NEXT FRIDAY

Next Friday at this very time I`ll be on the plane. AH, GUYS! I`m SO excited. I still need to plan out everything, but it`s really a dream come true. I`ve been waiting for so long and all of a sudden my dream became true. Who thought that? 🙂 My brother`s off to Pakistan tomorrow and I and my mum are off to Amsterdam next week. This is for sure going to be the best summer vacation ever! 🙂

Nothing can describe how happy I am, but these gifs kind of describe my happiness… I literally can`t believe it, but I`m so fortunate and happy.

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What have you guys been doing today? I`ve been way too lazy (tell me something I don`t know..) and went out for a while, to do some shopping and get my new sunglasses. I went to get my eyes checked some days ago, and was adviced to get some sunglasses which suits me. So, I did. I`m not a fan of sunglasses as I want to see a colourful world, but today I got myself a new hobby: Staring at people without them knowing I`m staring at them. 😉

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HAPPINESS LATELY

♥ First things first: THE FACT THAT I`LL BE IN AMSTERDAM IN ABOUT ONE WEEK!!! C-A-N-T W-A-I-T. It`s going to be AMAZING! A dream come true, really. 

♥ Last Thursday I met Sara and Thea. Ah, they`re so sweet! I just know they care about me. We were at Sara`s house and spent several hours talking and playing a game, till Thea had to drop me at home because of Iftari. Thank you, guys! Can`t wait for next time. 🙂

♥ My straight hair. Haha, let me explain – my natural hair isn`t straight at all. It`s something curly/wavy/messy. When I got my hair cut short in January (did I ever tell you guys about that?), the hair dresser straightened my hair because my messy hair isn`t that easy to handle for everybody. It was my first time and I looked good with straight hair.  Sara has a straightener, so she straightened my hair and I`ve been loving it ever since. Guess who hasn`t showered for a week because she doesn`t want to mess up her straight hair? HE-HE.

♥ Making milkshakes for Iftari every evening. I don`t know if it`s actually a milkshake, haha, but I like to call it milkshake. We`ve got a new blender and it`s so easy to make them now! Can`t wait to make some great milkshakes every morning, before school. 🙂

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♥ People who fight against bullying. Been too much lately, so it`s great to know there are people who actually care out there.

♥ When it`s time for Iftari. It`s great to come together and break the fast.

♥ The “Dubai-candies” need to be praised as well. I LOVE them and can`t get enough of them. And yeah, that`s what we call them, haha. They`re so easy to make and are so yummy. One day I`ll make maaaaanyyy of them and eat all of them on my own.

♥ Books. I have several books that I need to read. Unfortunately I haven`t read as much as I`ve wanted to, but from tonight of that needs to change. Reading is a great way to escape reality and visit better places.

♥ The weather. It`s been perfect some days. Not too sunny, not too cold. That`s how I like it.

♥ SKAM. Haha, does anyone of you watch SKAM? It`s become so popular. This season (4) is the first one`s I`m watching and I love it. Can`t wait to find out how it ends on Saturday! (If you don`t know what it is, it`s a TV-series about the daily life of Norwegian teenagers. Do look it up. 😉 )

♥ Writing. I write every day and I love it. I love expressing my thoughts and feelings – wrting is a great way to shake things off.

 


What has made you happy lately? 

WANDERLUST

Sometimes I wonder if I`m the kind of person to be extremely excited and actually happy about something. I`m VERY VERY VERY happy about the fact that I`m finally going to Amsterdam, but I wonder if I`m actually happy because it`s not like I`m literally dying of happiness, haha.. I`d expect me to be doing that, because I`ve been wanting to visit the city for such a long time. Maybe it hasn`t sunk in yet. 🙂

I`m SO excited and have planned a little already. We`re of course going to the Anne Frank House and Primark. We`re also considering one or two boat trips, but what else should we do? Any recommendations? Have anyone of you been to Amsterdam and have any tips to share? Let me know in the comments below. 🙂

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THOUGHTS

I passed the test  and my vacation started the 1st of June. It`s unbelieveable. That unbelieveable, that now I`m asking myself what I am to do. What do I do now? I have two and a half months to do whatever I want to. I can`t waste it just like that, I need to do something meaningful. I can`t get up late every day, I can`t spend the days watching TV or my favourite serials. I need to be productive. So? I`m going to do some studying. I`m going to do 4 courses next semester, so I need to hang in there. I`m also going to read a lot of books – I borrowed and ordered several books from the library during my exams, that I wanted to read but told myself to wait for the exams to finish. I`ve already started reading and I can`t wait to find out what I am to learn this summer.

I needed a short break. My mind has been everywhere and I`m such a confusing person. My mind will be in Tokyo one hour and the next in Paris. You get it. For instance – I was so sure I wanted to do history as a minor, but two days ago I had no idea and looked up all the choices I had. Don`t you think I got even more confused? I still don`t exactly know, so I ended up applying for only the courses I`m going to do for Anthropology.

What else have been going on? I`ve been losing faith in humanity. Again and again. Some days ago London happened to be victim of terror. How can someone do that? I see the hate in the comment sections, I see how we discuss everything and nothing up and down and yet we have no answers. So many of the discussions we had many years ago, are discussions we`re still having and it`s as if we keep going and going, but we don`t know where we`re going. One evening I was exhausted due to that, that I told myself I don`t like humans. In one way that`s true, because you never know what they might end up doing one day.

I`ve also been thinking about my grandmother and how she died. Or how she ended up leaving me, leaving us. She didn`t give us a warning. The doctors did say we should start preparing ourselves for the end, but I didn`t want to believe them because miracles do happen. I prayed for a miracle to happen, but it never happened. All of a sudden she was dead. Maybe it wasn`t something that happened suddenly. All I know is that I really miss her and I wish she was here.

God, I really don`t know what`s the point with this post, but I wanted to let it out. I know way too many bloggers who have a positive blog all the way and act like life`s perfect. I know some people prefer to read blogs that give them motivation and inspiration, but what`s inspirational to me, are people who show all aspects of life. Who don`t mind being personal and saying “hey, I`m having a very bad day”. I guess that`s what this is. A post in which I`m trying to say that my mind`s been a mess and there have been moments where I didn`t know what to do, but that`s life. I know I`ll be okay soon enough, if not now.

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WE ACT LIKE WE KNOW PEOPLE

It`s the 13th of May and the grand final of Eurovision Song Contest is over. Oh, wait, it`s past midnight. It`s the 14th of May. I`m sitting on the couch, reading the news on how Portugal has won. I`m disappointed and therefore, I`m trying to seek for answers. Why did Portugal win? Why did people vote for Salvador Sobral and his song? And now as the grand final is over, what am I to do now? I feel like the excitement I had build up, all of a sudden is over and I don`t know what to do.

Suddenly my eyes notice a title. “Defied heartproblems and won Eurovision Song Contest”. “What?” was my first thought. I clicked on the article and read it. Salvador has, according to the article, heartproblems. Due to that, the doctors refused to let Sobral participate in all the rehearsals. Therefore, his sister Luísa Sobral, whom wrote the song, replaced him for some time in Kyev. Salvador needs a heart and according to his doctor, he won`t be able to make it to 2018 if he doesn`t get one soon.

I`m shocked and devastated. All of a sudden I`m happy for Salvador. I only feel a little disappointed, but I`m proud and happy. Proud because Salvador is such a humble human being who`s not afraid to speak his mind. But I`m also devastated. I start crying. He`ll die if he doesn`t get a new heart.

I put away the laptop. Don`t want to brush my teeth. All I can do is think. Think about sad and crazy it is that there are so many things we don`t notice in life, when it comes to other people. There Salvador was singing on a beautiful stage and I had no idea he was ill. I pray for him – I hope he gets a heart very soon. I don`t know when, but somehow I fall asleep.

The next morning I read the news and they`ve changed the title of the article. It turns out it was all a rumour – Sobral had a hernia surgery some time ago and is still recovering from that. I thank God, I`m so happy.

But I can`t help but think of how weird life is. Some of us think we know everything about a person by meeting them only once. We think we know all that there is to know and judge each other. We act like we really do know each other. Even though Salvador`s health condition isn`t as serious as I first thought it was, I can`t help but think how we don`t show as much love and peace as we talk about. We believe we understand more than we actually, while we forget everyone`s been through something they don`t talk about. Everyone has their stories, their secrets and their baggage. Always keep in mind there are so many things we go around holding, but don`t say a word about. We don`t always know how a person`s feeling deep down. Always remember that nobody`s life is perfect.

 

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THIS WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL MESS

Yesterday I felt too tired to share what I had planned to write about. Therefore I posted a part of a song that I listen to every day, that describes how I feel and that is so close to my heart. Manchester, teror, people.. you get it. It`s that time of the month where I`m tired of most human beings, I don`t feel like I can actually trust anyone, apart from some few that are close to my heart and I want to travel to a huge city all alone and stay there for two weeks.

Because you know this world is a mad world when a little girl can`t go to a concert and have fun, without being killed.

It`s crazy that we live in a world where there are people with sick values around you, and you don`t even know. I wonder why the terrorist did what he did – what convinced him that killing other people was the right thing to do? What made him kill innocent, little kids? And how does he feel now? How does it feel to know you have taken 22 lives and hurted millions? God, these questions make me angry, but I also feel sad on behalf of their families, their friends and everyone who knew them. I feel sad on behalf of us as a society, as a community and I feel sad on behalf of this world. This isn`t the first time and this won`t be the last time.

We keep on moving and we keep on living. And then something like this will occur again. Most of us will stop up for some time and think of love and humanity. Many will wonder where the love is. We`ll talk about how it`s important to show respect and love to people around us, we`ll talk about thankfulness and peace, but where is the love? Where is the humanity we talk so much about, at times like these? We ask ourselves how someone can become a terrorist, and at the same time most of us don`t even bother to care enough about the beggar or the girl at school who`re being bullied.

When I think of this and so much more, I can`t help but feel sad and helpless. I want to see more of the love we talk about, I want people to care more and I want us to act like humans towards everyone – no matter who they are, where they come from or what they`ve got in their baggage. But maybe this all is too much to expect, because after all we live in a beautiful mess. We live in a beautiful mess called “world”. We`ll be nice to each other and we`ll kill each other and that`s unfortunately just how it is.

Good night. 

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GOOD MORNING

Good morning, guys! I woke up almost an hour ago and got ready, listening to this year`s Eurovision songs. I`ve got a thing for Italia`s song – it`s a fun and joyful song, haha. Anywho – I`m having my exam in one week and I feel a little prepared, which is not a good sign. There`s way too much syllabus, plus this is perhaps one of the most boring subjects in this degree. It`s about the history of anthropology as a subject and I like history, but not this kind of history. I`m also more excited about next semester than this one, and I haven`t finished my exams.. that`s how it goes, haha.

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Now I need to catch the train – can`t miss it like I did yesterday. Hope everyone has an amazing day! Be thankful for life. 🙂 Blog ya later!