Its quiet, all I can hear is the fan from the computer. I am sitting here in a comfortable chair with my feet up high thinking about time. Apparently “We can not Change time, But time changes everything” so whether you want it to or not, every second you breath, something change. 2010 went by really fast and came to an end just a few days ago, do you feel you achieved what you wanted to? When something ends, something new starts, and in this case that would be 2011! Looking back at 2010, I must admit that the time in 2010 changed a lot for me. surprisingly I learned a lot more than what I thought.
Short, but long summary of 2010:
The first part of 2010 was pretty busy for me, I don’t know about you, but Playing Elite basketball, going to school, working at elixia, beeing the Head coach of a girls 96 team and the assistant coach on the Girls junior national team, is a lot to do! Oh I forgot, hanging out with friends, wait that’s not right, I didn’t! Most of my weekends I either had basketball games, basketball tryouts or I ran basketball practises. Beeing the assistant coach on the girls junior national team for basketball was a huge joy for me! I have always loved basketball and I probably always will. I got to learn so much from these young teenagers and it made me develop as a coach and a person. With this job I also went to Solna in Sweden for the Scandinavian Tournament. This was a great experience and it made me think of the time when I was 15 sitting on the bench playing for Norway in the exact same tournament. Not much had changed, except I was no longer the nervous player on the bench wanting to play, I was now that person I used to be scared of. We also got to witness a spectacular game between Denmark and Sweden that will go down in history ( hehe at least for the people who was there). The Game ended up going to 5 overtimes which is rare in basketball and Denmark sent Sweden to the bronce final!! Which has not happened in many years!
As the head coach for my girls 96 team I also got the opportunity to go to Aarhus in Denmark for a tournament. We actually managed to get second place and we got to bring home a big trofy! When they are small, you say you play to have fun, but I am sorry I wanted THE trofy! We drove 28 Hours in a bus and slept 4 days on an air mattress in a class room, no way if I was going home empty-handed!! I was so proud of the girls during that tournament, they had passion, they had love for the game, and most importantly they had FUN! And they had candy, which seems to have an incredible effect on kids! Kids eat it, and run around til they fall asleep. When adults eat it, its kinda like the opposite, they sit down and can’t get back up!
During all this time I managed to read a few minutes for my exams, so when they came around in Mai i actually passed with pretty good grades. I am not a straight A student, but more like C,B and some A’s on a good day(Specially if i have a lot of money). During spring, I also managed to hurt my hip at one of the basketball practises. This was about one week before our playoffs so I had no choice but to “drug up” and “TAKE IT LIKE A WOMAN”. We actually got 3 place in that Championship. We were done with School Mai 30th, so 1st of June we had a huge party in my “gapahuk” in the forest! This was a succesful event and may be done again in the future! By succesful I mean, people came and left alive. Some of us stayed until 4 in the morning so I guess they must have had a little fun.
About the same time, I was actually so lucky that I got Chosen as the Female coach from Norway, to represent Norway at the FIBA international girls under 15 camp in Slovenia! This was a huge honor for me and I am so thankful for that opportunity and experience. I really owe a huge thank you to a certain person that recommended me to the board, and I hope she understand how much I appreciated it. Thanks 🙂 This camp was held in june and we stayed in a city called “postojna” where they have postojna caves which are really famous! At this camp I meet players and coaches from all over Europe and we got to watch, learn and share experiences within basketball. In the evening we also got to share a few bar adventures, but that was of course not the main focus, at least not for the kids 😉
In August, my oldest brother finally got his head together and got married to a wonderful girl. The wedding was very small, but uniq, romantic and wonderful. This was my first wedding in Norway! I don’t know what is going on with the wedding culture, but seems like fewer people are getting married now a days than before. Do you want to marry? What do you think about people who get married and then get a divorce less than a year after?? I just sit here thinking, why the heck did you get married in the first place!
I am a little ashamed to say this, but for the first time ever this year I also went to se Geirangerfjorden! I have lived in Norway for 25 years and I had not went to se this amazing place, that is actually listed on the UNESCO’s ranking of World heritage! It’s strange to think that most of the time, you don’t seem to know what you have at home, but everybody probably know’s the “Eifeltower” or the “Statue of Liberty”, right? Now I can say, been there done THAT!
Well during the summer I still had no plans for what I was going to do, but I finally decided to work, save up some money and go to SPAIN to learn Spanish! So, I started working my ass off to save enough money for my new soon to be adventure in spain.
In October i went on a Seminar to learn more about Groups, leaderships and Growth. It was a really amazing trip, the experience, the knowledge and the most important of all the interesting people I got to meet! We stayed at a cabin in the mountain close to a city called Gol. We did activities where we were blind folded and had to completely trust one another. This was a really interesting excercise to test your leadership abilities and qualities! We also drew pictures and described different thoughts within them, that surprisingly reflected you more than what you had thought.
Then when December came around we went to Germany with my dads company and we got to experience Berlin and its wonderful Christmas markets! Especially the Cheap alcohol and the typical German Bratwurst!
During Christmas I made my own Fire in the snow and me and my friend made hot dogs! We brought our “snow racers” from Elementary school and went sledding for a few hours! You are never to old to play in the snow 🙂 Dont let the kid in you disappear!
This was as I said a very short, but at the same time, Long summary of 2010! There are so many good memories and so much more to write, but when the writer “my self” finds the text boring it’s about time to go to bed and Shoot up. Looking back at 2010 I have many good memories. I just realized that I did a lot of different things in 2010 and I learned a lot from some of the people I meet! You have to remember that All experiences are good for learning, no matter if they at that time are good or bad. 2010 was an interesting year and I feel satisfied with what I achieved and its sad to think that is over. I am really thankful for all the great people I meet, and all the things that they thought me this year. Its fascinating to think about how different we are and why we act the way we do. So looking back at 2010 makes me a wiser and more open-minded person.
Thanks for 2010, now
BRING IT ON 2011!