13 March 2012

Making up my mind



Hello all wonderful readers out there!
I'm back home after a lovely week in Lofoten. I met a lot of nice people, some old friends and some new friends. I've always felt that the school in Norway is my own little secret place. It's this place I went away to for two years and it's always been tricky to explain what kind of life I lived there.
It's this funny little bubble with 100 young people where you laugh until you cry every day and every day feels like one wonderful week of fun because things happen all the time. The environment is of course not for everyone, it can especially be tricky if you're not a very social person. Then you can end up feeling lonely instead of being a part of this big grouphang.
I'm however not very good at small talk. If I meet someone who's the friend or the sibling of someone I know I immediately talk to them as if I've known them for a long time. Sometimes this works out... and sometimes it doesn't. Haha, not everyone appreciates my weird sense of humor.

One amazing thing that happened while I was away last week is that I really has time to clear my head and make a really big decision for the future. When people ask me if I'll dig deeper into photography, illustration or design I've always been like ooh you know...I don't know... I can't make up my mind.
But now I know, I have to give photography a chance. So, as from june (when school is over) I'll pour my heart into trying to get my foot into the freelance world. And lucky for you, you'll just be able to sit back and follow me while I'll fail or succeed... haha.

I've noticed that studying design has only turned me really bitter and all our ecological studies have really made my stomach turn by the thought that I might have to be a part of developing products that help build our garbage piles in the world. But it's not just that, design has never really made me happy. But photography has, for over 10 years! So I'm not gonna throw it away before I at least give it a try.

So I've finally piled it up, a plan for the rest of 2012. Photography will be work. Illustration will be my hobby. Design will be my fall back. I'm excited, I always feel nervous about everything but I don't really feel nervous about this, so I think that means I've made the right choice. 

26 comments:

  1. congrats! :) I suck at decision-making, but I know it feels so nice to finally really make one and I guess you have that feeling now. enjoy it! :)

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  2. Gah, I suck at decision making as well! So it's a pretty big deal for me, that I've made up my mind like this :)

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  3. Grattis! Vad spännande :)

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  4. Följ din magkänsla, du är och har sagt det många gånger förut en otrolig inspirationskälla. Följ din mage och följ ditt hjärta! Ser fram emot att följa dig framöver!

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  5. when you feel relieved
    it is the right decision
    good luck!

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  6. I'm happy for you that you've made such a great decision! You must always follow you heart...<3

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  7. Jippi, härligt att läsa! (Hoppas du inte blir alltför dyr - vill anställa dig fler gånger.)
    Du kommer gå långt!
    Toi toi /fam Zadig

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  8. Ooooo! I've always wanted to visit Lofoten!

    What great news that you've decided on photography - although I am sure you'll be a success at which ever discipline you choose. :)

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  9. I'm so confused - why did you start the desing course in the first place? It doesn't seem to make you happy...I'm glad you've decided on following your heart! ~ Sara

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  10. Hi Uli, I've been following your blog for a few months without commenting, but I want to say I'm very happy for you regarding your new decision. I love your photography so I know you will accomplish lots.
    I think this is the best time to say I really love reading your blog and seeing how you set up pictures with so much care. Looking forward to seeing more photography and drawings you come up with!
    -Aleksandra

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  11. I'm another one of your silent followers, but I'm just here to say that I'm very glad that you're following your dream! It's so exciting to finally know what you're going to do for a living. Your photography is fantastic, so I'm sure you'll both go far and have a fun time doing it!

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  12. Thank you so much for all the wonderful support! Especially fun to hear from the silent followers :)

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  13. Yay! It will be so great to see you follow your dream and keep inspiring the rest of us. :)

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  14. Daudz laimes vārda dienā! :)

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  16. Wonderful news, Uli! We will be supporting you all the way.

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  17. Happy name day :)
    and I'm happy that you made your life decision by following your heart - that's so inspiring :)
    wish you all the luck to succeed and continue make amazing blog :)

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  18. Happy name day :)
    and I'm happy that you made your life decision by following your heart - that's so inspiring :)
    wish you all the luck to succeed and continue make amazing blog :)

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  19. Your photography is wonderful and I hope you will succeed!

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  20. I'm so happy you found such a content state of mind! I study design in nyc (fashion actually) and although I believe its my life love I am constantly struggling with the ethics part...(I will not let my art affect the environment!) as well as just knowing if its right

    i love love love love your blog!

    www.anabstractnoun.blogspot.com

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  21. i have no doubt you made the right choice. your photography conveys a freedom of spirit that i don't often see and that's why i love it so! i can't wait to see where it takes you! you have my best!

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  22. Decisions, decisions...they can be VERY hard to make but, I think you made an excellent choice. Your photographs are exquisite.

    If you keep trusting your instincts you will do just fine! But probably much better than just fine!

    Best of luck...I'm here rooting for you (even though we've never met :D)
    Jessie

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  23. good luck - whatever you do I am sure you will be a success - for the record, your photos are my favourite :-)

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  24. What a wonderful life to be so able in so many areas, and to define what you love. I know you will find success and I look forward to seeing it.

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  25. Det va ett tag sedan jag tittade till bloggen så det var lite läsning att ta igen. Va kul att höra om vägvalet!

    Grattis och lycka till!

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