This is my third summer here since moving to Norway. During the last semester of university, almost three years ago, I was an intern at a design agency in Oslo. I lived here for three months, from February to June. And I liked it a lot. SoI started searching for a proper job and immediately after graduating I moved back here. Moving to Norway was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I still enjoy living in Oslo. Last month I wrote a blogpost about questions related to my immigration. This time, to celebrate my 2 year anniversary here, I’m writing a post about what my first three summers looked like.
Summer 2014: Everything New
This particular summer I spent a lot of time in the immigration offices. They weren’t very helpful in terms of providing useful information and I was basically left on my own to figure everything out. Luckily, in the end everything worked out fine and I received my residence permit immediately. Now I have a Norwegian identity number and I can live in Norway for as long as I want. This was also the summer that I started my first job, moved into my own apartment and met my current boyfriend.
Summer 2015: Nature
Ever since the first day of my immigration I’ve been becoming a bit more Norwegian every day. That really showed last July, when I spent most of my days in the Norwegian nature. I rented a car together with my boyfriend and explored different areas that were within driving distance of Oslo. Afterwards we also spent a few days at my boyfriends cabin, in the middle of a forest, together with his family.
Summer 2016: Productivity
Even though I’m traveling this summer, it looks like I’ll spend a lot of my days working. I’m developing two iOS apps, I’m working on my blog every day, and on top of that I still have my full-time job going on as well. But I’m really enjoying every minute of it. Besides, I’m also trying to travel a bit more this summer. I already visited Trondheim in June and I will soon leave on another small trip.
Moving to Norway has been the best decision I’ve made so far, and I plan to stay here forever. I’ve even taken the first steps towards becoming Norwegian already.