In 2000 I decided to “sacrifice” my carrer as a senior travel consultant in Norway to become a full time expat looking for greener pastures on the Arabian Penninsula with my husband.
My expat portfolio also includes six teenage years in Bahrain many moons ago and two years in Southport, Connecticut, USA 1988-90.
In February 2016 I moved back to my native Norway after 13 years in my fabled land of Arabia – the amazing Emirate of Dubai, preceeded by two years in the oh so different Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Ahh, the crisp, fresh air of spring and the changing seasons in Norway – priceless. The wet and windy weather – not so much!
It’s nice to be back with friends and family, especially my two beautiful grandchildren, Emil and Malene. I’m also greatful for the little things we take for granted; like cold and clean water flowing from the fauset… But there’s no denying that moving from a metropolis to my roots in a rural village on the west coast of Norway has been a big transition, and I would be lying if I said I didn’t miss my fabled land of Arabia, but I’m sure we’ll meet again soon.
Travelling or just the idea of travelling, be it by reading a good book or an article fascinates me – especially the concept of luxury travel and wellbeing.
Wellbeing for me is finding bliss in my everyday by nourishing mind, body and soul with mindfulness and meditation, organic and toxic free skin-care products and eating good quality foods, preferable organic. But I also believe in a balanced life – and for that we have grapes and bubbles!
“I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not” – Coco Chanel
I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival. ~ Audre Lorde