New adventures, same place

Glædelig jul og godt nytår

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hey everyone, I hope you had an amazing Christmas and memorable New Years! It’s now to start my second semester here at Olleup. It really is crazy to think that it has already been 5 months since I first came to Denmark. Time really does fly when you’re learning so much AND having fun at the same time 😉. I am so sad that a lot of my friends from last semester aren’t coming back (except maybe for random visits) but I’m also excited to see what this semester will hold and the people I’ll meet.

This was day three of being at Olleup, a lot of the people who decided to stay from last semester came Saturday in order to say their hellos and hugs. This was so the new people didn’t feel even more nervous / uncomfortable because people knew one another and they may not have known anyone. Honestly though, I think these new people already know a lot of each other. So I’ve kind of felt how I did last semester where I’m just that strange, shy guy from Tennessee who doesn’t really know how to introduce himself nor will probably remember your name. And of course twice as much Danish is being spoken. I had dance today so that helped! I mean that’s really where I found my friends from last semester (which once again I miss y’all!) and started feeling more involved. Like I said though, I’m not sure what this semester is going to hold but looking forward to it either way.

The people seem really nice, though I don’t know how to really say hi to them yet haha. I also live across from the room I had last semester and a new roommate. I haven’t got to know him very well yet but I’m sure that will change over the semester. He’s pretty well known already to people I’ve told who he was and they’ve really only said good things, so that’s good. He seems nice thus far 🙂. This semester’s going to be so different!

While I’m writing anyways, I’ll kind of mention what I did over Christmas break. I spent Christmas and New Years this year in Denmark. I ate probably entirely way too much food (they have pretty much one meal but it lasts all day), played new games which won me some presents haha, sung around a Christmas tree, understood maybe 10% of the entire Christmas break (really need to learn Danish…), jumped into the new year (literally I jumped from a chair into the New Year, apparently it’s supposed to be good luck), and was lazy majority of the time. I was able to visit new places in Denmark which I’ll add to my Danish map I have. It’s so neat to see new places and do new things. I wouldn’t say it was the best Christmas I’ve ever had but I survived my first Danish Christmas either way 😄!

Back to the semester ahead. Yes I am nervous and yes I know it’s not going to be probably anywhere near how it was last semester (except maybe these songs we sing) but I’m going to try my best like I always do and see what happens. 🙂 Here’s to a new semester, new people, and new stories to tell about all the adventures. Good night or good morning everyone 😃

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