My name is Veronika, and I’ve lived in Norway for 7 years now. I “had to” go to this northern country from Riga to follow my husband. Over the years that I’ve lived in Norway, many things about my life have changed. For example, my clothes have changed completely: I gave up on wearing high heels and dresses, and now I wear jeans, sweaters, and low-heeled shoes. I don’t work as much as I used to and the New Year is not much of a holiday for me now. Some of these changes that happened because of the culture of this country feel really organic, but there are some things that I still can’t get used to.