Do you think this will fit into a 55L backpack?
Today I’ve gotten quite much done, actually. I’ve been to the store and bought a mosquito net, a prepaid sim card to my phone and icebreaker socks. I’ve also gotten a new design on the blog (not sure if I’m happy with it, but it works for now), I’ve gotten around to set up my twitter account and made a facebook page for my blog. So if you want to follow me on FB or Twitter, now you can.
Facebook: A Nomad at Heart
Last night in my apartment in Karlskoga. I’m all packed (I think) and tomorrow at 9.30 I’ll board the first bus to head north.
I’m taking the train up north to visit my parents in less than 24 hours. I really should start packing instead of just sitting around watching a movie…
At least I went to the bank this morning, so that’s done. And yesterday I ordered the books for class. So basically all that’s left is packing. And when I get to my parents place I can get the last few small things (travel insurance, buy a mosquito net). Then, on Thursday, I’m going to Bangkok!!
Did my last day at work today. After all the counting down, I’ve now done the last day. Strange. Very strange. Kind of hard to believe actually. Can’t say I got much done today though, hope I didn’t leave too much work behind. It went better than expected to say goodbye to everyone. For a moment I considered sneaking out before the afternoon coffee break so I wouldn’t have to say goodbye to everyone, but I didn’t. The hardest goodbye was already done (said goodbye to my best friend and my goddaughter a week ago) so it wasn’t too bad. I’m going to miss my coworkers, and my job. I know I’ve been counting down and I’ve been dying to get away, but it’s not that I haven’t liked my job. I’ve loved my job and my coworkers, it’s just that I’ve been here for almost 3 years. That’s a long time for me.
Some parting gifts from my coworkers (former coworkers I guess). They certainly know me. Black licorice, my favorite kind of candy. Especially the salty one that’s only available to buy in Sweden and Finland (and apparently in the Netherlands, but I’ve never been there). I’ve been talking about how licorice is the only thing I’ll miss about Sweden (apart from people of course), so they all got me lots of candy. I’m going to miss my coworkers.
Tomorrow is my last day at work. It feels strange, kind of unreal. I’m not sure how I’m going to feel tomorrow. I haven’t felt sad yet, it’s still so much to do so I haven’t really grasped the fact that I’m actually doing my last day of work tomorrow. The last few weeks have both dragged by slowly, and rushed past so quickly that I haven’t had time to think.
The thing about working in a city where I don’t have any family, and my best friend is moving as well, is that I might never see it again. When I leave this city later this week, it might be the last time, ever, I see it. Tomorrow might be the last time ever I see a lot of people I’ve seen almost every day for two and a half years… Like I said; strange and unreal.
I’ll let you know how I feel when I know it.
- Sell sofa and desk
- Clean out the storage room
- Throw/give away the last of the clothes that I’m not going to bring
- Book train tickets to visit my parents and to the airport
- Clean out the kitchen and pack up the things I’m giving away
- Buy a mosquito net
- Look up travel insurance and class literature
- Probably lots more things I’m blanking on right now
I don’t think I’ve ever felt this stressed before. One week left until my last day at work. Really can’t wait, but at the same time there’s so much left to do. At least the apartment is starting to look empty. And tomorrow I’m heading to the Thai embassy to pick up my passport again. Can’t think longer than that right now.