Some Merry Christmas Reflections..

 

Another Christmas and another holiday is (soon) over, and this one has left an extra strong impression on me. There is of course something wonderful with indulging to the Christmas spirit every year, maybe because along with it comes a feeling of appreciation. You start to value what you have, and especially the people you are glad to have around you. However, I can't remember to have felt so strongly about this before this year. Cause this year was different; I was home for 1 month, and then I had to go back to my current city, Montpellier. After having experienced another perspective of life, how it can be without those close friends that will back you up whenever it's needed, I've had an incredible holiday in the best company. After having spent the previous months with up's and down's related to different events and challenge, it was just so amazing to come home to all that is stable, real and predictable. I've always valued my friends highly, and being around them again made me feel extremely happy and full of appreciation. Isn't that the best feeling in the world?

I spent my days moving from one café to another, and doing dinners and gatherings in the evenings. Talking about things that matters with those I know will be there in the future. Loved every second of it, even though I was a bit tired in the end. I guess I was afraid of losing any time, so I was not really seeking any time for myself. Well, I'll fit that in later. Oh and also; the climate was reasonable. We had a perfect amount of snow, and I could still feel my legs when I left the house. Every year I try not to exaggerate my complaining about how minus degrees below 10 makes me grumpy. I also try to hide how ennoying I think it is to see how every second norwegian mean the opposite, sitting on the subway with their new pair of skis. Nah, this year it was ok. After all, they had to wait until january.

But I wont try to look past another reason why I had such a good time. It was also because I was not afraid of leaving again. This time I knew that I had something and someone to come back to in France. And I know that I'm not done with that life yet. I came back yesterday, home to a lovesick cat. Starting to get ready for my second semester with french, and I'm curious of what it will bring along. The one thing I know will be awesome is that two of my french friends from Australia will be living in Montpellier. And honestly, I can't think of a better start!

Wishing you all a good start of the new year, and who knows, maybe this year you'll go after your dream? You decide.

xxx

 

New Year's Eve

 

Oslo under the snow

 

 

 

 

 

4 kommentarer

Kathrine

18.01.2012 kl.14:04

Godt å høre at du kom deg trygt hjem. Jeanette!

Akkurat nå laver snøen ned her og gradestokken viser ca -5, så du slapp unna det;)

Håper du får en godt start på semesteret med franske venner og har det fint mens du nyter det franske livet! klem:)

Jeanette

18.01.2012 kl.20:36

Ja reisen ned igjen gikk overraskende fort, godt å være på plass med katta igjen, hehe. Oj, så det kom mer snø altså:P Her er det skikkelig vårstemning, sola skinner og gradestokken viser rundt 12 grader. Vender seg fort til det;) Men det skal jo være litt vinterstemning i Oslo da, nyt det også! I dag har jeg vært på visninger med mine franske nykomne venner - kos! Vi snakkes snart da, konsentrer deg om å bli frisk!:) Klem

mitra

19.01.2012 kl.13:29

Så fantastisk at du koste deg masse i Norge- I know the feeling!!!! :) ha det fint så lenge med katten og A. så gleder jeg med til å komme til deg og se alt with my eyes:D det blir heftig bra det!

until then, you take care of yourself my love! <3

Jeanette

20.01.2012 kl.12:33

Ja du vet jo akkurat hvordan det føles^^ Takk for det, sålangt har det vært veldig koselig å komme tilbake, og enda bedre skal det bli når DU kommer!:D Vi skypes om det snart. God helg honey<3

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