Grunnet lite updates på siden..

..så ønsker jeg kjempe gjerne og heller connecte med dere som er innom her, på snapchat/instagram: beritvengan <3 Evt også facebook siden min: beritvengan <3

På sikt ønsker jeg å bli mer aktiv her på bloggen også, med mer skriving ifht mindset, hvordan det kan endre hverdagen din + reisetips  – for å connecte med dere som har samme interesser! Det vil komme updates, men for nå: ikke super, super ofte!

Akkurat nå er det ikke en prioritering, da jeg velger å bruke tiden min på andre mål og drømmer, leve det livet jeg ønsker med frihet og passion for reising, og å hjelpe andre mennesker via min nettbaserte business – noe jeg virkelig brenner for og som gir meg utrolig mye energi!!

Denne siden er kun for gøy, og den kommer etterhvert – ett steg av gangen.

Derfor, i mellomtiden, connect gjerne med meg på Insta/Snap hvor jeg er aktiv: beritvengan – for jevnere oppdateringer og inspirasjon <3 Tusentakk til alle dere som stikker innom ! <3 digger dere og setter stor pris på all støtte!!
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Siste Insta-update:

Throwback 2010/2011 👉Akkurat ferdig på vgs, typ #lostinspace, og hadde seriøst ikke peiling på hva jeg ønska i livet 🤔😑Så jeg pakka kofferten(e), og flytta Downunder for 1 år.. Her ble jeg BITT av reisebasillen! ❤️✈️🌏Det eneste kjipe var: jo mer forelska jeg ble i denne livsstilen og friheten, jo kjipere ble det også ved tanken på at dette kun var midlertidig, og ville ta slutt.. 😐 Og jaddaaa, dagen den kom den – og jeg greeeeein, men det hjalp ikke mye hos ambassaden i aussiland.. 😂 Jeg “måtte” hjem.. finne meg jobb.. som alle andre, sånn er livet.. right..?
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I 2014 flytta jeg til Australia igjen. Men denne gangen med en helt annen følelse😍👉en reise uten ende! ✈️✈️✈️ Helt utrolig hvordan noen få valg, det å lytte til deg selv og magefølelsen, drite i de som ikke tror på deg, å gå for det uansett, kan gjøre med livet ditt! ⭐️💪IDAG: DEN følelsen, når du møter reisende som “bare har 2 uker igjen”, og selv trenger jeg ikke tenke på det.. Never ending vacaaay med jobben i hånda 📲.. Den følelsen…
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Hvorfor det er så viktig å sette seg mål

Uten mål kommer man ingen sted…SURPRISE!!! 😉

Det er som å sette seg inn i bilen og ikke vite hvor man skal kjøre – da vil du kjøre for alltid… Eller, nesten enda verre: du vil ende opp på et random sted i det bilen går tom for bensin (hehe, just been there, done that..)

Sånn er det med andre ting også: med livet, jobb, skole, ferier, hva du ønsker å gjøre, hva du ønsker å oppnå og hvem du ønsker å være. Hvordan forventer du å komme noe sted om du ikke selv veit hvor du vil??

Jeg har vell egentlig alltid satt noen mål, sånn som de fleste, men starta egentlig for første gang å skjønne hvor viktig det faktisk er da jeg var ferdig på skolen. Da var liksom de karakter målene over: det å nå et konkret snitt for å komme inn der jeg ville på vgs, eller da jeg først starta å jobbe: mål om å spare nok penger for å dra på syden ferie sommeren etter.
Etter vgs, og det obligatoriske som bare alle gjøre, så ble alt liksom mye friere, og målet ble neste automatisk bare ”det vanlige” – ingen som ba meg om å sette mål utifra mine drømmer og hva jeg egentlig ønska. Nå handla det om å få utdanning, finne jobb, kjøpe hus, bil, hytte osv. Ingenting i veien med det – men, det er jo så mye mer man kan gjøre, man må bare sette mål å være konkret på hva man vil!!

Hvilket liv vil du egentlig ha? Hvordan skal hverdagene dine se ut? Ukene dine? Året ditt?
Jeg hadde aldri tenkt på å sette så konkrete mål ifht livet mitt. Føltes litt som at livet bare kom, og ble som det ble, bare go with the flow, liksom. Og det gjør det – om du ikke setter mål og bestemmer deg for hva du skal gjøre og ha 😉

Ved flere tilfeldigheter (hvis du tror på tilfeldigheter) så ble jeg mer og mer oppmerksom, og lærte mer og mer om det å sette EGNE mål. Og har blitt utrolig klar over dette og konkret! Hvorfor??
Fordi jeg gang på gang ser at det fungerer, det er bare snakk om tid.
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Fikk bare lyst å dele dette akkurat nå, fordi jeg akkurat har fått ut fingern, og gjort noe som har stått på lista mi i flere år: Starte å hoppe fallskjerm, og få fallskjerm lisens!
Jeg er noen få hopp unna å ha det i boks, og jeg bare elsker det!! Har vært så utrolig kult, utfordrende og masse nytt å lære. Pushe grenser og bevise for meg selv at jeg kan!
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Nå er drømmen er å ta med hoppinga inn i den livsstilen jeg allerede har, som også starta som et mål for 6-7 år siden: kunne jobbe og reise! Nå er det: jobbe, reise og HOPPE!!
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Så sett mål!! Vit hva du vil ha, vær konkret, sett dato og tid på målet ditt. Tro på det, tro på at DU kan gjøre det, bestem deg – ha en plan på hvordan – og det er bare snakk om tid før du er der!!

Ingen mål er urealistiske, det er TIDEN for å nå målet som er urealistisk 😉 – Berit

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Alt starter med en ide!

IMG_5578 3Bare en kjapp update her fra hengekøya i Brasil! OG på norsk! Tar så mye ekstra tid å skrive på engelsk, og går konstant over og leser og finner gramatikk/skrivefeil som min perfeksjonistiske hjerne blir helt GÆR’N av. Så derfor prøver jeg meg på morsmålet istede, så skal jeg prøve å få lagt inn noe translate greier for engelsk.

ANYWAY – Den neste uka skal jeg våkne opp til det HER! Helt utrolig, føler meg så sykt heldig som har muligheten til å flakse rundt å gjøre som jeg vil. I tillegg er jeg så heldig å ha blitt kjent med så mye fine folk igjennom tidligere reising, som har en gjestfrihet uten like! SÅ, den neste uka koser jeg meg her, med brasilianske, fantastisk fine folk som bla skal ta meg med på Carnaval!!

Jeg får ofte hører at jeg er så heldig, og at mange kunne tenkt seg å gjøre det samme MEN(stort men!) det går jo ikke. Selvfølgelig ikke. Og det har jeg tenkt på, hvorfor går det for noen, men ikke andre??

Det handler om hva du tenker, og hva du tror. Alt starter med en ide. En tanke og en visjon om hva du vil. At du tror på ideen, også når alle andre ikke gjør det, og aldri aldri gir opp.

Da jeg først starta å tenke på hvor kult det ville vært å være sin egen sjef, styre livet selv , reise rundt og gjøre mindre av det jeg “måtte” gjøre, og mer av det jeg digger – føltes det EVIGLANGT unna. Neste uoppnåelig. Og det var jo det alle fortalte meg også: det er umulig.
Men jeg hadde et håp, jeg trodde på ideen, og digga tanken så mye at jeg ikke klarte å stoppe å tenke på det! Itillegg så jeg andre gjøre det, og tenkte: hvis de kan, hvorfor ikke meg? Og nå sitter jeg her.

Når jeg har fått det til, kan du. Så har du en ide, en visjon om hvordan du vil leve – du trenger ikke vite akkurat hvordan du skal komme dit – men tro på ideen, tro på deg selv og aldri aldri gi opp – da er det bare snakk om tid før du er akkurat der du vil være! <3 Berit

(add meg på snap/insta for updates under Carnaval!! @beritvengan)

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When opportunity knocks…

..say yes!

I came across this quote the other day:
“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you’re not sure you can do it – say yes, and learn how to do it later”

And I just had to share it, as the loudest voices I had in my head when I desided whether or not to start my own business was: but, I don’t know how? Can I do it?
I was so close to back out just because of these stupid thoughts! I don’t even want to think about where I would have been today if I did!

So, if you are offered an awesome opportunity, look at it as starting a degree in School: you can’t know everything the first day, you have to learn! And as you learn about the business, you will find a way on how to do it aswell. With the right people, team and support – there will be no problem! Just trust that, say YES and get started! – Berit13887035_10154414337684066_1350713704204830740_n

 

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TEAMWORK ❤️

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Earlier, I’ve never felt or understood how powerful and amazing teamwork can be!! But now I understand how unique this way of working is, and it’s the best way to go to reach your goals! An incredible, and amazing win-win situation for everyone!!!

It’s amazing to work with people who have the same mindset as you. A “winner” mindset.
Same beliefs. Same values.
Who are ambitious and want to create something for themselves and for others.
Who want to help others and have a good intention with what they are doing.
Who want an extraordinary life, and are willing to do what it takes to get there!
People who want to reach their full potential. and as a team we are building eachother up, and focusing on using eachothers strenghts!
Together we are sharing dreams. Setting goals.
Making plans and taking action together – achieving together.

On the top of this, I’m so lucky to be in a business where we are able to work with friends and family! To have fun while building an international, online business through social media! To have the freedom to work from ANYWHERE! The freedom to TRAVEL! <3
I have met and learned from so many amazing, super successful people! Down to earth, with great values, which I would never have met if it wasn’t for this business – that have not only become my business partners, but my best friends and “second family” aswell ??

I’ve never understood the power and positivity of teamwork before, and how great it can be. Now I do. And I’m grateful <3 GO TEAM! – Berit

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Back to Timtams and Vegemite – I’m Down Under!

I’m back in Australia!
I’ve been in Asia for 5 months, so it was awesome to get back to Oz to catch up with friends that I havn’t seen for so long! I’m currently in Brisbane.

image Such a beautiful day. I’ve been to Brisbane twice before, but havn’t really seen much of the city as it has just been short visits. But really nice to walk along the riverside, and relax at “the beach”.
imageBrisbane By night – View from Kangaroo Point. Stunning!
imageThis weekend we drow down to Byron Bay for one night. Byron Bay is just a 1,5-2 hours drive down from Brisbane. If you go, I recommend you to go to the Lighthouse Lookout, and watch the sunset from there. It’s beautiful! And there is a big chance you will spot dolphins or/and whales from the beach or from the Lighthouse.
Great place to relax, and also to have fun after the sun goes down! Good vibes and nice people!
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Love these pictures of my friends in the sunset <3 Byron Bay is Awesome. – Berit

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What everyone should do at least once!

When I first started to think about travelling – I heard about my friends friend, that was Backpacking Asia by herself. I remember I said that I would LOVE to travel, but NEVER by myself.

After High School, I ended up going to Australia with 2 girlfriends. After 6 months in Sydney, we ended up wanting different things. I decided to go for what I wanted, which lead me in to travelling by myself. I had met some people in Sydney, who were travelling by themselves, so I thought: ok, if they can, I guess, so can I!?

The first week was scary and I felt lonely. And with a great start of missing my bus didn’t make it any better. I remember I was standing in the middle of the bus station crying – The next bus was not untill the day after, and I had already booked accomondation and paid for a tour going out from the new place, the next day! But, no matter how upset you are, if you are forced to find a solution – you do. I ended up getting on a train, then catching another bus, and arrived at the hostel I had booked super late at night. The other people in the hostel were sitting outside together, drinking beer – I just went straigt to bed, cried a bit more, felt VERY sorry for myself and thought “This decision was just stupid..!”

Today, that decision, is one of the best decisions I have ever made! I got pushed out of my comfortzone, and after I started to get comfortable travelling by myself, it’s one of the things I enjoy the most!!

I think travelling by yourself is one thing EVERYONE should do atleast once in their life. Why? I’ll give you 10 reasons!

(All pictures are from my trip in Australia 2011, when I first started to travel by myself)

image1 You become independed
When you travel with other people, it’s very easy to rely on them. Let someone else be in charge and take control.
When I’ve been travelling with friends, there have always been one in charge and in control of the tickets, the time we have to leave to catch the train, where to go, the map ++ To be honest, when I have travelled with others, I have always been the one just “following”, literally walking behind them!
When you’re alone, YOU have to fix it. You have to have control and know what’s going on. You have to have the alarm on and get yourself up in the morning to catch your flight…
After a while when you see that you can do all this yourself, you realise you don’t need other people to do anything you want to do in life – you are capable of anything and you can do it by yourself.
image2 You’re the Boss!
You can do exactly what YOU want to do! You can go to a place, and if you like it, you can stay! You don’t have to argue with your friend because he/she wants to keep going. Or if you don’t like it – move on! You’re the master of your trip – In the beginning it’s scary, but after a while it’s FREEDOM. AND you will be very satisfied with your trip in the end.
image3 You become good at making decisions
If you’re two or more, you can discuss, and find out together what’s best thing to do. Not only where to go, but what is safe? Should I do this? What hotel/hostel should I choose? Do I choose this location or is the other one better?
When you’re by yourself, You’re the one and only making dicisions. Sometimes you will make wrong decisions, but atleast, it was YOUR dicision – and my experience is that when it was yours, it’s also a bigger chance you learn from it, take the experience with you and it will help you taking better decisions in the future.
image4 You will Start to trust yourself
As a results of making decisions yourself, you also start to trust yourself. When I first started to travel alone, I called my mum for help, as I was unsure what to do. Now, I make desitions myself. Because I trust myself and I trust my stomach feeling.
image5 You will make new friends
When I travelled in a group with others, we bearly met anyone. We were always sticking together. Why? Because it feels safe! And you don’t have to leave your comfortzone, because, well, you have someone to hang out with anyway!
After I started to travel by myself, I have made SO MANY FRIENDS! I can’t even count them! All over the world! And because of social media, it’s super easy to stay in touch. Some of them have become a huge part and impact in my life, and we have met again in different parts of the world.
(The most awesome thing about knowing people all over the world, is when you are going to travel to a new country, and you happend to know people there! How awesome is it to go around with a local, and get to see and experience things that other tourists don’t? I LOVE IT!)

image6 You will Understand people better
I would never have met all the types of people I have, in my age, if it was not for travelling by myself. I’ve been in a few situations that have not been fun at all, but today I’m so grateful! Why? Because I have started to understand the different types of people that are out there, and who I should stay away from. I’m so grateful for these happenings, and that they have happend to me in my early twenties – so I don’t have to waste more time of my life with toxic people, and can spend time with those who are genuine.
image7 You will be more open minded
When you travel by yourself, you learn to open up and get a bigger understanding and respect for other people. You understand that your opinion is not necassary right – and when you understand this, you open up for other ideas and thoughts. Sometimes it’s actually a bit scary, because you realise that what once used to be the “truth” for you, was just YOUR perspective on it.
This can ofcourse happend if you’re travelling with a friend aswell, but it’s easier to open up when you don’t have any around you to impact your new thoughts about all the new impressions and happenings around you.

image8 You will be more grateful
I’ve been grateful before, but not like I am today. By seing other cultures, seing how other people live and work – have made me really FEEL grateful! To look outside your own “life-bobble” – a busy life with work, family, a nice house, expencive cars, shoes, clothes, your BIG everyday problems, like “what you’re going to buy for your boyfriends birthday?”…+++, and understanding that what you have is not a matter of course around the world – does something with you.
image9 YOU time
I have found myself through travelling alone. Not that I havn’t been myself before, but when you’re by yourself, you find out what you like, and what you don’t like – without anyone next to you, and their opinion. I have found my values, and what’s important for me – so now I spend more time on what’s important for me, instead of other things! and because of this, I feel happier then ever and I’m so grateful.
image10 YOU WILL BE MORE CONFIDENT
When You gather all of the above, you end up with more self-confidence!
You know better who YOU are, what you like, your boundaries, your values, you trust yourself and become better on making your own decisions based on YOU and what YOU want. You get to know your limits, and you understand that your limits can be pushed if you’re willing to leave your comfortzone!

A big reminder for me, is what I started this post with: I was once scared of travelling alone – now it’s the most peaceful and comfortable thing I know. What does this leave me with?
What I’m scared of today, is just a limit that I have, and that can be pushed if I want to 😉
I have understood and started to trust that I can do whatever I put my mind into – without relying on anyone! This has changed my life.

So in my opinion, that alone is reason enough for you to go out there by yourself and explore the world – Berit

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Back to KL

Back to KL after having a lot of fun in Thailand for Easter. Thailand has been amazing and I have absolutely found my favourite Island there – I’ll share it with you later!
On top of the beautiful beaches, sun, great food and culture, I Met up with a lot of friends from Norway that I havn’t seen for many years!

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Kuala Lumpur is ok, but really, nothing special. Really hot, humid and no wind – and not really a lot to do. There are a lot of other places I would visit before going to KL if I had to choose. My reason for being here (AGAIN, actually the third time this year) is just to see a few friends, to work and relax a bit before my next destination :)
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imageAnd, before I left Thailand, I did something I should have done for a long time ago – DIVING! Been more then 4 years since my last Dive! The visibility was SHIT, saw nothing and it was cold, haha, but was SO MUCH FUN to dive again! :)
imageWe went out from a place close to Patong Beach, Phuket. It was 2000 bath for 2 dives, 1000 bath for equipment – And on a “normal” day, they say these spots are amazing for diving! Guess we just came on the wrong day…
imageSo whats next? I’m the worst on planning while travelling – I love the freedom I have to take it as I go, so havn’t booked the ticket for my next destination yet – But I know where I’m going, and will update you when I get there  -Berit

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Phuket, Thailand

I left Phi Phi Island last Saturday, and took a ferry over to Phuket. I’m currently at Patong Beach.

imageChillin on my balcony – Detoxing my skin while having a Kiwi Fruit Shake. I’m addicted to the Fruit Shakes here! LOVE IT
imageFor those who know me – You know I love dogs, and in Asia they are everywhere! Love to pet them, and they love when I do it 😉
imagePatong Beach – I think I’ve been spoiled with nice beaches the last few years. I like Patong, but I don’t LOVE IT. So if you’re going to Thailand, there are a lot of other beautiful places I would visit before going to Patong.

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Lunch time at the beach. Getting some work done while waiting for my food :)

imageAnother Thailand Sunset <3 A bit cloudy, but still beautiful!

imageHope you all had a great day – if not, Another day is about to start, so make sure you make that one AWESOME :) -Berit

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