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

“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.

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.

Pet Peeves

I’m now supposed to write about my top three pet peeves, so here it goes.

1.Being overly-friendly

I am a somewhat antisocial person, so I dislike people who seem overly friendly. Don’t get me wrong, I love people who are friendly, but there is such thing as too friendly in my book. One of my roommates is this kind of person, she always wants to talk to people and often when I come home and she’s home she comes to the door and asks “Did you have a long day?” or “How was your day?”. This would be okay to me on occasion, but not every fricking time I come home. It gets tiresome. Sometimes I just wish I was not raised to be a polite person so I could actually say to her “Well, it’s seven PM and I just got home, what do you think?” However, my parents raised a polite person so I have not so far said that. When somebody seems to try too hard to be friendly, I just don’t like it.

 

2. Not having any sort of awareness of other people and their boundaries.

Another trait I loathe. I am not the most aware person in the world, but even I can read people when they are in a bad mood or have had a bad day. I know to leave them alone then and not pester them. I am also aware of personal space and how some people have it and some people don’t. I have met several people who do not understand the concept of personal space. It is annoying. I also dislike the way some people do not take into account the people around them in their everyday life. For example, speaking overly loudly in an apartment that has thin walls in the morning when other people are sleeping.

3.People complaining about my loud voice

It’s not my fault that most people seem to think that I speak loudly. I know I speak loudly, however, I am not shouting, I just speak with a higher volume than most people. Nothing aggravates me more than when people tell me not to shout, because I do not shout. It’s not my fault that other people speak like teeny tiny mouses. If one politely asks me to speak more quietly, I will, but if one makes the mistake of telling me that I shout, I will not be so kind.

 

You Always Wear Such Bright Clothes

And here I have once again broken a promise of writing once a week but I will try and be better. Here is a new entry to my 30 day challenge.

The second entry was to be to write about something that somebody said to me and I never forgot. This is something that my brother-in-law once said to me. At the time he was only my sister’s boyfriend. I had bought myself a “Svea”-hat and he said: “I am disappointed in you for buying such a teenager piece of clothes. You always wear such bright clothes and now you’ve given into the pressures of being a teenager.”

I did not see it as an insult. I chose to concentrate on the part where he was proud of me usually being brave enough to wear clothes that make me stick out in a crowd. I love colors and to this date I wear brightly colored clothes. And contrary to his belief, I did not buy the hat because it was popular among people my age at the time, I bought it because I liked the shape and texture of the hat.

I have since lost the hat, but these words always stayed with me.

 

10 Things That Make Me Happy

    1. My family

    I love my family. No matter how much I say I dislike them at the moment, I know they love me and I hope they love me. Their happiness makes me happy. Even just talking to them can brighten up my day. Just as well as it can also make my day worse. Sometimes I can’t stand them, but all the same, I love them and they make me really happy.

    2. My friends

    My friends, like my family can sometimes drive me absolutely mental. However, they are the people that also make me smile and laugh when I think I can’t. Without my friends I would be lonely and I am eternally thankful for meeting each and every one of them. They know I am obnoxious, loud and don’t care what other people think about me and yet they still tolerate me and my nerdy fangirling.

    3. Tintti (My cat)

    She’s the most precious little furball there ever was. She’s also my first pet, so she will always have a special place in my heart. She turns 9 this year and I have loved all my years with her and will love all the years I yet have with her. I may not have her with me where I live because I live in a student house that does not allow pets. Plus, she would NOT appreciate the 8+ hour train/bus ride it takes to get to my hometown from here. The distance makes the time I have with her whenever I visit my parents all the more precious.

    4. Knitting and Crocheting

    Like most people know, I love handcrafts, but especially knitting and crochet. There is always new things to learn and new patterns to try. Plus, whenever I give something I’ve made by my own hands to a friend or a family member, it fills me with joy and pride when they love whatever I have made. And it is the best way for me to be creative besides writing.

    5. Writing

    Just like handcrafts, writing is something I do to be creative. I love to write and whether it is a blog post, just for my own amusement or fanfiction, writing always gives me some piece of mind. It is a way for me to deal with my emotions and feelings. My writing usually reflects my state of mind when I’m writing. Or then I just have an inspiration that I am afraid I’ll lose if I don’t write it down somewhere. Other people’s feedback and comments on my writing always make me happy.

    6. Music

    Music is one of those things that reflects my mood. When I’m happy, I listen to happy music and when I’m sad I listen to sad music. When I am angry or frustrated at or because of something or someone I listen to what I like to call “örinämusaa”. Basically it is music that reflects my state of mind either by the melody or the lyrics, more often than not both. Bands such as Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin are some of my go-to’s when I’m in this sort of mood. However, music also has the ability to make me smile. Sometimes when I’m sad, I’ll listen to a song I love and I feel a lot better instantly.

    7. Nature

    I love nature. Some may say I’m a nature hippie and that might be true. While I have lived in a city my whole life, my grandparents lived, and my grandmother still lives, in the country side. Their home is right beside a river and a forest. When I was a child I always loved visiting my grandparents because I got to run around in nature. Nowadays walking in the forest right behind my grandmother’s house makes me feel connected not only to nature, but to my late grandfather. Being in nature calms me and I love the sights and sounds of a forest or running water. If I could, I would live somewhere surrounded by nature with as many animals as I could gather.

    8. Animals

    I love animals. No animal is too big or too scary to me. My friends find endless amount in the excitement I show when I talk about animals or even visit a zoo with countless animals. While I like people, I simply adore animals. They offer you companionship without the stress of having to be pleasant all the time. I guess that’s just the antisocial me talking but I prefer the company of animals to people. They don’t judge me and I don’t have to pretend to be something I am not to them.

    9. Binge-watching anime

    I love anime and binge watching is something I usually do with a dear friend of mine. We usually just sit and watch anime for hours and talk nonsense and knit or crochet. It’s awesome.

    10.Books

    I love books. I have so many and I can’t get enough. I am an avid reader and I try to read pretty much everything but I love Detective stories and Fantasy. Whenever I get my hands on a new book I just shiver with anticipation of the adventures the book will take me on.