Unemployed and homeless, but happy
March has gone by quickly, and each week here in Norway has had constant weather shifts. From full on winter with minus degrees and heavy snowfall, to warm spring weather full of sunshine and roads clear of snow. Hopefully spring is here to stay this time around as we had 16°c the previous Thursday. Therefor we have decided to leave a little earlier than originally planned – on Monday, 25th of March!
It’s been a few stressful and hectic past weeks after quitting our jobs, clearing out our apartment, selling our furniture & appliances, moving our belongings to two different locations, getting vaccinated, and finally cleaning the apartment sparklingly clean. Many thanks to Theas family for letting us store our belongings with them, and letting us spend the last nights there before departure.
In the midst of all the chaos we also managed to cycle our fully loaded bikes for the first time to our starting point in Tønsberg. It’s been many months since we last cycled so it was a heavy reminder what we are getting ourselves into. But with terrific weather and high spirits we managed to cycle the entire distance not much slower than we normally would without the gear.
So as of yesterday we are officially homeless and will shortly be moving into our two-person tent for the upcoming year, which is both exciting and scary!
Our ordinary lives of waking up in our bed in a heated apartment, eating breakfast, going to work for 8 hours, driving home in rush hour traffic to eat dinner will now be replaced with waking up with the sun in our tent, eating breakfast in a forest, desert or on a mountain in whichever weather Mother Nature has decided for us that day.
Later to pick a direction and just cycle, to experience new places then pitch our tent in the sunset and cook the evening meal on our stove before falling asleep fatigued from a long day of cycling.
We must now learn to conquer and embrace the uncertainty of a lifestyle where we don’t know what awaits us the coming day, or even the next turn. All we know for now is that we are heading down to Larvik on Monday in order to catch the afternoon ferry to Denmark. We wish ourselves a good start and hope you’ll enjoy reading about our adventure!
See you on the road!