Monthly Archives: January 2015

#YearOfHappy – A Love Letter to Myself

#YearOfHappy is Here!

#YearOfHappyI decided to take part in the #YearOfHappy linkup that October June and Allisonleighann are hosting in pursuit of a more positive attitude (and perhaps also a more regular blogging schedule). This month’s topic is “A Love Letter to Myself”.

I felt extremely flustered last year: from writing my Bachelor’s Thesis to running the Her Campus Helsinki chapter and writing for our student paper, I just had so much on my plate that I don’t know how I managed. But now, I am so grateful I participated in all those things because ultimately they made my year busy and fulfilling and made me feel super accomplished.

This year looks like it’s going to be just as busy but this time I’m less scared. I know I can pull it off and I’m eager to start working on all of my projects. I have so many great people helping me in all my endeavours that there’s no way I can fail!

So, I’d like to just remind myself, if you feel swamped/stressed/anxious, take a deep breath and step back – it’s not really that bad! You’re not in a hurry to get your Master’s, you don’t need to be best in everything, and you certainly don’t need to achieve everything RIGHT NOW. There’s time. So enjoy all the little moments and don’t forget to have fun.

Here’s a little reminder list of all the great things in my life right now:

  • Merlin the kittykat#YearOfHappy Roses
  • my boyfriend
  • amazing friends
  • BA and hopefully soon MA degree
  • Her Campus Helsinki and my lovely writing team
  • BTSB magazine
  • Lukufiilis magazine
  • a wonderful apartment
  • supportive family
  • my health
  • so many books to read…
  • all the travels I’ve done and the trips I’m going to do
  • my blog :)

 

5 Fandom Friday: Conventions

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I decided to finally start participating in 5 Fandom Friday: a weekly linkup hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. Considering my love for fandoms, I just had to start participating (before I’ve always been too busy).

I just love the idea of conventions, they’re so great for meeting like-minded people and they have such a sense of community! Unfortunately, we hardly have any here in Finland but it’s my goal to someday go to a proper huge convention either in the UK or the States.

5 Fandom Friday: Conventions I’ve been to or wish to attend

Animecon: A Finnish anime convention with so much fun stuff to do! From video editing and cosplay contests to dance lessons and art shows, this is the place to be if you like Japan-stuff! I have gone couple of times and it’s always a lot of fun.

Tracon: another Finnish anime convention with a very similar style to Animecon. I’ve usually found that Animecon has a better, friendlier atmosphere though. But both are fab!

Finncona free science fiction and fantasy literature convention in Finland, that changes location from one city to another every year. I’ve been there a few times and I just love the atmosphere. No better place for a bibliophile!

Charmed Convention: There’s a Charmed convention that has been organized a few times (if I remember correctly) in Paris and I love love love Charmed so obviously I’d LOVE to go!

Any Comic Con or Doctor Who convention: I think it’s obvious why I’d want to go to a Comic Con – they’re the best conventions! And there’s so much to see (I always read the programs even though I don’t ever get to go – boo to living in Finland!). Also, anything Doctor Who related is amazing in my books!

 

If you want to know more about 5 Fandom Friday or participate in the linkup go check out The Nerdy Girlie!

What conventions have you gone to/would like to attend? :)