Bucket list of dreams

Do you have dreams? Of course you do. Who doesn’t? Some dream big, some dream small, but we all have dreams to some extent. It makes us human and it’s beautiful.

I have noticed a theme in my dreams, they all have to do with freedom, creativity and nature somehow.

I have a bucket list of dreams. Some of them I will realise, and some I won’t be able to realise. I am after all soon 45 years old and many of these dreams are often easier fulfilled when you are about twenty years younger. By that I don’t mean that age should stop you from following your dreams. It’s just the fact that youth makes things easier.

But these unfulfilled dreams will give me something to fantasise about. Something to feed my daydreams! And big dreams can be made smaller and manageable, so you still get the experience in some way.

My bucket list of big and small dreams:

  • Make a living through writing or photographing (would love a combo!) in any form. I think though the writing part is where I have the better chance to succeed with this dream in terms of skills.
  • To live in a house in the archipelago or near nature and water.
  • To have my own cat/s/
  • Travel the world – my top places to see at least once are Iceland, Australia, Canada and Alaska. All very nature-based wishes.
  • To spend a longer period of time in another country and culture. For work or a very long holiday. I think you learn a lot about life, the world, and yourself, by doing that.
  • Be more creative – learn a lot of crafts just for fun. Things like silver forging, ceramics, knitting, develop my photography and writing Etc.
  • Write a book
  • To have my own photo and writing studio.
  • To stay in good health. Everything starts with a good health. I will do everything I possibly can to keep a good health as long as possible. And I hope luck helps me stay away from illness I can’t influence.
  • Surround myself with my wonderful friends and family as much as I can. They mean the world to me.

I of course have many more dreams and things I want to do. But this is a start…

Would you like to share some of your dreams in the comments? I sure would love to read them.

My archipelago dream. (Mobile photos from boat trip to Möja 2011).



Keeping it up


I have given myself a tough updating schedule in this blog with two entries every weekday. I do it because I love wrting for the blog, but also to keep a regular frequent update. I have had this blog now for a couple of months and I realise it is really hard to keep up with this schedule with interesting content twice everyday when you combine this with a busy full time job.

Since I work all day I have to write the entries in the evening before they are published and schedule them to be automatically published 8 am and 3 pm the day after. I also need to have something to write about and when your days consist of work and not much else it is not always easy to find interesting subjects to blog about even though I try.

And at times, as you have noticed, I can’t manage to keep the schedule going. When work gets too busy, like today. But I always make an effort to publish at least one entry per day.

The blog is still new. I am learning as I go how to keep it updated and with what. I am still not getting a lot of views even though it is increasing slowly but steadily so I don’t know how much people really care about my publishing schedule at this point – haha. But I am serious about the blog. It means a lot to me so I am determined to keep doing what I do and develop the blog little by little.

I used to blog before, about ten years ago, for over five years but then life caught me. I had too much to do, too much to focus on in life besides the blog so I stopped updating.This blog is a new beginning and I am so happy I started it. I am having lots of fun with it.

I have some texts left from the old blog that mean a lot to me – especially the texts I wrote when my father died. I am thinking of publishing them here too so that they don’t get lost in cyberspace. Would you want to read these old entries? Back then I was so ambitious to write every entry in both Swedish and English so I thought I would put them up on English Tuesdays and Thursdays in their bilingual form so that you who don’t read my Swedish entries won’t miss them on the other days.

If you don’t want to read up to ten-year-old texts, let me know and I won’t put them up here publicly. I would also like to hear what you want to read about? 🙂 More of my creative journey – the main theme of this blog? More everyday life? Just random thoughts on things? What?

I will be back with two entries again on Thursday!