I just bought a new calendar for keeping myself informed on deadlines and thus it came natural to reflect on the year 2008 and what it entailed for me. Professionally I did great as a fitness model with loads of published stuff in most of the magazines in the fitness genre. I got to show many different versions of me Pauline Nordin which broaden up to new ideas and adventures. I was fortunate to have great clients who are beams of sunshine in the mornings and who let me be a part of their daily life. I reconnected with my best and dearest friends, I made new connections, both very strong ones and got rid of old negative ones. I learned more about my body by having to work through overuse potential injuries and to work more on my weaknesses which all ended up to be feeling as great as I do now as well as being a fun part of training.
In 2008 I started to trust my body more and not panic when I got those bloaty days out of no reason. I learned better how to destress and stop worrying as much as before. I worked more on being there for my friends when they needed me.
I learned about myself that I really enjoy talking to people! yes, you see, I was always a loner and I still enjoy my own company a lot, but I started to show more interest in other people and other people’s life.
I got better at appreciating small things that I take for granted like my strong health, my perseverance and my go for it spirit. I recharged myself and started to realize each morning how darn lucky I am to be where I am at. I am living the life I always dreamed of.
I rose to the occasion when new work commitments and new challenges came to me and I took the ones I needed to take on. I learned I am a lot stronger than I thought!
I am very happy and so lucky to be here in America doing what I love and I am so amazed that I seem to inspire so many people, both women and men. I am proud to push what I believe in and I am always working on being open minded which is hard some times!
I met so many interesting, energizing, motivating people that I will always remember and have in my mind. And I try to delete the ones that were less beneficial. I want to thank all those who support me and I will keep on trying to live up to all expectations from me and from the ones I am loyal to!
To top it off, I am excited about the new year and I hope it will be one badass 2009!!!