A story about small talk.

You know how some people, when in a socially awkward situation, like by the coffee machine at work, or in a party where they know no one, opt to start a conversation about the safest subject they can think of? Even if they deep down think it’s boring? “The weather wasn’t so good today, I…

I’m so busy!

My summer vacation, which begun with a 7 hour drive to my grandfather’s funeral, included a lot of driving every day and ended with two days travelling from Gytheio to Oslo, left me tired. The week that followed, which included work, house wife-ing, volunteering and it ended with a trip to Bergen, left me exhausted….

Why moving to Norway is the best thing I’ve ever done

I thought I’d go for a catchier title this time, but don’t get lured by it. I’m not going to write about how salmon did miracles for my skin or how low temperatures help you burn calories, though the virus-killing cold weather of Oslo, was indeed the end of my recurring bronchitis. Some years ago, I…

Nostalgia

Every now and then, I catch myself being nostalgic. I’m not always sure what it is I’m nostalgic about. The past, good times with my friends, summer vacation, the younger version of myself, the times that everything was possible… You might think I’m exaggerating since I’m not even 32, yet there’s an old lady living…

A wonderful life!

I recently found a new job, one that I have been waiting for in a long time and that makes me really happy. I finally felt like things fell into place for me, and that everything is great. So, I’ve been going to work, learning new things every day, enjoying the sunny days, spending quality…

When life gets difficult, 10 strategies to cope

From life crisis to financial crisis, unemployment, break ups, depression or stress, we all face challenges in life.  Having lived with an eating disorder for many years and having had to rebuild my life from scratch after moving to Norway, I have gathered some strategies that helped me cope when things got difficult. I’m sharing…

Something missing

  I have now lived in Oslo, Norway for the past three and a half years and I think the Norwegian system and society are advanced in many ways. I come from Greece and it would be blind if I didn’t notice the superiority of the Norwegian education system, healthcare system and the maturity of…

She’s not here anymore…

  She’s not here anymore, You lost her somewhere between being busy and not paying attention. Little by little she faded away while she was walking by your side but you didn’t turn to see. And I don’t think you’ve noticed yet because the echo of her voice pleading lingers… You don’t ask yourself why…

Turn the world off!

  Saturday morning, Oslo. Snow is pouring down outside and our fireplace is packed with wood and burning its ass off to warm up the place. This weekend we made plans to NOT have any plans at all. We even stocked up on food so we don’t even have to pop to the store. It…

Find the Unicorn in your inner bubble! About being 30.

  There’s something strange happening around me lately… All of a sudden, I find myself talking with people who are looking for something, people who feel like they’ve lost something, people in search of meaning or in search of their identity. And I’m one of these people-without that meaning I talk to myself. Well, since…