I won't give up

"When I look into your eyes it's like watching the night sky or a beautiful sunrise. There's so much they hold, and just like them old stars I see that you've come so far to be right where you are. How old is your soul? Well, I won't give up on us even if the skies get rough. I'm giving you all my love, I'm still looking up. And when you're needing your space to do some navigating, I'll be here patiently waiting to see what you find. 'Cause even the stars they burn, some even fall to the earth. We've got a lot to learn, God knows we've worth it. No, I won't give up. I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily. I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make. Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use the tools and gifts we got. We got a lot at stake and in the end, you're still my friend at least we did intend. For us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn. We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in. I had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not, and who I am. I won't give up on us even if the skies get rough. I'm giving you all my love, I'm still looking up. Well, I won't give up on us, God knos I'm tough enough. We've got a lot to learnm God knows we've worth it. We are worth it. I won't give up on us." 

~ Jason Mraz

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Imagine being as free as the eagle. The king of the air, the most feared animal flying around. That would have been something, woundn't it? Actually, it would be perfect. Being a free soul and spirit without any boundaries stopping you from what you want or wanted. You cannot go around worrying about what everybody thinks. If it's right for you, go for it. If it's not, just drop it! It's not worth your time. Keep one thing in mind though, it's not wrong, it's not right, it's just different. And sometimes different is a good thing, even great. You just need to have enough courage to choose. You're a coward if you just follow the flow and don't go for what you want. Go for your dream before it's too late. Trust me, you'll regret it if you don't! 

Follow your dream no matter what. Don't listen to peaople around you, listen to your own heart and mind. You know yourself better than anyone else. Keep that in mind, darling. You are one of a kind and I love you for that. 

Welcome Autumn

I know it's been a while, but I'm back. I don't know for how long, probably as usual, once in a while. Who knows? But right now, let's consentrate about autumn. The season of the year when everything green turns different shades of yellow, brown and red. You just have to love it, right? I know I do, it's actually one of my favourit seasons. I can finally find my knitted jumpers again and wear them. Autumn is the perfect season for drinking tea by the fireplace tucked in a blanket and lit up your candles. This is the time when the temperatures starts to drop and it gets darker by each passing day. Find you hat and your gloves to keep yourself warm outside. But there is one thing that we here in Norway can start to see every night if the sky is clear, and that is the most famous Aurora Borealis. It's outstanding in every way. To look up on the night sky and see this natural light display dancing above our heads is one kind of a feeling I cannot describe. 

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aliceinwonderland, autumn, and book-bilde 

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apples, candles, and pumpkin image

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Karina .xx

Back to Start

There is nothing more painful than leaving all your friends not knowing when you will see them again. I've been living in a bubble with people I now call my best friends for 9 months. We all left each other yesterday, and I'm sure we all feel the same way; Happy to be home, but empty inside. It's so quiet and none of the faces I want to see, are here. I miss them a lot already and I wish they lived closer to me. 

It's strange not having so many people around you through the whole day, and it's strange not sharing a room or the bathroom with 12 other people. I'm so used to living in this bubble, that my so called "normal life" home, is very different. This whole day I've been unpacking my suitcase and all my bags, and sorted out my closet. It's great having it all ok again. It's been so messy since I left 9 months ago. What can I say, my priority is not my clothes and closet when I've been home through the holidays. 

I was looking forward to sleep in my own bed, but there are two big spiders in my room, which I haven't caught yet, so I selp on the couch in the livingroom last night, and it looks like that couch will be my bed this night too..They've taken over my room, but I don't want them as my roomies. They can LEAVE! NOW! 


Karina .xx

To the distant place far away

Spring is finally here, which means it's easy to catch yourself daydreaming about distant places far away, where the weather is great. I can't deny the fact that I have a desire to travel. Ever since I moved to England for a year, I've been longing to get back on the road, to see the world. I've been smitten by the phenomen, WONDERLUST. I catch myself everyday to daydream about that place far away, where the atmostphere is so calm. The white sand at the beach with the crystal clear ocean, where the sun sets every night. All the palm trees with fresh coconuts and all the new species of animals.

Have you been so close to just jump on a plane and fly away to a place far away from home, where you've never been? I have this crazy imagination to travel the world. Especially the "new discovered" areas where nearly no one has visited before. If I had the money and the time to do so, I would. Without a doubt! I'm sure I would be on the road for more than a year. I love to experience something abnormal from my decent life here in Norway. I live for new impressions of the world, different cultures and way of living. I have a desire to see it all, I want it all. 

To get the feeling of wanderlust in you, here are some pictures which may trigger the feeling of the constant desire to travel the world. 

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beach, Maldives, and paradise image

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bora bora, landscape, and paradise image

fotografia, gruta, and azl image

cave, nature, and Vietnam image

Karina .xx

Can you paint with all the colours of the Earth?

You think you own whatever land you land on. The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim, but I know every rock and tree and creature has a life, has a spirit, has a name. You think the only people who are people, are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew. Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon? Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned? Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains? Can you paint with all the colours of the wind?

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest, come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth. Come roll in all the riches all around you. And for once, never wonder what they're worth. The rainstorm and the river are my brothers. The heron and the otter are my friends, and we are all connected to each other. In a circle, in a hoop that never ends. Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon? Or let the eagle tell you where he's been? Can you sing with all the voices from the mountains? Can you paint with all the colours of the wind? 

How high does the sycamore grow? If you cut it down, then you'll never know. And you'll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon. For whether we are white or copper skinned, we need to sing with all the voices of the mountains. We need to paint with all the colours of the wind. You can own the Earth and still all you'll own is Earth until you can paint with all the colours of the wind. 

Karina .xx

Hello March

Knock, knock. Who's there? It's March. March, who? March Spring. 
Neida, tulla bare. Men n er det endelig Mars, noe som betyr at n har frste vr mned begynt! Vret her p Jren er mer moody enn det var i England. En dag kan det vre sol og kjempe fint vr, mens neste dag snr det. Snn har det vrt hele denne uka som har vrt. For eksempel i dag vknet vi til nysn p bakken, men n er det heldigvis borte igjen! 

Men nok om det. Man begynner merke ute at vren er i vente. Du kjenner sola faktisk varmer litt, og det blir litt i det varmeste laget g med den tykke vinterjakken. Skal ikke se bortifra at den lir byttet ut og 'glemt' hjemme etter Pskeferien som ikke er om s altfor lenge. Faktisk bare 11 dager til jeg reiser hjem. (Noe som er en dag for tidlig..) 

Gleder med masse til komme hjem og komme meg p hytta for reise i bakken..eller bare sitte ute p hverandaen og nyte fridagene i solkroken p fjellet (Hvis det blir fint vr). 

march, spring, and flowers image

Karina .xx


You know the feeling you get when the sun's out, but it's still cold outside? The feeling of spring when it's still winter? You're familiar with that too, good! Like, right now, the weather is really good, but I'm longing after summer. I've been freezing since I got back from Cape Town. The heath was so great and just feeling the sun burn on your skin is a feeling most of us love. 

Spring is one of my favourite seasons. All the beautiful colours are coming back. The green trees and the stunning flowers all around. The blue sea and the beige sand. All the birds are singing and you can hear then the first ting in the morning. The days are getting longer and the evening lighter. It's all just simply stunning to the eye. 

The Spring has come again, For the grass is growing green, and among the fields of clover bright butterflier are seen. The little birds are singing sweetly as the fly from tree to tree. The busy bees are gathering the honey from the flowers, and the merry birds are building their nests in shelteres bower. 

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fun, sweden, and snow image

Karina .xx


Hei, jeg vet jeg ikke er flink til oppdatere p hva som skjer p Jren fhs. Det er ikke det jeg tenker p frst. Men iallefall.. Fr jul hadde vi noen elevkvelder, for eksempel hadde vre Kyrkje en 'Halloween' elevkveld. Breidablikk hadde en elevkveld med 'Lrdagskveld foran TV'n' som tema, og vi p Mllehagen hadde tema 'Skole'. Det vre publikum p en elevkveld er veldig gy. Det er forskjellige innslag og det er alltid gy, men det arrangere en elevkveld selv, er noe helt annet! Alt skal planlegges fra starten. Fra hva vi skal spise til middag og dessert, til hva vi skal opptre med og hvordan scenen skal se ut. Vi m ordne det tekniske som lyd, lys og film hvis man skal vise en film. Lager gruppa en film skal dette klippes og justeres. S hele uka fr elevkvelden er ren stress. Det er gangmte og vinger hver dag. Alt skal sitte. Vi har flere generalprver, og noen av lrerene ser p for se om det gr bra ha showet snn som vi har det, eller om det er noe vi m forandre. MEN ELEVKVELDER ER NOE AV DET BESTE MED FOLKEHYSKOLE!

I November hadde vi ogs besk av 8 elever fra et universitet i Nablus, Palestina. De var her i en uke og s hvordan vi hadde det, hadde litt presentasjoner for oss, og vi viste dem rundt her p Jren og i Stavanger. Vi tok dem ogs til UiS og ja. De fikk iallefall se det meste. Surfelinja tok dem med ned p stranda og fikk dem til prve surfe. Siste dagen fr de dro, var det en festmiddag. Alle 'pyntet seg' og hadde det rett og slett bare koselig!
Mens vi hadde besk fra Nablus, hadde vi p Sosialt Arbeid praksis uke. Da var jeg i 1.klasse p Kleppe Skule og p SFO. Det var veldig gy, og det fikk meg til tenke enda mer p bli lrer, men skal ikke si noe for sikkert...

Uka fr jul hadde vi noe som het juleuka. Der var det eget opplegg hver dag. Vi skulle melde oss p forskjellige aktiviteter, s jeg var for eksempel p Julestrmpe, Marsipanbaking og Lage tre dompap. Det var ogs aktiviteter som pepperkakebaking, lage nkkelring og julekort, lage bl og grille pinnebrd osv. Det var ene veldig koselig uke, med bare felles aktiviteter. En morgen i starten av juleuka, ble vi vekket av lrerene som kom anket p alle drene litt fr halv 8 om morgenen og sa vi mtte komme oss fortest mulig ned i matsalen. Nr vi kom ned til matsalen var det dekket p til en julefrokost med masse godt plegg og rundstykker! Kjempe koselig, men for br start p dagen.. P torsdagen 17.desember, var det storvask. Vi skulle vaske ned internatet (fellesomrdene og rommene). Vegger, gulv, tak og kriker og kroker skulle vaskes. Alle rommene skulle godkjennes fr vi kunne starte p noe annet! P torsdagskveld skulle vi ha en julekveld og vi fikk beskjed om kle oss i det fineste vi hadde her. Det resulterte i at jentene kom i fine kjoler og guttene i dress. Vi fikk servert juleribbe og alt tilbehret som hrer med. Vi fikk ogs riskrem til dessert. Etter maten var det opplegg i Moseberghagen som lrerene sto for. Nissen kom, og vi gikk rundt juletreet og sang.
P torsdagen etter julekvelden dro s og si alle ned p puben en siste gang fr jul! Det var utrolig god stemning og det ble en ganske sen natt. Alle s rett og slett ganske slitne ut p frokosten fredags morgen. Vi hadde en liten juleavslutning oppe i Nornesalen med sang, julefortellinger, juleevangeliet osv. Utrolig koselig og fin avslutting p vr frste halvdel her p Jren fhs!

Karina .xx

Social Studies to LONDON October 2015

Vet dette innlegget kommer i det seneste laget, men har bare ikke funnet roen til sette meg til skrive. Som dere vet var klassen min i London i midten av Oktober. Turen var helt fantastisk og vi ble litt bedre kjent med hverandre. Det ble mye ging, s alle var ganske slitne nr vi skulle hjem.

Vi bodde p et hostel rett ver Russell Squere underground. Jeg delte rom med Marie, Celine og Adrian. Det var koselig det, og det var ikke noe problem i det hele tatt. Ble mye latter med Adrian sine vitser hver kveld.
Den frste dagen (mandag) fikk vi velge litt selv hva vi skulle gjre, s Marie og jeg lekte turister og gikk s p alle turist attraksjonene vi rakk. Vi var innom London Eye, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park og en annen park jeg ikke husker hva heter. Vi var ogs innom Trafalgar Square fr vi mtte ta tuben opp til Camden hvor hele klassen skulle samles for spise lunsj. Etter lunsj gikk vi rundt p Camden Market og kikket. Veldig edgy omrde, men det var gy se hvordan det faktisk s ut.
P tirsdagen var vi p The Passage, som er en organisasjon for hjemlse i London og England generelt. Vi fikk se hvor de holdt til og hre p litt av historien deres. Vi delte ogs ut flyers for dem siden de skulle ha en stor konsert uka etter for samle inn penger til organisasjonen. Adrian og jeg fikk et omrde som vi skulle g. Vi hadde vel bare gtt over gaten fr vi ble lost. Vi gikk oss vil og tilslutt fant vi en taxi som kunne kjre oss tilbake til der vi startet, siden vi skulle mte de andre.
Tirsdags kveld var det tid for musikal! De fleste av oss s "The Lion KING"! Helt fantastisk, kan ikke beskrive det bedre. Det var en opplevelse som alle burde f med seg hvis de har muligheten.
Onsdagen var vi p Unseen Tours med Vivian rundt Covent Garden. Vivian er fra Norge men flyttet til London ganske tidlig. Hun har bodd p gaten i London i mange r, og det er bare noen f r siden hun og mannen fikk en liten leilighet. Hun viste oss hvor de pleide sove og fortalte hvordan det var vre hjemls p gaten i London. Hun avsluttet hele turen med vise oss det frste stedet hun sov ute da hun kom til London. Det var veldig strekt hre p alle de historiene hun fortalte!
Etter Unseen Tours dro vi til Oxford Street, og der mtte jeg Mona etterhvert. Det var s utrolig godt se henne igjen, og det i England hvor vrt vennskap ble til. Vi hadde hele dagen sammen. Vi gikk shoppa og skravla om hverandre. Plutselig var klokka s mye at jeg mtte finne tuben og ta tuben til Victoria for mte de andre der vi skulle spise vrt siste mltid sammen. Det var koselig. Vi hadde ftt et langbord til oss alle.
Sidet dagen i London var torsdag. Vi mtte pakke og vre ute av rommet innen en viss tid. Heldigvis fikk vi lse koffertene vres inne p et rom i kjelleren p hostellet. Jorunn hadde ordnet et mte med de som fant opp/driver Unseen Tours. S vi dro p et foredrag og fikk vite litt mer hvordan Unseen Tours ble til og hva som er grunnen til at det gr se bra med ha de forskjellige turene. Etter dette kunne vi gjre litt som vi ville, bare vi mtte vre tilbake p hostellet i god nok tid til ta tuben til toget for komme til flyplassen. Noen av oss jentene gikk da til London Bridge og s Tower Bridge p andre siden!

Alt i alt var dette en helt suveren tur. Jeg elsker jo England med hele mitt hjerte, s det vre tilbake der er jo bare stort i seg selv. Fikk beskt Starbucks, Costa Coffee og Caff Nero igjen ogs! *Himmelen*

Karina .xx


There is once in your life where you can chose whatever you want to do, so do not throw that opportunity away just because you are not ready. Trust me, one day you will figure it all out, and when you do, do not hesitate with your choice. Just do what your heart tells you to do. There might be a chance you will regret it, but there is a much bigger chance that you will be grateful for it. Not everything must come at a line in life. It will come at different times and phases, but you will eventually end up where you want to be.

Take one-step at a time, and do not rush into something you do not want to do.

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- Karina .xx


"My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be. She loves the bare, the witheres tree. She walks the sodden pasture lane." - Robert Frost

"When autumn darkness falls, what we will rememer are the small acrs of kindness: A cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people." - Jens Stoltenberg

"The autumn wind is a pirate. Blustering in from sea with a rollicking song he sweeps along swaggering boisterously. His face is weather beaten, he wears a hooded sash with a silver hat about his head. The autumn wind is a Raider, pillaging just for fun." - Steve Sabol

This is the time of the year when drinking tea to every hour of the day is acceptable. The rain will be very familiar alongside the wind. All the leaves will be falling down, leaving the trees bare for the winter. The temperature is falling quickly, and everyone is finding their warmest clothes. Our mood might be changing too, it?s not very fun to be outside and we all just get a little bit depressed when the weather is so bad. Fortunately, December is around the corner, which means Christmas is closer than ever.

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- Karina .xx

At different places, but home

"Is there a place really called home? Because right know, I can think about 3 places I call home. So is there really just one place that is home, or can it be more than one place? I will answer that question with the famous quote: ?Home is where your heart is?. I think that quote describes it all. As long as you got your heart with you, home can be anywhere in this world. If a place first got a piece of your heart, that certain place will somehow always be home to you. No matter how far from ?home? that place actually is.

There is such a feeling called homesickness, which is when you miss home. It can go both ways though. It does not always mean you miss home when you are being away. It could be reversed. That is when you go home and are missing the place you just marked as home. You miss the place where you used to be. This reversed homesickness is one of the worst feelings you can feel. It is going straight through your heart like a knife before the feeling is left tingling in every part of your body. It is the worst kind of ache you can experience. It is not just an emotion, it is a state of being. There is nothing you can do to get rid of this horrible and uncomfortable feeling. Once you have it, it is hard to get it to go away. No matter how hard you try, it will not work until you go back to that place.

How can someone feel like they do not belong to a place here on earth? If you have not found your place yet, I think you should go out and explore the world. I can guarantee you that you will find your place somewhere. Maybe it is not in the country you were born, maybe you have to travel a bit further than just up the road. Take the first step out and continue walking in a non-chosen direction. Follow your heart and walk where it leads you. You might be surprised when you get this indescribable feeling, and you nearly fall in love with what you see in front of you. It is so amazing to know where you belong. You will always long back to that place, no matter how happy you are and where you are.

Home is somewhere you can be yourself even when you feel uncomfortable. You can show your confident side without being judged. There might be this secret rendezvous, which makes ?home? more interesting and more lovable. You are drawn to this place no matter what you do and where you are. Nothing can keep you away from that place for too long. You will always find your way back. Even if it takes you years to get back, you will eventually be there again, get the feeling you felt the first time. The first time you experience being in love with a place and its atmosphere, it surprise you. It is when you take it all in you can honestly tell if this place is home. It takes time to find your place, so do not leave because you cannot feel it at first, because this is living. Everything takes time. Just keep an open mind and look out for small things which can turn your whole world upside down with just one little breeze." - Karina K. Wahlgen

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Dagene gr fort n som vi har begynt kjenne hverandre bedre og bedre. Vi har valgt valgfag, noe som for meg har blitt Toving og GeoCaching. Jeg har ogs teater opplevelse og aerobic om kveldene.
Onsdag 23. September var vi p den frste teater opplevelsen, og det var kjempe gy. Vi alle satt der og lo som noen sm unger. Historien var rar, men artig!

Toving har jeg ogs hatt, da laget jeg et sitteunderlag. Jeg skulle ha hatt toving en gang til, men da var Marie og jeg p oppdrag, s vi skal ta det en sndag Jorunn har tilsyn.
Jeg har og starta med aerobic, hatt det en gang, og andre gang blir i morgen! Det er snart teater igjen ogs, og i mellomtiden (uke 43) var SA i London. Det blir et eget innlegg om det senere.

Litt mer om Kjeragbolten..
For komme til selve bolten mtte vi over 3 topper og, toppene ble bare hyere og hyere. Frste bakken mtte vi klatre opp i kjetting som hang fast i fjellet. Kan trygt si jeg aldri skal bli en klatrer. Kjeragbolten ligger 1110m over havet, og selv om du ikke har hydeskrekk kjente du suget i bde mage og bein utp bolten. Beina skalv, og det tok meg 4 forsk fr jeg klarte komme meg ut p den..og det var med stor hjelp fra Josefine at jeg klarte komme meg ut p den!

-Karina .xx

May my heart be brave ..

Tattoo idea

There is only so much a mind can take at once.
There is only so much you can deal with in life.
There is only so much you can handle.
There is only so much you want.
There is only so much you can do.
There is only so much you can hope and wish for.

You can't always do what you want when you want, but that doesn't mean you can't ever do it. There will always be time for your dreams. Take your time and fight for what you want, just don't ever give up, completely! You will finally end up with what you have fought so long for. Maybe it turns out you were just curious. Maybe it was all you've ever wanted. Maybe it was not what you wanted.. But at least you didn't lose faight in yourself alonge the way. You did something for you and only you.
Continue to so that the rest of your life. It will do you real good. Believe me.

Karina .xx

Alene p 'Nedre Mlle'

Den siste uka har gtt s sinnssykt fort. Henger ikke med p dagene i det hele. Trudde det var tirsdag i dag, men siden det er onsdag betyr det at vi har i morgen igjen p 'skolen' fr det er langhelg. Det er faktisk noen av oss som drar hjem i morgen for frste gang, men det er en del som skal vre igjen her p Klepp. Jeg venter med dra hjem med tanke p at det bare er 2 uker til jeg skal hjem uansett. S jeg s ikke helt vitsen med dra hjem denne helgen.

Men ja.. Fredagen i forrige uke (11, september)tok vi jentene en spontan tur til Stavanger siden vi hadde fri etter lunsj til lrdags morgen. Vi gikk rundt kikka og vi ende med shoppe litt ogs. Jeg mtte Kristine igjen etter 1 r. Jeg ble kjent med henne da vi begge studerte i England via EF. Det var utrolig koselig se henne igjen. Vi ble enige om at vi mtte mtes en dag, det samme med Gina nr hun fikk vite at jeg var her. Skal blir utrolig koselig! Nathalie mtte en kompis mens vi var der. Han hadde sin siste helg i Stavanger (P Madla) s Nathalie og jeg ble sittende snakke med han mens de andre gikk rundt. Vi gikk glipp av middagen p skolen s vi gikk p Dolly og spiste isteden.

Kveldene har gtt til film eller kort spill. Tror vi alle skal vre temmelig lei kort spill i Mai 2016. Denne uka har det vrt linje fag p skolen. ADT (Art, Design og Travel) og Musikk (Musikk og Produksjon) er p linje tur frem til i morgen, og Surf er p en liten linje hyttetur. Det vil si at det bare er Marie og meg p Nedre Mlle til i morgen!! Det er stille i gangen og i matsalen, men det er ganske deilig at s mange er borte, Marie og jeg fr vaske alt skittenty fr alle kommer tilbake. Vi har ei p Nedre Mlle som vasker klr hver dag..det virker iallefall snn! S n er det vasking p full gang. Det blir litt skummelt vre helt alene p Nedre Mlle i natt. Nathalie fortalte meg i sta at det er en som har tatt livet sitt her p folkehyskolen (I de gamle bygga som sto her Kyrkje og Mlle er i dag) for mange r siden..og tidligere elever har merket at personen har gtt igjen. Har ikke Nathalie en snill lrer som forteller dem dette?!

I gr hadde Nathalie og jeg en photoshoot i studioet her p skolen. Nathalie gr Foto Safari, og de har i oppdrag ta portrett bilder..s da mtte jeg vre modell.I dag linja mi p kino og s 'Pbel'. Pbel var overraskende bra. Jeg er ikke glad i norske filmer, men denne likte jeg! I morgen skal SA (Sosialt Arbeid) inn til Stavanger og beske 'Varmestuen' og 'Kirkens bymisjon' fr vi tar langhelg!

Karina .xx


I gr dro jeg til Holmavatn med hele skolen for vre der i en natt. En liten "bli kjent" tur med aktiviteter hele dagen. Min frste aktivitet var g en tur, og da gikk vi til en stor varde! Da vi kom ned igjen var det lunsj og en liten pause fr aktivitet nummer to startet. Da var jeg og 4 andre jenter ute i en tr bt og hadde det litt gy p vannet. Vi fikk kjttkaker til middag, og etter det var det aktiviteter som linjene hadde laget. Det ble en rebus fra ADT og en liten skattejakt vi p SA hadde laget. P kvelden samlet mange av oss oppe i stua og koste oss fr det var kvelden.

I dag var det en ny nur, og vi gikk til Steinkjerringa. Det er ganske flatt her p Jren, s det var ikke s mye klatring disse to dagene som det var nr vi gikk til Preikestolen. Jeg gleder meg til alle turene vi skal p dette ret! Det kommer til bli noen syke opplevelser...har jeg p flelsen!

Karina .xx

Take the first step

Denne lille quoten er s sann! Det er ikke lenge siden jeg tok et lite steg som jeg har ventet p gjre s altfor lenge. Det tok meg mange r fr jeg i det hele tatt turte gjre det. Dere aner ikke hvor mange ganger jeg har angret p at jeg ikke har tatt steget, men n kunne jeg ikke vente lengre. Jeg gikk rundt med den flelsen av ikke vite hva som kunne skje, og jeg ville veldig gjerne finne ut av det.

S bare hopp i det hvis det er noe du vil, men ikke er sikker p om du trr. Ikke tenk p konsekvensene som kan komme etter, bare gjr det! Tro meg, du vil ikke angre. Du vil f svarene du ser etter. Kanskje gr det din vei, kanskje blir det annerledes enn hva du hpet. Men uansett hva utfallet blir, s blir det verdt det!

Karina .xx

One Tree Hill Quotes


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one tree hill

Please stay!

people always leave



Karina .xx

1 week away from home

Da var det gtt en uke p Jren Folkehyskule, og jeg har det bra. Har klart f et eller annet i halsen, s gr p antibiotika igjen, men ellers gr dagene greit. Har vrt mye dd tid n i starten, noe som gjr at man ender opp tenke p de hjemme ganske s ofte. Ikke forst meg feil, har mtt s utrolig mange koselige menneskevenner her, og det er bare gy vre her. Har til og med gtt opp til Preikestolen, for en fin tur det var! Jeg har ogs vrt en tur p IKEA med jentene i gr ettermiddag.

Vi har ikke gjort s mye p skolen enda. Det har vrt en uke der vi har blitt bedre kjent med klassen og det vi skal gjre dette ret. S hper det blir mer gjre fremover og at det ikke blir s mye dd tid.

Men ja, jeg gr rundt med en konstant flelse inni meg, vet ikke hvordan jeg skal forklare den, men den er helt ny. Det her er s mye annerledes enn det var dra til England for 2 r siden. Mamma spurte meg til og medfor en uke sidenhvordan det var dra/flytte denne gangen. Jeg trudde ikke det skulle bli s mye annerledes, men der tok jeg feil! Allerede n, har jeg nedtelling ned til hstferien.. Det er ikke bra og jeg m nok bare gi det litt tid.

Karina .xx

Moving out

Well, I'm just gonna say that from now on I'll be writing my posts in Norwegian due to my school start soon. If you still want to read, just use the translator on my site, ok? Love you all.

Jeg gleder meg s mye til et r p fhs at jeg ikke klarer pakke engang. Hva skal man ha med? Til n har jeg overpakket en koffert, s du skal ikke se bort ifra at det blir iallefall to kofferter jeg tar med meg til Jren. Jeg skal dele rom med ei god venninne, s dette ret kommer til bli s bra. London tur, Cape Town tur og masse masse mer! Kan ikke vente med dele det med dere!

Det eneste som skal bli litt rart er at dette er starten. Jeg har p en mte smakt p det bo borte ett r, men dette er different. Nr jeg flyttet til England visste jeg at jeg kom tilbake til vennene og klassen min, men n skal jeg ikke tilbake til noen ting. Dette er starten p "livet". Om et r er jeg mest sannsynlig p p et universitet, og gr det etter drmmen min, er jeg p UiT (Troms). Det skulle dra fra gjengen og vennen n, er noe helt annet. I tillegg er dette starten p flytte ut. Nr jeg kommer hjem til sommeren er det bare sommeren hjemme hos mamma og pappa, etter det har jeg flyttet ut, kanskje for godt?! Jeg sa ikke JA til bli voksen s fort. Tenk, om bare 5 mneder er jeg faktisk 20.. Nr skjedde det?
Men snn er livet, er det ikke? Det er meningen man skal komme seg videre og gjre det du brenner for. Men hva brenner jeg for?

Karina .xx

2 years since my second life started

Well, where do I start? It's now 2 years since I moved to England and left my life here in Norway to start a totally new life in England. I can't believe how fast these years have gone. I went away as a 17 years old girl who didn't know herself. I came back as an 18 years old girl who knew more about herself than she could have imagined. I don't even know where to start to describe my 2 last years. They've been amazing and so successfull. I've passed my AS-level in Worcester and I've passed my 3 years at Bamble VGS. I'm so proud of myself. I've done great even though my grades could've been better, but atm I don't care. I've passed! I've got a job I really like, and I love being at work.
And guess what, I'm going to school in two weeks. I've so much to look forward to!

I've got friends all over the world, and some of them I miss dearly. It wasn't the same when I got back to Norway. I missed my friends in my other life, but I had to wear a smile and pretend it was great being back, when in fact, I wished I was back in Worcester. This 1 year I've been home, I've missed my second life so much.. At times I didn't know what to do. I finally went back this summer, and God it felt great! It was like I never left. Some things had changed, but it still felt the same. I was finally home. It was amazing seeing my host family again. Seeing the city and the place. You've got no idea how much I've missed it!

Now, being back in Norway feels more right than it has this past year. I've found my place and I've found myself again. I lost myself along the path this year..and I hated it more than anything, and it's brilliant knowing I've brought 'me' back.

Karina .xx


There is nothing to say about my big pause from this blog. But since last time a few things, a lot, has happened. I've passed my driving test, so I've finally got my driver licence. I've passed my last year at college, so 13 years of school are done! I've applied for a school next year..and I got in. Not just that. I'm going with a very good friend and we might share room next year. I've been at a few concerts too, 5 Seconds of Summer (and Hey Violet)and One Direction (where I also saw McBusted and Isac Elliot) to be specific. And the best thing og all, I've been a 'Russ' as we call it in Norway. It was the best time of all time. I had so much fun and met fantastic people everywhere.
Well that was just a few things summed up quite fast.

Since it's summer now and school is done, I'm working quite a lot, nearly everyday. I'm starting my real holiday the 18th July. I'm going to Northern Norway as usual, but this year my brother is getting married! After I get back from Northern Norway, I'm heading on another holiday, which I can't tell you about atm. But I can say: I'm coming back!

I'm just so happy school is finished and the summer's here. Fair enough, the weather hasn't been the best, but at least it's summer, right?

Btw; The other day I was waiting for my mum in the car and a wasp came right infront of my face. I jumped out of the car..and guess what. My phone fell on the ground and my screen is now full of cracks. #Bollocks

Karina K.W .xx


You know that the rest of your life depends on those two next months..but do you do anything to make sure it'll go your way? No. It freaks me out how little revision I've done. I haven't started yet, and my exams are just around the corner. I wish and hope to find back to the girl in Worcester a year ago. She would know how to do it. How to motivate herself and get it all done. She could divide up her day, and always get revision done..no matter what!

This time of the year, for me and all the other at my age, have a very stressful time ahead and now. We've our mocks, exams and our "senior year celebration" which we call "Russetiden". On top of that, I've got work, no motivation and a frustration going on towards some of my friends. I can't seem to figure out a way to collaborate with some of them. They are literally doing my head in.

With that said, I just really miss Worcester and England. Life over there was so much better. I can't understand how just 10 months over there completely changed me for the rest of my life. Every time I see something from England or hear the accent I'm sent straight back to last year. To my life. I miss my best friends, family and pets. I miss my old room and every little ting.

Karina .xx

Fast and Furious 7 - Paul Walker Tribute

I could finally see Fast and Furious last week, and I saw it on Friday. God, I've been waiting for it. For 2 years I've been waiting, and in that time the whole world lost its Paul Walker. We lost our dear Brian O'Conner. The film was fantastic as I had presumed. I just love the Fast and Furious series, and it's so sad that Paul won't be there anymore. But one thing I want to say, is that, The way that the Fast and Furious team honored Paul Walker at the end of the film touched me in every way possible! It made me smile out of happiness, but my inside was saddened by the teams loss, by Vin's loss!
We will always have our Brian O'Conner crush.
Rest in Peace Paul Walker.

Karina .xx

Reverse homesickness..

Ok, this is not normal..two posts on one day. But I feel like I need to get something off my shoulders.

Have you ever thought about how it is to miss something, but you can't put a finger on what it is, but you know it's quite huge 'cause all of you are aching for it? Well, I do. The feeling is so powerful and strong, and all you want to do, is to find a way to get rid of it, but there is no use..'cause it won't disappear. It takes all of you to not break down at some point. It's too powerful to get rid of, it's too fragile to even find and break. I can't find a way to describe it either. The feeling is so unfamiliar and new to me, but I've had it for quite a long time now. I'm sure you can find it in ever cell in my body. I'm missing, I'm longing, I'm craving, I'm aching.

Can reverse homesickness be what this is? Yes, it's probably what this is. I've never been really homesick before, so this is kind of new to me. It's horrible and there is nothing I can do to make it go away. I can just think of one selection, but it's not even a choice..it's a distant dream. A dream where I could go back, stay for a while, and just let the familiar feeling fill in every pore on my body.

"You feel more foreign in the country you hold a passport from than any other place in the wold."

"Have you ever been homesick for someplace that doesn't exist anymore? Someplace that exists only in your mind?"

Karina .xx

Your own path..

You never know where the road will take you. Will you follow your own road, or will you just step into the footsteps of someone else? It's so easy to follow the flow, but do you know what? Don't do that. Follow your heart and do what YOU want. Nobody else can tell you what to do. Take your own decisions and learn from your mistakes or grow from your right decisions. When will you ever be able to do something for you when you follow someones else steps? Never.

My own choices has brought me something someone else can just dream of! They can never understand what I've been through and they can never experience the same as I have. Choosing something different from your friends might be good for you. You'll get away from the people who are doing you head in, the place you've been at for way too long and you'll make your own path. Was that the right decision? Only time will tell, but are you happy? Yes, then don't bother look back. No, well, give it another try and see if it works.

It's YOUR life and you're the one who's going to live it. Don't mess it up because you're scared of what the future holds. Take one step at a time, and you'll find something brilliant at the end of your path.

Just remember one thing on your way, don't lose yourself completely. The road can be rough and tough, one thing's for sure, it won't ever be a dance. Growing up is one hell of a road, but take it all with a smile and make sure you're wrecking it. Hah

Karina .xx

EF Education First - The best year of your life

Hello, this post will be in Norwegian because this is for myNorwegianreaders and I want them to fully understand. I'm sorry..

Jeg vet at noen av dere som er innom bloggen min er litt nysgjerrige p et utvekslingsr og hvordan dere skal g fram med tanke p velge hvilken organisasjon dere skal dra med! Det er en viktig besluttning og bruk god tid p det. Jeg personlig har selv vrt gjennom det, og EF Education First kom best ut i alt. Jeg vet det gr en del skrekk historier rundt, men det gjelder alle organisasjonene der ute som tilbyr utveksling.

EF har n ftt seg en ny skeportal som er mye enklere og bedre enn den var. Det er veldig enkelt finne frem til de forskjellige programmene. S er du interresert i et studier i utlandet, om du vil ta 2.videregende i utlandet, et frir etter fullfrt videregende eller hyere studie, kan du ske deg via EF og de vil hjelpe deg hele veien. Det er er verdt ta en titt, og siden kan du finneHER. Har selv test den ut. Give it a try and you'll never know where you might end up.

EF har virkelig vrt til mye hjelp for meg bde fr og under selve oppholdet mitt i England. De ga meg gode rd om utvekslig og om hvordan jeg skal takle vanskelige situasjoner som kunne oppst. De ga meg et godt grunnlag og gjorde at jeg flte meg trygg. Jeg visste at hvis noe gikk veldig galt, var de bare en liten telefon unna! EF har vrt helt suveren, og min opplevelse med dem har vrt s bra.

Gjennom EF sitt program har jeg hatt mitt desidert beste r s langt! N, 9 mneder etter jeg kom hjem fra England sitter jeg igjen med mange uforglemmelige minner. Jeg har venner fra hele verden og p toppen av det hele, jeg har en britisk familie jeg snakker med veldig ofte. Jeg kan ikke si hvor taknemmelig jeg er!

Karina .xx

Motivation and distraction

It's already March and my exams are closer than ever! It's literally freaking me out. I don't have any motivation to revise or do my work. It's so bad and I simply don't care anymore. I'm drained and I'm done. I wish motivation could just come out of nowhere. I wish someone or something could enlighten me as fast as possible. I haven't attended school for 13 years to throw it all away the last year or semester.

I reminisce back to last year when I was in England and had so much motivation to succeed, and do my very best even when I kinda knew I wouldn't make it..but I did. Where is that spirit now? Where is that motivation or that girl when I need it/her? I'm always thinking back at how hard I worked and I didn't even mind doing it all. I can't even understand how I managed to do it. I loved it, maybe that's why I put all the work into it? Because I desired for all of it?

I miss the people I had around me who would actually do work, and push me when I nearly gave up. I miss the study sessions we had in our frees. I miss my teachers who would help me as much as I needed, and they sat down with me to teach it to me properly when I didn't understand it properly. I wasn't afraid of failing when I tried. I barely gave up. I pushed myself until I couldn't do more work. I sat up late at night if I had to, I locked myself in my room to get all the work done. When Saturday finally come, I would do things that made me happy. Go to town, to the cinema, take the train to a new place, go to Birmingham or just take Kim (one of my dogs..in England) for a long walk over the little river and into the fields. College work and life was balanced and great. I would do anything to get it back..literally anything!


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Karina .xx

Karina K.W

Karina K.W

22, Troms

Hii, you! I just want to thank you for visiting my blog! Probably just a girl with big dreams who attends uni in Troms, studying sociology. (Read about my Exchange Year in England 2013-2014 and my year at Jren FHS 2015-2016) .xx



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