I haven't been writing in forever, but it's a new semester at Berklee and I'm ready to get back into it. I just got back to Boston after a five week winter/ Christmas break back home in Norway. It was really great seeing my family again, and take the time to relax. It can get pretty stressful at Berklee which is both a good and a bad thing. I really like having a lot to do, but you can also forget to listen to your body in the heat of it all. Therefore it was good going home to the quietness and just take it easy for a while.I think everybody needs a break every now and then.
Right before break I went to visit my uncle and aunt in New Canaan, Connecticut, which was really nice, because I don't see then that often because of the distance, but now they're only a few hours away! I also went to New York to do some Christmas shopping and get into the Christmas spirit.
When I went home, I got to see my friends from back home which was fun! Ariana also came all the way from New Mexico to visit! She came to visit me and another friend from Norway in January, so we took her skiing of course! We went to Hafjell for a couple of days, to relax, go skiing and just hang out and have fun. We also did a "Tour of Oslo" just to show Ariana how Oslo and Norway's like. I think I learned just as much about Oslo as Ariana did, if not more, haha! Tim was the guide of course. I remember one time I had some friends from England coming to visit, and Tim had to show them around cause I don't really know too much about Oslo. I know a little bot more after two private tours haha!
Some other exiting news is that...I got a boyfriend over the break! His name is Bendik, and he's also signed to Toothfairy Label, and that's how we met. We've been working together for a while, but work turned into a little bit more than work I guess, haha! He's a music producer and guitarist, so it's really fun that we get to collaborate with music and also have a relationship. That might not always work, but in our case it does, so that's really amazing.
So that was a little bit about my winter break! I'm really exited to dive into a new semester at Berklee, write a lot of music and learn!
Have a good weekend! Love, Idun.