Just made a big move even if it doesn’t feel that way. Maybe it hasn’t hit me yet.
That I no longer live in New York. I now live in Stockholm, Sweden that is (yes there is a Stockholm in the US too).
Moving into my old apartment, almost all empty, after seven years of son plus room mates, son with girlfriend and for this past year rented out unfurnished.
Starting over, re-doing, creating new with just me. Anything i want, nothing I don’t want. Feels so exciting and SO fun.
When you live in another country your old country eventually becomes the place that’s a bit strange and sometimes very different. Parts become “so much better” than where you live and other parts are “just so ridiculous”.
To really do start anew I’ve decide to think of this move as me moving to a new culture. A place where I do speak the language, where many things are familiar and I mostly can find my way around but where there also are many of those everyday clashes that can happen in a different culture.
So I watch people, listen and discover the Swedish/Stockholm way of doing. Try to not judge and take the differences that i don’t like as just a new culture that I haven’t quite grasped yet.
This makes it interesting and exciting!
I am discovering that I can both adapt without giving up me and I can watch from a distance, those parts that are too far from who I am to want to meddle in, and that way not be bothered, one way or the other.
It’s all about choice anyway, my choice, because we can’t always choose the circumstances but we, for sure, can choose how to react to them.
It’s all about me and my attitude, my inner energy and what I focus on.
That’s how we create the life we want. And I really want this life now!