A passport for travelling as well as for “identity” 😊 🚞

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

My passport has expired and I need to renew my passport. Before the corona- situation I could just travel to the Norwegian Consulate. This is more and less a 10 minutes train trip from my home. But because of the corona- situation I needed to travel to Madrid and the Norwegian Embassy there instead. A bit longer traintrip. Unfortunately the Norwegian Embassy just has open office hours for visitors and renewing of passport on Wednesdays now,- also because of the corona- situation. And, unfortunately, to get a Norwegian passport out of the country borders now at days cost a bit more too, and again, – because of the corona- situation.

In Norway we need to renew our passport every 10. year. So it’s actually 10 year since I got a new passport now at days.

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So my trip to Madrid was just because I needed to renew my passport. And for me it ment actually a bit more then just get a new passport. It’s 10 years since I got my last passport, and at that time I had meet “the Bump”. Some of you had read about him, some not. But it is the man that in his own way just dropped my off in Spain, he did never showed up. That was actually a good thing, but I was so “down in my life” at that time that I didn’t recognize that it was probably the best that could have happened for me to be dropped off in Spain, – because he was not a very good man, and he was absolutely not good for me.

My old passport has in it’s own way always reminded me about him and the life experiences I got during the years I was together with him. He was with me when I renewed my passport 10 years ago, when I took the photo, the fingerprint and did sing my new passport. As well as he did picked me up when I was picking up my passport in the police station in Norway 2 weeks after. I still remember what he told me. He told me that I needed this new passport because we was going to travel a lot together. Something that actually was true, but if I had knew what kind of travelling I was going to explore and experience together with him I have …. to be honest….I don’t know what I have done at that time. But probably not choose to “travel”,- but I didn’t knew at that time. I thought it should be some great memories, not memories I don’t want to remember.

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My passport ,from 2001 to 2011, contains 10 years with a lots of trips and travels together with my children. A lots of good and great memories together, a lots of love, laughter and fun, joy and happiness 🥰.

My passport, from 2011 to 2021, contains different travels and trips the 2, 5 first years, and then I have more and less just use my passport as an identity card in different situations here in Spain. But the trips and travels my passport contains are in general not with contains of good memories. I want to be finish remembering it. It’s actually not worth to remember at all, and I don’t think it’s worth to write about either. I don’t want to use to much of my energies on that, I have already done that, use to much negative energy on negative memories and experiences.

A new passport- a new start in so many ways- for me 🥰.

So for me,- to get a new passport now, that will last until 2031 felt incredibly good. It felt a way like to get a new, fresh start on my travels in life, both mentally and physically 😊. It felt like get a new 10 years period in my life I can fill up with a lots of great memories in both mentally as well as physically travels in my life 💚.

I felt a kind of relief to get rid of my old passport, to be honest,- and it felt so important for me to do this alone. To get my new passport alone. To just feel that I was renewing my possibility for nice, great and good travels, trips and experiences in my life again 😊. My new passport it’s own way represents a kind of a new start for me 😊.

I got my first passport when I was 16 years old. And after that I have had my own passport. I did loose one of my passport in 2001, but got a new one. At that time I was also soon going through a divorce so in its own way, that passport too in it’s own way represented a kind of a new start, a new epoch for new travels in my life together with my children, both mentally and physically 😊.

My photo in my first passport, June 1989 😊. I’m 16 years old in this photo 😊.

I’m starting on a new travel and trip in my life now at days too. A travel I’m going to do more without my children then together with them, at least less physically then before. In their own way they still will be a part of my travels in life, like I will be a part of their, but not in the same way at it has been 😊.

I’m still me, I’m still Laila, even when I have got a new passport. My identity is not changing at the same time as I’m probably going to go through some changes 😊.

A passport is a identification card, and I have used my last passport very much as a identification card since I moved to Spain, more than anytime in my life. Special during this corona- situation. And I’m looking forward to pick up my next passport in around 2 weeks. Then I don’t need to travel to Madrid, I can just travel to The Norwegian Consulate 10 minutes with the train 😊.

Anyway,- I think you maybe now understand why the trip to Madrid was so important for me, special to do on my own as well 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

Some of my passport photos- or actually the biggest photo is more and less like I’m going to look at my new passport- but without any smile 😊. And the one in black and white- well maybe just the colours tells you from what period in my life that one is? (It’s from 2011 to 2021)

I was 16 years old when I got my first passport 😊. And yesterday I renewed my last passport, and it’s feels like I got a new, fresh start on different travels, trips, experiences and adventures in my life 💚. I’m looking forward for 10 new years with my new passport, and I choose to believe that the next 10 years will contains a lots of good memories and great experiences in my life 🧡. My new passport represents a kind of a new start for me in my life 🥰.

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Thank you 2020, and Goodbye ❄. Very Welcome you sweet and unknown 2021 ❤

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I sneaked quietly out of the strange year 2020, and also sneaked quietly into the new and unknown year 2021. I actually slept out of 2020 and into 2021. Not because I thought 2020 was something to not celebrate, or something to not be grateful for, or not to say goodbye too 💛.  And the same is for this new and unknown 2021,- I really do welcome this new, sweet and unknown year, and it is also nice to celebrate a new year, a new start, a new beginning on it’s own way 😊. But I sneaked out of one year and sneaked into a new year simply because I was exhausted and so, so tried 😴.

It has been some of a year this 2020. A year that I think most of us not had in mind at all one year ago. I had different goals and plans, wishes and dreams, even some small hopes for 2020. And I need to admit I’m still not even close to reach them,- but I have at least started. Hopefully it will be better and more possible for me to try to reach them this year. This unknown 2021 I just whisper nice and softly Welcome to 💚.

I know many will probably not be grateful for 2020, and also think it’s strange that “someone”, like for example me, can be grateful for the year 2020. But I have different things to be grateful for during this very different year, a year with changes and challenges I didn’t see was coming at all one year ago. I knew it would be changes and challenges, new experiences, new possibilities and new knowledge, but I didn’t expected quite what it all was, and special not the way “it all” became. I don’t think most of us did . But still I choose to be grateful instead of feeling sad, disappointed or unhappy for this year that now has been.

It’s “showed” up a “new” virus that changed our lifesituation totally, not just in our home and life, but for the society in the whole world. It’s called a “pandemi”,- but I have some different thoughts about the whole situation around this pandemi, to be honest. And to be honest, – I really don’t like this new lifesituation we all are living in either. But I don’t think, unfortunately, there’s very much I can do about it. Except for trying to do my best of it.

It has been a very difficult year for most of us, but still I feel and know I have a lots of good things to be grateful for during this year, and I also choose to focus as best as I can on the good things during this year.

Even during the not to good days there can in a strange way a tiny positive thing or two. If we choose to take a good look, or just choose to turn things a bit around. Easy? No,- I really know it’s not easy. Sometimes it’s even a really “deep dive” “down under” or inside you for even trying to find a tiny little touch of something positive or “magical”. But in most cases and situations there’s always something you can turn around to something positive, just even a tiny little bit. But a tiny little bit of something positive is better and more then nothing 💚.

I have most of this year been living together with my children, not all three at the same time, but one or two of them together with one or two of their friends. That was not my plan for 2020. 2020 should actually, in my mind, be the first year in my adult life when I was going to live on my own. To “find me” and not just the “mammi me” 😊. It didn’t quite became that way 😊.

I feel and I know I have a lots to be grateful for when it comes to this “living together with my children again”- situation, even my children are young adults and should been able to live on their own. But the corona- situation did change some of my children’s plans too.

There’s so many that even have been able to see their children or grandchildren this year. I have been able to see my children, talk with them, hug them, and live together with all three of them ❤. I have been able to spend a lots of time together with my children, and their friends too 🧡. Something I’m very happy and grateful for, even there was time and days I was a bit tired of having so many people around me “all the time” 😊.

It has been a year filled up with restrictions. New restrictions all after how the green or red “corona- numbers” changed.

Sometimes it feels like living in a silent war. Sometimes it feels like our freedom is removed away from us. Well,- our freedom has been changing a lot during this year. But I need to admit that after closely 3 months with curfew during the Spring 2020 here in Spain, it’s actually felt like a kind of freedom to be able to walk a bit around “here and there”, even when we have bedtime- restrictions between 23.00 and 06.00 here in Spain at the moment.

I don’t like to use the mask, a mask I have restrictions for using all the time when I’m not in my home 😷. And we have actually lived with this mask- restriction for over 6 months now. But it still feels and is very unnatural for me to use a mask in this way. I’m not sure it’s going to be or feel natural for me either.

In its own way it has been a “silent” year with not to much “happenings”, but still some different “happenings” at the same time. And in a very strange way 2020 went very fast too.

We have been living in Spain for around 7,5 years now, but 2020 is the first year during all this years we didn’t have any holiday guests from Norway to visit us. No one. No friends. No family. At the same time I have had more people “living” in my home this year then other years.

I have no idea what 2021 will bring of mostly anything or nothing. I know there will be some new changes, some new challenges, but also new possibilities, new wisdom and new knowledge, even some new experiences in life too. There will also be a lots of July and happiness too ❤ But I have no idea what. It’s actually just to wait and see what’s happen, what’s comes up and try to handle it as best as possible 💚.

And I know I will try my very best to reach my different goals and dreams, plans, wishes and hopes this year. But I felt a bit like I was taken a bit with suprice in 2020 and the new “lifesituation”, the different restrictions and the a bit unexpected changes in my life. So I in away lost a bit focus on my “things and stuffs” for a while. And it’s not easy to find your own dynamic either when you share your days and weeks, even months with “new” people, “new” habits 😊.

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I have no New Year’s resolutions, but ….. :

I hope, wish, dream, will work for, create plans for and do my best for to reach my dreams and goals: I hope I will manage to get my children and my things and stuffs from Norway to Spain this year. And I also hope I will manage to renew my driving licence and buy my own car. I hope I will manage to save up enough money to go to the dentist, as well as pay back money I have borrowed from my friend. I hope I will manage to work a bit more with my textes and blog, and maybe even earn some money in it. And I hope I will manage to paint creative paintings and fancy and nice glassbottles that’s “touch” people’s souls in some or another way. Maybe even be able to sell some of them? I hope I can live in this home to the Spring 2022. And I hope I’m “back in business” with my workout, and I hope I will still have “all” my jobes too. And maybe even “the love of my life” will shows up during this year? And I hope I will manage to save up enough money to maybe find a new home during the Spring 2022.

Anyway, – what I do know is that I just can do my very, very best to reach my dreams and wishes, goals and hopes. But I also know that thing can change “on the road”. Like it did in 2021. So I need to admit that I have that in my mind too. That also this year can be different from what I have in my mind at the moment.

And I hope, wish, dreams that my children will continue to be happy in their life with whatever they want to do and like to do 💙💙❤.

And I wish you all the best for 2021 🧡. Try to find and focus on the positive things during your days. I know it can be difficult, and I know a day can have more negative things then positive now and then too. But a positive focus gives in general a positive attitude, results and responses 💚.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog 🧡

See you soon 😊

I have this in my livingroom- and for me it’s stands for positive focus….in case I do forget now and then I just take a look and remember why I put and created it this way 💛.

Thank you strange and different 2020. Thank you for all the great time I have shared together with my children as well as their friends ❤. Thank you for the changes and challenges, knowledge and experiences during this year 2020 🧡. Welcome sweet, soft, lovely and so very unknown 2021🌹. I don’t know what you will bring of anything yet,- but I still whisper you a soft and nice welcome 🌹❤.

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