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I read this poem some years ago written by Khalil Gibran from Lebanon. I liked it as it had something different to say. Here’ an extract from the poem:

Your thought urges you to marry wealth and notability. Mine commands self-reliance. Your thought advocates fame and show, mine cousels me and implores me to cast aside notoriety and treat it like a grain of sand cast upon the shore of etnernity. You thought instills in your heart arrogance and superiority. Mine plants within me love for peace and the desire for independence. Your thought begets dreams of palaces with furniture of sandalwood studded with jewels and beds made of twisted silk threads. My thoughts speak softly in my ears: ‘Be clean of body and spirit even if you have nowhere to lay your head.’ Your thought makes you aspire to tittles and offices. Mine exhorts me to humble services. You have your thought and I have mine.

Najma Aijaz, 25th April 2012

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About the writer of this post:

Born in beautiful Norway, I have a background in Graphic Design, the travel business and a Bachelor in Interior Architecture. My home is now in Portugal, where I moved 3 years ago to find the love of my life. Now we live in Algarve where the sun shines most of the time with our two cats Fluffy and Chilli.

My company  Enjoy My Design is the beginning of a dream to start an independent life, where I can work wherever I want. My body likes the sun and gets very cranky in the cold. I studied Interior Architecture in London 5 years ago, that’s about the time I realized I need to slow down. I don’t do very well with stress. But changing something that’s incorporated in your system can take time.

Working and designing in my own time and space works for me, I’m much happier and I feel more energetic.

So, what do I do?

I make art for kids, other passionate paintings , create textiles and much more.  I’m even writing a bookfor kids right now. I also take freelance jobs. Right now I’m testing out factories, print shops etc to deliver my designs to the best price and quality!

Have a magical day, and may all your dreams come true!

Anne Onsøien

Anne Onsøien

One day I get an offer that could be a dream come true; I’m offered a possibility to work for a large interior design firm in Portugal! Could this be it?

Sometimes it’s hard to see yourself from the outside. But after five minutes into the interview I see myself clearly. I’m not sold. I’m overqualified. When somebody is telling you that they want your expertise, but are not willing to pay you untill you get what they want, a very loud bell is ringing in my head. So loud I’m laughing.

Basically they want me to find million dollar property owners in Algarve who wants interior design done (this is an interior design company who has factories, architects, the whole package). But they are new to Algarve, so they want me to smell the rich people. Then after I find them, I can do the design, BUT I will…

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