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Monthly Archives: September 2010
I have been back home now for almost 2 months. Sometimes I feel like I never left. Everything is still the same. Other times, I am haunted by my lack of experiencing the life here while I was gone.
My friends and I have become very different. Most are mothers, or wanting to be. I doubt I have a biological clock. While I enjoy my free time, they have to schedule everything around the babies. They’re concerned with decorating their homes and knitting and waiting for their men to come home. I feel like we are generations apart. I’m not a hardcore feminist, but I refuse the idea of needing a man to “complete me”. Love is about mutual respect, not about reinforcing old gender roles. If I had a house, I’d probably go nuts over nesting, too. But my husband and I are adventurous people, and we like to not know where we will be next year. We live in the moment, and are happy with what we have. Of course, we don’t have a lot of money. But in a way it’s liberating. We don’t have to feel we need the latest flatscreen TVs, cars or the brightest flowers outside our crib.
One of the hardest transistions with the move… is trying to fit into this whole different mindset. From living in a city I am now in the country. Everybody has their nose into other people’ businesses, and long live the gossip. Catching up over an impromptu glass of wine has changed to listening to babytalk over coffee. Nobody goes out to eat – most people cook at home. Meeting friends for a drink on a rainy Tuesday? Heavens, no. Drinking takes place on the weekends. If I suggest we gather to enjoy a few beer, I get frowned at.
I also feel like everybody has a need to “fit in”. I miss diversity and daring to be different. Try to think outside the box!
Most people drink tons of coffee, hikes in the mountains, boils potatoes every day for dinner, complains about people that look different, competes about having the nicest house or the newest car…etc. I am starting to realise what made me want to leave in the first place.
But for now… I am going to enjoy a nice cold glass of Pinot Grigio, read a book and tell my husband to make me a nice meal. 😛
I know, I know! I have been a BAD BLOGGER! But hey, I just started my new job and we’re in the process of moving into our “new” apartment. We don’t have access to a computer OR internet everyday. So there.
I’ve been browsing through my fave blogs, and I am stealing Denae‘s idea about using a quiz from Skirt magazine and pasting in my own answers.
That will give you a quick update about me, and maybe learn something new.
My passion right now: As always, reading. I wish I could spend all day reading. I’m also into the show Mad Men right now. I am hooked! I love venturing into a fictious world, and I am in love with the retro look of the 60’s. The show does a fantastic job about portraying to socio-political norms of the time. As a woman, it’s crucial to learn more about gender roles and perceived notions of what we were supposed to be.
3 Items on my nightstand: Ear plugs, Eucerin Aquaphor, water.
I can’t live without: The company of animals.
Red, white or beer? White! Sometimes beer.
My favorite feminist: Sojourner Truth
Walker, runner or couch potato: Couch potato that loves to walk! I don’t run.. but I can walk for hours.
One thing people don’t know about me: Probably a lot. At heart – I am a tomboy.
The worst idea I’ve ever had: Going to France to be a nanny.
Food I could eat every day: Tacos!
Early bird or night owl? Both – depending on seasons and moods.
Never: Close your eyes to injustice
Whoa!! I’ve been told that the summer was cold and rainy, but the sun has been shining almost nonstop since Jamie and I came to Sykkylven. If you know me, you know I’m not a fan of weather talk, but I’ve got to surrender just once. Seriously, it’s September 7 and I am wearing shorts! There is not a cloud in the sky, and the sun is sizzling.
In other news… (drumroll, plrease!) I got a reporter job at NRK Møre og Romsdal. I start training Monday! I am very excited about it.
I’m also working on my Norwegian blog so I can get back to writing and THINKING in my native tongue.