The Way it Was – 2009
Hello, hej, välkommen. Jag heter Amanda and I moved to Stockholm in September 2009 because I fell in love with a Swedish man (who I refer to as C in the posts to retain privacy where possible). It seems to be a common occurrence but every story is unique. I am more fortunate than some as I was born in England and grew up in Canada. I have dual nationality (European and Canadian) which made it quite straight forward to move to Sweden. In fact, Canada is very similar to Sweden in many ways, so one might assume it was an easy move compared to others. But was it?
If you are interested in the Journey of Mixed Emotions, a journey of change that has affected people in three countries, then I invite you to read my posts as I unfold my story. It is your story too. And my Canadian friend’s story, and my Swedish lover’s story, and my parents, and ….
The Way it Is – 2014
About a month ago in March, C and I broke up. We are parting as friends, and I do not regret moving to Sweden. I plan to keep this blog but you can imagine that its focus will change over the next couple of years as I find my way again as a single lady.
I have just started a Masters in Professional Writing and have another blog (ClearlyWriting) where I track that parallel journey. I can honestly say that if I did not have school to keep me focussed right now I would be even more lost in Sweden than I already feel.