I grew up in Brazil and I never thought that I was going to move from Brazil. However, in 2003 I met my ex husband in Brazil and we fell in love which resulted in a marriage in 2004. We lived in Brazil for 6 months since I had a daughter of 6 years old. In the beginning It was difficult for me to just leave my family and friends but after 6 months we realised that my daughter would have a better future in Norway so we decided to move to Norway.
We moved to Norway in December in 2004. In the beginning it was a bit hard to integrate into the Norwegian society and I felt a bit lonely sometimes because me ex husband was working offshore and I did not know the language and did not have any friends here.
He is a really good man and he did a lot of good things for me and my daughter but we got married too soon and we did not know each other good enough. After a while we encountered some difficulties in our marriage and decided that it was the best to get a divorce and that we were better off as friends.
I could have decided to move back to Brazil again but I stayed in Norway because of my daughter. Today my daughter is studying for ambulance driver and she wants to become a nurse in the long run.
Now you know how I came to Norway. Today I feel really integrated into the Norwegian society and I have accepted Norwegian citizenship along with my Brazilian citizenship. Even though it didn’t work out with me and my ex husband I really thank him for having brought me to Norway.
Me and my daughters on holiday 2009 in Turkey H2O