Even though I'm only a phone call away from speaking to my parents, I always have to keep in mind that Oslo is ten hours behind in time. That makes our days completely opposite, and thus I can't make a phone call home whenever I want to.
And because of the distance, I can't just take a weekend trip home to visit my family. It takes a lot of planning, and not somewhere I can just stay for a few days. If I'm already travelling that far, it has to be at least a month.
I'm happy to be heading back to Oslo soon. Happy to see my family again.