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. ♥
All righty, then! Finally! I can say “done” on the very first thing here on keyoflife.se! Yeah, I do feel great about that, because let me tell you; nothing’s been easy with this. There’s the whole issue of language, since I am a swedish native, but speak english as well. That issue in itself took forever to decide on. And then it’s been the rest.
Now, nothing stands in the way between me and my creativity. Well, there’s that thing with finances, of course – some of the things I want to do need money. That’s when, where and why I hope that you’ll buy some of my stuff, and perhaps even support me without anything in return (yet!).
I think that the first thing(s) I’m going to do, is to add into the e-book section. I have quite a few e-books that wants to be written, or perhaps changed (the ones that are already written), and there’s a course in photography (seeing and creating before even clicking to expose) I’ve wanted to write in bookform for a very long time.
Aside from geekiness about photography, I intend to get some photography done. The project “Crippled love” needs attending, and I’ll be seeing one model early this summer for a photo shoot. This project needs to expand, however, so I will start looking for various models at some point.
Since I’m doing this as a hobby rather than a business, it remains to be seen just how quickly I get things done. I refuse to live with stress, so nothing will be done under such. This will be a peaceful, stressfree outlet for my creativity. I hope you’ll enjoy it as I do. 🙂
I absolutely love building stuff. And by stuff, I don’t mean stuff that needs building, like a chair or a table or so. No, I love building websites. This is no exception.
And just for once, I am taking my time. It doesn’t have to be done yesterday. It’s enough if it gets done when I’m done – even if it’d take a month.
Because you know what?
I’ve learned that it’s the small shifts in direction that brings the change. And consistent change is what I’m looking for. Not only me being creative, even if that is what I intend to get me where I want to be.
So, I’m allowing myself the time to get it right. To be pleased. To have fun while doing it. To create a platform on which I’ll put all my creativity to test.
It is going to work the way I want it to?
I haven’t the foggiest – yet. But I’ll find out sooner or later.
What I like, so far, aside the way this site looks (because I am very pleased with that) is that I’ve managed to make some decisions. Like; should I do this in swedish or english, or perhaps both? I tried a few options, and landed in what it is now. Most is in english, to let as many people as possible understand. Some information (lectures) is in swedish, because that’s where I live, and that’s where I’ll be doing my talks – which, by the way, are very important.
I haven’t managed to gather myself to this level for many, many years. I can’t tell you how happy I am to see that am whole and stable enough to do that. Bipolar disorder has a tendency of getting in the way of focus and ambition sometimes.
Now, I just want to be done with the site itself, so I can get started on the actual creative stuff I got planned. There are so many things I am going to do. E-books. Photography stuff. Projects involving dogs. And more!
Please, help me along – buy me a cup of tea! 🙂
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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