HELLO

The past week has been insane! I moved to Moss exactly 9 days ago and so much has happened in 9 days! So far I have meet all my housemates, gotten acquainted with some students, classmates, some professors. Not to mention a full week of orientation and lots of activities!

I had taken some pictures of my room using my phone, but for some weird reason, word press wont let me upload them 😦 (I will try fixing the problem and uploading them on my next post.)

I know what you are all thinking. “Boring post and no pictures”. I apologize 🙂 As I mentioned earlier, this past week has been stressful and a lot has been happening at the same time. All my energy this week has been spent on registering for my courses, ordering books, and doing lots of research.

And of course, I woke up this morning with a stuffed noes and no voice. I always tend to get sick at the most inconvenient times 😦

Pictures and update coming soon 😀

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All packed up and ready to move

2 more days!!

It is amazing how fast time flies! Sometimes I wish I had the power to stop time (just a little while) and enjoy all the little moments in life that I tend to take for granted.

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Just a random picture 🙂

Here is how my weekend looked like

Friday

I finally finished packing in the morning at 06:00 am. I ended up with 2 large boxes, 1 small box, 1 big suitcase and 1 big training bag.

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Thank God for vacuum storage bags!

Ignore the little brown bag. This picture needs to be updated :D

Ignore the little brown bag. This picture needs to be updated 😀

I then had to go to work from 07:30 – 15:30

Saturday

Saturday was my last day at Work (07:30 – 15:30). I had to stop by a sports store on my way home to buy myself a new pair of training shoes. I also had to make a quick stop at this really nice cafe in town and myself a can of Whittard Caramel Hot Chocolate.

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Sunday

My room is now empty, and I am not feeling very excited about leaving the place where I feel the most comfortable. There will be no more mother to cook me food and help me with my laundry 😥 I do love new adventures, but this adventure will be one that I can’t compare to any adventure that I have ever experienced. I have no idea whatsoever of what I should expect. All I can do right now is hope for the best!

Monday

I have to go back to work and return my work clothes and key card, buy some vitamin supplements from the pharmacy, pick my reading glasses and drive to the city to drop off my thing at the movers.

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Tuesday

I will be taking the first train from Egersund to Oslo and then latter on to Moss.

12 days left!

Today is August the first which means that the countdown has officially began! There are exactly 12 days left until I move into my new apartment  in Moss! My emotions today? Excited, nervous, happy, scared and overwhelmed.

I got this in the mail today…..

 

 

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A packet with 13 documents about the welcome week schedule, the academic policies, financial policies, information about course registration, etc. This blue file just makes it all official.

Anyway…. I had my favorite dish (Pasta with green pesto) for lunch.

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Right now I am enjoying some homemade swedish bread with a cup of green tea, and I am about to watch an episode of Dexter.

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And so the adventure begins!

Endless lists of things that need to be done, bought and organized before moving, packing, work, fear of what the future may hold, the butterflies in my belly, excitement of meeting new people and starting a new chapter in my life. I am confused and stressed!

29 days left!

29 days left!

 

Luckily, I have found a group of students that ran a business which helps students move all across the country! Now I don’t have to worry too much about moving all my kitchen utensils, beddings, books and clothes to Moss 😀 It will cost me some money, but that is the only reasonable solution for my situation. There is no direct train from Egersund to Moss. Meaning I will have to take and 8 hour  train from Egersund to Oslo and then change to trains from Oslo to Moss for another hour. This wouldn’t be a problem if I wasn’t moving with a lot of things, but I just cant imagine myself going through all that! Taking a plane will be the easiest solution, but also the most expensive one (with all that luggage).

This is how have I have come with my packing

This is how have I have come with my packing

 

Still have to pack my books

Still have to pack my books (they go everywhere I go 🙂 ) 

Having the day off from work today has given me the chance to get productive around the house. I got to sleep in until 10:00, I cleaned the house, did some packing and I had some time to read blogs and post something on my own blog!

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I still have a lot of things on my To do list, so let me take advantage of my day off and get to it! See you soon beautiful people and always remember to smile! 😀

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I come bearing GOOD NEWS!

I finally gathered enough courage to send my application to the American College of Norway a little over a week ago. I came home on Thursday and there it was! On the table with other mail. A letter from the school! I was extremely nervous to the point where I could barley open the letter because my hands were shaking!

Dear Nardos Tekle:

It is with a great deal of pleasure that I, on behalf of the Board of Directors, notify you of your acceptance to the American College of Norway for the year 2013/2014. 

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It took me three hours to finally calm down! This is all I needed to get me through the remaining three months filled with exams, projects and essays. I am over the moon!