This woman, 96 years old Eva from Sweden, is my new role model.
Eight years ago, her husband died and ever since, more and more of Eva’s friends have passed on, so, after a bit of thinking she decided to sell everything she owned in order to buy herself a one-way ticket to Thailand in order to start a new life.
Proving to the world that she’s, if anything, then 96 years, well, young.
Being asked about having sold her things she responds with the following answer; ‘The amount of things you gather during a life! I’m not going to miss any of my belongings at all’ and when asked about leaving Sweden at her age she tells the reporter that ‘[she] might be somewhat nervous and if [she] die[s] during the journey, so be it, but this is entirely [her] own choice. It’s [my] own adventure!’
I aspire to become an Eva when I become an old man.
Indeed, after reading her final comment to the journalist that wrote the article - ‘bless you, wee child, may your life be full of joy and as long as mine’ - I think everyone should aspire to become an Eva.