December 17, 2011

Parallel lives

Filed under: Uncategorized — nascentnovelist @ 2:02 pm
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It took me almost two years, but I finally feel like Canada is my home country too. It’s weird, having two homes, but it’s kinda nice as well. It means I have people I love in both places, different though they are, and that I lead two parallel lives that are equally awesome. Montreal-Martine is more laid back than Oslo-Martine, but she’s a bit less confident. Oslo-Martine is more driven than Montreal-Martine, but she’s a bit less satisfied.

Oslo-Martine has plans every day, she runs from one meeting to the next and she loves every minute of it. Montreal-Martine walks everywhere, watching the world around her, spinning tales in her head as she strolls past families and famous buildings, breathing in familiar scents and sounds, and she loves every minute of it.

As I said, it’s nice to have two homes at once.



  1. It’s nice, too, to read this and think about my two homes, and who I am in each of them. In short, your Oslo is my L.A.; your Montreal, my Eugene.

    Comment by Deborah the Closet Monster — December 18, 2011 @ 8:03 pm | Reply

    • I’m so glad to hear that I’m not the only one who’s a little different depending on where I live. 🙂

      Comment by nascentnovelist — December 18, 2011 @ 11:19 pm | Reply

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