Thirty-six hours between past and future

October 20 will be 6 years since I crossed the border into the United States.  I was flying to America towards my unknown future.The unknown future did not frighten me absolutely. On the contrary, it was incredibly intriguing: how will my life turn out, where will I work, with whom will I make friends? I didn’t have questions like “Will I be able to get accustomed?”. The question was: “When?”.  Like many Russian women I’m hardy, determined, purposeful.

The main thing was not to get lost on the way. The trip was  long and inconvenient.I wasn’t worried about geography, I just picked the cheapest tickets. I flew from Tomsk to Moscow, then to Los Angeles and then to Boston.

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When my husband’s wife is Russian

It’s believed that married men live longer.

Choosing a life partner is one of the most difficult and important decisions. Choosing a foreign spouse is also a costly decision. 

My husband got married in his 50s. He surprised everyone twice: first by the fact of marriage and marriage to a Russian. Getting a Russian wife wasn’t the goal, it just happened. 

So, what’s it like to have a Russian wife?

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Working on my limiting beliefs.

Today, I came to understanding about another limiting belief that I have inspired to myself.

The story is this: a couple of years ago I learned how to subscribe to magazines for free. In fact, I’m just starting to learn (get acquainted) with American magazines. I haven’t decided yet which one I’m ready to read from cover to cover. “Good housekeeping” is the first one I signed up for and I don’t regret it. There are many useful and short articles.

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“Shirley Valentine” in my life

Recently I remembered a movie “Shirley Valentine”, yesterday I got the mood to watch it again. 

Back then 21 years ago I did not see the beginning of the film, I didn’t even know its title. I was switching  from the TV-channel to the videorecording, checking on my video tapes. At some point, the film captured all my attention, I just could not turn myself away.

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My way from a Siberian woman to myself

At the age of 17, I was a cheerful green-eyed girl dreaming of my own family and a cozy home. I thought my whole life was ahead of me.

 At 18, I got married with the firm belief that my husband is older, and therefore smarter.

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How to return to childhood?

Probably each of us from time to time wants to return to childhood. How to do that? Well, in my case just cook fish according to my Mom’s recipe.

What do you need?
  • Pollock
  • Flour, mixed with salt and black pepper (last time I used Bread Crumbs)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Onion

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