I stopped trying to figure out my obsession with Sweden a long time ago.
It began when I met a handful of Swedes while studying for a year in Australia. Meeting them was like a light bulb coming on in a room I hadn’t even known existed. I’ve been visiting Sweden regularly ever since.
I was raised on the East Coast of the US but my professional life has been spent in California. My last name comes from my mother’s side but I have only met one relative from that side of the family. Only recently have I been able to pry out the information that my great-grandparents probably immigrated on a boat from Sweden. Read more » >>