New Journey Ahead





New year, new adventures. The beginning of this year reminds me of January last year, where life also found me in the midst of packing and letting go of old things. Letting go to make flying easier…

In less than 3 weeks, I will fly from Stockholm to London. Throughout this upcoming spring term, from February – May, I will be travelling in England and Scotland while studying online. Ever since I first visited Scotland a few years ago, I had a feeling I would return in the near future.

Some of my ancestors came from the British Isles, so now I have the opportunity to connect with my roots and discover more, which is something I have dreamed of doing for a long time. A dream come true…

This term I will study a part-time course in Celtic history, culture and literature, as well as a part-time course in Saami history. My main subject is ethnology, and I am currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in ethnology. The Swedish education system is thankfully very flexible so I can study some of my courses online and have the freedom of travelling at the same time!

Studying online suits me perfectly! This past year I have been studying from a distance and I love the freedom it gives me and how I get more time for creative projects. Being a creative and introverted person, I have always worked best on my own. 


Ancient triple spiral. Maiden, mother, crone. Life, death, rebirth.


The storyteller Inger-Lise Oelrich writes in her book The New Story that every quest begins with a question. Last autumn I came across an old story that is really at the essence of my current quest in life. The story of Bone Woman – the ancient bone collector. By collecting bones, she preserves that which is at risk of being lost to the world. Once she has collected all the bones, she sings them back to life again.

My quest in life right now is about the collecting of bones – the collecting of stories, songs and myths. Diving into history and discovering hidden gems of wisdom, insight and healing.

Everywhere I go, I find stories. I find them in nature, in the forests and mountains (earthlore as I call it). I find them in old dusty archives and around warm glowing campfires.

Ever since I returned to Sweden, I have been fascinated by the history, the nature and the folklore of the Nordic lands. I have been digging, collecting, and learning more about the language, history and stories of Sweden. I went up north and have also been learning about the Saami culture. And now, I feel my quest pulling me to learn more about the Celts…

I love being on a quest and letting it pull me this way and that. Life is a constant adventure. Sometimes the path will test you, but in the end, the rewards are great and well worth the challenge.

I don’t really know where this quest is leading me. All I know is that I must go – while collecting the gems of magic, wisdom and healing that I find along the way. One day, when the time is ripe, I look forward to raising my tipi called Saga once again, opening the door for gatherings around the fire and sharing the songs and stories that I have been collecting over the years...

But now, to continue preparing for life on the road for the next couple of months…

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