Beyond the surface Motivational

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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3 TOP travel dreams

September 22, 2018

When the summer is turning into autumn, my mind starts to plan the future. It is time to update my goals and wardrobe, get new hobbies and make new plans. Also, new travel dreams are starting to emerge. At the moment, I have three specific goals that I want more than anything else. They are something I could probably fulfill in a year or two, which makes them…

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Australia and working holiday: How did I save money for it?

September 16, 2018

Working holiday, as the name tells, is a holiday combined with working and earning money. Australia is one of the most common working holiday destinations but the country is really expensive. One night at a hostel costs around 25 – 30 Australian dollars, and when you add food and other compulsory expenses, you easily end up spending at least 50 – 70 dollars per day. It is also…

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Life without regrets

July 30, 2018

Six years ago I was finishing my master’s thesis on consumer’s feeling of regret. Despite the fact that my point of view was purely commercial, I spend a good day or two reading both psychological and merely entertaining articles about regret. What do people regret the most? How do feelings of regret affect on people’s behaviour? How do people try to avoid feelings of regret? I learned that…

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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…


Living against the expectations

December 13, 2017

When you are a child, adults around you often ask: “what do you want to be when you grow up?”. You are not expected to answer properly, no, this questions is really just to amuse the adults. The crazier the answer, the better the reaction. You can be a hot air balloon driver, go on an expedition, be a princess, a space ship leader, a librarian, a police,…


How to make money and see the world?

November 2, 2017

Are you sick and tired of your home country? Do you dream about relaxing life under palm trees? Do you think that you need to save forever in order to have enough money to go abroad? Well, that does not have to be the case necessarily. If you are lucky, you can even return from the world with more money in your wallet. In this post, I list…