This is it, it has arrived, my 20th birthday. I'm not a teenager anymore, and we should all know what that means: I can't blog here anymore, and this will be my last entry.
It's really sad to write this entry, and I can feel that the tears will come sooner or later, and more likely sooner rather than later. I've grown so attached to this blog. It's been my escape, my emotional and creative outlet, for more than two years, since July 5th, 2010. When I missed America the most, my blog was there. When I fought with my friends, I always had my blog. I've written when I'm angry, I've written when I'm sad, and I've written about things that make me happy and excited. I always knew this day had to come, that I couldn't keep writing forever. But at 17, 20 seemed so far away. And now, all of a sudden, the day's here.
It's heartbreaking. I don't understand those people that can just stop blogging like that and then delete their blog. I can never delete my blog, I need it, like a diary. I may not visit it often, but I'll still have it for when I need it. When I feel like revisiting the memories.
I've been blogging anonymously for 794 days. Well, make that 793, because today is the day that comes to an end. Oh God, and there we go with the tears! I'm really too emotional, I get too attached to material things, as well as people.
My name is Julie, and this is what I look like:
Summer after America, when I started this blog...
Later that fall, practicing different makeup for the Lady Gaga concert I went to!
With my Polish sister Agnieszka in Warsaw last summer...
My profile picture on Facebook after July 22., 2011
In Kenya with chamelions!
Practicing photography with flashes and light in Uganda... That's the hair that took 8 hours to braid!
Bungee jumping in Jinja, Uganda - that there is the Nile...
Back in Norway with my boyfriend Suleiman, school trip to Svolvær in Lofoten
With a friend of mine this August after moving to Trondheim and starting university.
When I was in America I was blogging on this website: juliekristineiusa.blogg.no - Yeah, I know, I choose long blog names. Well, I must have a habit of choosing temporary blogs. That one I didn't at all get attached to, though... It wasn't sad to quit, and when my final blog entry got interrupted because of the stupid Internet I didn't even attempt to rewrite it... But this blog has been different. It's crawled in under my skin and nailed itself to my bones and it refuses to let go...
It's sad to end this blog. I've been thinking about this specific entry for months, planning it, and I'm certain there are a whole bunch of things that I've forgotten, but oh well. It is what it is. And I'll still be blogging, just using a different name and a different platform: From now on, I'll be a Tumblr-girl (click to enter page)!
I hope to hear from you all on my new blog. You've been great readers. I'll miss you.
I smile and try to mean it, and let myself let go... ~ Mika
♥ The Norwegian (No Longer) Teenager
PS: A "Taylor Swift Moment" is a moment where you just feel like listening to her music and you identify with her lyrics.
Music starts playin' like the end of a sad movie
It's the kinda ending you don't really wanna see
'Cause it's tragedy and it'll only bring you down
Now I don't know what to be without you around
And I can't breathe
Without you, but I have to