On Friday I sat down with my boss and quit my job. It’s crazy how fast you can change your life. But it feels like the right thing to do. It’s time. After two interviews, a whole lot of overthinking and finally an offer that felt too good to pass up on, I decided to take the jump. At the end of July I’ll move back to Stockholm to take on the role as Social Media Editor at & Other Stories. I’m so so so excited to get to be part of such a big and praised company as H&M, but get to work on a smaller, studio-like brand as Stories.
Leaving Stink breaks my heart a little bit, since this is where I’ve blossomed as a creative. I’ve gone from being an insecure intern who had to be proof read and guided through projects, to being the creative lead who takes on both art direction and writing. I’ve learnt so much about the industry, about writing and about myself and I owe that completely to the people I’ve gotten the chance to work with.
To move back home feels scary. Scarier than it was moving here to be honest. I haven’t lived in Stockholm for almost 5 years which feels like forever. But I can’t wait to get to know the city again, to live close to my family and friends, to have closer access to my family’s summer houses and to Europe. I'll always call New York home and who knows, maybe I'll move back again later in life. But for now, Stockholm.
I can’t wait.