Nobody but the winds are awake. A pair of dark boots are climbing over people covered in lost hopes and dreams and bottles filled with happiness in liquid form. These people are sleeping in their own scars and tears. The boots are trying to escape. A bruised body might be better than a bruised mind. Slowly moving like the hands of an retired pianist. Like snowflakes in the night sky melting as they hit the pavement. The boots know these streets better than the person that wears them, sees every stick, every stone. Young girls are like melting snowflakes, a few passing moments of glory and beauty then a fall and suddenly they melt on the pavement. What if one could only fly? The person in the boots will try.
Walk nr. 4: Work smarter not harder & how it pays off in the end
Length of walk: 10km and extra points for surviving in the snow and turning a regular walk into an actual workout 💪🏻 As the same cosy Winter weather continues...
Walk 4: Reflections of beauty
Hello lovely people of the Earth! 🌻❤🎶 I hope all of you are doing well and have enjoyed your weekend & week for that matter. Wrote this on Sunday...
Walk nr. 3: Walking all week and thinking about love
Weather: - 1 degrees Celsius but felt much warmer ☀️ (comment from a co-worker "you look like you're enjoying a warm day in July" How good it felt: 3/5...
Walk 2: Meditation and how it gives you powerful insights
Weather: -12 degrees Celsius, fresh clean air and just like last week: snow ❄❤ How good it felt: 5/5 Length of walk: 3km Feeling: Euphoric Theme for this walk:...
Sometimes I wish that I could only have one home like some people. Sitting in the warmth of a fireplace knowing that I could always return if the world outside would become too cold for me to handle. That would work out well if I was one of those peoples whom never get bored. But I do get bored easily. I need to see new things in order to dream, dream big. As I sit on the bus on my way from one home to another I wonder what it must have felt like traveling way back in history. Several weeks on the road and as a woman having to wear uncomfortable clothes and having to correct my makeup all of the time. I mean that would have looked good, probably better than I look now at least! But I can't let my mind wander like it does now, just keep focusing on the tightness of my clothes. Now I have the freedom of just being, just existing.
I look at the wonderful fluffy white clouds and imagine what Leonardo da Vinci would have felt like looking at birds being completely free of the human limitations of staying on the ground. What wonder it must have been to step onboard an airplane today when the noon sky was filled with this beautiful golden light. I was reading about Thailand and Carribean cruises with my morning coffee. A lot of people travel all the time, a lot of people never travel. Those of us who travel all the time no matter the distance might be familiar with the backpack theory.
The backpack theory is something that often occurs when traveling, especially when sitting in a bus. Almost every seat is taken but there are still a few left. Suddenly a new person comes in. This person is looking for their perfect seat. Somehow they always end up picking the seat next to someone with the largest bags/backpack. This is because they might not have noticed the bag/backpack. That person with the bags, yeah that is me. I try to make them room the best as I can. But I keep wondering, why is it that all those other empty seats without any large bags keep being empty? Is it becaue it's considered rude to put ones bag on an empty seat?
There is a lot of holiday spirit around. Many cities are putting up Christmas lights and people gather around to see them. I'm filled with a certain happiness. It's nice to be alive, right here, right now.
Hey! I've survived and enjoyed Slush. I never thought I would say that and I never thought it could be the right event for me. When I arrived I was filled with nervous energy and excitement. I woke up a 4.30 am and took the train to Helsinki with my backpack filled with my dreams & ideas, my casual+ clothing and my laptop, all great tools for someone searching for the greatest career opportunities in their life. When I first saw the venue I almost passed out. My knees felt weak and I felt like a small person among all those great minds. It really hit me ; this is the place to be, this is the right place and the right time. I left my things at the cloakroom and found myself at the Quantum stage listening to a speak on education. Every person felt amazing, every step I took felt like the moon landing. The food was healthy and I could eat on the go, also coffee and water everywhere - to keep you filled with positive vibes and inspiration and most importantly in order to stay hydrated.
It all felt like a huge nightclub but the party was all about discovering that your different path was not one you need to walk alone, you could walk it with all of these people whom have gone through with the same struggles of not fitting in and thinking differently than everyone else. Everyone had unique names impossible to forget. Everyone loved a good intellectual conversation, a nice meeting of the minds. These minor details as some would call them are for me the exact factors I need in my life, these details within the atmosphere made me feel like I was among my people, I felt like I had found a mental home.
Of course I learned a lot. It will probably take me several weeks to gather my thoughts on each of these pieces of knowledge and for it to set into my mind. I feel confident and have gotten my confirmation that no matter how unperfect you are as a person you can still work on your own and make it work.
No matter how perfect all these business minded people may seem, they are still just people. People who are flawed and still deserve succes and love. I love how humble all the CEO's I met with felt like. They saw that I had knowledge on some subjects they didn't know a lot about and I listened to them speak about things like the network effect and project market fit which despite my interest for the career and the independent lifestyle are still very new to me. It's like a mutual respect, both of us being teachers and students at the same time. Is this what it feels like to be among open - mindedness? Being part of the great is just about trusting yourself enough - working hard enough so that you'll be able to be one of those people whom will succeed after failing time after time.
Slush 2019 was very visually pleasing as well. All of those uv-lights and a secret garden for relaxation in a otherwise high stress environment. You could just stop there to breathe or even to take a nap in between all of those meetings. The only word I would use to describe the entire event would be: wow!
I'll be back with more business minded visions when my mind is less blown by all of the greatness that Slush 2019 was.