Hey happy people, hope you´re all having a great start of the new year! I think I had the best start that I could've had of this new year, with one week of "La Pura Vida" in the sunshine of Gran Canaria, with my love. It was very well needed after those dark and, in so many ways, challenging last months of 2015. Without those days of sunshine, freedom and so much fun I don't think I would have been able to come back to Trondheim after the Christmas holiday with this level of energy and inspiration that I have right now.
Today it is actually exactly two years ago since mine and Bryans souls connected for the very first time. We could have met before, as we both celebrated New Years Eve 2013 in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, and we probably walked the same streets around the same time, but the universe didn't think it was time for us until the 14th of November 2013. I was living the beautiful Bondi-life, surfing and hanging at the beach most of my time. I was young and wild and free, as always, and I was happily single since the day I was born.
I spent last week in bed, terribly sick and fully drained of energy so I really did not get much work done. But today I finally felt back on track, full of creativity and eager to start working on a new project; Fashion and Jewelley photography, of my kind of style; Bohemian. You see, I have realized that by creating beautiful photos of clothes and jewellery that I love, I could possibly get assignments from different brands worldwide. It would be like a dream, giving me the freedom to work from anywhere. I have to admit I do not have a lot of experience of this kind of photography, so I will have to practice hard.
Oh my, finally the sun has been shining over Trondheim! That was a while ago. Today was such a magical day. It was sunny and a little bit foggy at the same time, it gave a real natural mystic in my photos. Bryan has been off work for two days and we have had some wonderful days, just crusing and creating photos.
It feels like just a couple of weeks ago, when we were at the end of our roadtrip in New Zealand, and it became darker and darker everyday.. but that was already 5 months ago. So here we are again. Autumn. Dark times coming. The sun sets at 4.30pm these days. This used to mean that it is time to go to the other side of the world for me, but not this time. This time I am actually facing a winter in Scandanavia..
Finally it happened! I left the hospitality business for good. Last month, after 10 years of working for somebody elses dreams in different restaurants I´ve had enough. I felt that the time has come to fully follow my dream, to become a photographer, fulltime.
My "socialmedia-timetraveller" told me that I posted this photo exactly two years ago. I remember that night like if it was yesterday, at the same time it feels like years ago. I was lying in my bed at home in Sweden for the very last night before I left Europe for what came to be my biggest and most lifechanging trip so far. I was so excited that I had problem to sleep, so I was looking through my photos from a few months before when I was travelling through South East Asia.
I have been asked to write a book about my travels several times the past years, but I am not quite sure if I'll ever be ready for that big mission.. So I decided that I will try to run a blog to tell some stories and share some photos. When I looked at the calendar one week ago, I realized that it was actually five (!) years ago since I left Sweden and moved across the border to Norway for the first time. I had no idea what an endless adventure I´d just taken the first step into. My plan was to stay in Norway maximum two months, and I was going to "just work, cause what else can you do in Norway anyway? It´s probably grey and cold and boring", yeah that's what my 19 years young ignorant brain thought.