Farewell to 2010 and how I’m going to OWN 2011

January 6, 2011 Katja Presnal

Farewell to 2010 and how I’m going to OWN 2011

Looking back… year 2010 was amazing. And there were times I was truly living life to the fullest – and others.. not so much. I traveled across the nation and to Europe to do speaking engagements, media tours and appearances. I witnessed an Olympic team to be announced, and met the team. I watched a movie sitting a few rows from Adrian Grenier and Paris Hilton, yet it was George Clooney at the Oscars’ red carpet who took me by surprise and left me wordless. I sat in a ski lift in Park City Mountain Resort while my friend Linda told me about a cool place called Rockport – a few months later I spent two weeks in Rockport eating lobster and working with a beach view. I visited Stockholm, Sweden, just a few weeks before the royal wedding, and flew to Las Vegas on business trips more times than in any other place. I skied my first black diamond, tried snowboarding, and colored my hair to blonde. I was at both Fashion Weeks in New York, and interviewing celebrities quit being nerve wrecking (well, unless it’s George Clooney, then I remain silent and mysterious). The entire year, I worked hard for Collective Bias, and got hundreds of bloggers paid for the hard work they do and for the services they can provide for marketers. I tripled my blog traffic here at Skimbaco Lifestyle. I started a few new blogs, quit writing a few blogs. I made more money than ever in my life, and it was weird especially after being totally broke only a year before.


By the end of the year I really found my focus and what I want to be doing in 2011. I am going to OWN 2011. The past year my family has been very patient with me, and letting me to borrow time from them to build my career. This year I am committed in making better business decisions that are better for my family. If I am so lucky that I will find my way to the beach at Rockport this summer, there is no way I will spend it all indoors working. I am committed in not just building my brand and career, but making a career of living my brand of living life to the fullest. Last year I thought more than a few times “is this really living life to the fullest” and my answer “no” forced me to make changes in my life. I felt that I was going away from my original “plan” and that I needed to get back on track. I want to spend more time with my family and enjoy every day life. I am going to OWN 2011 and do something I absolutely love each day, and do it with my family and for my family. I’m going to OWN living life to the fullest in 2011.

OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network

I was inspired to write this post by OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network which debuted on January 1st, 2011. OWN programming includes original series and specials, all focused on entertaining, informing and inspiring people to live their best lives. I’m looking forward watching the inside look of the making of the farewell season of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and can’t wait for the “Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star” – series to premiere on Friday, January 7th 9/8c Disclosure: This post is part of She Speaks campaign to promote the OWN, join the discussion and share how you will OWN 2011 at SheSpeaks.com/OWN. , ,

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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  1. Sounds great… Hyvää uutta vuotta! Wow, Academy Awards, what a pic. Academy Awards (and L.A.) are my Ultimate Dream. Marilyn Manson once said: “When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed.” If it’s not going to happen yet, I’ll just focus on the journey. After NYC, it still feels like everything is possible.

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