Welcome to my moments. A series to celebrate small parts of the week that happened, my contribution to the practice of gratefulness and memorizing life moments. As a digital kid, writing those in blog format was somehow always easier than on paper (nevertheless, paper is still there for me for special occasions). As an anxious woman (working on that!), it’s easier to put them here than on Social Media. I hope to publish those weekly – but time will show how good am I in that :). And for now, welcome to my
Week of the 2nd of August
The week before that was… difficult. It was full of hints and shouting symptoms that the burnout is too close to me. And that’s what made me so surprised, that suddenly on Monday I got energy that I was missing. Starting the cake, *almost* ironing the clothes, that laid on the couch for a week (and were in my wardrobe for a veeery long time waiting for their ironing turn 😅 not this time yet 🙈). And working at university. That went… smoothly 🙂
On Tuesday we made Saturday that we missed ;). Mary came to Finland which called for spending some time outdoors! (I mean the plan was to go for a few days, but hey, it’s never too easy, great to have one day out too!). We went to Liesjarvi, had a bit of canoeing and definitely too much food. Finished up by picking up a new lamp for our new colleague and freezing in the Baltic Sea.
That day I got another reminder of – hey, it’s not good yet. Do you know the feeling of 1) a great connection with someone and happiness of interactions with them? And 2) the one, in which you think that whatever other person does is bad and you don’t like it and generally everyone is stupid? On Tuesday I was 1) for the first hours, then jumped smoothly to 2). What saved me was… freezing-swimming alone in the Baltic sea in silence, when everyone was already shaking outside. Who would think 😉
The next part of the week I spent working on the project that was supposed to end on Friday, then on Wednesday, then on next Friday and… it’s still not done #teamwork #wrongexpectationsmanagement. The nice part – I moved to Pasila to “plantsit” at my friends’ place, who went out for vacation. I love their place, the working station, and balcony garden! Immediately on the first day though I also started missing the smell of forest (especially comparing to a new asphalt road 😅) and silent surroundings. For a sensory rest you either need to close your windows or go further to some park.
I also met with my supervisor (got a nice meeting!), missed meetings with friends due to work that wasn’t done as it should be, steamed off with a beautiful sunset, enjoyed some bad decisions, water in my hood, art gallery, and warming up at the couch in the super nice cafe. Also talking with our friend and getting some of his emotions on me #empathy.
And the museum bits. Not extraordinary, but also a big part of it was music – which at points for me was a bit hurtful (I am oversensitive to high sounds). Nicest parts of it was how people were becoming part of the exhibition by interacting with it 🙂
And reflection note on this post: got to find a way to write that faster 😀 (put fewer photos!), make the photo layout nicer (?) and add some automation: centred photos and another font for captions.