I’m happy sharing came to me as an idea when I began to feel that my world became fragmented and that I therefore sub optimized my strength and energy. My attention span was short.
In 2009 a book I’d written was published by a major publishing company. The book was called Växla ner, “Downshifting”, which was – tada! – about downshifting and how to be able to live better on less. It was close to my philosophy of life.
The book was translated also into Danish and Norwegian, so on the surface it was a success. However, I still felt that it wasn’t linked to the rest of my life – oddly, since it was a book about me!
The snag was that the book was an idea that originated from the publisher that I tried to adapt myself to. And so it has been a big part of my life – I have adjusted myself. I am a trained biologist and environmental journalist, but has not worked with that – I have adapted to the prevailing labour market. I have a passion for health, transition and organic food, but have always adapted myself after what the family wanted and what existed in the grocery shops.
So my energy was lost … At least almost.
Thanks to conversations with my friends, I realized that I still had something good going on. It was not about shifting down, but switching on. To truly live better on less, to live together and to share. Sharing information, sharing of goods, sharing services, sharing the work. It is our common world.
Since I have always read a lot and work a lot with business intelligence, I thought that it is something I can do: I can share my reading list. But more than that, I can sniff out the coolest things happening and be a guide and connector between you and some really interesting, mind-boggling, and inventive things that are happening out there.
So therefore i’m happy sharing.