The last time I checked in here, I could feel the sun burning on my skin and I had just returned from one month in Vienna. Now, the yellow leaves are falling day by day from the maple trees in our courtyard. The sun is not that bright anymore.
This Autumn has been very calm, almost quiet after graduation. It is a strange yet familiar state-of-mind. Being in-between places. Waiting for something to happen.
In the meantime, I have been exploring and tried out new things. Like sketching again and going to dance classes. Also, going on events related to my career aspirations to get inspired and motivated.
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A few days ago I was in Vienna, wandered in the heat with little clothes and mesmerized by the beauty of the city. I did overpack my suitcase, of course, with long sleeves and trousers that got barely worn. I think this was the first time I actually travelled alone. Or, going to a place I’ve never been before without knowing anyone.
It was nice to get away from Helsinki after handing in my thesis and just indulge in things that I liked. I’ve visited a couple of museums and did some trips while picking up some German. I’ve met more people in one month than I probably would during a year back at home. One could say it was quiet an intense month, but a great one.
Now I’m slowly getting back to reality and trying to figure out my future destination, because my graduation is just around the corner.
It finally happened. I handed in my thesis of 81 pages. So lately I’ve been having a lot of time to comtemplate life and what will happen now, where will I move etc.
For a long time the future has felt very far away, or at least what will happen after my studies in August. Three years ago, I started something that totally changed the prospects of my time line. I did not realize until then how much I’ve attached my identity to my career choice, which was at that to become a lawyer. A gap year turned into a career change and suddenly I was no longer a law student but a marketing student. I’ve always been good at maintaining an image of calmness. But what I can say I struggled a lot during first half of my 20s. It was an emotional inferno and I got through it.
Några vykort från de sista veckorna jag var i Stockholm.
Det var ett tag sedan jag uppdaterade. Jag har hunnit vara drygt en vecka i Helsingfors nu. Kommer att vara här i maj och juni för att skriva färdigt min graduavhandling. Jag har kommit lite igång men ska försöka få till ett skrivflow nästa vecka. Ser fram emot att sommarvärmen ska komma till Helsingfors, bär ännu ylletröjor och yllekappa i maj liksom. Jag har inte så mycket inplanerat nu, kanske en sväng till Österbotten under juni. Men i juli kommer jag att bo en månad i Wien så det ska bli kul!
It’s been a while since I updated. I’ve been about a week in Helsinki. I’ll be in Helsinki during May and June to finish my thesis. I’ve started writing slowly, but will try to get a better writing flow next week. I’m looking forward to warmer summer weather here, because I’m still wearing thick wool sweaters and coat in May. I don’t have so much planned out, will maybe go to Ostrobothnia during June. One nice thing! I’ll stay one month in Vienna.