Wednesday, January 14, 2015


I have been so excited for so long that I am going to study abroad in at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden.Tomorrow, the 15 of January, I will embark on my journey. I will land in Stockholm in the early morning of the 16th, go through orientation, and begin classes on Monday the 19th.

I stumbled upon this little gem of a Swedish word that describes perfectly how I feel: 
Resfeber: The restless race of the traveller's heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together; a travel fever that can manifest as an illness 
Hear the pronunciation here: 

While I have manager to avoid getting sick in my long pre-departure phase, I am both ready and nervous. This is my first time living abroad and there is so much to learn. It will be a wonderful growing experience. 

That's about all I have for now. I will be writing every day so feel free to
follow the blog and keep up with my adventures as I journey in and in and throughout Sweden. 


  1. P.S. I don;t see any place to follow your blog.

  2. Oops, don't know what happened to my first comment! So you don't speak Swedish? No worries, I don't speak Swedish either! :) Happy travels , Rachel; Love you!

  3. Have fun Rachel!! Ill be reading every day <3