A PERFECT SUNDAY!

Todays post in English

The day started early

Went running with my sweet daughter…

who also has sign up for the Bergen City half marathon 🙂

We ran 11 km of the course, the hardest part with all the steepest slopes..

and we felt very proud afterwards…

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No matter what you do, it is who you are doing it with that really matters….

Quality time with «Limpan» makes me very happy ❤

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I gave her the nickname Limpan after a weekend trip to Stockholm were I learned that it meant white bread in Sweden. As a child she would never eat bread with»lumps» in them. 😉

I was so full of energy after this perfect morning with my daughter that I continued to run to my car ( I had planned to take the bus) I felt super-good!

And than it was straight to the beach for my weekly swim – never a Sunday without 🙂 🙂 🙂

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And now I have had a nice shower, eaten dinner and there is fire in the fireplace….

My boyfriend is waiting on the couch….so now it is time for our quality time

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A perfect Sunday!!!

LIFE IS WONDERFUL AT DAYS LIKE THIS…

I WISH YOU ALL A GREAT WEEK COMING UP

Get some quality time in there!!

❤ ❤ ❤

What do I really feel??

Todays post in English

When life suddenly offers big changes

When I am being challenged

When my limits are being pushed…

 

20171014_210405What do I really feel?

What do you feel???

Am I scared?

Or am I just excited?

Maybe I am in love??

 

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It`s funny, but the reactions in our body is quite the same in these situations…

Why are some, so much braver than others?

Why do some avoid challenges, while others run to them?

What do I do?

Well…..something in the middel I guess…

I like to speed on my Kawasaki

I love roller coasters!!

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I am more than likely to stand up in a big crowd and say something just impulsively…

BUT, I am not totally calm inside when it happens…

Of course I am nervous and sometime scared….

BUT, that will not kill me!!!

A pounding heart, flushed cheeks, sweaty armpits – that sends out tonns of pheromones  (= a chemical substance with scent) and large pupils. These are reactions that occurs when adrenalin is being released in our body . 

I like the rush my body gets in these situations

To feel that insecurity

Take control over those feelings – instead of letting them control me…

It feels like a victory

A fight that I have won…

I urge you to think about that the next time something frightens you – maybe you`re not REALLY afraid? Maybe you are just excited?

Embrace that feeling as you do when you are in love – the truth is that the reaction in your body is quite similar in both situations…

You should not take unnecessary chances of course, nor put yourself in real danger…But maybe that change in your life is`nt that scary after all?

Maybe you should find another job if you`re not satisfied where you are…

Maybe you should get yourself out of that relationship that makes you miserable…

Maybe you should take the trip that you have dreamt of for so long..

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LIFE IS HERE AND NOW!!

LIVE IT!!!

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I am being opposed!!!

Todays post in English

We usually act like team players

We get things done

We are efficient

We are successful

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I set my self goals

and in the beginning we both work towards that goal:

I am going to exercise every day and eat healthy!

In the beginning there are no problems…

I am determined

Have faith

I am stubborn and have stamina

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Than suddenly something happens

a shift

a change

I am being opposed

Like somebody is putting sticks in my wheels….

makes bumps in my road….

» You deserve to relax»

«Of course you can eat a chocolate, you have been so good for several days now»

«one day of self indulgents is quite ok!»

Who is it that, that boycotts me?

Who`s intensions is it to see me fail?

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It is the same with project; NOVEL

For periodes of time I am convinced that I will succeed

Be published

Get my book into the bookstores

On the bestsellers list!!!!

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But suddenly the doubt has been planted

«Are you really good enough?»

«There are certainly a lot of people that writes MUCH better than you do»

«There are many that tries to get published»

«Why should you be the lucky one?»

How is it possible to change perception of me that quickly??

What have I done to deserve such a lousy friend?

Who at the first steep hill tries to convince me to give up????

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I think its pretty lousy

And sometimes I wish to get ritt of this friend

But I know that when we work together

When we both have faith

There is no one who supports me more…

No one who pushes me as hard

No one who believes more in me

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I just have to get even better at ignoring the negative wibes

Shut my ears to the doubt

Not believe all the negative that is being said

I really dont have any other options……

The voice in my head will always be there! 🙂

I WISH YOU ALL A WONDERFUL WEEK that is right around the corner

❤ ❤ ❤

GREAT EXERCISE AT AKERSHUS FORTRESS

Todays post in English

The alarm wakes me at 04.00 am

The taxi arrives at 04.45 am

At the airport this nice greeting from a Starbucks employee makes me smile for the first time this morning. ( even though my name is spelled wrong) 🙂20180131_063441

The plane departure at 06.10 am

From rainy Bergen

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«Good morning winter Oslo»

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Time for the certification of our NOR EMT (= Norwegian Emergency Medical team)

We meet up precisely 08.00 am at Thon airport hotel for extradition of our personal equipment- hereby referred to as; PE. ( from now on its only military jargons that applies) 🙂

And than we were off to our camp location:

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Totally exhausted we crawl into our sleeping bags at 01.30 am

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But my guard duty comes soon enough – the next night from 04.00 – 05.00 am

Even though I am very tired I actually enjoy the beautiful moonlight and the fact that I actually know how to handle the «heater» for the tents and the power units. Witch I learned day 2.

At this time feel pretty good about my self 🙂

Time is of the essence and the next morning we realize that we have to hurry…

The big exercise starts at 11.30 am day 3

representatives from WHO and EU is coming

We are going to be certified to travel anywhere in the world were there is a catastrophe, to help people in need, with our transportable hospital/clinic . ( our worst case scenario not get certified…)

The tents are up, but the clinic inside the tents are far from ready…

And we work very hard for many hours to get it ready…

 

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WILL IT GET DONE??????

Read my next blog post on Saturday and I will tell you all about the exercise and the result.

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❤ ❤ ❤

 

 

IT`S ON !!!!!

English version of todays post

This is what 2018 will be for me;

The year I run half marathon in under two hours

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The year I complete the Bergen mountain marathon

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The year I finish my second novel

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The year we move into my boyfriends house

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The year I drop under 30 in handicap

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The year I exercise even more than last year

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did good most of last year, bur finished horribly

Yep, it is going to be yet another ice swimming year!

 

I went for a swim every week in the ice-bade season; August to May – not the summer months, those are for wimps 🙂

2018 is the year that I am going to :

eat healthier, have more fun, love more, spend more time with my familie and kids, dance more, laugh more, sing more, travel, enjoy nature, enjoy my boyfriend, enjoy life, celebrate a big day!! 50!!! (yes I am hiding it in here so only the most lojal readers can read it 🙂 spend more time with friends, ski, play golf, go for walks, maybe hunt? climb new mountains, challenge my self more, contribute to a good work environment, not start to smoke, drink wine ( but not to much) be honest, be nice, be myself….

Is this New Years resolutions?

No this is plans! Plans that gives me something to strive fore, that gives me goals and makes it easier to organize my life.

Do I achieve all my goals?

NOPE…..but I do my very best….

And I never expect more from my self!!!

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I wish you all a wonderful week

remember; weekend is not far away!!

❤ ❤ ❤

 

I AM BACK

Yesterdays post in English – forgive if its not perfect! 🙂

Happy New Year everybody!!

There has been some very busy days, vacation, som heavy courses, Christmas  and  celebration of the new year – but now I am back with my blog!

I promise more frequent posts in 2018! And here is my first in 2018:

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MONDAY 😦

Little did Monday know that it would get such a bad reputation…

Nobody likes Monday…

No one looks forward to that day?

«on monday I will start my diet»

«I will stop smoking on monday»

«Monday its back at work»

«On monday I will start exercise again»

SATURDAY 🙂 🙂 🙂

Saturday on the contrary!!

Saturday has lazy mornings and late nights

Saturday is partying

Saturday has candy

Saturday is being with friends..

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TUESDAY :/

Still early int the week so no favorite….but at least it is not monday

Tuesday is insignificant and goes by without any commotion..

But for me it is the day for hiking with my good friends – so a good day anyway!!

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday is called little-Saturday and just that gives it a better sound…

A little reminder of the favorite day coming up pretty soon.

THURSDAY ❤

Thursday for me is Choir day

Thats when I meet up to sing with the: benedictinerne

 

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Of course a favorite day for me…..as that was where I met the love of my life ❤

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Thursday gives a hint of weekend feeling

Not long now!!

FRIDAY!!

Friday oh Friday…

Exhausted after a busy week Friday arrives like a good friend

A glas of wine or more..

 

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the night of the Tacos 🙂

But when I was a child it was;

Fried chicken and french fries and detective series on TV;

Derrick, helgenen, Bergerac, and more…

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 SATURDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes I know it has already been mentioned, but Saturday deserves to be mentioned again….

Saturday is FREE!! – PARTY!!! FAMILYTIME – TIME FOR LOVE !!!

 

SUNDAY

The time to rest

Not supposed to do anything

But often the day we get to do most

Cleaning up after a party?

Hiking with the dogs and good friends

Gardening

GOLF!!!!!

For me its mostly time to go swim

No matter temperature or weather

Refreshing and a good time with good friends!

This is how we have put days into weeks

weeks into months

and months into years.

Most of us dont like Mondays

But it is just a day like every other day

The sun goes up and the day begins

It moves over the sky from east to west

and then it sets and it is dark again

The next day the same happens again

Again and again…

The day does not know wether its a monday or a Sunday!

It does not know wether its 2017 or 2018…

It is just another day..

So toughen up!

Challenge your self:

Start your diet on a Thursday

drink a glas of wine on monday

exercise on a Sunday or lay on the coach and do nothing on Wednesday

Or make every day a feast!!

Life is here and now!!!

Give every day a meaning!!

 

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I WISH YOU ALL A WOMDERFUL WEEKEND!!

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The dream is still alive!!!

todays post in English

My book at the top shelf

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Among the best sellers

Fantastic reviews

Readers loving the characters

The captivating stories

Makes them cry

laugh

smile or get angry

The dream still lives in me

This is my goal

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Sometimes I really believe I will succeed

Other times,….not so much

I haven’t been writing much lately

Haven prioritised it

Hundreds of excuses;

new job…

a lot to learn there

The office at home was occupied by my mother…( but she moved out 2 months ago…)

I `ve been spending a lot of time at the golf course ( but there hasn’t been much of that in this weather either)

I have to exercise ( but haven’t done so well in that department either if I am being honest..)

So no I have to pull my self together and start writing again…

I don’t think I can blog as often as before, but I will write every week..

I have written a lot on my book already and the goal is to finish it in 6 months from now ( my previous goal was during 2017…)

I urge you all to ask me about my progress…

How I am doing?

How the novel is coming along…

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I WISH YOU ALL A WONDERFUL WEEK

❤ ❤ ❤

And remember; if it rains there is always a good book!

 

 

For some Burka is perfectly right!!

Mondays post in english

WHAT????

I am sure thats what you are thinking right now 🙂

Has she gone mad?

Does she really mean this?

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Of course not….

Let me elaborate…

If you never heard any different…

If, from the day you were born, you were told that this is how it is supposed to be…

If those closest to you, taught you that this is the right thing to do

It wouldn’t be easy to think otherwise….

Especially if there would be strong sanctions if you tried…

It wouldn’t be easy to oppose

Especially if your family and everyone you know would turn their back on you if you did

If your life would be threatened

It wouldn’t be easy to refuse…

We who are born in Norway, cant even start to realize how much courage these woman has to show….

Most of us would not be brave enough to protest in a country were the government can throw you in jail without any explanation, were people are tortured and disappear every day…

But some do …

Iranian woman walks without the hijab in public in protest – goes viral (video)
«She starts with saying that her name is Bahar and she is from Iran. She then says that is totally against the compulsory veil. She speaks of how some people don’t consider it an important problem but she doesn’t not want to wear.
Bahar also says it is an insult to men as women are asked to hide their faces and not tempt them to do anything shameful.»

BRAVE AND STRONG WOMAN

And they get support from some great men

 

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Strong woman have been protesting for us here in Norway as well…

Fighting for equal rights – equal pay – the right to vote – to have children or not – the right to love who we want

landskvinnestemmerettsforeningens mte på Lillehammer(meeting in the woman rights to vote union in Lillehammer somewhere between 1898-1913 tallet.)

But it wasn’t easy being a feminists at that time;

«it has been told that they were «boooed» and yelled at in the debates. The few woman that did speak;  Ragna Nielsen, Magrethe Vullum og Kitty Kielland – was ridiculed int the media as well. (Norwegian womans life and struggle.  By Bodil Chr. Erichsen)

Some were maybe beaten

Threatened

Shut out of the community

But they weren’t stoned, whipped or killed…leila pisket i irak

It is hard to understand other`s religion and belief…

Jehovas witnesses for example, who would rather let their loved one die than give them a blood transfusion

How is that even possible?

But try to imagine that you KNEW that if someone were given blood – they would never go to heaven ( if you believe in heaven that is..)

Not have eternal life

If the choice you had to make, were either to loose the one you love right now – or never to get to spend the eternity with them…

I am sure we all would think twice then…

For some their belief is that strong – They KNOW that’s how it is…

Of course we can discuss how it is possible to believe something as crazy as that..??

…again; this is something they have been told since the day they were born

indoctrinated for years….

By the people that loves them

Who they love…

that believes this completely

They don’t want to hurt them – disappoint them – endanger them

 

But some break free…

Maybe because they have someone to support them…

Someone to talk to

Someone who doesn’t judge….

Or mock…

 

Hijab and Burka have heathen the discussions and made a lot of people angry both in Norway and in Europe….

Should it be permitted in public?

Should it be permitted to work with a headgear on, or should it be banned?

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In 2011 a plane landed in Bergen with 7 very young nuns from Vietnam, they now live in Maria`s Minde monastery, in Bergen

The monastery was almost empty, very few nuns were left

They needed more nuns to keep it going……

They have to cover their head and wear a special grey costume for the rest of their life..

They can never marry…

Never have children…

Never own anything personal

They have devoted their lives to GOD

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I have never heard anyone discuss their costume

Never heard a word about them being oppressed

To me it sounds like a prison

A lifetime sentence….

They will claim it is a personal choice…

but many who wear the hijab or Burka says the same thing

What do we know about how much they had to say about becoming a nun?

Maybe this was expected since they were little?

When they came to Norway they couldn’t speak a word in Norwegian

They only socialize with the other nuns and live quite an isolated life…

The catholic church say this is how it is suppose to be

The ministers are not allowed to marry either…

the results we´ve seen in the media

sexual abuse of young choir boys…

It is hard for us in Norway to comprehend that woman can be so oppressed that they  accept to cover them selves up completely….and even demand the right to do so here in Norway were they don’t have to…burka tildekket complete

But changes doesn’t happened over night…

To come to a foreign country – as a refugee of war…is frightening enough

We can not expect them to adopt our lifestyle immediately

Many still live with their families – and the same rules still applies

Some socialize only with their own and can not speak the language..

many doesn’t know if they will be allowed to stay in Norway and might have to stand trial for what they have done here, when they return home…

Many doesn’t feel welcome

They experience harassment

and racism.

How easy it is to break free than?

How easy is it to ask for help?

Why should they trust us?

So how can we help???

I dont know…

But I am pretty convinced that mocking them in social media doesn’t do any good, like comparing them to buss seats…

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Or refer to sale on sheets….

Isn’t it the men who force them to wear this we are angry at?

Why do we attack the woman?

Why do they make us so angry?

Isn’t it the oppression of woman we want to fight?

Do we really expect these woman to seek our help if they want to break free?

Do we really expect them to trust us and ask us for help?

We who mock them??

and write hatefull words?

 

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Yes, we must stand up and fight against oppression of woman – but we can not attack the ones being oppressed!!

Then we are just as bad!!

Do I want to se young girls and woman fully covered in a burka?

Of course not!!

The question is how we can help and support them in the fight agains woman oppression?

I believe in understanding

and acceptance of were they come from

Accepting that it is scary to throw away a costume that you have been hiding under your entire life

especially in a foreign country..

with foreign people….

that isn’t always so friendly….

But if we show understanding

kindness

Interest…

Maybe than they will seek contact – show us trust – and actually believe that we have their best interest in mind.

But it will take time…

…..and in the meantime our politicians has to be clear and set rules for what we can and cannot do in our society….

And I believe that we can not hide our face out in the public…

…at the same time we have to realize that this might mean prison for some woman – they will not be allowed to go outside…

this also has to be addressed and solved in one way or another…

Maybe demand some participation in our society……

But I dont care if some wants to wear a veil or not….

I only hope they feel secure enough in Norway to take it off if they want…

Unfortunately I dont have all the answers – but i believe that compassion and understanding will do much more than mockery and hate…

It has seldom been successful to force someone to do something they dont want…

And we, woman in Norway today ,what have we done for our freedom and equality?

how tough would we have been if it had been us?

We dont know

Because we are lucky

Would we break free if we had no one at our side?

We dont know

Because we are lucky

WE didnt fight for our rights here in Norway!!

Woman before us did!

a gift to all of us!!

AND WE SHOULD BE FOR EVER GRATEFUL!

WOMAN – LET US SUPPORT EACH OTHER!!

 

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FEVER!!!!

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Todays post in English

I have neeeeeever cared about Tour de France….

Vuelta Espania…

or any other bike race for that matter…

Actually I hate cycling myself

Its exhausting…

its boring…

and it hurts like he…….. some where unmentionable

But the world championship is in Bergen this week

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And that’s big I have been told….

a once in a lifetime happening

And I know to appreciate rarities 🙂

So instead of complaining over closed streets

Busses that doesn’t go where they are supposed to

Or other restrictions this week

I choose to see the positive

I see Bergen showing off from its best side…

sunny and beautiful!!

Happy people cheering for every athlete – no matter which country

I see the streets filled with policemen…

….and everyone who knows me – know that I LIKE a police in uniform…

 

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And there is a lot of  party going on in the city…

Our traditionally Tuesday mountain hike – ended up in the city last night

some wine

and a late summer night feeling is just what we appreciate..

 

As said before the roads are closed

and it isn’t easy to get to work ( or home)

there is a Shutlebus going trough the city

and you are as herring in a barrel inside the bus…

Not my thing!!!

We just have to join the circus

So this week I decided to cycle to work –

together with my dear friend and co-worker Benedikte

I drive to her house and then we cycle together at 06.30meg og bendis

I’ve borrowed a bike from a friend in the choir ( thanks Lovinda <3)

But Lovinda is a bit shorter than me, so my first trip I had my knees up to my chin..

Lucky me, I have a bit more experienced co-workers and she showed me how to adjust the seat

When it comes to gearing I am hopeless….so in the steep hills I had to stand up – and down hills my legs worked like drumsticks…

BUT that was my first trip!!!!

Now I do better!!! But thats after  the chain  had jumped off several times due to some crazy gearing…

 

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Monday morning I started a new job at the ;

TRAUMA CENTER…

And I am embarrassed to admit that I have been cycling to work for 2 days without a helmet…

Couldn’t find mine…

It would be just great arriving at the hospital as a multi-trauma patient with a head injury due to not using a helmet.. my first day at work at the TRAUMA CENTER!!!!

That wouldn’t be embarrassing at all……. 😦

BUT I found it today!!

So finally I look like a sensible cycler…

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I am not very experienced though

I’m not sure I can let go of the steering wheel long enough to scratch my nose….

I think I remember letting go of the steering wheel with both hands as a child….on the other hand that might have been my brother…

NO…I think I`ll stop to scratch my nose… just to be safe…

When I got passed by an older man in boots and grey hair, I realized that the world cup was far away…

BUT I do cycle

I don’t complain about closed roads

And I do appreciate the world championship and the folk festival!!!!

But my ass still hurts…

A wish you all a wonderful week

with or without a sore ass!!!

❤ ❤ ❤

 

Deadly offended!!!!

Todays post in English

Got an email today….

…….asking me if I wanted to participate in the golf-clubs senior tournament!!!

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There are several ways to react to this….

«Nice that they want to include me……»

But senior tournament????

HELLO!!!!

ME?????

Who are only 29????

It is not very easy to continue that self-deception when I get invited to events for 50+

Of course I could have replied;

«Sorry !!! but I am not that old»

But I didnt…..

The truth is that I am only a year short….

 

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So why is age that important?

Why shouldn’t you ask a lady her age?

Why do I cling to the number 29?

Where was I – at the age of 29?

Mother of 4 children at the age 1 -8

BUSY!!!

Not much time for my self…

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But what a wonderful time………even though I dont want it back…

Everything has their time

Every age its charm…

But why than, do I try to peel off the years that has past??

……..with them I´ll also erase :

All my experiences….

Everything that I have learned….

All that has happened to me…

All my acquisitions…

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Everything that I have seen

My wisdom

All my accomplishments

Maturity…..

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My kids are grown ups now

And we have a totally different relationship..

I can enjoy a wine – evening with my girls and bonus children…

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I can enjoy a great day at the golf course with my son and trainer 🙂

I can ask my oldest son for advice – because he is often more sensible and reflected than I am.

I can do as I choose with my leisure time…

Go on a trip with my boyfriend if I want

I dont have to go to any school if I dont want to my self

I have a great job – that I love!

 

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I have good economy

I own my own house and car

I have learned how to play golf ( never a blog without mention golf 🙂 )

 

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So why would I want to erase all these years?

and cling to 29???

Of course I dont want that…

I want both!!!!

Keep everything that these years have given me…..but stay 29 as well 🙂

Why???

well…mostly it is a joke…

…..but there is some seriousness to it as well….

I dont need to get much older now…..

Not so much about the looks…..maybe 🙂

Every age has its charm as I pointed out earlier….

….and if you are wise, you have a lover  your own age – to make sure you aren’t the only one aging….;)

 

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No, it has more to do with our limited time here on earth to be honest….

A bit frightening to think about….

I would like live for ever…

I read somewhere, that if you only believed strongly enough…

and you send these thoughts out into the universe..

showing gratefulness in advance…

It will happened

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SO;

DEAR UNIVERSE ❤

I FULLY BELIEVE THAT I AM FOREVER 29 YEARS OLD ❤

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE ❤

 

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I WISH YOU ALL A WONDERFULL THURSDAY

❤ ❤ ❤