We're moving. It feels strange that when I say I am going home, it's not to our apartment but to a very small one that we've rented from now until October.
In May, when neither of us was sleeping very well and Mini was waking up several times a night, we decided we needed a bigger apartment with at least one more bedroom. At first I was hesitant, I've always found strength and security in my home and where I live has been important. In fact, when it comes to my home I don't like change. I like the same. I like coming back to the same place after we've been travelling, I like traditions and celebrating birthdays in the same kitchen and I like having a constant when other things change. Now, we decided we would sell without buying a new place first and the thought of not having anywhere to go, especially with a small baby, was nerve racking. And how would we ever find a better apartment? Ours was amazing, the light came in from the south and west and we had a balcony overlooking the water. This was also the first home we bought together, where we planned our wedding and found out we were having Mini. How do you leave that place?
Well, said and done, we sold our apartment in less than three weeks and I spent three days in limbo until we found a new one. Which was much, much quicker than we had anticipated and for that I am really grateful. Now, I feel completely at ease. Probably because our new home is so great and will suit our needs much better. For the time being we are renting a lovely albeit small apartment and then we're spending a couple of weeks in California before we can move in. I'm really excited, although I will certainly miss this place.
- all photographs by Johan Nilsson for Lagerlings