March 24, 2019

“Living in Sweden is so much better and scarier “

“Living in Sweden is so much better and scarier “

Hey! What do you think I should do? Should I study or should I work? Can you please help me understand how things work in here?  I have been living in Iran for many years before we came to Sweden and that was two years ago. I love it here but the language is difficult... I really want to study but, my family's financial situation is not so good so maybe it is better if I find a job?... But if I manage to find one, I am afraid that I might never be able to study. I don’t know what I want to become but I think being a teacher is something for me. I love to talk and I love people. University sounds just like a dream come true even hearing the name makes me shiver of joy and excitement.

I have a lot of responsibility towards my family. I am not the oldest in the family I have four siblings my oldest brother lives in Iran with his wife, they are very poor and it is hard to provide for them because we barely have enough for ourselves. My two other siblings are blind and my younger sister she is only 18 years old. We lost our father when I was young and my mother has gone sick so she is not able to support us anymore.

Soheilla Hossein, 23
Newly arrived, Sweden