The last year has been a complete blur. Realization finally caught up with me, whispering in my ear, “You’re in Oslo, you are freezing… ALWAYS.” The better half of me knows, that it would be best to just move to a warmer place, where winter-coats are not required in the middle of July but the other half, the stupid ‘knowing-everything-better’ half of me knows, that THIS is the best experience that could have ever happened to me. Clearly that half didn’t freeze to death mid July, while taking an evening stroll in very wet and cold Oslo.
I love my life, I really do, I love everything about it, even the not-so-warm weather but what it makes it worthwhile is A. He is my everything and I do hope, that he will be just that for the rest of my life. That is, if he can stand me complaining about the weather for the rest of our stay in Oslo (we haven’t quite made up our minds yet, as if to stay in Oslo forever and ever or if we eventually do move to some place, where it’s always warm and hot and humid and just awesome…!)
While I am writing this, I can’t help but think back a year ago. When we cruised from PA to Georgia and when we drove back, jumped on an airplane and finally arrived in Oslo. I do miss it, the US – that is. I do very much even, but not for the obvious reasons, WalMart, fast food or huge malls that don’t let any sunlight through. Although, to be honest, yeah, I kinda miss that too. But what I do miss the most, are my wonderful friends, that I haven’t seen in forever.
One in particular, Am. She was with me, when I first met A. She was there all the way and I think, of all people, she was the most surprised, that A and I did manage to get so far. Through A’s and my relationship she always was there, always, always, always. And A and I both hope that she will be there in December too, when we will start to reveal our wedding plans. (Also, she doesn’t know this yet, but we are going to ask her a very important question and we do hope, that her answer will be, ‘Yes, I do‘.)
Yes, my dear friends, you read right. Wedding plans. But before you all get excited, let me tell you, no, we are not engaged. At least not in the conventional sense, but A and I finally have made some big decisions regarding our big day. And until then, I will let you keep guessing while we organize the most awesomest of all weddings you have ever seen, heard and read about.