As we drove up the winding, snowy hills to our destination, a few things were immediately obvious. 1. We weren’t going shopping in any kind of downtown Helsinki coffee shop infested areas 2. It was borderline creepy how smoothly we were driving on so much snow and 3. Any minute now we would run into a huge candy cane sign that said “North Pole”. But whatever. We didn’t care. We just wanted to get to our beds ASAP. We had left Hjørring at 2pm and arrived to the training center at 2am. Twelve-hour travel days are the best.Read More
As I was sitting on the plane from Newark to Amsterdam, beginning my journey back to Hjørring for the second part of the season, so many thoughts went through my head. I was having what I like to call unorganized thoughts, or mixed emotions.
For the most part in my life, I know what I feel when I feel it, and usually my emotions have been on par to the situation at hand. If I score a goal or we win a game, I'm happy; if I lose something I'm frustrated with myself; if I don't finish a workout I'm disappointed in myself etc.Read More
Saturday June 9, 2012 Fortuna Hjorring defeats Brondby IF 3-0 to qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League - "sick, sick, sick"
Thursday August 23, 2012
Fortuna draws Glasgow City FC for the Round of 32 - "awesome, let's find out everything we can about them -youtube!"
Wednesday September 26, 2012
GAME DAY - "it's time"Read More
Guess who's back!? Back to blogging with much to catch up on. Two months of catching up to be exact.
Quick summary? Sure.
Summer in Connecticut
After I left Denmark in June, I decided to play for the New England Mutiny while I was home for the summer. That turned out to be exactly what I needed. Training close to home, a few games and a reminder of what American soccer was like.Read More
Single digits. Anyone who has been away from home for an extended amount of time knows that the words "single digits" have several meanings.
1. It means you are really close to going home
2. It means you are going to have to leave behind people and a place that, regardless if you loved it or hated it, changed your life forever.
3. And time goes by.... so slowly.Read More
Let me begin by saying that despite popular belief, the sun does come out in Denmark. Since the creation of the sun in Denmark in May of 2012, life has changed and my opinion of Life in this Northern Town has changed.
People are coming out of their winter hibernation (which is very noticeable because of the blindingly white Danish skin), the trees and flowers are in full bloom and the cats no longer need my shelter from the weather. (cannot express how used I feel)Read More
Pretty much every day here in Denmark, I find myself learning something new. Today I learned that even though it's May and it still feels like February, it's normal to go to amusement parks.
Yeah, that wouldn't really happen back home. It wouldn't be too... what's the word... amusing.
So, we had a team outing at a place somewhat like Six Flags... but it was closer to Three Flags, and in weather that was similar to a wind storm in November.Read More
So many activities. So little time to blog about them.
The cats have been coming over more than they're welcomed to. I go through cartons of milk unnecessarily. And trying to give them leftover salmon or chicken is obviously just not classy enough for them. They are so spoiled.
If I start buying cat food, someone needs to hit me.
In other news, the suns out in Hjorring. Big plus.
Because I was pretty sure the cloud over the town was just part of the population.
April 17 - means awesome Spring weather, beautiful grass fields and ... not in Denmark. We are still wearing pants, gloves and hats at training. The surface is muddy and hard. And well, yeah, I'm jealous of people at home in CONNECTICUT... haha yeah, I'm really saying that I'm jealous of the weather in Connecticut. FML.
Oh well - Kelly Clarkson said if it doesn't kill me it will make me stronger. Yep. She did.Read More
Six pounds of coffee later... Thank you to everyone who sent packages. Pretty awesome. I think I'm good with coffee for the rest of the year now. So, if anyone needs other ideas, I mean, I guess I can make a list:
Gummy bears Peanut Butter Fluff Easter candy Double stuffed oreos
(I know, I know, I'm such a health nut!)Read More