Maria is a teacher, minimalist, avid gardener, explorer, photographer, author, blogger, and crazy horse girl! She just returned home to Sweden after 8 years in the US. She grew up in the mountains of northern Sweden, outside a ski resort. For a while in the 90’s she seriously thought about becoming a snowboard PRO, but she decided to follow one of her other passions. She became a baker and worked as a baker for 9 years until she decided to go back to school, to become a teacher. Maria has a BA in Early Childhood Education. She has enjoyed being a kindergarten teacher, preschool teacher, nanny, 4H leader, tutor, and horseback riding instructor. 

Thanks to her grandma Agnes, she entered the magic world of photography when she was five years old. Maria’s gypsy soul has taken her to 48 US States, and most countries in Europe. You can purchase prints of Maria’s best photos in her gallery. She loves horses. At one time she had 17 rescue horses in her pasture. Observing wild horses in the wild is one of her favourite activities, camera in hand of course. You can follow her adventures, projects, and photography via her blog. Maria’s books are available on Amazon:

The Desert Around Las Vegas

Nevada Mustangs – Living Symbols Of The West




My mission is to share zen strategies; and encourage a healthy lifestyle, with a close connection to nature and animals, using my photos and stories as the medium for inspiration.
– Maria Jansson


© 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. 

130 Comments on “Purpose

  1. What a lovely site. Your dog and horse are gorgeous, and the waterfall photo is tranquil and peaceful.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Thank you ! For some reason it looks like I’ve missed replying to your kind comment. I sincerely apologize for that. I remember visiting your blog when I first saw your comment, and reading about a speech you were giving. I hope your writing is progressing exactly the way you want!

      All the best,

      Liked by 2 people

    • How could I have missed your kind comment? I apologize Nancy. I always appreciate your inspiring posts. You’re on my blog roll, that I check at least twice every week. You are a great source of inspiration.

      Liked by 2 people

        • Awe good, that makes me feel better. I always go to the “about page” of a new blog first. I find them most interesting. Then I discovered today that I missed several comments on my own about page… that’s not good. I’m going to work hard on keeping better track on comments. Interacting with other bloggers is something I enjoy very much.

          Liked by 2 people

  2. Pingback: Sunday Round Up #28 | Laidig's Broadway

    • Thank you Brad! Life changes 🙂 I moved so that my daughter would be able to get to know her biological father. I never could imagine myself living in a city, and definitely not Las Vegas. The close proximity to amazing nature is my savior. Thank you for dropping by. I hope you’re having an amazing weekend.


      Liked by 1 person

      • Maria, there’s an enormous amount to like about the L.V. area. Even for us daytrippers, the Red Rocks never get old, but I’d love to have the opportunity to explore more widely into the desert, the Great Basin, etc. Enjoy!

        Liked by 1 person

          • I’ve only seen Valley of Fire once, and just as a drive-through. Haven’t gotten out to hike, nor have we seen it in different lighting. It would be beautiful in early morning or late afternoon light. So long as you’re good for the heat, you have an enormous amount to explore.


  3. Pingback: Sagittarius Viking – Sagittarius Viking

  4. Pingback: Weekend Coffee Share – Sagittarius Viking

  5. What a kindly vibed and inspirational blog you have going on here, Sagittarius Viking!
    Thank you for dropping by and, you know, liking and so on and so forth! Peace. Nick xo

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I love your site – thank you for following my blog. It’s not very “wordy” – it’s mainly about the photos I post. Right now I’m (hopefully ) completing a 365 project so those are the majority of photos I post. I look forward to your posts

    Liked by 1 person

  7. We have a few things in common.My mothers name was Agnes and I am a Sagittarius as well.Plus I love photography as well!
    Your climate is a tad drier than mine however but we are both on the west coast.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Pingback: Of Owning Your Domain – Becoming The Muse

  9. Hello from me from Brisbane Australia. I am also fond of nature and like to connect with lovers of wild life and nature. I happen to come across you from another Blog and like to connect with others with similar interests as well as learn about new places so photography is also fine 🙂
    Wish You A Very Happy New Year. And see that You are moving to a new Home. So Wish You The Best of Luck in Your New Home. And yes I too like nice soft blankets and coffee. Many Blessings coming Your way for a Health, Prosperous and Happiness ahead ❤ 🙂 ❤


  10. Pleased to meet someone who is keen on traveling and exploring..!! The reference to the zeal of the Vikings is quite fascinating..!! I had been to Denmark and got a glimpse of the Viking culture, longboats, their craftsmanship (and beer..!!).. Hope to visit again.. 🙂
    Hope to hear more from you and learn.. 😊


Leave a Reply to Jewels Cancel reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: