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5/24, 12.45 at night
It is my last night in umeå. my bags are packed more or less and my room is cleaned. it's hard to believe that it's the end of a journey that i've dreamt about for years and took months to plan. being in sweden has made me poorer than ever but every krona was worth it. i've made friends from all over the world and learned so many things about other people and cultures. it's a sad and exciting time. the past few weeks have been cherished like every day was the last day. any amount of worth from a day has been extracted to the fullest extent, whether it be having boob tube time with a corridor mate, a walk around the neighborhood, having fika or just getting together to have a beer. there has been a lot of reminiscing the past few days. i still remember my first few days like they were yesterday.
5/27 11.30 at night
i was a little freaked at finding myself in a new country and excited at the same time. walking around was like seeing for the first time. everything was new and foreign; darkness all the time, trying to find the grocery store and using drying cabinets for the first time. at times i feel like i didn't use my time wisely but in the end it doesn't matter. i've made some close friends and learned some new things, that's all that matters for me.

i'm excited to get home though. i'm excited for a few american things and family and friends. i'm excited and motivated to get home and finish my degree and work more so i can get back to europe to visit friends and discover new things. i will miss my tiny little room with the pine tree view and seeing my corridor mates. it's a lot better than the neighbor's back yard that i have at home. needless to say, i do not regret any of this, i have loved every minute. it's not really a time to be sad about the end of this experience, new ones always start where old ones end. tomorrow i'm off to austria to hike the alps and see a little of italy at the end of it all.
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5/24, 12.45 at night
5/24, 12.45 at night
5/27 11.30 at night
5/27 11.30 at night
5/29, midnight on nydala lake
5/29, midnight on nydala lake
fysikgränd after the brännboll p…
fysikgränd after the brännboll …
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