I came from Spain to Sweden at the end of August of 2014, after a whole summer of horrible temperatures and fearing the sun.
At first the typical summer rain welcomed me but after that we had a beautiful month of September, with a lot of sun, and quite warm too! I continued trying to do what I was used to, avoid the sun! But then everywhere I was seeing Swedish people with their eyes closed, just facing to the sun with a smile in their faces. When I was going to the university everybody just wanted to have lunch outside or fika in the sun! All the plans included being outside feeling the rays! I really was starting to think that everybody was a bit crazy 😛
But yes… You can imagine what comes next. Everything changes after experiencing the first winter in Sweden, darkness, almost no sunlight, vitamin D levels at their lowest, every week less and less energy… And I just REALLY missed the sun!
Suddenly I started seeing the sun in a different way, suddenly it had a much higher value. And yes, I started staring at the sun with my eyes close. I become Swedish!
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