Trying out that vacation thing

Good evening!

I think I’ve been pretty good at blogging this summer, so I don’t really feel bad about not updating for a few days. I actually needed a vacation — a total and complete vacation where I emptied my to-do-lists and tried to really enjoy the careless life of a vacationer.

I’ve told you about my weird love for stressful and incredibly tight schedules, and how “relaxing makes me more stressed.” Well, I sort of take back that last part, haha. Now that I’ve tried it I think I should probably do more of it.

Even if I have a day off from work or school I always end up working on something. It could be planning future film projects, writing scripts, applying for film festivals or researching stuff for other projects. Those are all things I LOVE to do, so I guess it sort of qualifies as recreation, but it’s not true relaxation.

So what have I been up to?

Well, I already mentioned the renovating project with my friend Rannveig, read about that HERE. I also went fishing like five times, all by myself, and I only got one fish. Success. The little fishy was so small I didn’t even notice it until I was about to throw the fishhook into the water again. I’m not sure if I’m just a lousy fisherman fisherwoman (feminism alert) or if I picked the wrong time and place… it could’ve been my fishing equipment. Yup, I’ll go for that excuse, haha. But at least it was some sort of recreation.

Night fishing. Had I not been on “vacation” I would’ve brought my DSLR camera to take an atmospheric picture of the full moon. But a blurred phone pic will have to do for now.

I also went climbing with Cecilie and advanced into a harder route up the wall. It was exhausting, but great fun.

Snapchat screenshots by Cecilie Udstuen.

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Yesterday I watched the Olympics and got so inspired I went for a two-hour bike ride. Did anyone mention sore butt/pelvis-area? Oh man, I haven’t used a bike since high middle school, and I can feel that now.

I’ve also spent a significant amount of time on coffee shops catching up with friends. In Sweden they call if “fika,” but it’s the same in Norway. We just don’t have such a fancy name for it.

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This summer has gone by so fast, and it’s hard to believe I’ll head back to the US in less than a week. Now my family’s waiting for me. Movie time, so talk to ya later.

Bless y’all,
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