colorado; we have family and friends here that we love so much, the weather is impeccable, the mountains breathtaking, and the beer delicious. But, Conrad and I have both agreed that it is time for a change, and this is our big chance to do just that.
Obviously, I will try to blog as much as I can in the following weeks/months, but I will be really busy packing up eight years of my life into a max-weight 50lb suitcase. I really want to try to document the move, though, because even though I’m nervous, I really think anyone can do an international move if they want to. Yes, it is scary, but it’s also SO doable, and I want to share my process so you can see what moving internationally means and how to do it, and hopefully learn from my mistakes (of which I am sure to make!).
Thank you to all our friends and family who have been so supportive during this crazy but exciting time in our lives. We can’t wait for the next adventure!!!
P.S. Norwegian Air flies to Stockholm for as low as $169 one-way! So don’t be a stranger!