It’s not always been going so well with my blogging business in my own eyes, because I’ve often just thought about blogging without coming around to doing it, and often, especially the last part of 2013, I’ve just been so busy and postponed blogging. All the time I’ve thought about it now and then and even sometimes wondered about writing every day and often thought it would be nice to do so, but then different things have kept on coming in the way, or my focus has kept on wandering off to other things, or I’ve just gotten delayed or been busy and found it hard to put aside time for blogging, or I’ve forgotten about it. To put it simply: There are many reasons that I haven’t done any blogging many days and weeks and months where I’ve often thought about doing it, but in any case, I can’t undo what I’ve done or go back and do the things I didn’t do in the past, and I have to focus on here and now and the future.
I am now on a new journey in a way, and today is a new day, like every day is, and no matter how many times I’ve put off blogging, finding it difficult to get it done or forgotten about it, I can always start afresh now and try getting used to a new way of living. During the last days I’ve been reading and hearing a lot about time management, goal setting and other interesting topics. I’ve read about them in texts written by Brian Tracy, and I’ve seen videos where the successful man, Brian Tracy, is giving advice on time management and goal setting. To me these topics are very interesting, and they have been very interesting to me for many years. The last days I’ve started trying out some things on a more consistent level. I’m just in the start of trying out some new things and getting better at time management, and I won’t become an expert on these areas over night, but lately I’ve usually made a to do list for each day, and even though it’s not the first time I’m doing it, I’m trying to get used to doing it every day – which I haven’t been used to – and to also prioritize between each thing I need to get done. I try to gradually, step by step, get better at time management, and I like being in this process and to feel I’m slowly moving forward. I don’t expect to very quickly become a master at time management, but I know that one often learns things by doing and gets better at things by practicing, and that’s what I would like to do on the area.
Now I was going to give you some updates, and I’ve just got seven more minutes left of my time put aside for blogging today, so I’ll have to be quick…
Let me see… I just have to think a little bit about what the major things that has happened in my life the last months and that I haven’t explained about. Well, here they are:
1. After ending my study year at York St John University I moved from the student accomodation flat I had rented to live with some friends in the church I belong to in England, Living Word Church, to stay there for some weeks. They were so kind to let me live with them for around four weeks before I moved back to Norway, and it was very nice staying at their place.
2. After moving back to Norway in the end of June I was told that for my last year of studying for my bachelor degree I would not be given any grant from Lånekassen, a stately institution who gives out grants, and because I couldn’t afford to just live on the benefit I’m getting from NAV, the Norwegian social service system, I suddenly needed to move, so I had a very busy and stressful summer where I very soon had to move to another flat in Kristiansand, to be able to live cheaper, but God helped me so that I very soon found a very nice flat to move to which was cheaper. Also in other ways God helped me so that I managed to come through the quick moving process in a good way, and he helped through the stressful time and made sure I got enough help from people around me with my moving process.
3. I came back to Great Britain for a holiday in the end of July and the beginning of August – this was in the middle of my moving process. One wonderful summer evening, namely on the 1st of August 2013, Jonathan, my boyfriend, proposed to me in a beautiful way, and I said yes and became Jonathan’s fiance. 😀 It was a very happy event for both of us.
Here is a photo from the day I got engaged to my wonderful, sweet prince Jonathan:
God has been very good to me and blessed me with a wonderful, kind, loving and caring fiance whom I’m looking very much forward to marrying.
Since the fourth of August 2013 I’ve been mainly in Norway, but I’ve gone for some visits to England now and then. First I went on a little autumn break to be with my fiance and to meet other people in York, and then I went for a surprising visit to my fiance to join in on a special event in my fiance’s family in November, and then I went to stay in England for a very long time for the Christmas holiday and celebrated both Christmas and the New Year in Trimdon in England – with my fiance’s family. I had a very nice holiday, and it was very nice to be able to be a lot with my fiance and his family.
My fiance has also visited me in Norway sometimes since I moved back to England. First he came for a summer holiday in the beginning of the summer – this was when he was still just my boyfriend and hadn’t proposed yet. Then we visited my parents in the west of Norway for several days, and then he came with me to Kristiansand and got to meet some friends of me there for a couple of days. Secondly he came to Kristiansand again in November and joined me also for a little visit to some of my family members at Sola, close to Stavanger. On our way back to Kristiansand I also got to show him a tiny bit of the city centre of Stavanger, my birth city. Thirdly, he just met me in the west of Norway again as we both travelled to Bergen from each our angles – he from Manchester and I from Kristiansand – and then to my parents’ place in Lindås counsil, in the country side area called Hundvin, where they live. That was from Thursday last week (one week ago) and until Monday this week in relation to my mother turning 70 on Valentine’s Day. My father arranged a big party for her on Saturday the 15th of February, and Jonathan, my fiance, and I joined my family and friends of my parents in a very nice celebration to honour my wonderful mother.
Now my fiance and I are back to each our countries and again have to live with the big geographical distance between us and manage to be without seeing each other for many weeks in a row. It is not always easy to be in a long distance relationship, but I know that God is helping us through us, and it will be worth it in the long run. I will finish my studies and all the things I need to get done in Norway before I will move to England, and I will get ready for my future with God’s help.
Now I have been writing for a much longer time than planned, because I got delayed and caugth up in writing quite a lot here, and I really have to end very soon, but at least now I know I’ve written many important updates and that you’ll understand my life better now.
I hope to come back tomorrow. Have a nice evening!