Why I need to leave, new thoughts ++

Long time no see (a month, to be precise).

These past weeks has been really… Weird? I don’t know. Ever since my little meltdown in the September vlog, there’s been some ups and downs. I had some few more meltdowns. And then I got to my breaking point. From there, I would say I’m slowly, in a way, moving upwards. But it’s still hard at times. I’ve just gotten to the point where I realized I’ve gotten my frustration out enough.

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People tell me not to stress. But it doesn’t have that much with stress to do. It’s my desperate need of going out and getting new impulses. Experience. Have new thoughts. Discover new environments.

I’m someone who can’t stand just being in a little bubble. There’s so much out there. And in especially at this age and at a time where I want to taste everything. Ever since I got home from film school last year, I’ve wanted to go into different directions. But I can’t think my way to new impulses. I need to experience them.

The night before Monday I made my decision, and ordered an appointment for the morning after to fix a new passport. Now I’m not talking about some super long year abroad-type of thing (because of school), but I have decided that I need to drop some lectures to make this happen. I’ll update you on this one, of course.

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So now, for last: I thought, why not make a little list of thoughts I’ve had/things I’ve learned or tried out these past months:

Will it help to stay a bit off social media? Think about how much information and distractions you’re exposed to every single day because of social media. I love social media, but it can always a be a bit too much of everything. Not that just wasting time on your phone can be bad itself, but you see what everyone else is doing, compare yourself – and that’s a distraction itself. That’s a lot of noice and voices. Your inner voice gets lower. That’s another type than just the “my phone distracts me from doing my homework” kind of distraction.

And also I’ve realized how much I thought I had been working just because I’m posting pictures on Instagram or putting out mystoryes on Snapchat. I’ve spent less time planning and making sure I create good content for YouTube, than “hang out” on social media. That’s bad (especially for someone who is supposed to be a YouTuber, lol).

Lately I’ve actually managed to not check my phone that often, and I’ve realized it actually makes a positive impact on me inside. So for various reasons why I try to stay more away: 1. Not get distracted by others lives 2. Spend that time to do what really matters 3. Not feel like I have to update everyone every hour of the day.

Other than that, school is actually going great, and I’m super happy with the response on my new single “I Don’t Care” which I will link down below. Recording the lyric video this week as well. Now this is the positive type of stress that I enjoy: Having a lot to do which includes learning new things at school and being creative with my side hustle projects.

My new single “I Don’t Care” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/4V20ZgIBZQgqOHGEdaBwhT

Also, I had a role in a commercial shoot yesterday for my school! It’s always fun and different to be on a different type of set with make up artists, directors, photographers ++ than just you and your camera in your bedroom (even though I enjoy that, too).

My latest video where I talk a little bit about have I’ve felt lately:

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week, and we’ll talk soon!

Photos by Maria V.


Filming with top politicans in Norway

Hey guys! Wow, long time no see… I haven’t even written anything here yet since I started my new semester. It got even busier than I thought 😅

Start of school has been good. Been getting to know a lot of new people, the new courses got me excited, and I feel like I have already learned so much in only a couple of weeks.

I’ve also worked 50% as social media manager for the “Ta Valget”-campaign, which focuses on influencers in Norway encouraging young people to vote this fall for the Norwegian election. Also learned so much about politics from this! I’ve always found it interesting, but now I feel like I actually know a lot more enough to actually feel confident when discussing politics.

I’ve also joined as myself as an influencer in some of the videos the influencers have shot with the politicans. Check them out (the first and third one has english subtitles!):

See you next time!

Thoughts on a flight to New York

Oslo time: 2am ish Monday July 17th
New York: 8pm ish Sunday July 16th

I’m on the plane, high up in the air. In about 2 hours I’m landing at JFK in New York City, the city that gave me the most terryfying, yet most exciting trip one year ago. The summer I left Norway to go to New York Film Academy. NYC gave me a connection I’ve never had before, and therefore it’s what I like to call my 2nd home.

Next to me is my sleepy 17 year old best friend (I like to call her the 17 year old btw, but her name is really Ellen). We barely knew each other one year ago, and now we’re on a trip together to work on our passion, meet new people and old friends from film school. It’s through our passion we met at home. Crazy how passion and hard work brings people together.

The 17 year old brought Daim chocolate. I love her.

I’m not really sure how to explain this, but… Going back to New York is so weird. When being home, my summer last year felt like a dream. I’ll never forget the feeling I got when seeing the landscape of New York City just minutes before landing. That amazing feeling, despite trouble with the previous plane, emergency landings and spilling drinks on the guy sitting next to me. It didn’t really get to me before I was going to the airport earlier today. How I’m going back to NY. Like as if it didn’t seem true when I ordered the tickets, and the days after. And I’m not sure if I still entirely believe it before I land in 1 hour and 15 minutes.

I just listened to Lewis Howes podcast where he interviewed Lilly Singh. Lilly aka Superwoman who just started making youtube videos at the end of college, and moved to LA from Canada to build upon her success. It takes courage to move to a different country, away from your family and let go of the life you thought you’d be stuck with. I really admire her work ethic and the way she steps out of her comfort zone every single day.

And it all made me think and feel about the situation I’m in right now. I’ve always loved America, and dreamed of moving here one day to work within the media world. The feeling I got minutes ago, told me I haven’t let go of that dream just yet. Lately I’ve also questioned my “life” back home. I’m very happy with what I achieved back home in Oslo… But I do know, that I did somewhat settle for less. I’m not going to dive too much into that right now (it would be a 10-pages-essay), but settling in the country I’m already living in was easier. So that’s what I did.

But I’ve tried to make the most out of where I live now. I settled for my Norwegian YouTube-channel, making music at the studio, school and to work with what I have. I’ve had so much fun these past few years. But maybe I’m starting to realize that I’ve got other strengths to build upon, and that I want new (old) things. Maybe I’m realizing I don’t want to let go of my childhood dreams (these are thoughts I’ve had for a while, but me being on a plane to New York made me realize it even more). Maybe it’s not that “hard” to step out of my comfort zone. It’s actually pretty simple. Just book a flight to the destination, and try to make it work there. Why aren’t we human beings doing more of that? Fear of not knowing how it’s going to work out, probably. But it always works out when having the right attitude. Right now I’m feeling more than I’m thinking. And I haven’t done that in a long time. Often, our feelings can be more honest with us than our thoughts. 🙂

But now the breakfast arrived, and I’m already laughing my ass of with the 17 year old. I love how we’re so effing sleepy and uncomfortable in our small seats, but we’re still laughing like crazy. I love being with people who spread good energy no matter the circumstances. And thank God she also just pulled up her computer and debit card two weeks ago when I was at work and she said “So, are we going to order tickets to NY or what?”. I need those friends. Anyways, I actually made a choice the other day that will actually back up this post in a way. And now I see I finally, just finally, made the right decision about something I’ve been thinking about a long time. You’ll see.

A calm feeling (CAREER UPDATE!)

Hey guys!

So… I have a little happy ending to the previous post. 😉 (Yes I know it was posted 2 days ago, but note that it was actually written like a month ago). If you haven’t read the post, quickly summed up: I was worried about loving working with everything and not specializing myself enough within one field. I thought about how and why I did things.

But now… Here’s one common thing about building a business, filmmaking and music… Creating. I love creating. It doesn’t matter if it’s a video, blog post, company, song or a makeup product: It’s all about having a vision and turning it into reality. Creating and experimenting.

I’ve got some really exciting things going on. A lot of things, actually. And I’m not feeling stressed about it. I loove the feeling of having responsibility (especially of more than one thing), and feel the excitement over different projects. It even adds a little more excitement by just the thought of it being more than on thing.

To drop a few hints… I recently created my own company Mondelia Media, and I’ve gotten som really cool people on board. Among other things, I’m working with an accounting firm to build up this media company. They were curious about the ideas of the company. I’ll tell you more later

After my first meeting with the accounting firm 🙂

At Voldsløkka this weekend, a huge festival/concert with stars like Marcus & Martinus, Alex Aiono and Isac Elliot, and Lisa & Lena from musical.ly was there as well. Ellen and I met sooo many viewers – it was crazy! I would say I have a pretty good understanding of the power of social media, but that day we literally had trouble moving because fans wanted pictures. It was so much fun tho, haha! 

…and hey! Tomorrow I’m launching something special. I can’t wait to share it with you guys. Thanks for reading ❤

xoxo Mondelia

Passion project

Well… So this is exciting!

I’m Mondelia. Well, most people call me Tina (my middle name is Mondelia), but Mondelia is usually what I use on social media and as an artist since it’s kind of an unusual name. I’m a 19 year old girl from Oslo, Norway who gets very easily passionate about everything and anything. I run a Norwegian YouTube-channel which has a following of over 18,000 subscribers, I sing (“Mondelia” on Spotify) and go to a business college.

How come I’ve started a career blog? For over a year I’ve wanted to start a new international YouTube channel with focus on career and school. There’s always been “things in the way”, until I realized that there are no such thing as a “perfect time” to do something. Just do it! I’m busier than ever, but I’ve decided to finally take on with this project.

I used to be blogging in Norwegian for years, so this will be something new for me – but I love it! Everyone around me knows I got a love for the english language, and this “Career Material” project is my new passion project.

So… Will I keep seeing you here? 🙂

xoxo Mondelia