“What’s a kilo?”

What a different world I have been living in the past two weeks. Intro week is over & it was a blast. Today was my first day of school!!!! *insert classic first day of school pic*

 I had one class at 8am & I don’t have another class until next Monday so I could get used to this. Class was a snOoOoOzer but I survived. I’m taking the rest of this week off from school as a sign that I need to start my travels so my friends & I booked a trip to Brussles! I’m excited to see a different country even though the one I’m living in is still so new to me. Even simple things like doing laundry is SO COMPLICATED HERE. My roommates & I walked around the city yesterday for literally 3 hours with suitcases full of dirty laundry trying to wash our clothes before we just gave up & headed home. I’m sure it was a sight to see 3 lost girls wandering around the town with luggage in the rain & no where to go. But tomorrow is a new day & I will attempt to wash clothes one more time 🙂 I’m getting used to using the currency here, which is the Danish Krone. Right now 1 American dollar is worth about 7 Krones. That’s about the only conversion that makes sense to me. If I could make one recommendation to the U S of A, it would be to switch to the metric system. Why do we have to be complicated & different than everyone else??? It’s honestly annoying.

 I’ll leave you with a pic from the last day of intro week. My mentor group spent the day at the deer park & I conquered my fears & fed an animal. Studying abroad is all about trying new things right? 
 

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HELLO DENMARK

OMG. OMG. OMG. I have wifi. This is a glorious day. I currently have no internet at my house so I have to connect to wifi on campus wherever I can find it. Aarhus is BEAUTIFUL! & freezing. & I’ve never walked as much in my life as I have in these past 2 days but I’m loving every second of it.  Last night some of my roommates and I went to the supermarket to buy groceries & I left with basically only apples and pretzels because I couldn’t figure out what any of the labels said because they were all in Danish. Most everyone speaks English though and are helpful when you ask questions. Right now the entire city is covered in snow.  

 
It’s definitely a different view than I’m used to at home! Intro week starts Monday and I’m excited to meet even more international students that I’ll be spending this semester with. Hopefully I’ll get internet in my house soon because you don’t realize how much you rely on it until it’s gone!! Till next wifi connection……

2016, I see you.

Happy (almost) New Year! As 2015 draws to a close, I want to reflect on what an incredible year it has been.  The Hogs are bowl bound in a few days and the Dallas Stars are currently the best team in the NHL-what more could you ask for?  I was able to spend Christmas with my entire family & feel so lucky to have such great people in my life. Looking on to 2016, there are a TON of changes that are going to come my way.  In just three short weeks, I’ll leave the great state of TEXAS & move to my new home for the next 5 months, Aarhus, Denmark.  Honestly the thing I am most worried about with leaving home is the cold weather. I spent Christmas wearing shorts because Texas is confused about what season it is, so I know I will be in for a rude awakening once I step off that plane.

I just realized I lied. What I am most nervous about is having to ride a bike around the city because that’s how everyone gets around….I literally have not been on a bike since I was 7 years old when you peddled backwards to brake, so getting around town should be interesting to say the least. Hopefully some kind soul lets me attach a side car to their bike. I’ll figure something out.

For now, I have 3 weeks left to get my life together before I have to pack it up into 2 suitcases (which at the moment, seems impossible). Time to start being productive….