immigration butterflies from an ex-pat.
i’ve got butterflies in my stomach. my palms are sweating. my heart is pounding in my chest. mentally, i feel quite calm. but, my body clearly feels otherwise. what’s the deal? i know it will be fine. totally fine…
it’s just an opportunity to tell someone why i love sweden & how much i enjoy living here.
it’s funny, after 2 years, i finally feel like i have come full circle. it’s been only just in the past few months have i felt grounded, like i’ve merged everything together. my american-ness, my swedish-ness, what i love to do, who i am, how i work… i feel whole. i’ve found my place.
so, today, with butterflies in my stomach, i’m gonna go and tell someone how sweden has become my second home. and a life with my love makes me complete.
there’s no where you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be. ~ the beatles
well, the interview went well! it seems that lina & i are totally in sync with each other, answering the questions they threw at us with almost exactly the same responses (we were interviewed separately, of course). i should (fingers-crossed!) receive my permanent residence in sweden within a few weeks! mind you, i am still a us citizen, i just have the same rights as swedes (minus voting rights & a swedish passport) and can live here as long as i want. i’ll be checking the mail anxiously in about 2-3 weeks. gaaahh. thanks for all your good thoughts and vibes. ♥
peace & love.