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A Norwegians dream of New Smyrna Beach

By Andre DahlPublished about a month ago 5 min read

Hey there, fellow wanderers! Today, I wanna spill the beans about my burning desire to go back to the sunny shores of New Smyrna Beach in Florida. Man, I miss that place like crazy! The sun, the warmth, and the people there were just something else, my friends. Picture this: folks actually greeting us with a "good morning" as we strolled down to the local diner for some brekkie. Can you believe that? In Norway, people barely give you a nod, let alone say hello to a stranger. It's a whole different ballgame, I tell ya!

So, let's rewind a bit. It was three years ago when my partner and I spent two whole months on vacation in New Smyrna Beach. From the moment we landed, we were hooked. The sun enveloped us in its warm embrace, and the gentle ocean breeze whispered promises of adventure. We were ready to soak up every minute of it.

One of the things that blew our minds was the friendly vibe of the place. The locals were like rays of sunshine, greeting us with wide smiles and those magical words, "good morning." It was like we stumbled upon a secret paradise where community mattered, where people genuinely cared. And let me tell ya, it was a breath of fresh air compared to the reserved nature of Norway.

Now, let's talk about the scenery. Picture yourself strolling down those palm-lined streets, feeling like you're in a tropical dream. I mean, who wouldn't fall head over heels for that? And let's not forget our little friends, the geckos! Those cute critters added a touch of exotic charm to our daily escapades. We were living our very own nature documentary, my friends.

But the real deal-sealer was the houses. Oh boy, those houses! They were straight out of a fairy tale. These colorful gems boasted charming porches that practically begged you to kick back and relax. I'd often catch myself daydreaming about sitting on one of those rocking chairs, sipping a cold drink, and letting the ocean breeze work its magic.

And here's the kicker, folks. The warmth of New Smyrna Beach had some serious healing powers. I'm talking about my arthrosis and all those bodily aches and pains melting away in the Florida sun. It was like a miracle, I'm telling ya. The beach became my personal therapist, and man, did it do wonders for my well-being.

But, and here comes the plot twist, my friends, our dream of living permanently in New Smyrna Beach is just that—a dream. See, I'm a substance abuse counselor, not an IT guy with an easy ticket to a US visa. Life can be a buzzkill sometimes, can't it?

So, for now, we're stuck with the short summers and the cold of Norway. But hey, we'll always have those incredible memories of New Smyrna Beach to keep us warm. We'll hold onto the dream, even if it feels out of reach. Who knows? Life has a funny way of surprising us when we least expect it.

Speaking of surprises, let me share a little secret with you, my fellow dreamers. I've been collecting photographs of New Smyrna Beach, creating a scrapbook of memories that I can flip through whenever the longing becomes unbearable. Each page holds a snapshot of that paradise, a glimpse into the moments that stole our hearts.

In my scrapbook, there's a photo of us standing on the beach, toes buried in the warm sand, as the waves crash against the shore. The sun paints a golden hue across the sky, and in that moment, we felt infinite. Another picture captures the vibrant colors of the local market, where we indulged in fresh fruits and local delicacies. Oh, the taste of paradise!

And then, there's the photograph of us sitting on the porch of a charming beach cottage, sipping fruity cocktails as the sun sets over the horizon. The porch swing creaks softly as we sway back and forth, a contented smile on our faces. It's a picture-perfect moment frozen in time.

So, my fellow dreamers, let's cherish the memories of the places that stole our hearts. Let's keep the flame of hope alive, knowing that someday, somehow, our dreams might come true. And to those lucky souls who find themselves basking in the glory of New Smyrna Beach, soak it all up for us. You're living the dream we long for, my friends.

As I close this chapter of my beachy daydream, I can't help but feel a surge of gratitude for the moments we experienced in New Smyrna Beach. The sun-kissed days, the friendly faces, and the healing power of the ocean will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

So, until the day comes when we can return to that sandy paradise, I'll continue flipping through my scrapbookof memories, letting the photographs transport me back to that place of warmth and joy. I'll hold onto the dream, knowing that even though life may have its limitations, the power of imagination and the strength of our memories can keep our spirits alive.

But, and here comes the plot twist, my friends, our dream of living permanently in New Smyrna Beach is just that—a dream. See, I'm a substance abuse counselor, not an IT guy with an easy ticket to a US visa. Life can be a buzzkill sometimes, can't it?

So, for now, we're stuck with the short summers and the cold of Norway. But hey, we'll always have those incredible memories of New Smyrna Beach to keep us warm. We'll hold onto the dream, even if it feels out of reach. Who knows? Life has a funny way of surprising us when we least expect it.

So, my fellow dreamers, whether you're longing for a specific place or simply yearning for a sense of adventure, never let go of the dreams that light up your soul. Treasure the memories that have already been made and embrace the hope that someday, somehow, you'll find yourself living the dream you've held close to your heart.

As I bid you farewell, I invite you to take a moment to close your eyes and imagine your own paradise. Feel the warmth on your skin, taste the salty breeze, and let your spirit soar. Remember, dreams are the fuel that propels us forward, and the moments we long for are just a heartbeat away.

Wishing you warm breezes and endless daydreams,

A Norwegian Dreamer

Holiday

About the Creator

Andre Dahl

Multidisciplinary Specialist and Life Coach who likes to write about life.

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