I gather inspiration from a variety of things; here are some of them

READING GOOD TEXTS

I appreciate texts with emotions and good descriptions than can make me laugh, cry, learn history, and inspire me to see the world. It doesn't necessarily have to be a book (I'm not a big fan of reading big ass books lol). It can be a poem, a novel, a blog post, a quote etc.

TRAVELING AND SEEING NEW CULTURES

The world itself is one great source of inspiration! I believe that traveling feeds and nourishes one's soul, and I find the most inspiration in observing people and the world around me - whether I'm visiting new towns, cities, or countries, there is always something to learn.



GOODNESS
Child and animal adoption, people who donate to charity, work with the elderly etc. Or just a simple smile from a stranger inspires me, and reminds me how simple acts of kindness can be.

AMBITION

If there’s one thing I can’t get enough of, it’s ambition. When I read about people who are overflowing with ambition, it gets me excited and inspired. Especially those who have achieved a lot and continue to push for more out of choice. It keeps me going even when I don’t feel like continuing when having a bad day.

MY HUBBY & SISSY’S

They've taught me so much, and given me so much strength and joy throughout the years. They give more than they ever expect to receive, and light the way for others. They are my biggest supporters, the inspiration behind all that I do and the source of all that is good in my life!

MY FRIENDS

Each one of them. Friends who are married, friends who have completed their studies, friends enjoying their lives and doing what they're passionate about... Friends who do things - in general, haha. I see you 👀

MY SON

He's my precious gift who has made my life so beautiful and colorful. Seeing the beauty in him has helped me see the beauty in others. He's made such a huge impact on my life, and I wouldn't be the person I am today without him. I know that he will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself, and for that I am forever grateful.



And last but not least, I want to experience my dreams and goals to the fullest. There are a ton of things I want to experience with my little family, and I’m going to experience them all. As much as possible. That right there is what keeps me inspired, energetic, motivated and driven to keep going.

What are the things that keep you inspired everyday?

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Before you read this, know that it has nothing to do with a country, but with injustice. I want to share stories of injustice from every country I’ve been to - India, Dubai, Turkey, Syria, Spain... You name it. Injustice is a problem in the whole world, and stories of injustice are heart breaking. We as people, need to get better. I know that you have heard it all before, but I want you to listen to one of our many stories of injustice in India. To come from a country like Norway is more of a privilege than any of us will ever appreciate. It’s easy to write it, it’s easy to read about it, but it’s impossible to truly understand.

My family and I witnessed babies, children, elderly, men and women, sleeping on the side of the street on a regular - often ten yards away from one of the most expensive homes in town. Tiny, underfed children and hopeless adults with the look of dread in their eyes that at some point in the past realized he/she would never be the lucky slum dog millionaire, and would have to spend his/hers entire life begging for scraps. One such incident of injustice was witnessed in Mumbai. A boy no more than the age of four, probably as young as three, sat next to his mom on the street, who was sick and looked exhausted. They were sitting in the middle of the sidewalk, and we could watch them from our cozy seats in a nearby restaurant.



We bought water and some food from the restaurant, and gave it to the mother. The little boy stole our hearts with his big, beautiful smile. As time passed by, a delivery guy came by to deliver water to the restaurant. He must have entered and exited the restaurant four or five times at this point. While he was exiting the restaurant yet again, he saw the little boy playing with things he found on the ground and with an empty box, next to the delivery guy’s moped. He shouted at the boy, furiously kicked him, spat on him and threatened him. A little innocent, malnourished, homeless child, whose mother seemed to be so exhausted that she couldn't get on her feed to protect her son. Heartbreaking, right?

My fiancé was furious, he ran out and confronted the delivery guy. And shouted in a firm manner that if he ever touched the kid again he would be in big trouble. But that’s not really the point here. The street was crowded, there were security guards everywhere, and at least 40 individuals within viewing distance. But no one cared for the little child made of skin and bones, in a dirty t-shirt filled with holes. No underwear and no shoes. This helpless little boy was left to defend himself against a man. A man at least 20 years of age, and in comparison to him - a giant. A cold, heartless and ruthless monster.



I don't know what more to say. I am sitting here with tears while writing this. The world is never going to be perfect nor fair. Neither will human beings. But we are all we got. We have each other and we should have each others backs. We are all different, but we still have hope, love, and dreams about a better world. So I ask you, me, and everybody - where is the humanity? Where is the love for one another? We may live separate lives, but we are all from the same place. We all share this earth, and we were made to help each other. We are not all monsters, I'm sure that majority of the people reading this are compassionate and loving, so please - don't change. Only through prosperity, love, compassion and respect, humanity can move forward and achieve unimaginable things.

Take care of each other ♡​

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Hello,

Thanks for stopping by! Soo... Where do I start?

I’m Lina, a 22 year old mother and an eSports wifey. I am originally from Iraq, but born and raised in Norway.

I’m the type of girl who busts out laughing randomly at things you won’t find nearly as hilarious as I do. In other words, I’m very goofy and almost as childish at my 2-year-old bundle of joy. I’m also incredibly (!) spontaneous and adventurous, and not the type of person who wants to settle for an average life. I want to feel alive, fill my life with experiences and have stories to tell. I have always desired something other than what some may call a «typical» or «comfortable» lifestyle. It’s a big, crazy, beautiful and endlessly fascinating world out there. A world I want to see and explore - with my little family.

As long as you’re not hurting others, your life is yours to live any way you please! Be bold and do the things you dream about doing!

Speaking of not being average… I work as a model, I don’t really consider it as a profession here in Norway, but the goal is to make a name for myself internationally. The amount of magic that has happened in my life since I became a model is mind blowing. I followed my heart and signed a contract with a Model Agency in Norway in November 2016. Two months later I got a huge offer from India! In April 2017 I decided to just «go for it» and went to one of the world’s largest and most populated countries. Spontaneous, right?

My family and I lived in both New Delhi and Mumbai, and had the time of our lives! I’m so proud of myself for seizing this once in a lifetime opportunity, and even more proud of my boys who has been my biggest supporters along the way! Would you like me to make a post and tell you all about our trip?


I am proud of many things in life, but nothing beats being a mother! Motherhood is the most intense personal growth path I’ve ever walked, I’m learning and growing every second of the day. It’s humbling, hilarious, messy and the most precious thing in the world. Being a mother takes dedication, and obviously my son is my number one priority. I’d do anything for him, and I want him to grow up knowing that I’ll always put him first - not just with my words, but my actions too. Now, putting him first doesn’t mean that I have to forget about myself, my career and relationship with my man. Children need a happy mother, a happy father, and parents who love each other. And of course someone to look up to and learn from! As a woman who has always been ambitious and career-driven, I didn’t see why all my dreams had to disappear as soon as I became a mother. You can be a good mother and still follow your dreams. In fact, when you follow a dream you set an example of goal-setting and hard work for your children.

I am going to teach my son by example what a dream feels like inside, and how he can work to make his dream a reality.


I really appreciate you stopping by, and would love to hear from you with any comments, suggestions etc. I’ll be tracking my progress from mother to model, share tips, thoughts, photos, reviews and recommendations along the way. Thank you, and happy reading!

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Let me be honest: I have no idea what I’m doing.

To start a blog on my own has been on my mind for A LONG TIME. When I say a long time, I honestly mean it. It’s been one of those things that I’ve always said «I’m not good/creative enough to uphold something like that». But now I have FINALLY done it. Well, I’ve actually had several blogs earlier, but that was when I was a teenager. Do I need to say more?

There are a few reasons as to why this blog now has become a thing. To begin with, I, myself, has always enjoyed writing - in both Norwegian and English. As I am writing this right now my head is a bit noisy about starting to write in English though. What if I make terrible sentences? What if my vocabulary is too small? What if I can’t express myself the way I want? What if… what if…?

Yes, what if I don’t try… then I’ll never know.

So I did start.

Isn’t that what matters? To challenge yourself? To step out of your comfort zone? To do what excites you. To feel alive. To learn. To grow. To be happy. To do something new.

I don't have any «blogging goals», but I have a long list of «life goals» I'd like to achieve. One of them has always been and always will be to inspire and encourage others to follow their dreams, and when they can't, I wish to be the one that helps them get there. I would like my blog to be different than other blogs. I want it to be personal, honest and inspirational, but you’ll have to be patient with me as I struggle with the first few (possibly MANY) posts. I'm sure some of you are wondering why I don't write in my own language. To be honest, it's because I want to expand my vocabulary and improve my grammar. And of course I want everyone to be able to read my blog. Though I fear some things might be misunderstood or lost in context/translation (since English is not my first language), I am super excited to start this journey!

I hope you liked what you read, and that it makes you want to come back for more. There will be improvements in this site along the way, but I’m open to any feedback in the meantime. Your support means the world!

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