Category: Norway

Getting Lost in Warmth

Right now, I am submerged in a modern-art mecca though it is a combination of new and old ways. Traditions are everything but homes and fashion are littered with modernism and cool chic. Moving to another country is a drastic way of making a…

Christmas Here and There

I have been asked about the differences in culture regarding Christmas in the US for me and the Norwegian style Christmas with my husband’s family. Here is a list I have made of comparisons. CHRISTMAS TREE US: Fake or real trees. Most people get…

‘MERICA: Getting Down with the Sickness

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…

Gifted Children

I was what one would call a ¨gifted child.¨I excelled in most subjects in school and learned very quickly. Often this lead to boredom and lack of motivation to do anything in school. ¨The Gifted Child Program¨ was offered at about 10 years old….

Genuine with Faith

I had a discussion with my Norwegian relatives yesterday. I was asked to explain why Americans are so religious and all about church. I wanted to ask why they never go to church or include God in everyday….. Here it goes. Norwegians can be…

Ideology of Work

How much time do you have to spend on hobbies? Here in Norway, we have more time to spend on them With the work mentality being different than what it is in American culture. I remember when my Sociology professor introduced me to a…

The Healthcare Difference

I believe the misdiagnosis of labelling me type 1 diabetic was not an accident but meant to make companies and doctors richer. I was told I was heading toward kidney failure, blood dialysis, and more neuropathy. I’m only 28 years old. How could I…

Koselig and Autumn

Its been raining for over a month. The trees are turning orange and gold. It’s gotten to the point that the heater needs to be on. Everything in life is changing. I’m clinging to that Koselig life. Hygge from Denmark is similar. You can…