I have now spent almost 3 whole days in Thailand and I love it here. The people are so nice and the culture is so different yet amazing.
As someone who is from the cold north, the weather difference was a bit shocking when I arrived here but I got used to it quite quickly.
Last night, we went to the Night Market and it was truly something I will remember for a long time. I have only seen places like this through a screen before so experiencing it in person was quite amazing.
The Night Market is held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, and we will visit it again tonight. My camera has been in quite active use so far, and that will definitely continue.
Right now we’re just resting at the hotel and I’m having my first coffee in about 4 days. I know, unbelieveable, right? :p
I’m in Helsinki right now. Our flight for Krabi, Thailand boards in a few hours.
We’ve spent most of the day on the train down to Helsinki and everything has gone well so far, with the only negative part being me buying mineral water instead of normal spring water. This chicken caesar wrap is pretty great though. I’ve also had so much coffee today that I think I’m good for a few days, haha
I am so excited but still very nervous. This will definitely be an adventure of a lifetime
It’s been a while. I feel like I always say that but this time its true for once.
Today it is the first day of 2018 and also my mom’s birthday. So new years day has always meant a little extra to me for that reason 🙂
As far as resolutions go, I have made none. Except my goal each year to not promise anything that I know I can’t keep. So resolutions maybe not so much, but some goals I will definitely set, as I want to be able to change my current life situation into the better because I feel a little lost at the moment, to be honest with you.
Also, in about 9 days, January 10th, my friend and I are flying to Thailand for 3 weeks. Which means I will be spending my 21st birthday there. I would be lying to you if I claimed that I’m not nervous as all hell but I am also very excited over this experience. I have had a stressful year so I am glad that I can get away for a few weeks as sort of a boost, maybe come back as a better version of myself. Who knows.
If there is anything that I wish for this new year is that it will bring success, happiness and take a few rocks off of my shoulder. Maybe I’ll even find the right path. I have 365 days so I’m sure I can think of something 🙂
Today has not been my day. I’ve felt restless and anxious ever since I woke up, and it shows no sign of stopping. I am the type of person who starts feeling anxious and overthinks everything in advance before it has even happened. And today has been no exception. I haven’t felt comfortable all day cause my mind has been all over the place and I can’t focus because I can’t shut it off.
I didn’t plan for this to be a post where I open up because I don’t like to admit that I feel defeated. But the truth is that I do and I have reached my absolute limit. Every little thing stresses me and I know a normal functioning mind is not supposed to be this way. I also feel a constant pressure in my chest and apart from being stressed, I also don’t feel happy. At all. And with christmas and everything coming up, this is really not the best time for feeling this way.
I can’t wish much else for the new year than that I will be okay, because for the longest time, I’ve felt so on edge. That’s a feeling I wish I can get rid of next year.
Alright, my unecessarily deep update is over now. Til next time
I am just about to leave to go to my parents and stay there for christmas. So I packed my life into two bags and now I’ll be on my way. Because to me, christmas is family-time and I can’t see myself staying at my apartment over the holidays. That’s not a reality for me.
So I’m heading home and I couldn’t be happier about it 🙂
It is currently 10.26 p.m, I just got home and now I feel like blogging a casual post about my day. I am so pleased that I feel this same excitement and motivation to blog again, and not for any special reason, but because I think it’s fun. Exactly the feeling I’ve been longing for quite some time now.
For anyone who wonders, I have failed attempt to be without coffee for 7 days but I did manage to do it for 3 days and that’s quite good as a start if I may say so myself 😛
Me and my friend are going to Thailand for 3 weeks in January, so this morning, or perhaps not morning cause it was at 2 o’ clock so more like afternoon. Either way, I was at one of my very last appointments for the vaccinations I need before I go there.
Even if I live in the same city as the health center that I had my appointment at, I still had to use GPS cause I had no idea where it was located, but with good old trusty Google Maps I found the place easily.
After the appointment, I had some free time before heading over to my friend’s apartment, so I made a couscous salad again with roasted cashews and sunflowerseeds seasoned with salt and paprika powder, put it in a bowl with the couscous, chopped red onions and bell pepper. Works every time 🙂 Later on I headed over to my friend’s place, that I have not seen in ages, and we had so much to catch up on and hyped over the upcoming trip.
I stayed there for a couple of hours before returning back home and since that I’ve not done much except for small things like hung up my laundry, drank some water, watched a few vlogs and browsed through Netflix to find something to watch cause I haven’t really found any interesting series to watch lately so I’ve just moved over to YouTube and watching daily vlogs are a new favourite of mine and they have become an every day thing now. I find it fascinating how someone can edit and make their daily life so visual and interesting in a video.
I have my very last vaccination appointment tomorrow morning at 9.20 and after that everything is all set for the trip. I am so excited and a bit nervous at the same time, but it will probably all just hit me the night before that it is actually happening. Great way to start off 2018 if anything!
I stayed the night at my parents house, as I plan to spend most of December here, and started my day off with baking some gingerbread cookies. As my mom is helping out at a local factory during the day, she doesn’t have much time so I decided to help out as I know what I’m doing in the kitchen being a chef and all. They turned out good and also a large amount of them. And if this turns out to be too few, we can always make more.
Later on, after I finished baking, I got a message from the restaurant that I work at, that we’re going out to eat for christmas at 6 so I packed my things and went to my apartment to grab something quickly before getting ready so I whipped up a fast but tasty couscous-salad.
After that, showered, did my makeup, got dressed and headed for this beautiful, newly renovated italian restaurant. We started with drinks, I got a pear cider and after that ordered our main course. I got this delicious chicken pasta, I’ve had it a few times before and it never fails. Dessert was a chocolate-brownie cake with vanilla ice cream. And I must admit, I broke my no-coffee streak but in my defense it was worth it cause it was all so good
It was a really fun evening and I got it proven to me once again that I have such great
48 whole hours without coffee now. It maybe doesn’t sound that much but I am making personal progress.
I’m currently sitting in the car after me and my mom have dropped my brother off at the dorm. I went along just to get out of the house a bit and also cause I like to watch what kind of christmas lights people have outside. Something very calming about that as I’ve had so many anxious moments in my life lately.
I spent this morning making joulutorttu, which is a very traditioal Finnish pastry in a star-like shape with plum marmelade. I hadn’t really got into the christmas spirit yet before but I at least got some of it after this
It is 9.38 and I’ve had a really bad night’s sleep once again. And I’m starting to think that my caffeine consumption plays a huge part of the reason why that’s happening. I just know it.
So I’ve decided to give up coffee, and any caffeine, for 7 days straight. Am I confident about this? I know myself so it’s definitely gonna be hard but I want to try because it’s starting to affect me.
Instead of caffeine, I will focus more on things that increase my natural energy instead of getting energy artificially.
The goal is to:
- Drink lots of water for hydration
- Go for a long walk each day
- Have lots of fresh fruit
- Being able to fall asleep earlier than 3 a.m
Day 1 starts now 🙂