Linnéa

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 directions. 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 traveled 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 this loss I am now trying to reconnect with the things that used to make me happy; photography painting, dancing, writing...

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.




19 comments:

  1. in stockholm 1st of november.chris ma

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    1. omg and that date I'm in Antartica! (yeah for real ;)) What have you got planned here? Would be so awesome to see you!!!

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    2. how long u gona be in antartica for?im gona work in stockholm for two months,in a restaurant call frantzen.so there will be plenty of time to catch up.haha.

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    3. Hahaha no way!!! I was at Frantzén this thursday! It's an absolutely amazing place, crazy in a good way. What a wonderful experience for you! Then we have time for sure because I'm back home again 23d November

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    4. haha this is amazing..yeh great let me know when u back,i still need to find a pkace to stay,will gif u the detail once i find one

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  2. hey hows ur trip so far? i live near medborgarplatsen.this is my number 0764269280.i think.. not too sure haha.anyway drop me a txt or something if not gif me ur number ill call u.see u soon!

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  3. Linnea!!! I haven't heard from u images. Remember the time we were baristas together?;)
    Best,
    Julia
    We should catch up!!!! So much happened!!!

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    1. JULIA!! Omg I'm so glad too hear from you!! Of course I remember :)
      I saw you on Instagram but cant send message there.
      Yes! How are you? Whats happening? I want to know everything :)
      Love, L

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    2. Well I live in the UK now!!! You know just bthe other day I was thinking of u but then I couldn't find u on fb. But then I thought there is this phrase saying: people always meet twice" and here u are!!!! Would u be keen to Skype some day?

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    3. hun sorry about the late reply!
      Really, the UK? that's wonderful!
      Of course I'd love to Skype with you! my skype name is linnea.e.nordlund!I think - will double check when I get home hihi :)

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  4. Hi Linnea, sorry it took me so long. So much has been going on. My grandad died, I quit my job, I am moving to Paris..... Gosh.

    I think I just added you. Can you confirm? ,;)

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    1. Hi my dear!
      You're added :) jujuinauckland

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  6. Hi I am using another account now. Just added you ;)
    Love
    Julia

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  7. Hi I am using another account now. Just added you ;)
    Love
    Julia

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  8. Hi I am using another account now. Just added you ;)
    Love
    Julia

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  9. Linnéa. Så heter min nu tre månader gamla dotter. Jag kan väl inte påstå att hon är döpt efter dig, men det har i alla fall fått mig att tänka på dig och fundera på vad det blev av dig. Idag har jag börjat läsa Hobbiten för min fyraåring och det fick mig att tänka tillräckligt mycket på dig för att googla upp dig. Glad att se att du verkar ha haft det rätt bra :)

    //Fjortizkjamizar från din personliga stalker.

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    1. Åh en liten dotter, grattis! Och vilken bra smak att välja ett så fint namn! Första barnet?
      Ja, jag får nog lov att säga att jag har det bra nu, men det var ett par tuffa år innan det blev så.

      kjamizzzaj!!

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