|Me and my wolfie.|
You might have noticed that my activity on social media has been somewhat erratic during the last 3 months. If you’ve followed my diet experiment, and if you subscribe to my Classic Muscle Newsletter, you know that my kidneys have been inflamed – which was the main reason for the experiment (to improve health markers while getting down to a very low body fat percentage). And yes, it did improve the health of my kidneys and my test results are almost back to normal levels.
At the same time I started the experiment I also received a big blow to my current living situation. Since 2012, I’ve been renting an apartment in a really good neighborhood here in Gothenburg. At the end of May, I found out that the couple I’ve been leasing it from have been renting it to me illegally. In our contract, they wrote that they owned the apartment. This proved to be wrong. The apartment was rented and they did not have an approval to lease it to another tenant – their permit had actually been revoked in 2011.
They had also added 2000 SEK ($240 USD) to the original rent, which is highly illegal in Sweden for a tenancy.
This means that the housing company did not even know that I’ve been living here for 4 years! Once they found out, they ended the contract with the couple. And since I’m not in their database, I do not have the rights to take over the contract. They have to follow the law and present the apartment to the next person in the applicant’s queue. In other words, I have to move out by September 1st.
And to make a bad situation worse, during the last four months we’ve had two deaths within the family on my father’s side.
So, to make a long story short. The last couple of months have been exhausting. A lot of hunting after another apartment in my area with enough space for a home office and a wolfdog. Lots of travelling and on top of it, the fraudulent couple have been harassing me and my family after I exposed all their criminal activity and demanded compensation for being overcharged and getting three months totally ruined. Luckily I have a lot of friends and clients/previous clients within the justice department and the police force all over Sweden, so I have a good backing and support system.
|Finding an suitable apartment when you have a wolfdog is not always that easy.|
And if you don’t know, Sweden as a country is in crisis. Our population is increasing with thousands a day. Our healthcare system broke down years ago. Our school system is in shambles. It’s all about to collapse. It’s very difficult to find an apartment in a good neighborhood in the bigger cities. Also, crime and violence is increasing at an alarming rate and the good neighborhoods are shrinking. And if you actually do find something, you better be prepared to open your wallet as wide as you can.
Since most of my friends, and the dogs I work with, are centered around where I live, there was no point in moving to the other side of Gothenburg or settling down in some suburb. It would be too much hassle to travel for an hour to meet up for only an hour or two of activity.
This lead me to the second best option. To move to a smaller city where there is less violence, where there is still housing available and where rents and prices are much lower. It’s heartbreaking to leave all my wonderful friends and all the dogs my Lovec play with. But it can’t be helped.
Since most of my family and several other relatives live in the little town of Arboga, I decided to move back there for the time being (for a year or so). Funny thing is, after contacting the largest housing company in Arboga, it took only 45 minutes for them to call me back with two different offers (no frikkin’ queues!) And they actually prioritized the most suitable neighborhoods for a dog! So now I’ll get an additional 20+ m2 (215+ ft2) for a total of 76m2 (818ft2) while saving 2000 SEK a month!
My long term plan has always been to either buy a house on the countryside or move abroad to a country in eastern Europe or even further away, depending on what will happen with Sweden and the rest of Europe. Since I have friends and contacts all over the world, I’m well-informed about what is happening in most countries and it’s not looking good in most cases. Anyway, at this point I do not want to invest and buy a home in Sweden as the market is too unstable. Also, all Swedish banks has zero credibility abroad. That’s why I move more and more of my business, including my banking, to other countries.
So, on September 1st, I’ll be moving to Arboga. It’s been more than 22 years since I graduated from high school and left that little town (for work and university) – and now I’m coming back, at least for a little while.
During the last two months, most of my projects have been temporarily halted, as I had to focus on my family and my own situation. Most things should be back to normal about a week after I’ve moved. I’ll start up the clients who I had to give a short break and I’ll probably open up a few more coaching spots during mid-September or early October.
I’ll also be a regular writer for Gymgrossisten (just finished a 5-part article series for them), so keep an eye on my social media and their website for some cool stuff!
Thank you for reading and have a great week!