09 April 2014

About homes

As some of you might have seen on 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.

11 comments:

Fototosse said...

VELKOMMEN tilbage til København!

karen sofie said...

Fototosse; TAK :)

Becca Waterloo said...

eee, so exciting! I want to come visit! now we have to do a CPH/CHI post ;-)

karen sofie said...

Becca; Yeah, it's actually quite exciting! And we should definitely do a CPH/CHI post. Maybe something about rediscovering your city?

vix said...

I follow you on IG and somewhow I missed the pic in which you announced it! Can't wait to see your new blog posts with pics and strolls around Copenhagen! Such a breathtaking city...

karen sofie said...

Vix; Thanks for sticking around, I'm looking forward to start this chapter in Copenhagen with the blog!

Sheena R. Rasmussen said...

Efter lang tid på farten er dét at komme hjem nogle gange et eventyr i sig selv :) Det er et dejligt tidspunkt, du har valgt at slå pløkkerne ned i KBH igen - forår, så bliver det ikke bedre.

Sheena R. Rasmussen said...

Efter lang tid på farten er dét at komme hjem nogle gange et eventyr i sig selv :) Dejligt tidspunkt du har valgt at slå pløkkerne ned i KBH - forår; så bliver det ikke bedre.

karen sofie said...

Sheena; Du har helt ret, det er ret eventyrligt at komme tilbage til Danmark :) Og så om foråret!

Mara said...

Well.. Bummer!
Maybe there's a chance to meet you someday anyway. Wishing you all the best!

karen sofie said...

Mara; I'm sure - I'll definitely be in Berlin plenty of times in the future. Just because I'm moving back to Copenhagen, doesn't mean I won't ever come to Berlin again :)