Neglect.

Hey Tumblr. I feel as though I have neglected you over the last few months. I’m so sorry, but I’ve been busy getting everything ready to move. 

Oh by the way, I move to Norway in ten days. Holy shit, it is actually happening! 

Okay, well I will try my best to get back into tumblr. Here’s to a new start.

Can’t let a good bang/fringe day go by without a selfie.

Can’t let a good bang/fringe day go by without a selfie.

After a redeye flight and a three hour nap, this is how I looked when I arrived in Iceland. 
Got my wristband, got some snacks, now on to finishing a radio class assignment then I can actually start to enjoy my time here!

After a redeye flight and a three hour nap, this is how I looked when I arrived in Iceland. 

Got my wristband, got some snacks, now on to finishing a radio class assignment then I can actually start to enjoy my time here!

It always amazes me how you can go from one day to feeling absolutely fantastic then go to the next and feel like everything is working against you…

Today is a “the world is working against me” type of day…

typical…

Tonight was a bit of a shit show, which mostly consisted of me walking across the halifax peninsula. Hopefully tomorrow is a bit better? Ah well…

So tuesdays are my only day a week where I have classes at relatively normal class times! Also they aren’t journalism classes, instead they are electives so I’m kind of glad (not that I don’t like journalism, but it is nice to have a bit of a break).
Anyway, I wanted to take a selfie, so here we go.

So tuesdays are my only day a week where I have classes at relatively normal class times! Also they aren’t journalism classes, instead they are electives so I’m kind of glad (not that I don’t like journalism, but it is nice to have a bit of a break).

Anyway, I wanted to take a selfie, so here we go.

It is a saturday night…

and I’m bored. I figured this would happen once I got back to Halifax…

Does anyone know if anything is going on tonight? Anything?

I apologize for the lack of posts this summer…

It was because I spent six weeks in Rwanda this summer with no internet access. 

Anyway, I will get back to posting on tumblr soon enough. Lost a lot of followers but don’t really care about that.

Heading back to school in a couple of weeks for my last semester of university. I’m heading back to Halifax after taking two quarters at Western Washington University this year. I feel the need to go back to Halifax and close that chapter of my life, and do so in a way where I don’t feel like I just ran away from my fears. Even if I don’t have like any friends in Halifax anymore I feel like I should go back. 

Thats all for now. 

Trying to figure out a realistic path that would lead me to Norway and a potential career option that sounds nice…

appears impossible.

Do you ever feel that the world is working against you?

*Le sigh…

For the last few nights I’ve been unable to fall asleep due to a returning bout of insomnia, however this time it feels different.

I feel like I’m going through an existential crisis cause I keep stressing about the future and it is really scary. I know that it is super cliche for me to be going through this as most people in their young 20s often question their lives but I can’t help but worry about everything. 

I mean, I’ve been through this before but because I’m pretty close to getting my degree done, I feel like I’ve hit this emotional wall of anxiety. I still have another 5 courses to do before I’ve completed my degree but I am so worried about what will come after that. I feel like time is working against me and that I need to figure it out but I can’t, partly because I still have school work to focus on but also because all my options seem so conditional that I am doubtful. 

Okay, that’s enough emotional rambling…

Necessary “Things I love about Oslo/Things I miss desperately about Oslo” Post

- Aker Brygge, the ice cream at Aker Brygge, the long benches at the end of Aker Brygge with the most perfect view of the harbour anywhere in the city, and the stalking session me and my friends had with the hopes of finding where Alexander Rybak lives in Aker Brygge.

- Karl Johan and the pulse it gives to the city. All the sites on the street stretching from the Slottet, the Stortinget, to Jernbanetorget, and to all the shops in between. Even the TGIFridays when a craving for something familiar was too strong.

- Grünnerløkka and the hipster-ness it is. The vintage shops, the open markets on sundays at Blå and Birkelunden. Even the expensive and pretentious coffee from Tim Wendelboe. Also the Aker River and walking along side it on a sunny day.

- Vigeland Park with all of its sculptures of naked people that at first you find funny but then realize there is beauty to it. The vastness of the park mixed with a bizarre American Fourth of July celebration, as well as a much needed visit to the Vigeland museum to see Alexander Rybak play classical tunes on his violin, all while in the process getting your shoes completely soaked from the rain drenched grass.

- Sognsvann on both sunny and rainy days or even nights. Taking the T-bane to the end of the line, whilst often being reminded of the “neste stasjon” almost like a lullaby. Walking around the lake, climbing on rocks pretending to be either adventurers or gollum crouching over the rock whispering “My precious…” Getting ice cream or vafler from the kiosken on the way back.

- The islands in the harbour and going island hopping, especially on a sunny day. Relaxing in the sun, swimming in the harbour, all while getting breathtaking views of the city.

- Taking the T-bane anywhere, just to say that you’ve seen the end of the line, like a modern day explorer.

- The Deli-de-luca runs to get ice cream or pizza wraps because the food at the dorm was so unfulfilling.

- Most importantly Blindern, were I met so many great people. Even with the steep hill that was a pain in the ass to climb, and the food that was often at times unrecognizable. The people made up for flaws. Memories of finding cats on campus and giving them names, hanging out in the lounge, watching Angry Boys, Misfits, and other shows. Icing people (and getting iced) by hiding Smirnoff ices in cookie buckets. 

- Eating all of Norway’s annual consumption of kvikk lunsjs in only 6 weeks. As well as eating substances out of tubes, such as BaconOst, and drinking Gross Norwegian Beer because it was less expensive than anything else, which isn’t saying much. 

- Everything, I love Everything, and miss it dearly…

Wow, this essay about German Unification is so thrilling, don’t I just look so excited about having to write this paper!?

Wow, this essay about German Unification is so thrilling, don’t I just look so excited about having to write this paper!?

Disregard the bad grammar - Something I wrote when I was back in high school that I just found…

Starting again. A Feeling I’m used to, or should be used to. Changing and moving forward is just as terrifying the first time as it is the next. Having to start over can leave you feeling like you have a fresh new start or leave you feeling emotionally drained. Everywhere I’ve lived there have been good times and hard times, people you’ll always remember and those you don’t want to. But even after moving countless times, the only memories I have are the times when it felt like the world had stopped spinning for once and being able to put aside my anger and frustrations at last. But like all good things, they come to an end and all you ever do is daydream of the memories that you wish you still had, and the people you used to know.

Going back to school tomorrow…

First day at Western Washington University and feel terrible cause I’m terrified that I’ll have an anxiety attack on campus and freak people the fuck out…

But besides that I’m fine…

I’m exhausted cause I came home from Portland, Oregon at like 8am this morning but I had to show off my new spiked litas. Of course I thought the best way to do so was to create what I call “the pretentious tumblr hipster” outfit. Complete with galaxy leggings, an oversized black tunic, army jacket, spiked necklace from Forever21, and finally my new spiked litas by Jeffrey Campbell, which I got at the Nordstrom Rack for 75 bucks.
Also my face looked awful so I covered it…

I’m exhausted cause I came home from Portland, Oregon at like 8am this morning but I had to show off my new spiked litas. Of course I thought the best way to do so was to create what I call “the pretentious tumblr hipster” outfit. Complete with galaxy leggings, an oversized black tunic, army jacket, spiked necklace from Forever21, and finally my new spiked litas by Jeffrey Campbell, which I got at the Nordstrom Rack for 75 bucks.

Also my face looked awful so I covered it…