Overcoming the mountain

Rather than a plan, a basis was laid down from which more detailed planning could take its source, e.g. finally deciding on the climbing party; planning and developing the oxygen supplies and apparatus; ordering the rations, the tents, the mountaineering gear and a multitude of other items… Once this planning basis had been laid down, and with the party selected, the machinery of mounting the expedition, which was already well run-in, could be turned on to full speed ahead. Of these preparations I shall tell in the next chapter. Continue reading “Overcoming the mountain”

The perfect imperfect

I went through some of my old student books about interviews in an attempt to prepare myself for my first upcoming interview, on my way to start up as a “professional story teller”. How to make the perfect interview? How to start, how to finish? What is most important? What kind of interview do I want to make? I even found my thesis and started to read about some of the interviews I had done at university. Despite having already been told yesterday, by my intuition, not to prepare for another academic interview, I guess my intuition just played along and allowed me to continue my research and planning, the way I’m used to. Obviously it didn’t get me anywhere. Continue reading “The perfect imperfect”

Finding the feeling

This is Big Ben. It was build in 1859, the teacher pointed out. I stopped listening. I just stood there. Looking at this impressive, gigantic clock. I watched the people go by. On their way to work, school, whatever. I looked around. The Themes. The impressive buildings in front of me. I felt the buzz from the big city. I felt it’s impulse. It’s sounds. It’s colours. It’s heartbeat. I knew, that I had to come back and live here some day. 6 years later, I made it happen. Continue reading “Finding the feeling”

The odd one out

“Do you find it difficult to start writing? I understand that, but you mustn’t give up. I know it’s late and you’re tired, but I will help you what to write. I think you know, what you want to include in today’s post, but you seem to having trouble starting to write. Don’t worry. I ‘m with you. I’ll guide you. Need something more specific, than what I just told you? Go to the bookcase and take the 3rd book from the right and read page 28. You don’t need to copy it. But it will get you thinking and starting writing the story, you need to tell today”. I went to the book case. 1,2,3 (I don’t really think that book can help us, the ego complained). “Just go with it. Go back to your computer and read it. You’re strong. You’ll work it out”. Continue reading “The odd one out”

Do you smile back?

“There’s been so many things that’s held us down. But now it looks like things are finally coming around. I know we’ve got a long, long way to go and where we’ll end up, I don’t know. But we won’t let nothin’ hold us back. We’re putting us self together. We’re polishing up our act! If you felt we’ve been held down before, I know you’ll refuse to be held down anymore! Don’t let nothing, nothing stand in your way! Aint’ no stopping us now!” Continue reading “Do you smile back?”

HELP

A large car came towards me, as I was driving on a narrow road (one of those where it’s only possible for one car to pass at a time), so someone always have to pull over and let the other car through. I drive a small mommy-car, so I am used to pulling over every time 😊 Anyway today this large car actually pulled over, way before needed, so I could pass. At first I didn’t think much about it, other than it was a nice, friendly, helpful gesture. As I sat down in front of the computer, all I could write was HELP.
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A pocket full of ideas

My oldest daughter is always picking up stones, sticks, flowers, little beads and whatever she finds outside. She will give them to me while saying: “mommy here is a present for you, look how pretty it is”. I smile and give her a hug and put them in my pocket. For the past 6-8 months I have been brainstorming about what to do with my work life. Many ideas have come to my head, but for some reason I have never been able to pick one. Having discovered, that I want to write, even more thoughts spring to mind. Where to start? What happens when your thoughts take over and you feel like it’s hard “just to follow your intuition?” Is it due to being scared of making the wrong decision? Fear of failing? My own insecurity? Continue reading “A pocket full of ideas”

Weekly update – 3/5

The other day I was thinking, that maybe I’ll skip writing these weekly updates, as it might seem a bit silly to “summon things up” after only four days of writing/listening/trying to pay attention – on the hunt for finding my silver lining. My inner peace. My path in life. But when I woke up this morning, I found myself looking forward to today’s post, as it gives me a time to reflect on how the week has been. I also gives me a sense of having a plan (although I know I have written about, how I can NOT plan everything (or anything, depending on how you look at it 😉 ). So in a way it contradicts everything, as it gives me a feeling of having some sort of control over this “project”. But I can’t help of wondering, if a combination of intuitive behavior and control could be the way forward? Is it even possible that these two can coexist?

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