Oh no! It’s the Abominable SnowBitch!! Oh wait… It’s just new freezing my ass off in northern Norway… #cold #Norway #freezing #sos #winteriscoming (at Tromsø Bridge)

Oh no! It’s the Abominable SnowBitch!! Oh wait… It’s just new freezing my ass off in northern Norway… #cold #Norway #freezing #sos #winteriscoming (at Tromsø Bridge)

After 10 miles, we made it from our house to the top of Fjellheisen! Just in time for the sunset too! #Norway #tromsø #hiking #sunset #Fjellheisen  (at Fjellheisen Tromsø)

After 10 miles, we made it from our house to the top of Fjellheisen! Just in time for the sunset too! #Norway #tromsø #hiking #sunset #Fjellheisen (at Fjellheisen Tromsø)

Found the most peaceful pond with the most gorgeous view today. I could’ve sat there for hours. I think I found my new happy place

Found the most peaceful pond with the most gorgeous view today. I could’ve sat there for hours. I think I found my new happy place

#nofilter snowy mountains in Norway! #calmyourselfelsa #norway #snow #cold  (at Tromsø havn)

#nofilter snowy mountains in Norway! #calmyourselfelsa #norway #snow #cold (at Tromsø havn)

One Month Down

Today at this exact time was when I landed on the ground in Tromsø Norway. I have to say this month has both flown by and dragged on. It has been quite an emotional roller coaster as well. Although it is so beautiful and peaceful in this city/country, it also gets very lonely. I have found it very hard to adjust and become acclimated here. It’s such a different culture and way of life. Even though it has only been a month, I have had my fair share of breakdowns, low points, and moments where I started to pack my bags and look for a one way ticket back to America. But then I remembered a wonderful quote from the movie Hope Floats where Birdie says “Beginnings are usually scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s what’s in the middle that counts. So when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.” . I have had to re read that quote at least 100 times in the last 30 days. Because beginnings are scary and so is change. And to come to a foreign country where you don’t speak the native language fluently and look for a job/life is scarier than a clown with a chainsaw. Well maybe not that scary, but an awful close second! So now I need to take this trip day by day and remember that it’s what’s in the middle that counts. Make every second worth it. And get tape on how to speak Norwegian because damnit I suck at it :P

Xoxox
Olivia

Eeeeeek!!!!! I am excited today that I got letters from the most beautiful person @mcbren !!!!! She is seriously just the best!! I don’t think you understand how excited I was!! #mail #yougotmail #letters #love #bestfriend #norway 👏😂💙❄️📝✉️

Eeeeeek!!!!! I am excited today that I got letters from the most beautiful person @mcbren !!!!! She is seriously just the best!! I don’t think you understand how excited I was!! #mail #yougotmail #letters #love #bestfriend #norway 👏😂💙❄️📝✉️

Missing these two today. PC: _kimtaylor #snowwhite #dopey #disney #disneyworld #love #magickingdom

Missing these two today. PC: _kimtaylor #snowwhite #dopey #disney #disneyworld #love #magickingdom

First snow fall of the year! A little early but beautiful

First snow fall of the year! A little early but beautiful

"“Not all those who wander are lost.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring"

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/travel

This is the first picture I wanted to post. This is the view from my house! I just love the mountains and forest scenery!

This is the first picture I wanted to post. This is the view from my house! I just love the mountains and forest scenery!

COMING SOON…

Stay tuned for pictures so far of my adventures abroad

STARTING OVER

I have decided to delete everything off of my Tumblr and restart it. I wanted to have a clean slate as I start my new adventures in life. I hope all will join me in my new chapter in life

For those of you that don’t know, I recently moved to Tromsø Norway with my wonderful boyfriend for a year. I left my life of fairytale and enchantment to find a different kind of happy ending

I am hoping to do lots of traveling and see the beauty of the world. I’ve been here 3 weeks now and it has already been an emotional roller coaster. It has been a huge culture shock and a different way of living

I hope to post lots of different pictures, videos, stories, memories and adventures here. I live by the motto “you only live once”. i am a strong believer in that. 

SO COME JOIN ME AS I EMBARK TO WHEREVER THE WIND MAY TAKE ME!