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Their success...

I am shattered.

In truth, I’m running out of ways to describe just how exhausted and spent I am at the moment — mentally and physically, but particularly mentally. 432 more words

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If this is how it affects me...

A little over five years ago, my husband and I endured what seemed like an impossible task at the time. It felt never-ending. Because of a set of circumstances we could not predict, we found ourselves applying for permanent residence in Finland on grounds then called ‘ 554 more words

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The first snow

As soon as I learned that snow was set to arrive in southern Finland this week, that little-kid excitement took over. Anticipation. Wonder. More anticipation. Awaiting snow’s arrival takes me back to those moments as a kid, waiting to see if we’d have snow, how much would eventually fall and if school would be cancelled. 234 more words

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(Re)orientation

This semester, this month, this week, stress abounds. (Largely, I’ve created this stress for and all by myself.)

As I hurried to deliver a seminar on a topic I felt less than prepared for, cursing the construction which put me a bit further behind schedule than I was comfortable with, I passed by one of the most iconic spots in Helsinki — Senate Square. 75 more words

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A glorious, colourful reminder

Life in Finland. Years ago on a business trip to Amsterdam, after listening to me talk about life in Finland, the person to whom I was talking stated simply, ‘So, you’re on the tourism board of Finland then?’ His statement oozed with sarcasm. 402 more words

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Square eyes

This one time, I was a real hypocrite. More of that to come.

📺 Netflix has been both a saviour and a curse. First, it’s a saviour in the sense that it gives me great viewing pleasure. 372 more words

Life

Wet stuff falling

Ahh. Monday. Who doesn’t like a good Monday? Which reminds me of a funny I came across on the interwebbything:

Another perk of the job is the luxury of lazing at home and calling it ‘work’. 127 more words

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