mental health · selective mutism · SM · Thoughts

Skal du jobbe med barn og unge, eller gjør du det allerede?

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Skal du det, så håper jeg du tar deg tid. Tid til å forstå, hjelpe og støtte. Jeg håper du er villig til å ta til deg ny lærdom. Lærdom om de som plutselig en dag kan sitte foran deg bak en pult, på en lekeplass eller når de en dag kommer til ditt kontor for hjelp… Dere er med på å skape en barndom med inntrykk og utfordringer – en følelse av håp eller av nederlag.

Alle kan alltid gjøre litt – og jeg vil være med på å skape mer forståelse. Mer forståelse bak den stille jenta, eller han som ikke prater. En angst lidelse som ikke har fått den oppmerksomheten den trenger. Ikke en gang når den er der, så klart og tydelig, foran så mange mennesker.

Hvis du skal jobbe med barn og unge, eller gjør det allerede – vil jeg veldig gjerne komme til din arbeidsplass og dele min historie. Jeg vil prate om mental helse og selektiv mutisme. Jeg vil sette mer lys på den stille og rolige ungen som prøver å gjøre seg usynlig, fordi de trenger like mye hjelp og støtte som de urolige og høylytte.

Jeg vil veldig gjerne høre fra deg/dere, så har dere noen spørsmål eller vil at jeg skal komme til dere for å holde gjesteforelesning – send mail til fma11824@gmail.com. 

Håper å høre fra dere!

Are you going to be working with kids and teenagers, or are you already? 

If you’re going to I hope you take the time. Take the time to understand, help and support. I hope you’re willing to learn. Learn about the kid that one day might be sitting in front of you behind a desk, at the playground or coming to your office for help… You are part of creating a childhood consisting of impression and challenges – a feeling of hope or hopelessness. 

Everyone can do something  – and I want to be a part of creating more understanding. More understanding towards the quiet girl, or the boy who doesn’t speak. An anxiety disorder that still hasn’t been given the attention it needs. Not even the times when it’s right there, so clear, in front of so many people. 

If you are going to be working with kids and teenagers, or you’re already doing it – I would love to come to your workplace and share my story. I want to talk about mental health and selective mutism. I want to put the attention towards the calm and quiet one constantly trying to disappear, because they need just as much support and help as the loud and restless ones. 

I would love to hear from you, so if you have any questions or if you want me to come to your workplace to speak – please send your email to fma11824@gmail.com.

I hope to hear from you!

personal · Thoughts

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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SM · Thoughts

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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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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What’s Going On?!

If you’re reading this you have probably noticed it’s my first blog post in a long time! I took a very needed break. I was really sick, and had to book a new flight home because I was too ill to get on the plane. I’m just now getting better, still not completely fine. I’ve been really jet lagged and spent the hours awake during the day with my mom and Dan. I just kind of put everything away for a little bit, social media and any work – no gym, no nothing. I think my body just said stop after everything that was going on in LA and I needed to just let my body and mind rest for a bit.

I’m soon back to normal, and tomorrow I’m leaving again! Gran Canaria for Christmas, with my mom ❤ I will update this blog, but more than anything I will focus on YouTube from now on. I’ll be posting all new content on here, including modeling work and photoshoots, outfits… I also have other fun things coming up, and I just need to get back to working hard so everything can turn out how I want it! I really missed writing though, and updating on here – it’s something I really enjoy.

Stay tuned! Good things will come!

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modeling · personal · Thoughts

How Long Am I Staying? Where Am I Going Next?

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Thank you so much for all the love after my previous post ❤ It’s amazing, and I hope some of you got inspired and realized how important it is to work on yourself and the love you have for yourself – because if you dont have that you’ll never be happy no matter what you look like.

So in two weeks I will actually be back home in Norway at this time! That’s crazy! I can’t believe my time here is almost up already… I’m so happy about what I’ve made happen with such a short amount of time though, not even two months. And I can’t wait to come back here! I’ve figured out the answer to the question which was part of the reason why I came here – and that was if this is the place I need to be in my life right now – and yeah, looks like this is where I should be.

When I get back I will only be home for about a week, and then I will go to Gran Canaria. My mom and I has this tradition that we always go somewhere together once a year for a girls trip and to spend time together, which we’ll always keep doing ❤ It’s been a while since our last time, so I think it’s gonna be really good.

Right now I’m making the most out of my last weeks here, and then I’m so excited to come home and see Dan who’s back home working right now! Before this the longest we had been apart was actually only two weeks, and that is literally from the second we first met – ever, haha. Crazy!

Thoughts · traveling

Have I Met A Lot Of Celebrities In LA?

I know there’s a lot of girls that come here to meet celebrities, or sleep with one of them, or just be at the afterparties so they can tell all of this to their friends when they get back home. There’s no lie – you will meet a lot of successful and rich people, celebs and all that if you go to the “hottest” clubs and hang out with the “right” people. It’s honestly the easiest thing here. And no – I don’t have anything against people who do all of this just to be able to tell others about it, I even know people like this, but it is just so far away from who I am and what I’m here to do. I just don’t understand the mindset.

I will never be a fangirl, if I can put it like that, but I always admire and respect success if it’s done the right way.

So no, I won’t tell you about the celebs I’ve met, the rich people, the afterparties, not in that way – but maybe one day I’ll spill all the secrets and let you know how this whole thing is in reality, if you didn’t already know. I’m here to focus on my thing, and get as far as I can. Contacts are so important out here – but just because he is famous and wants to sleep with you does not mean you will get very far. Except if your goal and thoughts on getting far is to brag about it back home, that’s your business, but not the goals I think you should set for your self.

When did some people start to think that it’s an achievement to come to someone and brag about kissing a guy who’s been in a movie or hanging out at an afterparty with someone who only wanted one thing from you but has a lot of followers so it’s super awesome? I would however love to hear you talk about what you have done for your self and future from being around those successful and/or famous people because that’s what interesting to me. Did you get respect? Did you gain anything for your self?

So yeah, there are huge opportunities here – but you just need to figure out yourself first. Maybe you have a completely different mindset and think celebs or famous people are more worth than you or anyone you know, but I hope you don’t and rather see the success and inspiration – if it’s there, that is.

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