This picture is taken at the back of my house this afternoon. The colours and light today is really beautiful…..this brings me hope for the coming year.
I always like this time of year. The feeling of finishing up and starting up again with a clean slate. I take time to write and read a lot in these quite days between x-mas eve and new years. We only went to one x-mas party this year. We chose this because I really crave the peace and the stillness. I’ve gone deep into my practise this week. I love moving and just observing the knots and openings I find in my body. This is the importance of yoga for me. To listen to my body and reflect over the obstacles and triumphs I meet. I feel more in touch with my self this way, and I believe this makes me a better mother, wife and friend. My hope for 2009 is to continue on my path without to many derails……Happy new year if anybody should stumble across this humble little blog!!
I have the day of and I am delighted. A whole day with no plans. My daughter got the flue last night. I have been up with her numerous times through the night so I'm a little short on sleep. I hope to finish " The angels game" by Carlos Ruiz Zafron, I tell you more about this wonderful book tomorrow. I understand that it is not translated into English yet. But if you loved “The shadow of the wind” you will love this one. I will also try to write down my goals for 2009 in my diary and make out a plan how to accomplish them. First and foremost I hope to be certified to teach ashtanga yoga this year. This has been my dream for more than 5 years. I'm currently in the middle of a really demanding teachers training that I will fill you in on later. Speaking of yoga I will try to do the primary series in ashtanga yoga in the middle of my living room with a blazing fire going in the fireplace this afternoon.......and maybe just maybe run by my favorite store, located just five minutes from my house, on this beautiful island that I live. They stock "Stella Nova", a Danish brand that I just love love love. I can't make the link work, but you can pay them a visit at www.stella-nova.dk.
I’m finally going to throw myself into the game again. There is really no good reason why I haven’t been blogging for more than two years (and then just for a couple of months), because I’m really a passionate blog reader. I love all your beautiful blogs and now finally I have decided I will join in. Since this is my debut blog entry I will take the time to introduce myself. I’m a 35-year-old Norwegian girl, living on the east cost of Norway with my beautiful daughter (10 years old) and my sweet husband. We’ve actually been married ten years in a couple of months. During the day I have my office job, and at night I teach ashtanga yoga, take pictures and gobble down one book after another. I’m also a passionate diary writer and I love making collages with my daughter. I will leave you with some photographs from my vacation this summer to Bali.