PROMPOSAL

Prom – årets skolebal – nærmer sig. Det er en kæmpe ting her i USA, og jeg glæder mig helt ekstremt. Det er derudover en tradition at drengene finder sig en prom date, ved at spørge på en eller anden cute måde. Så selvfølgelig er jeg også blevet spurgt. Ikke kun en gang.
Allerførst blev jeg spurgt af en der hedder Noah. Foran hele musical crewet blev jeg hevet til side, og så havde han skrevet på en kage “vil du gå til skolebal med mig?”.
Til at starte med sagde jeg ja, men måtte senere hen skuffe ham og sige nej. Det var lidt svært, for jeg havde det lidt dårligt med det.
Grunden til at jeg måtte skuffe Noah, var fordi jeg også var blevet spurgt af Andrew. Andrew er en udvekslingstudent fra Polen, som jeg har kendt i en del længere tid en Noah, så jeg følte det ville være lidt sjovere at følges med ham. Andrew havde skrevet “prom” med stearinlys udenfor mit hus. Desværre blæste det utrolig meget, så han kunne ikke tænde dem. Men jeg sagde selvfølgelig ja alligevel!

Prom is coming near. It’s a huge thing in America, and I’m so excited. It’s a tradition that the boys asks the girls to go to prom with them, in some cute way. And I got invited too – not only once.
The first one I got asked by was a guy called Noah. In front of the whole Musical crew I was pulled to the side. He had written in Danish “do you want to go to prom with me?” on a big cookie.
To begin with I said yes, but later on I had to disappoint him and say no. It was a bit difficult, because I kind of felt bad for it. 

The reason I said no, was because I got asked by Andrew. Andrew is an exchange student from Poland, and I’ve known him longer than Noah, so I felt like it would be a better choice. In front of my house Andrew had drawn “prom” with candles. He couldn’t light them though, because of the typical Kansas wind. But of course I said yes anyways!

Kisses, Emilie

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MUSICAL

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Som de fleste af jer nok ved, så brugte jeg hele januar og det meste af februar på skolens årlige musicalforestilling. I år var det Thoroughly Modern Millie. Det var en masse uger med grin, dans, sang og nye venskaber. Jeg er så glad for at jeg tilmeldte mig musicalen, for jeg har mødt så mange fantastiske mennesker at kende gennem dette. Min kærlighed for skøre teaterunger vil nok aldrig forsvinde, og det er helt mærkeligt at det nu er slut. Vi havde 3 skønne aftener, hvor vi performede. Foroven kan I se en masse billeder der blev taget, både backstage og på scenen.

As most of you know, I spend whole January and most of February on the school musical. This years musical was Thoroughly Modern Millie. It was a bunch of weeks filled with laugh, dancing, singing and new friendships. I’m so happy I signed up for this musical, because I’ve met so many amazing people through this. My love for crazy Theater kids will never disappear, and it is so weird that the show is over now. We had 3 amazing nights, where we performed. Above is some pictures – both from backstage and at the stage. 

Kisses, Emilie

Super Bowl

NOTE: I’ve decided to do my posts in both Danish and English from now on, since there has been misunderstandings about what I’ve been posting on my blog. I hope I can continue with my life without more drama about my blog now.
Det er efterhånden længe siden, men d. 7. februar fik jeg for første gang oplevet et rigtig amerikansk super bowl – i dagtimerne.
Vi havde vores youth group fra kirken på besøg. Selvom jeg ikke forstår football, så var det alligevel super hyggeligt. Mad og spil fik tiden til at gå stærkt, og højdepunktet i footballkampen var nok at se Lady Gaga performede national sangen.

It’s been a while since I last updated, but on February 7th I finally experienced my first real American Super Bowl – in daytime.
Our youth group from the Church came over to a party. Even though I don’t understand football, I had so much fun. Food and games made time pass by quick, and the best about the football game, for me, was probably to see Lady Gaga performing the National Anthem. 

Kisses, Emilie

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CHEERLEADING: Rally in the Valley

Jeg er endelig tilbage med en masse updates. Jeg lover jer der bliver spammet med nye posts på bloggen nu. Allerførst vil jeg starte med at fortælle om min første cheerleading competition. Det er en konkurrence kaldt Rally in the Valley. Vi tog afsted mandag eftermiddag, hvor vi kørte i rigtige amerikanske skolebusser. Vil altså altid synes de er lidt cool. Selve konkurrencen blev holdt på en high school i Wichita. Det var så fedt, og lidt sørgeligt det er den eneste jeg kommer til at opleve. Det hele var så amerikansk, og man kunne kun være i godt humør. Jeg var meget imponeret af alle cheerleaderne. Jeg ville altså virkelig ønske at vi havde sådan noget i Danmark. Der var også nogle få dansehold der optrådte, men mit generelle indtryk af dansehold på skolerne her er at de er meget meget amatøragtige. Jeg er så glad for, at jeg for en gang skyld valgte at prøve en ny sport, og ikke valgte dans som ellers er min passion hjemmefra.

Kisses, Emilie <3

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A letter to the girls that hates me

Having a blog is not always a paradise or a dream. Among all the fans, daily texts, likes and sponsored gifts, comes the haters. The people who simply hates you, for having success in life. Along the past couple of years I didn’t meet these people very often, and it was easy to ignore them since I didn’t know them. They were hiding behind a computer screen somewhere.

When it comes to people you see daily; people you see at school; people you see at work; people you see in your town, that is something completely different.
I remember the first time I dealt with people who didn’t like me. Through whole middle school I did not have any real friends. No one at school liked me – in fact, they hated me. I was called all these names that I don’t even want to mention. I was told that when I grew older, people would be different.

I feel completely stupid for believing that for a short time. As I’ve grown older, I am now 18, I’ve realized, that some people just never change.

Moving to a different country, a different town, a different school without knowing anyone was a big step for me. A step I was so proud of taking. I’ve always been fascinated of traveling and learning about other cultures. Ever since I visited United States for the first time in July 2010, I was in love. In love with this country who had Grand Canyon, Yosemite, gigantic supermarkets with 3 different isles of candy, and friendly people who I had never met asking me “how are you?”. I remember my sister and I, talking about moving here. When we were planning vacations with our beloved parents, we would start yelling “U-S-A-U-S-A-U-S-A”. It was in 9th grade I found out that I wanted to go on an exchange year here.

It was overwhelming getting here, but I couldn’t be more happy and proud of myself for going on this adventure. Along the way I’ve met so many awesome people, but fairytales has villains as well.

A few weeks back, when I finally started hanging out with people, I also started to hear a lot of nasty stuff about me. That what I posted on my blog was “shitty”. Getting met by people who in jealousy hates you without knowing you; people who has never spoken to you; people who think they know you, sucks. It literally sucks. And you start asking yourself, is this really what I want?

To those of you who just hate me
I used to blame myself for you hating me. I used to think that maybe I was the wrong one. All this led into a huge misbelieve in myself, and hating myself. I became this quit person, who was afraid to talk to anyone. I know that I am not perfect, and I make mistakes. But the truth is, I finally learned you didn’t have a reason to hate me. It seems like what annoys you about me is simply the fact that I breath. So if you don’t like what I post on my blog, don’t ever read it, watch it or listen to it. No one will force you to it. Use you life on something different. Something that brings you joy and happiness. Use the gifts that God has given you.

Moving on – because I don’t care anymore
I am sorry if you feel like there’s a reason to hate me, without getting to know me first. However, I will never apologize for being me. I will never apologize for being different than you.  And I will never give up my blog, because of someone else’s opinion. I will no longer let anyone have that control of me.