Posted on March 5, 2014
My flatmate, Ellie, asked if I wanted to join her, her friend and our other flatmate, Chelsey, for a hike in the Pentlands Saturday morning, which I said yes to, thinking it would most likely not happen (knowing my ability to get up early in the morning and the fact that Edinburgh weather rarely let a day pass without rain). But what do you know, we got up at 8 in the morning and left the house by 9! I am so happy we went, it was such a nice way to start the day. The weather was perfect (although a bit windy at the top), and I even brought my camera and got some nice pictures. Incredible what a little fresh air can do to you, it was such a nice break from stressful uni work.
Thank god we’re heading towards warmer, brighter days now. I loved this little trip, hopefully there will be more of them before exams are here!
This is also my blog post no. 100! I guess I would have hit 100 a long time ago if I managed to post something a bit more frequently, but hey, still feel proud that I’ve kept this blog alive for this long.
Posted on January 19, 2014
Been back in Edinburgh for a week now, time flies by so fast! Already got so much work to do, so this semester will be a stressful one, I fear. Finally doing some more animal related courses, though, so it’s very interesting!
Passed 500 followers during Christmas.
Makes me happy that more and more people take interest in my photos.
Thanks everyone 🙂
Posted on April 20, 2013
Passed 300 followers now! Hooray!
Posted on March 31, 2013
This is probably going to be one of the most personal posts on this blog. I need to put “pen to paper” and get this off my chest. Had a rather sad experience a couple of days ago when I was cleaning my room which made me realize that I have to make an extra effort not to lose myself and my interest completely in this country:
I had to dust of my camera.
In the 10 years that I’ve been taking photos and bringing my camera everywhere with me, this has NEVER happened. Must say I got a bit upset…and this really made me think. Studies take up so much of my time, and I’ve been really bad at taking proper breaks (not just full zombie mode in front of the computer) and actually go outside with my camera and enjoy what nature got to offer. It’s been hard to feel like I’m not able to be myself to the fullest, with my sewing machine at home in Norway, and my camera collecting dust, there isn’t much of a creative side of me anymore. The creative, animal-loving side of me is part of making me feel whole, and the side that’s on display here in Edinburgh almost feels like a stranger to me.
Being surrounded with people that only know one side of you, where it’s already hard to be myself because of the language, and on top of that not being able to express myself in any other way makes me feel like there’s few people that actually now me for who I am, and not just scraping the surface.
I need a proper plan now that revision weeks are coming up and exams are getting closer, to make sure that spring with all its beautiful changes won’t just pass me outside my bedroom window. I need to make small goals that I’ll try to achieve from day to day, week to week.
I’ve decided to make at least one “adventurous trip” each week where I bring my camera, making sure to clear my schedule for this and enjoy my time instead of feeling guilty whenever I’m doing anything but work. This would be a great chance to bring someone and get to know each other’s, so I’m hoping to bring some friends along for this. I’ve also booked tickets home to Norway in May so that I can be with my family and friends and charge my batteries before going back to Edinburgh for my summer course. Hopefully, these things will help to make me feel more like me again.
Just to make it clear: I do love what I’m studying, and I don’t want to quit. This is just my frustration over the personal aspect of living in another country.
I would love for this blog to be a place where I frequently post new photos of all the exiting things I do in my life, and the fact that my followers keep increasing every day is such a motivation! Thank you to everyone following me, it really does mean the world to me.
Posted on January 12, 2013
200 followers now!
A big thank you to everyone visiting my site, liking my post and commenting on my pictures, it means the world to me to see that so many people want to follow my blog and find my pictures interesting. Thank you!
These pictures were taken during my shoot with my new model, and best friend, who wanted to take pictures of me as well. So this is my first try as a model, and I must say it was a lot more terrifying than what I thought it would be. It’s hard to know what to do with yourself when there’s someone standing there with a big camera waiting for amazing poses. A new found respect for everyone I’ve ever had a photo shoot with!
Having a shoot outside, in Norway, in January, was a cold experience. You would get so cold after a while that you couldn’t really feel anything when you touched your own skin.
I’ll be posting the pictures of my new model, beautiful Christine, later on. Saving them as a treasure at this moment!
Posted on November 16, 2012
Over 100 followers now.
I cannot believe that so many people would find my photos interesting enough to follow me. Have to admit, it makes me a bit emotional. Thank you so much to everyone who is following me, and hello and welcome to new followers!