“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchett
That’s “good day” in Danish. My poor attempt to learn Danish since being accepted to DIS Copenhagen has taught me key phrases and not-so-key phrases. But fear not! Duolingo HAS taught me to say, “Jeg er en kvinde”… I am a woman. You’re probably wondering how this will help me, and quite honestly, I am too.
As my departure date quickly approaches, it seems like my days at home are becoming shorter. Which means I only have a measly 12 days to cram in months worth of Duolingo. Kidding. These past few days I have begun to pack for my 4-month journey to Denmark, which has not been easy. I don’t think I’ve ever been good at packing so this will be my first challenge with going abroad!
In preparation for my big move to Denmark, someone suggested that I read Hellen Russell’s book, “The Year of Living Danishly.” Since I’m only 10 pages in I can’t say much about it. However, I look forward to learning about the Danish way of life and possibly relating to Hellen’s experiences while living Danishly myself.
Before I go, I’d like to give an official welcome to my new blog! If you click on the handy dandy “About Me” button you’ll find lots of information about me and my academic interests. This page includes why I chose to study in the beautiful city of Copenhagen and DIS. If that isn’t enough for you, refer to the “Contact Me” page to contact me about your undying questions. Lastly, I’m fairly new to this whole writing thing so bear with me as I learn how to navigate the blog world. In the meantime, I can only hope that you will enjoy reading my posts as much as I’ll enjoy creating them.
Goodbye for now friends…