My last two weeks in Malmö, and a new beginning.

This blog is a new beginning for me.
Last time that I was actively blogging I was still on a Swedish blogging portal and I had just moved to Malmö from Linköping, my hometown. I felt that I couldn’t write what I wanted to write there and I just couldn’t find the motivation to be creative anymore. A lot of things had changed in my life and I hadn’t touched my camera for a long time due to personal reasons.

Then, about a month ago, someone lit that spark for me again.
It was a tiny, flickering one which was teasing the creative part of my soul. A few weeks ago I grabbed my trusty Canon EOS 5D Mk III (we have been through a lot of weddings and rainy concerts together) and ventured out in Malmö to do something about it.

Malmö is a beautiful city. Despite everything that media writes about it and all the bad things that are happening here, I don’t think that it’s the ‘hell hole’ that media is trying to portray. It’s a city full of life, friendly faces of all nationalities and an atmosphere that I’ve never experienced during all my years growing up in Linköping.

I have a complicated relationship with Malmö.
On one hand it’s the best place on earth, where I have some of my closest friends, my apartment is close to the ‘Triangeln’ shopping center and the train station with directly takes me to Copenhagen airport within roughly 19 minutes or less and it has some of the best sushi. On the other hand it’s a city that’s tainted with some rather crappy experiences that I would rather not have.

However, in about two weeks my relationship with Malmö is ending! A couple of years ago I met this truly amazing person (that I’ll be referring to as J) in an online game. We became really good friends and we used to sit and talk late at night while gaming together or with other friends. A few months into the friendship I knew that I had fallen for him in a way that I had not experienced before, but due to personal reasons we couldn’t develop our friendship into anything else. I stopped talking to him for quite some time while trying to put the pieces of the puzzle to my life together, but I simply couldn’t stop thinking about him. And so, last year we finally met in Wales, and it was as if we never stopped talking.

Fast forwarding to this day: in about two weeks from now I’ll be moving to the U.K. and I’ll be living together with J! I’m super excited about this new chapter in my life and I really can’t wait to take my photography to a different level and explore new things. In Sweden I used to run my own business as a freelance photographer, and I’m looking forward to doing the same in the U.K., but with less focus on weddings and more focus on concerts and pet portraits.

Now I’m actually going to get ready for bed.
I’ve been spending the past week with J who was visiting me and today he left for the U.K. There has been a lot of cleaning and packing bags these past few days and I’m absolutely knackered. Tomorrow I’ll try to edit the photos that I took of my dog Metalica while J and I were visiting my parents in Linköping. Also, tomorrow it’s back to work at the migration agency again, so best I get some beauty sleep.

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