Summer is almost over as I am finally ready to set off on a new journey. After a stressful, frustrating, emotionally draining yet very excited summer, the time has come for me to pack my bags and say goodbye to Norway for two years. I am officially moving to West Chester, Pennsylvania and will be attending West Chester University of Pennsylvania for two years.
As of right now, I am sitting in my hotel room by the airport all alone. I have to admit, it wasn’t easy saying goodbye to my mother whom I wont see until May next year. And the fact that she was crying made it even harder, but I know she will be just fine in a couple of weeks.
My flight leaves at 06:00 tomorrow morning and since I am flying with KLM, I will be transiting through schiphol first, then JFK, then finally Philly. I love traveling alone and I have been doing so since I was 14, but for some weird reason, I am extremely nervous for tomorrow. Luckily, a good friend will be meeting me at the airport in Philly tomorrow. That way I wont be completely alone in a completely new environment.
This is it. There is no turning back, no backing down now. I have seriously pushed myself out of my comfort zone. With no idea what to expect, I am nervous but extremely excited for all the experiences that these coming two years have in store for me.
Like most children, I wanted nothing more than to be one of the grown-ups when I was younger. I couldn’t wait for the day when I could stay up as late as I wanted to or make my own decisions without necessarily needing my parents approval.
Before I knew it, like most children, I had my wish granted. Adulthood and the responsibilities that come along with it hit me. Hard. Now I find myself sleep deprived 99% of the time whether it’s due to school, work, or the endless paper work, applications and travels that seem to dominate my life nowadays.
As much as I hate to admit it, I find myself quietly seeking advice and approval from family with every decision I have to make in hopes that I will be able to catch my breath.
My to-do lists seem to get longer and harder to accomplish and I never seem to have enough time to complete them. Neither do I really seem to enjoy certain moments in my life, which really, I should cherish more. Things seem to pass me by far too quickly with each day that passes and my greatest fear is to find myself sitting in a rocking chair at 70 and have no recollection of all the great moments in my life that I should have cherished and enjoyed more.
Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot to be thankful for in comparison to a lot of people and not a day goes by without me counting my blessings. But how does one balance life? How does one find the time to maturely accept and handle one’s responsibilities and still find the time to appreciate and enjoy all that life has to offer?
On the 12th of May 2014 I was surprised with a plane ticket to San Francisco to attend my beautiful sisters graduation. My mother had already left to be with Selam and I had just moved back home from Moss. I had two days to pack and get on a plane to San Francisco just in time for Selam’s graduation on the 15th of May. The whole experience was surreal and it happened so fast, but I did enjoy every minute I spent with Selam after seven years.
This show caught my attention from the very first episode, and I have since then been a faithful viewer 🙂
Two words, crazy and tense!
AMAZING characters, acting, and storyline!
Now this is a show that has made it to my top 5 list despite all the violence, hate, love, and drama involved.
But every once in a while a little comedy is necessary…
Do I even need to say anything?
This show is the reason I love Tuesdays!
This is the only show that has ever managed to make me laugh with every episode! I mean who doesn’t love Phil Dunphy?
by Ellen Bailey
Why would you want to be someone else
When you could be better by being yourself
Why pretend to be someone you are not
When you have something they haven’t got
Cheating yourself of the life you have to live
Deprives others of that only which you can give
You have much more to offer by being just you
Than walking around in someone else’s shoes
Trying to live the life of another is a mistake
Its is a masquerade; nothing more than a fake
Be yourself and let your qualities show through
Others will love you more for being just you
Remember that God loves you just as you are
To Him you are already a bright shining star
Family and friends will love you more too
If you spent time practicing just being you
I woke up at 06:30 to take a shower and get ready for work. I had 10 hours of sleep last night, but I still woke up feeling exhausted. I have to keep on reminding myself that I really need the money before moving to Moss.
Anyway… my friends and I went to the movies. We finally got to watch Man of Steel! I am not a huge fan of super hero movies, but this one is an exception 🙂 I used to read my brother’s comic books when I was younger so I knew what superman’s story is all about, but all I was paying attention to during the movie was Henry Cavill. He is too sexy!
All in all, watching Man of Steel was a great way to end my day, and it is a movie I enjoyed! 😀
The reason I have been absent for so long is school. I have had 2/4 of my exam (German and Norwegian), and I have been occupied with studying for my final two. Not to mention all the planing and organizing for college this fall.
I will have my last written exam in English literature on Monday and my oral exam someday between the 11th – 16th of June.
I have made myself lunch today (with lots of carbs to keep me going). Pasta with pesto and garlic bread. You will find me buried my books the rest of the afternoon.