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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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Travels | Berlin & Dresden

My traveling continues on! I’ve been so lucky this year to be able to go to so many new and exciting places. I’m even planning a trip (finally) to Stockholm at the moment. People can stop looking at me funny when I admit I’ve never been to the only city they can name in Sweden.

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Berlin and Dresden were both amazing cities and I’d gladly go back. Berlin in particular has so much going on. I was there for six days and I could have stayed double, triple that and still have been missing out. Berlin is also the only place I’ve ever stayed where the other people at the hostel seemed to be staying an appropriate amount of time. It might also have been the nature of the hostel I stayed at, a hippie commune of sorts.

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