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Happy Anniversary to my guy. Seven years!

I recently wrote an email to someone I haven’t talked to in a year. Here’s what my bullet-point summary of the year looks like:

  • I moved to Sweden.
  • I closed my business.
  • I learned Swedish.
  • Then I learned how to program.
  • Now I teach programming.
  • This year I’ve traveled to: Budapest, Poland, Dresden, Berlin & Munich, Copenhagen, Stockholm, London and in a couple days, Morocco.

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Every year I write a summary and say “it’s been a crazy year” and every year I’ve been exaggerating, until now. Moving to a new country is weird and a little bit hard and lonely and scary. But we’ve done it and it’s almost been a year and everything is pretty much OK.

George is even more awesome than the day we got married and I’m so proud and happy and excited to be his wife. He’s so clever and funny and kind. And he puts up with all my shit. It’s great. Marriage is great. Here’s photos. Happy anniversary babe!

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Sweden Update #5 | Now I’m an employed web developer

Holy crap – who is that girl? It’s me, it’s me! I’m alive and now I’m a web developer / programming teacher and I have a job like a real adult. Yes, it’s been a long time since I wrote. I was busy learning how to write code, see. (In the meantime, WordPress has become a whole new beast – what.) And I went to London and Munich. But not anywhere else – it’s been a crazy three months. I’ll tell you all about it.

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So last we spoke I was about to head into bootcamp with Craft Academy. I did that. It was all kinds of things: exciting, challenging, stressful, fun, intense, painful. I wrote blog posts about that, too, but I did it over on Medium, which I guess is where I’m going to blog about stuff like that.

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Sweden Update #4

Hejsan, y’all. Last update came to you from the beginning of summer and this one comes to you from the (let’s be realistic) end. Gothenburg has a very brief “summer” and then we slip back into rain rain rain, darkness and cold. It could be worse! We could be waaaaay up north and get excited when it gets over 10*C. (Did you know it’s a further 16 hours by car to the Arctic Circle from where I live? Sweden is huge.)

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Those three glorious weeks we had in June… that was pretty much summer. It’s been ok here, off and on – a day here and there where it’s really pleasant out. But mostly it’s been raining a lot and not all that warm. We’ve got our collected fingers crossed that we’ll get some more good weather here in August (when we visited last year it was really warm) but for me, summer is over starting tomorrow anyway.

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