St. Hans Day in Norway

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Since I have stepped foot in Norway, I have been wide-eyed at the marvelous scenery the country has to offer. Mind you that Kansas is flat, so Norway kind of won its way into my heart from the start.

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Today, Inger took me to her town’s festival. It was an eventful day as I got to experience a lot of firsts. Here’s my list: first time at the ocean– check. First time on a boat– check. First time to picnic on an island–check. First time on a boat harbor– check.

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To end the day, we hung out by a burning bonfire by a large lake. The day was perfect. It was a breath of fresh air. This day gave me the chance to be “me”.

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And just when I thought my world and everything I knew was shattered and uncertain, my life made perfect sense. I wasn’t meant to stay grounded, but to grow, to see, and venture. I used to be full of limits, goodness how boring was I? But now, I’m hungry. I’m starving. I need to fulfill myself (with a lot of Norwegian chocolate) adventure. Because I’ve learned this saying to be true, “after every storm, there is a rainbow.”

And this rainbow hasn’t been so beautiful…

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