Monday, 29 January 2018

What does the future have in store for me now?:

As mentioned in a previous blog post (My Peruvian life has had some big changes) I became single one day before Christmas last year and because of it being forced to rethink my entire existence here in South America. Have to say that I kinda saw the breakup coming, but in no way did it soften the blow. We had our problems and you can say that it culminated in what happened on the 23rd of December. Anyway, I moved to Peru back in 2016 because I wanted to live with my family, but now that the relationship has ended I have had to go quite a few rounds with my self to try to find out what I want to do next. As I see it right now, I have two options to choose between. Both of them includes some type of adventure.

The first options that I have are to stick around here in Peru and to continue building a life for my self here. It would be a lie if I said that this option is not tempting me in one way or the other and I would be close to my son. The other option that I have is to leave Peru and set out on a brand new adventure. I have to say that this option is the one that tempts me to most. Because I am always “hungry” for a new adventure, but this is an option that will force me to return to Norway for a period of time. The detail of my potential return to my native country is both a good and a bad thing. It has been a while since last time I was back home and there are a few things that I miss more or less constantly.

As mentioned, both options in one way or the other trigger something “inside” of me. Differently, but I like them both. I have kinda made up my mind on what option I want to go for. After going through all the pros and cons, I have decided on the second option, setting out on a new adventure. The biggest drawback on this one is that I have to be separated from my son for a period of time, only while I am back home in Norway working and putting money aside for the next step. It is what comes after my return to Norway that is the exciting part. Because the idea that I am working out from right now is that the main goal is to move to the U.S and California. This is if I get the visa that is needed to do it of course.

Why have I chosen the U.S out of so many exciting destinations? For me, it is a natural progression in my journey through life and I have many excuses for it too. The most important one is that a few of my American friends have invited me to come and live there. This got mentioned as fast as they got the news about the brutal Christmas breakup and it really got me going in a positive way. Another reason is that I have been dreaming about living there for as long as I can remember, but never thought it would be something I actually would do. I guess that most of us that have been watching Hollywood movies have thought about how it would be to actually live there, to live the “American dream”.

At the same time, I see this as a perfect opportunity to take my blog on the road and transfer it to a proper travel and adventure blog, with a more personal twist on it. So the plan is that I now will return to Norway and get everything ready for the new adventure, but it's not like I am going to take my suitcase and leave this amazing country tomorrow. As it seems like right now I will be sticking around until May or June and while staying here I will be looking for work. Right now I cannot be picky when it comes to what kind of work I will be applying for. As long as it pays okay and is in Oslo area, I am kinda good with it. I would prefer to work within any of the areas that I have already worked with, but not a must.

So this is how my plans for the future looks like right now. I will be staying in Peru until May or June, then I will be returning to Norway for work and preparing everything and hopefully, before Christmas time I will be in the U.S with my son. In all of this, there is one thing that I do not have any control over and that is the visa part. I will need to apply for it just as anyone else and they can deny me the visa for any given reason, that is also why I am not that blunt about this. I am optimistic, but I am not taking it for granted. I can be left with no California adventure in the end, who knows what the future has in store for me at this point?

There is one thing that I want to address before ending this blog post and that is my absence on my blog and channel especially. This is kind of complicated in many ways because after the break up I have more or less lived the life of a nomad up to now. Have been “jumping” from sofa/bed to sofa/bed with very unstable access to the internet. This has made it difficult for me to keep up with the publishing schedule I had set for my self. A schedule that had a minimum of one post on my blog a week and a couple of videos for my channel. Luckily for me, this has changed now after moving all our stuff to an apartment in Lima, yes I am still living with my ex.

Anyway, I hope this blog post fell in good taste with you and that you will check out my other sites on the internet. Sites like Youtube (Beyond the Horizon), my Twitter (Beyond the Horizon) and my Instagram (Beyond the Horizon). I would appreciate it if you checked my sites out and subscribe/follow, even sharing my content with friends and family. I am at the starting line when it comes to things like that and really need all the support I can get. So thank you for taking time in your busy everyday life to stop by and checking out my blog, do hope you did enjoy this post and that I will see you back in time for my next one.