I looked up some big sociological words that all apply to me: Immigrant subcultures, biculturalism, cultural assimilation..... these words all have to do with "blending in" with your culture or choosing to live with multiple identities. What I will do with myself in Norway is unclear to me in terms of assimilation, or becoming a … Continue reading Biculturalsim Poll
News I have to have 6-9 months apart from my husband due to visa issues I don't really understand. It really sucks. I'm trying to look on the bright-side of things. I'll be staying with my parents and will be spending more time with family. I'll also be able to see my friends in the … Continue reading Business and Sadness
I already feel the need to be like everyone else for once in my life. I don't like this feeling. I understand not a word around me and my clothes make me look blatantly American. It doesn't help that I can only speak English. We were going to get me a water and I was … Continue reading First Days in Norway: Part II
Despite airport security thinking my insulin pump was a bomb in Chicago, not being able to bring my black cat with due to a bunch of bullshit papers, and being tired out of my mind- we are safe in Norway. As for my black kitty, Stoner, my fears happened AGAIN. He did not have what … Continue reading First Days in Norway: Part I
Diabetes Type 1 has friends that often come along for the ride. One of the for me is my recent diagnosis of diabetic gastroparesis. This means my stomach is paralyzed. My vagus nerve has been damaged, causing my stomach to empty too slowly. Once again, my eating habits have to change. The following is a … Continue reading I Eat All The Time
Thank you, Italian good looks for making me stick out like a sore thumb no matter how I might dress.
Something I've been thinking a lot about is the fact that when a person moves they can reinvent themselves. I am moving so far away from my norm that I can do this! European clothes- A lot of Europeans seem to love H&M. Norway has a Forever 21 like store called Cubus. I get to … Continue reading Reinventing Myself