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Turns out commuting is pretty exhausting

February 26, 2017

I haven’t written a blog post in a while. Some random hacker wrote a post for me recently though, so that was nice of them to try to keep my blog going while I was busy trying to sort out my life. I guess I should be flattered that they considered my blog hack-worthy.

I’ve now completed three weeks in my new job. Time flies! I work for a start-up company called Tinitell. Look it up, it’s pretty cool. The only thing that is a bit tough about it at the moment is the fact that the job is in Stockholm and I’m not. This means I have to commute there and back 5 days a week. The travel time is about 3,5 hours per day. It may not sound that bad, but it’s actually quite exhausting.

Sitting on a train doesn’t seem like something that would be that tiring, but it really is. Maybe it’s because I get travel sickness. Although, I feel I’m getting used to travelling now, so I don’t feel as sick anymore. Maybe you can train your brain into getting over motion sickness.

Jeremy and I have found temporary accommodation in Stockholm between 10 March – 10 July. So in a couple of weeks, we will move up, and the travel time to work will be a lot shorter. But in all honesty, I’ve got mixed feelings about moving. As much as I like Stockholm, I also like being close to my family. Stockholm is only 1 hour away though, so I guess it isn’t that bad.

Accommodation in Stockholm is crazy expensive. Because Jeremy doesn’t have a job in Sweden yet, most of my salary will go towards the rent. Luckily, we have money saved up as well, so we don’t have to worry about not being able to pay rent.

I would like to buy an apartment. Jeremy kind of does too, but he has very mixed feelings about it. This is because when you buy an apartment in Sweden, you don’t actually ‘own’ the apartment – you own the ‘right to live in it’. That’s pretty crazy to me, but I would still prefer to own a place, because as weird as it sounds, you would pay less monthly than if you were renting in Stockholm. The problem is just coming up with the 15% you need before you can get a loan.

I just really want us to get our own place, so I can start decorating it the way I want and make it into a home. Although things are a bit messy now, I have a feeling we will get it sorted soon!

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