Hello lovelies! As you might have noticed, the update rate at sushibird has decreased drastically in the last month or so, and I wish I had some sort of exciting story about why, but to be honest, it is due to the fact that I have been super-busy with studying until my eyes fall out of my head. (I am currently attending a Norwegian university, and a regular course load is 30 points, however, I am super-sushibird, hence, I am taking on double load, 60 points! Go Go Go!) The fact that I might be a tad bit of a perfectionist *cough* means that the time I have had for fun things like internet has been almost zero. That being said, I have had such a grand time in Norway compared to what I thought I would! (The weather is not included in this calculation, mind you.) I have met so many nice people in the past months at uni, I’ve had good sake several times, I have had nachspiels with my mother, petted a cat repeatedly, enjoyed the wonderful Norwegian coffee almost every day and eaten fresh pasta and lots and lots of cheese. I have felt all grown up when I can make my own phone calls and have no trouble getting across my message because I actually KNOW the language, and I could send text messages with all my friends via cell. How amazing isn’t that? And I have learned a lot of Japanese, of course. Bit by bit, things are falling into place, and this fall I read my first novel in Japanese.  I have learned to love the feeling of being so busy that your head is spinning and you are forgetting what day it is – is actually more exciting than stressful.

I can feel that something is lacking despite the tight schedule, I want to pick up a camera and take lots and lots of pictures, I want to draw and paint and cut paper into a million pieces and make food from scratch and put on nail polish and tweeze my eyebrows and put on makeup and shave my legs and sort my bookcase and go running and read books for fun and create pretty things. My mind is bursting over with ideas, but I have no time. Right now I have a small notebook, and I am writing it all down, and once I ace these exams, I have plenty of ideas to keep me occupied.

I had my first exam today. It went fine. I have three more to go in the next two weeks. And I guess what I am trying to say is:

Don’t forget about me!
I will be back within a month.

Kisses and hugs and all that jazz;

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  1. Samhain Moon says:

    If only you could be this busy while you were in Japan. This includes knowing the language!

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with. I miss your clip art collages!

    The best of luck for you!

    • Sushi Bird says:

      I feel pretty busy when I am in Japan also, but I just had to realize that I could not manage to get all of my schoolwork done in time and have fun with my hobby. But, I am back in Japan, so hopefully I can start posting again.

  2. Maria says:

    Jeg vet akkurat hvordan du har det, jeg prøvde meg på 60 selv (for andre semester på rad), og begge semestrene endte jeg opp på 50. Lykke til!!

  3. Jason Cobill says:

    I like hearing that you’re happy! 🙂 It sounds like you have a lot going on!

  4. Sophie says:

    Best of luck in your studies and in all your endeavors. I know that feeling all to well of having no time for crafting now that I have a job. You will be missed! <3

    • Sushi Bird says:

      I guess that long term we need to make time for the things that makes us happy, but I think it is totally ok to cut some stuff out of ones life short term to get everything out of control.

  5. FLINK! Og lykke til med eksamener og what not. Vet du får et bra resultat, kun fordi du er deg! 🙂

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