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I'm a girl at 15 from Norway. This blog's just for complaining to the world and write about my life. Just so you know. Yeah, and I got some words of wisdom once and a while which may interest you. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Beloved And Hated Resolutions

Two weeks ago, I wrote about New Year's Resolutions as a paperwork on school. And, because it's New Year's Eve tomorrow, why not post it and tell you what I mean? Enjoy.

“I promise you: I’ll be so much nicer to my little brother the following year! I’ll make it my New Year’s resolution. Seriously! And I’ll keep it,” my best friend told me another day. But to say it like it is, I’ve heard that before. Last year, and even before that, she told me the same. And she can’t keep it. So I don’t think she will this time either…

My friend isn’t alone making New Year’s resolutions. I definitely know that I can’t keep mine, so I don’t do it anymore. But I used to. About an hour before midnight, I came up with something. Then, the next day or so, I forgot it all. But I guess I couldn’t keep them anyway. So I gave up. But I know that many of my friends and family still make New Year’s resolutions.

I think New Year’s resolutions are pointless. Especially when you can’t keep them anyway. But if you can keep them, I guess it is a really smart way making personal goals. And who doesn’t wants to get rid of bad habits? But when you can’t keep your resolutions, wouldn’t that give you a bad self esteem? When my father told me some years ago that his New Year’s resolution was to start exercising, he couldn’t keep it. Then I really felt sorry for him. And I think he felt bad too. I don’t think that his promise to himself made him any happier. I know about a lot of other people who can’t keep their promises, and I don’t think they’re too happy about it.

So why do you do it? I’ve never seen the point. Is it that you got the need to reach out for something? Or is it just popularity or an old tradition? And if it is because of popularity: When did making New Year’s resolutions make you popular? And it isn’t any cool about doing it anyway. But I do understand that about reaching goals, though. You feel good after reaching a goal, and goals make you push yourself harder. But you are still capable of making goals when it’s not New Year’s Eve. It’s totally fine to say in the middle of June: “I’m going to practice my tennis skills this summer!” So why just make them on New Year’s Eve when you can make promises to yourself all year through?

My mother and father are psychiatrists. They are bound to observe professional secrecy, so I haven’t had the chance to ask them if they treat someone with problems caused by New Year’s resolutions, but I guess there are cases based on that, even though they might not be working on it. Could New Year’s resolutions be a psychical threat? I don’t think so, but you never know. Maybe someday one of the big papers like The Sun, Washington Post or The Journal has a major article about depressed people with New Year’s resolutions.

But if you make a New Year’s resolution, even though I beg you not to, what promise should you make? There are several promises to choose from. You have the classic “I’ll stop smoking,” which is very popular among smoking middle age men, or maybe the children’s promise about not eating candy for a year. Also you might try the resolution about not being rude to your parents, or do all your homework, which is popular among teenagers. There are some more extravagant choices like start smoking to be cool, or start drawing. And if you want to be extremely high fashioned, why not say you’ll start eating ecological food and bike 12 miles to work and home again? Well, you have a lot to choose from, so you better start picking!
What do you do, then? After making a New Year’s resolution? You try to follow them. And if you fail? You keep on going. Try it next year, like my friend. Or you act like you don’t care, but I know you do. There are really no limits. And you can even have several at the time, like quit smoking and eat ecological. Well, then your health will improve.

Back to my friend: She really isn’t that bad with her brother. Actually she’s pretty nice to him. But brothers can be annoying. Maybe I also should make a New Year’s resolution like my friend’s? Also, there are several things about myself I would try to change, but I don’t think making New Year’s resolutions are the way for me to do something about them. I’m not saying you shouldn’t try to improve yourself, but then again I don’t think New Year’s resolutions are the way to try to make changes.

And will the new year make us happier, less angry, and, of course, more peaceful!

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Abundance Isn't Always Good

I seriously have a bad social heritage. Both my parents are psychiatrists. "Good for the community," you might say. Well, not for me. Because every time I meet people, I try to analyze them. And I analyze every person I know. It's very... annoying. Because I've discovered that I actually am quite good at it as well. So now I have these, sometimes strange, theories about people.

Someone might say that it's cool to think this about people they know, but it's not. When I think these thoughts, I always wonder if they're true. But very often I don't get to know the answer. And when I besides of that am very curious... No good.

There's also something else caused by my social heritage. I "try" to be everyone's psychologist. For an example: If my best friend gets dumped, I talk to her, tell her that I know how she feels and stuff. Even though I've been dumped. But I kind of feel that I still know what she's going through. Or if someone doesn't understand something at school, I can tutor he or she, even though I've always kept track with what we learn on school.

Plus - I tutor my classmates. All the time. I can help them, strange enough, to understand what they're doing. When some of the teachers can't.

Yes, I am bragging. It's just that I don't always feel that my skills are in my advantage. Sometimes they just bother me. But you got to stick through with what you got.

Friday, December 26, 2008

A Book Here, And A Book There...

I'm writing on a book. No kidding. And it might even be quite good.

Well, I wouldn't just start to write a book out of the blue. After a long time, plus a lot of hints from my teacher in English and Norwegian, I finally started develop some of my material. But I have no idea of what to do then... Maybe I'll send some of the material to a publisher for response, but when it's not finished... No, I don't know.

I'll write in Norwegian the first time. But later, I think I'll try English. I just need some experience. I mostly enjoy writing plain criminal stories, but this one I've started on now is a mix between crime, science fiction, and history. Let's just hope it turns out good.

The book will be about a woman who finds an old book from 1817. The strange thing is that it contains descriptions of cars, computers and several electrical equipments. She gets her friend at work, who is a lab technician, to check if it really is from 1817. And at the same time the woman reads the book she found, a very old Russian man, who's blind, sees her reading it. He doesn't want her to, because he proclaim that then she will get haunted, as he is, by the book.

That's how far I've come. But I have no idea of what to do next. And I don't want to write a book that nobody is going to read. That would be horrible. We'll see... Any suggestions?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Spare Time

What do you do in the holidays?

That's a quite interesting question. Especially when it's about this season. Because almost everyone are so stressed around this time of the year. And when Christmas Eve finally arrives, you're supposed to be so relaxed. You shall enjoy your family and have quality time together. But the stress attacks you, and then you're even more stressed than usual.

But for those who stress less, or is a child or youth, there's plenty of other things to do. Like watch old Christmas movies. Or play board games. And you might hang out on YouTube, but that's what you can do all year around.

My favorite holiday activity is to play the piano and sing Christmas songs. In Norway we got lovely Christmas songs, and some of them are even nicer than a lot of the Americans. But on the top of my list of most beautiful Christmas songs is a Swedish one: Himlen I Min Famn by Carola. It's the most lovable songs ever.

Music is very important for humans. We relate to the compositions. And that makes them even more powerful than just the lyrics. The whole song can change a persons life.

The holidays are both stressing and relieving. They gather family. They convey love. But if you have some spare time, it's important to have something to do at that time. Why not relax to the sound of wonderful Christmas songs?

Friday, December 19, 2008

Peace & Love, You Know

I've always been fascinated by religion. Even though I don't believe in any God, I think both the history, the traditions and, of course, the beliefs are exciting. There's so much more than just thinking there's something or someone watching over us. But I also find it strange that a very big percent believe in things they've never ever seen or felt in any other way. Especially when major causes where someone says something strange happened, and it can be clarified by science.

No, I'm not against religion or anything. Here where I live, there's a lot of very Christian people. I don't judge. And they're also doing a lot of good stuff to the community. If you want and example, they give children and youth a place to hang out, and teach them a lot of good stuff too.
What I don't like, and I don't care whatever religion the person(s) have, is when he/she/they try to push their religion on others, nor when they judge people. That's just sad.

I've heard a lot of good stories about religious people who survived a rough time with their religion, and that their religion actually saved them from doing horrible things, like taking suicide, do drugs, and others. But I've also heard about cases where religion just made things worse. Everything has several sides. That's just how it is. If we didn't have any religions, we might not have so many wars, but people having a bad time might not get out of it without having anything to rely on and find solace in.

But the big problem, I think, isn't religion, but accepting. If everyone could try to accept each other, things would be so much better. I don't say you should be OK with anything, but as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else, how bad could it be? Acceptance is the key to peace. That's my final thought.

Please, everyone: Accept each other! Give and get, you know, the Golden Rule and all. Have mercy and acceptance, and the world will be a better place.

Friday, December 12, 2008

In Whom's Hands?

For a long time I've been very concerned about the environment. I try my best to not overuse our resources, travel environmentally and recycle. In the matter of fact: I'm going to live on this planet for a long time (I hope), and I don't want our planet to be so (sorry the expression) fucked up. I don't want to be a part of the human race when we destroy our home. But I don't think my generation will, if our parents try to teach us not to.

As mentioned earlier, my Dad isn't that a environmentally friendly person. He can be some egoistic. And when I think about it, I've been the one who follows up the recycling and traveling business at home. I made my parents recycle everything. I don't want to be bragging, this is reality.

There are parents who teach they're children to recycle and bike for school, but not too many. Social heritage is very important. So, if the parental generation could try to affect us, we, the persons who will rule the world within a few years, learn what to do, and especially what not to. The future is in the young people's hands, but even more in the parents' hands. When a child is born, he or she doesn't know a thing about the environment, but the parents does.

Teach us!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Presents

I always struggle with what to give to my friends and family. Last year I gave a lot of pictures of myself in frame or as a magnet to my family, and to my friends I gave some jewelry. I'm not good at presents at all, and I don't want them to be just bought, and with no emotions involved. They're supposed to be special.

So, at the dinner table today, my Mom asked me what I've been doing the whole day. I told her I was writing and stuff. Then it "came to me." Why not give stories for Christmas presents? As told, I love writing. And I'm actually quite good, if I must say it myself. Mom and Dad always enjoy reading my texts, and I almost throw them out on paper, so why not? What do you think? Would you be grateful for a story as a Christmas present?

Also, my Dad is a really threat against the environment. So, I consider giving him a climate quota or something. I don't think he's grateful enough either, so a donation to a help organization would also be great. But I told him that I maybe would give him a climate quota or a donation for Christmas, and he told me he didn't wanted that. But I don't care. Wouldn't that be a wonderful present for him?

You see, I got to come up with something like that. Something original and/or positive for others. No socks or anything.

Snowy Christmas, You Think?

I was checking the local weather forecast on a Norwegian website called, because there have been freezing outside, -2 degrees in Celsius. Or, where I live that's freezing. So I wondered if there would be any snow the next couple of days. No... Because apparently there's not supposed to snow in the wintertime here. Every winter there's 5 degrees and rain. All day, every day. So there haven't been a white Christmas since forever or something. But about 50 years ago, every Christmas had snow. Now they don't, thanks to climate changes.

About snow; I love it. Skiing is one of my favorite hobbies, and I also enjoy figure skating. But where I live, I can't do that. Or, we have skating arenas, but no frozen lakes or anything. And that sucks...

Those who doesn't live in Norway, often thinks that Norway is all white from the middle of November till March or something. Sorry guys, we don't. But some parts of our country is snowy most of the winter, but that's north for Trondheim and in the mountains.

Well, I can blame it on someone, everyone. The climate is the problem. Most of us don't care too much, and especially not doing anything. That's sad, because we're ruin our world. The past generations didn't know too much what the causes would be when they started using motors and alike, but after a while, when the research started, they got to know. Now we even know more, but do we do anything? Nope. And that's too bad. The next generations' happiness lays on our shoulders. We have to act differently if we shall give the next generations a happy place to live. And when we got the technology, as we do now, we have to better the climate. We can't just sit here and play dumb.

So, I officially blame all you guys, especially those over 30, for that I will not have a white Christmas.

Please, can't you spare the climate for me? I want a white Christmas!


I love writing. And expressing what my view is in different cases. So... That's what I'll do. The subjects will be the most, but I think that personal and political subjects will be most common, plus some about art.

Before I start that, I'll tell you some about myself.
25 things about me:
I love horses.
My favorite food is Italian.
I live in the west of Norway, every other week at Mom and the others at Dad.
I have four brothers; one biologically and three steps.
Music is one of my passions, especially singing and playing piano.
I want to move to the US, Japan, Australia, New Zealand or Canada within the next four years.
I'm quite smart, and do well at school.
I speak Norwegian and English fully, Spanish halfway, understand a bit Italian, French, German, and understand quite well Danish and Swedish.
I'm questioning my sexuality.
I keep secrets.
I want to be an author, actress or singing artist.
I love the nature.
I horseback ride and do gymnastics.
I think about strange subjects over 50% of the time.
Reading is one of my greater passions.
I'm one of those who think learning is great.
I write a diary.
I'm an agnostic.
I proofread every time I read books, papers, magazines or so.
I want to study abroad now, and not wait until I'm 18.
Christmas is my favorite holiday.
I'm stuck on YouTube.
I want to start writing a book, but never do.
I've sewn several dresses, but they don't want to be the way I want them to be.
I'm quite good at acting as a psychologist (that might be a social heritage from my parents, because they're psychiatrist...)

Now you know more about me than many others I know... But now I'm going to write something interesting in stead. Hope you'll continue reading what I write!