Once upon a time

Once upon a time in a city sexy and no longer so poor There lived an ambitious young women telling tall tales with a big dream but no steam So came the beautiful day with the epiphany – if you stop giving a fuck you can fail blissfully Follow me on Twitter for updates on…

Ghosts

The floor made a creaking sound. I like this place, it is strangely mine with all its odd noises. Jewelry disappeared and reappeared in odd places. So I have started leaving honey jars open – I was told that how you befriend house ghosts. “I am renovating my apartment so I am going to move…

über year 5, how we moved to the city and how I ate rat poison

When I turned five we moved from our little countryside to Riga, the capital of Latvia. We moved in with my grandmother (my mother’s mother) who lived in a plattenbau building with my uncle. My father was still going to sea as a mechanic at that time so it was my brother, mother, grandmother and…

Über year 4, Elza before Frozen and magical gardens

Welcome back to the story of my life, told one blog post at a time. I am writing a story for each year of my life. I started with my birth and am working my way forward. Elza before Frozen – Aunt Elza I had my very own Elza before even Frozen existed – our…

über year 2 and what I have learned this far

This is the third entry in the series of stories about my life. You can read the previous here and here. I write about the bits and pieces I remember or know from my family. During the writing process, I am trying to figure out more about my current self and growing up in general….

über my first year, my parents and knowing nothing

This is the second entry in my series of stories about every year of my life. I don’t yet have to start feeling bad about my bad memory because there are no existing memories in my head about the first year of my life. Likely no one has memories of that time of their lives….

über Midsummer and my birth

I will write a story for each of the years of my life starting with my birth – this is the first entry. I happen to have an incredibly bad memory about any details of my own life. I never quite figured out if it was denial, a neural defect or disinterest. The purpose is…

über A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

  Let us talk about  A Little Life by Hanaya Yanagihara and why I think you will become a better person reading it. It is a beautiful example of how art brings us closer together by showing us the world through someone else’s eyes. The story takes us through the life and struggles of 4…

über meeting art

Are you in a museum right now, or maybe a gallery opening? Is the wine bad and people are saying thing like ‘good vibes’? The art kinda looks cool, but you have no idea what to make of it? Well, fret no more because here is the answer: you decide! Viewing art, especially critically acclaimed…

über 3 things for an easier life

Take these 3 things on the road with you. Keep them as little trinkets to cheer you up and comfort you for the journey ahead, during rough days and bad moods. Especially hold them close in times of fear and doubt for what lies ahead. You might think that what will follow is nothing particularly…

über sailing and growing up

The warm salty air blows over my face. Somewhere in the far distance men are shouting at each other over the noise of the waves hitting the pier. I am walking over the boards behind my then – CEO and one of our local business partners. We have planned to sail for a couple of…