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Leaving tomorrow

Still not nervous, and I’ve finished packing! But I sort off feel like I’ll miss home… I’ve had this song stuck on my mind the whole day, it pretty much sums up how I’m feeling right now:

Janis Joplin – Leaving On a Jetplane
All my bags are packed and I’m ready to go
I’m standing here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
but the dawn is breaking it’s early morn
the taxi’s waiting he’s blowing his horn
already I’m so lonesome i could die

So kiss me and smile for me
tell me that you’ll wait for me
hold me like you’ll never let me go
cause I’m leaving on a jet plane
don’t know if I’ll be back again
oh babe i hate to go

Ther’s so many times I let you down
so many times I’ve played around
but i tell you now they don’t mean a thing
every place I go I’ll think of you
every song I’ll sing I’ll sing for you
and when I come back I’ll wear your wedding ring

So kiss me and smile for me
tell me that you’ll wait for me
hold me like you’ll never let me go
cause I’m leaving on a jet plane
don’t know when I’ll be back again
oh babe I hate to go

Now the time has come to leave you
one more time now let me kiss you
close your eyes and I’ll be on my way
dream about the days to come
when I won’t have to leave alone
about the times that I won’t have to say….

Oh kiss me and smile for me
tell me that you’ll wait for me
hold me like you’ll never let me go
cause I’m leaving on a jet plane
don’t know when I’ll be back again
oh babe I hate to go

I’m leaving on a jet plane
don’t know when I’ll be back again
oh babe I hate to go

I’m leaving on a jet plane
don’t know when I’ll be back again
oh babe I hate to go”

I’ll definitely miss all my girls…
– Cat

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Filed under: Life, Norway, Travel

Packing

Five days until I leave! And I don’t feel nervous at all, yet. I finally started packing, using my super long packing-list. It’s way to detailed, I’ll probably end up just pulling things out of my shelves and then check afterwards to see if I got everything. At the moment I’m just taking it slow, but my guess is that I’ll be super-stressed on Tuesday running around the house getting everything I’ve missed. And that will probably end up being a lot!

Things that bug me: Paying school tuition! It just doesn’t work for me! I guess I’ll just have to send a mail to my school explaining the situation. I have the money, the system just doesn’t work for me! Hopefully it will all work out before the deadline…

Me and my Manly eyeshadow palette

Things I’m happy about: I finally got the make-up palette I ordered from eBay today! And nothing was broken! That makes me happy, happy, happy!

Things I’m sad about: It’s 9/11 today… I can remember my mom running to the tv, and putting on CNN just before the second plane hit… It was terrible. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this tragedy.

– Cat

Filed under: Norway, Student, Travel

Hello World!

Wow, first blog post. Again. I feel like I’ve done this to many times before, but that’s just the way it is with me. I hardly finish anything I start. It sounds like a cliché, but that’s just the way it is with me…  At least with creative projects like this. I can’t count how many scrapbooks I’ve started but never finished.

Time passes by way to fast at the moment. My senior year in high school was gone in a second, but I had a lot of fun though! I remember how stressed I was just a year ago, about what I was going to do with my life, where I would go and what school I would go to… There was just to many options! How was a “little” girl, just 18, going to decide what she wanted to do with the rest of her life? Everyone kept telling me that it wasn’t the case, that I still had plenty of time, but that’s not how the real world works, is it? Once you’ve got a foot outside the door you’re dragged out in one direction and there is no way of turning back. But that’s my point of view, I’m sure other people see it differently, it seem like they always do.

But I finally decided, not that my parents seemed to be to pleased with it. I finally decided that I would go to London! Big change you say? I guess it is, but I needed a change, I needed to get out of Norway, see the world and experience things out of my comfort zone. Roehampton Uni just happened to have a BA in something that has always interested me, Classical Civilisation, and I could combine it with Religious Studies!? I was sold, could not get it out of my mind, I was going to London and no one could stop me.

So here I am, just six days until I leave, and I’m terribly exited! I can’t believe I’m not even nervous… Oh sure I have butterflies, but not nervous butterflies, just happy butterflies! Six days, and I haven’t even started packing! This is just so typical of me, always saving things for the last minute. My mother can’t understand how I handle it, I can’t either. I guess I just work best under pressure?…

Oh you might be wondering what I’ll be writing about here? I think we can call it my life as a London Student.

-Cat

Filed under: Life, London, Norway, Student, Travel

Hi, I'm Cat! I'm 19 and I used to live in Norway. Now I'm moving to London, and I'll be staying there for at least three years, if not five. I'll be taking a BA Combined Honours in Classical Civilisation and Theology & Religious Studies. Consider this blog as a travelers journal, London seen from the viewpoint of a student and a foreigner!

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