US and Norwegian Feminism

Lemme Point This Out... I wondered how I could fit in...... Well first, as you already know, I am emerged in the culture. Oh dear. It was weird and foreign for Norwegians to see me act traditional to the point of wanting to correct my behavior. For instance, I make food spicier for my husband … Continue reading US and Norwegian Feminism

Be You With Your Food: Medical Needs vs Vegan

I have felt the pressure to be vegetarian or vegan in high school. Many of my closest friends decided to be one and I could understand their reasoning- the harming of animals. I totally get it. It was when I started to have stomach problems that I decided to be a non-red meat vegetarian and … Continue reading Be You With Your Food: Medical Needs vs Vegan

Thoughts to Let Simmer

I wish you could smell this. The garlic, the sweet tomatoes, the meatballs, the sauted onion in olive oil. . . . .it's the smell of my childhood in the air. Everything my grandparents had was copper. I remember the giant spaghetti pot being copper and filled with water for pasta. Another giant pot with … Continue reading Thoughts to Let Simmer

Social Anxiety and Norway

I've got social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, depression and OCD. I don't write about this as though I'm happy about it. Quite the opposite. Being an American that is often seen as quiet and shy is not very well welcomed in this culture. I get snarky rude comments, ignorant questions, embarrassing moments, and flat … Continue reading Social Anxiety and Norway