I'm born in Norway, but my heart has found it's home in both Spain and the USA. As long as I have the people I love around me I could probably be happy almost anywhere. I love all the sweet things in life: to travel, to eat well, to spend time with friends and family, to shop (sometimes only through windows) and to create beauty around me. I'm a talker, but also enjoy quiet hours spent alone with a book. I laugh often and loud. And I'm drawn towards anything that sparkles! My friends tease me about that... More than anything I want my life to be meaningful - whatever that entails...
The story of a lonely girl, an old wooden bench and an unlikely friendship...
Thursday, September 9, 2010
8 months of silence
So how do you start writing again after 8 months of silence?
I don't know the answer to that yet. In my head I have tried to come up with clever ways of announcing that I'm back, but truth be told I feel neither clever nor am I sure that I'll be back. Writing a blog was such an outlet for me to express myself. I truly enjoyed sitting down at the end of the day sharing my thoughts and the things that brought me joy. But as we entered the new year I found myself feeling completely and utterly empty. Just the thought of writing down anything was overwhelming. I couldn't even open my blog to take a look at the comments. Life is sometimes so demanding that the things you used to love become a chore. And I couldn't handle any more chores. So I quit!
Today life is even more demanding. For reasons that I might share later my heart is broken and I feel even more empty than ever. And for some odd reason the thought of writing again has started to haunt me at night when I should be sleeping. So here I am. I don't know for how long or if I'll be able to do this. But at least the silence is broken
I'm a woman, mom, wife and teacher. My life is busy and stressful at times, boring quite often and there are plenty of little things that I worry about around midnight lying in bed. Too often I find myself focusing on all the things that I'm unhappy about. I'm sometimes gloomy when it's raining and I'm not excited about early mornings. I wish I would exercise more, eat less, earn more, stress less, listen more, talk less. Yes, there are plenty of things that I would like to change!
But I am also full of hope and dreams. I believe in happy endings and love everlasting. I'm surrounded by people who care about me and who accept me just as I am. I trust that there is someone holding my life in His hands and I do enjoy all the blessings that I have. Writing this blog I'm reminding myself that life is really wonderful and that little things can turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary adventure.
I'm excited to introduce you to all the things that make my life sweeter. Hopefully it will sweeten your day as well!