One of the goals I set last December was to become a volunteer in my home community. Yesterday, I went to a meeting with my local volunteer organisation, and on Friday I will officially have my first assignment as a volunteer(!!!). It’s so fun that I did something that I had thought about for a while and it’s nice to do something that will help someone else. I hope I will enjoy it so I will keep on doing it!
Also… Another important thing. Today marks 3 weeks until I leave Norway and jet off to Paris! I can’t believe it. Last fall, I was just so anxious and nervous about leaving. But now I can’t wait! I’m excited about going back to school and live in Paris, and truly experience the culture and people:)
I’m sure this will be a great year and I’m really ready for giving it my all.
Last night of 2015.
My favourite movie growing up, Material Girls, is airing on TV right now. My father and my uncle is chatting in the background. It’s crazy how so much changes over one year, right? What this year has taught me is that life is unpredictable. It doesn’t have to be a negative thing at all. It’s what makes life exciting and changes your destiny forever. I’ve also learned an even more important thing. To always be proud of who I am! It’s such a powerful feeling and I never thought I would get there so soon. But with experiences, comes knowledge and awakenings. I’ve learned something so vital, which I want to bring with me this upcoming year. I’m ready to love myself more, grow and change, and have a magical new year.
2016, I’m ready for you.
-Become a volunteer and do something for my home community.
-Finish the 5 books I am currently reading
-Build and decorate a gingerbread house!
-Do pilates 4 times a week.
-Write a to do list! (This is something I should’ve done ages ago, but haven’t gotten around to do yet.)
-Bake Christmas shortbread biscuits.
-Try new vegan recipes!
-Buy the perfect red lipstick for Christmas Eve♥
-Finish buying all my Christmas presents at least a week before Christmas Eve (I was so terrible last year, lol.)
-Drinking more hot chocolate. I love it so much and it seems like I always forget to drink it. It is truly a drink that feels extra special during the Christmas time♥
It’s soon Christmas!!! Now that makes my heart happy. I can’t believe that by tomorrow it’s only 1 months left of 2015. That’s so crazy.(!!!) I’m not going to write this long New Year’s blog post about what I have learned this year or what I want to accomplish next year. I will probably wait until a couple of days before the new year. But I think it’s important to look back and see what this year has brought you. What lessons you’ve learned and what you have done that has made you happy!
I don’t think 2015 have treated me well, Lol! Just kidding, but it’s just not been the year that I thought it would be. I had so many things that I wanted to do and when I did them, they didn’t work out. So 2015 have definitely taught me that life is unpredictable and things never really works out the way you always want them to. And that’s okay, because then it’s probably because they weren’t meant to happen in the first place…
Today is my 20th birthday. I have been really looking forward to this day!! It feels amazing. Like any of my other birthdays, I don’t really feel any different. But if I were to compare this birthday to my last, a lot in my life has happened and changed. Last year on my 19th birthday party, I celebrated in Romania with my fellow volunteers from all around the world. We went out to dinner and before midnight I was packing my suitcase that I would take with me the next day. On this birthday party, I only celebrated with my mom and my sister. We didn’t really celebrate, but we just had a quiet night. I first baked vegan banana muffins and they were a total DISASTER! However, I did make an Apple Krisp later and that was perfect 🙂
I would say I feel different from a year ago. I am much more confident within myself. I still have struggles and I work on myself all the time… But I feel different, more content with who I am. And that’s because of all of the struggles and experiences this year have brought me. I think it’s amazing that I have grown and learnt something from them, because in all those moments I probably thought that I would die and that no goodness would come from it!!
I’m 20 years old and I have so much to learn! I am really excited about this new era of learning, growing, making mistakes, falling in love, meeting new people and becoming more comfortable with who I am!
A lot of things has happened since I last wrote a post on my blog. Everything that have happened over these past two months have been surreal, tough, different, crazy and made me feel exhausted. BUT, all of those challenges have made me grow and made me realise a lot of things. I am not a person that likes to complain, I just hate it. So even though a lot have happened, some positive, some negative- something good came out of it! Yay! Over the last few months, I did travel to the UK as an au pair. After 5 days I went home, because the family and I were not a good match. I mean, they thought that we were a good match, but I just knew after a couple of days that me being an au pair there was wrong. There were a lot of expectations and demands, and it became too much. I don’t want to get into it too much, because no goodness comes from it. But it was a big eyeopener for me. I am proud of myself for actually stepping out of my comfort zone and travel to a different country, and follow my dream! That takes a lot of courage sometimes, but there are certain times I just need to leave my fears behind and just do it, whatever “it” might be. Another thing is to never apologise for who you are and to be PROUD of the person that you are. I will never be everyone’s cup of tea. I am who I am, just like you are who you are; and no one can change that! Either you accept a person for who they are and leave it at that… Or you can spend hours, days, months, wishing that this specific person will change. I like who I am and sometimes I’m insecure. Shy. Quiet. Indecisive. But that’s just who I am, and there is nothing wrong with that. I am just a person trying to grow and figure out who I am. But I’m also caring. Kind. Positive. Giving. it’s important to know that it is the good things that matters at the end. Unfortunately there are some people that only see your flaws and not your great qualities; and that’s their problem, not yours! Be yourself, be proud of who you are and don’t ever change for anyone.
I am going to end this blog post by saying that, Yes, a lot has happened over the last few months, but when I look back… I feel like a different person today and I couldn’t ask for anything else. I actually grew a lot on those experiences and I’m so grateful! Sometimes it’s important to see the positive side of things, instead of the negative!
I’m soon leaving to work as an au pair in a village in England. And… I’m SO nervous. Surprise Surprise. I feel ready though, but it scares me, because I’m going to live with a family that I don’t even know. Who knows if I will get any friends? I’m worried about loneliness and never fitting in. I hope it will work out.