ANOTHER WEEKEND TRIP

First of all – thank you for the encouraging comments on last post. I booked the bus ticket to Paris just a while ago, so I am going!! On my own. Something I`m really looking forward to. That reminds me – I still have to book a hostel. I`ve decided to stay one night in Paris and I`ll be visiting Luxembourg on my way back. Two new countries this weekend, woho!! (Well, the bus to Switzerland last weekend did pass both Luxembourg and France, but can that be counted? I don`t think so.) I`m going to spend some of the evening planning my trip. Not 100 %, but 70 % maybe. I prefer not planning too much, so I can do unexpected things too when I`m travelling.

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Anyways, more about travelling later! Yesterday I had to get up at 5, which I managed to do. I did snooze my alarm three or four times, though, but I got at work at time. We were supposed to clean the working spaces in the building and everything had to happen very fast. I`m already going back there to work on Tuesday. Today I wanted to get up at 7, and got up at… 10, haha. What`s with my sleeping schedule? I sleep enough and still manage to sleep 10 hours sometimes. IMG_2927.jpg

I usually have bread for breakfast on weekdays, but not too long ago I started making myself some porrage some mornings. I like to have it thick and with some almonds. Easy to make and a hearty breakfast!

Today I had a class and afterwards I spent some time in the city centre to look for a few things that I need. The next days are quite packed, but I`m SOOOO EXCITED!! Paris, Luxembourg AND Amsterdam. It`s amazing to have things to look forward to in life.

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WHY MAKE IT SO COMPLEX?

Hey and good evening! I decided to take down the post on where I`m living, because all of a sudden I thought that maybe that was a bad idea, even though it wasn`t because it wasn`t like I had shared the adress or the place? Anyways, I might share it when I`m back in Norway, because then it can`t really be unsafe anymore.

About my day: I had a lecture today, about “doing gender”. Quite interesting, but I wish they would make the academic world look less complex. I bet I`m not the only one who feels like something could be explained in an easy way, but they just have to over-complicate it and use difficult language. Especially in some of the readings we have; I`m not even sure if the authors understand themselves. I`m not becoming a researcher, but if I ever change my mind I`ll be writing research papers and essays as if I`m trying to explain a six year-old something.

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aaaaand for some odd reason I`m not able to upload more pictures, so I`ll do it later when it actually works. 

On my way home it was raining and I thought that I should stop wearing sandals, haha… The weather has been better the past few days, so I grabbed the chance and wore sandals, because in Norway I wouldn`t have been able to do that in November. Really need to find some nice boots, so I actually feel like putting them away.

Now I`m going to make myself some dinner and then I need to start reading the readings we have for our next discussion. This other girl in my class and I are going to be the discussion leaders, so tomorrow we`re going to meet up to prepare for that. Tomorrow I`m also working from 6 to 9 in the morning. That can be a bit interesting.

THINGS I AM GOING DO IN NOVEMBER

🖤 I wanted to visit France and/or Luxembourg last month, but since I wasn`t really able to make anyone come with me and because of the exams at the end of the month, I had to postpone my plans. BUT, it looks like things are happening and I might go this weekend. I`m going to meet this girl who wants to go with me tomorrow, to figure out what we want to do and how to organise the trip. Can`t wait to visit Pariiiiiis!

🖤 Spend some time in Amsterdam! Oh, yeeeees!! AH, so e-x-c-i-t-e-d. This time I`m going to do more “tourist kind” of things and really get to know the city. November-Tumblr-14.jpg

🖤 Keep working. I`ve had quite a nice working experience so far, and I want to keep working at least once a week. I haven`t been able to get any shifts for this week, though, as they get unavailable pretty fast, but hopefully that`ll change.

🖤 Spend a weekend with my mum in Maastricht and Amsterdam. She`ll be here at the end of the month. I`m excited to pick her up at the airport and laugh when I see her, because I already know I won`t be able to be serious, haha.

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🖤 Spend a few hours one day to buy things I need, like shoes and maybe another jacket. It`s still not that cold yet, but it`s already November and I just need to get it done.

🖤 Read all of the readings so I can do really well on the midterm test we`re going to have in the middle of the month.

🖤 Try to do more of things that make me happy. I`ve started writing something I`ve been meaning to write again, which makes me glad. I also want to start reading more books, watch a movie that leaves me stunned and go out for a walk when it`s dark.


What are your plans for this month? Anything particular you`re excited about? 

WOULD YOU RATHER… – PART 2

Would you rather be able to see 10 minutes into your own future or 10 minutes into the future of anyone but yourself?

As of right now, I have to say 10 minutes into my own future. I`ve become even more curious and excited to see what the future holds for me, and it`d be great to know what`s going to happen and hopefully be more relaxed.

Would you rather be famous when you are alive and forgotten when you die or unknown when you are alive but famous after you die?

This is a hard one, as I would like to be famous when I`m alive, but I think I`ll have to say famous after I die. I don`t want to be forgotten after my death.

Would you rather go to jail for 4 years for something you didn’t do or get away with something horrible you did but always live in fear of being caught?

Another hard one. I don`t want to go to jail, but I don`t want to live in fear, because that`s hard too. Some would say that`s worse, so I think I`d rather go to jail for 4 years than having to always live in fear, but I`d also go to jail for something I didn`t do and being treated in an unfair way really gets me furious, so… I`m not sure.

Would you rather the general public think you are a horrible person but your family be very proud of you or your family think you are a horrible person but the general public be very proud of you?

I`d rather have my family be proud of me, simply because they`re my family. I don`t want to focus on what the public, who don`t even really know me, thinks of me. Also imagine coming home every day, knowing your family thinks you`re a horrible person. That wouldn`t exactly be amazing.

Would you rather be completely invisible for one day or be able to fly for one day?

I feel like that depends on what day we`re talking about, because it would most likely depend on my mood and what`s going on in my life that very day. But for one; be able to fly for one day. Don`t ask me where I`d like to fly.

Would you rather find your true love or a suitcase with five million dollars inside?

Oh, my true love. The end.

Would you rather be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds?

I think I`m not the only one who finds it great that nobody can read my mind and aaaaalthough it would be cool to be able to read people`s minds, I have to say that I`d rather be able to teleport anywhere. I would save money, time, energy and I would be able to go anywhere anytime.

Would you rather give up bathing for a month or give up the internet for a month?

Internet for a month. I have to be honest: I don`t think not bathing for a month would be a huge problem, considering we have a lot of hygiene products now, but if I had to give up one of those it`d be to give up the internet for a month.

Would you rather be fluent in all languages and never be able to travel or be able to travel anywhere for a year but never be able to learn a word of a different language? 

Rather travel anywhere for a year. I wouldn`t mind to never be able to learn a word of a different language as much as I would mind to never be able to travel again. Travelling makes me happy. Plus I can speak three languages fluently.

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Would you rather never be able to eat meat or never be able to eat vegetables?

Never be able to eat meat. I haven`t had meat for more than two months now and I don`t miss it. They also have so many vegan and vegetarian options in various shops, cafes and restaurants now that not eating meat has become quite easy now.

Would you rather have to read aloud every word you read or sing everything you say out loud?

Haha, imagine having to sing a speech at a funeral. I think I`d rather read aloud every word I read.

Would you rather never get angry or never be envious?

I don`t really get angry, but I`d rather never be envious. Not that I get envious a lot, but I think I prefer to get angry than envious, haha.

 

 

SNOW AND MORE TRAVELLING

So my mum sent me some photos the other day, of the snow. The show I had officially arrived Oslo too, and I felt like I read about how surprised everyone was that day. I have to admit I got a bit surprised too when I saw the photos, but I also felt comfortable knowing that I didn`t have to deal with those roads and late trains. For once. Changes can be pretty nice, right?

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I think if I was in Norway right now, I would be okay with the weather. I would be more ready to tackle it, but right now I`m not. Maybe because I`m still wearing sneakers and an autumn coat.

It`s Friday. I didn`t have any classes on Fridays during the first period, so when the teacher said “have a nice weekend” I thought for a few seconds “what is he talking about?” Then I realised that it actually is weekend, and I felt good about it. This weekend I`m off to…. SWITZERLAND! Yep, I`m going to explore a new country tomorrow which I`m very excited about. This organisation called “Wanderlust Student Trips” is organising trips the whole semester and I was actually going to Belgium with them first. The bus will departure from Maastricht after midnight and we`ll explore three cities in Switzerland tomorrow. If you have any recommendations on what I should see, what to eat, where to go, let me know! 🙂

NOT THAT IMPOSSIBLE

Tonight I slept for almost 12 hours. Went to bed 10 o clock last night and got up around nine. I did wake up a few times, but fell asleep again. Don`t think it`s that good to sleep so much, but getting up sometimes is a bit too hard sometimes. Especially when your alarm goes off seven in the morning and it`s still outside, as if it`s midnight. On the other hand; I got up 5.30 on Saturday when I had to catch the train and before 8 when I had to go to work on Sunday, so it`s not that impossible to get up when the alarm rings.

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I came home about an hour ago, after the lecture I spontaneously went to have a late lunch with a few of my classmates and now I`m chilling in bed. I bave to get some reading done. I won`t have much time to do it tomorrow, since I`m working so I better get out of the bed soon and be more productive.

JUST A REMINDER

I want to remind you to

choose your words wisely, because you can`t take them back

mean what you say, because it hurts too much when someone doesn`t

remember that actions speak louder

keep your promises, because shattered promises can leave scars

and please don`t leave someone you love in the dark

because some people might find the light quickly

but there are some who don`t.

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//written by me, photo from here