Stikkordarkiv: God

When the going gets tough

The tough gets going

I was having second thoughts about my blog mission, last week and this morning I was not in the mood to go on. Then I got a post from WordPress saying that I am allowed to have advertising on my blog. I am trying to live off my writing and a little income from my blog will help. So by noon the day was already brighter.

Then Genie Speaks nominated me to  «One Lovely Blog Award» She said inspirational things about my blog that were encouraging  to me. So during the day the course changed. I got a clear sign from the universe. Keep going.

Thank you universe I really appreciate your instant messages and answers.

These are the guidelines: for «One Lovely Blog Award»

Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post ; Thank you Genie for thinking of  me and for the inspiration!

Share 7 things about yourself ;

1. My interests might be considered schizophrenic, as you can see from the blog nominations. I am interested in health, nourishment, global issues, fashion, design, art, being outdoors and I can go on….

2. When I met my husband we bought a run down fish factory together after four months in a relationship.

3 . Twelve years ago  I was a single mother with three kids, I had told myself that I would never meet anyone crazy enough to take on the whole package, I was wrong.

4. I speak norwegian with a Oslo accent

5. I curse terribly in Norwegian, somewhat in Icelandic, I have probably the best manners  when speaking english.

6. My grandfather who lived to be 103 years old came from Faroe islands

7. I am moving from the USA in June my VISA expires on June 12th I have a flight the day before. I get to see my favorite artists in MOMA before I leave. There is a great photographic exhibition featuring Man Ray and Ed Ruscha. The artists I did my independent study on this spring.

Nominate 15 or so bloggers you admire ;

1.derekcheyyim

2.Trafimovich

3.French Twisted woman

4.Supplement Spot

5.M.I.S Miranda´s Inside scoop

6.Sweatpants and eggplants

7.Dependents

8.Influence versus control

9.Anne Sture Tucker

10.Dudette Here!

11.A Charmed yogi

12.In pursuit of more

13.Starlight427

14.Subtlekate

15.Arianna´s  random thoughts

Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know.

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I can be lazy and I´m proud of it!

I was inspired by reading this post called the art of doing nothing.

I am not an official recovering workaholic, I mean I have never gone to a twelve step meeting to deal with it ,but yes I am.

I was a workaholic I just dealt with the emptiness in a different twelve step program.

I have four kids , when I was at work I worried about them. When I was at home I  was thinking about work. I was in neither place. When I had the day off I had hard time relaxing without feeling shameful. When I tried to relax I found my self thinking that I should do something. At least clean the house! It is difficult to wind down when,you are  like me in such a  spiral that It was like I  was about to get launched from the planet like a rocket.

When I collapsed I finally learned   to relax. Now I sleep in couple of times  a week. At least I sleep long enough to wake up by myself (no alarm). If I am tired I lay down and get some rest.I have learned to listen to my body.

I am working on saying no. I had some relapse last year when I had 130% studies, 50-70% work and was stupid enough to say yes  to be a chairman of small association. The icing on the cake was investing  in a company that was not exactly something I was interested in, just to add things that I did not have time for.

Time that I stole from myself and my family. It goes without saying that none of this would have been possible if I was not blessed with wonderful people around me to help me.

I finally managed to get out, and since August last year I have been working on my own things. Writing,  which is my passion. And I have been studying Art history, which I find fascinating. I have been in a sort of protected environment.

Now I am moving back home and I wonder. Am I strong enough? When people ask me to do things I am not interested in. Will I be persistent enough to say no and belive in the things I am doing on my own?

Well that is my task of the day´s and weeks to come

1. Say no to things that others want me to do if  I´m not interested.

2. Relax, and practice being there. To be in the now at all times Eckart Tolle style.

3.Believe in me, no matter what others say.

4. Stick to my plan, it is a good one and it will come true, if I don´t abandon it.

5.Be active in my coda program so that I won´t fall back into bad habits

 cartoon, taken from Frazzled mommy blog.