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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Finally, I made it to Berklee. For those who don't already know me, I got in to Berklee two years ago, but wasn't able to go because I got the mono...twice, even though that is not supposed to happen. I actually ended up in the hospital for a while, but now I'm here, in Boston, all the way from Norway. I am a singer/ songwriter and am going to Berklee College of Music to explore my craft, and to get to know as many musicians as possible. My major is undeclared because there are so many options, and I would really love to do them all. This blog is just for me to tell people what I'm doing at the moment, even though I don't really know. And also for me to promote my music and all my projects. 

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