Many people are always wondering how my life in Sweden differ from the life I have here in America. This question would’ve been better when I just arrived because my life here in America has become my daily life and now it’s harder to differ the swedish life vs the american life, but I will do my best.
So here in America I have the exact same schedule in school every single day. It doesn’t work like that in Sweden. I have a different schedule in Sweden for each day. One day I might start school at 8AM and only have two classes, the next day I have six classes, the third day I might have four classes but start at 10AM. - The days are always different and so are the time of classes. One class might be 90 minutes while the other one is only 40 minutes. I might have class while my friends have break and the breaks are also different lengths. In Sweden we have a law that every student needs at least 80 minutes break (with lunch) if they go between 6-8 hours in school. So usually the first break is 20 minutes then we have between 5-15 minute breaks between each class and the lunch time can vary from 20 minutes up to an hour.
In Sweden I would also take the train to school and not a car, I would wake up like 2 hours before school starts and because my school is in the city, me and my friends would always hang out in town after school, if I don’t have work or I need to work with the horses. I usually work 4AM-8PM on weekdays and then on weekends I work from 10AM-8PM. - But it all depends.
I also feel that America IS SO BIG that it takes sooo long to go the next city while in Sweden I can take the train for 40 minutes and be wherever in the country I want to be.
In America, Marg drives me to school every day and we have soccer practice every day after school and I don’t hang out with friends as much as I do in Sweden. Not because I’m not allowed to, but because everyone is so occupied in America all the time and I can’t go anywhere without someone taking me there first, which sometimes sucks, because I don’t want to take someone else's time.
When I think about it, my life in America has more the same schedule and that’s why I love the weekends here because we never have plans and we take it as it comes, while in Sweden I don’t really care if it’s the weekend or weekday because I always have studying to do or I can always hang out with friends whenever I want too, even if they can’t.
I can say this, and this without being mean, I have a lot more freedom in Sweden than here in America, and that’s only because I don’t have a license and that’s really it. - But I do love my America and my life here, I really don’t look forward to coming home, after I take my license in Sweden I’m moving back to America, I’m telling you. America is the best country in the world.
Love you guys!
XOXO Ema with on 'm'