Dec 21 2006

Silver hair, silver hair, it’s Christmas time and I’m shitty…

Apologies in advance to readers who are not familiar with the Christmas song "Silver Bells"…because I doubt this entry will be anything close to what they are expecting based on its title.

This is hands down the toughest time of the year for me as an ex-pat. I love my adopted country and have embraced much of its culture and national character over the past 4 and a-half years, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get excited about celebrating Christmas here.  The Swedish holiday traditions still feel strange to me, the food is completely awful, and my partner is an atheist…is it really any wonder I have trouble getting into the spirit of the season?

Feed my ego!

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