This winter has been family life, work and as much day trips as possible. I have been working night times because I’ve always been a nocturnal personality. In this case I get the full days with my wife and baby. As you can see, sometimes I pass out on the armchair next to my home office and my wife can find me like this from time to time. I really enjoy my work because it’s based on what I’m passionate about, philosophy and media production. I don’t feel tired at all and looking back on how much we’ve done and seen since Florens was born I don’t even think we had that life-tempo before she came to us. With that said, having a family and what you do, how you feel and all that is exactly the way you arrange it, together with your partner. Never listen to those who whine about not having time or struggling through – I mean listen to it, but always seek advice and inspiration from those families who are full of vitality. If Lisa and I never did that we’d never live this way we do. But it’s the common knowledge like you are what you eat and you are with whom you hang out with.
Making sounds together
One aspect that has helped us and been great fun is having family nearby. I looked forward in gathering the four generations of women in the same photo. Florens also has cousins since before and newly born. I think it’s very important to have a good family, open family and reachable. As of now we’re very close and it feels like we just have a great time hanging out, sort of like kids calling each other up “Do you want to get up to something?”.
Keep your curiosity and courage fresh.
We’ve began to practice longbow archery. Why not? After two sessions we seem to have a feeling for it, hitting our orange retirement envelope from 60 meters. Gonna be great later in the spring and summer doing this, on open fields and just sending that arrow somewhere. I think it’s important to learn new skills in the family, to have fun and try out activities. Not in a restless way of just wanting to do more more more – ending up like a hobby-jumping fool who never learns anything. But as a pleasure, for the sake of being in resonance together and syncing in activities and ideas. Also to invest in that. I always think of a seventy year old guitar maker in Spain that I met. He went to Spain, got in touch with a guitar maker when he was sixty, then began learning the skill and lives in Spain. Keep your curiosity and courage fresh.