Today is a milestone day! My mother would have turned 95 today. To recognize this special day, Alex and I drove from Fort Worth to Kingfisher, OK where she is buried in the Carlberg family plot in the Kingfisher Cemetery. Her paternal grandfather and grandmother were immigrants from Sweden. Through genetic testing, I’ve just learned that my great grandfather J.A came to the States from Dalsland, Bohuslän & Norra Västergötland from Southern Sweden. His wife Mary was from Trollhättan & Vänersborg in Central Southern Sweden. My mother is the only grandchild buried in their family plot. For five years I’ve been planning to surprise Alex with his first driving lesson in this Carlberg ancestor cemetery! Andrew had his first driving lesson in the Hope family ancestor cemetery in Chattanooga TN , so I figured Alex could have his first driving lesson in a family cemetery too. And we did it! Perfect clear blue sky day. We had the entire cemetery to ourselves. I couldn’t help but feel my mother and the Carlbergs smiling down from heaven. Life is a journey. The ride may be bumpy and full of surprises, but we keep smiling and driving forward. Just the way our Swedish immigrant ancestors did. Happy 95th Birthday to mom in heaven! We send our love to heaven. We feel your loving spirit is with us. Look at Alex! You can see it in his face! ❤️💕🙏😇🎉🎊❤️💕😍🙏 #milestones#birthdayinheaven#ancestors#family#mother#lifeisajourney#enjoythelife#enjoytheride
Hey you, yes you.... this is a gentle reminder that you are a badass, and beautifully human for getting up, showing up and facing whatever demons that are trying to destroy you
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Just enjoying the ride 🚗💨💯 Must juttuja Havannassa on tietty nämä autoajelut. Kuskin kielitaidosta hieman riippuen, saattaa parin tunnin ajelusta saada tosi paljon irti. Ja vaikka aina ei ihan kaikkea kerrottua ymmärtäisikään, niin tää on silti super hauskaa! #havana#cuba#smile#keepsmiling#enjoytheride
I achieved the freaking impossible ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I knew my life would never be the same again the moment I stepped foot in Australia 4 years ago ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I didn’t however know it would change to the extent that it did
I got home and realised I had totally changed as a person and was no longer suitable for the lifestyle I had previously been living before I left. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
After everything I had experienced in 2 whole years in Australia, I knew I would have to find a way to travel more frequently or at least just move to another country now and again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I saw all this hype about “laptop lifestyle” and had met a few people who were calling themselves “digital nomads”.
What on earth was this? I never saw that as an option when I was in school, so how do I do it? It mustn't be available to me because my school didn’t have it as an option to study, and they pretty much encouraged us to enter the corporate world.
Well, 1 year & 8 months later, I am writing this from my villa in Bali and also filmed this in Vietnam.
I’ve been travelling full time, with my laptop, for coming up to 1 whole year!
It’s not been an easy ride, far from it in fact. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But what we’re not taught in schools is that there is in fact a different way of life available to all of us.
It requires hard work, consistency and the WANT for something a little extra special. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #onlinebusiness#digitalnomad#educationsystem#consistency#laptoplifestyle#laptopliving#traveljunkie#traveltheworld #growthmindset#enjoytheride#keepitreal#selfgrowth#highvibelife#manifestation#manifestyourdreams
let people judge you. let them misunderstand you. let them gossip about you. what they think of you isn’t your problem. their opinions do not pay your bills. so you stay kind, committed to love, and free in your authenticity, and no matter what they do or say.. never doubt your worth or the beauty of your truth. you keep on shining and let the haters hate. 🖤
i had a PHENOMENAL lesson today on Remi! she did awesome and we made some super sweet runs 🤩 i’m so excited to start running her!!! she’s felt like a bullet and then right after she’s was back to her laid back self, like always. 💘 im going to start going to more jackpots on the thursday nights in norco and we’ll be progressing from there! 🤪
Lesson XIV: Don’t stress, be honest and meet in the middle!
Somehow Portugal skipped my radar but I corrected the situation in 2018, by booking three trips to the land of vibrant Azulejo tiles, creamy pastel de nata and beautifully haunting Fado music. Passion for exploration is deeply embedded in me and luckily, we share this exact same sequence of our DNA with my cousin, and we decided on a birthday trip to Lisbon. We started with our usual fika (social coffe&cake, my fav Swedish tradition) and made plans on visiting a posh nightclub (wasn’t our kind of fun) but then we joined the best street party by a total coincidence, where strangers became best friends while singing away the night. However, the next days didn’t work out as we thought they would… Rebecca was taking her time while I had my list burning in my hand, eager to tick off all the things I found important to see. I got angry because Reb seemed not to care, while she got annoyed with me for rushing her. Coffee and ice-cream. We need to talk. This is not a break-up. Only some time apart. I love you. I love you too. We need to re-plan. I agree. This conversation was especially hard, we have talked through 1000 nights before and we always have fun together. But we had to realise, something just didn’t click this time and being honest and open about it helped us through this holiday. We went off to see the city separately and met up again in the evening, chattering like magpies. I heard horror stories about people holding grudges only because they forgot how to look for a solution and not adding fuel to the flame. It’s still hard for me sometimes to put my emotions into words but I’m on the course. Where we were on the same page: climbing up on stuff, munching and chilling. Loved the fairy-tale castles of Sintra and the westernmost point of the continent, Cabo da Roca. On my solo walk, I explored the art and history of Lisbon, visited the world’s smallest bookshop and satisfied my hunger with a novelty chimney cake. Today, we had a chat with Rebi and decided it’s time for a sequel, can’t wait! #30yearsyoung#traveldiaries#alwayslearning#enjoytheride#portugal#talk#stressless
An amazingly clear day after all the rain!
Calm and clear and perfect for some ‘laps’. 🏊♂️
Habits are interesting, aren’t they.
Not so long ago I was in the habit of swimming regularly, almost daily.
Now that I’m not I that habit - it was somewhat of a ‘push’ to go for a swim even though the conditions were perfect and I enjoyed it.
What ‘healthy habits’ have you stopped?What habits did you begin to enjoy, yet you still let go of? What can you resume?
Sometimes the things that are good for us are easy to do - but also easy not to do!
❣️GRACIAS VICENTE LOPEZ!!!!!❣️
Hermosa Master Class de @zumba en mi barrio...el lugar adonde nací, me crié y amo!!!!
Gracias @vivamosvl@buenahorashow por hacerlo posible y a todos los instructores que dieron todo para que sea una fiesta!!!!
Gracias colegas y alumnos por venir a hacernos el aguante a pesar del calor!!! Increíble lo que vivimos!❤️
𝐒𝐨𝐧𝐠 🎶: “Whine Up” by @nickyjampr@anuel_2blea
I was gonna set up a cute lil photo shoot with confetti and champagne, but this is about as real as it gets today 😂 gel eye masks, leopard pj’s, and fizz from a champagne glass alllll day 🤪 ROSÈ CHAMPAGNE FIZZ AND MARBLE CAKE PROTEIN ARE LIVE!!!! These items are limited edition, and WILL sell out quick! This is the last call to get your orders in to me! This is where I’ll be posted up all day if you need me💀🙌🏻