How do you look at life?
Do you consider your glass half empty or half full?
Or are you the kind of person who is just grateful that you have a glass?
When I was growing up in Denmark, going to school and dreaming about my future, I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I’d one day be living and owning a business in the Dominican Republic...with my husband.
I don’t even think I’d ever heard of the Dominican Republic before and I didn’t know much about the Caribbean either.
My heart and mind were set on the U.S. I had never even been to America so it was a dream based entirely on what I was fed through film & TV.
I wanted the American Dream that Hollywood showed me.
I wanted to live in New York and Los Angeles.
I wanted to make a living being a writer and a journalist and to live a life of creativity.
I may never fulfill my American Dream, but that’s okay.
It’s okay because the life that I have is pretty darn good and I’m pretty darn happy with it.
I still have my American Dream (tucked away somewhere), it’s hard not to when it was with me for so long. But I don’t really think much about it anymore.
I don’t long for it to come true.
I don’t want it so badly that it’s all I ever think about.
I don’t yearn for it so much that I feel like my life wouldn’t be complete without it.
Not at all.
Life is like this:
You spend your whole life growing up as a child, dreaming about one thing...planning and plotting. And then something happens or someone comes along and takes you in a whole other direction, changes your course and you end up someplace entirely different. Entirely unimaginable.
And sometimes that’s perfectly okay.
#saturdaythoughts #glasshalffull #glasshalfempty #gratefullness #life #americandream #dreams #wheniwasakid #childhooddreams #growingup #whatdoyouwanttobe #lifelesson #lifeinpuntacana #documentyourlife
When I was a kid. ❤
Kecilnya gemesin buat dipeluk, gedenya gemesin buat ditendang.
Ok so I found a old picture of me when I was back in school and I have to say. Why the fuck do I look like a psychopath 😂 I have a balloon and I’m starring at someone and not smiling for the camera! Fucking pissed myself laughing. Bloody school shooter if you ask me 😂 #school #oldme #youngme #wheniwasakid #backatschool #theolddays
I wonder what was going on in this picture? It’s sad to admit but I can’t remember anything from when I was a child. Only bits and pieces. Life wasn’t good growing up. I know a lot of people didn’t have good childhoods. My parents weren’t the best parents but I somehow became the man I am today. What I’ve learned from all the abuse and neglect is that, that does not define your worth or who you are. I remember crying when I was a teen wishing I could have a normal life. A place to live, clean cloths, food. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone nor would I change it. It sculpted me into the man, father, husband friend I am today. This isn’t a poor me or sad post. It’s just a if you hard I can understand post. Be proud of who you are and what you’ve accomplished. Also your not alone on your journey. It may be tough but just like this picture the negative became a positive. #positivevibes #wheniwasakid #dreambig #havegoals #life #lifejourney #iturnoutjustfine
Funny thing is I totally remember that shirt and gold necklace 😬
Dạo này đang nghe bài When We Were Young của Adele. Thiết nghĩ khi nhỏ sẽ chẳng phải nghĩ ngợi, vất vả và lo toan như vậy. 😥😕😭😢 Lục lại tấm ảnh thời mười mấy hai chục năm trước (ảnh treo tại nhà bà ngoại) mà chỉ muốn được trở về tuổi thơ, chỉ việc ăn chơi và ngủ thôi 😂😅😂
"Let me photograph you in this light
In case it is the last time
That we might be exactly like we were
Before we realized
We were sad of getting old
It made us restless
It was just like a movie
It was just like a song"
#whenwewereyoung #itsme #whenIwasakid #tôikhicònthơấu #like4follow #like4like
I think my mom had flashes of photographic inspiration that struck her from time to time.