Tomorrow is a holiday here in Helsinki so that means my weekend has started already! Yayy. What should I do??? If anyone is willing to help me out I’d love to hear it!
Well after what seems like endless days of travelling I’ve made it to my very own Finnish apartment. It only took three long flights, about 8 hours in layovers, 15 hours total in flights, and an 8 hour loss. Oh and 1 night in a hostel before getting the key to my 69 square foot apartment. But me and all of my luggage arrived safe and sound and so I’m grateful!
I got very little sleep on any of my flights or during any of my layovers, I was worried about missing flights or someone taking my bags. But I think I’m caught up now. I can’t believe I’m actually here in Helsinki, Finland. It’s surreal, but I intend on living it to the fullest (while being safe, mom.)! I miss seeing everyone as often as I’m used to, that’ll be the toughest part in this, but meeting new people is such an exciting though at the same time!!!
The people that stayed in my apartment before me left some dishes, a set of sheets, and even a pillow. That takes a little bit off of my list of things to pick up today!
It is boxing day and that means I leave Canada in a weeks time. Not two days ago I learnt about a young man’s death.. Justin Buzzard did not survive an accident, he was found on Christmas Eve. This is something his family and closest friends must deal with every year at the holidays and it is something I cannot even imagine dealing with. Justin was such a happy guy that was always smiling… I believe he is still smiling. This is the first time there has been a death of someone that I personally have memories and good times with and it is hard to think about him not being around anymore, Justin and I weren’t even as close as others were to him, but it’s still absolutely tragic and devastating to me. I’m thinking of his family and friends and I pray that they know he is watching over them now. This has taught me that all the presents and money in the world don’t matter, all you need is the people that matter most in your life! Just love them and cherish them. Don’t take any of the little things for granted. This is such an important lesson for me before I go on my trip.
Rest in Peace Justin 1991 – 2011 ❤
I obviously started a count down to my departure as soon as my flight to Helsinki was booked. Well in the hustle and bustle of finals and preparing for my trip, time got away from and now there is only 16 days until I leave! I am terrified… I don’t think Helsinki is ready for me, what will they do?! But I am beyond excited… what am I going to experience? Who will I meet? Where will I go? There is so much unknown but I’m ready for it… hopefully.
And so begins my blogging experience! Please bear with me as I’m brand new to blogging and all its wonderments.