Rehab

Rehab

“When I was a kid my mother gave me one of the best advices: if you catch yourself being addicted to something, cut it off. ”Try not to need even a morning cup of coffee” she said. (And to plant the idea in my head, rather than telling me, she was showing me.) Work to remove the temptation so you are not dependent on anything. Well — I can resist almost anything but temptation. Got tons of prove of that. But it’s still damn good advice. We often dream we had more money so we could buy everything we wanted, but the truth is that many of us already live that way. And because that’s mostly what’s wrong with the whole human kind, I’m calling myself on my bullshit and making a change. You don’t even have to give up everything, as long as you keep in mind granting yourself everything never did you any good.”

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To bee or to gtfo?

To bee or to gtfo?

“Another reason for me to do the terminator is that my blog renews this month. I actually went on the site to cancel my subscription but as the crazy person that I am, I started writing instead. But it is a load of money that I’m paying to be spent on something I haven’t used but once or twice this past year. This is my first blog post in 10 months for Christ’s sake!! I would laugh if it didn’t mean I’ve fucked up. And it’s the worst when it wasn’t for anybody else but myself.”

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I choose to surround myself with things that grow me up and make me a better person.

I choose to surround myself with things that grow me up and make me a better person.

“There are a hundred things I want to learn in life and it’s my job to pursuit them. Some of my goals are easier, ”concrete” things which give palpable rewards. Some of them are slightly harder, because the progress is not as visible and the reward only comes after a long time if you have maintained to keep your course. My post-it originally came to life after I found vocal coach Felicia Ricci from YouTube. On many levels her weirdness and wisdom gave answers to my questions and I remember thinking she was exactly what I was looking for at the time. That I should constantly seek ways to better both my skills and knowledge on singing and absorb everything that I can use as a fuel. That I should choose things that have a positive effect on me and widen my understanding about.. well, everything. Things that grow me up and make me a better person. They don’t have to be big things, you know. Just choosing to keep your mind open makes the biggest difference.”

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Why I talk to strangers.

Why I talk to strangers.

“The old Finnish values are guts, loyalty and perseverance, but we pretty much missed the line where they dealt openness and flirtation. We are generally good and honest people who keep their word, but we might require a bit of time to let others in and we can be very careful with showing affection to anyone who we don’t quite trust yet. Trusting is hard. It can be a real bitch actually, but I believe all the magic happens when you talk to strangers. Just think about it: even all the best people in your life used to be strangers to you once. The things you’ve missed out on if you hadn’t taken the chance to know them.”

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Chronicle #1 — About confidence and fear.

Chronicle #1 — About confidence and fear.

"As an adult I’ve started to think why I never wanted any hobbies as a kid and why I’ve been so protective towards everything I’ve loved the most. I have come to understand that not only have I become afraid of failure and trying, I’ve also somehow alienated myself from the idea of being successful. So, today I’m letting you in my head as I’m writing about self-confidence and fear."

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But first, you must apologize.

But first, you must apologize.

"I want to thank everyone who has followed me so far to click this post open. As a blogger I see it both a privilege and a responsibility to point light at things that deserve to be seen as they are and wipe off people’s spit of things that don’t deserve it. Today I’m writing about pride, cockiness and humility."

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Do you ever get tired of fighting for women's rights?

Do you ever get tired of fighting for women's rights?

“But what does the human nature love more than a good battle. The shine of possible victory. Feminist shirts for all. ❤︎ Hasn’t been a time or two when I have heard “Wait - isn’t feminism like female chauvinism?” And it never is. That’s why I haven’t ever been able to bring myself to buy any items with a feminist slogan. Because the people carrying it have a shit ton of responsibility on their shoulders. And as much as I would like to answer all the looks with conversation and define my attitude to the last detail, it hasn’t and never will be a one woman battle.”

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Do the write thing.

Do the write thing.

"The same way Heath Ledger's Joker explains why he uses a knife, I think with giving out too much information "you can't save all the little emotions." Writing is a world which makes the reader create, too, and by not leaving something to imagination, you can't feed creativity. I like reading random people's blogs and texts. I can imagine who they are. Where they're writing. Why they are writing. Imagine their tone. Having something a little less personal makes it all the more personal for you. In other words, if you too prefer a little mystery instead of a somewhat vicarious experience, keep reading."

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Me too.

Me too.

"Still even now as I’m writing this text I’ve had to erase a lot of apologies and explanations of it and focus on writing things as they were. I don’t know if it’s a Finnish thing, but somehow I am still afraid of being too transparent and saying too much.. though I know that kind of behavior should be exposed and those assholes deserve everything they got coming their way. But still, I feel ashamed. Why?"

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Pursuit of happiness.

Pursuit of happiness.

"I talk about being brave a lot and always encourage people to pursuit whatever it is they want from life, but sometimes I'm guilty of shying away from my own battles. And whenever I realize I'm being a total idiot, I need to change things up. So. This is my aspiration for that greater stuff. I'm utilizing life's oysterity. Because it's about friggin' time."

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Change.

Change.

"Looking back at what’s went down, I feel grateful of everything. It all is a good start for the rest of my life. And you know what - managing to stay unspoiled and true and being able to honestly say that ”I like the person I am" is one of the greatest achievements in life. It's taken a long time and a lot of effort, but I think I finally can. So yes.. me and the numbers are in peace."

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Who am I?

Who am I?

"You can be asking that all your life. Gotta try everything. Some things stick without us even knowing, some we never learn. Like the wise say, the only stable thing is that nothing is stable. Hence, considering how many times our personality changes during our lives.. are we actually ever the people we think we are?"

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The hardest part is just before you start.

The hardest part is just before you start.

"I chose to call my blog Anthropology because as the saying goes, all the important things happen between people. Life is one big learning process and the people on our way have a huge impact to who we become. I want to write about all that. Yes, I’m nervous about if I’m really cut out for this, but now that I own my own domain and website, I feel this is one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time."

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