I don’t know how this happened… Tomorrow is the day we leave Rovaniemi and start our 24 hour travel to Borlänge. I don’t know where all this time went, I feel like we just started this course a week ago.

A bit about packing

The travelling itself doesn’t stress me. When I go and visit my hometown, I have to sit in the train 16 hours so I know how to survive! First step is to make sure you don’t go hungry.

Couldn't stop myself from opening the chocolate already...

Couldn’t stop myself from opening the chocolate already… Picture by Emmi Manskinen

If I’m too hungry, I start being cranky like a little child. I still want my friends to like me after this trip so I hope this is enough hah.

The second step is to make sure you feel comfortable. I packed the comfiest hoodie and wool socks. Also phone charger and playing cards so I don’t get bored.

The playing cards are old as duck but I always take them with me when I travel

The playing cards are old as duck but I always take them with me when I travel. Picture by Emmi Manskinen

The third and for me the most important step is to pack everything as efficiently as possible. Meaning that I don’t have to carry more than two different bags or luggages or whatever. Often I leave the house in such a rush that I have four or five separate little bags with me and it makes changing the train so stressful. I’m afraid I’ll lose something.

A bit about feelings

As I said earlier, this trip somehow just crept up on me without me realizing it. When it hit me that tomorrow is actually the day we are leaving I started panicking. It is very like me to sometimes only focus on the negative things that cause me stress.

But as I later thought about this blog post and what to write, I remembered the work we’ve done so far on this course. The heritage and authenticity related issues are close to my heart and what we’ve read about Borlänge and the Dalarna region in general has been very interesting. I’m also curious to see how differently the higher level students in Sweden work. Or if it will be different at all.

And of course, I am very happy to be spending time with our DPT13 group before everybody goes on their separate ways. Hahah writing that actually made me smile.

A bit nervous but mostly exited!

A bit nervous but mostly exited! Picture by Emmi Manskinen

Bye for now!
Emmi