it’s all so surreal.
wake up in one bed, in one country. go to bed in another.
it all happens so fast, and yet it also seems to take forever. it’s so crazy to think about being on the other side of the world, surrounded by all different kinds of people & ways of living, in just 24 hours. but, in the blink of an eye = one 3 hour car ride, 2 plane rides, one hour & a half train ride, and quite a few hours of waiting in between, i have made my way from the cozy cabin bed in the mountains to stretching out on my big, soft bed in my little downtown apartment in sweden.
i can’t believe i am here. did i really leave? of course i know i made that journey home because i have some wonderful memories from the past 3.5 weeks. ohhh.. it was so amazing in the states with my family!
the trip back home to sweden (yes. home. two places.)was pretty non-eventful… until the end. after we landed, we found out that our bags were stuck inside the plane & they couldn’t get them out. why? because the compartment hatch was frozen shut. welcome back to cold, snowy sweden. hehe. i didn’t even know that was possible! but, i can prove it is, because, as i lay my head down tonight, all my luggage is still somewhere else. stockholm’s airport, i guess. thankfully, i am home, so i have everything i really need. and i believe someone will deliver our bags to us tomorrow. so it’ll all work out. but, man, how weird.
speaking of tomorrow, it’s right back to work for me in the morning. jet lag & all. but, i’m gonna push right on through. i’m guessing that tomorrow will be only the beginning of a very hectic schedule. this winter & spring is gonna be crazy, i think. i have been hired to work more than i have in the past (yay!), and come to find out, i may even be working more than i thought. wow! so, tomorrow, bright & early, i’m gonna get up and just pretend that my body doesn’t think that it’s the middle of the night. i’m sure my swedish will be outstanding… not. hehe.
in order to successfully fake my way through being awake & alert tomorrow, though, i must crawl under the covers now. so, my friends, goodnight!