Today has been a perfect day! It's just been one of those days where you wake up and know you got the world at your feet. These past days I've been waking up late and not really been doing anything but staying in my apartment preparing for midterms and watching White Collar, which btw is a really good show. So it was great just waking up and going to class at 9am, which for most people would be a nightmare, but I kind of like the early classes, cause it makes me get up early and get a lot out of the day.


​I've been thinking a lot lately how I'm definitely choose some early classes next semester, to get into a good routine, cause that's really lacking from my college life at the moment. Having a routine is underrated in my opinion. Even though I am a musician who want every day to be different, I still like some things here and there that I can hold on to no matter where I am or what I'm doing. 


Have a great day! Love Idun 

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So today it's snowing like crazy! It's literally snowing side ways, and it feels like home. I have never experienced a snow day ever in Norway. If it's predicted a lot of snow, you just wake up earlier and you are expected to be at school and work on time. There have been some exceptions where we've been only two in class because nobody else managed to get there, but we would still have class, which doesn't make sense but that's how it is.

It feels even better to know that I'm leaving for LA this weekend when the weather here is as bad as it is. Also I can't wait to join Bendik in his favorite city, where he's currently working on music.


I've spent almost all day procrastinating, but now it's time to actually get some work done. I got my Pepsi and my view over Boston from my bedroom window.


Have a good day! Love Idun 

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It's been a busy couple of weeks, or months I should say. Things are starting to pile up but in a good way. I've just gotten a few people from Berklee together to work on my music. Eventually the plan is to play shows around Boston and also go in the studio and do some recording.

This past week, my best friend Sophia came all the way from Norway to visit and we had such a good time! Even though I've been busy, we still got to catch up, do some shopping and just enjoy each others company.


I've had a lot of visits this semester, and to top it all off, my dad is coming to visit on Thursday, before he leaves for Washington D.C. to work. I'm super excited to get a weekend with him before I leave for LA to visit Bendik! I can't wait to see LA for the first time, and also to finally get some sun on my skin and not have to look like I'm on a rescue mission on the north pole every time I step a foot outside my apartment.


Have a good week! Love Idun

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Hello again!

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.

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This weekend, a friend and I have been looking around for apartments around Boston! I currently live in the Berklee dorms which is nice, but not quite what I want in terms of space and my whole room mate situation. I feel like you either get along with your room mate, or you don't. In my case, it's the last one. We're very different, with emphasis on very, haha. Different cultures can be a good thing, but in this case, it's, I think we're too different in some ways. So hopefully, by the end of this semester, I've found a place to live, and can move out of the dorms. I also miss a home cooked meal. The "Berklee Caf" is alright, but you kinda get tired of eating the same thing every day, except from the Bagels of course, I could eat those every day (and I do).

We found one place that was a little bit of a walk from campus, but it had everything we were looking for, so hopefully we'll be able to rent that place for a while. There's a lot of "competition" around Boston when it comes to finding apartments, so we have to make up our minds quickly. Unfortunately I forgot to take any pictures of the place, because I was so overwhelmed of how pretty it was, haha, but if we get it, I'll post a ton I'm sure.



I also went to Cambridge this Saturday! A friend of mine who also goes to Berklee got her first tattoo at Hourglass tattoo studios. It's one of those thing where you just have to do it, if you think about it too much, you'll end up not doing it. but then again it's gonna be there the rest of your life, so you better have given it some thought beforehand. After watching Ariana getting one, I really want one too, so we'll see. I have some ideas in mind, so maybe I'll gather enough courage and just do it.


I also found out just how big of a deal Halloween is here this weekend. A lot of people in my dorm have pumpkins outside their door (No wonder there's mice in the building). There's so much decorations everywhere and people really go all in when it comes to costumes. As boring as I am, I didn't dress up this year, because I hadn't really given it much thought beforehand, and I'm all about "all or nothing", so instead of drawing whiskers on my face and pretend to be a cat, I just didn't bother. Maybe next year, if I feel like it. Nobody really cares after some alcohol anyways, haha.


Midterms are finally done,(yass), but there's still some midterm projects that I need to get done, so that's how I spend my Sunday eevening. A really good weekend comes to an end, and week eight at Berklee is slowly approaching.


Have a good Sunday! Love Idun

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So it's been a while since I've been writing. I've had a lot of things to do, and haven't really been taken the time to blog. This should have been the period where I wrote the most here because a lot of things has happened, but that's also a reason why I haven't prioritized a blog that I write mostly for my self to look back on, at least for now.

Midterms are happening at the moment and I've also started to get to know more people as I head further into the semester. I think of myself as a kind of person who either seems very shy or very bitchy when you first meet me, and then I open up after a while. And that's what I feel like I'm doing now, opening more up to people and being myself. It's been really good for me to know that I can do things my way, and not be afraid of what other people think. Which is another reason why I'm happy I took a gap year between high school and college, not that I had a choice because I was sick but either way. I feel like this is the right time to be here, and I'm feeling more and more at home.

Other than that, Boston is getting really ​cold, and I'm disappointed in my self due to the fact that I am from Norway, haha. I should be able to handle a fall in Boston, but....I'm always cold. People tell me all the time "but you're from Norway, shouldn't you be fine?" nope. not really. So at the moment I am in my dorm, I've lit a candle and wearing my Uggs and three sweaters.

Also, if you haven't listen to my new single "I Might" I'll leave a link below. The song is also available on iTunes and Spotify!


Have a great week! Love Idun 

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On this Friday, I'm releasing my first single "I Might"! I am so exited! I spend a lot of time in the studio, at least I did back home, but I tend to never be a 100% happy with the result, and then end up never releasing any of the music. But for the most part, the studio is a great place to write music. It allows you to focus a hundred percent on the music, and it's just something about the vibe. I can't write a good song in a fully lighted room, so the atmosphere has a lot to say. I also tend to write the best songs in the middle of the night.

Back to the single, I actually finished recording it in January if I remember correctly, but it has more of a autumn feel to it, so the record label and I decided to wait a while to release it, and I'm really happy about the decision. I just started at Berklee and it's nice to have some music out as a reference.

The song if heavy influenced by Sufjan Stevens newest album (Carrie&Lowell), that album what was got me started writing this song. I wasn't writing much at the time, so I had to force myself to write something, even though that kind of goes against all my thought on how to write songs. I usually let the songs come to me in a way, or only write when I really feel like it, but I hadn't written a song in maybe three months, so I had to do something. I decided to try and write something that sounded like Sufjan Stevens just because I listened to him a lot at the time. I finished the song, and recorded it in the studio with a couple of my friends, who also are signed to Toothfairy Label. We managed to really make it mine, and I'm really ready to show you what I've been working on.


Have a good week! Love Idun

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Another week of school is over, and next week I'm done with 1/4 of this first semester here at Berklee. It's weird to think about, time goes by really fast. The semesters at Berklee lasts for 16 weeks each, and to get your bachelors degree, you need to study for four years, or eight semesters. The most traditional way to do it is to take a fall and spring semester over four years, but some people take semesters during the summer as well. Everyone does things their own way. Before I came here I was about 90% sure that I would not graduate from Berklee, but I'm looking more and more intro the MP&E (Music Production and Engineering) major, and to actually be a good producer I would have to go here all eight semesters. There aren't too many women in the music production industry, and I think it would be a really interesting and fun topic to major in.

The fall is slowly approaching Boston, and now you can finally buy a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks and wear those comfy and warm Uggs without people looking at you weird because you're wearing winter shoes outside when it's a hundred degrees in the middle of the summer. I am really glad I brought a lot of warm sweaters and jackets. It's really ironic how I am the one who's always wearing a jacket because of the fact that I'm from Norway, and I'm used to cold weather. It would have made more sense if I was the one who wore T-shirts all year long, and never complained about the cold, but I guess I don't have the viking genes after all. My plans this week is to get rid of this cold that I'm currently stuck with, and write a lot of songs, since I can't really practice that much because I'm sick. 

Have a good week! Love Idun 

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As a Norwegian citizen and a person who has lived in Norway her whole life, there are some things that are really different when it comes to living in the US. The one thing that I can't get over is "they put cheese on everything" and I mean everything. Everything from pasta to scrambled eggs. What's up with that? The food in general is kind of unhealthy, you can just forget to ask for some dark bread, you're lucky if the bread isn't fried. Other than that, I love it here. People are in general more friendly and openminded, than back home. I think people in Norway are really openminded and sweet, but we tend to keep to ourselves and can come across as reserved or rude. Here in Boston it's really different. I love the fact that you can have a nice conversation with someone you just met in the elevator. It's nice to get to know so many people from different parts of the world.

I've been here three weeks now, and because I eat so much unhealthy and delicious food, I have started to work out on a regular basis. It's really nice to run by the Charles River, in the morning or in the evening. Berklee also has a gym in the 160 Mass ave building, but after a long day with classes and lots of homework, it's nice to get out, get some fresh air and enjoy the city of Boston. Other than that it's not too much happening. I write songs as usual and try too record as much as possible in between classes and homework. There will be a lot of different opportunities as the semester goes on, but for now, I'm just focusing on my songwriting, singing and classes. 

Have a good rest of the week! Love Idun 

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So I started this second blog post on Tuesday, and then I realized that it's Friday already. Time flies by when you're having fun? Or something like that. This week has been really busy, there's no longer just playing name games in class, it's hard work. Luckily for me, I don't have any classes on Thursdays, so I have a day to catch up if I need it. Which I probably will, every week.

I have a lot of different thought and emotions at the moment. I've just moved to another country, another continent in fact. I have also started college, and I'm on my way to become the best musician and person I can be. These emotions and thoughts really helps me to write songs. This past year has been a really bad and unproductive year for me writing wise, so to finally be able to write a lot of songs in such an inspiring environment is really nice. Hopefully I will finish recording some music soon so people can actually follow me on my journey. I usually write about my life, so listening to my music, is the same thing as listening to what's going on in my life at the moment. When I think about it, it's just like having a blog, I just add chords and melodies to my thoughts.

Since the title of this post is "Weekend", I should be telling you what my plans are, but this weekend I don't have any plans. I don't even think of the weekend as a weekend, because it's just me having more time to practice and to do the things that I need to get done. The only thing that makes it a weekend is my ability to actually hit the snooze button ten times, and not be late for class. Which I will admit, is pretty sweet. Other than that, I look forward to having time to sing, write songs, collaborate, learn and last but not least...sleep. 

Have a great weekend! Love Idun 

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