A lovely weekend has come to an end. Montreal was super
beautiful and I definitely would like to go back someday.
After a long day of being in a car, I am finally in bed now.
I was lucky that Gabbe could fix so I could stay at her
apartment even though she isn't here tonight. But it feels
weird to be here alone without her haha! But I am looking
forward to finally get some sleep. I have slept so bad these
days on the trip so I really need to get real sleep now.

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So yesterday was my last day as a Chatham Hall residence
person. After checking out, we begun our journey to Portland.
We came kinda late though so we did not see too much of
Portland yesterday. But today we went around in the car
since it was raining, but Portland seems to be a cozy place.
Then we went to New Hampshire, which was super beautiful
and we also stopped for toilet break at a shopping centre where
I went maniac and bought 2 jeans, 2 shorts and a shirt from
Levi's store for the same price as one pair of jeans in Sweden.
Then we continued to Montreal where we will stay tonight and
tomorrow. I haven't seen so much yet but Montreal seems to be
super nice! We went to a gaybar tonight (my first ever) and
we had fun, different but it was nice. I liked that I could dance
and don't be afraid of guys coming to grind against me haha!

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I am officially no longer a STU student, my life as an exchange
student is over. My time at St. Thomas university is over.
I have so mixed feelings & my emotions are literally everywhere.
But I do know one thing, that I am so incredible happy that
I took this opportunity to study abroad for one semester.
To be such a long way from your "comfort zone" & be your own
guidance in everything really makes you grow as a person.
It makes you see things from a different perspective & open
yourself for challenges. I have gotten so much magical
experiences from this journey & I have met a lot of fantastic
humans that have made my life here a better life. Thank you
myself, for taking this opportunity even if it scared the shit
out of me in the beginning. Thank you St. Thomas university for
having me as an exchange student. Thank you Fredericton for
being a city that I felt safe in. And thank you - all of you
people that I have met here that have made my days here
in Canada memorable and fun!

I also got back one of my last papers at St. Thomas university
yesterday & got an A+, a good way to end the university.

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And it's time, for the last night of studying in my bed here in
Fredericton, Canada. Tomorrow, 2 exams waits to be written.
And after that, I am done - I have made one semester of studies
in another country! And until today (don't want to jinx it), I have
only got marks over B, which is ok if I consider that all schoolwork
is in another language than my native language and that
the school system is totally different from what I am used to.

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Yesterday night was the last night out in Fredericton. We went
to celebrate together with the exchange students from UNB.
It was a: "Bring your own food and share" theme, so we got
to try a lot of different dishes from different countries. Later,
me and some of the people went to the nightclub. We went
to The Capital Complex first, my first time there, but it was
awful music. So we continued to the Twenty/20, and it was
so and so. It was nice to dance a little bit but then I walked
home around 1.30pm, in my heals, so my feet are quite soar
today haha. But it was a nice walk in the dark.

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Laying in bed and realizing: in just one week, I am no longer
a STU student. This room that I have called my home will no
longer be mine. I will never again sleep in this bed that I am
laying in and has called my bed for the last months.
Everything feels surrealistic, this life that I have lived will
no longer be my life. In just one week, everything will change.
And in just a few weeks, I will be back in Sweden, living my
Swedish life with my beloved family close to me, with my
friends since forever and friends since university all "close"
to me. With a best friend that was pregnant and swollen
when I left, as a full-blown mom with a baby when I get back.
All of this makes me so emotional, I am so excited to go back
home and to my "normal life" but so sad to leave this life.

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And now it's one week left at my "home" here in Canada.
Some students have already finished all their exams and
are back home in their hometowns. Yesterday, a Chinese
girl that I have got to known here went back to China.
Before she left, she gave me a note with the text: Be brave
to become the first, since she thought that I always lead
the way and inspired others to follow. So sweet! Today I
got a gift from a Chinese guy from here, a new eyeliner
since I have talked about that I needed a new one. He had
apparently paid attention and wanted to give it to me before
he leaves Canada. The other day, I also got an award from
my residence Chatham Hall, for: The best New Year's
gift ever! The motivation was that I came to this residence
after New Year and people here seems to have liked to
have me around. I am so so so thankful that I have gotten
to know so many wonderful people and so happy that I
decided to do this exchange. It feels unreal to know that
this journey will end soon, but it will be forever in my memory.

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These last days, I have just kinda chilled out. Even though I
know that I have a lot to study, it's like my brain have shut
down, it just don't want to study anymore. Instead of studying,
I have went hiking, been in the sun & shopping. Yesterday
was like a real summer day, the sun was really burning and
it was so warm! I love it. Today, me and Gabbe had a shopping
day at the mall. I bought sunglasses and a bikini for our
trip to Cuba. I am so excited! I just need to figure out what
the hell I am doing before, I think it stresses me out even
more than I want to believe since I wake up at night to
think about it now. Need to get my shit together soon and
plan that, but I guess that it is going to be okay whatever
I am choosing to do, that's why I haven't dealed with it yet.

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Friday night was a goodbye at the sushi restaurant Naru in town.
They have incredible good sushi! Yesterday was a study day.
I went to the writing centre and finished two assignments with
grammatical corrections. Then I went to the library with
Gabbe. To supper, we went to her place and had tacos!
It was my first "real" tacos since I came to Canada and
it was crazy delicious! Today is another study day.

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And it's for real, all classes at St Thomas University
is over for this semester (forever for me)! So no more
mandatory time in school and just a few days left as
student in this country, it feels so weird.
Just one assignment and two exams left!

And we celebrated it as queens yesterday. We started the
evening with booking a trip to Cuba!!! So we are going there
in the end of April. Then we did some serious drinking until
we went to the club and yeah, the whole night was very
fun but also kind of blurry. But it feels like things have
start to go my way, and today I just feel thankful!


I am thankful for what is going on in my life right now but today, my thoughts also went to Stockholm and the tragic happening there. The world can be such a wonderful place and at the same time, so cruel...

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