Coffee Shop Thoughts

While I was studying for my next exam at my favorite coffee shop in Bergen, I looked outside to see the mountains perfectly covered with snow. It was (again) the most beautiful thing I’ve seen. It made me stop and think for a moment about this whole experience.

In less than a month I will be heading back to the U.S.. In less than a month I have to say goodbye to the friends I’ve made here. In less than a month I have to say goodbye to my most favorite place in the world. In less than a month this is all ends.

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The past few weeks I have been having mixed emotions about going home. I've had a few moments of wishing I were home right now with Thanksgiving being this week. But than moments like the one I had in the coffee shop make it impossible to think about ever leaving this wonderful place. And I think that that is my consensus… I don't want to think about leaving at all, even if I'm forced to start slowly packing since I will be gone for 2 1/2 weeks.

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Everyone told me before I left to take in every moment and I can say that I have been doing just that. Every day I ride the light rail to the city and look at the mountains, it still takes my breathe away. Every time we travel to a new place, I take in all the beauty we see. Between freaking out over the new found beauty and taking millions of pictures I tell myself to just pause and look around. I don’t mean to brag but I am living the dream. πŸ™‚ and I don’t want this dream to come to an end.

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I really only have about 7 more days in Bergen since we will be traveling a bunch in December but I am continuing to enjoy everything about this city. Even if it rains every second of it.

For anyone out there considering to study abroad, do it. I’ll say this probably 100 more times in the next couple months but I am serious. Don’t worry about the money, if God wants this for you it’ll work out. Don’t worry about missing home, home will aways be there but an opportunity like this won’t. Don’t worry about missing your friends or family, they will always be there too. Don’t even think long and hard about it, JUST DO IT!! I have learned so much about myself so far and I know by the time I get home I will have learned even more. I promise you will not regret it!

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I miss all my friends and family, but if you could just come here instead of me coming home that would be great! πŸ˜‰

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone back home! ❀

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end."- Ecclesiastes 3:11

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