Maria is the name my mother gave me. Fröken is what my little students call me. Mom is what my little girl says about a gazillion sweet times a day. I call myself a minimalist, and I am most definitely a gardener, and a hiker addicted to photography. I choose the name SagittariusViking for my blog. I have by all means been a very typical Sagittarius so far in my life. 

A Sagittarius loves to travel, have an open mind and, and a philosophical view. It motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. 

A lot of that perfectly describes me. The fact that my ancestors, on both parents sides, were vikings, doesn’t exactly lessen my desire to explore. Maybe a slightly more mindful exploring, compared to the average viking. My blog, and my art prints is a results of my (inner and outer) explorations. By the end of 2019 I returned to Sweden the country of my birth, after spending eight years in the US, and prior to that traveling all over Europe. I am at home now. I’m a single mom, 40 years old, content, and happy. I have a work that I love. My goal of having a small homestead is within reach. My explorations now are closer to home and heart. I enjoy learning more about the beautiful region Dalarna (Sweden) where I live. I also constantly explore different ways of living a more self sufficient life, and becoming a better version of me.

I started this blog to encourage a healthy lifestyle, with a close connection to nature and animals, using my photos and stories as the medium for inspiration. During busy times you might only find one post a week, but often several. If you are looking for more inspiration there is prints of my favourite photos available in my gallery, and I have written a couple books that are available on Amazon:

The Desert Around Las Vegas

Nevada Mustangs – Living Symbols Of The West






© Copyright 2017-2020 sagittariusviking.com. All Rights Reserved.

A word of caution. All your adventures are on your own risk. Anyone participating in an activity mentioned on my blog is responsible for their own safety. I am not responsible in any way, if you choose to explore any of the destinations, or activities mentioned in my blog. 

131 Comments on “Purpose

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  2. Now this is exciting! I really love this new venture of yours and especially the zen/minimalism connection, way cool….no, super cool! I have been personally working towards minimalism in my own life, not just things but a new perspective on life and all it entails. Looking forward to seeing where this blog will take you, and us! 😉


  3. Hi Ms. Zen, Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you enjoy my work. What a great idea for a blog and I wish you lots of luck. Looking forward to reading more posts about NorCal zen life!

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    • Thank you Jane, I have been following your blog since you started blogging, with my other blog (that I no longer have.) I love your inspiring photography. You always keep improving yourself, it is very inspiring. Maria

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  4. Dear Maria, thanks a lot for following my blog. Hiking is so relaxing, especially with the beautiful landscapes that you can observe. California looks great on your photos. Hopefully one day I can visit it as well.

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    • Ooooh yes, hiking is very relaxing 🙂 It makes me very happy to share the experiences, and the beautiful landscapes with you. We went to McClouds Falls today. It was the first time for me, and they were marvelous. Going to share the experience in my next post. Looking forward to learn more about your adventures as well.

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  5. Thank you for stopping by and following my blog. Our lifestyles is similar. I look forward to your posts 🙂

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  19. Its great to know you!! Even i believe in minimalism! And also growing my own food. We still live in a city. I grow a few Veges in my apartment Balcony. Haven’t moved to a countryside yet! Your Blog Inspires me! Thank You for visiting my Blog! 🙂

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  40. This seemed like the best spot to leave this comment. I really like this new theme you have chosen, it’s very clean and not at all cluttered, which I think works well with your content. Also, I really like the purpose statement. The one thing I would suggest is looking to see if you can have links open on a separate page. For example on your art print page, it links to your work, but the viewer would have to click the back key to get back to your blog. If it was to open on a separate page, they would close your prints, but still have your blog open.

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    • Thank you! That’s a really good thought about the prints. I’ll have to look into how to do that. Good point! I appreciate it. Have a wonderful weekend!


  41. I’m so envious of your horses. I always wanted a horse but have never done anything about it. I think it’s great to connect with those beautiful creatures. As for a hot air balloon ride, I highly recommend Bagan, Myanmar or Cappadocia, Turkey! 🙂

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    • I’m so terribly sorry that I missed your kind comment! I do appreciate every comment so much. Now I got reminded about your beautiful site, so that is a good thing. I hope you are doing well, and living life full of splendid adventures 🙂


    • Thank you so much! Your blog is very inspiring, and I can relate to a lot of the things you write about. A simple lifestyle closely connected to nature and animals truly brings happiness. Keep up the good work!

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    • Thank you so much! Yes, we are indeed blessed to live in this amazing place. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Please feel free to come back soon again 🙂


        • I have been thinking about making one with rescue horses, and mustangs I work with. At some point 🙂 Have to figure out some kind of interesting angle to it.


          • I think you have your angle right there. That would make a great Youtube Channel. Horse lovers would love it. You just show your work and the horses process of healing and trusting a human again and so on…


            • I might just do that. I actually committed to a new rescue horse yesterday. She will be coming home next week. Thank you for your encouragement !


              • See, you have a show right there!! Then you could get funding and support if more people know about you and the work you do. I have no idea what I’m doing and my camera is a cheapo with 5 minutes recording time. I’m having fun! I’m helping others, inspiring, playing. Doesn’t have to win the Film Festival. 🙂 We don’t realize how important what we have to offer is. I really, really think so many would love this.

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