Another awesome weekend is at end.
Another night I fall asleep with love in my heart.
Behind my eye lids there are are so many faces and they all turn to me and smile and we dance and drink until the sun begins to rise over the city.
I feel connected with everything and everyone around me.
I feel beautiful and strong.
I have picnic with Maria in the park and she reminds me of the greatness of taking chances and the importance of joy. I meet with Karoline and I see how far she’s come and how far she can go. I talk with an old American couple at work that after fifty years of marriage reveals the secret to a happy relationship – to see yourself in each other and give more than you think you’ve got.
There is no doubt ‘Get Lucky’ is the summer soundtrack of 2013!
And finally the rest of Daft Punk’s new album is public.
Lovin’ the funky, fresh sound!
I should sleep. I can’t remember when I last slept more than five hours a night.
But I just have to share some pictures from today.
My third May 17th in Norway. Norway’s Constitution Day.
This year I celebrated with my two new roomies and some of their friends, with bubbly for breakfast…
before I spent the last couple of hours of the day at work, which is always exciting on this day.
Looking back, a lot is the same from when I first arrived Oslo, May 2011, but at the same time so much has changed.
Guess we need these check points to see where’ve been…
and where we’re going.
If I never see your face again
If I never find the words
That sifts jewels out of sand
Then that’s just how it goes
New constellations will form
Like lovers do
Just chillin’ out in my new apartment after a couple of eventful days.
This weekend I worked at the best job I’ve ever had,
with colleagues I call my friends,
got a bottle of cava from my managers for receiving good guest feedback,
hung out with my best friend who was here to visit,
moved out from one apartment & moved into another,
partied until six in the morning,
slept a few hours on the first couch I’ve ever owned,
had home made pizza and wine with my new Icelandic flatmates,
talked about life and its amazing potentials,
partied a little more,
slept another few hours on the couch,
talked to mom and daydreamed about our upcoming trip to Italy,
went to the gym,
made butternut soup and watched old episodes of Friends
in a place I plan to stay for a while.
One day I will find the right words,
and they will be simple.
Jack Kerouac – The Dharma Bums
I’m still amazed by how easy things are for us Swedes in Norway.
We are attractive employees and tenants, in a foreign country where we can speak our own language and make more money than we would anywhere else in the World.
I’m almost ashamed to admit that the only two minus; the lack of food culture and the high prices, can be fixed with a quick trip across the Swedish border.
So on Saturday, spontaneously, as everything these days, me and a girlfriend borrowed a car and drove 1,5 half over to Strömstad, a little seaside town on the East coast of Sweden where we packed the car with food and booze.
The next day, Sunday, my friend threw a brunch party that inspired to more spontaneous madness.
Monday, I went to see about a room in a shared apartment I had just found out about. It was perfect and I instantly got a great connection with the other tenants, two Icelandic women.
Tuesday they called and told me i was the chosen one and asked if I could come sign the contract the same day.
Tomorrow, I’ll have the keys!
As for the room I’ve stayed in for the last month there is nothing wrong with it but this new place was just a better deal. I get both a bedroom and a living room in one of the most attractive areas of Oslos, right on the square of Grunerlökka for the same price.
I need someone to take over my old room as soon as possible but just after sending out a simple message on the Facebook group “Swedes in Oslo” tonight I had about twenty replies in 10 minutes.