✖ Pyhä Igloos | Pyhä Magic

Sunday, 11 April 2021

My 26th birthday was a lot different than my 25th. I've always lived in this crazy belief that I cannot age if there isn't any snow on the ground on my birthday. However, this year as I planned to travel where the snow was, we had it plenty in Southern parts of the country as well. You can't always win, can you?

On my birthday this year, I did a trip to Pyhätunturi. It took one 12-hour train ride in a fully booked train, a mask on my face, and a 3-hour trip by bus from Rovaniemi to Pyhätunturi. Gosh, I've missed traveling.

I've always wanted to stay in one of those glass igloos they've got in Lapland. And since you only turn 26 once, I spent a weekend in one. The glasses were able to be heated, so the snow would melt away. The visibility would have been perfect for the Northern Lights if the weather wouldn't have been as snowy and cloudy as it was. It wasn't the most optimal thing as I've always wanted to see the Auroras, but it's definitely a reason to go back next Winter.

The host of the igloos was amazing. He was such an adorable old man who really did make sure everything was okay all the time. It was fun to watch him go around the premises doing a little something here and there once in a while. He also made sure we were aware of all the restaurants nearby, which I understand completely as the global pandemic hasn't really done wonders on the tourism of Lapland.

It was absolutely one of the best things I've done myself on my birthday.

✖ for the first time in forever.

Friday, 9 April 2021

 For the first time in forever, I'm looking forward to the future.

While I've been struggling mentally during the past year, I've done plenty of soul-searching. I've learned a lot of things about myself, I've learned where my limits are and I've learned to give myself more mercy when it comes to certain things. I've understood that I don't have to be perfect, and as cliché, as it may sound - I don't need to be perfect.

I've found something that one may call inner peace. I've learned to control the chaos inside of me. And boy, the chaos itself is a massive one.

I've got my eyes in the future. Even though I plan a lot of renovations for the flat that I'm able to call my home for the first time in almost two years, I plan on selling it. I plan on finding a perfect little two-story apartment with a sauna and my own backyard somewhere nearby. I manifest it daily and work towards that goal. I want to be able to provide my own apartment, without my ex-husband hanging in the same mortgage with me just so I can stay in this apartment. I plan to be in my own field of career by the end of the year. Plenty of changes coming ahead.

For the first time in forever, no matter what I've planned I have the certainty that everything will be okay in the end. I have the certainty that I'm going to make it. I don't have to push things to move them where I want them. I'm looking forward to the time to make its magic, for me to make my own magic.

For the first time in forever, I finally trust myself completely and that scares the shit out of me.

✖ when you can finally match with your kitchen | home renovation diaries

Sunday, 17 January 2021

 You know the feeling when you've always been wanting black kitchen cupboards but you still haven't been too sure about it? I've been thinking about it non-stop for around three years now. In my head it's gone like: "Hmm, that could do. Would it be too crowded though? But I kinda really do wanna paint my kitchen black. #allblackeverything, eh? But would it be tacky? I want to do it. But should I?" And only recently I stopped at that "I want to do it." instead of "but what if."

However, I didn't paint the kitchen cupboards as I usually planned. I took a bit crazier route to finish it the way I wanted. It took plenty of determination but I'm damn happy about it. I dc-fixed it. I KNOW, I DC-FIXED IT!!

In my dreams, I want to rip out the whole damn kitchen up its root and build a new one but I don't really have that kind of money yet to do so, so this has to do now. 

I think the only thing permanent in my kitchen ever will be is that Smeg fridge. 

Enjoy the before and afters!

✖ new year, new shenanigans

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Up until GoDaddy asked me to renew my URL-address for overdosedoncaffeine recently, I haven't been really even sparing a thought on this little baby of mine. I kind of thought that well, I haven't really been into a mood of writing anything, and I thought that blogging doesn't really fit in on this new me I am building. Yet I've done it, I renewed my blog URL-address for the next year, and I will see where this is headed to.

✖ so what have I been up to, lately?

I've been up to a lot! By the end of the year, I kicked my ex-husband out of the apartment we own together and moved in with D. I've been travelling plenty (between the borders of Finland), I've been basically living at work and simply enjoyed things near me. Oh, and I may have a black kitchen now, but more about that later.

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