What am I Excited About?

I generally get excited about small things that may not seem exiting to anybody else. Things like a new yarn or a craft project I want to try. A new book or a movie is also a good thing to get excited about. Also animals and all the small things that make life worth living.

However, what I’m currently most excited about is that I’m going to be a godmother! My sister just had a baby and she an her husband asked me, along with his little brother and my sister’s best friend, to be the child’s godmother. I am really excited. Especially since I did not actually think they would ask me. I had already resigned myself to the fact that they would ask one of his sisters and I would have to wait at least until the next one. But I get to be the godmother of their first child!

I had already vowed to be the cool aunt that drowns the baby in nerdy-things, but now I get to be the nerdy godmother instead of the nerdy aunt. I had the best godmother of my siblings, so I will endeavor to be the best godmother I can be so that my new godson will not miss a thing.

5 Blessings

The first blessing in my life would have to be my family. They love me unconditionally and understand me. I can be just the way I am and they don’t care. They still love and support me. My parents are great, even though my dad worries too much. I have been blessed with two great siblings, a big brother and a big sister. While my sister and I may not have always seen eye-to-eye, I know that we love each other. Plus our relationship has gotten better as we’ve gotten older.  I also have the greatest niece in the world and soon will have a new niece or a nephew to dote on.

The second blessing would have to be my friends. I have the best friends I could ask for. They understand my nerdiness and love me for it. I have been blessed enough to find a few friends in my hometown, but I also have a great group of friends in the town I study in. My uni friends are more the nerdy sort that love Harry Potter, Doctor Who and any such things whereas my hometown friends are the sort that have known me more or less my whole life and therefore know me almost inside-out. I feel blessed to have these two groups and intend to keep them if it kills me. 🙂

The third blessing in my life is probably my ability to do handcrafts. It gives me an outlet for my feelings and also a way to keep myself calm and occupied. It is a blessing I have inherited from both of my grandmothers. It is a way for me to give something special to friends and family.

The fourth one is my health. I have been lucky enough to stay relatively healthy my whole life. Except for several ear infections when I was small, 5 and a half years of retainers, and not very severe allergies, I have been quite healthy. Not all people are so lucky, so I feel quite blessed for my health.

The fifth and last one would be my ability to read. Not all people in the world can read and even though I live in a society that every person can read in, I know it is a privilege. Reading gives me an opportunity to lose myself in another world and forget my worries and unwind. I could not imagine my life if I didn’t know how to read, so I am quite happy that I can.

Without these blessings my life would not be the same. Nor would I be the person I am now, so I can say that I am truly blessed.

What If…

I’m supposed to write about a time that I’ve always thought what if? about. I’ll have to disappoint you with this one. I can’t think of a thing I think like that.

I try and live my life without regrets, so if I want to do something, I usually do it. If I leave something I wanted to do undone, I try not to dwell on it. Usually there is a reason for when I don’t do something. Reasons like I don’t have money or the opportunity. I try not to let time be the problem because I know I would regret if I didn’t do something simply because I had no time. It’s just a matter of arranging things.

I usually speak my mind, so people usually know what I think about them or how I feel towards them. I may live behind a mask of indifference, but the people who truly matter to me know that they do.

Sorry for the disappointing what if – post

Animals and Plants

This time I’m supposed to write about something I feel strongly about. And that something is how we should treat our environment and animals.

Like some who have read my previous writing may know, I love animals and nature. I love walking around in nature. I also have strong opinions about how we as humans treat certain animals.

I think all of us should take into consideration that Earth is not just OUR home. There are billions of other creatures that also call earth their own. So why should WE be the ones to decide how to treat this shared planet? Don’t the animals and plants have any say? In our society, they do not.

I try to make my decisions based on how they affect the world, and especially the animals and plants around me. While I cannot always make those choices, I try and make them as often as I can.

So, I would like to challenge you to do the same. Let’s make the world a better place for us and the creatures and plants around us together.

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

Today, as you can see, I will share some words of wisdom that speak to me with you guys.

These words speak to me because I love not to act my age. I do not understand why we should become boring just as soon as we are “adults”. I mean, I don’t even feel like I am an adult. I know I’m old enough to be considered an adult, but to me, being and adult is more connected to the stage you are in your life rather than how old you are.

I am an adult because of my age, but I am not an adult like my parents or even my siblings. I mean, my parents are of course adults, but even my siblings are more adult than me. My sister is married and expecting her first child and my brother has a nine year old daughter. These are things that, in my opinion make a person a REAL adult. I am in no hurry to have these things. I want to enjoy my youth and act like a child.

I love just enjoying my University years and doing stupid shit with my friends. I mean, I am not doing anything too stupid, just enjoying myself. So why shouldn’t I? I have more than enough time to be a boring adult. So I will be enjoying acting like a child and playing.

I want to keep myself young, so I will endeavor to be the cool aunt who plays with their nieces and nephews if they so want. I hope I will never be too old to enjoy playing anything. I mean, I will never enjoy playing Kimble, but nearly anything else I will play.

Today I’m supposed to share something I struggle with. This is a hard one.

At the moment, I struggle with keeping myself motivated in my studies. It is nearing the summer holidays and I find it hard to find the motivation to finish my last assignments. Especially since one of those assignments is my BA thesis.

I just don’t have the motivation and don’t know where to get it. I will have to finish all the assignments sooner or later but I just somehow don’t have the motivation. I think it is mostly because it’s so close to summer and it has been a tough year of studying and I would love for it to just be over already.

I will just have to find the motivation somewhere. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for that.

I apologize that this was not more deep.

10 Songs That I Love at the Moment

This time I am supposed to list 10 songs that I love at the moment, so here they are with some explanations.

 

1. Just Fishing – Trace Adkins

I love this song because of the feelings behind the song. It reminds me to enjoy the tiny moments that seem unimportant but end up being the most important.

I also created some more feels for myself connected to this song by connecting it to my character in our Doctor Who Role Playing Game. Basically I was creating the back story for the character and was thinking about their relationship with their father (who at the time of the game has been dead for several years) and thought that it would have probably been just like this song. Just spending time together not for a specific purpose but because it’s important. This relationship is the biggest reason my character is so balanced and comes to terms with the tragic death of their father so quickly.

2.The Good Stuff – Kenny Chesney

Another song to remind me about appreciating the small stuff in life. It is not about the successful job or amount of money you have but the people you love and the little moments you share with them. All the memories are worth so much more.

3.Little Bitty – Alan Jackson

I love this song because it resembles my attitude so much. I am small but I don’t care because it’s okay to be teeny. This song makes me feel better when I’m feeling down and brings a smile to my face every time I hear it.

4.Woman Like You – Lee Brice

This song appeals to the closet-romantic in me. Listening to this song makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. It also makes me smile when I listen to it so it is a great song. I also like Lee Brice as a singer so that makes the song even better.

5. This Ain’t Nothin’ – Craig Morgan

This song is a sad one. It makes me cry. But that is good, a song that can awake any emotion in me is worth listening to. The message of the song is also important. I like to think of myself as a person who does not worry over trivial things or things I can do nothing about. This song is a perfect example of that kind of mentality. Why care about losing material things if you have lost something or someone that’s more important.

6. Let Me Go – Christian Kane

I have actually listened to this song for years. I love it and I love Christian Kane. I don’t know if I can say anything else, I just simply love this song.

7. Meet You There – Busted

I think this is the first non-country song on this list. I found this song again just last summer and fell in love with the new version of it they recorded when they got back together. While they didn’t change it all that much, it still has a more mature sound now.

8. Don’t Blink – Kenny Chesney

This is another song to remind me to enjoy the little moments in life. Because life actually does fly by quite fast. It is important to enjoy the small moments that seem insignificant but end up being the most important. Like meeting a new friend or spending a day on the beach or anywhere with good friends or family. Sooner than you think those moments will be just a memory.

9. My Sentimental Friend – Herman’s Hermits

This is an oldie. I love these kinds of bands, Hermans Hermits, Beatles, The Kinks and many others. This song, even though it is a bit sad, usually makes me smile when I listen to it.

10. The World – Brad Paisley

This song makes me smile. It also appeals to the romantic living deep inside me. Let’s take a hypothetical situation. If I had a boyfriend I wish he would feel this way about me. Like I am his whole world. Appeals to the romantic in me but the realistic person I am I know it will not probably be like this.

Yet this is still one of my favorite songs from Brad Paisley.

 

 

 

Five Ways to Win My Heart

1.Be Kind to Animals

I love animals, as people who have followed me for some time should know. A sure fire way to win my heart would be to love animals and be kind to them. Because let’s be real, if I have to choose between Tintti, my beloved cat, and a potential significant other, Tintti wins paws down. I understand that not all people like animals, but for me animals are something that will be a part of my life forever, whether they be mine of my family’s, so no animal-haters for me. Show me that you appreciate those who do not have their own voice and you’re golden.

And my love does not end with pets, I love all animals, so if you think that wolves, sharks or any other animals should have no right to live where we live, then you can say goodbye to the hopes of ever getting my affections.

2.Buy Me the Correct Kind of Books

I love reading and a surefire way to win my affections would be to buy me a book I like. Not even my family members buy me books without asking me first. I would love nothing more than for someone to know me so well that they did not need to ask me what book I would like. Or at least listen to me prattling about my favorite books or book series enough to know which books I have and don’t have and be able to buy me some that I am missing.

So, a way to this girls heart is through books.

3. Play an instrument

I can not play any instruments so I appreciate the time and effort it takes to learn to play something. While this is not a requirement for a significant other for me, it is a huge plus. Any instrument is fine and I would love to hear them play.

To be honest, this probably has its roots in my childhood and one of my favorite tv-shows, Digimon. My favorite character was Yamato, who played the harmonica. This created for me the ultimate fascination for people who can play instruments ans I have always found people who can play something attractive and interesting.

4. Not To Tie Me Down

I am a free spirit. I love doing things at the spur of the moment. I would love to travel a lot in the future. What I want is a person who understands this and does not try to tie me down to one place. Best would be if they would love to travel with me, but if they don’t I would hope that they loved me enough to let me travel as much as I want to. Besides, I have grown used to the fact that I can come and go as I please, so I would never ask for permission to do so.

5. Understand That Being A Nerd Is A Huge Part Of My Life

I am not ashamed to admit that I am a huge nerd. It is a part of me so why should I? If you can’t understand that, then you ain’t worth my attention. I may spend a whole day watching my favorite shows or playing board games with friends. My friends and I may even have the bright idea of having a 24-hour Harry Potter marathon just for the hell of it. This is a part of who I am and if you can’t live with it, you don’t deserve to be in my life, much less be loved by me.

Neither do I tolerate the fact that you judge my nerd-friends and me because we are not afraid of showing who we are. So, if you can’t not judge us, you ain’t welcome.

On the other hand, if you love me for the nerd that I am, you are golden. I will appreciate all the things that make you you, so I would hope you would do the same.

 

Five Places I Want to Visit

1.The Great Barrier Reef

This is just one of many places in Australia I wish to visit one day. The reason why lies in the biology nerd that lives inside me. It is such a hot spot for different animals and plants that it would be totally awesome to see. Besides, it is one of those places that will not be there for long if humanity continues to live the way it does.

2.London

I’ve never been, even though it was in my plans last summer when I was in Great Britain for two months. However, we were in Scotland, and the trip would have taken a long time and a lot of money, so I decided I could wait. There are so many things I would love to see in London; Big Ben, London Eye, Baker Street, etc. Also, when I someday get to visit, one thing I will do without a doubt, is go see Mousetrap.

3. Japan

I have always wanted to visit Japan during the time when the cherry trees are in blossom. I also love many things about Japanese culture. I would love to eat actual authentic Japanese sushi and miso soup. I would also love to put my language skills to good use. After all, I have been studying Japanese as my minor in University for two years now.

4. Masai Mara

I would love to see the great savanna and all the great animals that live there. It would be a great experience for the animal-lover in me. Plus it would feed my sense of adventure.

5. Hawaii

I would love to learn to surf one day and since it is not possible in Finland, what better place than Hawaii. Although I would settle for Australia or California, but lets go with Hawaii. There are also many other things I would love to see in Hawaii. It is such a unique place and the culture fascinates me. Also the connection with Elvis is one thing that intrigues me. My mother is a huge Elvis fan so that would be a good place to go with my mum.

My Inspiration

This time I’m supposed to write about a person who inspires me. I could go with many people, but I think I’ll go with my big sister.

My sister is nine years older than me, so we did not have much in common when I was little. Although as I have gotten older, our relationship has grown better. Why does she inspire me?

She has faced so much difficulties in her life and she still keeps on going. I mean, there have been several things that have not gone her way and yet she still keeps on going. I hope I am as strong as she is. I love her for who she is and I would not change her for the world.

She has also chosen a profession that makes her happy. It might not always be the easiest job, but she loves it. It inspires me to find something I love as much as she does and I’d like to think that I’m on my way to that.

I hope that someday she will know just how much I appreciate and love her. She’s truly been an inspiration and will probably continue to be for the rest of my life.