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Yay Yellow!

Yay Yellow!

Sweet vacationing. Time to sit in the long chair. Sleep lazily under the soothing sun. Wake up when I feel like it. Have muesli for breakfast, with some blueberry muffin herbal tea. Go out for jogs that I realize last almost an hour. I’ve become quite strong compared to a couple of years back.

Yay Yellow!

I’ve also had some time to read. Nicolas Jacquemot: What Can One Learn from Optimists? A pretty blue book written by a Swede that shows you in clear steps how you can bring more positivism into your life. Best possible scenario versus catastrophe thinking.

I feel anxious – possibility A, I’m going to break under this stress or possibility B, the feeling shall soon pass, I’ll just focus on something outside of myself. Getting into a state of flow where I’m doing something so captivating that time disappears. I just enjoy and do. What are your get-lost-in-it thingies? Keep a list handy. This way you know you’ll not be beaten by the blues.

Yay Yellow!

It is luxury to be able to spend some time pondering. Vacations are made for that. I stepped out of the blog world and all digital fun for a while, to be grounded and calmed down. To bathe in real life. I find that blogging and Facebook add a honeyed touch to life, but life has to be there first. I want to see my friends, now scattered between Finland, France, USA and Canada. Some in Germany, Holland, China, Mexico… too. So yep, a tall order, but one after another I do meet them.

Yay Yellow!

I appreciate friendships where we really share. The right that you have to be just you. This builds your self-strength. You know that to some you are enough simply the way you naturally are. These moments lingered on together carry you a long way ahead. You can pull them up in your minds eye far after the sweet summer get-togethers.

Yay Yellow!

I did go to Paris and it was really wonderful. I’ll tell you more in the times to come. Now I’m still taking in family time in Finland. My return flight Helsinki-Paris-Quebec City shall take place on Saturday. The Sweets is eagerly awaiting for me. Three weeks apart does build up the extra desire. There will be lots of kissing with my Frenchie… a glass of wine and relaxing on the velvety sofa, after a long day of travel. Why not even a walk by the Saint Lawrence River around sunset.

Yay Yellow!

Yay Yellow!

Yay Yellow!

 Hugs from Finland flowing your precious way…

Yay Yellow!

Yay Yellow!

Yay Yellow!

Dear friends, do leave a comment and tell me what you have been up to!!! I miss you all and shall pop in for a visit.

H&M dress, Sirens ballet flats, Quebec City bag

 

 

Coffee Beans with Love

How sorbet sweet it is to vacation. I’ve had plenty of time to reflect at lakesides, admire morning dew while wrapped up in a soft blanket, sipping coffee… flavored the way I remember it from my young adulthood. Coffee tastes different in every country – France likes theirs smoked, America gently light and some say watered, Finland gulps down a hot beverage that has a slightly bitter afterbite.

Adapting to coffee could be compared to many other areas of life. The ability to stay flexible in mind is what a joyful existence takes. I’ve had some trouble on that front in Canada. Somehow, I just grew tired. Now that I’ve gotten a bit of distance to it all, I sense a desire to try with a renewed punch.

I still have a week to go here in Finland. I plan to ride a bike, breathe in fresh forest air, chat around with my dear ones… in all my doings to stay present to the moment.

Art by Susa

Camaieu top, Limité skirt, Zellers hat, Shania shoes

 

Red Hot Lips

This chick is off to New York tomorrow. Flying in from Montreal, sipping up a cup of Starbucks and getting a stack of American glossies, then shifting on towards Helsinki. A night over the Atlantic… hopefully I’ll get my beauty sleep in. I arrive in Finland a little before 9 a.m. I suspect Sunday shall be low-key.

So vacation moods it is. Tonight savoring a glass of California Shiraz – my new love. Kissing-hugging-kissing the Sweets… and contemplating the half a year passed in Canada. Friends made, work found – lots of English lessons taught, fashion lived and enjoyed, art painted. What shall be the next chapter? My Susa English company taking up on its wings and flying. My art selling some more.

Red lips cupcake kisses loves!

Art by Susa

Vero Moda top, Etam skirt, Riviera sandals, Toulon designer flower band