6 months later…

6 months ago this week my parents and I were in Rochester, MN dealing with something we never thought we would have to worry about. I was heading there, not knowing what was to come or what my future looked like anymore. This was a challenging time in our lives and continues to be every…

Change

Change can be hard if you aren’t ready for it, but sometimes you have to accept it and look at the positives that change can bring. A new year brings new opportunities and a fresh start (whole bunch of cliches right off the bat 😉 ). Coming home after being gone for 5 months has…

World Tour

**You’ve been warned that this is another long post!!** The past few weeks my friends and I have been traveling throughout Europe. A few months ago when we realized we were going to get done with classes a lot earlier than we excepted so we decided to spend two weeks traveling around Europe. So on…

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…

Cold and Snowy Scandinavia

To all of you out there that are in desperate need of a break from all the post about the recent election, I am here to relieve you! 🙂 The past few weeks have been full of crossing off the last two Nordic countries. Sweden and Finland. We also snuck in a trip to Estonia,…

Holland Adventures

Fall is in full swing here and it is much different than Grand Forks falls. Much better too! It’s even more beautiful here than when I first got arrived… if thats possible. Just a few weeks ago I got to see one of my really good friends, Sydney for about a week. Sydney flew into…

A little taste of home

The last few weeks have been busy but amazing here in Norway. My mom FINALLY came to visit and it was the perfect timing. We had a lot planned into the two weeks we had together so I knew that it would go fast but I didn’t think it would go this fast. She left…

Where I’ve been and where I am going

Just last week, a few of my friends and I decided to head out on our first European adventure. While looking into where we wanted to go first, we noticed that Copenhagen was the cheapest and it was also on my list of places I wanted to travel to. Before leaving for Norway, Sydney told…

Snakker du norsk?

Classes are in full swing here. I guess we were going to have to start sometime, but it was fun getting up every morning to go explore the city. There seems to be new parts of Bergen that we discover all the time. I figured it would be fun to kind of explain how things…

Learning more about Bergen

The past few weeks I have been adjusting to living in Norway. Living in a new place, you find things that are totally different compared to your hometown. I thought it would be fun to share some of the things I have noticed so far! When you grocery shop in Norway, you only buy a…

Welcome to Bergen

I still can’t believe that I am actually here. It has been a great first 4 days but I have definitely had my ups and downs. Traveling from Minneapolis —> Reykjavik—> Bergen went very well. I met a few people that were going to UIB (university of Bergen) and we set forward to get to…

Not Quite Ready for Lift Off…

DISCLAIMER: This is blog post will be long so brace yourself! 🙂 Norway is next week. I can’t believe the time is already here for this long and somewhat rocky wait to be over. This summer has been a very busy one. Between taking a summer class, working two jobs, traveling, and getting everything ready for…