In the peace….

…of the library. This wonderful place where I can spend time among books, newspapers,

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magazines, people. No demands except from within (and to return the books in time). Today is my day, with writing my ten stories from Camino de Santiago. It’s progressing fine. Reading my journals, watching my photos and putting the words together as I’m collecting my memories. Memories from four years, 34 days on the go, four chapters on the Camino. Burgos to Leon. Leon to Santiago. St. Jean Pied de Port to Burgos. Finally Santiago to Fisterra and finally finishing in Muxia. Blisters and a protesting body. Meeting exceptional people. Dramatic views. Healthy exercise. Personal development. Deep talks. Sharing of life experiences and wisdom. It’s so much included in these thirtyfour days of physical and mental challenge. All I can say is:  if someday you start thinking of doing the Camino don’t hesitate, do it! My challenge now is to put the words and memories together in a manner that may be interesting to my fellow humans to read. I wish I can inspire others to take the necessary steps.
This is my day.

Saturday caretaking

Hathayogasession. Cafe’. Capuccino. Blueberrymuffin. Listening to random talk, gossip, music. Watching. Breathing.

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Thinking. Spring’s soon here. Summer. Warmth. Traveling. Swimming. Back to hear and now. Winter. Snow. Open fire in the evening. Reading. Books. Watching. Film. Listening. Music. I’m back

I’ve been gone…

If you haven’t noticed I’ve had a two week break from posting here. My time and energy has been needed elsewhere and I haven’t been able to focus on writing – nor here nor on my bookproject! I wish I could write when I’m in the middle of a turmoil but I need the distance to be able to express what I feel and what I’m going through.

I have been thinking of and planning for the minimalist path that I have begun. As in all growthprocesses there comes different periods – at this moment I’m reading. I’m not doing much action really. I’m looking for inspiration and methods, catching ideas and collecting examples, reading books (“Clutterfree” by Courtner Carver and Leo Babauta) and blogs. BTW – Today I found these swedish blogs (for my swedish readers) – 1, 2,  – the first ones in swedish that I’ve found (do you know other swedish blogs on this theme?) It is a great inspiration to help me take the next steps in the decluttering of my environment and in simplifying my life. It is like climbing stairs or hillwalking. You need to stop catching your breath. You need to stop for taking care of your blisters. You need to stop to get that energy again. It is not like a never ending upgoing arrow. It’s life and it’s nature.  ...in the flow...

Back to the fact that I have had a  break – dramatic things happen and life stops for a while. It is nessecary to STOP and step out of the flowing everyday rush and to allow myself to focus to be HERE and NOW. To be available and open for immediate action. Important to take care of the close relations. Breaks are good for the writing. I collect energy, ideas and create a need. A need to write and to communicate. To be able to share and collect.

Soon I have been blogging for six months. I am still new and learning. It is a very interresting world that has opened up to me and I’m still very curious. Thank you for all your inspirational writings in blogs and books. Please feel free to reflect upon my thoughts. They are more than welcome.

Until next week – take care.

….

….from a “should” to a “must”….

This will be my first full year with a blog. It started as an “excuse” and a motivation for writing. It has been (and is) an activity filled with surprising ingredients. The world of blogging is huge and full of people with interesting, challenging, surprising posts, Imse vimse bortapictures, themes. I´m being linked round the world giving me opportunity to meet with interesting personalities with masses of experience and knowledge. I’m reading and learning what other bloggers suggests for having a successful blogg – I write regularly, I read and follow other bloggers, I write about subjects in wich I have strong interest, I comment, I like etc. etc.

One blogg (among others) that I have followed  from the start is “the minimalists”. Their post “CREATE YOUR MASTERPIECE, A 16-STEP GUIDE” has influenced me a lot and stands as a navigator and energizer for me. Even though I had an intuitive idea that it was as “simple” as that the post has helped me to lift these 16 steps up from the dusty floor to the height of my eyes and on top priority in my mind.

What have I done so far? Well, I have begun exercising (swimming) again, I have increased my yogasessions with onehoundred percent, I have begun my “writing a novel” project, I am taking one day of from work for writing and doing “my” things, I’m fighting procrastination on a daily basis, I have resumed an “old” writingproject from last year with a friend so there´s a number of things going on and I am satisfied with my achievements so far.
Input is important. Very. Working on the “old” project with my friend gives that. Watching and listening to writers, authors, poets, and 
reading of course. Today I read much more then ever, books in bed, in the couch, sitting in the chair, listening to and reading books on my phone. The world of the word is amazing. You can do so much with them. And nowadays it´s possible to read and write everywhere and everytime. If I have a short coffeebreak by myself I write. I only wish I could read faster (I´m working on this too). There are SO many books I wanna read.

I have entered a new path. I have walked a short distance and I like it. I like the views. I like the co-walkers I meet. I say hello to them and ask for the way. How far is it? What equipment do I need? Where can I rest? Where can I find inspiration and input?

Do you want to walk with me? Then please tell me what you want to talk about and we´ll walk together.