• Inspiration,  Leisure

    WHAT I READ THIS YEAR

    This year has been a good book year for me. I’ve joined a book club (that consists of my colleagues mainly) and I’ve read books in genres I perhaps wouldn’t pick up myself. I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you today. You might find something to read yourself, or an addition to your wish list to the Santa or a perfect gift for someone else!   Becoming (Minun tarinani), Michelle Obama, 2018 A Michelle Obama’s autobiography, is a great way to get to know the behind the scene material of Barack Obama’s presidency, but also a great growth story of a minority girl who becomes one of…

  • Leisure

    PACKING MY BAGS AGAIN…

    In the beginning of December I’m going to pack my bags for a weekend get-away with my friend Pinja. This was decided in quick moment as she texted me last week and asked for my availability to travel in December. She told me she wanted to visit Saint Petersburg, Russia. I’ve never been there, so I thought to myself why not! We are going by train since it’s so easy. It only takes about three hours to travel across the border. Of course one needs a Visa when crossing the EU borders (and let me tell you, it’s not the simplest thing to get) and that needs to be acquired…

  • Beneath

    GROWING GROUNDED

    I’ve been hibernating all autumn. I haven’t really been seeing anyone, had any parties, done any sports… I’ve cut down my internet/social media use by half, if not even more. I just had to even though I didn’t wish to. This autumn has been very hard for me and I’ve needed some time to settle to the current needs of my everyday life. I’ve gone back to my roots and tried to unravel them to make more sense of me and components my life. I needed to do this to able to bare the storms that have come and are still ahead. Strong roots keep the tree standing no matter…

  • Sun beams at breakfast
    Beneath

    BEAM OF LIGHT

    It has been about two months now since I cut my hair and changed my hair colour to brunette again. I’m happy with the change and surprisingly it wasn’t even that hard to get used to it. Shorter hair feels quite natural. I’ve been dreaming of this kind of French bob for about a year now and at the end of the summer I had the guts to do it, yay! No regrets! I’m actually having a hard time to imagine a longer hair now… Oops, haha! So it’s finally beginning to look like autumn outside, even though we have had some amazingly warm days in August and September in…

  • Beneath

    BEING ALONE VS. LONELINESS

    Long gone are the days that I could spent by myself, doing whatever or whatever not. I love being alone as much I love being in a company of family or friends. Before having a family, I loved making a decision of being alone once in a while. As I became a parent plus five years ago, I haven’t had a lot of extra time on my hands. Not to mention me-time. This all was anticipated and accepted. Having a family and being a mother has its perks and have been dreams of mine as long as I can remember. I’ve never wanted anything more than a family of my…

  • Beneath

    RESTLESS

    Since having a summer vacation I’ve been quite absent from the social media. It wasn’t a conscious decision, but I’ve had a lot of time to myself and to my thoughts. I’ve been wondering about my purpose and my direction in life. It feels like being a little more offline has had good influence on my mind. I’m noticing things that I usually wouldn’t in the normal and rather hectic life of mine. After ending my studies and graduating I’ve felt a little restless. I feel like I could have space for something to fill up the emptiness that the end of my studies brought to me. Yet, at the…