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Looking for a full-time job/Klar som et egg for nye jobbutfordringer

Are you looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking employee? One who would be a major resource for your company? My resume/CV can be seen on LinkedIn, provided you are a LinkedIn member. I would love to hear from you.

For serious job offers, please contact me at: carla.olsnes@gmail.com.

P.S. Snakker flytende norsk – bodd i Norge i 19 år og har permanent arbeids – og bostedstillatelse.

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My feelings lately

I have had the time of my life for the past 4 months and my feelings are summed up brilliantly by these posters.

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Finally met him!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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See you next time!

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In love…

… with “the One”! 😍

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Soul-touching song

My apologies for not writing lately. I started the new year on shaky grounds and I am trying to bear the effects as best as I can. When one door closes, another one is about to open. Having faith that sooner or later I will land on more solid ground.

Anyways, a friend suggested that I listen to this song by Hanne Leland and I was blown away. What a voice!! The song emanates and mirrors both the nightmare I went through the summer of 2013 and my state of mind since the summer of 2014. I am stronger than I have ever been, both mentally and physically. My soul is in balance, my heart is joyful, my life is rich and relaxed. This is bliss!

Enjoy the video!

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Selfish, altruistic, both or something in-between ?

Lately, I have been pondering on what makes us selfish or altruistic. I would assume most of us are both; it makes sense, as one could never always be selfish or altruistic.

Yours truly has been on a roller coaster ever since last summer’s nightmare of a break-up. Until Jan. this year, I was both, as I should have been. In Jan., after starting working for THE BEST company in Norway (the subject in a future post), I have been going back to my old self, i.e., being altruistic. Don’t get me wrong, I like to take care of myself. I just happen to have a genuine care about the people that are around me now. Making someone smile, laugh or going out of my way to help them is very much ingrained in me and it makes my day to know that I have made their day brighter or better. Of course, certain individuals will always misunderstand my goodwill. I hope they see my constancy in showing them my goodwill and accept it. You know who you are. By the way, it is free of charge!

So does that leave hope for those that are selfish to the core? I am not talking about psychopaths/sociopaths (no hope for them). I am sure you have met people that only talk about themselves without asking a simple question about yourself. What do we do with such people? Besides volunteering that info, is confronting them with the fact the way to go? Maybe they are unaware that they are so focused on themselves. Worth a try. Not saying it will fix the issue but hang in there. Where I come from it is downright rude not to inquire about the other person. Take it or leave it!

Moving on to being selfish in a relationship. Been there, felt that! When you live together with a selfish person, you can only survive if you are yourself selfish. That is what keeps a lot of marriages/partnerships alive. I see it every day. The constant need to satisfy one’s needs and wishes has become paramount in our society. After living with one such selfish specimen, I have become allergic to the whole attribute not to mention been on my guard, so that it never happens again.

Case in point, I recently was acquainted with what is possibly THE most selfish person I have ever met. It took me less than 2 weeks to discover the person’s true nature and plans for the future (No, seriously, you really thought I would BE a part of your future?). Yes, there will always be people out there waiting to suck out all your goodness and take advantage of your altruism. I will not let myself be duped by anybody. (In case you are wondering, I got rid of that individual in no time)

Being both is the way to be? Hard to find just the right balance. I know I am working towards that goal. To know when to be selfish and when to be altruistic is not always easy but doable.

Being in-between? Is there such a thing, and what word would describe that attribute?

Message home: In life, one should strive to find the right balance between being good to oneself and to others.

Good luck!

 

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Thoughts on a rainy day in Bergen

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MY own personal thoughts

summed up in one picture. I cannot stress enough the complicate part.

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Inspiring words

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