Tag: About me

Who is Lizzie or 10 sentences that sums me up

Since I officially launched my blog yesterday, I think I better start out with one of the more simple post: who am I? Maybe you’re wondering: “Who is this girl sitting behind her screen at home, writing this blog?” Therefore I have made these 10 sentences about moi. Go ahead and read them: get to know me better.

  1. My name is Elisabeth Bertelsen and I am originally from Denmark. However most of my friends call me Lizzie and since my first published short story I’ve tried to go by “Lizzie Husum” as my sort-of artist name.
  2. I love writing, and perhaps one day I will get my own book published. I’ve been published with 5 short stories so far, but to be honest I’m dreaming of more than just that.
  3. I do not work well under pressure. Trust me, 3 years at my gymnasium with tons of homework and assignments has made me realize that. I would rather begin 2 weeks before than 2 hours before.
  4. I do have regrets. Like not spending a year abroad somewhere after my 9th grade. Not having travelled more. But that is also why I have decided to go to Paris as an au pair. Seeing lots of my friends traveling around the world, I really can’t wait for it to be my turn!
  5. Im very impulsive. Really. I am a thinker, but when it comes to action I somehow always do before I think. So sometimes I end up in messy places, or situations I hadn’t planned. But hey, I’m working on that, and it gives me some fun stories to tell.
  6. When I was a child, my biggest dream was to get a unicorn. Like I spend all the time in class dreaming about riding on my unicorn instead of listening to my teacher. Whoups. And I’ve also waisted a lot of shooting stars to wish for one.
  7. I want to be very cultural and Im trying to read a lot of books, watch a lot of movies, eat a lot of food. But when it comes down to what I really want to do before bedtime, it’s reading a good old romantic. I mean, have you ever actually read the Fault in Our Stars?
  8. I love children. I know a lot of young people today just think they’re loud and annoying, and won’t have anything to do with them before they’re like 30. But when I’m going to Paris to look after 3 children, I’m so excited, and I couldn’t imagine anything better to do.
  9. I feel really international. I have never lived any place other than Denmark (until september, yay!) but I’ve never really felt completely danish.
  10. I love other cultures, and some of the best friends I have are from another country. Or at least their roots is not entirely danish. Everybody has a guilty pleasure – for me it’s cute mugs, soft things and scented candles.

Taste of Travel Tales or what I really want to do with this blog

“To travel is to live.”

Those are the very famous words by H.C. Andersen. To go, travel, see, experience, breathe it all in. Isn’t that what we all really dream of? It is for me anyways. Which is the exact reason why I have chosen to leave my beautiful country, Denmark, in exactly 1 month and 16 days. I will leave my house, which i have lived in my entire life. I will leave my family, my friends, my church – all the things I know of and all the things that has been a part of my life for the last couple of years. Im leaving for new adventures and experiences. Im leaving it all for Paris. In 1 month and 16 days I will go to Paris and stay for 11 months, with a beautiful family with 3 amazing children. For 1 year I will be a part of this family and work as an au pair. I will speak fluent french, go to the top of the Eiffel Tower and get known on Champs-Élysee. Or that is some of my dreams for the year I will spend abroad. And that is exactly what my point is with all this: I have started this blog for you to follow. To experience an au pairs life in Paris through my eyes, to experience my life abroad. If you are an au pair yourself, dreams to become one or has already been one, this might be interesting for you too. But being an Au Pair is just for a year. And after I will continue with this blog, to tell you all about my other adventures abroad from Denmark, that I know I will experience too. So I guess my last question is: are you up for it? Cause it all begins now.