Work Hard/Party Hard

Oh I just gotta show you this photo of Ola and me! It’s from out trip to Casual Connect in Hamburg!

So…we meet again!

 

This weekend I will go to Skövde (Sweden), to hang out with some old friends from the University, and just have a good time! Last time I visited Skövde was about 5 months ago. Always feels kind of strange to go there. It’s now 2 years since I packed my stuff and left the town for Malmö. Going back brings up memories, and the good ones hurt more than the bad ones do.

I really liked the freedom you have when you study. You are free to plan your days as you see fit, and attend the lectures you want to. That said you have a great responsibility for your education. Working 9-5 has its blessings, like you get a steady income, and you don’t have to deal with a constant bad consiens for not studying…But I miss the ability to go to the gym in the middle of the day if I want to, and all the good parties! I go by “work hard, party hard”. If I work really hard I need to party hard to keep me sane.

University of Skövde

Skövde means a lot to me. It was the place I got my first kiss, but it was also the first time I got to live on my own and take care of myself. I moved to a new country (I’m born in Finland), and had no idea what to expect from a place like this. I moved to study computer game development, and frankly I had no idea what I was doing at the time. When looking back it feels like I was learning life lessons each day.

I learnt so much in Skövde while trying to find out what a computer game designer actually does. Every time I go back to Skövde it feels like I’m opening a portal in my head and going back trough time, to the past…Except the past isn’t there. It still the same old buildings, it’s still the same old cold wind blowing in my face, it’s still the same old super markets and the yellow Uni…The setting is still the same, but the staff has changed, the students are now hired by companies and the apartments I spent so many magical moments in are now darkened down and someone else is now staying in “my” apartment. It’s a sweet pain. Sooner or later you have to move on, get a job and face the future. Any way, this weekend will be all about catching up with the ones still living in Skövde and party hard!

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