Instagram is a fun, inspirational, easy to use, easy way to connect, a lovely little (big!) place for people sharing beautiful photos, videos, quotes and lifting each other up.
Instagram for me is about creating something from the heart, sharing some of my most loving happy thoughts with photos of my travels, my life and my journey.
I’m finally so motivated again, I feel like I am finally back – And I’ve grown hell a lot. It feels good, and I want to share good.
Videos are my next project – I can’t wait you guys, be aware – I’m a little weird, but hey – Who isn’t?
Enjoy this gorgeous day and thanks for following, sharing, commenting and being who you are!
I’m literally melting away these days – It’s so hot outside, inside, anywhere, everywhere.
I said never to complain – But I can’t help myself. I’m guilty from this day on.
The other day I went running in the middle of the day and found myself almost passing out as I did not bring any water and had to run seeking shadow as all the sudden I couldn’t see and got a little bit too dizzy for what’s considered healthy – Haha! There I was proud thinking that for some reason I’m the only one healthy, passionate, and dedicated with a strong will working out in LA on that gorgeous day – But NO. No. No. No. Instead I was the only stupid Norwegian who has never experienced a hot summer in California. Ever since then I keep my running late evening, and so does everyone else – Haha! #NotSoStupid
I hope you guys are enjoying the summer – Wherever you are in the world! Don’t forget to check out my Instagram for more travel content and don’t forget to leave a comment so I can check your Insta profile as well! @jeanettewalayat
July is already here, I’m gonna be one year older pretty soon and I am spending my birthday in Los Angeles this year. I’m not ready at all – but at the same time I kind of am.
I used to think I knew so much, it’s like when you turn 17, you think you are almost adult. You may even feel adult when you are 15. When you turn 23, you think for sure you are a very grown up adult, when you turn 25 you are starting to worry about not being adult enough and not having everything planned out and all the sudden you realize “Wait a minute!” The whole point is not having everything figured out at a certain time or at a certain age, the whole point is not having a child, being married and have a house by the age of 25 if this is not something that feels right for YOU in that moment.
I am turning 30 in two weeks and I am still looking for an adultier adult – Have you guys heard that saying?
“The horrifying moment when you’re looking for an adult but then you realize that you’re an adult. So, you look for an older adult, someone sucessfully adulting. An adultier adult”
We are too busy trying to fit into something to realize that happiness comes from following your dreams, heart and desires and not from trying to impress anyone or anything.
Not society, not family, not your lover – You should only try to impress you, you should only compare yourself to you and you should only compete with yourself. I have needed to work so hard on this because as you guys know I am Norwegian – But I’m far from the “typical” Norwegian. I never felt that I fit in completely with what my friends had plans for in life, not when it came to job, not when it came to school, not when it came to relationships or anything I wanted to do with my life – Nothing. I was the opposite and it freaked me out. I dropped out of school early to work for myself instead, I started my own company and I fell on my face a million times – I still do, but I never keep fighting. I was told often that I was crazy, that I should do this or that – But I did not listen.
There were times I should have listened, and there were times I’m so happy this day that I did not listen. Only you can find your path, but you can for sure let the people that has your best interest in mind and that loves you, guide you on the way. Some of them will disappear on the way, some of them will stay in your life – And that’s ok. I have had to let go of so many people, so many things I was used to, so much – By doing that I was able to breathe for the first time, take one two or three steps back and look at my life in a different way. It absolutely opened my eyes and changed my life.
I think we grow up the moment we realize that we don’t really have to grow up – In the way we think we do. We are all learning and by keeping the childish fun, the joy of life, the energy and the happiness in your heart combined with growing up you can have a little bit of both.
Let’s be who we really are, let’s grow up, but let’s not (!) be afraid of letting the child inside of us out! Life is suppose to be fun, joyful, giving and energizing, life is suppose to be worth it. It’s suppose to be worth it all, and it will be.
I cannot believe that for some funny reason, the Universe played a little trick on me. Or maybe not a trick, more like a sign. And I know what the sign means. That’s the thing guys, when the Universe, God or whatever you believe in (nothing is right or wrong) gives you a sign – It’s up to you to understand and analyze what that means. Only you can know for sure, but always look out for the signs as these are showing you if you really are on the right or wrong path in your life.
I was driving around (to be honest, I don’t even drive. But I was in a car, someone else was driving, just to be clear) in Los Angeles looking for a place to shoot some photos for my Instagram a couple of days ago, where I accidentally saw this ring.
Of course I wanna shoot photos there!
It was not more than some hours later when I was editing that I realized that for exactly (!), and I mean exactly 1 year ago I was doing the same thing, but not in Los Angeles – In Norway. I was looking for a place to shoot some photos and all the sudden got my eyes set on a concrete ring close to the beautiful Oslo Opera House.
I posted that photo for my birthday last year – July 26, 2016. The day I took that photo I was absolutely heartbroken. I was so sad, I did not see any hope for the future, I did not see how my life was ever going to turn out good in any kind of way ever again ( Yes, I am very dramatic but I’m also very sensitive and emotional so when stuff hits me, if it’s something I really care about or love, it hits me so damn hard. I guess that’s because when I love and give – I really give it all and open completely up which is scary but at the same time, feels so good).
I did not have my apartment in Oslo anymore and stayed with a friend of mine for in Oslo those days, I did not have a lot of money, I did not have as many plans or work projects through my own company as I had been working to get – Except from the one plan that I knew I was going to leave Norway in August 2016 for a trip all around the world as a backpacker.
At some point I was actually a lot concerned about the trip. I went back and forth with the feeling of wanting to do it and not wanting to, I was scared about the money as I had not gotten as much work as I wanted, I was scared about the trip in general, and I was so extremely depressed – But I did it.
Who would have guessed that I was gonna be traveling for almost 8 months in amazing places like Thailand, Fiji, Australia, USA, Indonesia, who would have thought I was gonna feel real, true happiness and love and that I was gonna be given the life sparkle right back to me – Only bigger, better and stronger than ever before. I was also gonna experience more of true hell, before I got a piece of heaven.
I’m so lucky, I’m so grateful and I KNOW that things DO get better. They do, they will – As long as you don’t give up and don’t stop loving and believing. No matter how badly you are hurt, or how fucked up your life seems at times – There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Life is not a dance on roses, life is not all unicorns (only a few) but life is incredible and you can learn so much if you open up and follow your heart, desires and dreams.
Do good, be good, receive good.
I love you guys.
The answer to the question “Do I really deserve to be happy?” is always yes.
It doesn’t matter who you are today, it doesn’t matter what age you are at, it doesn’t matter what sex you are, it doesn’t matter what color your skin is, it doesn’t matter what your religion is, it doesn’t matter if you have been told you do not deserve it, you are not worth it, you are not a good person, you are not good enough, you are not beautiful enough, you are not smart enough – It’s wrong. So wrong.
You DO deserve it – And you can do the changes to make it happen.
We are all children of the Universe, we are all here to learn, we are all here to do something right. What is your right? What fills your heart with true good feelings of love, kindness, energy and happiness? It’s not money because that doesn’t last and you know it’s true, it’s something real – Real for you. What is your passion? What do your dreams mean to you and what are your dreams? What have you always wanted to achieve, change or do, that you have never dared to do? It’s not too late. If you are reading this – You can still do it. As long as you are alive and breathing, you can do it.
Life can be so horrible and so incredible fantastic and unbelievable good at the same time – Just as humans. We are all horrible and extraordinary at once. What do you choose to be very most?
Listen to yourself.
Have you ever been so happy it brings tears to your eyes? Have you ever had a job so fulfilling that you cannot believe how lucky you are? Even if you are exhausted at times. Have you ever been in love? Do you ever stop and just smell the flowers? Do you look around you when you are outside? I mean – Do you really see? Do you see people and how they feel? Do you feel everything? Are you open, closed or somewhere in between? Think about it.
Whatever makes you heart jump, whatever fills you up with energy, love and happiness – That’s what’s right for you. Go for it – This is your life, your decisions. Do the best while you still can, be the best while you still can and don’t stop till you are where you wanna be. You are beautiful. You are worthy.
What do I have on my mind today? Everything, nothing, and all in between. I’m currently using beautiful, colorful golden unicorn cards (physical cards, yes) to guide me in my life – Which somehow is extremely funny and crazy to me, but also makes total sense.
I mean, how would you feel if I asked you “Do you want me to give you a unicorn card reading for free?” Doesn’t sound too bad, right? You gotta believe in unicorns as they are real. At least in my world.
Myself as a person both love and hate with all my heart and soul, but (!) love always somewhat conquers everything. Everything. I am angry and crazy as hell, but my madness doesn’t last – Not at all. All it takes is one smile, a photo of a cat, a run in the sun, a hug, a drink or french fries with some ranch to change it all around again. Why? Life always gives me so much to be happy and grateful about so why on earth would I use so insanely much energy on the opposite, when all it actually does is drain me? No. I’m too good for that – I’m too happy for that.
I also keep on realizing that as you let yourself be exactly who you are, open your soul and are getting closer to your actual soul’s purpose in this life – The more crazy it gets but who’s to say crazy is not good? If you really wanna face the shadow side of yourself, change your life and find who you truly are – You need to travel and you need to put Los Angeles on the list as one of the cities you visit.
I believe in real, I believe in good, I believe that love can heal everything and anything, I believe that we all have a purpose here, I believe that the plants can feel, I believe that everyone is equal, I believe that you attract what you focus on, intentional or not – It happens. Just think about it.
After traveling to LA this summer I have so far attracted a variation of everything as this is exactly where I am finding myself at this time in my life:
Happiness, good people, bad people, physical pain, blood with a tiny hospital visit who ended up destroying my little finger, dancing all night, fighting all day, loving like a mad man from morning til the next morning, hate like the devil, fear like a deer caught in headlights, shame like a scared kid who has done something really bad, pride as the Leo I am, anger, beauty, money gone, money back, tears of laughter, tears of pain – Everything from A to Z.
And guess what? I absolutely love the path I’m on – I absolutely love my life.
My unicorn cards are telling me:
“Very soon“, “Finish what you started“, “Love“, “Believe“, “Continue” and so I will. I know what lies ahead and I know my own intuition. I listen to the all mighty unicorns, the angels, the universe and I fully accept and love my own weirdness. Probably for the first time ever.
Tonight it’s ladies night, guess who’s gonna shake it off? YES! This Norwegian weird unicorn right here! Love you guys! Thanks for reading what comes to my mind – I can never promise it be interesting, but I sure can promise it being real!
Every day will never be 100% the same, this day today is a day you will never get back again.
Think a little bit about that. All the moments, all the smells, all the taste, all the feelings. This day today.
What kind of life do you want?
Do you prefer to feel happiness, to grow, be compassionate, give kindness and love (?) OR being angry, judgemental, sad, depressed and filled with fear? We can’t only choose one “side” as life always will throw a little bit of both to us, but we can choose what to have the most of, where to put our attention and what to nurture and work on.
1. No matter how you feel when you wake up in the morning – Do something to make sure you change your mood if you wake up in a non happy place, or something to keep the good mood if that’s how you wake up. There can be several reasons for you waking up unhappy. Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
*Do you like your job?
*Are you in a happy relationship, or are you happy being single?
*Do you get enough sleep?
*Do you make sure you get all the vitamins and nutrients you need to feel rested and full of energy?
*Do you exercise and make sure your health is good?
*Is there something you keep doing that puts you in a bad place in your mind?
*Are you able to let go of past hurt and pain, or are you working on it?
There is always something to work on, and it’s important to be honest with yourself. What personal issues are you struggling with or working on, and what should you work on? Be true to you. What do you need?
2. Get a little bit of exercise every day. It does not have to be a big, long workout but at least go for a 30-45 minute walk, a quick run in the morning or anything else to move your body and get some fresh air.
3. Start the day with a healthy breakfast. It literally changes my whole mood, mindset, energy and the way my body feels through out the day.
4. Surround yourself with people that make you feel good. If you have to surround yourself with people that are not your preferred circle, say for example when working, try to put up a imaginary wall and think of it as something different, a job, be professional and brush it off you when you are done working.
5. Give thanks every day for something. It can be anything from the fact that the sun is shining or the that the flowers are blooming, to you loving your coffee in the morning, being happy about buying a new pair of shoes or caring about someone you love. Focus on the good as much as possible, as often as possible.
6. Allow your own emotions to be and excist, but don’t let negative emotions get stuck in or with you. By allowing yourself to feel what you actually feel and be who you are, you will feel more justice and happiness. You have the right to be angry about something that upsets you, as well as you have the right to cry if you are sad. You also have the right to feel happiness and not let anyone destroy that feeling for you.
7. Give love and caring to others. By giving love and doing good you automatically get it right back. The more you do this, the more happy you will become.
8. Listen to happy music. Don’t fall into the trap of listening to sad music when you are upset, it’s only going to make it worse.
9. Stand up for your own rights and what you believe in. Make sure you don’t let people walk all over you as this will destroy your mood and self confidence. You are important, just as everyone else. Be kind and gentle to yourself, be caring to yourself. Treat yourself the way you would want to treat yourself when you were a kid.
10. Finish every day day in a positive way, no matter how bad of a day you have had. Clear your mind from all the negative stuff that has happened during the day and find something that makes you happy and excited for a new day to start. If it’s watching your favorite tv show in the evening, do it. If it’s playing with your dog, do it. If it’s enjoying a nice meal with a friend, do it. If it’s meditating, do it. Remember to do this – Every day.
Remember that every single, small step towards being true to you (!) and figuring out what you want in this life is a step in the right direction. It doesn’t all have to happen over night, just keep on going and don’t give up!
As many of you guys may know, I’m a huge makeup fan and as a world traveler I have to find the easiest, fastest and best ways to do my makeup on the go, either if I’m on a sailboat for several days in Australia, surfing in Bali, hiking in Los Angeles or swimming in the caves of gorgeous paradise Islands on Fiji.
What is the most important part of makeup for me? It is and has always been eyebrows.
Click HERE and check out my full tutorial on how to get your eyebrows perfectly done!
So – Let’s talk eyebrows guys! I have finally found probably one of the best eyebrow brands there is out there. The brand is called “Just Dylan” and is created by the amazing “eyebrow expert” that runs Norway’s first eyebrow studio called “Dylan Studio” in Oslo. I have visited his beautiful studio, got my eyebrows done by Dylan himself and was lucky enough to try his products for some time while traveling and on the go. My eyebrows has never looked better or more natural. There has not been one brand earlier that has made my eyebrows stay in place the same way as Just Dylan during a long day of exploring, traveling and let’s be honest – sweating in the hot sun all around the world.
Today I’m gonna show you how easy and quick you can set your eyebrows perfectly and lasting on the go with Just Dylan London!
Click HERE and check out my full tutorial on how to get your eyebrows perfectly done!
Trust me – You would want to check out this brand if you are as crazy about makeup as I am.