The great journey

A month ago, I was in Thailand and right after I returned, I started thinking of the next vacation. To think of that in March, is slightly unusual here. Norwegians usually plan their summer vacation already  in January, after the Christmas and New Year’s festivities are over, a time that also happens to be the…

Today

Today, not tomorrow. Because for every “tomorrow” you’ve told yourself, you have constituted today an imperfect day, a day to be spent on not very important activities, rather than what you really want to do. Today, not tomorrow or yesterday. Yesterday is hopeless and it’s useless to ponder on it.  Tomorrow is full of possibility, but for every…

New Year’s resolutions

2017 is finally here, allowing us to put behind a year that seems to have taken from us more than it brought. In that moment the year changed, I think we were all a little relieved and hopeful as to what the new year will bring. Regardless of how difficult 2016 specifically was, we always…

Let me reintroduce myself

During the courses of our lives, lots of changes will take place. We will be met with different challenges, we will learn and expand our horizons and we will definitely go through periods of sadness, joy, grief, anger, or plain stupidity. Even though it’s the very same person going through those changes, there is a…

Losing our humanity

You wake up in the morning. You make some coffee, read articles online, check out your Facebook feed. You get ready for work, get on the bus, you read the news. At work, you make small talk while making coffee, then sit by your laptop and work. You take a break, check out some websites,…

The meaning of things that we like.

When I started writing, I did it because there were things I wanted to say. I did it because it was fun. I wrote about things that I cared about and to my surprise, there were people who liked it. I got excited and created a blog. I thought it would be my very own…

The blame game

“My parents didn’t let me study what I wanted to”, “I didn’t have enough support to pursue my goals in life”. “My parents never understood me/ weren’t there for me”, “I was bullied at school”, “We never ate healthy at home”. The list of excuses we like to use to justify what’s holding us back…

Why so serious?

Remember that episode from Friends, where Rachel decides to go for a run with Phoebe and gets embarrassed over the fact that Phoebe runs like a child? If not, you’re probably too young and this entry might not be relevant to you yet. You can however keep reading and take some notes for the future….

A story about small talk.

You know how some people, when in a socially awkward situation, like by the coffee machine at work, or in a party where they know no one, opt to start a conversation about the safest subject they can think of? Even if they deep down think it’s boring? “The weather wasn’t so good today, I…

I’m so busy!

My summer vacation, which begun with a 7 hour drive to my grandfather’s funeral, included a lot of driving every day and ended with two days travelling from Gytheio to Oslo, left me tired. The week that followed, which included work, house wife-ing, volunteering and it ended with a trip to Bergen, left me exhausted….