Change of Scenery

It’s been way too long since I’ve had the time to sit down somewhere, outside of my own home to do some creative writing. So to finally have a weekend where I don’t have much planned, and also was able to get out of the house at a reasonable time, feels amazing!

And one of my favorite places to write in Oslo (Kulturhuset) isn’t overpacked for once! Some Saturdays I find it impossible to get a table there, but because of the winter sports that are going on today, people seem to be elsewhere to enjoy that.

Me, I’ve never been much into winter sports. Probably one of the most non-Norwegian things to say, but it’s the truth and I’m sticking to it.

I grew up in a household where my mom had winter sports (and other sports for that matter) constantly on the tv, and I think that’s what put me off watching sports. I just don’t find any joy in it. I could maybe join in for the party and the atmosphere, but other than that, I don’t really give a rat’s ass about who crosses that finish line first or last.

But today I’m very grateful for the big love of winter sports that most people here have because it got me a nice table at Kulturhuset, I didn’t have to stand in line forever to get my oat milk latté and for the quiet and relaxed vibe. The sun even showed up for a little while when I was walking over here.

This is a good Saturday, and I’m so happy I made it out to have some change of scenery. I definitely needed it to get my creative juices flowing more easily!

Now it’s time for me to get down to business and plan some interesting stuff, and to keep writing my novel!

I hope you’re all having an AMAZING Saturday!

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  1. My favorite thing! Also was my plan for this morning (it’s 9am for me) some reading and journaling at one of my favorite coffee shops, but no luck because I have too much to do! I don’t mind reading or writing at home alone, but there is something so cathartic in doing those private things in public. I love the little distractions. You latte looks so good…I’ve not tried oat milk. Your journal looks so similar to my current with the rings…but do you notice the rings separating from the cover at all? It’s barely March and the back of my new journal is falling apart. I guess that means I’ll have to get a new one (!!!).

    1. Oat milk has such a better taste with coffee than soy milk, but I actually prefer coconut milk. So few coffee shops here in Norway offer it though 😕
      Too bad that you didn’t get time to go out to write. I too enjoy both writing at home and elsewhere. There’s something about just being able to get new impulses while writing from time to time.
      Yes! The rings often separate on my notebooks too 😖

  2. It’s wonderful that you had a good time with a change of scenery! I’m quite the opposite when it comes to writing in a different environment. For some reason I struggle to write when not in a my own house – though if in a particular mood there is the rare occasion where I can. I’d like to do it more!

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