Be careful what you wish for…

It might just happen. The flip side of the coin is just that, if you just live your life in a phase like there is no end to this life you are safe and hopefully not sorry. What I mean is that it’s a good thing to reconsider your dreams one time more before chasing after them.

We are living our dream now, this last Saturday we launched our boat in the lake for the first time this season. And by this we started to move aboard. It feels bitter sweet, to be honest.

I don’t mean to sound bitter or that I have second thoughts about this, I want to make that clear. What I do want to is to illustrate the duality of our lives, we chase after our goals like a mule chase the carrot and find ourselves standing there scratching our heads and wonder “what now” when we achieve them.

So we achieved our first of many goals, moving aboard. I’m glad that my husband been the doer during this last weeks, because I have been letting myself get affected by the “nej-Sayers” and scarcity with a lot of doubts and hard time letting go of the material things. But just as I said to my loved one; I know this will pass, and when all this is over I will feel relived.

Now that I’m typing this post in our saloon with a cup of tea, my husband beside me and my little son sleeping tight in the v-birth up front, I feel calm. I feel certainty and I have been given a numerous of signs the last week to ensure me that I’m in the right path. Ladybugs, butterfly and the 11:11am clock when I looked at the phone.

I need to remember these feelings of bitter sweetness for the future to come, so I can prepare myself for the emptiness of reaching a goal, and I need to remember that nothing is ever rock solid and goals set today can turn up totally different tomorrow. I’m so happy to get going and to see what the future have in mind for us next.

In two weeks we plan to pull up the anchor and go for some exploration of our beautiful lake Vänern. But first we have some clearance to do in the apartment before we can return the keys. If you want to follow our sailing adventure please visit my husbands and mine common blog Sailing Amie.

To wrap it up, think twice before you chase your dream it might be as you imagined but it might as well turn in a totally different direction than you wish for. If you’re having an open heart and mind you’ll be just fine, otherwise you may feel rather sorry and unsafe in the rocky road to freedom.

Enjoy life!

Marica

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Follow the signs be brave and trust life 

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A song about tearing down windmills and Don Quijote in the playlist on the computer and a week later I was strolling in one of the parks in the neighboring city, never have I noticed the two windmills standing there. One for the child’s play and the other like a monument from the past. 

It gave me goose bums, either my awareness of these little signs are higher than before (possible) or I attract more signs from the universe for me to be shown that I am exactly at the right place right here right now? I believe both to be true.

Anyway, we made up our minds and decided to cancel our rental agreement on the apartment, as I mentioned in the last post. WE DID IT, so from the end of May we will live on the boat. Feels amazing, totally frightening and like we are throwing ourselves out there for life to take us wherever we beed to be next.

So goodbye comfort and hello compact living, it is going to be a challenge but what doesn’t kill you makes you stonger. We will be just fine and we will learn so much from this. And the signs tells me we are doing the right thing, all small hints are pointing us in this direction.

So we are in a bot of a hurry to get all things together with the move, right now our boat is covered on land but we will start to work to get her ready for the season. And we have a home to be minimized and to sell, give away and throw all the stuff we don’t need.

This is where I put myself to the test of letting go, it is hard with some things and so easily done with others, I let it feel awkward and I look at the feeling and ask “is this important, and for what reason do gI hold on to this particular thing?” often it turns out to be for sentimental or conditioning reasons, not so often because I really want to keep it. And if I really want to keep it then it stays.

I have been wondering about my entrepreneurship lately and I am curious to become a content provider, (for those who wonder what that is this sums it up good below)I think it would suit me good, besides from blogging and affiliate marketing business I could help people write content on their blogs, social media and even translate texts. I will definitely look into it and learn more. Please, if you have any ideas where to learn more let me know in the comments or send me an email or message on Facebook.

Content Provider – Firm which supplies text and graphics of articles on interviews, new developments, news stories, etc., that can be employed to make a publication or site more attractive and useful to its readers or visitors. – www.businessdictionary.com 

 Today we have had 64.4 degrees fahrenheit /18 degrees celcius, not a single cloud in the sky and the winds where not freezing for the first time this year. Spring have finally come to the northern hemisphere, and it is most welcome!

Hope you all will have a wonderful, prosperous and sunny week!

Love to you all!

Marica


Goals and why’s

In the end of 2016 me and my husband made our vision board, we sat down with a couple of bags with magazines and started to cut out pictures and texts from those that we want in our life. We ended up with lots of boat related pics, white sandy beaches,  palm trees and a lot of online entrepreneurship materials too. 

Now we are about to put our will to the test by ending our rental agreement on our apartment and go and live on our boat over the summer. This makes my comfort zone shiver a bit I can promise you that. 

One thing I’ve learned, is to trust the movement and taking action when the heart tells you to. Up till now I have never been 100% wrong, I have made mistakes and things haven’t turned out quite as planned but hey, I’m here and alive!

We have plans to move the boat down south to Gothenburg or nearby before the winter season and we trust in the universe to provide us with a furnished property to rent down there next winter. (if you’re in sweden and know someone who owns a summer house that is empty in low season, let me know) 

What is the next step then? 

We are heading south, and have decided to take the European water ways through Germany and down to France where we enter the Mediterranean sea. Until a few days ago we where certain about going the outside route in the Atlantic Ocean but we have both felt like we would miss out on a lot of great places in Europe by doing so. 

In some ways it feels like we now have released the ball in a down hill, no turning back. But I know that the past and the now hasn’t given us what we expected in life so it’s worth the change to bring some new horizons to the scene and the chances are good we might be happy and more vivid. 

Why are we doing this? 

As I see it, there is no other way for us to be together as a family, don’t get me wrong, but in the “normal” way we don’t fit in. We have come to conclusions that is so far from the “normal” in so many ways that we just can’t live life the way that is expected of us. 

For example we do not vaccinate our child, we do not eat food that contains more than one ingredient each, we do not give our child gluten or diary products and when we get sick we usually turn to some alternative way to heal ourselves. Oh, and did I mention that we canceled our prenumeration on TV channels six years ago and that I do not read mainstream media or listen to news at the radio. 

I don’t think we are unique in the world, we are just strangers in our own community

Sweden may have been a role model for the “good country” in the 90’s but today we are left behind in many areas. The school system seems to be way past rescue, with too many kids in each class, pupils with no respect for thir teachers and grades that seem to get lower for every year. And the health care, it is world class when it comes to emergency treatment and surgery but if you have some other disorder it’s focused on medical treatment and drugs. The quote “my food is my medicine” are forgotten or ignored, we still feed our cancer patients with sugary foods at the hospitals and tell them to eat sugar during chemotherapy, despite reported evidence that sugar feeds the cancer. (!?)  

I know I can be considered as a grumpy and bitter person writing this, but I’ve seen, read and experienced too much of those above to withstand more of it or to risk my son or any of us to get into it deeper. 

 So we’ll leave, hopefully for good. No flight, simply a movement in to the new and hopefully better. 

Sincerely yours, 

not bitter at all… 

Marica