Day Off Talk

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Today has been a perfect chill day! Exactly what I needed after working seven days in a row. I have been just enjoying myself and good food such as these sweet potato burgers I just had for dinner. Sometimes it’s nice to cook something a bit fancier, even just for yourself. This was my first time making them and I think I did great! Healthy, yet so delicious. By the way, the sauce is non-dairy as well. It’s made of soy yogurt, chili and garlic.

One other thing I did today was that after years I took my first photos with a real camera which I had turned my back to after getting my first iPhone. It’s so easy to just capture moments with a phone and not have to drag this huge thing with me everywhere. But now that I have found it again, I’m full of inspiration and just loving the quality of the pictures.

Here lately I have been craving for a new camera, but I think it doesn’t make sense to buy a new one yet since my old one is working just fine and like I said I haven’t been using it for a while. It’s time to show myself that if I had a new camera I would actually use it and not leave it again because it’s just too big. So from now on I hope you won’t see only iPhone photos on here.

Now this girl is going to take a warm shower and get ready for bed, because tomorrow my alarm will once again go off at 4.30 am. Nighty night lovelies!

A Yummy Smoothie Recipe for Fall

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I haven’t been a huge fan of blueberry smoothies, but yesterday I accidentally succeeded on making one just by throwing into the blender everything I thought would go well together. I used the same exact recipe this morning as well and I thought I’d share it with you guys too!

You’ll need…

A banana
some frozen blueberries
protein powder
green powder
soy yogurt (or any other yogurt)
and chia seeds

Then just simply mix them all together and put whatever you want on the top! I like to use peanut butter. It’s delissshhhh!

Goodbyes

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Happy Fri… Oh wait… It’s actually kinda Wednesday-ish for me, since I work over the weekend. Today we said goodbye (not forever!!) to one of the best work buddies ever! Not an easy task to do and I feel like I don’t even fully realize yet that we won’t be seeing her sunny face everyday anymore, she won’t be there to play all the Finnish songs I’m tired of hearing or telling me how much she’s craving for something yummy to eat or making that funny sneaky smile which always made me laugh… One of the best things about her is that she’s always truly happy for others and now I’m happy for her. I feel so lucky to have the best people to work with. One of the best of the best is gone now which does make me feel super empty. I’m thankful for the memories I got to share with her though; all the crazy laughs and silly moments as well as the bad days when we always found a way to cheer each other up. Now she has new adventures ahead and I wish her all the best! Hope to see you soon Kartsu!đź’•

Happy Days

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Sometimes doing nothing is the best thing you can do and that’s pretty much how I spent my weekend – doing nothing. Just grocery shopping, one horrible photographing session in the woods (read: I walked there with a dress on. And if that didn’t look funny enough it for sure looked quite hilarious after I started escaping all the ants that tried to bite my feet. Yuck. I ended up just leaving.) On Sunday evening we visited my grandmother’s summer cottage. It was my first (and unfortunately probably last) time there this summer and I’m super glad we went. Boy, I was SO relaxed after sauna, swimming in the lake and food, of course. Need more extempore trips like this one!

The Granny Life Talk

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The city of Tampere seems to be full of young festival people this weekend. Am I the only one who is not a huge music festival fan?! I feel like I have always been a bit different from others since I don’t tend to fill my calendar up with different festival dates during summer time. I’d thousand times rather choose a cozy evening at home or even a work evening than partying among bunch of drunk people. Here’s a fun fact about me: I have never really been in a night club or a bar. I turned 18 as I was an exchange student in Texas and like we all know in the USA one is not allowed to drink before turning 21. So no alcohol for me which was perfectly fine with me since I don’t care for it too much anyways. Even after my exchange year there has’t come a day when I would have wanted to go to a club so in that case, why even go? I usually am about to go to sleep around the time people start their crazy nights out. I know, I sound like a granny, haha. I’m very satisfied with my granny life though, at least with the fact that it includes no hangover and lack of sleep I have too often anyway. Oh my goodness, I really was full of joy yesterday morning when I woke up and realized that for the first time for a week I had gotten full eight hours of sleep and I got to say goodbye to the zombie life I had been living for the past week due to not being one of those who fall asleep as soon as they close their eyes and having to wake up early in the mornings. However, even the granny needs some craziness in her life every now and then and I gotta say that those 2 am iHOP dates with him this summer were one of the best memories I got on my trip to the USA this summer.

Next week will be all about working so now I’m just waiting for this up coming weekend just so I get to relax at home and do nothing! Have a great weekend peeps 🎉

In Memory of summer 2017

Kotiterassilla istuskelua vähissä vaatteissa, paljain varpain, jo laskevan auringon lämmittäessä kasvoja vihreyttään hehkuvien puiden lomasta. Auringonottoa aina aamupäivästä iltapäivään, voimatta olla haistamatta juuri leikatun nurmikon raikasta tuoksua. Virkistävässä tihkusateessa juoksentelua kaupungilla, metsästäen tulevalle ylioppilaalle pukua. Juhlienjärjestelyn hulinaa ja loistokkaan juhlapäivän odottelua, vaikka itse ei olisikaan juhlakalu. Kovaa vauhtia lähestyvä matka, jota on odottanut niin, ettei meinaa saada öisin unta tai päivisin pystyä keskittymään. Kutkuttavaa jännityksen ja hyvänolon tunnetta.

Kesä. Sinua on odotettu. Et ole koskaan, ikinä, tuntunut näin hyvältä. Kiitos, että olen vihdoin täällä.

Sitting on the home patio with bare feet, letting the sun kiss my face as it’s going down behind the trees that glow in their greeness. The smell of fresh cut grass in the air. Sunbathing from midday till afternoon. Running down the streets in refreshing summer rain, looking for a new suit for the soon-to-be graduate. Nervously waiting for the graduation day, even though it won’t be my own. The day that has made it difficult to concentrade on anything for the past few months will soon be here. I’ll be getting on the plane and head to the other side of the world… My stomach is filled with butterflies because I just c-a-n-n-o-t  w-a-i-t!!

Summer. I have been waiting for you. I have never ever needed you like I needed have you this year. Thank you for (finally) being here.

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I wrote the Finnish version of this in May but never ended up publishing it. Now that the summer is slowly (fast in Finland…..) coming to its end I wanted to remind myself of the excitement I had before the summer had truly started and publish the thoughts for you guys to see.

This summer has gone by fast, but in all honesty, even though this summer, especially my trip to the USA, has been great I’m kind of ready for it to be over, bacause guess who is already waiting for the next summer?!? Lol, I clearly am not the master of living in the moment…
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Thoughts on Social Media

I have always loved to share my life on social media, especially on Instagram. That’s my thing, my hobby, such as photographing and writing. Instagram can be both of those two combined. Sometimes I share a picture with a caption which may or may not be personal to me. Sometimes I only post a picture if I don’t happen to be in the mood for sharing anything deeper than that.

My pictures are all about normal things like food, nice views, nature in general, my boyfriend, just me etc. So nothing shocking can be found there. However, a few days ago something hit me and I began to wonder if I actually still share too much or too often.
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It’s weird that someone can just go through your social media and know a lot about you and your life just based on that. It’s weird when you hear that someone you barely know has asked something you find very personal from your friend. I know people tend to be curious, I’m curious as well, but I guess I just never thought anyone would be curious about me.

For example, I used to share a lot of pictures of my boyfriend and my relationship in general and I still kinda do, because I mean, even though he lives across the world, he has always been a big part of my life so to me it would be weird if I never posted anything about him since I post so often. However, I don’t want people to be able to read my social media like an open book and that’s why before the last time I have seen him I for a long time considered if I even want to post pictures of us anymore. Like I said it would be weird to me if I never posted pics of him so after all I ended up sharing pictures of us, but it no longer was something I took for granted. This time I really had to give thought to it.
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I’m not writing this because I’m hurt or upset about something and this is not just my way to tell everyone to mind their own business, because we all have hard time minding our own business sometimes, don’t we? It just basically is something I have been thinking about here lately and I wanted to share my thoughts with y’all. Also, the matter of how much we want to share ourselves on social media really is something we all should every now and then give thought to. Because like we all know; once you post something online, it can stay there forever.