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Episode 80: What do you know to be true now that you didn't know a year ago?


We are coming very close to our one-year Swediversary! It’s been a long year and it’s also flown by. When I think back on all the things that have happened, my mind just boggles over what kind of a world we live in now.


When we arrived here in the middle of last November (2019), it was already quite dark and gray in Sweden, but we were amped and excited to be here. I’d been getting photos of our new city and home from my husband who had gone ahead of us and I remember just about crying with happiness when I saw the waterfront that Gothenburg has, which is actually a river but has gothic buildings, yachts, and ferries. Very much a big change from the city where we live in Japan. I just knew I would love it here before I’d even arrived.


Settling into a new country is a big adjustment. You need visas and ID cards, new bank ac