Pushing children | Day 157 of my 2023 Journal

I find it hilarious how adults obsess about drawing lines for children, making rules, and setting “boundaries” so that they understand = obey.
Except for their own. When children say no! I don’t want to. It does not feel right. This is not for me. Then the adults push and pull and rule and govern and guide until they drop, and after that, often they discuss their “success” with other adults.
A crazy contrast between the respect they expect from children and the respect they do not offer and vice …

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Life witnesses and sailing through the city | Day 155 of my 2023 Journal

Copenhagen is a city by the water. We sailed the canals together with my soul-friend Tamiko and her partner on a big raft. Spending a day on the water with friends in the sunshine is such a luxury. We sailed all afternoon, had meaningful conversations, feet in the water. Storm read “The old man and the Sea” on the raft, and it was perfect.

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Shakespeare and Nostalgia | Day 153 of my 2023 Journal

A friend of mine told me about a Shakespeare open-air play in one of the central parks - The Tempest, a play I had never heard about. It was funny, moving, relevant, brutal, existential, full of insanity and love (Shakespeares' favorite mix), tragedy and comedy, ribbing out the innermost vulnerable elements of human life and bending it in neon.

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The New Copenhagen | Day 151 of my 2023 Journal

If I were ever to move back to my hometown, I would not choose the new areas. I would stick to be me. And hope to find some of the wild lives, some of the extreme kind of thinking, and some of the raw and untamed non-matrix lives I have always loved in my city.

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Beautiful Copenhagen and our alternative life | Day 149 of my 2023 Journal

When we let go of the ideas of how “it is supposed to be,” we are left in a peaceful place. When we learn to live with less, happy if we have “it all,” and happy if we have “some,” then life is so much easier. We are happy and so ready for this special event. A week in our favorite city - the one we come from. Beautiful Copenhagen.

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The journaling challenge | Day 148 of my 2023 Journal

When I started this challenge 148 days ago, I planned to share a photo daily, along with a snippet of text related to the day before—a simple travel-journal challenge. I have loved doing it. It has grown a lot. I try to ignore the attention from social media. Well, I do not ignore the people talking to me, obviously, but I try to avoid being hungry for it. It can be hard, likes can be addictive.

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Gaming | Day 147 of my 2023 Journal

Wuau, it has been a roller coaster! Gaming might be the most potent example of the importance of Deschooling in my entire journey as an unschooling mom. Wuau it is complicated. What are we afraid of? Today I will try it myself and see what happens. I might have some fun!

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Moments | Day 146 of my 2023 Journal

Not all days sport Rocking things to Rant about or big themes to play Wise with Wisdom around. Some days are silent resonance boxes. So much love. So many decisions. So much to do. All the moments. All of the long lines. The responsibility.

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Dinner at Åmarksgård | Day 144 of my 2023 Journal

To share a meal with loved ones is a beautiful thing. We have sat down many times around this table and are grateful to have these wonderful friends in our life. Always the perfect balance between learning, growing, enjoying, and simply being.

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The me-time concept | Day 143 of my 2023 Journal

When my kids were small, and I realized the craziness of mainstream (even state-supported) advice for families, me-time was a huge thing. Young parents were told they needed time to themselves, alone or together as a couple. It is one of the returning questions: Don't we need time alone? You know what? (Warning rant coming) ...

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Nomad logistics | Day 142 of my 2023 Journal

My husband and Storm had to fly to Barcelona to see the dentist. Early morning flight, a quick vegan, gluten-free pizza from Flax and Kale, a friend drove by with a blender and gave a good hug, then the dentist, more street food, and a taxi to the airport landing in Copenhagen just after midnight.

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Overnight oats with Ebbe | Day 141 of my 2023 Journal

Over the years I have learned to know my value. I have gained energy and focus. I am less chaotic. This is a great advantage of a nomadic lifestyle: Things come into perspective when we return to the same places, like mirrors showing us our progress or our detours.

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