I live in different places and learn languages that interest me. To be able to do so I naturally have a job that supports my lifestyle, that job mostly consists of coding and programming but I also do some design sometimes.
I was supposed to finish my masters degree in physics in May 2018, feeling however that it was not the right thing to do for me I quit 10 days before handing in my thesis. I’m considering taking up the degree at a later time. I still love physics.
My love of languages started some time after I discovered maths during high school, and after that it didn’t take long before I was really into linguistics and language learning.
I have been continually learning languages ever since, and I firmly believe that it is the best way to gain insight into other cultures and people.
An example of how languages contribute to my personal development is how I feel so small and weak when I am the only person in a room that doesn’t understand. Language is in a sense the hooks we hang everything from body language to facial expressions on, and without it these are terrifyingly hard to interpret:
Is she laughing from pain or pleasure?
It would be hard to tell without understanding what people were saying. Constantly trying to learn other languages and failing is a sure way to humble yourself.
I have yet to write this.
Learning how to code was something I got into during my three years in secondary school in the North of Norway. I started off with perl, python and php, but ended up learning php first with a drizzle of python in between. After getting into the field, I quickly began creating different things, small tools and apps that could help me do stuff.
Next up though was iOs programming in Objective C, I ordered the fattest manual I found and started reading. It was all very technical but I persevered and learned a lot. The fundamentals I learned back then are still with me.
For telling stories and showing what I do I mostly use these platforms.
I really like the format of Instagram stories and aspire to produce more video content for Youtube, but as with many other things in life it might just remain an aspiration.
This is currently my favourite photo of myself
This photo was taken on Sommarøy, outside of Tromsø in the North of Norway by the fantastic Cat