I am a person who is terrified of not living my life; of sitting in my chair as an old lady and regretting not doing everything I could to make my life complete. This means that I'm a person who gets things done.
All my life, horses have been a big part of my everyday life. My mom trained race horses and my first pony, Pelle, stayed with them at the Täby galopp race course stables. I went on to my next pony, Karolina, with whom I had so much fun. We went exploring in the woods, galloping on the fields and jumping bareback over fallen trees. When she died, so did I, and this marked the beginning of a long pause in my horse life, even though my mom still had several horses.
I started high school majoring in theater and arts and had three amazing years where I learned a lot about myself and gained confidence and life direction. After high school I moved straight to New Zealand where I was accepted into Auckland University of Technology to study a 6 year long master’s degree in Psychology. These plans changed, and instead I worked as a barista and travelled the whole country, loving every second of it. On my way home, I went to Australia to travel for a month.
Back in Sweden, I studied sales and marketing, before moving onto a bachelor degree in system sciences. After graduating, these two degrees led me to a software development manager position at the Fristads Kansas Group, where I am working with e-commerce and system development.
In 2012, my passion for horses came back, stronger than ever before. I bought my horse Vasara 2013 with the aim of really going all in within show jumping. Unfortunately, Vasara got badly injured 2014 and in 2015 after 10 months of rehabilitation I had to let her go to the green hills as the injury could not be cured. To repair from the loss I spent time trying to reconnect with the things that used to make me happy; photography painting, dancing, writing... Until autumn 2017 when a little gray horse named Gramy stole my heart and soul.
My guideline in life is to just do it. Don’t let anything stand in your way. Though many things, and people, will try to break you and your dream, you cannot give up. I want to inspire other people to just go for it. Just do it. It will all turn out ok, I promise.