I actually do have a fairly clear idea of what I want my future to look like. I know myself well enough to know what I enjoy doing, what I’m particularily good at, and what I’d like to do with myself to thrive. It’s all about being authentic and true to oneself.
For many reasons, I have a very deep need to live very close to nature. One of them being; I’m not particularily fond of living close to other people. I have strong opinions about townlife, and by extension, how the west world choose to live. To me, it is highly unnatural and it does freak me out quite a bit.
I would also like being close to nature so I can act on my spiritual needs in a way I just can’t do when living in town. There are many things to discuss on this matter, but that’ll have to be a blog post all on its own. 🙂
Thirdly; I have a very clear view of what I want to do with my life. This website is proof of the things I am good at and the things I want to do. I want to work with photography and writing, in extension, layout, but also with dogs. And I don’t take this lightly – I really do want to work with dogs.
Which leads me to this post.
I’ve been thinking to and fro on exactly how I want to work with dogs. For a very long time, I’ve been thinking that I’d like to work with helping people find in themselves what they need to create the relationship they want with their dogs, to see their own part in their dogs behaviour, et cetera.
But I think I have decided on a completely different direction, actually. The idea is something that’s been brewing in my head for quite a long time, and I think (I THINK!!!) I’ve decided to move forward with this specifically.
I want to open a doggy daycare for XL breeds only. By XL breeds, I mean from German shepherd and up in size. I’d love to take care of some mastiffs.
But to do that, I need to live differently than I do now (apartment). I want my house out in the forest with a large, fenced area and a separate building to keep my doggy daycare business. But before I get there, I’ll need to educate myself a bit. There are a few workshops and courses I’d like to take – and one that’s necessary to legally open a dog daycare in Sweden.
A doggy daycare combined with photography, writing, blogging and layout, and lecturing on life with bipolar disorder – that’s what I’d really enjoy doing.
That, folks, is why I have this website. That’s my end game. That’s where I want to go.
I hope you’re willing to follow me, and perhaps even support me on my journey. ♥
So, I’ve entered my first collaboration! 🙂 How about that, hmm? I think it’s awesome, and I look forward working with Will Atherton who runs the Fenrir Canine Show (among others) on Youtube. He’s a dog behaviourist working with educating people in how to raise dogs to be, as he says, “the perfect canine companion”, but also in being strong, balanced, consistent leaders for their dogs.
In general, although I may not use the same terms as Will Atherton, we are pretty much on the same page. What differs is that he actually do this for a living, where I don’t (for many reasons). He’s also in Britain, so I won’t work with any dogs personally. But with such huge plans for the future as he has, I can still be a helping hand.
And since dogs, their behaviour, the very interesting issue of leadership where dogs are concerned, I’m happy to work with Will and the Fenrir Canine Show.
I am at my best when working with others, so I’m thrilled to do this, actually. And isn’t it amazing being able to do that despite the fact we’re in different countries. Covid-19 – you got nothing on this, because I am not working in an office.
Working from a distance really does rock, I must say. 😀
So, now I want to move forward and find other things to do, new people to work with, to fill my life with what’s important and meaningful to me. These are all parts of me being authentic and staying true to myself, and to me, there’s nothing more important than that.
Other than that; I’m currently working very hard on surviving the heat wave that’s been torturing Sweden for the last couple of weeks. I don’t handle heat very well; I get slow, I can’t think properly, my body slows down to survival mode, and it’s extremely tiresome. But hopefully, my body and mind will speed up soon, and then there’ll be some action again. 🙂
Key of Life
staying true to oneself
So. I’m back. I’ve been away from creating stuff on a regular basis for a very, very long time. But years of dealing with my bipolar disorder have made me bored and restless, so it’s time I do what I’m best at.
I’ll do it differently this time, though. Last time, I tried to do what other people wanted, and that doesn’t work for me at all.
I’m at my very best when I create things that for one reason or the other is important to me. That’s what I intend to do here, and I hope you’ll like it.
Since I am retired from work due to my bipolar disorder, I have very limited resources to actually do everything I want to do. Please consider supporting me once in a while, or perhaps on a regular basis, so I can keep doing all the stuff I love doing.
As for staying true to oneself; that is a quiet reminder to myself that I can’t be anyone else but me. I tried for so many years to be someone else, but I can’t. I am who I am, and I am not appologizing for it. Not anymore.
Key of Life is just getting started, so changes will happen, material and content will be added and removed. Fear not; this will be awesome in the end. ♥
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