A new home

Posted 1 month ago2023-12-26 01:40:53 UTC
A month has passed since I migrated. It only took two weeks for Malta to feel like home. It is even more beautiful than I remember. And so warm. I cannot believe I wasted one third of thirty years being cold and depressed in Sweden.

I started a new job. Colleagues are nice. They like to go out for drinks... maybe a bit too often. I should be careful.

I found a friend to go hiking with and I reunited with some nice people I met when I visited last winter. And I found someone to celebrate Christmas with... I hope it will be the first of many together.

I brought only one game with me, a chessboard, and I have already enjoyed some great games. Still... I think I will build a PC soon :hammer:
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VallettaValletta
Christmas dinner with the obligatory Julmust soft drink. No Kinnie for meChristmas dinner with the obligatory Julmust soft drink. No Kinnie for me
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I miss the people I love that I left behind. I promised I will always come back to see them during summers, but I might go and see a couple of them before that. Still. Life feels good right now.

12 Comments

Commented 1 month ago2023-12-26 02:52:32 UTC Comment #105791
Congrats on the new home!
Commented 1 month ago2023-12-26 10:22:44 UTC Comment #105793
Sweden to Malta is quite the relocation. Congrats. I'm happy to hear life is being good to you. :)
Commented 1 month ago2023-12-26 11:18:40 UTC Comment #105794
My ancient-ass mind when I heard anything about Malta
Anyway, best of luck out there. Keep an eye out for the memelord himself, grandayy.
Commented 1 month ago2023-12-26 12:03:34 UTC Comment #105795
Wow, that looks and sounds pretty nice. Best wishes!
Commented 1 month ago2023-12-26 17:21:41 UTC Comment #105797
Looks like a lovely place to live. Congrats on the move.
Commented 1 month ago2023-12-26 23:18:17 UTC Comment #105801
Thanks, you all. Kimilil, that video brings back memories! A friend showed it to me 17-18 years ago and I had forgotten about it until now
Commented 1 month ago2023-12-27 18:48:02 UTC Comment #105802
So cool!! <3
Commented 1 month ago2023-12-28 16:51:31 UTC Comment #105804
Congratulations. You deserve the best on your life!
Commented 1 month ago2024-01-18 19:32:27 UTC Comment #105896
I'm honestly happy to hear you're getting along with Malta so well! For others, moving abroad might be quite daunting of a task, but it seems you blew that phase right out, and I'm glad it's been pleasant so far! That dinner looks scrummy too. :P Gotta love must...

And about the whole leaving Sweden part, I must say it's funny that when you wrote this initially, I was in Stockholm. :)
Coming from Romania, I must admit I absolutely loved the country, and I believe it might just draw me in enough to get me to move there someday...

Wonderful folks, spent an amazing Julafton with some swede pals and was treated to some tasty national dishes as well.

Point being, life's just one big cycle of differences, ain't it? Enjoy your new life in Malta, and I hope for many happy memories and, most importantly, health! :walter:
Commented 1 month ago2024-01-22 13:02:50 UTC Comment #105913
And now begins the era of Maltese triple-A software domination.
Commented 1 month ago2024-01-23 03:53:00 UTC Comment #105919
Congratulations on the move. Life is full of surprises, and it's best to take advantage of the opportunities before you settle down with a family.
Commented 4 weeks ago2024-01-25 21:10:22 UTC Comment #105929
Thanks ❤️ It's been another month here and I feel so calm and content... it feels almost like first love.

Unfortunately I won't be starting any family in the future, unless you count a family of two (🤞). I love kids and I am a proud uncle, but I know my limits and I may be capable of being a good partner, friend, brother, son, uncle... But I don't have it in me to be the father a child deserves. It's alright though. I get to enjoy the freedom of doing whatever and going wherever, when I feel like it, and to have more time and energy for all the people in my life. A small part of me wishes things were different... But I am glad for the life I get to live, childless.

SSC_TAS, you should give it a try if you can. Sweden isn't right for me (except in the summer, then it's lovely), but a lot of people love it. I have many immigrant friends back in Sweden who do - I'll never understand why. There's one major downside to keep in mind (other than the climate), in both the Nordics and the German-speaking parts of Europe, many people, especially immigrants, struggle making friends. The natives aren't as open to strangers as most other Europeans and a lot of people are happy just keeping the same friends they've had since school. So if you're introvert it can be tough making local friends. That said, it might be the perfect place for you

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