It’s all coming together – surprisingly, momentarily

Space for me to be me, settling on the mountain and Bosnia, and rewilding the family. Check, check, check. To be honest I am surprised. I’ve reached a lot of my objectives for this year. I’ve been writing. This blog. Another blog and some articles in Finnish. My journal. I’ve also bought some thought provoking,…

Off the well worn path

When do you need to change something? And how to know what needs changing? Be it hormonal or the fault of the cold and wet weather of the late spring and early summer, up until a few days ago I was feeling rather discontent here on our Mount Rewild. I have little patience in anyone’s…

Seriously, I need a walk

A promise I made myself at the beginning of the year: More time for me. I tend to take the time in the form of dog walking and working. Work means writing, blogging, developing a few new ideas, making plans regarding the guesthouse, and the overall chores related to the guesthouse, of course. All my…

Your people, your tribe

In your everyday life, how often do you realise the value of friends? The topic isn’t sexy, I know. And when life’s full of kids, work, dinner cookings, and car repairs friends aren’t always at the top of the list. But really, the fact that it can be so, is part of the beauty of…

A year of acceptance

It’s amazing we’re here, at the end of the year of dramatic changes, sudden losses, and adapting to a whole new life. It’s been a year of learning to accept. I’ve been quiet for many months now, my apologies. In September I fell sick with a bad case of common cold that took its toll…

Making sense

You know how things that first appear complicated turn out easy, almost self-evident once you get the hang of them? Like kids learning the necessities. Walking, talking, jumping, climbing. Most of us learn to master those skills at some point, and have no trouble with them for the best part of our lives. And you…

Sync and zen

I was doing the dishes (yes, hand washing, no dish washer in this house) this morning, when the ‘you’ve got mail’ ring went off. I’m subscribing to Zenhabits, and their newsletter just popped in my inbox. Checking the first lines, I had to put the dishes aside (still waiting) and read it all. Then continue…

Finding my tribe and letting go

Weeks ago, in July, I wrote the following in my notebook: Let go of the ‘normal’ world Let go of your own expectations Let go of what (you think) is expected Let go of old ideals Let go of plans and the idea that plans need to be made Though the blog is about the…

Road trip thoughts

A few days ago we drove from Sarajevo to Ljubljana and back. Some 550 kilometers oneway, that takes far more time than the distance indicates. The highway is short in Bosnia, most of the journey is driven on ordinary roads that roll by villages and small towns. Our Defender rumbled between the lorries and the…

On the mountain we shall be

Firstly, sorry for the long silence. There is a reason: I asked in the latest post “What if what’s being thrown at me now, is really me?” As you may notice, the title of the blog has slightly changed. Initially this was meant to be about life in Ljubljana, Slovenia, but as it turns out,…