I'm an American living in Sweden (just over 2 years) and working towards getting my dual citizenship.
Stockholm on a Budget
My husband and I just made an unexpected trip to Stockholm this past weekend. I needed to get a new Residency Permit Card after receiving a permanent residency and Gothenburg (nearest migration agency) was booked until after the summer. So queue an impromptu trip when we didn't have the money saved up. We knew that if we went, we were going to stay for the weekend.
The Outside Looking In
Politics are not usually an area I talk about unless it's with my closest relatives. However, seeing all the recent news coming from America makes me realize how little people know about immigration to the country. I feel like some background is needed to understand my view point. A little over two years ago I moved from the USA to Sweden. It was one of the toughest choices in my 20+ years. The choice also didn't happen overnight. My husband and I weighed our options between him moving to the states and me moving to Sweden.
Journey to Another Country
In 2012, I met a man online (seems to happen more often nowadays), that would forever change my life in ways I couldn't foresee. He proposed in 2013 and in early 2014, we were married. We originally planned for him to move to the US as my family is larger than his. I'm also very close to my family and the thought of moving away from them sent my anxiety into overdrive for a while.