She has been called ”The world’s oldest blogger” and ”Sweden’s most up-to-date veteran”. Meet Dagny Carlsson, 103 years old!
Dagny’s life hasn’t always been easy. When growing up, she tended her younger siblings and dreamt of an education she would never get.
She was locked into closets by the people that meant most to her – first her harsh mother and then her first husband, a pathologically jealous alcoholic.
When she turned 100 Dagny had been to more funerals than she could even count.
But when it seemed like her life was almost over she bought a computer, taught herself how to use it, and started a blog. Soon she had over half a million readers.
In her new life Dagny mingles at celebrity parties and premieres, participates in political panels, and makes new acquaintances.
- Don’t come to me and say that things were better before, because they weren’t. Now I’m going to have a ball during the days that I have left in my life, says Dagny.
The film was a tremendous success when aired in Sweden, with close to a million people tuning in.
Social media exploded with likes and shares, and many viewers where deeply touched and inspired by Dagny’s optimism and zest for life, despite her old age.
QUOTES FROM AN ONLINE CHAT WITH DAGNY:
MOOMIN: Hi Dagny! Sitting here with my 10-year-old daughter and you have become an idol to us both. What an inspiration you are! My daughter wonders when you stopped being shy?
DAGNY: Hi Moomin! I stopped being shy when I turned 100. I had probably gained some more self confidence at that point.
FRIDA: Dagny, you super lady! What do you want for you 104th birthday?
DAGNY: Hi Frida! A few bottles of champagne!
S: How come you started blogging?
DAGNY: I didn’t know what it was at first, but I have always written much. I started mainly out of curiosity.