Well ladies and gentlemen, our Denmark chapter is over and we have officially moved to the beautiful land of ice and fire. Yes, we are back in Iceland at last! Not that Denmark isn’t lovely in its own way. It is. And we were lucky enough to get to know many wonderful people that we had to leave behind. Denmark also taught us some life changing lessons, such as how important family is, how it’s possible to live four people in a tiny apartment with one bedroom and make it work, how amazing it is to be able to bike everywhere you go without arriving in a hazy pool of sweat, and for me personally, to calculate the time of travel into the equation of being on time! So sure, Denmark has a lot to offer. But there’s no place like home.
This is going to sound really cheesy but there are tons of things that I hardly recognized before I moved to Denmark, that I’m loving about Iceland right now. It’s the piercing freshness of the air, it’s the utter lack of calcium in the water (love that so much!), it’s the raw nature and the possibility of seeing it since there are hardly no trees, it’s not constantly having to struggle with translating every thought from your mother language to another language simultaneously as you speak, it’s the amazing carefree easygoing spirit of everyone (despite most of us Icelanders being workaholics), it’s the concentration of more than half the nation in this tiny geographical area of Reykjavik and its closest surroundings making it possible to go visit almost anyone you know in less than a 15 minute drive. It’s hundreds of those tiny little things you normally wouldn’t mention that make you feel so at ease – so much like home.
We’ve actually been here a month now but it’s just been so incredibly busy that I have not managed to post a blog until now. There has been so much going on and there is so so much I want to share with you. However, I’m going to keep it rather short and try to organize my thoughts into several blog posts since I think it’ll make more sense. Then I can also explain better how everything that’s been going on has affected us. But where to start? There’s the move back to Iceland of course. It’s the boys’ new kindergarten (which is amazing by the way!). It’s coming back to all the friends and family we’ve been waiting to join for so long and the mixed feelings of finally seeing them. It’s getting to know the Icelandic system in regards to autism and getting the help and support we’ve been missing and yearning for months on end. It’s the adjustment of being back home, the climax and anti-climax that followed. And last but not least, it’s how the boys are doing in all this chaos that has been their life for a while now. So, as you can see, it’s so many things that I want to share with you. And we will get there. Soon.
I just wanted to let you know that I’m still alive and well.
Until next time,
As always, thank you for reading. Sharing the post and/or commenting is always appreciated. ~Ragga