Does anyone else struggle writing about themselves? Whether it be for a covering letter or online dating profile, writing succinctly and truthfully is incredibly hard to do when referring to yourself. However…here goes.
I’ve been fortunate to lead a relatively normal, standard British life. Grew up in a small town in Lincolnshire, went to University in Sheffield and settled down in Reading. Loving family, great bunch of friends and a relatively clean bill of health, there wasn’t all that much that was missing.
It was 2014 when I first visited Norway. To cut a long story relatively short, I’d made some friends via the online game World of Warcraft who lived in Ålesund, and I decided one day to take a big step out of my comfort zone and travel alone to visit them.
Its hard to explain why I fell in love with the country back in 2014. Of course there are many aspects of Norway to love, and I hope to cover these in up and coming posts, but there must have been something in my mind that clicked that day, a light switch flicked in my brain that made me think; this is a place I want to live.
Since July 2014, I visited Norway another 4 times, developing great friendships and becoming more and more comfortable around the people and the country. It got to the point where I was always planning my next visit over there.
However there was a constant nagging feeling in the back of my mind. I felt like I’d never be truly happy unless I gave it a shot at actually living there.
So that’s what I’m doing. If you’re reading this thinking, “My goodness, this guy is delusional, he doesn’t know what he’s getting himself into”, you’re probably right. However at this moment, I’ve been offered a fantastic position, within a brilliant organisation. It’s something I’d always feel like I’d regret if I never took it.
There’s something scary about taking a plunge into the relatively unknown, but I’ve never felt more excited.