I am the first to admit I am the worst when it comes to our lack of car. I complain about it on a daily, if not hourly basis. We’re in a suburb of Copenhagen called Hørsholm, which is very similar to a US suburb. The strip malls are smaller, and there’s no tacky chain restaurants, but it was created for cars. Jeff has to call his local teammates to go to pick him up for practice. As far as I’m concerned we’re both too old and too young to be dependent on others for rides.
That aside, I actually enjoy walking around. I find that when you slow things down, you see details and little pieces of life you wouldn’t see any other way. There’s so much beautiful architecture and design everywhere. Everyone keeps their windows open all the time, so you can peek into their catalog homes as you walk by. I’m a creep.
In general, as cheesy as this may sound, it has really helped me to slow down and appreciate life’s details. I am someone who is pre-occupied with the next thing happening in my life. I am a constant daydreamer. Sometimes so much so I forget to enjoy the moment, and I miss it all together. Our situation may not always seem ideal, but it can only get better. We’re living in a wonderful country just a short train ride from one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. And everyone speaks English… bonus!
On the hockey front, Jeff still has no sticks. He has been playing with a broken one. It’s been an interesting and unusual intro to pro hockey life.
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