Life in California is good! It’s work all week, closing in on 50-60 hours/week on YAY. The little time left is spent on authenpic, the project I’m doing with my fantastic sister Mari. I do get asked how I manage my time, and I think the key to this is what I don’t do: I don’t have any hobbies (except YAY, authenpic), here in SF I haven’t found the time to work out, I don’t do housework at all, I don’t spend time on shopping, ‘beauty routines’ (except the bare minimum), TV – I watch a couple of shows at HBOnordic 2-3 hours/week, I’m not social on weekdays. I strive for good enough on most things I do, just a very, very few things here in life needs to be perfect.
I know I should prioritize exercise, since it’s the best way to combat stress, but yeah – I’m struggling with getting up at 6 or 7 to go for a run. I do all my socializing and fun on the weekend, trying to keep my YAY work on Saturday and Sunday to the bare necessities.
I still plan to make this blog something more than just a ‘pictures from my life’-blog, but in comes pretty low on my priority list. First is YAY, then authenpic, then a social life, then the blog. So, here are some pics from the last couple of weeks, hope you enjoy them.
A couple of weeks ago I presented YAY to a group of Finnish people, wanting to learn more about being a Startup in Silicon Valley. Went well! Thanks to Thomas, one of the interns at Innovation House, for taking pictures.
One of the things I love about being here is the food. If you order a tuna sandwitch you won’t get canned tune – but fresh, raw fish. Delicious! This was a lunch with a great entrepreneur from Ghana, that I met through my desk at Meltwater. Meltwater is a marketing company here in SF, hugely successful – and super kind, giving me a free desk to support entrepreneur! Didn’t want to ask Ethel for a picture, so I just got one of my food instead.
I’ll never tire of this view. It’s so beautiful to see the fog come in over the hills at sunset.
I live with 5-7 people, and currently 3 dogs + a chameleon. This is Brody, and she gets sooo happy when she’s allowed into my room for some cuddling.
One of many places that reminds me of Grunerløkka in Oslo. San Francisco is pretty much like a large, better version of Løkka.
I love to cook, but after 4 weeks I’ve made dinner twice… I always eat lunch out, for dinner during the week I mostly order in from one of the great delivery services here (they deserve a blog post of their own) – and in the weekends it great to go out to eat.
authenpic managed to pick up some press the last couple of weeks as well. This is from BA.no, we also got featured in the two local papers + petapixel.com. As for YAY, I got interviewed for D2 last week. The reporter Line was really good, and I’m looking forward to reading the article. It’s a feature about Norwegian startups in Silicon Valley.
Last week Innovation House became Nordic Innovation House. Launched at a mixer, and I got to meet lots of great, talented people.
Leaving the office late at night, at Market St, SF.
I’ve been to Oakland! Didn’t even get killed! Loved this patio, with the greens and lights.