fredag den 30. december 2011

Let's look back at 2011!

Hey Alle!!
I dette indlæg kigger jeg tilbage på 2011!
OBS: Dette indlæg bliver på engelsk!

2011 is very close to end, and 2012 is on its way.. I can't believe that a new year, 2012, is here! Let's look back on 2011, a year with changes. I couldn't imagine a better way to start 2011! Together I jumped into the new year with my very best friend Anne-Kirstine Lorentzen by my side! I started to realize that this was the year, where I was going to spend 10 months in the U.S., but I had no idea where yet. In february I went to New York City with my mom, dad, and Anne-Kirtstine, and it was like the best trip together with 3 of the most important people in my life! 2 things in 2011 changed my life completely; I graduated from Greve Privat School in June, and I moved to America!
 It was really weird, and hard to realize that I wouldn't come back to Greve Privat School after the summer. A school I went to the past 10 years, where I had most of my friends, and some fantastic people around me! The last day before the reading vacation was one of the best days in my life! I will never forget that day! It is such a special feeling to dress up and throw caramels after the other students, and then make fun of the teachers, then waterfights, and then party with the best class ever! It was so much fun, and definitely something I won't forget! I had the best class, 9.A, ever! I will never forget them! My life changed completely August 22, where I left my friends, my family, and Denmark for 10 months to fulfill my dream as an exchange student in USA! I changed my life in Greve, Denmark out with a whole new life in Nelson County, Virginia! I changed my Danish family out with my new American family, and I couldn't have asked for a better family than The Smith Family! Stuart, Betsy, Ben, Kaleigh, and Nana Beth chosed to open their home and hearts for me, and before I knew it, I had a new family! A family who takes care of me, and loves me. They are one of the biggest reasons to why I am able to live my fairytale, and they were definitely the 7 months of waiting worth! I have developed a VERY special bond with my host sister Kaleigh Smith! We act like sisters, and I see her as my own sister! We have been through a lot together, we can talk about anything, we trust each other, and we both know, that we can count on each other. I've always wanted a sister, and now I finally got one, and I couldn't have asked for a better sister than Kaleigh! I love her to death! Nelson County High School. What can I say? I have got some amazing friends, and to be honest. I don't know what to do without them. I can't imagine my life without them, and I have no clue what I am going to do, when I leave!   Rachel King, is one of my bestest friends at Nelson! I have 3 classes with her this semester, and I can't imagine not having one single class with her next semester! I can count on Rachel, and she can count on me! I can talk to her about anything, and we are having fun all the time! She's a very, very unique person to me, and I am so happy that she is a part of my life! Together, we have a dream; When Rachel graduates from Nelson in 2014, she is going to Denmark for one week to live with me, and then she, me, and my parents are going to Italy for 2 weeks - a country she always wanted to visit! I love Rachel to death!  
  Another girl, who has changed my life completely is Jessie Swink. I have Humanities with her, and I sit right in front of her in english, and she did not judge me at all! Without being mad, she was the one who helped me a lot in english, and every single time I asked for help, she was ready to help me.. no matter what! Jessie and I have the same opinions, and we just understand each other so well, and we can talk about anything without it being awkward at all! Our conversations are the best, and they are about.. everything! She always makes me smile! I love her so much, and I can't imagine one single day without her by my side!   Then we have Rebecca Anderson, a girl with the biggest heart ever! Rebecca is unique, she is so special! We can just sit and look at each other without saying anything and finally we'll just start laughing! I don't know what to do without Rebecca! She is such a brave girl, and I can count on her no matter what!   Breana Taylor is another girl who has a big impact on me! She is such a fantastic girl, and we always laugh when we are together! She can read me so well, and she has always been there for me! She makes me laugh and smile every singl day! Again, I don't know what to do without her! I just love her with all my heart!   Sonora Jamerson is just awesome! I always laugh and smile when I am around her, and we can just talk about everything! I am so happy, that she is a part of my life! I love her so much! 
Fiona Thatcher, Sarah Phillips, Audrey Somers, Austin Robertson, Ryan Tinder, Warren Wheaton, Dylan Tomlin, Sydney Ferguson, Amanda Armstrong, Juliet McConkey, Jesse Stowe, Ms. Taress, Mrs. Knight, Mrs. Castillo, Mrs. Goad, and a lot more have all made a big difference in my life this year, and they are all a part of my American Dream! All of these wonderful people have met me with such an open mind, and I couldn't have asked for a better place to spend my 10 months as an foreign exchange student! I have no idea what in the world I am going to do, when I have to leave!? They have truly made a difference in my life. I have learned so much from all of them, and I am so happy to have all of them in my life! I will never ever say goodbye to these people! I'll say see you again! No matter where we are in this world, they will always be with me.. in my heart! 
With all that said, I can't forget Laura O'Brien Gould, who lives in North Carolina! She tried everything to get me, and when I say everything, I mean everything!! I really appreciate what she did in order to get me! I love her so much! All the other exchange students from Explorius Denmarki have changed me too! New friendships are born, and I know I have some really good and long friendships in some of the students! At the same time, I can't forget my family, my friends, BK Ydun, and Greve Privat School back in Denmark! Without their support and love.. Who would I be? I am to thankful to have all these people in my life, who made my fairytale a reality!
Elisabeth Lenes, an exchange student in Montana from Norway, and my friend got in a snowmobile accident in November, and died! I couldn't nor wouldn't believe it! She and I shared everything! She was one of the first ones I talked with about high school, and we supported each other through the whole process, and we promised, that we were going to visit each other when we got home from USA! Elisabeth Lenes shared the same dream as me, and she will forever be in my heart! I love her, and I miss her so much! Rest in Peace, my Angel
How will 2012 be, and what will happen? I can only say, that 2012 will be a year with changes as well! I am going back to Denmark, and the chapter named "My American Fairytale" in my book will end, and a new chapter named "Zahles Gymnasium 2012-2015" will start! Overall, I am one happy girl, and I couldn't ask for more! Goodbye 2011, and hello 2012!!


fredag den 23. december 2011


Hej Alle sammen!!


Noget nyt!! VIDEO!!!

Hvis den ikke viser videon, skyder jeg computeren.. Hvis den ikke er der, saa kommer der en efter jul! 


torsdag den 8. december 2011


hey alle,

så er det da vidst tid til et indlæg, for det er da ved at være er stykke tid siden, at jeg opdaterede.. UPS!

Så er det December, og det er ved at være JUL, og de første tegn på hjemve er ved at melde sig.. Det er ikke fordi, at jeg ikke vil være her, for jeg elsker at være herovre, men det er altså noget hårdt at tænke på, at man ikke skal tilbringe julen med sin familie (eller det er jo ikke sandt, for jeg har jo 2 familier nu, men I ved, hvad jeg mener). Folk på facebook, snakker tit om, hvor tæt julen er, juleshopping med vennerne + familien, julebag og ikke mindst JULEKALENDER i TV'et! jeg savner at se julekalender hver dag! Folk man bare er vant til at tilbringe sin jul med er der bare ikke mere... Det er ret svært og underligt at forholde sig til.. Det der også er svært at tænke på er, at det er snart ved at være 4 mdr. siden, jeg forlod Danmark!! Altså mit ophold er nu snart ved at være 40%, og jeg har 60% tilbage, det er ikke sjovt!! jeg kan slet slet slet ikke forstille mig at forlade Nelson County - jeg vil savne folk alt alt for meget!!
December betyder normalt også slutrunder i håndbold, og i øjeblikket er der VM for kvinderne i Brasilien!! hvem skulle tro, at jeg som den eneste ikke har en styr skid på, hvad der foregår i den slutrunde!! Jeg har ikke set nogle kampe, eller hørt noget om det overhovedet!! Det havde jeg aldrig troet skulle se!! Heldigvis har jeg nogle søde mennesker omkring mig i Danmark, som sender mig opdateringer på facebook!! TUSIND TAK!! Hvis Danmark går hen og spiller de sjove kampe, så bliver jeg altså nødt til at have skypedates så jeg kan se kampen! End of story!

I lørdags var vi ude for at fælde juletræ! det var meget hyggeligt, og noget, som jeg ikke er vant til hjemme i Danmark.. Da vi har en travl hverdag hjemme hos mig, har vi ikke rigtig tid til at gå ud og fælde vores juletræ, vi køber det sædvanligt bare i Bilka eller sådan noget, og vi får det først sent.. Her fik vi det altså d. 3. december, hvor det kom op d. 3 december - hele 22 dage før jul!! Det er rigtig hyggeligt, at have det, så det er jo fint nok.. Herovre går man bare meget op i, at det er en del af julepyntning.. Noget nyt er også at min familie bruger en engel i toppen af træet i stedet for en stjerne som vi bruger i Danmark.. Det er ikke noget, som hedder adventskrans eller adventsgaver - endnu en forskellighed..

I dag er det d. 8. december, og derfor kun en uge til juleferie!!!! og efter juleferien er der altså kun 3 uger tilbage af 1 semester!! ARGH!!! det er gået alt for hurtigt!! jeg vil gerne have at 1. semester slutter, så jeg kan komme ud af Photography, da jeg slet ikke kan samarbejde med min lærer!! Hun er da noget af det mest mærkeligste der findes!! Der er INGEN der kan lide hende overhovedet!!! Jeg vil ikke have, at 1. semester slutter, da det betyder, at jeg ikke skal have HUMANITIES mere, og jeg elsker virkelig den klasse så fantastisk meget!! Der er bare de bedste mennesker i den klasse, og jeg vil savne den klasse ekstremt meget!! Apropos semester, så er det jo naturligt at 2. semester starter efter slutningen af 1. semester, og jeg har fået ændret mit 2. semester helt!
først så det sådan ud:

Intro to Drama - Mrs. Driver
Algebra 2 - Mrs. Churchmann
Sports Medicine - Mr. Coots
World History II - Mr. Parsley

Det er nu ændret, og ser nu sådan her ud:

Intro to Drama - Mrs. Driver
Advanced PE - Mrs. Crawford
World History II - BRVGS, Honors - Mrs.  Knight
Algebra 2 - Mrs. Churchmann!

Det er et rigtig godt skema, og jeg er sikker på, at det bliver alle tiders..
Jeg har så fundet ud af, at når soccer sæsonen starter vil jeg få 3.5 times motion hver dag, 5 gange om ugen!! 3.5 TIME OM DAGEN!!! Det glæder jeg mig til!

I går blev jeg noget stolt, da jeg sad og læste avisen, for mit navn var i den!! Mit navn kom i avisen, fordi jeg fik Nelson County High School's honors roll, altså hvis du har A eller A/B kun !!! der blev jeg lidt meget stolt over mig selv :) hehe..

Så er prøverne til dette års musical, ANYTHING GOES, ved at starte!! vi havde først prøve i dag, hvor vi læste stykket igennem.. Jeg har ikke nogen rolle, men er ensemble, så det vil sige at jeg synger og danser.. men hvad fanden.. at få lov til at synge, danske og fjolle rundt er der jo ikke noget i vejen med!!

I dag har været en af de sjovere dage, da jeg og en af mine veninder dekorerede Mrs.Knight's klasse med STICKY NOTES!! Vi havde skrevet ned alle mulige ting, som hun har gjort og sagt, og så ahr vi dækket hendes klasse til med det.. f.eks. var en af dem: Mrs. Knight: "My feet were wet this morning, and I have no idea why!?" (Mrs. Knight then realized that her boots were unzipped) eller Mrs. Knight: "Don't say bull crap!!! That is bull crap!!"

Folk siger, at mit engelsk er blevet forbedret rigtig, rigtig meget siden, jeg kom, og jeg har absolut ingen idé om hvordan, for jeg kan ikke mærke noget.. Jeg er tværtimod urolig for, at jeg ikke har udviklet mig overhovedet.. men folk siger, at jeg er meget mere sikker og flydende, når jeg snakker.. De sagde at før i tiden, tænkte jeg over det, og der gik længere tid inden jeg startede på en sætning, hvor jeg nu bare snakker løs..

jeg har modtaget 2 julekort, og det er jeg så evig taknemmelig for.. Det varmer utrolig meget med en hilsen fra Danmark!
Tror at jeg må til at smutte nu.. Kl. er ved at være 10pm, og jeg er simpelthen så træt og udmattet, og jeg har ingen anelse om hvordan!!
jeg håber, at det kører hjemme i Danmark, som det kører herovre i USA!!

Over and out