I felt a bit rushed when the date for the move suddenly was decided, but now that I had to stay behind with the cats I get to have a slower transition, that I think is good for me. I get to spend some extra time with my friends. I get to fix all of those little projects in the house that we never had time for before. And I get to say goodbye to Stavanger.
I think I've felt pretty done with this city for a few years. It was only the people here that made it worth staying. And our little house, of course. But the city in itself? Not that exciting anymore. But now as I have the time to walk around it, especially in the beautiful weather we've had this past week, I start feeling nostalgic. I realize that I won't come back here for who knows how long, and I try to memorize my favorite spots. I go in to all of my favorite shops and coffee houses. I eat at my favorite restaurants with my friends. And snap gazillions of photos with my phone.