How do you present yourself to the world? Would you let a list of facts represent your life and personality? I am 42 years old, so then you can put me into the applicable bracket on your questionnaire. I guess I am ripe for a midlife crisis, but I already have a sports car and a wife that is more than a decade younger than me, so maybe for me it hit earlier than for most.
I’m originally from Norway, but I live on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea. For those of you who haven’t been here, it’s a small island of about 80 000 people. It’s a bit like Ireland in miniature, I would say. I am well used to small islands, having previously lived on Malta and Cyprus, but the weather is slightly better in the Mediterranean. If you really crave the sun, this is not really the place for you, but in general it is a nice place to live. The reason that I live here, is that I work for PokerStars. This puts me in the very fortunate situation of being able to work with the game of Poker, which is one of my passions.
I’ve been meaning to start this blog many times, but as I am the master of procrastination, it hasn’t happened until now. Do I have such an interesting life that I feel it is necessary for the rest of the world to stay informed about what goes on in it? Probably not, but that is not really the point for me. The main reason I am starting this now is that I am trying to to make some changes to my life (first of all to get in shape), and I think that writing about it might make it easier to stay focused on my goals.
So initially, posts about my training and topics related to that will probably dominate these pages. However, I do plan to write about other stuff as I feel inspired to do so. Hopefully it will be of interest others than myself, but the only way you will be able to find out is to check in once in a while. Also, feel free to post your comments. It would be interesting to hear your opinions from time to time.