I started the blog at the end of March this year. Having blogged regularly (about once a week) for almost two months, it is certainly too early to share my experience of blogging, so here I just want to share some of my thoughts. Before I took the first step and created my own website, I had never thought about using blog as a way of communication. Circumstances around me changed, and then my life changed, as a kind of reflection, I have started to see things from a different angle and have taken the steps that I think might take me to another path. The thing is, it is a cliché to say it – I want to follow my heart.
Reading was one of my main interests when I was a child. I read a lot after school and during the school holidays. My father used to take the books from me as he was worried that too much “external” reading would affect my school work. He would hide the books in the most unthinkable places, but I almost always managed to trace them. I developed this kind of detective skills at an early age. I was good at writing essays and enjoyed expressing myself more through writing than speaking.
Blogging is an excellent way to cultivate my interest for writing – an interest I thought belonged to my past. I had mixed feelings when I published my first blog post, I was excited, but at the same time, I was uncertain whether blogging was the right thing for me. Now I am eventually here to share some of my deepest thoughts and experiences with you – my readers. It is a bit frightening to reveal myself to the outside world.
Writing a blog post usually takes quite some time, instead of letting the thoughts flying around in a disorganised way, they are settled on paper – the destination. I blog in a language which is not my mother tongue, and it means that some extra effort is necessary in terms of checking out the grammar rules and using a more accurate vocabulary.
I have become a better thinker after I started blogging, I think deeper of the various aspects of life, and pay more attention to the people and things around me. I have realised that there are far more beautiful things out there than I previously noticed. Sometimes, pictures tell more than words:
This picture was taken when I was having my morning jog in the wood close to my home. A feeling of tranquility.
The first sunny day after two weeks´rain and snow, we grabbed the opportunity and had a nice picnic lunch on the beach. This one was taken in Huk, a sandy beach not far from the city centre of Oslo.
A quiet stroll beside the sea – Aker Brygge Oslo.
My evening jog, beside the lake – Holmendammen.
These pictures were taken earlier today (28 may 2017) when I was walking around the Bogstad Manor, a historic Manor House owned by several notable people, and among them, Peder Anker – Prime Minister of Norway from 1814 to 1822.
Blogging is like writing my personal journal, some of the most precious moments are recorded and saved. When I re-read the posts later, all the colourful details will hopefully appear in my mind, those details which might otherwise have gone lost over time.
I have received interesting and constructive comments from the readers who live in Norway as well as those who are from other countries, such as the USA, Germany and Spain. Some of the posts have even been read by people from Japan, Poland, South Korea and India. There is loads of information out there, and most people live a hectic life with commitments and things to catch up. I am grateful that you take time to read my posts and share your thoughts and opinions with me. Thank you.