Hverdag

JEG MÅ TILBAKE!

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Må og må… Men jeg kom nylig over disse bildene igjen, fra da jeg var i Los Angeles. Det var noen utrolig spennende, lærerike og morsomme måneder – uten tvil. Det fine er at jeg fortsatt holder kontakten med noen av de jeg bodde med der, og jeg tenker at så snart jeg får muligheten vil jeg ta meg en tur. Akkurat nå er selvfølgelig prioriteringene helt annerledes, men det er uten tvil en reise jeg vil gjøre.

Det er litt morsomt å tenke tilbake på førsteinntrykk og hvordan andre ser deg i begynnelsen når man først møtes. Nå har jeg jo møtt en god del forskjellige folk i litt rare situasjoner, som da jeg dro til LA og bodde i modelleilighet. Jeg husker så godt da jeg først møtte en av jentene og hun ga meg seriøst den “kaldeste” hilsningen jeg har opplevd. Jeg følte meg virkelig ikke velkommen, men samtidig er jeg ganske forståelsesfull, og jeg kjenner meg selv godt nok til å vite at det ikke handlet om meg, men om henne. Så snart hun ble kjent med meg endret det seg jo helt, og vi fikk så mange utrolig fine minner sammen, i tillegg til at jeg ble en hun virkelig stolte på. Jeg er så vant til at mennesker har et helt annet inntrykk av meg, så jeg blir aldri spesielt lei meg eller føler meg ille hvis jeg ikke får den reaksjonen jeg gjerne vil ha i første stund, jeg velger alltid å gi mennesker tid. Selvfølgelig sier jeg ifra hvis noen behandler meg som dritt, men jeg er veldig glad for at jeg ikke lar andres oppførsel ødelegge for meg og tankene om meg selv.

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Det er vinter her i Australia og vi kjenner kulden skikkelig her inne i leiligheten. Ikke digg. Det er så vanskelig å komme seg opp for å være produktiv når temperaturen er slik, men jeg prøver. Snart håper jeg også at all planlegging angående Oslo er i boks, så kan livet føles litt mer organisert ❤

modeling · Photographs

LA VIBES

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Photo: Golldsmith Photography

Noen bilder fra den kuleste leiligheten jeg har vært i, dere har vel kanskje sett mer av den på andre bilder? Man tenker kanskje at de store, dyre, luksuriøse husene er de som setter mest inntrykk etter å ha vært i Los Angeles, men det var så utrolig kult hva dama som bodde her hadde gjort med leiligheten sin. Hun hadde gjort det om til et så og si levende dukkehus, med så mye kule ting, maling, bamser og masse interiør som var vintage og helt annerledes enn noe jeg har sett før. I tillegg leier hun det ut for photoshoots! Jeg synes det var så kult å se.

A few pictures from the coolest apartment I’ve been in, maybe you’ve seen more of it on other pictures? You might think that the big, expensive houses are the ones that leaves an impression after being in Los Angeles, but it was so cool what the woman had done with her apartment. She had basically made it into a real life dollhouse, with so much cool stuff, painting, and lots of vintage interior. On top of that she’s renting it out for photoshoots! 

Thoughts · traveling · video

I Was Almost Put On A Plane Back Home

Local time LA: 11:05 am

The absolute craziest thing happened and I literally had the worst and best luck in the world at the same time. I was even told that I most likely would be put on a plane back home and never be able to return to America…

I have vlogged my whole journey as you can see in some of the screenshots above, and I will tell you more of the story then. 

As of right now I just had breakfast at a place in Hollywood boulevard, and can’t wait to go out in the sunshine and experience a lot more. Also I can’t wait to tell you guys about how I’m finding it and take cool pics! Just need to settle in a little bit first ❤

Thoughts · traveling

I’m Leaving When?!

Can you tell I dyed my hair dark again the other day? I don’t know why I keep trying with the brownish colour because I know I always prefer black or really dark brown. I just like the contrasts better. 

Other than that it’s actually less than a month until I’m going to LA now… That’s crazy and I still haven’t really realised I’m actually going. It will for sure feel more real when I get back home and stay there until it’s time to go. Will be so needed and nice to proper get to plan and think about things in my little town. 

I also can’t wait to take you with me on the journey! 

personal · traveling

It’s All Done – I’m Going To LA!

My Visa got accepted!! Ah I felt like I was so close to not getting it. The guy was talking to me for the longest and when I told him my plans of traveling he just answered rude “are you really never planning on settling down?” Like helloooo I’m 20 years old of course I’m not going to settle down somewhere yet! I guess he was doing his job anyways, and I ended up getting it accepted so I’m not gonna complain! I told everyone after the interview that I didn’t get it before I broke the real news, haha.

Hugs from a very happy girl ❤ I have more posts coming for you guys!

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personal · Thoughts · traveling

I Didn’t Get My Visa Accepted?!

You know how I told you all about how I went to Oslo and visited the embassy to get my visa before I go to LA? Well, what I didn’t tell you was what actually happened.

I went through security, found my seat inside and all that. First I got called to give my passport, then the waiting started. It took a long time before I understood how the process would go. After a new number was called a different person went up to the guy behind the glass to have their interview in front of everyone. Most of them were not Norwegian, but living there – and the rest that was Norwegian had been in Iran or Irak earlier, or had done something criminal in their past which was why they had to apply for Visa that way. This was the reason why I was sitting there thinking I would be called to have my interview somewhere else. I’ve never been to any of those places, I don’t have a criminal record, and I was born and raised in Norway.

Turns out I was also going to have my interview there. I went up – told him how long I was planning on staying, showed him a document that proved I had enough money to provide for myself while I was there. I also said where I was living at the moment and what I was doing. From the beginning he wasn’t asking many questions – only writing a lot (like really a lot) after every time I said something. I also told him that I already had a place to stay when I got to Los Angeles.

After telling him this – all I got was “you’re gonna be alone for 4 months?”, “you’re gonna be walking around like a tourist for 4 months?”, “how are you going to provide for yourself?”

So yeah – after me telling him about how I went to London completely by myself without knowing anyone, because it’s basically what I do – travel, experience things, meet new people, after showing him on paper how I will provide for myself – that is what I got in return. In my head I was thinking did I just talk to a wall? I was really expecting more after hearing him just be in normal, polite conversation with everyone else.

To explain my life and traveling even more – I told him about modeling. Which I see after was probably the most stupid thing to do. Even though it should make sense. I told him how I was traveling alone when I was only 17 – how I’ve been traveling alone and for months at a time since then and that’s how I’ve found a huge passion for it. He just heard modeling – he heard “maybe she’ll try to get illigal work in LA, because who really goes alone and wants to stay for 4 months?” Even though I had all the documents I should have, told him I knew what I would have to do if I got a work offer – to apply for a different Visa when I came back again.

That’s what you get for being honest, right? He could have looked me up online and he would’ve seen I’ve been doing modeling. I thought being honest about it would make him realise what kind of person I am. But in the end it’s just words, and his personal perception of people he doesn’t know matters more than me being honest, becuase I could have just been lying, right? But the thing is… If I did lie – I’m pretty certain I would’ve gotten a Visa. Do you have any idea how easy it would be for me to just mention I’ve worked in Selfridges, and been a make-up artist for Chanel? So now I want to have a long vacay in LA? I’ve would’ve been in. Haha, for sure. But I didn’t because I was honest and I just wanted to tell him why I was doing what I was doing, why I didn’t mind going alone and tell him about all the experience I had with it already.

He asked me only four questions – and that’s the ones I listed above.

Sometimes I hate that I always have to be honest like that, but ah I mean… It still feels better than lying. Even though it pisses me off that he had to be like that and that I was so close. Also all the money that went with it of course…

And the worst thing I think is that I emailed the embassy first. I told them EVERYTHING. Yep, me being honest again. Modeling, traveling, how long bla bla bla. I even told them what if I want to do modeling in LA when I’m there?

They answered back what type of Visa I had to apply for (the one that I got rejected the second I mentioned modeling) they said modeling would be completely fine, and if I ever wanted to do it in LA or got an opportunity I just had to apply for a different Visa when it happened. So I applied for the Visa, paid the fee, booked everything to Oslo…

Then got asked four questions before getting told he wouldn’t accept my Visa. That’s when I understood why we have to have the interviews in front of everyone. Got anything to say? That’s gonna get really uncomfortable for you – right in front of everyone. Before he shut the window on me I only got to say – “but why? I just showed you documents that I can provide for myself and everything”. And that was it.

I came back home, emailed the embassy again. I told them what they told me first and then what I learned in my interview. They said that I could apply again and go for another interview. They also said I would get the reason why is wasn’t accepted on my site online. I never got anything. Still don’t know why a girl that loves traveling, has enough money to go, had place to stay, and documents on it all as well, no criminal record – isn’t allowed to get the Visa? Even though at the same time I know why, kind of…

So what now?

Well – I’m still going. Tickets might have to be bought before I go to my next interview, I might have even more documents just for every little thing, but I’ll have it.

All I know now is that it’s going to feel even better landing in Los Angeles. And yeah – I’m still going for September. Hopefully it’s gonna go easier next time.

I mean – without a bit of struggle you’re not going very far, are you?

I didn’t want to write all this to make anyone look bad or just to sound bitter, I wanted to tell you guys my experience of it all and what happened. I mean – I’m really lucky I’ll get the chance to go again and eventually get it all worked out, I know some people only get one chance and worse things have happened.

After getting angry and frustrated I just have to focus on the next step. You can’t expect things to always go your way.

Here’s a photo of what my face will look like when I get out of that plane landing in LA! 😉

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