In Moment Everything Can Change

I’m sitting in my bed knowing tomorrow I will leave this place I call home. It’s been ten hours after I decided to take the student place given to me. Day after tomorrow will be the first day of school. Tomorrow I’m moving far away to live on my own. 

I’s scared and I’m thrilled.

What if I don’t survive? Or even better what if I do? What if this is the way for me to fulfill all my dreams?

I want to write, travel and film videos. I want to make people happy and educate them. I want to make my own bisness and success in it. I have so many dreams and don’t know where this road I have chosen will take me.

I’m going to study business. I already know some of the classes will make me inspired and full of energy. But I also know that some of the classes will bore me to death. I don’t know if this school will be the right one for me but I want to try.

I’m not the student type person. I would rather do everything by myself and travel the world. However I have decided to this my way. Book weekends full of adventures and use the boring lesson to plan ways to archieve my goals. If I believe in myself, anything is possible.

You should too believe in yourself because there is no impossible dreams.

With love,

Viivi Severina

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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

Diary: Train Traveling (Again)

Hello dear diary!

I’m on my way back to home. It’s 2AM but I can’t sleep. I have never been good at sleeping in moving vechicles. I still havefive hours to go before I can enjoy my own confy bed. Last five hours have gone by watching Netflix but now it’s getting boring. So I decided to write about my day here! (Probably bad idea because I’m so tired…Sorry not sorry!)

So today I had my school entrance exams. I didn’t know what to expect when I walked in the school (after getting lost and running for my life so I would not be late…) I think I have quite good changes to get in but it’s still scary. So much depends how well I did in that exam. 

In two weeks I may move to Rovaniemi. Ten hours train trip away from my current home, friends and family. Or if I don’t get in I will go to not so interesting school which is closer to home. So much can change in so small amount of time. I don’t even know when the results will come out!

Well however now back to the exam. One of the tasks was to write motivation letter and explain why would you be fitting to this school. There was only 20 minutes time to write it. I paniced. In the end I explained about my blog and how I only started few months ago and now have 600 followers. I told that it may never be anything but I want to explore my blog writing skills more.

I don’t know if it was good move to tell about it. All the other people in the exam seemed so mature. What if the teachers just think I don’t fit in and am too naivi. I’m so scared. I really wanna get in! This is going to be torture waiting for the results…

But yeah I’m sorry about this mess I call a blog post. My brains are so tired after being awake soon for whole day…

I hope you are having good day!

With love, 

Viivi Severina

Diary: Train to my Future

Dear diary,

it’s me again. Today I’m writing from train. I have been sitting here four hours already and have still another four to go. It’s long way but totally worth it. So where I am going?

I haven’t yet talked about this on my blogs but I am following my destiny. I don’t even know if I believe in destiny but if I did this would be perfect example of it happening. This train will take me to other side of Finland and to school entrance exams.

If you have been reading my blogs you may know that year ago I decided to have gap year because I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Then I volunteered three months in hostels and found the way I want to live. However after I returned home my family pressured me to apply in “good” universities.

I got badly sick just before the university exams were and didn’t get in. I was again without direction in my life. Or so I though. My mum had decided that her daughter will not have yet another gap year and made me to look the school that were still searching for new students.

Today I am going to entrance exam of school where I can learn about hospitality management and tourism. I never tought I would end up living in Lapland but now all I hope is that I will get in this school. I also never ever considered this area of studying before this school.

So four hours to go until I’m in Rovaniemi and one night until the exam. Wish me luck!

With love,

Viivi Severina

PS. Don’t forget to follow my TRAVEL BLOG! I’m soon having 600 readers and can’t really believe so many people would like to read what I have to day.

 

Storms and anime

Hello!

This is my first weekly likes and dislikes post. Starting from now you will get new likes and dislikes post every Monday. Sometimes I may only have couple of things to share and sometimes I may come up with a long list. It really depends how busy week I have had.

But now let’s go to the point and dislikes and likes I had on the past week!

Likes:

Thunderstorms

It has been stormy week! Thunder, lightning and hard rain. Yes, it is on my likes list. I have always been the girl who loves storms. It makes me feel somehow peaceful. Crazy, right?

Wattpad

I may be quite late with this but I just found Wattpad. (It’s site where people can write their own books.) I love writing but even more I love reading! It’s amazing how many interesting books there is and all free.

Finnish police and Guns

Yesterday they talked about past Finnish tragedy where police shooting caused people dying and getting hurt (it had been 30 years from that). After this the way Finnish police uses guns had changed. Nowadays police (I mean whole Finnish police force and not just one police officer) only shoots a couple of times per year. And usually those are warning shots.

Bungo Stray Dogs

Anime series (if you don’t know what anime is, it is Japanese cartoon…) Yes, I watch a lot of anime and this is just my newest addiction so be aware of more anime being listed here on the coming weeks.

Bungo Stray Dogs tells about detective agency with people who have “magic” powers. I literally like all solving mysteries things so it’s not surprising I get hooked to this. The characters are interesting and I totally have crush to one of the villains. Hups…

Tallinn

I’m traveling to Tallinn next weekend with my friend.

 

Dislikes:

Criminal Minds: Beyond the Borders

I have loved Criminal Minds for a long time so waiting for this new show was exiting. It was going to add together my two favorites, profiling and traveling. Now when you wonder why it is in my dislikes let me explain. I got disappointed.

I would love this series if I started to look it without knowing about Criminal Minds. However I was waiting for all the lovely psychology and profiling CM has and that never came. It’s more like NCIS and that’s not bad thing but I was hoping for more… Maybe I will still fall in love with this TV-series?

Blogging Problems…

Well… not problems but I have no idea how to evolve. I mean should I buy domain name? Do I use too much photos because my storage in WordPress is starting to end too quickly? I just don’t know what to do!

Problems with school

Shortly I disagree with my family what my dreams should be…

 

 

There was everything from last week! I hope you enjoyed. What things did you dislike and like last week?

With love,

Viivi Severina

 

 

Not Enough

Yesterday I sat twenty minutes in car with my mum. The whole time she told me reasons why I should apply to the agricultural school. I have kept saying that I don’t want to go there. I will be miserable if I have to study that subject for another three years. She doesn’t listen.

She says it’s the only place I can get in. That I can’t do other jobs. It’s like meant to be. I already have studied animals, it’s close to home and I would easily get internship from my dad’s big company. Everything seems perfectly fit in. Expect me.

Even if that job and school was meant to be does it matte if I’m going to go insane doing it? I already know it would destroy me. This may sound dramatic but it is the truth. There is no way I will be drown back to the gray normal. I will not anymore do something others want and cause losing my own meaning.

I need challenges. I’m scared of average, not being enough, living my life just doing fine but never great. I’m scared to death that I will never find my meaning in this life. And that drives me to fight.

What my mum doesn’t get is that trying to make me do something will just backfire. The more people doubt me the more determined I am to walk my own road. My life is constant fight against the expectations. Going through my own dreams but never revealing them for anyone in the fear of getting laughed at.

So I’m going to fight once again. This is my life and my decisions. No one (even the people close to me) can’t tell me what to do. I may be stupid walking my own road but at least I don’t need to think “what if” in the future.

Keep fighting!

Viivi Severina

Deciding School

I love my family but sometimes I just want to get away. Today is one of those days I hope I would not feel bad about leaving everything behind. I love my family but I hate the plans they lay in front of me. Maybe I am just rebelling but I can’t live by the plans given to me.

Last spring I had university entrance exams. My motivation wasn’t present and I got really sick. I really wanted to get in to school but I didn’t find any field I would like to make my future. In the end I didn’t get in any of the schools I applied in.

End of summer and I was feeling lost but nothing new on that. The schools that have still free spots for autumn had their application processes to start. My mum sat next to me to be sure that I applied somewhere. I even got quite hyped up by one of the schools.

Tourism and hospitality that is studied with only few days in the university and most of the days in internet. It would give me time to travel. I would have time to study on my own pace. Perfect. I want to get in there.

My mum wasn’t so pleased about my choice. After a lot of threatening and shouting I also applied to agricultural field (and some business schools).  I have already studied three years animal careering. It was nice but I would die if I had to go trough three more years of that. I need challenges to my life.

So now I’m in problems and in the moment all I can think about is running away.

Today I told my mum the agricultural school send me email. In that email they clearly stated that if I get accepted in I need to send my answer before I would have the other entrance exams. So put simple way if I can’t apply there and to the other schools at the same time.

For me the decision was easy. Don’t go to that school and go to the tourism and business schools’ exams. In the first place I didn’t want to study more farm things and animals. In my mums opinion my decision is totally wrong. With that school I could good job and better salary and sure job. But I would never be happy…

Why can’t my family realize that I need to do my own decisions?
I’m scared of wasting my life.

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

 

 

 

Sunshine Blogger Award (again)

Hello everyone! I got nominated back to the sunshine blogger award so go and check out amazing 11th Squad Cat blog. I love her travel photos (and she had amazing music taste!)

Because I already nominated 11 persons for this award I will today just answer to the questions I got. (But if you end up reading this and wanting to participate just comment below and I will nominate you! Questions are same as in my first post…)

Here are the rules for the Sunshine Award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate eleven blogs to receive the award and write them eleven new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

 

And now my answers to the 11 questions:

  1. What got you into travelling?
    I have always loved traveling. I was probably eleven (can’t remember exact age…) when I did my first holiday abroad. I loved it from the first seconds. After that there has been no way back to not traveling for me.
  2. What place is on the top of your bucket list?
    I think I have too many to even list them all here… But some examples are: USA, Berlin and Budapest
  3. Cityscape or nature?
    Nature
  4. Are you more of a planner or are you more spontaneous?
    I first plan but then don’t follow the plans I have made.
  5. What’s the longest flight you’ve been in, and how did you spend your time?
    It took 25 hours to Japan but I had 2 transfers in that time. I watched movies, listened music, wrote, told sappy stories for myself and played Nintendo.
  6. What’s the most exotic food you’ve ever eaten?
    Snails?
  7. What is the number one place in your country that you recommend?
    Lapland and seeing northern lights
  8. Do you collect mementos from your trips?  What are those?
    Yes, everything random and maps.
  9. Who or what inspired you to write?
    People I meet. There is so many inspiring stories I hear from new people I meet.
  10. What’s your favorite time of the day?
    Night.
  11. What do you miss most about home when you travel?
    My friends and family. Food. The quietness and no people around.

 

Thanks for reading!
With love,

Viivi Severina

Sunshine Blogger Award

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I got nominated (two times) for Sunshine Blogger Award! Well the truth is my travel blog GOTRAVELGLOBAL got nominated but that blog is place for travels and I have made decision to keep it free from other things. So I will be receive this award here in my side blog. 🙂

Thank you for lovely Jackie and Mae for nominating me. Check out their blogs because they write amazing content.

I decided to do these two nominations in same post so you get to see me answering too many questions. I hope this will give you better picture of me as person. Enjoy!

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers. It is given to “bloggers who are positive and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”.

 

Here are the rules for the Sunshine Award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate eleven blogs to receive the award and write them eleven new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

 

And now to the 22 questions I got…

What is travel for you?

Life, freedom and finding myself. Travel is the way I want to keep living the rest of my life.

What keeps you motivated?

Good music, interesting people I meet, new experiences waiting for me, writing stories… The list is endless.

Who are the people that inspires you to write? Who inspires you?

All the blogs I follow and read. And all the people reading my blog. It still amazes me that someone would like to read my texts. And of course the people in my past who thought I will never succeed in my life and dreams.

How will you achieve great results in writing your blog?

Well… Being myself? I haven’t really thought that too much. Right now I will just keep writing and hoping that someone wants to read.

What is favorite color?

Pink, black, green.

How old are you when you started writing?

I was late bloomer and learned to read and write later than my class mates. However after I knew how to write nothing was stopping me. So the age was probably ten years old.

What is your favorite place around the world?

I have many but if I had to currently choose one it would be… Mount Inari in Kyoto

Which would you choose? New York or Bali?

Bali

Will you go trekking or go to the beach?

Can I go trekking to the beach?

What is the one thing you can’t travel without?

Open mind and smile. Everything else is

What are the challenges that you have face in writing an article?

My sometimes lacking knowledge of English grammar.

Favorite destination you’ve traveled to?

I’m bad at deciding my favorite things but Spain or Japan.

What is your dream vacation?

Backpacking around the world.

What does happiness mean to you?

I’m not so sure about this. Being able to talk with my friends and family. Writing without limits. Doing whatever I want with my life (currently that is traveling). And meeting new people and hearing inspiring stories.

Favorite food?

Finnish macaroni casserole

Favorite book?

Cheryl Strayed’s Wild

What do you wish you were doing right now?

Listening music on plane and planning what to do in the exotic destination I would land in coming hours.

Would you fly to the moon if given the chance?

I would say yes but probably back out just before departure.

Do you prefer the beach or mountain life?

Both.

What was your high school mascot?

Didn’t have a mascot.

How would you describe your personality in one word?

Curious

 

And the eleven people I nominated:

Anywhere With Brooke

11th Squad Cat

From Dream To Plan

Local Girl Foreign Land

The Start and The Bean

MySestina

Roaming Red Sneakers

World Inside My Pocket

Munky Travels

Japan Living

The Pearly Life

And the questions for nominated (or anyone who wants to answer) are…

  • When did you start your first blog and if it is not the current one about what it was?
  • Dream travel destination?
  • Name one book/movie that has inspired you
  • What countries have you traveled to?
  • Tell something funny that has happened for you in plane
  • What is your own favorite post from your blog?
  • What are your three must listen road trip songs?
  • Do you believe in destiny?
  • Share your secret blogging advice with everyone
  • Train, car, ship or plane travel? Which one do you prefer?
  • Introduce your blog in three words

 

I hope you enjoyed this!

With love,

Viivi Severina (aka Neidotta)