Ever since I dropped out of school over a year ago my mom’s been telling me I should look into the Folk High Schools in Norway, and recently she’s really been talking about it, so I’ve just been on the site for the first time and idk, I think I’ve always known I’d think it’d be a good idea but I’ve just never got around to looking into it..
“Folk high schools are one-year boarding schools offering a variety of exciting non-traditional and non-academic subjects, as well as academic subjects. The idea of folk high schools is learning for life, an opportunity to grow both individually, socially, and academically in small learning communities. All students live on campus in close contact with staff and their fellow students. One important part of the folk high school experience is to form a community, in and out of class. “
I think the idea of moving away to a foreign country where I don’t speak the language, by myself, is both the most terrifying and probably the most exciting thing I’d ever do.
And it’s kind of perfect timing. Most of the people I know are about my age and will be going off to uni after the summer, I’d be doing a similar thing, so I wouldn’t feel like a failure, but I’d be doing something much better for me and much better for my future.
My aunt went there when she was about my age, and my granddad taught at one for a while or something, and for anyone who doesn’t know, I’m half norwegian and my family have a house there, so it’s the type of thing that isn’t completely unrealistic. I could really apply, there are loads of schools so I’m bound to get into one, I don’t see why I wouldn’t.
The more I think about it the more I get really nervous, because what if I did get in? Could I really move to Norway by myself? Oh my god, it’s terrifying to even think about, but a kind of good terrifying.
I've only really talked to my best friend about it. I don't want to tell people until I'm sure what I'm doing.. but I'm fairly sure I'm going to apply, I keep thinking about it and it makes me really excited. I love the idea that I'd go there and nobody would know me and I could be anything I wanted.
My mom's already said that we could go on like, a "shopping spree" to get new clothes before I left, and I'd love that. I have no money ever, so I don't really have any of the clothes I want, like, I don't dress how I would if money wasn't a problem, if that makes sense. It sounds a bit selfish, but I will use it as an excuse to get the things I've had my eye on for a while. I'd want to go there feeling good about myself and how I look.
It's all so scary, it really is, but I just want it to all get sorted so I can apply.