She was bird without wings

Sixteenth of December
She was bird, she was cat, she was endless sky with million bats. She lived bravely but scared of everything. Her days were full of sun and moon, sleepy days and sleepless nights. Negatives and positives circled around the body of her. A lifetime of opposites being all she got. Flying like a bird and laying down like a cat. She became everything a small girl could be and still she wasn’t quite like people believed.

She wanted to fly and fly and fly. But there was always that one risk: falling down, breaking wings. Nothing could stop her from dreaming of it. Those beautiful skies full of birds. Huge wings shaking in the wind taking them around the world again and again. She wanted to be like them, a bird with wings so strong she could keep flying and never land. But it wasn’t possible. Not every bird know how to fly. Not every bird can be on the sky. Her wings were cut off, disappeared, taken from her. She was a bird without wings doomed to live forever in the world of those going to die.

She missed the sky but she loved the ground. Sleeping through the day like cat was dream achieved. Doing nothing. Living without purpose. It was perfect until it was not. One day, two days, three days she was okay. Sleep, relax and see dreams. But days four and five and six she lost her will of being silly. Day after day it became harder and harder to stand back up and be like a bird. Sleeping like a cat not knowing about the world felt just fine. But not anyone can live that forever. You start to wonder. What if? What has she missed? Is this all I truly have? Could I have flown if I wings still had?

 

(This text was written in ten minutes without thinking anything. I did almost no editing and decided to publish it just like this. Nowadays, I call myself a writer. I even study creative writing in uni. But my problem: I write in Finnish. This blog is in English. In my opinion, it’s sometimes good to publish texts that aren’t so great or ready. Maybe in a few years, I can return to this one and see how long way I have gone with my English skills? Or so I hope…) 

With love,

Viivi Scared of Writing

 

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Being Finnish

Sixth of December
Last year has been an interesting one for all the Finns. Our beloved home country Finland turns 100 years old. There have been blue colors, special events and waiting all around our country for the whole year. We have talked about it to the point that you could call it too much.

They even sold Suomi/Finland 100 bread, shampoo, toilet paper, alcohol, and rollators. Yeah, we are kind of crazy.

All this partying and celebrating ends today when it is Finland’s independence day. All the Finns (even me from New York) stay the evening in front of their TV screens watching when our president and his wife shake hands with hundreds of people. You will see all the most important Finnish celebrities but also a lot of normal Finns who got invited. Every year it is one of our biggest events but this year Finns have literally gone crazy. (Or is celebrating 100 years of independence usually this big thing?)

Happy 100 years birthday to all my fellow Finnish and Finland!

With love,

Viivi Severina

First snow blues

Second of December
First snow. I want to hate it. It means winter, coldness, wearing too many clothes all the time and never going outside. Snow means one year is coming to the end too soon. What there is not to hate? And still, I am like a kid. Running around trying to catch the snowflakes with my tongue. Everything turns white and looks so magical. People are laughing after long dark autumn and children running around making snow angels. What there is not to love? How could I hate this?

 

(This is text I wrote earlier this year during the first snow. I wanted to publish it but I just didn’t have anything else to say. So, here it is. Why do you hate and love first snow?)

With love,

Childish Viivi

 

First of December

I haven’t been busy but I have no time. Because I am some kind of stupid idiot, I have decided to study two university degrees at the same time. Why did I ever think that this would be a good idea? I study creative writing. It is my passion. It is my thing. But then I decided to continue my business studies that I declared as too simple and boring for me.

It’s partly because of money. Finland’s government helps financially those who study in “real university”. My creative writing is only an open university. A writer isn’t a job in Finland. Or so most of us seem to think. So, why I try so hard to be something not possible? Why is writing my only real passion? Even traveling seems dull and irrelevant next to days used writing never-ending stories.

I don’t have time for my blogs. Maybe trying to write three blogs wasn’t possible in the first place? All the inspiration I used to have is now written for other people who order blog articles from me. I miss writing for myself. Writing whatever I want and without worrying about grammar and being 100% correct.

This is why I am writing now. This December I will write more. After New Year I will start normal rhythm. Travel blog once a week. Random posts here whenever I want. Photos to my photo blog as often as possible.

Today is the first day of December. 24 days till Christmas. Maybe I have all the elements to do writing Chrismas calender? 24 posts. Can I do it?

With love,

Hopeful Viivi

When You Have Too Many Blogs…

So, I have decided to do some more changes with my blogs and start concentrating to them more. This autumn I will start studying creative writing in remote university so I will have a lot of time to just write around the clock everyday of the week. That made me think, why not use some of that time for blogging?

You may realize that I changed the domain of this blog. Yes, even if I changed it to for new hosting a few weeks ago. I have decided that my Lost Viivi site and domain will be a little bit like my home page. I will share there links to all of my blogs and maybe sometimes share some extra news from my life. Who knows.

My travel blog aka my main blog Go Travel Global will continue as it is. Except that I will first return to posting once a week and after I find the right writing rhythm add that second day back. I have too many travel stories I want to write currently but for some reason I have no motivation of writing them.

Then there is my Go Travel Photo blog.  I have been thinking new name for it but at least yet I haven’t come up with any good enough alternatives. I want to share more of my photos there. At least a few times per week. If I have time even more. The original goal was to share photo every day but I don’t think that will be possible any time soon.

Today I changed name of this blog from Lost Viivi to Lost Side Blog. I have been mainly sharing blogging awards my travel blog gets here but now I want to share something more. Small stories from my life, random thoughts, maybe even poems or novels I write. I won’t set schedule for myself but rather keep this blog as easy to write as possible. If I have something in my mind it will appear here.

And lastly I may have been planning of making one more blog. (I know, I know, I already have too many blogs okay…) It was kind of my friend’s idea. We used to write Asian drama and music reviews together when we met. I was complaining that I need new hobby and she suggested starting reviewing again. This time I would review a little bit of everything and not just Asian dramas. I still love them but my obsession isn’t as huge anymore.

Would anyone be interested in reading music, movie, tv series and book reviews? Well, I don’t even know why I ask because whatever your answer is I will still probably do it…

Am I the only one with problem of having too many blogs at the same time? I think that I am blog addict… If you have many blogs feel free to comment them below because I would love to have some new bloggers to follow.

Thanks for reading and welcome to my blog if you are new. Check out also my  InstagramFacebook and Twitter!
With love,

Totally Lost Viivi

The Awesome Blogger Award

I was nominated for this blogger award in my travel blog and now I published it in my side blog! And now I am once again sharing this new post I wrote here because apparently the posts you share in your wordpress.org blog (yeah, different thing than wordpress.com blog) the post doesn’t appear here in wordpress.com reader. Why is blogging so hard?

The Awesome Blogger Award

So, if you want to read my answers to 20 questions asked by two of my favorite travel bloggers click the link above!

I hope you are having amazing day and let’s hope I will keep writing my blogs more actively in the future (probably not…)

– Lost Viivi

More Travel Planning…

Last week I was so excited about my new camera that I totally forgot to write about this trip I planned earlier that week. So, surprise! I am right now writing this weekly wrap-up in plane flying towards Bremen. If you read my travel blog, you probably already knew that but here I am once again traveling towards big adventure.

So last week went by getting ready for my trip and having week full of Eurovision. Firstly about this travel plan. I will be traveling the next two weeks. First to Bremen and then after a few days to London and Brighton. You may be surprised but I studied German for seven years. (I can’t say anything…) So, I have wanted to visit there almost half of my life. I went once to Berlin but we only stayed for one day and only attended to concert.

Brighton has also been on my bucket list forever. I don’t even remember when and from where I first heard about this place but I knew immediately that this city was meant for me. I don’t know if any of you has ever felt it but for me some cities just awake feeling of belonging. Brighton is definitely one of those places.

It was kind if hard to get ready for my trip because at the same time we had crazy Eurovision week. Finland didn’t get in the finals (this is third time in the row but let’s not talk about that…). However, there was some amazing performances this year. That opera pop man was one of my favorites. And as person who loves music mixing different genres to one big mess rapping yodeling just stole my heart.

My opinion of the winner? Well, it wasn’t bad and he doesn’t deserve the hate he gets. I just didn’t like the song and singer’s style personally. Also, I am so happy about Portugal’s win! (And not only because I had been planning to travel to see the Eurovision next year with my friend.) Finland has won once with Lordi so I am always happy for other countries winning for the first time.

Watching Eurovision with family is like tradition and even if I have many friends who don’t care at all what happens in this music competition my family has always been kind of Eurovision freaks. (Not severely but we watch all the semis and final and everything else concerning Eurovision.)

I have nothing else. My week was super boring so nothing more to share. Next Monday will be more interesting and full of pretty travel photos. If I just learn to use my lovely new camera before that… I am hopeless with using it…

With love,

Viivi Severina

 

Hello

It has been while hasn’t it! But now I’m back and trying to write more also in this blog. And shamelessly self promoting check out my TRAVEL BLOG. I write every Friday travel post there.

So what’s up with me?

I moved to new city, started new school and have new everything. With one word I have been busy. But I have also had fun. I’m studying business and feel like it is the right thing for me. I also do a lot of writing and translating work in Fiverr and feel like that is something I would enjoy doing the rest of my life. And then of course I have been writing my own travel blog that has grown too quickly.

In two days I will go to London for few days with my sister. And after that I have to return school where I will have busy two months before Christmas holiday. Going back to London feels extremely thrilling. I have been there three times and never get enough of the city.

We will also go to the Harry Potter studio tour! My childhood dreams coming to alive. Buying the ticket was hard but whatever for the Harry Potter experience.Any tips what I should do in London?

Youtube

So I promised that I will start youtube when my blogs have one thousand readers (and then I changed it to when my travel blog has one thousand readers…) That day is soon here! Like in week or something. I have been planning my channel and am excited but totally scared.

Being in front of camera isn’t something I’m good at and pronouncing English is something I’m even worse than just speaking for camera. Also until now my blogging identity has been anonymous but in videos I have to show myself. Once I but them online they will never be erased.

However even if I’m scared I will do this! It is one of my dreams. And it will make my English better and that was the reason I even started blogging.

I think there will be two channel I will make. One for travel videos and another for anything else. Not in the same time but eventually, someday in the far future. Or at least maybe… I hope I can do them.

If you have any tips for me I would love to hear them!

I hope you are doing well.

With love,

Viivi Severina

 

Buying Domain!

I did something crazy and finally bought domain for my travel blog. I’m so thrilled and exited and proud. I would have never guessed this happening. Funny fact is that it has only been under four months from the times when I didn’t even have ten followers. When did all those 700 people start to read my writings?

Maybe I’m just over reacting but for me this is something I would have never expected. I started writing blogs to learn better English and save my travels for myself. Though it’s more interesting to write when someone is reading.

So now check out my travel blog from

www.gotravelglobal.com

This is amazing. I have had quite bad week so this decision really made my day.

I hope everyone is having as good day as I am. I will keep writing so see you soon.
With love,

Viivi Severina

Should I get domain and hosting?

My travel blog will soon have 400 readers. For me that feels unbelievable. Why would so many people want to read what I have to say?

But today we are not going to talk about my feelings but rather difficult matter I have been thinking about. That is:

Should I get domain and hosting?

I want my own domain (you know he web address without that wordpress word in it) but it takes money. Not a much but still money. I need hosting because my photos are going to take so much space that the WordPress platform isn’t enough for me. Hosting takes even more money.

So what to do?

I have tried to read and explore what others recommend. I’m still totally lost. I don’t want to pay much because this is not probably going anywhere but I hope someday this blog would be more than just a hobby.

 

I have some candidate websites I have been thinking to use (I will list them and their good and bad points below). Has anyone any recommendations? I would take all tips with gratitude! 

I have been wondering between two sites Hostgator and Bluehost. Or then just upgrading WordPress. I’m not sure which one is the best option… Why is this so hard?

Maybe I should just wait for a while longer? 400 readers isn’t that much…

 

With troubled feelings,

Viivi Severina