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So, what’s new?

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This week has been much better. I have been back to work after 24 days. The guy was in hospital and my job was to visit him there during my shift. Being in hospital during the most difficult time of my life didn’t help me that much. It was too depressing to be there. But I tried to be cheerful and kept his spirit high. He is back to his home now and work life is back to the old routine.

So, on a happier note, the green lady is back. A couple of days ago, I had to stay an hour extra at work to help disinfecting the apartment and I was quite tired and annoyed. But when I went out to get the bus home, I witnessed the most amazing northern lights ever. The sky was lighted up in a purple shade and it seemed like I was being blessed with a light shower. I cried my way home because I got so emotional. Here are some phone pictures:

Another happy news this week is that the university instagram page featured one of my photos on their page.I took this picture, one sunny day when I was sitting outside in the sun eating chocolate buns with my best friend. It was the last day we were gonna hangout together as he left for Canada the same day. I just looked up and saw the usual university building in a different perspective and took the shot.

Also, my instagram post about a local restaurant was featured in the travel instagram page about Tromsø. I really love taking pictures so, I feel really happy about it.

The other event that brought smile was that someone baked marble cake and bought flowers n chocolates for me.

It was a very emotional moment for me because the past couple of months have been very difficult and someone doing a kind gesture like this just to make me happy is something priceless. I have been so scared of the display of love, affection and appreciation lately. I want to see good in people without being skeptical of their actions. But it seems difficult. Everytime someone does something nice for me, I start thinking, ‘What the fuck do you want from me in return?’ At the same time, this bitterness that has grown into me is something noone should deal with. Especially not someone who feels so much love for me. I feel like it’s unfair towards these people who show me love. This kind of mindset is definitely a recipe for disaster. I had never imagined that I would be scared of love.

But this phase of my life is for accepting the past and myself. It is also a phase where I am relearning to trust people, to be open to the idea of love and appreciate the appreciation I am receiving again.

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Nordlys

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Hello there, 

Long time no see! 😉 I have been MIA for a while. But here I am. Today I present to you my favorite green lady from Norway. The magical Northern lights. She paid me a visit last night at the cabin in Lyfjord and gave an awesome dance show. It was a bit cold to stand there, witness her performance and take pictures.  But it was worth it.  😍 

So, here are some pictures of aurora borealis I managed to take with my cell phone camera. This is one of the primary reasons why you should visit Northern Norway. 

With love from Norway! 

Em

Weekend at Lyfjord 

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We went to Lyfjord after two months. If you have been reading my blog, then you know how much I love this place.  It was a delightful break from the stressful studies and work life. 

The house where we stay, stands by the sea and is further away from all the other houses in Lyfjord center. The nearest neighboring house is 5 mins walk away. There is a barn, an outside toilet,  a boathouse and a storage room along with a two story main house. It’s an old Norwegian house so, there is no running water in the tap. However, the most fun part of living here is to fetch water from the nearby river.

Thankfully, there is an electric stovetop/oven and firewood oven to make food. Heating system works fine in the ground floor rooms. There is also an old TV with national channel NRK that we love to watch. I personally love listening to the old radio in the kitchen. Since there is no bathrooms in the house, we don’t shower when we are there.  That’s the typical Norwegian cabin life: outside toilet and no shower.  😉

Nevertheless, I find living in Lyfjord very calming and rejuvenating. On this trip, I realized how much I actually enjoy baking. We baked ginger cookies and bollers. 

And the bonus point,  of course was the amazing dance by my favorite green lady. The whole sky was lighted up by powerful green aurora.  

It snowed so much last night.  We were gonna take the bus and it was a hell of a walk to the bus stop through the snow. We are now back to our student housing but I am already missing Lyfjord and the stress free life there.  

Project Happiness 365: Day 342

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We went to watch Doctor Strange tonight. It was a very entertaining movie, quite spiritual and psychedelic. It was shot in Kathmandu as well so kinda made me miss home. My favourite Mads Mikkelson was a treat to watch.  

On our way back, Northern lights were dancing for us. I realized that the houses up here in the North have green halos aka Lady Aurora. 



He’s been working very hard on his home exam.  I am very proud of him. 
All in all, had a very beautiful day  

Project Happiness 365: Day 116

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Last night I was once again lucky to watch the green lady dance just outside of my window. It was a huge wave of northern light dancing all the way across the sky.
We were just starting to watch Hannibal and then I happened to look outside of the window. And there she was, enchanting green Aurora Borealis.  She danced for hours and filled my heart with love and joy.
Ah! How much I love Northern lights!!

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Project Happiness 365: Day I

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I know it sounds cliché when I call it Project Happiness 365.

I am a very lazy person. The queen of procrastination. I love postponing things as much as I can. I work on the eleventh hour. So, of course stress is like my middle name.

I went through divine experiences recently. But still when change within isn’t as abrupt as some people describe, I freak out and question my integrity. Haven’t I learnt anything? Am I going to be the same old self forever? Do I have to lose everyone and everything I love before I will come to my senses? Will I be forever unhappy? Why can’t I be the light and spread positive energy around? What am I waiting for?

I have been so down lately. My mood is like a roller coaster. 3 days of extreme happy Me = 5 days of depressed whiny bitch. Being in Tromso doesn’t help much especially because of polar nights. Tromso is pretty much dark now. And it is very difficult to keep up my sunny attitude when there is no sun around. But nevertheless, I can’t give up.

So, I decided to start this photo story project where I will post a picture everyday for the next 365 days starting today. Picture of something/someone that is a reason for my happiness.Yes! Every Single Day!!  I know I have been pretty bad at keeping my promises. When it comes to posting regularly on this blog, I admit I suck! But I swear this time. Cross my heart and hope to die!

Call it desperation or an attempt to cope with this dark period or life in general but I felt like I needed to do this. I needed a wake up call to remind me of all the good things in my life. Things that I am grateful for. I invite you to join in my happy journey. Here we go!

Day I: Northern lights

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Northern Lights, Northern Norway

When I first came to Tromso, people were going berserk over northern lights and I didn’t have a clue why they were going crazy. They were all hunting for it like crazy. Checking northern lights notifier apps, hiking up the hill or booking a guided tour. I, on the other hand, was quite indifferent. But one fine day, I was walking home from work and suddenly, I happened to look up in the sky and guess what! There she was, the green lady dancing in all her glory. I felt overwhelmingly happy. It felt so good to be alive and be able to witness this amazing phenomenon. A brilliant green wave dancing its way through the sky. What a spectacular sight! After that day, every time I see northern light, I become like a kid on a Christmas morning. 🙂

This picture in particular was taken one evening in March 2015, during a walk with my bf to one of our favorite hills in Tromso. That night was magical. The sea, the moon and the northern light made whole atmosphere divine. I have been taking a lot of Northern light pictures but I choose this one. The reason is because a lot of happy memories is attached to this particular picture. And most importantly, it reminds me of how grateful I am to be able to share moments like these with my special companion.

I realize if there is one thing that makes me happy despite everything, it is Northern Light indeed!

Read more about this heavenly phenomenon here.

Happy! 🙂