OK, let’s start this blog with a presentation of.. well, me of course.
So who I am? I am Mia, a 20-something expat at heart. I grew up in a smaller town in Sweden, got bored with my current life and booked a one way flight to London. It was tough in the beginning, but I also fell in love in the city, the roughness, the unexpected turns of life and the everything-is-possible-atmosphere. I could see myself living there for a very long time, but life had other plans for me. London was my home for almost 5 years, but I emptied my room an moved back to Sweden in December 2013 to finish my studies.
I’m currently in some weird transition period between my old life and my new. It feels strange to once again live in Sweden and I’m feeling a little lost. Most of my old friends in Sweden have moved/faded away over the past few years and my current London life is just too far away.
However, all things will pass and so will this. Me and my boyfriend (that I left in London) will soon move to Australia for a new phase in our lives. We’re starting in Brisbane/Gold Coats and will just take it from there. There’s no work/studies/similar lined up for us when we move, so we’ll need to solve all of that when we get there. We are mostly looking forward to do something different, get new experiences and are not ready to settle down yet.
We’re going there on a one year “work and travel”– visa that we are planning to prolong for another year. We might stay in Australia for the full 2 years or we might leave beforehand. It’s not that planned out and will just see what happens since neither of us has ever been in Australia before. I’m not worried though. I’ve already made a similar move to London 5 years ago and that turned out well. Europe is also just a flight away, so we can always come back if Australia didn’t turn out the way we wanted.