Big day tomorrow! We complete our first year in Finland. One year. Time has gone by so quickly that to be honest, we didn`t feel it! People usually say that when we are having fun time flies, right? Well, sometimes I feel life is always running over us. So there’s no time to waste, we have to live for today and I think we are having a good time after all!
We came with an open heart. To challenge ourselves with what was new, to respect the differences, to accept that we would have a different lifestyle and to be thankful – always – for every opportunity that would come along the way. Moreover, life has been very generous to us.
We have a very simple life. We live in a student apartment, we have a student lifestyle (even we are over 30`s) and this is no shame to anyone. Do you know why? Because when we invest in ourselves, we see that we have an entire world waiting for us ahead! It hasn’t been a easy year. There were many challenges, many ups and downs, many frustrations. However, we went through all of them together.
Many people see Finland as the perfect country. A country were everything works, that people are happy, the government make it`s job. Kind of Magic World of Oz. But it’s not. Society faces many problems, both Finns and foreigners.
Although, I’m not here to complain. By the way, this is something that I haven`t given myself the right to do in the past year. No matter what happened. Everyone will always have problems, human beings love to create them. How you live and deal with them is your choice. I decided not to regard them as problems, but as unwanted situations that need solutions.
With this said, we end up this first year more mature, more united and way more stronger. It comes to an end with the desire of always looking forward to the future with the eyes of those who live and accomplish. Not with those who live to some day make things happen. Go after your dreams. Do not expect anyone else to do so, because no one is going to work hard for them like you!
I feel gratitude. I believe I have evolved as a human being and am grateful for having the opportunity to make both my husbands and my dreams come true!
Thus, in today’s post for the Brazilian platform I write monthly, I share a subject that needs attention and care! Something that affects all society and the countries economy. A matter that – I think – becomes a public health problem! I’m sure it’s the deepest article I’ve ever written for them. In fact, there is also a short documentary in English that shows the reality that is often hidden of the world!
I can still remember when I started the blog, just a few months after we moved. And now you can find many post about Finland here that I have written through out this year.
Click the link below, translate the article if needed and I hope you like it!
Neste mês de agosto completo um ano de Finlândia! Minha nossa, como passou rápido! Neste artigo, quero refletir e dividir algo um pouco diferente. Até hoje, só mostrei coisas positivas e vou continuar assim, no entanto, depois deste tempo aqui, me sinto um pouco mais preparada para compartilhar sob
Lili is half Peruvian, half Brazilian, a dreamer Pisces kind of girl, curious, life lover and travel addicted! She`s been to 53 countries, loves to explore different cultures and to travel to the most unusual destinations. Currently lives in Finland, is a monthly columnist for the website Brasileiras pelo Mundo (a Brazilian platform of expat women) and founder of Hey, I am Lili. She believes that the most important things in life are to laugh out loud, a good wine and people she loves always around anywhere in this world!