Hey there! ⛵👣🌤🎶
I'm sitting here among the echoes of building sounds and people having lunch, waiting for my train back home. It kind of feels good to travel home and kind of not. The past 5 days the road has been my home again and now I wish that I could buy a plane ticket anywhere because I constantly watch trains heading towards the airport pass me by. My body is all like please rest now and after that head to the gym after all that sitting! But my mind is all like "Would not hurt to travel a few more days!". I'll have like 2 weeks of normal life ahead of me (= work, courses, BA writing..) and then I'll come back to Helsinki because I got my student pass for SLUSH 2019. SLUSH makes me both nervous and happy because it could very well be the opportunity of a lifetime and I'm willing to get ahead with that part of my life but also it puts a lot of pressure on me to be the best possible version of me, which of course is what everyone should strive for because life does happen outside of your comfortzone, I know that for a fact!
Another interesting thing I've noticed during my travel is how well I get along with my close friend Maria. I mean of course I knew that but traveling together unfortunately sometimes brings out the worst in us due to a lack of sleep, being hungry and other factors. But we didn't fight at all! Instead we had this wonderful mutual aspect of understanding and respecting eachothers needs between us. So if you don't know we went on a cruise to Stockholm together and it was our first time traveling together. We did the entire experience with karaoke, dancing, fancy drinks, great food, watching the sea.. But being in Stockholm was of course the best part of the trip. Stockholm must be my favorite city in the world. Anywhere you look you find beauty and new experiences. I don't know how and when to turn my life around so that I could move there. I seriously feel more at home there than in my actual home. Must be related to the fact that I visited Stockholm 2-3/year ever since I was like 5, must give me somekind of sense of security and childhood nostalgia. We also found an amazing cafe! (random side note, ignore it my brain is tired) But yeah if you are in Stockholm then visit Downtown Camper Cafe. Gamla stan was also like a dream like always, filled with Swedish culture and most importantly Christmas things.
Now I've also traveled all most any hour of the day experiencing both sunsets and sunrises and now I'm contemplating if I should sleep on this bench before my train leaves or perhaps striking up a conversation with some interesting stranger in order to top of my vacation.
Have a great week!