Soon to be published
life as a 'modern woman' / a personal point of view
I have always thought of myself as a modern woman, but living up to this 'ideal' has turned out to be more than difficult. In this book I explore some of the dreams and ideals which have shaped my life, and how I have come to appreciate how life turned out, rather than what it was supposed to become.
Why this book?
I wrote the book after I had turned in my PhD and immediately felt a surge to write whatever came to my mind, and that which felt important, fun and easy to voice. The book is nontraditional in that it is a mix of light and easy with an academic undertone. So, hurray, it does not fit any 'mould' and thus may prove to be really innovative (!) My intention when I set out, was to self-publish this as an ebook, and I am now in the final stages of editing. It's a book scattered with illustrative photographs as well as inspiring quotes and citations - and I can't wait to share it with you!
The book is divided into four parts;
Part 1. Being a modern woman; life as planned versus life as it turned out
Part 2. Difficult thoughts, feelings, and habits, and why living an interesting life is a better ambition
Part 3. Getting inspired by role models, books, films or simply a sentence
Part 4. Self-leadership, self-coaching, help from others and how life is getting better after 50
Irmelin(in Norwegian) about why she has written this book;
Jeg har vært en tenker og en samler av historier, refleksjoner, dagboknotater, faglige teorier og verktøy, inspirasjoner fra filmer, bøker, sitater ol i hele mitt liv. Samtidig har jeg lenge drømt om å lage bøker hvor jeg deler videre kunnskaper, inspirasjoner og erfaringer om det å være en moderne kvinne. Jeg tenker at det er viktig å bidra til at det kommer flere stemmer og beskrivelser om livet bak fasaden, om hva det egentlig innebærer å drømme store drømmer samtidig som livet leves i nuet og ingenting går etter planen.