One year abroad

It’s a around 1,5 years ago when I moved out of my shared flat in Germany. 1,5 years! It feels like it was only a couple of months ago. But it also feels like it’s ages ago and I seemed to be a different person that time. I think I did change in the past eighteen months. And that’s good.

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
(George Bernard Shaw)

There are quite some things I learned while being abroad which I’d like to share with you.

Coming back home: Good resolutions

I have been living in Latvia and Norway the past year. Two countries I have never been before, two very different ones, two very different lifes I had. And shortly before I went back to Germany, I was thinking. A year abroad changes you, in my case it actually changed my life and my views on some things even more than I expected.

So I decided that there are some things I’d like to do different, some “good resolutions” for my time back in Germany. I have to admit, I’m already a month in Germany when I’m writing this now… So I hope I haven’t already forgot some of my resolutions ;)

Coming Home

People write about their experiences abroad – I saw that a lot of times. But a lot of people who lived abroad just stop writing when they’re back home. Do they just continue living like before? It feels difficult for me. Probably because I always was the type of person who is not good at letting things (or people) go.

Vegan Events in Tromsø / Norway

A friend of mine said once: “Veganism is spreading. It’s spreading like a virus.” I really like how she said this. And in May I also tried to spread “the virus” a bit more in Tromsø.

Living in the expat bubble

Soon I’ll be in Norway for two month. Where did the time go?

And if I think about that, I feel like panicking a tiny bit. Two month here means that more than half of my time here is over. And I don’t feel like leaving now. Especially not to continue studying in my university city which I actually don’t like. Moreover: What is it then: I actually did learn to understand quite a lot of Norwegian by now, I guess, but I can’t speak. And if I’ll leave now, I’ll just forget everything again. I put too much effort in learning the language for that! And I do want to learn the language.