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Manifestation and Motivation, Travel

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… Continue reading 11/11 Manifestations – My Wish List for the Year

Travel

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… Continue reading Aker Brygge and the Opera House in Oslo

Lifestyle, Relaxation, Travel

5 Awesome Places to Check Out in Oslo

So, as you may know by now, I am living in Norway until Summer 2022. This means I get to explore lots of new places in my new home city. I went to The South Indian restaurant for dinner one night. There, I ordered the shrimp biryani and it was the best Indian dish I… Continue reading 5 Awesome Places to Check Out in Oslo

Lifestyle, Relaxation, Travel

Roaming in Oslo, Norway: Exploring the City

Well, I'm finally out of quarantine and can go about the city as I wish. Interestingly, because of the strict measures in place the last year and 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… Continue reading Roaming in Oslo, Norway: Exploring the City

Lifestyle, Travel

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… Continue reading Week 1 in Norway: Quarantine Edition

Travel

10 Amazon Must-Haves for Travel, Technology, and Luggage

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… Continue reading 10 Amazon Must-Haves for Travel, Technology, and Luggage

Lifestyle, Time Management, Travel

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

Travel

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

*Note: I will update this post with advice I'm receiving! 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… Continue reading Preparing for an International Move: What I’m Doing Now