Got lost. Found myself. 

To say I had no direction in life, is a gross understatement. I was so desperately lost that it seemed there was no hope for me. 

And then…

One day, I woke up and said “I want to be a teacher!”. 

Those who knew me (the old me), knew that this was completely out of character and passed it off as one of my many phases. But I persisted. 

It was this overwhelming feeling. This light. This buzz. It had finally dawned on me, and I was about to make some serious life changes. 

I started by shedding all the negativity from my life. A complete detox. Everything needed to be fresh and new. 

I shed unhealthy friendships, drinking habits, negative thoughts, I shed it all. 

I kept with me only the hope that I would one day be able to impart knowledge to those needing it. 

That’s when my journey began. 

Since then, I have changed tremendously and my growth has been rapid. Realizing my true passion in life and following that dream has led me onto the path to knowing myself and realizing my higher state on consciousness. Knowing the true potential of my higher self. This in itself is a humbling experience. 

Ever since that realization, that spark, I have been highly blessed. 

I have been given opportunities to explore, acquire knowledge, grow and mostly find myself. I found myself. 

I found myself.

Okay, so now you know I was lost and have been found. Let’s get back to the Norway fun! 

(I just think it’s nice to sit back and reflect on what was and what is. Constant reflection and constructive criticism on your behavior is necessary in order to grow. And if you have things to be thankful for, then hey, BE THANKFUL. Be happy!)
Where were we again? Oh! Yes! Norway!

So, I found myself being blessed with the opportunity to study abroad and gain teaching practice experience in a Scandinavian country. (Wow, God is good. My parents are amazing. And life is dandy!) 

I have never traveled to Europe before, let alone Scandinavia, so I was not aware of what I was stepping in to. 

My observations so far on the Country and its people are as follows:

  • Most people lead a healthy lifestyle (this includes regular walking and eating habits as well as going to the gym etc).
  • The people respect nature and connect with it. 
  • They are solid, stable people with strong values. 
  • They are well organized.
  • They are self-sufficient.

These are just a few of my personal observations so far. 

The public transport system is so efficient and the people here respect the resources they are granted and do not abuse them! 

This country is clean and safe. The people here abide by the law and follow the rules and that makes staying here such a pleasure! 

I was a spoilt little princess in South Africa. My parents gave me everything and I never felt the need to learn how to cook or clean, because those things were always done for me. In all honesty, I should be embarrassed for being 25 years old and not knowing how to cook or clean. Buuuuuut, as I said, I was spoilt.

Being here for a week now has already taught me so much independence. I’ve learnt how to cook, clean my apartment (bathroom included) and take care of myself. I’ve managed to integrate myself into a class of international students and I’ve survived it so far! 

If you know me, like I mean, really know me. You will know how much of an achievement just this one week has been to me. 

From doing laundry, to cleaning windows, making my own breakfast,lunch and dinner to just being able to communicate and integrate myself into something much bigger than my own little comfort zone is HUGE! 

I am part of a student exchange program for 3 months along with 24 other students from various countries. The countries are: 

  • Greece
  • Spain
  • France
  • Belgium 
  • Finland
  • Hungary 
  • Ireland 
  • Tanzania 
  • The Slovak Republic 
  • And South Africa 

We have all come together in Norway to learn about the Norwegian Educational system with particular focus on Early childhood development, education and care. 

This beautiful country I will be calling home for the next 3 months, ranks as one of the best education systems in the world. Actually, hold up. It ranks as one of the best for healthcare, quality of life and per capita income too! 

Like seriously Norway? How efficient are you? How perfect can one country be?

The emphasis on the “welfare state” (please look it up if you don’t know what that means- it’s actually really interesting), the emphasis on mutual respect for people and the emphasis on humanity itself is astounding. 

We have a lot to learn from the Norwegians! 

I know I sound like a bias critic because I am only giving a view of the good. Guys, trust me, I would tell you if there was something bad. There just isn’t. Everything is seamless, ordered, consistent, ideal, flawless, harmonious, smooth, logical and absolute.

That is my personal opinion and observations of this country and it’s people so far. 

The view on education is so mind blowing that you will have to wait for my next blog post to read about it!  

Just know, that if you have ever invested in me, be it with your time, energy, friendship, finances, love, anything- just know that this experience (and whatever part you have played in my life to get me where I am today) is being absorbed and  cherished. 

I am growing. I’m learning. I’m socializing. I’m opening myself up to new ideas and systems of thought which were not possible until now. 

And thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your contribution to me and my life. 

My next post will discuss my observations on the Norwegian Educational system for early childhood development. 

But for now, I will leave you with a few pictures of my adventures over the past week. 

My flat mates from Italy and Holland. 


The flat mates and I had a candle lit pasta dinner on Friday night.  (How cute?!)


First sight of my college, in all her glory. 


The library ❤


Wearing ear warmers made for me by Debbie (Find her on Facebook: Keeping it Krosha!). Absolutely love my beanie and ear warmers made by her, with all her positive energy, especially for me. 


That’s just me being weird in front of college. Haha! Can just tell that I’m a tourist. 


Got an unlimited 3 month bus pass! Yay. Public transport is actually really functional and effective here so it’s exciting for me to ride the bus here. Also, there’s pics of me being a tourist and walking around in the city (Freeeeeeezing).


Catholic Church in the city. So beautiful.


A few selfies because, duh, it’s me. Haha. 

The international students 2017! 


This was just before I could give my first presentation. And while I am representing my country which is South Africa, it was also important for me to express my Indian origins because my culture is something I hold very close to my heart. 

South African of Indian origin in Europe! Note the huge shoes! It was cold haha! 

The Norwegian saying is :”There is such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”.


Riding at the baaaaack of the bus! And in class too. 

I’d like to leave on this thought:

Whatever you’re doing, do it with all your heart. Wherever you’re going, go without any fear and always have courage in your convictions. 

Believe in yourself. Dreams do come true! Mine did. 🙂 
Peace, love and light to you all ❤❤❤

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Hello Norway 🇳🇴❤️

Wow. 

Just wow. 

So let me start with the travel diaries and tell you about my flights and the journey. Then I’ll get to the pictures and beauty that is Norway. 

I left Johannesburg at 7pm on the 18th January. Had the longest flight to Dubai, reaching there at 6am on the 19th January. I didn’t sleep at all on the plane. There were crying babies and people coughing so bad (I felt like Kate Winslet in the movie Contagion 😷). It was bad. 

So, I bumped up the volume on my earphones and listened to Eminem all night. 

 I then boarded a flight from Dubai to Oslo. This was at 8am on the 19th January. 

I reached Oslo at 12pm on the 19th January. But we had been traveling for 7 hours and a bit. 

Hahahaha! That time warp struggle was so real. My body just went into this crazy shock because I hadn’t slept or eaten properly in forever and the blood circulation to my legs was like non-existent due to the fact that I was sitting all the time! Ergh. What a mission. 

My best friend told me that the worst part about traveling, is the traveling. Crying babies, coughing & sneezing sick people and some really rude air hostesses. I just prayed to God that I didn’t have to sit next to anyone creepy.  


We prayed so hard and thankfully, God answered our prayers. We ended up sitting next to each other (My travel buddy and one of my best friends:- Melody Luthuli) and always had a space in between us. Yay for the small pleasures in life. 

So anyway, somewhere over Moscow, the temperature outside the plane was -55 degrees!!!! I kid you not!  Look! 

Icy! Cold! Snowy! Pictures of the view from the plane do absolutely no justice to the actual beauty of seeing it with your own eyes! Anyway, I’m trying to create a visual for you, but even words fail me at this point. Have a look at the pictures I captured from the flight. 

How incredibly beautiful?!?

Back to my story…

Got to Oslo at 12pm and waited til 4:20pm to board the flight to Trondheim. At this point I was just plain down tired. 

We were greeted at the airport by our international coordinator and she was all smiles. 

We then drove for about 30minutes to our apartments in Moholt Alle. It’s the student village here in Trondheim. Well there’s lots of student villages, but ours is Moholt. 

We got a sneak peak of the stunning Queen Maud University! Oh my, what a sight to behold. The building looks like a castle. I will put up pictures when I go there during the day and can actually get a good picture for you guys. 

My apartment block is right next to a convenience store. I share my flat with 3 other exchange students. We share a communal kitchen and bathroom and we each have our own rooms. The rooms are pretty spacious and I have a single bed, desk and chair, huge window and wardrobe. I love my window because it’s beautiful to just sit and watch the goings on outside. Students walking up and down. The hustle and bustle of it all. I woke up on my first morning here to find it had been snowing that night. 
Day 1

Look at my excited face! Look how happy/sleepy/excited I am to see the snow! 

Now, I’m usually the person whose wearing a jersey in Durbans heat. But something clicked within. And I knew I was not gonna be set back by the cold. This experience is far too amazing to be wasted because it’s “too cold” to go out. 

So Melody and I decided to go in to town to get some Norwegian SIM cards and data bundles etc. We walked to the bus stop, hopped on and rode into town. The bus system is so organized and simple here. Once you get used to it, you realize just how easy it is and driving then seems unnecessary. Like, why emit all those carbon fumes in your own cars when you can just get on a clean bus and reduce the bad impact on the earth! Smart and practical. I like it a lot! 

I was really impressed with the busses. Can you tell? Hahaha. 

We got to Trondheim Torg – the biggest mall in Trondheim and wow wow wow. I wanted to buy everything. The stores had such beautiful winter clothes and I was just enamored by the beauty and splendor of it all. The people are really nice and if you’re new to the place and you need to ask questions, they are ever eager to help you out. Really sweet. 

Oh wait, I forgot to tell you about my room mates! 

  • A girl from Italy doing her masters in Civil Engineering 
  • A girl from Germany studying here (not sure of what she is studying yet, because she went on holiday and we didn’t get to talk much)
  • A girl from Holland studying Chemistry.

Women are taking over the world! I love being around strong and powerful people. They raise your frequency and vibration and almost always inspire you. Living life being inspired daily is a beautiful thing indeed!

On that first night, my Norwegian friends Ingrid and Isabel came over and cooked dinner for Melody and I. They made tacos and it was delicious. They also brought us a whole lot of warm winter stuff for when the weather really dips (like -20 degrees).


Day 2

Melody and I needed groceries. So we decided to go to Rema 1000. It’s a grocery store kinda like checkers. There’s also Bunnpriss and kiwi. Like pick n pay and spar.

So we start our trek and Mel says we should turn right. I said no it’s left and then right at the traffic light. 

HAHAHAHAHAHA. I need to stop being a know-it-all because I actually don’t know it all. I forced my poor friend down the wrong road for about 3 hours. We just kept walking and walking until we were so lost we needed to use GPS to navigate our way back. We got some cool pics of the day though.  

Here they are: 


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Finally, SUCCESS! We found Rema 1000. And guess what? We walked out and realized we were on the same street as our apartments. If I had only listened to Melody, we would not have gotten so lost and wet from the drizzle!
All in all, a great first two days and fun too! Loving this place, it’s people and the general vibe here. 

I feel safe, mentally prepared for the next three months and amped to have so much support and love from all of you who read this blog. Thank you all and much love and light to you. 
Bye for now! 

❤️❤️❤️

Getting Cultured

Just a few days left before I leave for my BIG ADVENTURE TO NORWAY. 

I decided to go explore a little bit around Durban with my significant other. 

I’m one of those people that absolutely loves going to Museums! So we went to the Natural Science Museum in Durbans CBD. 

We pressed all the buttons and walked around like little kids admiring the displays. Now, I’ve been to this museum twice a year, every year, since I was about 6 years old. It still never ceases to amaze me. 

I’m going to add pictures below of our little expedition. 

I’m afraid I can’t credit the artists because I forgot to take down their names. However these are the pictures from the Art gallery on the highest level of the museum.

Welcome to Kruger National Park

So, during the December festive season, my family and I decided to do a road trip.

We traveled with close family friends who very soon became family ❤️. One of which planned the entire thing and he was so meticulous in his planning! You should have seen our itinerary. It was  OCD heaven!

Our trip spanned over quite a few provinces and we traveled in a 3 car convoy.

We checked in at Daans Place in Mpumalanga for the first three days where we went trekking to find the awesome panoramic view and the breathtaking, serene waterfalls. Bourkes Luck Potholes were my favorite, though…

I’ll add all the pictures below 😉


We then stayed at Hlumu Lodge in Badplas which is a rehabilitation shelter for animals that have been abandoned by their families because they were too weak or maybe not the same as the rest of the pack. We met a well domesticated Nyala whose name is Dexter and he has one horn. He was such a delight. The cabins had a beautiful rustic feel to them and the large, open space of land made me want to migrate to a place more in tune with nature.

We then drove to Rustenburg to complete the last leg of our journey. We enjoyed New Year’s Eve at Sun City before heading back to have a family braai. After all, family is everything!

After two nights in Rustenburg, we made our trek back to Johannesburg, not before stopping at Hartebeestport dam to take pictures with the miniature version of the Eiffel Tower and the Love Lock bridge.


We drove in the sunshine and in rain. We drove around mountains and in the middle of the animals playground at Kruger. We experienced it all.
To top it all off.

I SAW ALL FIVE OF THE BIG FIVE!!!

  • Saw 2 leopards up in the trees
  • An adolescent lion chilling alone under a tree
  • A pride of lionesses after killing a hippopotamus (four to six lionesses)
  • Four Rhinoceros (the black and white)
  • Plenty buffalo
  • Elephants for dayyyyyyssss!!!

Elephant skeleton 
Also spotted:

  • Hyenas
  • Porcupines
  • Hare
  • Impalas
  • Blue Wildebeests
  • Warthogs
  • Zebras
  • Giraffes
  • Wild dogs
  • Steenbok
  • Literally all types of Bok
  • Hippopotamus
  • Baobab Tree
  • All types of cool AF birds

Also!!!!! The Ellie’s really stole the show. What personalities on those beauts. Gods creation really is wonderful.

We so happened upon a herd of Ellie’s having a midday splash in a nearby watering hole while we were eating lunch.

It was spiritually uplifting to reconnect with nature like that.

The waterfalls, the views, the clean air, the animals. My word. I was in total awe of it all. What a breathtaking experience.
More pics: Teaching mom to pout and some other randoms from the eventful and spiritually uplifting journey.