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14 days in Scotland or My fresher’s week

Hi darlings!

It’s been ages since my last post, and so much has happened since! As you might have seen on my Instagram or snapchat I’ve been road tripping around Europe, and last Saturday I officially moved into my University Accommodation! So much has happened in the last week, I’ve never been so confused before, but I’m also having the time of my life!

I left Denmark August 26, arrived in Dundee September 2nd and Monday my semester is starting. The last two weeks have went by in a blur and I’ve done so many things! First off with the roadtrip, we went first thing to Amsterdam, then Newcastle then Scotland. I’ve been to so many new places (a vlog is coming up soon) This week has included meeting a lot of new people, getting used to new accents (the Scottish one!!)  and a new university. But even though  I’ve only been here a week, I already feel like home and I’m sure my stay here at University of Dundee is going to be amazing. I also feel like after my year in Paris, there are so many things I’m more prepared for. Eg getting used to a new culture, city and language, which I couldn’t have been if I hadn’t already experienced all that.

I’m a bit nervous starting with my courses this Monday though. I mean I haven’t been studying for a whole year, it’s going to be difficult to get started again. At the same time, I’m really looking forward to it – I’ve missed being in school. How about you guys? Have any of you started at University or a new school? How are you finding it?

xx

University up next or When there’s 1 week left

Hello darlings!

I’m currently writing in the lovely Danish weather – meaning I’m hiding inside with a cup of chocolate, listening to rain falling outside. It’s still so different to be back home, but I guess I better get used to the weather again since it’s mostly the same in Scotland.

These past 5 weeks have passed so fast, and I cannot believe I’m only 1 week away from beginning my next adventure: University! My lovely parents are going to drive me all the way, so we’re making a holiday out of the long trip, starting with a night in Amsterdam, exactly one week from now.

As I’ve said, again and again, my gap year in Paris was my best decision so far. But I’m really looking forward to going to university and to be studying again. It’s gonna be rough to start again, after a year where I haven’t’ done much, but I’m also expecting to get some unforgettable years. For starters, I’m finaæly getting my own place. Or partly, since I’ll be moving into university accommodation. I’ll get my own room and bathroom (thank God), but I’ll be sharing the kitchen with some lovely ladies. I think it’s going to be great to share a bit and be able to socialize, but I’m so happy for the fact that I’ll try for the first time ever, to be more or less completely on my own.

I’m not sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll be studying English and history as joint honors, and I’m SO excited. I’m expecting a letter and my first book TBR soon, and I’ve really started to realize that this is happening. I’m moving to Scotland, I’m going to study at a university. I’m going to leave Denmark once again. To be honest, I’m living the life that I have been dreaming of.

How about you guys, anyone else excited about university too? About studying and moving away from home?

I’m working on something new which I cannot wait to reveal for you!! But you have to be patient for a bit longer before I’ll release it for you.. 😉

That’s all for now xx
Bisous

 

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The good, the bad and the things in between

Hello darlings!

First of all, I’m sorry it’s been so long since my last post! As many of you might have seen on my instagram, I’ve been on holiday in the lovely South of France for the last 2 weeks, with such a bad connection, it was impossible for me to post a new post. Forgive me xx
But now I’m back in my old bedroom. The house I’ve lived in for 19 years, where I know every single inch and sound. My family still lives here, with their same jobs and school, and it’s like nothing has changed at all. Except for me.
Everything looks the same, but it doesn’t feel the same. As I’ve written in many of my posts, this year abroad has made me very different. I’ve grown a lot, and I came back as a different person. I guess that’s why it’s so weird and abnormal to be back again, because it’s as if nothing has changed. When really, everything has changed.

Leaving Paris was so hard. Saying goodbye to my host family (especially the kids!), saying goodbye to my friends and Paris. Coming home to the quiet life I lived before can be very difficult. However, I’m so grateful I’ll start my new adventure soon, when I’ll be going to Scotland for university. I think it’s very important to have something to look forward to, or a goal you’d like to receive , when you have lived such a different lifestyle for so long. I have many friends who have also had a year off this year, traveling and leaving their comfort zone – all of them have had a difficult time readjusting to their lives in Denmark. And what we all agree on, what really helps, is to have something more than just going back your old life.  You have to find a new way in the life you used to live, but you’re not the person who lived that life anymore.

I believe it’s very important to remember all the good times, the memories and all the experiences you now have with you. Everything you learned. I think the most important thing I learned, was the fact that life never turns out as you planned it. You can prepare yourself as much as you want, you can even have the “big plan” for how you want everything to go. But no matter how hard you try, surprises are gonna come, things are gonna go right and wrong, and in the end it doesn’t matter anyway. Be cause isn’t it all the unplanned events and surprises that make it worthwhile in the end? Sometimes you just gotta let go of yourself, and that’s when the magic really happens.

Okay, I know I’ve been going a lot on the clichés lately, but stay with me. I cannot start to let you know how true this is. I don’t know if you’re like me, but I like to stay in control. I like to organize and plan, and prepare myself for everything. And that’s exactly why this year was so amazing for me, and why I come home as a different person. I put myself out there, and I lost control over and over again – and I’d do it all over again.

So I guess what I’m saying is, it’s not gonna be easy. Coming back home, trying to find a new way to live in your old life. And you’re going to be sad, probably cry a couple of nights. But when you get settled in again and you get to reflect and realize how amazing this year was, you’re going to end up more happier than you were before. You did it. And nothing can ever take that from you.

That’s all for now! Bisous xx

What’s coming next / new travel destination 

Hello darlings 

I’m currently writing from the warm and sunny Saudi Arabia, for the 4th and last time. I’m enjoying the wonderful weather, though I gotta say I’m glad it’s the last time. Being with your host family 24/7 for 2 weeks is tough, and Saudi Arabia is not a country with a lot of activities to do.

However, this blog post is about something very differently. Not about Saudi Arabia, Paris or even being an au pair. So what’s else would it be about you ask? It’s about my next travel destination! As you all know I love being an au pair, but for me, my Paris-adventure stops in July. Though loads of girls choose to continue as an au pair for another year, I’ve always known that for me, I just wanted it to be a part of this one, amazing year. And then I’d be ready for the next adventure. 

Therefore, from next year off, I’ll keep writing about my travel destination and so on, as I have done so far. But no longer from Paris. When I’ll write in September 2017, it will be from…

Dundee! 

I’m happy to tell you all that I’ve been accepted to a course at university of Dundee in Scotland, starting the 1st of September. I’m so excited for this, and though I’ve fallen deeply in love with Paris, and I know I’m gonna miss it more than anything, I’m looking forward to my next chapter.

What do you guys have planned for the next year? 

Until next time xx