September was crazy -- a month full of new experiences, exciting adventures, and life changing moments.
It's been so much fun and such an experience helping my friend (and first celebrity client) set up her social media!
You all know who I'm talking about, the beautiful lady who danced with a broken foot (!) on Dancing With the Stars last night -- and who will repeat that again tonight.
That takes not only talent and stamina, but also courage and grace. Yes, I'm talking about Nancy McKeon of course! (Call 1.800.868.3411 to vote for #TeamMcVal!)
The experience of working with Nancy on DWTS has been nothing but amazing!
I even did my first Instagram Live video in September.
I'm not sure if I'll do it again, but that too was a valuable experience, and even though I felt embarrassed, people were really nice.
Life isn't always what it seems like, and the other day I posted a little piece on Instagram about this...
Every month has its good and bad moments, and everything in between. I guess that's the definition of life itself, even though we strive for perfection and everlasting happiness, it is impossible to feel the good without experiencing the bad.
In September I was featured in two newspapers. I’ve been on television. I bumped my toe and could barely walk for a week. Someone coughed on me and I had a cold for a few days. Someone even keyed my car! Yet I’m still here — waiting for the next chapter of this amazing adventure that we call life.
These pictures were taken for an interview with a Norwegian newspaper in early September. The feedback I have received on that piece has just been overwhelmingly loving and positive. I want to seize this opportunity to thank everyone (you know who you are) for your support and kindness. I can't believe I'm being called 'courageous' and 'brave'. I'm truly humbled.
I'm really just a regular guy, and I too have my insecurities... But I believe in being open and honest, truthful and kind. Paying it forward... I don't even know if I'm making any sense here, but I'm a writer, so I don't really have to, right?
Bring it on October!
I'm switching gears to a very upbeat and exciting venture. My husband's best friend Nancy McKeon is officially on Dancing With The Stars, and was the only star chosen for the big reveal this morning.
As I am a good friend of hers, I have taken on the role as her Personal Assistant here in Los Angeles.
Future posts will be in English, and my focus is on Nancy McKeon, Phil Ackerman, and the entertainment industry. Please note that if you have anything personal you want to talk to me about -- feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all the support! Tusen takk for all støtten! Time for a career change...!
My husband Phil Ackerman does her hair, and here's a little clip of them on set in the middle of the night. Check out my Instagram @larstangenackerman for more updates.
Nancy backstage with Val. Check out my Instagram @larstangenackerman for more updates.
I'm Lars, born and raised in Norway, living the dream in California.