Blogg: Byåsenjentene #18 Helena Rut Örvarsdottir – Byåsen

Blogg: Byåsenjentene #18 Helena Rut Örvarsdottir

Her er vår fredagsblogg om Byåsenjentene. God fornøyelse og god helg!

Why move to Norway?


So, for you who have no idea who I am, I´ll start this with a little introduction of myself. My name is Helena Rut Örvarsdóttir, I´m 23 years old and born in 1994 like many of the girls on the team. And a fun fact, my birthday is 17th of May so maybe it´s just meant to be that I moved to Norway. In the beginning of August I moved from Iceland to Norway. It is a pretty big step moving from your family, to live alone in a new country. So I´m going to try to answer the question why I decided to move to Norway.


When Byåsen contacted me I was pretty sure I wanted to play one more year in Iceland, but my goal was always to try to play somewhere else. So I decided to take a visit and see what it would be like to live in Trondheim. When I came to visit the team, everything looked very good and professional. My first impression of Byåsen and Trondheim was better than what I had expected. The girls where so nice, the city charmed me and the environment and conditions where on top level. So when I came back home I thought that this would be a to good opportunity to let go. So after my visit, there was no going back and here I am. It has been a challenge, but I have enjoyed the time I have been here and learned a lot. I´m not saying it hasn’t been hard, but I like a good challenge. I´m starting to understand a lot in Norwegian and hopefully I´ll find the courage to start to speak a little bit. Everything takes time and I´m trying to be patient and hopefully it will all come.