When one adventure ends another is surely about to begin.
Når et eventyr slutter er et andet sikkert ved at starte
Hey everyone, I hope things have been going swell for you these past few weeks or whenever my last blog post was. This week was the last week for the fall semester at Olleup and what a week it has been. Heck what a whole semester it has been. I have met some amazing people, learned so much, and been able to experience an entirely new country in just 4.5 months! That’s a lot in just a short period of time. This week was outro week and graduation weekend for the people not continuing. It was so sad to say goodbye to so many great people last night and throughout this week.
When I first came to Ollerup, let alone Denmark, I didn’t know what to expect. I was honestly really nervous and kind of scared of what the semester would hold. I’ve been away from home before but the fact of me (alone in a foreign country) not being able to call or text someone and they be there within 2-3 hours was different for me. I am so glad for all of the people I met at Ollerup, because I really don’t think I could have done it without them. I’m going to truly miss them a lot. This last week was an exciting but sad one. We had many activities for the outro week including lots of fun and games (together with everyone), singing, cake time, me doing a speech at graduation, and singing from our song books. We got song books from the school at the beginning of the year and we have sang from them practically every morning. Because this was the end we wrote in them kind of like how I use to write in yearbooks, which helps people remember once you’re gone. The things I got written in my book were so sweet and kind. Some people at the school think I “have a way with words” but I really don’t think so. It was so hard to write in them, I mean I had lots of memories but never really knew what to say. There was maybe 3 or 4 books I knew exactly what I wanted to say but wrote over the words in one of them so they probably wouldn’t be able to read it….
Anyways, these past few months have been really great overall. I think that I have gained many friends that I will probably never be able to forget nor would want to forget. I hope I will be able to stay in touch with them, because they really did mean a lot to me. I’ve also learned so much over the year. I’ve had been able to do modern, jazz, house, hip hop, and ballet while in my dance class. I’ve also worked my butt off physically and mentally (I think it shows too 😀 ). We had our last show of the semester yesterday and I can honestly say that I gave it all I got. My first dance teacher came and was very impressed, so that’s always encouraging! I even did a really good jump, I don’t think I would be as bragging if I didn’t try to do the same jump 3 or so years ago and not do so well at it. It just made me feel so happy and showed me how much I truly am growing and continue will try to grow. I am very thankful for the experiences Ollerup has offered thus far.
My time at Ollerup is not over yet. This was nearly the beginning of my journey and I can’t wait to continue it starting January. The people I’ve met this year has changed me more than they’ll ever know. I am so thankful for each and every one of them who I can call my friend. Each of them taught me something new and were there for me in my ups and downs. The spring term people have big shoes to fill. One of my friends I made during the fall has even invited me to their house (and yes I’m extra thankful to them) so I’m on a mini adventure now. Spending Christmas with a Dane and will be experiencing something completely new! First time I’m away from home for Christmas but also wouldn’t want to change a thing because I’m excited to be able to be a part of something my first A Danish Christmas. My fall term is over and saying goodbye to friends is never easy but I am so happy that I have been able to meet them and enjoy at least this long with them. Until next time, I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas or as the Danes say “Glædelig Jul” 😉