First Post!

First things first; a quick introduction. My name is Leah and I go to Sandvika High School outside Oslo. One of our first assignments was to create and write a post on this blog about being young in Norway and my expectations for this school year, so i guess I should start with the subject of being young. Being young is rather special, even if I sometimes don't appreciate it, because in the end, you're a "grown up" far longer than you're a youth- and there are certain privileges with being young, especially in Norway.

I guess I should also mention the free schooling, a huge benefit that I?m so grateful for. To think that so many young people don?t get that opportunity is really awful. It helps both the education of young peoples (obviously) and it?s a huge help to our social life. In Norway, social life comes before almost everything else, and without sounding to much like a travel guide; Norway offers a wide range of things to do while you?re young.    

Since Norway has such awesome nature and perfect climate (not to cold, not to hot), it's the perfect country for outdoors sports and activities; summer and winter. I personally love skiing and snowboarding, and trust me, there are plenty of slopes to choose from. But being young isn't just about doing the most, although that does seem to be important to people here. People are always rushing around trying to make everything, going from one thing to another. There just doesn't seem to be enough time! Now I don't know if that applies to other youths around the world, but I have a sneaking suspicion us Norwegians aren't the only ones who have no time. That is one of the reasons our long eight-week holiday is much appreciated.  

We?ve just started school again after out holiday, which I thoroughly enjoyed, thanks for asking. This is a great time to start talking about my expectations for the year. All I can say is new year, new opportunities. More subjects, more homework. New subjects, new teachers. These are all things I?m both anticipating and dreading. Homework for one thing is something I?m not looking to forward to, but it?s unavoidable. The teachers I could go on about all night, but I?m mostly content. It?s the opportunities and experience I?ll gain from taking subjects I?ve chosen myself. Also motivation I hope will come a lot easier because I actually want to work with the subjects I have this year.   

 

  

12 kommentarer

Ann

26.08.2013 kl.13:51

I hope your choice of International English will be as you expected. There are a lot of important and interesting topics to discuss in this class. Hope it turns out to be a good year for you!

Elise

04.10.2013 kl.23:53

Hello! My name is Elise. Thank you very much for posting this because it helps me understand what it is like being a teenage girl in Norway. However, I have a couple questions for you. What is your life like at home? Do you have any brothers, sisters or pets? You sound like a very fun, interesting, and thankful girl. My favorite part of your post is your comment on being young. It is a great way to start your blog. I hope your years at Sandvika High School will be amazing! Keep up the great work and please respond to my questions so I can understand what it is like to be a girl in Norway. Goodbye!

JocelynM2

07.10.2013 kl.01:12

Hi Leah! My name is Jocelyn. I, too, think being young is special. Being young is when you get over mistakes that happened, learn new things and meet new people that makes a big impact on your life. I agree with you, because when you are young people don?t appreciate it and really want to grow up. It will be better if they didn?t think about being an adult so soon.

Where I am from, most people do like to rush into things, and don?t take an advantage of what is happening around them right now. Everyone likes to be in a hurry and most of the time they waste time. Besides snowboarding and skiing, what else do you do? And which one is your favorite? I also play a few sports. I like to play softball in the spring, and tennis in the fall.

I also came back from my holiday and in my third month of school. It is overwhelming that I have new teachers, new subjects, and new students and belong to a new school. I hope that I will get used to it, and I wish you luck on your new school year.

Elise

08.10.2013 kl.02:13

Hello! My name is Elise. Thank you very much for posting this because it helps me understand what it is like being a teenage girl in Norway. However, I have a couple questions for you. What is your life like at home? Do you have any brothers, sisters or pets? You sound like a very fun, interesting, and thankful girl. My favorite part of your post is your comment on being young. It is a great way to start your blog. I hope your years at Sandvika High School will be amazing! Keep up the great work and please respond to my questions so I can understand what it is like to be a girl in Norway. Goodbye!

leahsinternationalenglish

15.10.2013 kl.10:50

Elise: Hi! Sorry for taking so long to answear your questions! Life at home in Norway is very relaxed I find, I have a lot of free time where I can do stuff like hanging out with friends, dancing, do schoolwork, listen to music, but of course this is just me, and home life may vary a lot from person to person! :) I have two younger brothers, and no pets. Most norwegian families have two or three children, and usually a cat or a dog. Many of my friends have dogs. Where do you live? How is life where you are? :) Thank you for the nice comment!

leahsinternationalenglish

15.10.2013 kl.10:59

JocelynM2: Hi! Thank you for the comment! Besides skiing and snowboarding i really enjoy dancing. Hip Hop and House are my favourite styles, but i also dance ballet. In Norway I have noticed most people train a lot, and are very active. I have never tried softball, but it sounds fun! So far the school year is living up to my expectations, which is a very good thing! :)

JocelynM2

16.10.2013 kl.17:39

Hey Leah! I do enjoy dancing also. But I do not really know how to. I have been trying to teach myself Hip Hop, but it is hard. So I try my best! I've never tried House, what is it like? Is it complicated? I see some people where I am from being active, but some others are kind of lazy. Softball is actually lots of fun! I have been playing softball since I was 9 and I am still doing it. It is good that this school year is good for you, I actually like my year too. It has been very fun and I have met so many people! I think it is going to be great for me too. :)

Austin P7

17.10.2013 kl.04:39

Hi I am Austin and i found that life in Norway seems pretty cool. I notice that you said it doesnt get to hot or to cool which much feel nice becasue her in Illinois the weather gets freaky. Many people are very active in Norway, do you guys have a big type of sports? Also I was wondering, What do most people want to be when they get older?

NickD4

17.10.2013 kl.17:19

Heyyy leah! I am Nick and im a fresaman, how is school going for you so far? What kinds of things do you do in Norway? I like to play baseball, ive played baseball pretty much my whole life! What do you like to do?

leahsinternationalenglish

22.10.2013 kl.11:48

Austin P7: Hi! To answear yor questions; almost everybody here does croww country skiing, we have anational team that wins first place almost every time :) Most people here want to become engineers, most people aim quite high here, what about where you live? What do people want to become in Illinois?

leahsinternationalenglish

22.10.2013 kl.12:37

NickD4: Hiya! School is great so far, believe it or not, I've never tried basball before! Do many people play baseball where you live? I love to dance, I dance every day, ballet, hip hop, house, jazz...everything really. Where do you live?

leahsinternationalenglish

22.10.2013 kl.12:41

JocelynM2: Hiya! I take classes in House, i've been doing it for a while now. House is pretty straight forward but there's lots of footwork. The style is kinda like Hip hop, but influenced by many different styles like irish river dancing and krumping!

JocelynM2

22.10.2013 kl.20:10

Hey! House actually sounds like lots of fun! It seems hard though. How long have you been dancing?

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