Saturday, 24 June 2017

Continuing is the decision...

An orchid I got from the school where I worked this term as the summerholiday started
I've had a blogbreak. All through this spring I had doubts about this blog and over the past few weeks I was contemplating closing it down.
There where to many decisions to be made, life happening and I found it diffcult to articulate it here on the blog. It resulted in me regarding blogging as a bit pointless really. In the end it is my decision what I put on here and what not. I am not one to bare all, anyway. I want to protect those around me. But I just felt that if I was going to write about my days I have to be able to write about stuff that affects me and that are close to my heart, and I wasn't. So I had a long, good think about it.
My decision is to continue. 

Monday, 5 June 2017

A photo a day untill the end of May (Week 22) ...

May 29th: As a kid I loved to blow these. As an adult I much prefer them in their yellow state.

May 30th: Norwegian class...
May 31th: One of my mothers many orchids.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Birthday girl....

Today is my birthday. I am 45. I have probably lived half my life, but hopefully a good bit left. So much left to do.
 That is all I have to say about it today.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

A photo a day - week 21...

May 22: An artwork I would like on my wall..

May 23: Barbecue season is underway. It was so cold we had to eat inside.

May 24: The long weekend has started with wine and sun..

May 25: Public holiday with rain and fog. Spent it mostly indoors With netflix and knitting.

May 26: Walking in the park and a green roof over my head...

May 27: A beautiful sunny day spent partly on the balcony...

May 28: Midnight sun - or nearly. Photo taken at 00.26.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

A photo a day (week 20)...

May 15: We are prepairing national ay celebrations in a couple of days. Lots of ironing to be done.

May 16: Classroom still... A quiet moment.

May 17: Constitution day celebrations. I had a quiet day at home.

 May 18: I love when the clouds are like this..

May 19: The weekend is on the horizon...

 May 20: On my run this morning I stumbled across this. It looks like just a spill on the pavement, but I think it has been put there delibarately. It is Norway on a map. Probably from constitution day a couple of days ago.
May 21: My Sunday view....

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Youth and age an all that..

I have just had the news that I have recieved a place at  University College to do a masterdegree this Autumn. I have accepted it, but it took me a few rounds around the block before thought: OK - It is a few months away, at least I can accept the place at the course. I still can't make my mind up if this is right or wrong.

I am in my mid-forties and the reaction I get when tell people is. "Oh - aren't you a bit old for that?" So I ask myself: "Am I too old?

As my old job came to an end last December, I started to think that perhaps it was time for me to do something different. With that I ment get a different job, not to go into further education.  I was not looking for a Univeristy course. I just stumbled upon it, found it interesting and applied.
But, am I not a bit old for all this?

About twenty years ago I started on my first degree. I chose the subject not out of interest, but because I regarded the jobprospects to be good. I hated it and I struggled. When I failed an exam I just couldn't care less, and there was no way I would sit the exam again. My quest for education didn't stop there and eventually I got my degree in history and archaeology and that has led me into teaching. I guess that was not the path I expected to go down when I graduated all those years ago. That leads me to think: I am a bit old, but I am also experienced. I know that this will probably not lead me onto a bright, new career.

It is through my job in education  that I have gained interest in the subject I might study now. If I had read the course description twenty years ago it would not have intersted me at all. I guess I would have found it rather boring with no prospects. Now I regard the process of getting deeper into this subject as exciting, not the job prospects at the end. That is age, I guess and I think that starting point can also be a good one. But, I also wonder if I, at my age, bascially should know better and not even contemplate getting into this?