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“Du er sød som en knap”

“You are cute as a button”

Hey y’all I hope you’re having a swell day/week. First off, apparently Danes don’t use my quote of the blog but I definitely did in Tennessee so I had to share it. The face I got when I said it to someone was priceless haha. Anyways… This semester is definitely more intensive than the last but in a good way. It is pushing and pulling me in ways that I probably wouldn’t have been if I didn’t continue. It’s good to be pulled and pushed sometimes, or well not so much right now because I’m a tad sick, and if you know me when I’m sick I try to keep going till I can’t anymore. As my dad use to always say, “if you’re gonna be dumb, you better be tough” and well I think I’m feeling more dumb than tough right now 😐. It’s keeping me busy, hence why I haven’t wrote anything in awhile.

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Dance has been great already this semester. There are four guys and like maybe fifteen girls??? These people are talented too, the teacher kind of rushed us in the beginning (with like improvisation) which made me a tad nervous since these were brand new people (some probably never really danced before) but now I am loving it. It opened up people so quickly! I still don’t feel as close with them as I did with last semesters dance group by this time of the year, but maybe it’ll come. They seem like really sweet people overall, more serious than last years group but still sweet. At least I feel like I’m getting a tad better, not as much as I want to be but a tad 😃 I went to a dance performance last night (which ironically enough is actually where the dance class is going to have our premier show) and it was the same group I watched last semester if you remember reading that blog. The dancers were amazing but the dance itself not as much. It was honestly just tricks and props for an hour, I mean don’t get me wrong I love tricks (not so much props) but you have to use them at the proper time. If you don’t it just kind of gets boring. Sum it up… Cool tricks, not so much dance, but I will say the kinds of things they could do was actually a little inspiring and makes me want to work harder. So it’s good that I saw the performance at the beginning of this year so I actually still have time to train! I have a solo due in about a week and a half so let’s see what I can pull out of my sleeve after watching a show and feeling inspired 😉.

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So it’s still a little strange having all these new people and still not really understanding Danish very well (I know a lot of that is my fault for not focusing more or using my resources as much but still). I am constantly sitting in places and not knowing what’s going on. I’ve said this to my friends and they almost always say “well Zane did you ask them to speak English, it’s your own fault.” And I always say no when asked. But honestly I have maybe two reasons why I say no. First off if it’s important enough I’m sure they would try to translate it and second, it’s their native language and it’s their country not mine so why would I try to force their second or third language onto them. I’m just still trying to get use to that its not 50/50 this year with the people here. Last semester there was pretty much as many internationals as there were Nordics. It can be a challenge sometimes but luckily I am still meeting all kinds of new people and constantly learning new things about people and places.

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I can already tell this semester is going to be different and I’m so looking forward to it! 😁 I’ll try to write more blogs (magic word is try) and keep everyone updated so that you know that I’m still alive haha. Now I’m about to head to go train because one of my friends from last semester wants me to and said I need to haha (yup, like I said definitely different… 😉). Have a good day or night y’all!

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