Wednesday, 27 January 2016

New beginnings....


Hi all!

Just a quick update!

Having moved back to my native childhood village of Steinsland, Norway about a month ago, we are still just trying to get settled into our new life here!
It is a big change from our life in England, and there is a lot to consider and still to work out, so I am not yet ready to take up blogging again. But I thought I'd give you all a quick update on how we are getting on, as well as share some of my dreams and aspirations for the year ahead:

I have started working in a music shop, selling instruments and sound equipment, and I love it....there is a lot for me to learn, but I truly enjoy having a "real" job again....
Mia has started Norwegian school, and although she struggles a bit with the Norwegian language, she is settling in fine, making friends and enjoying the slightly more free atmosphere of the Norwegian school....She's growing in confidence and getting more independent every day, and most importantly: Seems to be genuinely happy in her new surroundings....
The truth is : I am so proud of her and how she's coping with all the  changes in her life....more so than I have, as I have been finding it all a bit overwhelming, especially on a social level, and bar seeing a couple of friends I have kept myself to myself. 
But things are starting to resolve, and although we are still living with my mum and dad, I have started looking for somewhere to live, and as I write this , all our stuff from England is due for delivery today....Yay!!

So, I am hoping that once me and little miss Moo have our own home, with all our stuff....and all the paperwork and other essentials are sorted, that our everyday life will get a bit less daunting and become easier....

In fact, my goal for this year is to start embracing a simpler life....to find a calmness in the structure of "normality"....I look forward to brighter days as the winter darkness here up north will disperse into spring and want to spend more time outdoors, in the beautiful nature that surrounds us...the woods and the sea.....Making our new home and life here easy and carefree...
I dream of late summer nights filled with music, laughter, good company and good food....embracing a healthy and active lifestyle and fully taking advantage of everything coastal living has to offer...

I guess the blog will evolve a bit with me in these aspects, and hope that you will all follow along in my quest for the simple life, when I'm ready to start blogging again....
I can finally, after what feels like ages spent in darkness, feel my creativity starting to bubble up under the surface again now, and I am sure that this new beginning will bring lots more creative projects for the blog....

So until then,
wish us luck and stay happy people!

9 comments:

Kate said...

Gorgeous June. Good to hear you're getting along well. Wishing you lots of love xxxxx

Kimberly Duran said...

Sending you lots and lots of positive vibes, hun! Good to hear your little one is settling in so well (I'm sure that's a huge relief). Here's to a new year of new beginnings for you xxx

Jeska said...

Happy new beginnings to you both, looking forward to your thoughts on simple living, glad you are slowly getting settled x :)

lennart said...

How about channelling some of your creativeness at Kultursjefen in Fjell??:)

karen jones said...

Making these big decisions certainly takes time to adjust to June (I have been in a similar place) but it sounds like you are doing everything right and children especially, are very quick to adapt. Wishing you much peace and happiness in your new life. I look forward to following your new adventures in the future xx

Emma Rose said...

Lovely to read this June. Life is a long journey and it sounds like you are settling into your new direction and way of things as best you can. Good to hear that Mia is adjusting well. Wishing you the best and I look forward to hearing how your new life and creativity evolve.
Lots of love, Emma x

Emma Rose said...

Lovely to read this June. Life is a long journey and it sounds like you are settling into your new direction and way of things as best you can. Good to hear that Mia is adjusting well. Wishing you the best and I look forward to hearing how your new life and creativity evolve.
Lots of love, Emma x

Anna International said...

Life has a funny way of taking us down unexpected paths, and these changes can be quite jarring on the soul sometimes. Other times they are a tonic. It sounds as though your new life in Norway has got off to a wonderful start and I am sure all the things you aspire to will come their way soon. Your daughter being happy and settling is a great beginning - kids adapt quicker than we oldies! :-) I wish you all the best and look forward to hearing more of Norway - a stunning country with amazing people. x

worldfree4org said...

Thanks admin for this lovely post :)

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