She talks about how she is somewhere in the middle between the “volunteer community” at the course centre and the extended community living in and around Molkom and that she feels support and friendships across the board. As she gets prodded about her choice to leave Norway with her daughter, she doesn’t hesitate to talk about Luna and how Luna’s future and growth is the most important aspect for her. There was a need for a conscious community where she feels that her daughter gets interactions that supports her way of life. As she became a mother there was a few years she spent back in Norway but being a single mom in the city felt a bit lonely and she missed the community feeling she had experienced being at Ängsbacka.
The kindergarten though was the biggest pull factor as she was sitting in Norway contemplating the future. Not feeling fully supported in her choices in child-care in the average culture back home, the ideals held by the Backa kindergarten and the plan to create a school based on the same principles was too tempting to pass on, now that she had someone else to look out for besides herself. She packed her bags and became an Ängsbackatarian once again. Anette feels she is never truly alone here and how there is always someone to reach out to. Self-growth seems to be a continuous theme, and she warmly speaks about how she now has people around her to reflect back her projections and judgments, which is one of the main keys for her personal growth.
“Luna came home the other day talking about her feelings, using words I’m pretty sure I’ve not taught her myself. It feels so good having a greater system that supports my way of life.”