Tuesday, July 30, 2013

And so it begins

Some background info 
(you can skip this part if you don't like reading and just want to get to the point)

I study at the University of Eastern Finland. In September I'll start my 6th year (and hopefully my last year) as a student. My major is Education, especially counseling. So one day I'll be a qualified guidance counselor/career advisor/counselor.

If you skipped the background info part, begin here!

Last week I started something big. I started doing my master's thesis. Yikes! I'm super excited and nervous at the same time.

By wing_clipper

My topic is Third culture kids and my research methodology is Grounded Theory

So far I've conducted only one interview, but it's a start! I'll keep you posted on my "great scientific endeavor".

And so it began...

I heart Berlin

Other cities I heart:

New York



Monday, July 22, 2013


After reading Anchored in Love Divine blog I decided to write a post about creativity and become part of The Circle. So here're my thoughts on creativity...


What does creativity mean to me?

For some reason a thought of living without a possibility to create something new depresses me. Ever since I was a child, I've loved to create. Creativity is freedom. 

It is a way of life and a profound need to find and accomplish something new. Here's how creativity can be seen in my life

How to stay creative?

Last October I posted a list of ways to stay creative. You might want check it out HERE

For me the best way to stay creative is to spend time with creative people. For example my dad is really creative. He makes beautiful furniture. He inspires me. Also my big sister is a creative spirit. She has inspired me all my life. 

Another thing that helps me is reading. I read novels, magazines, blogs, statistics (this one might be weird, but it actually helps me!) history stuff, maps etc. 

A Secret

Despite being known as a creative person, there are only a few people who know this: I dream about writing novels. I've written stories as long as I can remember.

By  Nana B Agyei

When I was a kid, I was really excited about a story I was writing. I was lying in my bed and my mom asked my why I couldn't get any sleep and I told her:

"I'm too nervous. I don't know what's going to happen next in the story."

Being creative is easy, but showing other people your creations is hard. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Ask yourself: who would you like to be?

I wrote about finding yourself HERE. Now I'm starting a new post series about understanding yourself more deeply.  

By David Talley

Join me on this journey. What you need is courage, an open heart and mind and willingness to grow.  

Ask yourself...

Get a piece of paper or your notebook and write down at least 20 things. Take your time. You can spend a whole day, or even longer, doing this one exercise. Dig deep. Dream. Who is the ideal me? What is she/he like?

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Not sure what to read next?

Well, maybe i am Mrs K can help you. J = my hubby. M = is me.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Who are you? Part 1

People travel to India to find themselves.
People sail across the Pacific to find themselves.
People climb Mount Everest to find themselves.

To find themselves. 


By Thomas Leuthard. More info below.

I guess it's because finding yourself means finding happiness. At least books and movies are telling us so. 

I don't agree with them. Here's why:

1. The thing that we're suppose to find (the answer to the big question of who am I) is constantly changing. (Psychological point of view)

2. We often find things that are not good or something to be proud of.

By Agustın Ruiz. More info below.

So, I don't believe that finding yourself brings you happiness. But don't get me wrong, I really do think it's important to know who you are. And if there's something you don't like, try to improve.

Have courage to admit that you're not perfect or even good and take responsibility. Stop blaming people around you, circumstances or the past. You have a chance to be better and no one else can change you.

I wrote that finding yourself doesn't bring you happiness. What does then? Well, I find happiness in this:

The Model by Thomas Leuthard. License: CC BY 2.0
una flor celeste by Agustın Ruiz. License: CC BY 2.0