A few weeks ago, me and my family took a huge step in our lives, we relocated from Gothenburg to London!

My everyday life has totally changed; a new house, a new city, not knowing anybody around me. I find myself going shopping at the butcher shop, greengrocery, fish store and bakery rather than driving to a supermarket. Amazon is my best friend; I can order almost anything and get it delivered two hours later. I walk in forests that look like they were taken from a Robin Hood movie instead of the enormous fir forests I’m used to in Sweden. Three weeks into my new life, after some ups and downs during the actual move, I’m realizing it has started out very well!

“Real change is difficult at the beginning, but gorgeous at the end. Change begins the moment you get the courage and step outside your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Roy T. Bennett

Relocating to a new city, and country, might also turn things upside down in your career. I’ve usually got my jobs and contracts in Gothenburg via my social network and previous customers. In London I have to join the big job market competing with a lot of other equally skilled applicants, which is both exciting and challenging. I definitely have to step out of my comfort zone, which will hopefully make me grow and enable further personal development.

The Corona pandemic is not making things easier, or, maybe it is? These days we’ve all got used to work remotely which means that more companies than ever have their teams distributed over short and long distances. From that perspective I could still find a contract in Sweden and be part of a Swedish based team although I’m London based!

I have a lot of different options of how to proceed from now, and I’m so excited to see where this will take me. If anyone has any input or idea, I would be curious to hear about it!

View from London Bridge on our first visit to the city after moving to our new house in Barnes.

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