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11/11 Manifestations – My Wish List for the Year

I recently saw a Tik Tok (Haleyhoffmansmith) describing a manifestation exercise of using the power of November 11th to write 111 things that you want to have happen in the year. Her premise is that instead of having 3-5 big manifestations, we focus on a bunch of small wishes. We don’t always know when or how things will happen so the more we put out … Continue reading 11/11 Manifestations – My Wish List for the Year

Aker Brygge and the Opera House in Oslo

Because I haven’t started traveling outside of Oslo yet, I still get to spend my free time exploring the sights of the city. Each day I learn a new neighborhood or new way to get from one point to another. For example, today I took the tram for the first time, which was super easy and comfortable. As someone from the U.S., the public transportation … Continue reading Aker Brygge and the Opera House in Oslo

5 Awesome Places to Visit in Oslo, Norway

Are you looking for some places to visit in Oslo, Norway for your upcoming trip? As an American living in Norway for almost one year, I am excited to share new adventures in Norway. In this post, I will share my 5 places to visit in Oslo during your stay. Oslo Public Library One place to visit is the new main modern public library in … Continue reading 5 Awesome Places to Visit in Oslo, Norway

Roaming in Oslo, Norway: Exploring the City

Well, I’m finally out of quarantine and can go about exploring the city as I wish. Interestingly, because of the strict measures in place over the last year and a half, things seem relatively normal here. I haven’t seen anyone wearing a mask, but the majority of the population is vaccinated at this point. The first day out of quarantine wasn’t a whole lot different … Continue reading Roaming in Oslo, Norway: Exploring the City

Week 1 in Norway: Quarantine Edition

Well, I arrived in Norway on Saturday to a very efficient Covid testing protocol. I retrieved my bags, got my nose swabbed, and left after 15 minutes with my negative test results. I am benefiting from the new guidance of quarantining for only 3 days. However, on the third day you have to get a PCR test, and it is day 5 and I still … Continue reading Week 1 in Norway: Quarantine Edition

10 Amazon Must Haves for Travel, Technology, and Luggage

Must haves for travel: Well, I just finished my 35 hour trip from the US to Norway where I will be living until Summer of 2022. There were some bumps along the way. One bump was my luggage sent to my layover in Portugal instead of my final destination. After 2 hours of working with the gate agents, I ended up just paying again to … Continue reading 10 Amazon Must Haves for Travel, Technology, and Luggage

One Way or Another: It Will All Get Done … Or It Won’t.

Things that have pressing deadlines typically get done even when sometimes we have no idea how to make that happen. Even with procrastination, there comes a point where the panic monster sets in due to an upcoming deadline. You may not like the process of staying up all night or feeling rushed, but eventually, it gets done. However, for me, I have found that method … Continue reading One Way or Another: It Will All Get Done … Or It Won’t.

Preparing for an International Move: What I’m Doing Now

*Note: I will update this post with advice I’m receiving! I’m preparing for an international move. Wow, it’s finally happening. I’m moving to Norway in less than a month. Even though I’ve been waiting for the official approval, I thought I would have more time to prepare. So now, it’s time to buckle down and think through my list of to-do items. I think I’m … Continue reading Preparing for an International Move: What I’m Doing Now