Sthephany in Sweden

Sthephany Vasilopoulos van Oordt

As I watched my university life come to an end; I was only certain of one thing; I did not want to work. Sitting in a cubicle for 8 hours a day, with two scheduled 15 minute breaks and a lunch hour in an ugly building does not seem like a good way to start your life. I’m totally not down with this pathetic corporate routine life. Like seriously, who wants to go straight into the awful workforce? Life is too short, we gotta live a little and by that I mean, live a lot. And no, a one week vacation does not remotely qualify for a life changing experience.

So on January 10th, 2011; after having the most amazing NYE celebration with my wonderful girlies; I packed my bags and peaced out. I decided it was time to get to know ME, the most important person in MY world.

My first stop was Lima, Peru; my birthplace. Yeah, I know I don’t have any Spanish last names; but guess what genius, there are immigrants in ALL countries that come from ALL countries. So yes, my grandparents and parents got bit by the little travel bug like me, decided to explore the world and voilá.

For the first time in my life, I am living on my own. Somehow, I managed to move out my parent’s home, move to a different city, country, and continent at the same time. I do not recommend this for anyone. It’s a big scary world out there; luckily Sweden is quite lovely. Other than infinite amount of problems I encountered since my arrival, Stockholm is definitely a wonderful city; I am happy to be here and cannot wait to see what the future holds in my new life. Follow me on Mind the Gap to tag along on my crazy international journeys, one step at a time lets mind the gap!

When people say, ‘She’s got everything’, I’ve got one answer – I haven’t had tomorrow.
–Elizabeth Taylor