Sunday, 13 January 2019

The end... or just the beginning?

The year in Italy is sadly ended, both the blog and me living there. This will be the last article. If you wish to follow me further I have a new blog - Wheeltofight, which I use for my little firm where I do instructions of self defense for wheelchair.

I was staying in Italy from October 2017 to October 2018, a bit back and forth between Norway and Italy while working on a project called "hjulbeintkampsport" (Martial Arts in wheelchair). The year has been fantastic! I have got to know so much nice people, got new friends - a new Italian family! I have been able to see a bit of the area where I was living in, and I have enjoyed so much delicious food and wine thru out the year. Specially Osteria Baldovino has become one of my favourites because of the people, the food, the wine and the art. 

The main reason I wanted to stay in Italy was to get the opportunity to train martial arts to improve my skills and be able to instruct other wheelchair users myself. I have been following a course of Qi Gong at Hombu dojo - Makoto, and working with The Makotokai Karate Wheelchair System at Jin dojo in Padova. Together with the project #hjulbeintkampsport I have gained more confidence and startet my way to be able to do that. For sure I wanted to do so much more, and I was hoping my body managed to have less pain, but all in all, I am satisfied. 

It was really hard to move back to Norway to the dark, the cold and not be able to feel the warmth of the sun until the spring is here again. On the other hand, I have begun my work as a biomedical laboratory engineer again, and I am happy to see my colleges, so as my friends and family. 

Working with the project has given me the opportunity to get experience as an instructor of self defense for wheelchair users.  I wish to do more of this, so I have startet my firm - Wheeltofight. For now this will be something I do outside my daily work, but maybe in time I can do this all year. Who knows what will happens. I have just started my journey, even if the year in Italy is over. 

Do not be afraid to make your dreams become thrue!

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