Akkurat nå når jeg skriver dette innlegget er det onsdag ettermiddag her i Sydney. Det er fortsatt ganske varmt her på dagene, til tross for at vi går mot vinter nå som dere hjemme i Norge går mot sommer. Det blir derimot alltid “veldig” kaldt på kveldene når jeg er på vei hjem fra jobb i shorts. Hardt liv.
Jeg holder egentlig på å lage meg (svart!!!) kaffe før jeg skal komme meg på jobb. Kan ikke tro at det er noe jeg har begynt å like, men koffein er koffein I guess. Jeg vet ikke om dere lurer på hvordan det er å jobbe på Hooters? Jeg vet noen her i Australia trodde det var ganske drøyt, de hadde hørt noe om toppløse jenter, samtidig som noen andre trodde at det kun var basert på utseende. Altså – først og fremst er du jo bare en servitør. Det er overhodet ingen som er toppløse, og det viktigste med å jobbe der er vel egentlig å være selvsikker nok til å vise personligheten din. Selvfølgelig er det jo en veldig kjent kjede, vi må ha på oss uniform, og det er heldigvis også sånn at du får gå hjem med din egen tips hver dag, noe som er utrolig bra. Jeg kan skrive mer om det hvis dere har noen spørsmål!
Jeg tenkte forresten å gjøre “dagen gjennom bilder” nå på fredag, så får dere et annet innsyn i hverdagen min her!
Ellers har jeg begynt å se på Team Ingebrigtsen på NRK TV (blir alltid så glad når jeg kan se på norsk “tv” utenfor Norge), og det er såååå interessant. Synes det er beundringsverdig at de driter i janteloven og jobber mot å bli verdens beste, noe som er ikke akkurat typisk for nordmenn. Spesielt ikke å si det høyt.
Her kan dere også se litt av leiligheten vår. Jeg elsker trappen og det grå gulvet. Det er ganske lite, men funker veldig fint når det er to etasjer. Vi har også vært så heldig å funnet et sted med et utrolig fint område på utsiden – rett utenfor døren er vi omringet av masse grønne planter, i tillegg til sitron og chili (?!) planter.
Edit: nå som jeg har fått fullført innlegget er det faktisk natt her i Sydney og ettermiddag hos dere der hjemme. God natt!
Noe spesielt dere vil vite om livet i Sydney?
I wanted to let you guys know my thoughts about moving to Sydney + some vlogging from our day! Watch the whole video and you’ll be lucky enough to see Dan again as well :):)
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Lots of love x
Photos taken back in my hometown by my mom. I miss her ❤
I’m kinda stuck with a feeling of not knowing what I’m doing, not even knowing how I feel about Sydney yet. So far it’s been stressful and less free than what I remember when I first moved to London. I know it’s partly because the circumstances are different, but I also know what situations and moments I need. It’s not always the easiest thing even though you know why and how and all that. You probably don’t know what I’m talking about, but I’ll continue writing anyway. It ‘s so difficult describing what I’m feeling because I really don’t know just now, I’m not sure.
I’m now 22 and it feels weird to be honest. Well only the number I guess. Saying it and writing it. It just doesn’t feel like me. Your age isn’t you, but it’s still weird. I’ve decided this is going to be the year of realising things. Just realising everything. Kidding. I think you know where I was going. But I do want to figure out things. It’s not very specific, I know, but luckily I know what I mean. It’s difficult though. I just feel like there’s so many parts of me, so many passions and it’s all just a bit too blurry. As long as I try and also remember to challenge myself, then possibly end up failing, but for sure learning, then do it again, and eventually get to where I want. Sounds like a plan? I think so.
Something random: Today was the craziest weather day here in Sydney. It was a thunderstorm and I’ve never experienced anything like it. I believe there were quite a few accidents though, at least one very bad, which is extremely sad. I find it so scary how you can just leave home one morning and then never come back again… It’s very true but so upsetting…
I hope the weather was better where you are, and that you’re all good and safe!
Our permanent apartment won’t be ready until next Saturday, and as we couldn’t stay in the current Airbnb until then, we had to book another one for the four days before Saturday. That means moving again, packing up all the clothes and even food we’ve bought this time – which is annoying, especially since I’ve started work as well, but it’s all gonna be worth it on Saturday! So far it’s all going very good, I just really can’t wait until we’re properly settled into our new home.
I was off this weekend, and it was so nice getting that Friday feeling again – being able to sleep in and just experience more of Sydney. We actually went to Manly to eat and have some cocktails, before we went back home to change and go out in central. If you like Hip Hop or R&B I recommend going to The Cliff Dive. I have been there twice now and both times it’s been good music and just good vibes. If you want to sit and have a table you would probably have to come early, but it’s a place for mostly dancing so if that’s your type of nights out you’ll be fine.
Today has been a more chill day, pizza and sleeping in – but we actually felt so good despite going out we decided to go to the gym as well. The nicest thing without a doubt is the jacuzzi after, it’s going to be so sad to leave behind.
I also contacted a few modeling agencies today, so hopefully I’ll be able to get in touch with someone this week. It’s not always the easiest thing finding the right modeling agency as there’s so many different ones, but the main thing is always finding someone who understands you and what you want to do.
This is a photo taken from the ferry the other day, I love how you basically can take boats how you take trains to go places here. I also need to tell you about my birthday last week in a different post, so stay tuned! I hope everyone has (or had) a nice Sunday, wherever you are in the world.
For the last year (++) I have been lifting weights and from that I’ve become both more strong and curvy, which I honestly feel so comfortable with. I am so happy that I’ve gotten to the stage I have, just thinking back at how I started my modeling career now seems like a completely different world to me. I am so happy for my experience through the good and the bad.
I actually start a new job on Monday – where I can still use my experience as a model, be strong and exactly how I am, and for once really understand and see a different side to the fashion industry. More of the business side and the parts behind it all. Being part of a company and a team, not just a model and a mannequin.
It’s so crazy how things work out sometimes. You really don’t know what the next day will bring until it’s here. Suddenly I have a job I really wanted and an apartment in Sydney. I’m grateful.
It’s currently 03:03am here and I have been looking at “awkward moments” videos on YouTube for too many hours now. I started off with someone singing and now I’m way past that. Time to go to bed.
It’ s also my birthday on Saturday and I have no idea what I’m doing. Dan has planned something so I’m just gonna be excited and wait ❤
Dan and I finally got the chance to be tourists today and explore more of Sydney! Soooo fun and I feel like I already love this city so much more when I don’t have to be running around looking at apartments all stressed out. It’s so beautiful here. We went out to eat near the Opera house and then went on to see the Botanic Gardens. Dan did his favourite thing – find different birds and film them. It’s really cool to see so many different animals here though! Can’t wait to see more. If it’s one thing I’ve been wanting to work with for my whole life it’s animals, either as a job or volunteering. I will for sure do it later on.
We went to see a few apartments yesterday that we ended up applying for, and it seemed like it’s gonna go the right way, so hopefully we can start fixing and decorating our home very sooooon ❤ I would be so happy.
So what’s new?
Currently working our asses off looking for apartments, found the perfect one but didn’t end up getting it, going through job interviews (well one for me so far), and honestly more set than ever on working even harder with my independent work so that I one day soon can do what I love for a living. Also stuck with a cold and I end up sneezing about twenty times every minute. Jet lag is gone though.
If anyone tells you it’s easy moving to the other side of the world they must be lying – or they’re just rich.
I always talk about how much I love traveling, and also how anyone who has a dream to just move somewhere completely new should “just do it” – and I still mean it. I just don’t want you guys to thinks it’s the easiest thing – you can get lucky, but it’s still a lot of work. Especially if it’s not just you. I have a feeling most people think it’s harder to move somewhere completely new and foreign all by yourself, rather than with others, but I feel like it’s the other way around. I think you just have to jump right in regardless, you’ll always figure it out. It truly is worth it.
So yeah – I’m currently tired and happy, and even more excited to get properly settled in, see more of Sydney and just experience life here ❤
Time to get back to work, I’m so ready for this new adventure!