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

 

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Busy Life

I have been so busy lately!

In the last few weeks I have…

Exhanged first time guest posts. Check my post HERE

Did my first translation gigs in Fiverr.

Moved to new city and now live alone for the first time on my own.

Went to school again to study bussiness.

Got finally my own domain for my travel blog. www.gotravelglobal.com

Try to make new friends but still failing badly in it…

Promised to write post every Wednesday to my travel blog but didn’t have time for that.

Travelled with my friend to Estonia. And planned too many new trips to do this year.

Have been staying too much inside doing nothing and being scared of the new city around me.

Lived week without microwave or over.

Drank too much cheap tea and tried to ask tarot cards to tell me my future.

Survived my first weeks living alone. Haven’t hurt myself (or my neighbours) yet!

 Been total failure in life but still somehow got trought it and found some confidence in myself.
So this has been my life lately. How have you been?

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

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

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

 

 

 

The Traveler Who Lacks Courage

Today I wanted to talk you about something that has been on my mind recently.

Courage.

To be specific courage to travel. Now you may think how can the starting travel blogger be struggling with something so simple. Well any problem isn’t small if it prevents you from doing what you want.

So courage to travel. For me it’s something I radically lack. I have already given up with going to university right now (or to be clearer maybe that plan never was so important for me…) I know traveling is the next step for me to do.

BUT…

Yes, there is the big but named courage.

One personality trait I would give away right now is worrying. What if I fail? what will I do if I run out of money? I’m probably not going to find a job. Everything will go badly and it will not be what I wanted from my life. What if I try to make this writing thing a life and don’t succeed? There is no other way for me to live

And so I stare my plans and don’t know what to do. I loaned Australia books from library but can’t open them. I check airline tickets to South Korea at least three times a day (on incognito browser because I know too much about traveling cheap). I have everything planned out: volunteering three months in Korea, going to working holiday in Australia and after that maybe living the life where I just keep traveling.

Only thing I don’t have it the courage to make my plans true. I haven’t shared them with anyone before this. I feel like telling someone means they will laugh at me and make my dreams nightmares.

Last time I bought the tickets without telling anyone and left before they even realized. This time I’m going to find my strength. Today I am going to tell my plan for my parents, friends and for my scared soul. It’s time to make my life my own.

 

With courage and love,

Neidotta

Blogger’s Lazy Day

I should write about my recent trip to Sweden but I have somehow lost all inspiration to do it. (Or maybe I’m just too lazy to import all the pics to my computer…) Because writing the blog is for me to improve and become the happy person I want to be I’m not stressing too much. I will write when I feel like it.

To do something blog related today I decided to do big job that had been waiting for some time now. I rearranged all the categories in my blog. Now everything is in clean order. It took some time but I did it and am proud of myself.

It’s amazing to feel that I am beginning to get this blogging thing. My travel blog has soon 200 followers and after every new one I keep wondering why would someone want to read about my life.

Another thing I did today is staring my own Pinterest. Yes, I mean staring not starting. I have had it for some time now but never really understood how it works. Today I decided it is time to try. Any tips for me to use Pinterest?

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This blog is for me to write whatever. If you want to read my “real” blog check out my adventures in my travel blog.

With love,

Neidotta