So, remember a few articles ago when we said we had moved to Norway to settle down for 6 months? Well, that turned out to be a bit of a mistake …
We shouldn’t really blame Norway itself because there was nothing wrong with the country, except it really wasn’t the best place for us at the moment.
Realising It Was A Bad Idea
Everything about Trysil was great – our apartment was lovely, the people we met were friendly, the skiing was fun and the landscape incredible.
It all seemed great, yet we couldn’t shake the feeling of having made the wrong decision …
Can you really tell the difference between a gut feeling and something your mind makes up? Even if you can, are gut feelings really trustworthy?
Were we just being silly and scared of settling down for a longer time?
Did we make ourselves feel like this wasn’t the right place, or were these feelings actually justified?
These were questions we asked ourselves at first, until we finally realized that it had to be more than that.
It wasn’t normal for us to be doubting ourselves that much, and when we started breaking things down we realized that while Trysil was great, it wasn’t the right place for us.
Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
We always jump head first into things without really thinking much about it, and deal with the consequences later – hoping to learn a lesson.
This time we learned a very important lesson: don’t bite off more than you can chew.
Signing a contract for an apartment for six months in a place you’ve never been to before is not a good idea – had we been to Trysil before we would have known what it was like and if it was a good place for us.
From now on, we will never make long term commitments until we have been there for at least 1 month to see what it’s like.
So, now we’re in Berlin, and are finally taking things as they come, month by month – we will be staying here for another month, and then see what happens after that.
We still don’t know where the right place for us would be, only that Norway wasn’t i t…
If you have any good tips of places in Europe you think we should check out for a month, feel free to tell us in the comments below!