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Ok, I admit it, I’m a lister. And in these hectic days of moving to Oslo, starting a new job and stuff, there’s definitely things to do to make life in a new place a bit easier. At least for me.

  • Make a wishlist for stuff you need/want for your apartment (mine mostly consists of furniture and gollywogs now).
  • Go to a concert with a band you’ve hardly heard of before (White Lord Jesus turned out to be an amazing surprise AND I got a free CD).
  • Bring extra shoes everywhere, especially if your primary pair is slightly uncomfortable after a couple hours on your feet. Chances are you’ll walk a lot.
  • Invite people over for food, even if you have to sit on the floor. Floor just adds to the charm.
  • Eat something new, try new places, explore your culinary taste. You’ll probably find out about food you didn’t know you liked.
  • Bring a book in your bag. You never know if you’ll be sitting down for ages, or if you’ll need a break. Books tend to shorten down on the boredom scale.
  • Learn the shortest route home from as many places as possible, and know where the nearest bus/tram stops and where it goes.
  • Dress in new ways. No one knows you, they might not recognise you again and you just might find a new style to wear. Experiment!
  • Work out. You’ll feel better and you might actually get to know someone while you’re at it.
  • If all else fails: Turn your stereo on full blast and dance around your apartment. Who cares if you feel silly? Pull your curtains shut and dance naked if you feel like it!
Nadia

Nadia er en kommunikatør av yrke, en grafisk designer av utdanning, en del forskjellig innen roller derby og alt mulig annet rart på fritida, og hun mener mye om mangt. Også er hun fra Internett.

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