Emma from Norway
BREAKING NEWS: Seventeen year old from Norway goes to New Zealand
“Norway. That’s a bit far away from New Zealand isn’t it?” I don’t think I actually understood those words before I came here. I was in a kind of daze that brought me to a happy place, because after all I was going to a whole new country, and I couldn’t be more excited.
It doesn’t hit you before you are there. And believe me when it first does hit you, it hits you hard. New Zealand is far away from Norway, and me , a seventeen year old girl from a small town, south from Oslo is all alone in a new city. Did it scare me to the point where I might have wanted to go home? Yes. Did I go home? No. Pulling through the first few weeks and making it is the best decision I’ve ever made. School is difficult, and when it’s in another language, boy does it get harder. It’s different from Norway, but I love being here and I’m thankful for the friends I have made.
This is going to be a very cliche paragraph. But bare through it, it will give you a clearer idea as to why I don’t want to leave this beautiful place I now call home. I’ve become way more confident and independent while I’ve been here. These past 4 months have giving me strength to follow the things I want to do, and it’s a big step for me. I can feel myself becoming more happy and satisfied with the choices I’ve made and I do believe that I would still be the less confident girl If I just stayed at home in Norway this year of my life. New Zealand is such a beautiful country and it makes me smile thinking of all the memories I’ve already made and the memories that will come. I’ve made so many friends from my time here, and I wouldn’t change them for all the money in the world.
Hi, my name is Emma, I’m from Norway and I don’t ever want to leave this country I now call home.