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What’s been going on?

So you might have been wondering why there hasn’t been that much going on here and why there hasn’t been that many updates. The main thing is that I’m currently a semi-finalist in Miss Norway. So I’m updating a blog there: Miss Norway Marte.

Would love for you to keep reading my posts on there and translating it to understand if you’re not Norwegian! And of course keep coming to my website for YouTube videos (coming up!!) and more pictures ❤

If you’re already reading this blog you know how I am working toward more awareness about mental health and selective mutism, and being in this competition is a great opportunity for me to reach out to even more people.

I have also moved to Oslo and Dan’s gonna join me today! So a lot of things going on at the moment, but I’m excited. We’re really taking things as they come, while working super hard on what we can from day to day – and I’m really happy about that.

Hope you want to follow my journey and keep reading my updates here for now. Lots of love ❤

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In The Local Paper – SM

Yesterday I was published in the local paper – I spoke about me being a semifinalist in Miss Norway 2018, but more than that I spoke about Selective Mutism. As i said earlier this year I really want to work harder to make people aware and more open when talking about mental health and also spreading the knowledge. Especially about mental disorders that is “forgotten” or just not known to most people, when it’s so much more common than what you would think if you haven’t heard of it before.

I talked about my personal experience and also how I want to use my voice in this competition to spread awareness. I know there’s a lot of you that started following my website both in America and England after previous posts about Selective Mutism, so I feel it’s important to share when something happens. Every step counts! Keep working hard ❤

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Photographs

In My Great Grandma’s Dress

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Feeling proud to be able to wear this dress ❤ It’s actually 38 years old, and used to be my great grandma’s dress. She loved it so much and even though she’s not here to see me in it, I’m so happy I get to wear it. In these pictures you can see a little bit of my hometown and it’s beauty. It was actually -15 while taking these pictures so I wasn’t very comfortable, but I just had to pretend.

It might not be that much going on here, but I’m so proud to have such a beautiful hometown.

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Here she is in the dress, with my aunt next to her ❤ I wasn’t even born at this time.

Photographs · photoshoot · traveling

We’re Moving!

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I love bright colours. I love mixing them as well, as long as everything is “clean”, like here. Plain background and a one-coloured jacket. It was freezing cold while taking them by the way, my home town is known for it’s wind and it’s no joke.

I have big plans for these upcoming months and soon everything’s in place! Or most of it at least. Some things you can’t control, you can only do your best. So that’s what I’m gonna do! One of the things that’s for sure is that we’re moving… to Oslo! Dan and I will be there for a little while, just working and going on a new adventure to be honest. I’m excited ❤

Thoughts

Good Vibes

Creativity, growth, opportunities… Not everyone has the same opinions about Los Angeles – but there’s so much room to work on your goals and dreams if you’re open to new people and opportunities. You need to be sure of what you want, or at least know what direction you want to move towards. If you got that ready, and your ambition – it’s a good start.

People might think that it doesn’t matter where in the world you go and I’ve been asked so many times “Norway is so rich and safe, why would you leave?”. It matters so incredibly much where you spend your time, your months and your years. Never have I been more annoyed and happy with myself then when I moved to London. Annoyed because of how many experiences, opportunities and growth I had denied myself for just staying in my small town. Happy because I finally realised how I want to live my life.

It matters. The culture, the people, the environment, the size, the ethics – the vibes. Strange word to put in right there? Everything I mention above is exactly that to me. The vibes in my hometown? Not too good if you want to do something different, be someone different. The vibes in LA, in London? Different, full of ambition, confidence and hard work.

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