Snakes, no, CATS! on a plane

Today was the worst day I’ll have leading up to my departure. I hope, anyway. At a moment’s notice I found someone to porter Wally the cat over to Canada, where he will stay with friends for the indefinite future. Since I don’t have a partner here in Sweden, no kids and no immediate family, Wally…

Three months to go: reflections

I have a confession to make. I have less than three months to go. Sort of. In a nutshell: my work contract runs out on December 31, and on that day I will board a plane into the great unknown.  But actually, I have received an award and stipend from the Hasselblad Foundation (as in…

Four months to go: reflections

Today is four months until I take off, and about two months since I made my decision to quit my job and travel indefinitely. Here is an update on my progress, what I still need to do before I go and my general feelings on my choice and life in general. Done: Started selling stuff…

The planning begins: five months till take off

I’ll be leaving my home and job here in Sweden in just over five months – or 165 days to be exact. This is the close future, but not close enough that I have started to panic yet. As I am still reasonably calm, I am going to use this time to really plan and…