New times, new life, new adventures. I would like to say that my life is back to normal, but when is life actually "normal". I´ve been on two major adventures during the past year and I have sure enough noticed that life is always unique. Constantly, we ge thrown into new situations, not knowing how to handle them. Maybe we don´t always have to handle them. Maybe it´s better to just go with the flow and live a little. I once again decided to write a short post, mostly to give my international friends an insight on what I´ve been up to, but also for the joy of writing in itself.
My time is right now occupied with studying, studying and more studying. I have my matriculation examinations in history and Finnish in two weeks and I´m doing everything to get myself properly prepared. During the summer I have mostly been working and spending time with my friends, and now it´s time to widen my horizons with new knowledge and new adventures.
I love always having something to look forward to. Therefore, I´ve been planning my next trip now for a couple of weeks, and it´s soon going to become reality. I´m going with one of my best friends on a road trip through Finland to Lapland and northern Norway. In ten days´ time we are going to see as much of the most northern part of Europe as possible, including Lofoten, Tromsö and Nordkap. I couldn´t be more excited about this trip, and can´t wait to finally be off.
So how does one do it? How do you live on the other side of the world, move back, move out again, just to come back to little Ekenäs and start a new life from scratch? Good question, I haven´t figured that one out myself yet. But what I do know is that the learning curve is tremendously ambiguous. It´s not possible to be on cloud nine for 12 months straight. It´s a question of adapting yourself to new environments, and learning to let life live itself. It is absolutely possible to be in control of your own life, but it´s impossible to control what happens around you. That´s why I think it´s important for us to accept our own obliviousness and not worry too much about what happens around us. In order to live a stable life we need to develop ourselves and not let our surroundings affect us negativly. We are all unique and the environment plays its part in shaping us, but we should never let it control us.
In order for you to adapt to new environments, it´s vital to be yourself and live a social life. The only way of developing yourself is by not being dependent of anyone else and by doing your own thing. Surround yourself with people you love, and people who like you for who you are. That is the only right way of actually adapting yourself to new situations and finding the best kind of new people. to make friends with. That is what I´m trying to do, and what I´m trying to stick to.
This was a little bit deeper topic than usual, but hopefully you managed through it all :P. I´ll probably post something again after my trip to Norway. Below are some pictures from the last couple of months :)
"If you live an ordinary life, all you'll have are ordinary stories. You have to live a life of adventure."