That's a very good question
17.05.2012 - 04.06.2012 20 °C
These days it seems that this questions is haunting my daily life! Now that I am settling into bartending and also have successfully begun my tour guide job, every person and traveler looks at the random American girl, and wants to know..."What's YOUR story?? How did YOU get here??" Very good questions people...I ask myself the same thing every single day...
Good news is that I am VERY busy with Danish school, bartending and now giving walking tours, and the occasional pub crawl! Check out my bio and mugshot here!! I am proud to say that, from this job, I have learned what it is like to be in a 3 hour, one woman show. You MUST keep their attention, be entertaining, and not miss a beat. The good news? They don't know what is going to happen, so at one point, I'm just like, "F*** it! Go for it! The bad news? You are talking nonstop for THREE HOURS! At the end of that three hours, needless to say, I don't want ANYTHING to do with ANYONE!
YeahNah (Picked that up from all the AUSSIES I'm meeting on a weekly basis!) Life is good here. I am not posting as much as I would like, but I am desperately trying to as much as possible! Danish school is tough because it is still VERY hard to write in Danish, but luckily, Denmark has so many holidays, lately I have been having a class off a week so that is a good thing! Also, I was lucky enough to have one of my bestie Miss Kristyn Barrons come and visit with Alan, and we had a BUNCH of fun! I got to show her what I have been talking about my whole life! They both now understand how beautiful and wonderful Denmark is, (and expensive!) And they also got to meet Bedstemor which was a ton of fun! And the weather was PERFECT! They really lucked out!
Bedstemor's coffee table she set up for us!
A beautiful day to walk through the gardens!
So many flowers!
After they left, I began to prep for the street party of the year....DISTORTION! I cannot even BEGIN to describe how cool this is!!! You can read about it here, but it doesn't really do it justice! Basically it's a 5 day street festival where they play music, and basically just rock it out all night starting at 5 pm. I had heard amazing things about it, but seeing it and experiencing it is so much different!!! I had the best time, and can't wait until next year!! Anyone who loves music, DJ's, parties, this is it!! Calling all American friends, get your butt here next year! I took some photos but it doesn't really capture it!
I went for two days with my Danish friends, just enjoying each other's company, and then hitting the streets to party! It was a long, but exhausting weekend. My next goal...Octoberfest in Germany! Bring it on!
Lunch with the girls!
But back to the heading....what's your story. How many times have we all heard that? And it makes you think...your story is whatever you make of it right? Because the person asking doesn't know it, so you can tell them anything. SO many things happen in our life, and we are the ones who choose what to include, and what to leave out. We edit our own stories to see fit, and put us in the light we feel best defines us. But what is interesting I think is that, at the end of the day, it IS just a story that we create. It's a subjective view of our own lives. If we just go by the facts, and told it like it is...how different would it be? What would people say? It's also cool to tell people your story because it reminds you of your accomplishments because we always seem to forget it since we know our OWN stories so well. We've heard our triumphs and defeats so many times we become immune. But when you tell a new person who has never heard it, they think, "Wow..that's pretty cool! Nicely done!" At least that's what I find myself doing while meeting all these new people, hearing their journeys and paths. It's kinda amazing. It's insane the amount of people you talk to in a week, coming from every country you can imagine. It's totally unreal. I would be lying if I told you that at least once a day I say to myself, "When did this become my life?!?"
And of course more pictures of food and Bedstemor's cooking. Cannot leave these out!
Next up..prepping to survive June, hoping the weather gets better, and getting excited that my Mom is coming! I also may have a friend from Australia visiting, so that is giving me something to look forward to. I also may be lucky enough to have my friends traveling the world, Anastasia and Ryan pass through. I love having visitors
Words of the Week
fuldstændig (full-sten-tee) - totally
fortalt (four-tahlt) - told
skat (scat) - sweetie or taxes
kvalme (kvel-ma) - nauseous
forklare (four-clahr) - explain
rygsæk (rick-sack) - backpack