20 years in Norway/ Turning 40

This fall I can finally say I’ve been living in Norway for half of my life. Just before turning the big 40, I get to become a mom and it’s a dream come true. I’ve known I wanted to be a mom ever since I was in my teens, but somehow it wasn’t meant to happen until now.

Alina tran-3So do I fear the 40s? Not at all. I can’t wait to get to live the family life I’ve always wished for and at the same time that I’ve been scared to death of. Children are so expensive and so time consuming, I used to say. And guess what: She is already! Every time I hit a shop, I completely forget about myself (plus nothing fits, so what’s the point?) and dig into all these dresses, bunnies, shoes with silk laces and so on. Time consuming? I’m sure she will be. I just hope we won’t have to get into the hamster wheel just yet with lots of activities and watch family life fall apart somewhere between logistics and exhaustion.

Alina tran-4

But hey, just because I hated my extra curricular activities, doesn’t mean she will, too. I started playing piano at 6 and for 7 years it was the most nerve-racking destruction of my self confidence- haha! As for ballet, I was 12 when I began taking classes and it wasn’t that bad, but I can’t say I liked it, either. I didn’t have a gracious bone in my whole body, although people say that one can see on my posture that I did ballet. Well, I guess that’s something.

On a different note, the apartment is finally out for sale and the home inspection is already this weekend, so we have to put in some new hours of scrubbing and styling in order for it to be perfect (and hopefully get sold at once). Counting down to moving in and settling in a bit before Madde comes and takes over our world.

My pelvis seems to be a bit better and I’m trying not to jinx it, but boy, ain’t it nice to be able to walk without feeling like curling into a ball and cry?!

Drop me a line if you will.

xxx, Alina

4 thoughts on “20 years in Norway/ Turning 40

    1. Unfortunately we haven’t managed to sell, yet. Thank you for your kind words, Norwegian real estates usually keep a high standard, so people want something with a new bathroom. 😳

    2. As for my pregnancy, I only have 3 weeks left before my maternity leave starts and so I can’t wait, especially since walking is such a pain in the ass. 😳

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