I would like to list a few things that I have learned so far from living a Viking life. If you are just getting into this lifestyle and -philosophy, this is also a list of mental traits I believe are typical for the modern Norseman and -woman.
In short, it means you’re a bad ass and that you do what you want. It is a good way to live your life and I want every single reader of this blog to be that way. I want you to be unfuckwithable.
I often say that any fool can be a critic, but only a few, rare individuals have the talent and perseverance to become creative artists. Also, I am astonished by the fact that so many people believe that professional artists actually care about what those critics think. Let me tell you a secret: We don’t.
Writing this, the Viking festival season is just over and I already miss it. I will probably go to York and stay there at the Viking festival in February, and until then my Viking crafts projects will keep me busy. But still, those autumn months always feel so long here in Norway …
Have you ever felt like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders? I guess we all get that feeling from time to time. Parents tend to feel that burden more often than others. In general, if you are the kind of person who care about others, you carry more of that weight than those who only care about themselves. I like to think that good people develop stronger shoulders. They have to, because they carry a heavier load.
I’m sure most people know that feeling of losing all hope, that horrible sensation of watching your life fall apart while knowing there is nothing you can do about it. In this blogpost I will tell you how I found a way to turn things around. And it all started with a blanket.
We all want to be strong. Either mentally or physically, strength seems to be a quality we value highly. But what is strength really?
The family father is always the butt of the joke. It’s become a rule in the entertainment industry and we’ve become so used to it that we don’t even notice. But it must stop. The family father should be praised, not mocked.
Peace seems to be something everybody wants. It is one of the most common ways of saying to someone that we want him/her to be well: «Go with peace.» «May peace be with you.» «Peace, my friend.» We’ve all heard those phrases and maybe used them ourselves. And even though I understand it is a very nice thing to say, I am never comfortable when people wish me peace.
Have you ever wanted to quit your job and go on a never ending vacation? Do you like the idea of having no debt and be able to travel whenever you want to? I know, it sounds like some sort of commercial. But the reality is that most people in the Western world are actually able to do just that.