About Me

pictureonessssHello there! Since you’ve clicked through to my about me page, I assume you want to get to know me a little better. So here are some random facts. And a picture of me hovering my hand over a Japanese Shisa statue while making a weird face. I’m just that cool.

My full name is Ragnar Terjeson Miljeteig. Β Don’t worry about how to pronounce it, I don’t get offended if you do it wrong, unlike some people. I am a Norwegian student of life by trade, and freelance writer in my free time. Did I get that the wrong way around? Anyway, lately I’ve been mostly interested in personal development, productivity, psychology, philosophy and self actualization, and I mostly write about those topics. Of course I’m also interested in copywriting and content marketing, and I am constantly focused on bettering my craft. Almost obsessed.

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I’m 23 years old, at the moment still living in Bergen, Norway. I actually have a BA in Japanese, and unlike many of the graduates I am essentially fluent as well. Which makes me trilingual, because I know none of the French that I studied for 5 years.


What The Palm Tree Means

Noticed the new design? Wonder what the palm tree means? As you might have guessed, I like to travel, and I would like to do a whole lot more of it. That’s kind of why I got into freelance writing to begin with. On the 20th of March 2014, I’m going on a one way trip to Thailand, where I will stay for 2 months as the first step of a slow travelling journeyDuring my 1 year stay in Japan, I started to feel lost in life, and it only got worse after I got back home to Norway.


How The Blog Got Started

After months of being in the dumps, depressed and seeing no progress at all in my life, I decided to take the plunge and create my own blog about self improvement. (Find the orignal here: Self Improvement Viking) The writing helped me commit to the purpose of improving myself, and take responsibility for my own lot in life.

After a while I started this blog, because through taking action and finding different paths that I could choose to take in life, I realized I didn’t only want to talk about personal development anymore. And that I never really liked the name or url of my last blog.

If you’re feeling lost, scared or overwhelmed in your own life right now, I just want you to know that you’re not alone. I recommend that you take responsibility, start to improve the control you have over your own life by getting actively involved in the improving of yourself too.

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5 Responses

  1. EscapeVelocity2020 January 14, 2014 / 5:53 pm

    Hey Ragnar, I just happened upon this blog from a comment you left on TheGrowingGreen. Excellent introduction, and a thumbs up on the Purdue Boilermaker pennant in the background of you current meditation post πŸ™‚ I lived in Stavanger for 2 years, but I still don’t think I could get your middle and last names right, but I’ll blame it on the dialect. All the best, Steve

    • Ragnar Miljeteig January 20, 2014 / 6:09 pm


  2. Christine March 31, 2015 / 3:10 am

    Hey there, Ragnar. I just found your blog (googled “what the f am I supposed to be doing?”) I’m in Lafayette, NY – just wanted you to know that I took some comfort from your blog!
    Good luck to you.

    • Ragnar April 10, 2015 / 3:08 pm

      Thanks Christine, that means a lot. Comments like these always make my day! Good luck to you as well! πŸ™‚

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