What does it feel like turning 30? I'll let you know

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Vika cinema in Oslo
Vika cinema in Oslo

2006-05-26

Just back from Mission Impossible 3 with Řyvind, Rune and Marius. I want to be a secret agent and know many languages.

I'm norwegian but I can speak english fairly well, and I know just enough german to find my way around on vacation but I wish I could spend a year in each country just living there and learning the language really well. Germany, Italy, France, England, USA, Spain, China, Japan, Thailand, Russia.

Suddenly it actually hit me - life is not a fancy movie with Tom Cruise or a videogame. We make choices all the time and we can't go back and redo them. If I spend 5 years travelling the world learning languages that is 5 years I can never get back. I have many choices left to make, and some of them will probably feel wrong later. Hopefully I won't regret any of them too much.

2006-05-252006-05-27
About this project:
Some people fear the dreaded 30. The three oh. When you are 30 you should be a grown-up; have a job, a partner, a child. Many of us are not. I'm 29 and pushing thirty. I will be 30 on August 18th 2006.

They call it the thirty year crisis. The biologic clock. Time is ticking! Live in denial, celebrate 29 for the second time, go away on your birthday and hope it will just silently pass.

I wanted to do a photo project. I wanted to have something I could look back on and think "ah, those were the days". Perhaps other people could enjoy it as well. So I started this project in May 2006. Approximately 100 days away from my 30th birthday. Will I have a thirty year crisis? Will I find a new partner before then? Perhaps I'll just go away and hide. Come along for the ride, see how I feel.

For the next 100 days I'll be uploading an image and writing about what I do, who I meet and how I feel.