«You will have a culture shock. Everything is just too normal».
Lara told me it took her six weeks to get used to America again, after one year in Russia. Things were just so normal, she didn’t know how to deal with it.
«I just assumed I needed to argue with people before they would help me. And I just say “no”. Not “no please” or “maybe not”».
Lara says she became another person after Russia. She is not that polite American anymore. I can’t tell though. I only knew her after Russia.
«I didn’t really know how to approach people».
I know what she means. I went to the fitness center with Moldir yesterday, and suddenly I had a normal shower again.
I was so happy.
Imagine to be home and have a normal shower every day. A normal bed. High-speed and stable internet – everywhere. And people being on time… it’s gonna be hard.
I will not have all the crazy things around me anymore. And what a bout all the random stories happening here?
«It’s Kazakhstan – eto normalna» – I will miss it.
Everything has become my kazakh everyday. But I realized to day, that what I am getting used to is not normal in Norway.
So, when my friend Mette comes tomottow morning, I will realize all the things I find normal and she does not…
So that might help me adopt gradually.