Friday, 26 July 2013

Entering Blogland...

My very first post...

This little blog has been brewing in my head for a few years, and now I've finally taken the step and entered the famous "Blogland". It's a bit scary and very exciting, and probably a bit stupid since I absolutely do not need any more "to-do's" in my life...

This blog's main purpose will be to serve as a diary/notebook for myself, recording all my thoughts, ideas and creative projects, but if anyone out there can draw some inspiration and ideas from what I post, nothing would make me happier :-)
I find so much inspiration and energy from all the creative blogs out there, so this is my way of maybe giving something back to all of you wonderful bloggers and crafters out there.

Norwegian, but blogging in English...

I am born and raised in Norway, so English is obviously not my native language. I choose, however to write most of my posts in English, since the majority of the blogs and websites that inspire me are written in  English. This will make it easier for me to take part of the vast creative blogging network out there in Blogland, not to mention linking and sharing.
If you need to have my post translated, just click on the sidebar at the top the page and choose your language.... (It will be Google-grammar, so don't expect too much...)

Ekte Lykke

This blog is called Ekte Lykke, which is Norwegian for Authentic Happiness. I am very inspired by the concept of Positive Psychology, and the book "Authentic Happiness" by Martin Seligman is a must read for everybody interested in coaching and psycology. The theory behind Authentic Happiness is based on the strenght and energy you get when you find your " signature strenght" and "get in the flow"where you forget all about time and place. (I will probably write a separate post about this topic, and provide you with some interesting links.)

The reason I chose this name for my blog, is because this is how I feel when I have the time and opportunity to dive into some creative projects like crochet, knitting, baking, cooking, gardening etc.

These activities are so very different from my busy everyday work-life, and is what give me the energy and inspiration to deal with my very hectic life as a full-time working professional and mother of 3 wonderful children. The more spreadsheets, time-schedules, deadlines, meetings and negotiations I have to deal with at work, the more creative I get in my sparetime...:-)


My Happy Place ❤

This blog is supposed to be My Happy Place, and I will write about the happy things in my life. The things that give me energy and take me away from stress, worrying and tight time-schedules.

My posts might seem trivial and lightwight to many, but this blog is my haven - my escape from my hectic everyday life! It's purpose is to help me see and focus on the simple and small pleasures in life, when the world gets a bit too overwhelming, and everything seems to be drowning in piles of dirty laundry.....
I hope it will turn out to be a " feel-good" journal to dive into when needed, and to save those little happy moments for the future.

We do not  remember days- we remember moments! 

...and by putting the happy moments in here and capture them, I can remember and visit them whenever I feel like it. 

So, this will have to conclude my first post as a blogger. They may not come too often, but I'll try to make them worth your while once I post...

(It is possible, of course, that this little blog-project of mine will turn out to be just another thing on my to-do list (which is already way too long!), so time will show whether this is something I can enjoy - if not this site will be very quiet...)

❤ Live - Laugh- Love ❤

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