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Nrrrgh, quick and dirty update from the land of Finns before I go to Swedish class in ten minutes.

Welp, I arrived. I'm alive. And functioning. XD

It's been interesting being here, and there have been some good parts - fuck yes, classes at Masters Level! Whoo! - and some not so good parts - my housemates' irritatingness for one thing, and the fact that my mattress is as comfortable as a slab of concrete for another.

And that's apparently not a word, irritatingness.

It should be.

On the positive side, I love this city.

I've never lived in a big city before and I still don't technically now, but it's certainly something I'd like to do when I'm older, even if it's just for a little while. This is the first time I've been regularly going into one - the city I live in at home for uni is actually just the size of a small town, and only is a city because of having a university and cathedral. Without those, it wouldn't even register on a map.

In Finland, I live just outside the city, about ten minutes by bus, but the only thing that lets you know how close you are is when you look up at night and the sky is orange tinted. During the day, it's very quiet, and calm with all the trees around.

Five am the day after I arrived in August. It was surreal to be waking up in a new country.

The weather's nice - it's blazing sunshine today, actually, and I think I overdressed for what I thought would be a terrifyingly cold day - and autumn is on its way. I keep finding beautiful leaves on the pavement as I walk to and from the university in scarlet and green and yellow. They look like they've been hand dyed.

I miss home. I miss flatness and I miss my family but I'm not desperate to go home yet.

I've made some friends and my classes are definitely interesting even if I'm taking a big step up in some cases.

Remind me to do another update later on. I'm going to Swedish class now :D

Date: 2013-10-02 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*is reminding you to make another update later on*

I'm so dumb. You wrote "land of Finns" and I was thinking "land of Fins" which led to

Land of Sharks

in my head -_-;...
I need to go to bed XD!

I'm still blown away by your bravery. Well, it's bravery to me. I think it's scary to think about being so far away from home. You are also brave for dealing with the housemates situation ;_;.

Date: 2013-10-02 09:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
take joy in knowing that the irritating roommates will soon be gone & then you can enjoy. whenever more than one person is involved in any setting or scenario there will be conflicts. if you keep them small in your outlook, they usually stay small in rl.

i love fall leaves! i have a crafty friend who bought a mens' suit jacket at a secondhand store & painted fall leaves across the shoulder & down one sleeve. she used the shapes and colors of ones she saw as inspiration, with vines twining through them. she wore it until it snowed. it really was amazing.

Date: 2013-10-02 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I"m so happy for you bb, so thrilled things are going well. You'll get over the homesickness. *HUGS*

Date: 2013-10-02 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
this is so exciting! Please do do another update :) Hope it's all going FABULOUSLY!


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