Alright. I will admit to homesickness. Everytime McDonalds or Starbucks is mentioned, I long for it. That nasty sugar-y-ness is what my soul needs. I miss my parents and my sibling. I’m fed up with being stared at. I miss being able to go where I want to without the fear of being looked at funny since I am an immigrant with no Norwegian skills.
I need a job. I need more money. I need language skills. All of this takes time and it’s getting irritating. I’m impatient at this point.
So what to do about it? I strive to fix it. I practice Norweigan on Duolingo and Tinycards. I speak with my Norweigan relatives. I have a job lead right now at an Italian restaurant and I’m trying very hard to get a job there. Being around another Italian that understands Grandiosa isn’t pizza but cardboard with jarlsburg cheese will greatly help homesickness. (I eat Grandiosa but it is NOT like having real pizza.) Soon, I will have school for Norwegian and meet other immigrants which will be super nice. I won’t feel so alone.
I also am trying to embrace the new culture and try new things. I had a sunshine roll or solskinnboller. though I greatly tried not to. I kept saying “ew” until my hubby made me eat one. It’s actually very good. It is a cinnamon bun with custard in the middle so it looks like a sun. I keep having to remind myself that I need to try new things.
Have you ever felt homesick? What did you do about it? Let’s chat.