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7Once upon a time there was a girl. A girl who fell in love with a country, with a man and a group of beautiful people. I’m back in Norway. My exchange year in England has come to an end. It is painful. I’m feeling a sorrow I’ve never felt before. It’s as if although I’m ‘home’ again, I’m further away from it than ever. I’m surrounded by a haze of confusion, split between two countries and the feeling of sadness from leaving one of them and the longing for the people I’ve left, and the excitement of being back and seeing everyone i’ve missed.

1 2The past few weeks has been wonderful. So, so wonderful. I lived with the man and his friends in a student accommodation. Everyday was like a holiday, spent in the sun, with morning cigarettes and coffee, listening to great minds discussing peace and love, how to change the world and our lives. Drunk nights around a fire, long days by the river, midnight sex and laughter in the warm summer breeze. It’s been so beautiful, and leaving all these amazing people behind has left a gap, a black hole in my chest. However, I will cherish the memories and keep them safe in my heart forever. I know this year can never be replaced, it can never be the same, and I’m beyond grateful for all my experiences. I’ve learnt so much about myself. I’ve learnt to love again. I’ve learnt to care, to enjoy the little joyful moments in life. I’ve learnt to be grateful, to be humble, to be honest in my actions. And I thank every single person who has been a part of my life the past year for that. I am truly grateful.

3 4Now I’m back. I’ve closed one chapter of my life, and I’m starting a new one. I’ve just started my new job at Carlings. It’s exciting and rewarding. Also, I just bought my Beacons festival ticket, and now I can count days until I’m going back to England.

Written 25.06.14.




  1. Milla says:

    Det e alltid trist å lukka et kapittel, håpe det nya gir deg lika mye glede og kjærlighet <3 <3 <3

    Velkommen hjem te Norge og gratulera så mye med bra jobb!

  2. Ronja says:

    alt for mange fine bilder og så fin tekst. åh ja! La oss gjøre det! Send meg en zmz

  3. Linn Helen says:

    Eg får en veldig rar, men god følelse når eg leser tekstene dine(innleggene). Eg føler meg liksom trygg og hjemme, alt henger så fint sammen.
    Eg e litt små redd for å ta steget inn i verden, men når eg leser innleggene dine så før eg en betryggende følelse om at alt kommer til å gå bra.

    Fortsett med skrivingen:-)

  4. Så fælt og rart å dra tilbake til Norge igjen – etter nesten tre år i England klarer jeg liksom ikke helt se det for meg, å plutselig pakke å dra! Heldigvis er du ikke langt unna, bare en kort flytur. Lykke til i den nye jobben!

  5. Nina says:

    du lever virkelig livet du! høres herlig ut