Hello, my name is Heidi Ohlander. Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Pisces, Aquarius Rising….
I don’t have so-called interests or hobbies. Life is my interest. I love the concept of Mastery, and I freely admit that I have a “hacker” type personality in the quest of Mastery.
Minnesota is my home. I tell people I live in the Twin Cities because I love both Minneapolis and St. Paul. I have lived in many cities in the area, and I am just getting settled into a new home for the winter.
For many years, my family declared me “unmarryable”, and were shocked that I found someone who could “handle” me. After nine months of friends and a longer story for another time, I married my life partner, JS Ohlander. JS is a writer/blogger/musician, currently working on his upcoming solo album to be released in Q1 2012. JS and I have an amazing gift in that we enjoy working together.
I’ve just spent the past 5 years devoting myself to the alternative health community. Along with my husband, JS, we created a few very popular health websites that gave us many friends, colleagues and fans.
I enjoy working on my “art” – it’s the medium that changes. Graphic design, illustration, art direction, sculpture, ceramics, electronic music, journaling. I want to buy a harpsichord…but I think I’m going to end up buying an amazing electronic piano or 88 MIDI keyboard.
I particularly enjoy writing electronic books, aka “ebooks”. I plan to write and design many books in the future.
The last 2 years have personally been rough. Usually, I am the most extroverted person you have ever met. I have never been at a loss for words, but this grief has me in an uncontrollable vow of silence. Finding the words to write is a struggle I have never experienced before. It must be temporary. I’ll let you know when the fog lifts.
Before the concept of minimalism became popular on the internet, JS and I were working on our own to minimalize and simplify not only our belongings, but our life. We have learned so much, and we intend on sharing our knowledge of Real Minimalism with others.
This moment feels like a rebirth – I am starting life over again. I am taking this moment as an opportunity to live life slowly – to carefully choose how to live my life from this day forward.
What better time to begin this blog again, from scratch, to chronicle my life, to spill my emotions, to share my knowledge with you.
This blog is a letter. A love letter to Life.
I will cherish each moment creating it.
Ever the perfectionist, I want this blog to be established RIGHT NOW, with thousands of posts. There is so much inside of me, wanting to burst out and be created. Each post is a lesson in patience and persistence. This is not a race. This is life. And life is meant to be lived one moment, one hour, one day at a time.
I know you will enjoy the experience…