I’m still here

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve written anything in here, with everything has been so busy with my studies.

I’m realizing that on Sunday, it’s been a year since I started this blog. A lot has changed in that year. I have returned to Norway, become single, bought a flat, started my master’s degree and made lots of new friends. I have also deconverted from Christianity.

All in all, I have become a lot happier this year, although I’ve had my fair share of down moments.

My classmates are amazing y the way. I was worried what making friends would be like. My experiences from school and then my bachelor’s degree have not been ideal, but when I started this degree, I had some hopes that everyone would be grown up enough to not have any problems with my blindness. And my hopes were fulfilled. I have made great friends from all over the world and I am back to having a social life, again. And not only did I make friends at uni, but I’ve also become a newsreader and reporter for the student radio which is unpaid, but looks good on my CV. I am also making friends within the news team.

I get the keys to my new flat today and I’m very excited to no longer stay with my father. It hasn’t been all bad, but when you’re not used to living at home, it feels a little restrictive to do so at times.

I hope I get time to write more soon, and that my next post is a little bit more interesting, but thought I’d just let y’all know I haven’t abandoned this blog space.

6 thoughts on “I’m still here

  1. Linn,

    I was happy to read your blog entry today as I have been hoping that your school experience has been going well. It’s great that you feel so comfortable and have meet some great friends. Lots of luck with school and your new flat (what we call an apartment here in the United States).


    1. Michelle,
      Hah, I used to call it an apartment before the English corrupted me. In fact, I dare say my accent was rather American when I moved to the UK, but I changed it to blend in. Now it’s mostly British although some words, like twenty and butter, I can only pronounce in American. Occasionally too, some Australian and south African gets in there. Picked up in South Africa and Malaysia respectively.

      I’ve also been slow on the checking libraries front, but now, that I’m feeling more comfortable with my syllabus and have more of a routine, finding out will not be a big deal for me anymore and I’ll do it soon as it weighs me down when I promise to do something for others and I don’t do it! 🙂

      1. Hi again Michelle,
        Although they have some English titles, Scandinavia might not be a good option in terms of borrowing books as a lot of that comes from the RNIB talking book service anyway.

    1. Bruce,
      Nice to hear from you! I have been silently reading your blog and checking how things are going. Now I can comment on my own, I hope to be more interactive again soon. I’m really looking forward to the launch of your forum.

  2. Linn,

    Thanks for the info about the library books. I actually have too many books to read now since I get books from the United States library system, Bookshare, Audible and the Western Australia site. I like downloading lots of books, but I am a slow reader and also I belong to several online book groups from http://www.accessibleworld.org so I always seem to be reading books for those groups and not have enough time to read on my own. Looking forward to more interesting and thought provoking blogs when you have some time.


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