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So, I know I've been neglecting my blogs for a long time now, and I don't really have a good reason why. I guess since nothing was really going on in my life I didn't see the need to type out how boring I am, or something. It's also been a rough few weeks with the anxiety. I knew moving back here would be rough since I've never really had friends in town, but for the past few weeks I've been physically unable to leave my house a lot of the time.

I've been depressed. Like, worse than usual. It felt like my life was going nowhere fast; couldn't even hold down a temp job, I was broke (well, still am but meh) had really no plan or hope for the future, etc. I went so far as to ask a friend to fake a relationship with me so I could move back to Sweden and go to school, and while I'm pretty ashamed of that now, at the time there didn't seem to be any other feasible options. When she said no, I sorta wanted to disappear. Completely.

Things are looking up now, though. I realized I was being way too picky in my plans for the future and decided to expand my options, and did some research on the University of Oslo. Not only do they have a program in Nordic Viking and Medieval Studies, which would be super badass, they have guaranteed student housing and it's easy for students to get jobs. As if that wasn't awesome enough, after I graduate I can stay in Norway on a 6 month working permit to search for a decent job, and if I find one, I can just stay on a work permit and become a permanent resident in 3 years. So, needless to say, I'm definitely applying there. I also contacted Uppsala to check one last time on fees and student loans, not expecting much. But I was told that the loans are perfectly fine, so I'm going to apply to several programs there too. And if neither of those work...there's always Denmark. Those unis don't start accepting applications until April, though, so I have plenty of time. One way or another I'm gonna go back there, though.

On the employment front, I'm back at my temp job after almost two months of being laid off. Relief would be a huge understatement, although now I have to get used to leaving the house at 5:30 again. Totally worth it though. I'm also going to do some testing for a 911 dispatcher job next week, and I'm really hoping I'm able to get that because it'd be steady if various hours and $19.624 an hour, so...whoooooo rich me!

Other than that, my life isn't spectacularly exciting lately. I'm doing Nano, although it's a pretty half assed attempt right now since the job and my laziness make me not care as much as I should. It's just for fun for me anyway, so meh. But I'm working on it. And I miss Sweden and my Swedes like crazy and cant wait to be back and see them again.

Date: 2010-11-13 09:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cd-lind.livejournal.com
So, I know I've been neglecting my blogs for a long time now, and I don't really have a good reason why. I guess since nothing was really going on in my life I didn't see the need to type out how boring I am, or something.
Aw. Well, you're back now!

It's also been a rough few weeks with the anxiety. I knew moving back here would be rough since I've never really had friends in town, but for the past few weeks I've been physically unable to leave my house a lot of the time.
*hugs you tight*

I've been depressed. Like, worse than usual. It felt like my life was going nowhere fast; couldn't even hold down a temp job, I was broke (well, still am but meh) had really no plan or hope for the future, etc. I went so far as to ask a friend to fake a relationship with me so I could move back to Sweden and go to school, and while I'm pretty ashamed of that now, at the time there didn't seem to be any other feasible options. When she said no, I sorta wanted to disappear. Completely.
Hey, it's understandable. But it's so bad you felt you'd have to be in a fake relationship, because you are awesome and lovely! <3

Things are looking up now, though.
.)

I realized I was being way too picky in my plans for the future and decided to expand my options, and did some research on the University of Oslo. Not only do they have a program in Nordic Viking and Medieval Studies, which would be super badass, they have guaranteed student housing and it's easy for students to get jobs.
That's awesome, possum!

As if that wasn't awesome enough, after I graduate I can stay in Norway on a 6 month working permit to search for a decent job, and if I find one, I can just stay on a work permit and become a permanent resident in 3 years.
W00t!

So, needless to say, I'm definitely applying there. I also contacted Uppsala to check one last time on fees and student loans, not expecting much. But I was told that the loans are perfectly fine, so I'm going to apply to several programs there too.
Uppsala's a nice town. Or, well, at least it was back in 1997-98 when I lived there. It's quite a bit like PiteƄ.

And if neither of those work...there's always Denmark.
*nods*

Those unis don't start accepting applications until April, though, so I have plenty of time. One way or another I'm gonna go back there, though.
Yay! \o/

On the employment front, I'm back at my temp job after almost two months of being laid off. Relief would be a huge understatement, although now I have to get used to leaving the house at 5:30 again. Totally worth it though.
Having a job is awesome, even if said job might not be all that awesome all the time.

I'm also going to do some testing for a 911 dispatcher job next week, and I'm really hoping I'm able to get that because it'd be steady if various hours and $19.624 an hour, so...whoooooo rich me!
That would be awesome! I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Other than that, my life isn't spectacularly exciting lately.
Aw.

I'm doing Nano, although it's a pretty half assed attempt right now since the job and my laziness make me not care as much as I should. It's just for fun for me anyway, so meh. But I'm working on it.
It's not November 30 yet!

And I miss Sweden and my Swedes like crazy and cant wait to be back and see them again.
Sweden and this Swede misses you too! I can't see Fred without thinking of you, you know. And now at ICA they have this huge Verum standee with small Freds all around the border - if I could ship it to you, I would!

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