to follow your dreams…

February 10, 2013

I’ve been writing quite a lot lately about unknown roads or destinations, memories, and about the importance of following your dreams. I have also mentioned pretty cryptically about different projects and especially about one big project that I have kept to myself completely. The reason for that, was that everything wasn’t set back then..but it is I think it’s time for me to tell you all about it…

For a long time, I have had a dream about studying at a college/university in the States. But somehow it’s been a dream far away for me. It has just stayed as a dream. Until now. My love and I decided, back in September last year, that we want to move back to the States. We love being in Sweden, but it feels like it is a time in our lives where we need to do something different. The timing feels somehow right for both of us. Even if we are sad leaving family and friends here.

I started the application process for a university in Asheville, a city in western North Carolina. It is a pretty complicated process compared to applying to universities in Sweden, for example. I visited the school in January for an interview, and last week I found out that I have been excepted!!! I can’t even start to explain how happy I am!

Since some of you might wonder what I am gonna study, are curious about the school and/or the city where we are gonna live, and might have some questions about the process for applying to the school etc., I have created a few pages (found in the menu to the left) where I have written some about that. I have also added another category called “school”.

Beginning in the fall, I am going to study at the University of North Carolina at Asheville for four years, and my major will be New Media, which means that after the four years I will be able to work as a graphic designer, digital designer and illustrator, web site designer and developer, and some other things depending on my major’s focus area.


This blog will get a new twist (which I hope you will enjoy!) while I’m preparing for our move, my life in the States later on, and then my student life. This spring will be crazy with all the move preparations, but also my last spring in Sweden in probably a pretty long time! I gotta enjoy it!


  • Reply Elisabeth February 10, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Tråkigt att ni flyttar!

    • Reply Lier February 10, 2013 at 2:10 PM

      Det är det som är den tråkiga och jobbiga delen i det hela..att det är en del som blir ledsna och andra som blir glada..och själva tycker vi det är både och…

  • Reply Monika Svärd February 11, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Jag känner gråt både av sorg och av glädje…. vilken fantastisk möjlighet … hisnande … kram Monika

    • Reply Lier February 12, 2013 at 3:07 PM

      Det är med en viss sorg jag lämnar Sverige och de människor som betyder mycket för mig och för Liz (du bland annat!), men det är samtidigt med en enorm glädje, som bygger på spänning och längtan efter äventyr, som jag också ser fram emot att flytta. Det är verkligen “bittersweet”. MEN vi kommer alltid att komma till Norrköping på besök! Kramar

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