09 April 2014
Instagram a few weeks back, I've decided to move to Copenhagen. There are many reasons for this move, and so many thoughts have circled in my head for months. But the main points are that Berlin and I seem to have outgrown each other. I don't regret coming back to it this second time around, and I knew it might very well be a short comeback, but I no longer feel at home in the city. Things that seemed charming and quirky last time around - like unwelcoming Germans (some of them!) and their love for bureaucracy and rules - have been such a pain in the a** this time around. Plus, I don't know how I would be able to pay rent and health insurance and live, there are no jobs, and the constant uncertainty would kill me. I'm very sad to have 'thrown in the towel', because I thrive on adventure and living outside Denmark, it's such a big part of my identity, and I feel I have let down that side of me. On the other hand, Copenhagen has drawn me to it for a long time, and the once very complicated relationship between us seems to have worked itself out. I'm looking forward to spending more time with dearly missed friends and my family, and to re-connect with a town I haven't lived in for a long time. The adventures in the world will soon call me again, I think, because it seems like I'm destined to always be on the move. But for now, it'll be Copenhagen, and that feels deeply great.