Only one month after my birth, my older brother Daniel moved from Tromsø to Trondheim to become a professional ski jumper, only fifteen years old. I think I almost felt like I was born into the ski jumping because of him. At a really early stage I found it all natural to think that I should be a ski jumper. I wanted to be in the national team like my brother. Ski jumping have always been my way of life.
But I was growing up north in Norway where the facilities to become a professional don’t exist. So the support from my parents was crucial, because we needed to travel far and a lot. Already early in my childhood this situation made the thought of moving to Trondheim all natural to me. When I was barely sixteen I moved from my parents to a small dorm room in Trondheim. My goal have always been there. I wanted to be in the national team like my brother. Ski jumping have always been my way of life.