One of the things we had to do when we became memembers of Delta Gamma was to decorate an anchor. At first non of us were into it but then we all went crazy and got a bit overboard..
At least they turned out beautiful!
I am trying to force myself to wake up at 8 every day and today was not easy guys.. I successfully made it out of my bunk bed 30 min after the alarm rang (which is guess is only relatively bad).
One of my friends were so kind to take this picture of me outside our sorority house. Our red door is famous and do you see the lantern hanging over it? its supposedly guides symbolize how lanterns would guide sailors to safe harbors. I think its cute!
I dont know. What made me wanna move all the way from little Norway to California to study? To be honest, it could have been NYC or Miami which was other places I was looking at. But I choose California cause my Brazilian friend Diego told me California was the ultimate college state. It was as simple as that.
But why USC? I came here when I was 16 to watch a USC football game and I remember driving pass the university and the row (the street where the fraternities and sororities are located) and it looked just like the movies. The college spirit was so visible that it gave me goosebumps and I got that insticitve feeling inside me telling me that this was right.
But couldnt I just have stayed in Norway and gotten an education there? I was tired. Tired of cold winters, a life that was just always the same, and I honestly felt a bit different from everyone else. Everyone wanted to become lawyers and psychologists, and I choose something completely different like Communication and entrepenourship.
I needed something new in my life, and I also had an urging feeling of wanting to escape a bit of the past.
When you have had the same friends for several years it becomes difficult to change because they already have you in this tiny little box, which makes changing hard cause it will disrupt their image of you. But I felt the need to meet new people to discover myself again.
Did it help? Yes. I did find new sides to myself. By traveling and moving here I have discovered that I am honest at heart, loyal, trustworthy, nice as a person, have a big and open heart, is an excelent small talker, can recognize peoples faces easily, that I am smart (honestly I spent almost 13 years of my life thinking I was stupid cause I am terrible with math and couldnt learn to read before I was 7.. )I also discovered that I am very unpatient and that my sarcasm is not a universal type of humor.
Traveling has allowed me to rediscover myself. It has let me see myself through the eyes of another culture, I have grown strong principles that I try my best to always stand by. It has made me better, and also made me into a more complete human being. Moving to the states has allowed me to grow and opened my eyes and soul. And that is the reason why I moved to the states: Cause I wanted to spire and grow.
Some might say I am the most motivated person they have ever met cause I always leave people with the impression that it go all in in every case. But I will share a secret with you:
I often struggle to motivate myself..
BUT I got a couple of tricks I use to get back on track when I feel like the world is going against me and I need to work harder.
1: What motivates you?
Ask yourself that question and write down the answer cause this will be the ONE answer to all your problems. My boss asked me this my first day, and I said: I hate losing so I always try to be the best. I am motivated my numbers, not money, so for me at work it was always being the best saleswoman, or winning competitions. If money motivates you, then GREAT! Make a plan to how you of how much you would like to earn within a week/month/year, and then look at how you can get there.
2: Who do you wanna be?
Everytime any competition was over or I reached a goal, I just felt unbelievably unmotivated. And I always striv to set new goals so I could work towards them, but meanwhile I always had a little “dip” in my results. But during a leadermeeting one of the CEO´s said: “Find out who you wanna be, and be that person everyday in everything you do”. I believe this is so true. If you wanna be the person who always wake up at 6 am every morning to work out, then be that person. Or if you see yourself as the person who is ALWAYS positiv, then ALWAYS be that person. Make that decision today, and stick with it.
3: Plan it & set goals:
Who are you and where do you wanna go in life. Do you wanna be the owner of a company then fantastic! Make a 5/10/20 years ahead plan, and then set deadlines for certain things and stages you need to reach in order to reach your main goal. I did this when I decided to study at USC. I wrote down USC as my goal within two years, and then put:
6 months: improve grades
1 year: volunteer/SAT
2 years: apply/visa/essay
That way I kept track of what I needed to do but also it made me see that I was getting closer every day.
I am sorry that I only post pictures from our sorority and fraternity events here at USC, but its always the events that I end up taking pictures as soo.
This last weekend we went to Vegas for USCs fraternity invites. I got invited almost two months ago by this random guy (lets call him Jack) over a text message. I had no idea who he was, but I met him a week later at another event and because he was really sweet I went along with the idea of going with him to Vegas.
Vegas for the fraternities happens once a year. Each of the 15 fraternities at USC take a date to Vegas where they cover everything from the hotel room to drinks for their dates. This is their most formal invite and something all sorority girls wish to go to (FREE TRIP TO VEGAS). Its kinda cute because the guys spend weeks trying to find the best date to go with cause they are gonna spend a lot of money and time on their date.
Here is a few pictures to get you guys excited for the rest of the story haha!
Hey my dearest!
So here are some more updates on all the fun I had in Cabo! Ill try to explain specifics a little better.
The place to be during the day is Mango Deck. A huge day bar at the beach. It has about 4 different bar areas and the line is equally long everywhere.. (buy your drinks at the other bar two bars down.. Cheaper and sometimes they have 10 for 10$ shots.)
Other things to do than stand in line waiting to use either your bankcard or you JustColleges drink tickets, is to mingle with the same people you see at your college every Thuresday night, but this time you are in cabo AND thats TOTALLY different..
But seriously, this is so much fun actually! Have a few shots, build a sand castle, cover a innocent/passed out person with sand and take a picture, have a water fight in the ocean, buy a henna tatoo or try to get the cheapest headband from one of the sellers that constantly push their products in your face, and try to have as much fun the few days you are there!
I have had THE most amazing time in Cabo and I am having some serious withdraws from it. It was just so warm and sunny all day long, even in the night.
We always started at Nikki Beach at the ME where all my friends were staying, then we would make our way to Mango Deck which is this crazy fun day club where everyone hangs out.
After Mango deck I would recommend to ALWAYS nap before you go out. If you live in LA like me and are use to the clubs closing at 2, then you should be preparing for going out until 6 am..
Places to go in the night: Mandala, The Nowhere Bar and Squid Row (worst trashy fun place ever).
I would recommend looking into JustColleges deals if you decide to ever to go Cabo for Springbreak. You pay a certain price for getting free drinks and a wristband that gets you infront of the line every day! And also 25% of meals and stuff, cause Cabo is NOT cheap (except from cabs).
It was amazing and Ill tell you more about it, but here are some pictures!
Love this! Its from our amazing Anchorball February 7. No really good shots of me, but you can see me dancing in the background in my red gown. Ill post some more pictures of it, but this should satisfied your update need haha!
Hey lovelies! I fell asleep at 9 yesterday.. These few days has been sooo tiring; landed on the 29th straight to Vegas then straight to Newport and then the train home yesterday. You will all be proud to know that I did manage to drag myself to the gym!
Anyways here are the pictures from my little adventure in Newport.
I have found an apartment, I started packing, I have talked to hundreds of roommates, I have booked my flight, wow its getting close now!
Cant believe I am moving soon, I am getting all butterflies in my stomach! The only thing I am a little nervous about is my roommate. I have spoken to so many and its kinda hard to find that ONE person to “click” with. Sometimes thats a luxery you cant always afford, however I am trying. Found a very sweet girl now so I hope everything works out.
and omg! I have found THE perfect apartment or Chambres de bonne as the french call it. Its like a maids room on the 7th floor (no elevator: excerise). Its in 7eme, it has view over the Eiffel tour, a tiny kitchen and two bedrooms, all in 280 ft2 or 25 m2: its perfect!