Last Day for UDI Documents – Work Permit (Norge)

Posted by on February 18, 2016 in Lessons From Abroad | 0 comments

Last Day for UDI Documents – Work Permit (Norge)

It’s game time. My UDI Pack due Friday 12:45PM is sort of like the most important term paper of your life for immigration reasons. Then I wait.
The good news is if the Brønnøysund Register Centre has got my application and in 2 weeks should approve or not, and if so, I’ll have a D Number (the coveted first step) and organization number.

D Number means I can get into language courses that are intensive (several hours each week at night) and a bank account, AND take on lots of freelance paid work for one company that needs me as a gaffer on production sets.  A great segue job that allows me to build up Solgave Consulting and give it a test run.

 

I need a brief budget analysis, the form of what the business is about, my passport photos done today, cover letter, and all of this is very familiar since we went through it in 2012 in Sweden and 2013 in the USA.

 

So today I bounce form photo shops, to the library, to my comfortable little room here. I’m about to start writing again on the journey of being abroad. Regular blogs, shorter blogs, just beginning to remember who I am (writer/artist/entrepreneur/father) and embracing all that is for all that can be.

 

Lots more to say but I look forward to sharing observations about this journey, what these changes have meant to be, what kind of growth has come from seeing every person, place, and thing as a teacher. And being humbled by it all deeply.

 

The logo work this week has taken me on a journey, one I will write about later because I care so deeply about our brand, the Solgave brand in general, and others brands there is great care in the details.

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So I have been wondering who I am, who do I reach? What is Solgave Consulting? To socially conscious companies and artists? There is a market there and a group I prefer to hang with other than traditional business people. In fact, my first client that works with large organizations is his himself an artist. (actor but trained also through his Stanford Law background)

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I really don’t know yet, but I have to be open as all entrepreneurs do or you never make it. Being so stuck on one path means you miss the pliability that comes from seeing a new market, a new opening in the gap, and going for it.  Time will tell.

 

My VLOG’s will be 10 minutes from here forward.  LOL.  #promise I have not had the space, or the quiet, or the energy yet –  to pick them up again but I think when your voice and energy and words can be seen best through video than it’s a better format.

 

This was one was recorded the other day after a few daily readings on the power of authenticity.  The courage to be who we are, day by day, and remembering that to be vulnerable means vulnerable people that may need your help, or your voice, feel safe in sharing it with you.

 

Those nudges I have gotten many times this week.

“Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’

‘Does it hurt?’ asked the Rabbit.

‘Sometimes,’ said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. ‘When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.’

‘Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,’ he asked, ‘or bit by bit?’

‘It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
— Margery Williams (The Velveteen Rabbit)

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