This is officially the best view i’ve had from a kitchen yet. A year of working nights in northern BC was totally worth scoring a fine dining gig that has a front and center view of the Oslo fjord harbour.
It’s become extremely important to me to live in a beautiful setting and have a good view. It makes life so much more pleasant to look out into something that makes you feel grateful for, and connected to, your landscape.
When I was in the pastry shop at JPL, I relished the fact that we were the only department in the kitchen that had windows (small windows near the ceiling, but at least we had natural light) and in the winter were able to watch the sunrise over Pyramid Mt. every day.
In BC, I lived on a massive lake surrounded by an overgrown landscape. The sunrises and sunsets were among the most intense and vividly bright pink and blue skies I have ever witnessed. No matter how frustrated I may have been that day, seeing a dynamic sky set against serene wilderness made me feel lucky to be there.
And now I’m in Oslo. I don’t expect to have everything fall into my lap (even though it sort of has so far…), I know there will be times that I hate my job, times that I REALLY miss my amazing friends and family, and times when I want to run away in search of something more; but for the time being I have a cool home, a great job and an un-fucking-believable view into the harbour of the Nordic city I travelled 6,493.7 kilometers to live in.
My adventure is starting to feel real.