Long time since last time
A long time since last time is english translation of a Norwegian saying: Lenge siden sist. It’s something you say to someone after a long time of seeing each other. Here is some words and a lot of pictures:
Hi everyone! First, I wouldI have to mention first that Gustav! Yes, that’s my future son’s name, and he is due at the beginning of February.
A lot has happened during recent months. Winter has arrived in Oslo, and we have bought a new apartment. We also made a trip to Dubai, which I will show with pictures in this post.
Now I am just writing out of pure coincidence and what comes up is to express my gratitude towards Jordan B. Peterson. He is, for me, my digital father figure. Someone I regularly listen to and have been doing for the last 4-5 years. After being influenced by him, my life has gotten significantly better.
My goals are more refined. My consciousness has increased. It takes some effort to be conscious because I don’t find it natural in my personality. It’s something I work on daily. I have noticed that by paying attention and focusing on the task at hand. You get more respect, and you achieve more.
I love to take it easy and procrastinate, and maybe I drink too much wine and overeat. But it’s improving. Even though slowly it’s heading in the right direction. It’s not always paying off to be too hard on yourself. We have a life to live, and we are privileged to choose how to 🙂
Just recently I sold my flat. I beat the market by about 5% and had a good chunk of money from the sale. Most of it went into our new apartment. I don’t want to brag, but I am proud of my achievements.
My road to this has been somewhat long. I saved money for about 5-6 years. It would be best if you had cash and it was only five times the yearly salary you could get in a loan. I was bitter and didn’t want to buy anything for a long time. Then I listened to Jordan B. Peterson and I learned you have to manage and take action. So I did and started saving money. For about five years, I saved around 100.000- NOK. I could afford a flat and slept on an air mattress for two months until I could afford a proper bed.
My point here is that setting a goal and starting saving did, in some sense, save me from not having a plan to achieve. The hardest part is starting and maintaining the discipline to keep saving. In the end, it most likely will pay itself off.
Further on, my son Gustav is still in the tummy of his mummy. Excitement and a somewhat anxious feeling are in me. I will be a dad👨🍼 I am looking forward to not thinking of myself. These days there is so much focus on career and self-fulfillment. I believe that when you realize that you don’t get any happiness for yourself, having a family may be something that brings meaning to you—That’s what has happened to me. I must say that the more I think about having my own family, the more engaged and focused I get.
It gives me motivation. It makes me reflect on my choices and make plans for the future. When I was in my twenties, all of this was boring and something I would never do. I had a chimp brain and just wanted pleasure and hedonistic activities. Looking back, I dont regret it. It gave me something then and there as we say in Norway.
We all carve out our path, and for me it happened around when I got thirty. It was like my brain shifted and told me to grow up.
What is life after all? We come to this earth from our mix of genetics from our parents. They gave us life and now its up to you if you want to pass it on.
I hope it can inspire someone to do the same. Play the game of life as good as you can, and fortune will find you.
And as always I am grateful for the people in my life. Thank you for being there. All love.
I haven’t been posting much lately. Here are some photos which sum up the last 2-3 months: