09/04/2018

121


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121.

That's the number of days I have left in Finland before I'll fly to Denmark (add a few more and I will be in my new school). That's almost exactly third of a year and honestly it feels like ages! Yet at the same time it feels like such a short time knowing that in 121 days I won’t be able to see my Finnish friends every day like I am used to but only during the holidays five times a year. That’s why sometimes when I spend time with my friends I start to doubt my decision to leave all of this behind me. However at the end of the day I always realize that moving abroad has been a dream of mine as long as I can remember and I’m not going to back up now that it’s happening! And it’s not like I cannot talk to my friends via social media as much as I want to and I think that it will impossible not to meet some amazing new people in the new school as well! 

Even though I really don’t want to leave all my friends here, I am more than anything very excited about the next autumn and cannot wait for all those new adventures! And as for these 121 days in Finland, all I can do is to enjoy my time in here and spend time with my friends and family since if all my plans work out the way I want to (I mean let’s face it, that won’t happen but we can always pretend) this will be the last time in a very long time that I will be living in Finland and while that is very exciting, I want to enjoy it the fullest.

This post is getting way too cliché for me so let’s change the subject a bit. I have started to plan everything from what want to do in Denmark to the books that I’m going to bring with me. I have already made a list of things I want to pack with me; fake plants, pillow cases, fairy lights… you know all that important stuff. Too early? I don’t think so, at least I won’t have to panic over these things when I am actually leaving. (who am I kidding, we all know that’s not going to happen and I most likely will change all my plans during the least day before leaving…). I have been watching a ton of dorm decoration videos from Youtube and finding inspiration from Pinterest and I am really excited to get to decorate my room in the boarding school! 

Honestly, when your biggest concern is whether you will be able to make your dorm look cute or not, you know life is going great. :)

xxx Ronja





02/04/2018

MOVING TO DENMARK


Hello!

As I already told in the first post, I am soon moving to Nyborg, Denmark to finish my IB Diploma there and in this post I wanted to give more information regarding moving to Denmark. I am later going to post more about my thoughts and preparations et cetera but as for today, I will answer the basic questions that no one asked but maybe would be good to know if you for some reason want to follow my blog in the future

So here are most of the whys and hows that may be useful to know:


When?

I will be going to Denmark at the beginning of August as the school year there starts on 13th of August and before that there are some practical things such as going to IKEA (I mean I'm not going to live those two years without a nice looking dorm!) and working things out with Wifi that I have to do. 

In total I'm hoping to live in Denmark for two school years but I will come back to Finland during the holidays. Obviously you never know what will happen and if I for some reason do not like it there at all, I may stay there only for a year or so.



Why?

As I told in my first post, the main reason is simply the desire to see the world and moving abroad has been a dream of mine since I was very young. I chose Denmark mainly because I found a nice school from there and the country offers free education so I only have to pay for the boarding school (which is also one of the reasons I decided to apply to the school I did). Denmark is not very far away from Finland so it is easy to go back home but it's also closer to the rest of Europe which makes it easier for me to travel to Central Europe (I mean it takes three hours and twenty euros to travel from Odense, Denmark to Hamburg, Germany by bus, how amazing is that?). 

For some people it may seem pointless to move abroad for high school especially since the IB is exactly the same here in Finland as it is in Denmark and "I have a lot of time to travel after high school" but this is my dream to be able to explore the world and meet people from all around the world so why should I wait if I have a chance to start it already now? Also my new school offers better IB subjects for me so in that case it will be better for my studies too.




Where?

The school I'm attending is in Nyborg, which is a small town located in the Funen-island, the third largest island in Denmark. To my relief, the third most populous city in Denmark, Odense, is only a short train ride away from Nyborg, so I can go there whenever I get tired to the "small town life". Also the big cities Copenhagen and Aarhus are both only about 1,5 hour train ride away from the town and I am very excited to get to explore all those places!


Nyborg itself seems like such a lovely little town as well with cute old buildings, an amazing castle and the Great Belt Bridge that connects the Funen and Zealand islands together.

As I mentioned before, I will be living in a boarding school, so I will get a dorm from the school and I am very excited about that! At least what I have been told that the school itself is very modern and they have tons of interesting things such as a movie room, a gym and a pool, for boarders. I am very excited to see the school in August!



Here you have a bit more information about the move but I will for sure write lots of more posts about this in the future! If someone actually reads this, feel free to ask any questions in the comments!

See you soon!

xxx Ronja



(I do not own any of the photos)

01/04/2018

WELCOME


Hi there and welcome to my blog!

My name is Ronja and I am a 16 years old girl from Finland and decided to try to start writing a blog again after a-few-year break. I wrote a very low quality lifestyle blog when I was around 14 years old  but I feel like both, my writing skills and my previously almost non-existing English skills have improved quite a bit from those times. This being said I wanted to give blogging another chance since I really enjoyed it before.

The main reason I wanted to start this blog right now is that a while ago I made either the best or the worst decision of my life so far. I decided to move alone to Denmark. It sounds quite scary when you say it out loud but I am, indeed, moving to Denmark alone at the age of 17 for most likely two years. It is impossible for me to cover all the matters in this one post, but to put it short, I will be doing my IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma in a Danish boarding school called Nyborg Gymnasium mainly because my biggest dream ever has been to live abroad and when I realized that I can actually make it happen already now, I just went for it. Obviously there are other reasons as well, a more international environment and better subjects for IB, but the desire to explore the world is definitely the biggest reason. For some people it might sound a bit crazy or stupid but hey I'm going to be extremely cliché and say that you only live once and the craziest decisions might turn out to be the best!

I am going to write a lot of texts about my journey in Denmark and that will actually be the main point of this blog too, so in the future I promise to explain all about the whys and hows regarding my move. Right now I just wanted to say hello and give a brief introduction to this blog.

And obviously since travelling is definitely my biggest passion, it will be the main theme of this blog. Apart from the Denmark situation, I also want to write about my previous and future travels and my travelling plans in this blog!

So if you want to hear more about me and my next two years in Denmark (and hopefully in other places in the world as well), just stick around for future posts :)

See you soon!

xxx Ronja