It has been a little more than 500 days since I landed in Stockholm. 500 days of joy, missing home, exploring a new country, missing some old friends, meeting new people, learning a new language. More importantly, it has been 500 days of immense learnings. Not just learning from the university, but also from people and situations around me. In this blog post, I write about the three things I am grateful for in the past 500 days.
KTH Innovation has supported me and hundreds of student’s dreams of taking the first steps in starting a company. Like I always say, I have learnt more through the experiences at KTH Innovation than I could ever learn within the four walls of the classroom. In the coworking space, I was able to meet other emerging entrepreneurs and be inspired by the hustle.
I have a theory that real friendships either develops when we are young (probably when we are 8 or 10 years) or when we move out of the hometown and stay in an unfamiliar foreign city. Stockholm has made me meet amazing people from around the globe. If you are staying in a student corridor room like Lappis, you are bound to make some amazing friends and memorable memories.
The most memorable moment in the 500 days in Sweden was climbing the highest mountain in Sweden – Kebanikaise, on the same day, a year later that I landed in Sweden. Sweden and Swedes are known for having an adventurous soul. And I have been hiking, climbing continuously since the time I have lived in Sweden. The city is surrounded by green covers which is attractive to have a refreshing evening run.
It has been an adventurous rollercoaster ride of 500 days and I can only look back and cherish the grateful moments, while I look forward to the upcoming adventures.