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Steps to a free life

March 21, 2019

My blog is turning five years this summer. Five years ago, I was a marketing graduate, living my nice and steady life in a small Finnish town. Outside all looked good and calm but inside of me, there was turbulence. All that time I had been living according to the common belief that one should be rational, hard-working, make always smart decisions and aim for safety and success.…

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New Year’s resolutions and plans

January 1, 2019

First of all, I wish you all a great (travel) year 2019! New Year is one of my favorite celebrations because I love all symbolic new beginnings and opportunities to set your life on a new course. I love Mondays, new months, new school years and New Year’s celebrations. I’m a queen of making resolutions. The first resolutions have been very concrete (to get my first kiss, haha),…

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At the age of thirty, I stopped comparing myself with others

September 28, 2018

I came a couple of days ago from my hairdresser who is soon reaching the magical milestone of turning thirty. We talked about life, our plans and the wonderful feeling of having already achieved something during your lives. When you are in your thirties, you have something to look back to, accumulated knowledge, experiences, some wisdom, memories, also some mistakes. At the same time, there is something to…

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8 random facts about me

August 26, 2018

I read a Finnish blogger Virpi’s Hätälasku blog and her eight random facts about her. I think the idea of the post was so funny that I decided to make my own version of it. Even though I blog with my own name and face and sometimes even share some quite deep and personal stuff about me, this The Present is Perfect -Sandra is only one side of me.…

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Will I return to Australia?

June 16, 2018

It’s been 13 months, when I left Australia. Moving there had been one of the biggest dreams I ever had, and actually making the final decision to go demanded a massive amount of courage and a bit of madness too. I had just received a permanent job contract after graduation, moved to a new city for my job and started my steady and respectable life as an adult.…

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Travelling + Friendships

May 21, 2018

The idea for this post came from one of my readers. She wanted to know if I ever feel lonely and weather I have made any friends here in Malta. I think this questions is so good that it deserves a post of its own. Friends are one of the most important thing in life, but I have to admit that an unsteady life of travel creates some…

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Shitty blogger says hi

March 30, 2018

Yep, every once in a while all of us are a bit shitty. For the past couple of weeks, I haven’t had any energy, nor time, for my beloved hobby because everything else has just come before – my job, gym, being social, Netflix, cleaning and all the other tiny errands. Sometimes I wonder (and feel jealous) how some bloggers are able to publish a new post once…

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My plans for 2018

January 1, 2018

A new year, a fresh beginning. I welcomed the year 2015 in a small town in the Eastern Finland. After this my life has been one big process of change. I celebrated the year 2016 in Melbourne, then I returned to Finland for a while, just to return back to Australia for the next year. Little did I know back then that I would see the first moments…