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  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 6 cheers 2017-06-01 15:01:21

    Everything seems to be falling into place very nicely now, I feel so good. I do feel like I'm living for myself finally. My boyfriend and I had a good chat and I decided that I wanted to give us another chance, so we're trying to fix some things and that feels right to me, at least for now.

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    emiliakaarina Doing 6 cheers 2017-05-27 10:28:17

    In the past few weeks, it has become much more clearer to me which path I need to follow in my life in order to be happy and satisfied. So I've made some big decisions now. I am moving back to the city I love, Tampere. And I'm doing it alone. I broke up with my boyfriend. I feel sad for leaving him, but I'm sure that this is the right step, for both of us.

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    emiliakaarina Doing 4 cheers 2017-05-21 15:17:54

    Recent events in my life have made me realize that this is the most important goal ever.

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21/04/2017
  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 3 cheers 2017-05-21 13:45:25

    I've been reconnecting with old friends and it has brought so much joy into my days now. It's lovely to chat with people like this again. I've also started reading books again, I realized that I had missed that quite a lot.

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  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 7 cheers 2017-04-21 09:12:39

    This goal is really important to me right now, since I tend to become extremely passive while I'm unemployed. I've spent a lot of time in the past year just laying on our couch, watching Netflix and playing games on my tablet. It's really no way to live your life in the long run. I'm trying to think of things to do that will bring meaning to my life. It's hard work to come up with stuff, but for now I've settled on doing something creative with my time - like taking more photos, drawing, painting, writing, crafting.

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    • rainbowssparks
      rainbowssparks 1 cheers 2017-04-21 14:10:31

      @emiliakaarina I know this feeling. It is so hard isn't it? Hope you get the creativity going! <3

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    • BuffaloBoy
      BuffaloBoy 1 cheers 2017-05-02 22:44:04

      @emiliakaarina Been getting into the idea of taking writing trips to libraries. When I was studying for my masters learned that one of my playwright heroes wrote many of his plays while in libraries. And of course, I'm guessing like me he got very into researching various histories while he was at it. Nothing quite like getting lost in the stacks of books. Just a thought.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Stoppard

      Tom Stoppard
      Sir Tom Stoppard OM CBE FRSL (born Tomáš Straussler; 3 July 1937) is a Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter, knighted in 1997. He has written prolifically for TV, radio, film and stage, finding prominence with plays such as Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Professional Foul, The Real Thing, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He co-wrote the screenplays for Brazil, The Russia House, and Shakespeare in Love, and has received one Academy Award and four Tony Awards. Themes of human rights, censorship and political freedom pervade his work along with exploration of linguistics and philosophy. Stoppard has been a key playwright of the National Theatre and is one of the most internationally performed dramatists of his generation. In 2008 The Daily Telegraph ranked him number 11 in their list of the "100 most powerful people in British culture". Born in Czechoslovakia, Stoppard left as a child refugee, fleeing imminent Nazi occupation. He settled with his family in Britain after the war, in 1946, having spent the three years prior (1943–46) in a boarding school in Darjeeling in the Indian Himalayas. After being educated at schools in Nottingham and Yorkshire, Stoppard became a journalist, a drama critic and then, in 1960, a playwright. He has been married three times, to Josie Ingle (m. 1965), then Miriam Stoppard (m. 1972), and Sabrina...
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  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 3 cheers 2017-05-27 10:29:02

    Got a commercial gig for next week as a 2nd camera assistant! I'm so thrilled!

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    emiliakaarina Doing 5 cheers 2017-04-21 09:09:15

    Applied for one job, but I'm not really expecting them to contact me about it. I don't think I have enough experience to do this job, but I just wanted to apply anyway.

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  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 6 cheers 2017-04-10 15:48:40

    Next week the bitter battle starts again - looking for work in this field. The situation doesn't look too bright right now, it's really hard to get ahead in this field without the right connections. But I'll keep trying. I'll probably have to take up some other, non-camera related job in the meanwhile.

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  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 7 cheers 2017-03-21 08:19:44

    I've spent the last two weeks as an intern/trainee at a camera rental house and it's been really nice. I've learnt a lot of new stuff and I'm getting used to all the work assignments. I've even been doing a lot of work here independently now! I enjoy working here, but unfortunately I cannot continue my internship after April 15th. That's how long the job agency is willing to support my so called trial run. After that I can't continue here unless the rental house hires me and since the company is still pretty new, they can't afford to hire extra people at this point. It's a real shame. I was hoping I could continue working here, but for now I'm heading into unemployment again after mid-April. Bummer.

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    emiliakaarina Doing 10 cheers 2017-03-01 11:29:33

    Just got the call - I start on Monday, 7:30am! I'm going to be a trainee at a camera rental house! I'm so happy right now!

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  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 4 cheers 2017-04-24 06:35:16

    To be frank, my immune system isn't worth shit. I'm getting sick once, twice, maybe even three times a month all year round. This has been happening for several years now. I've been chalking it up to my hypothyroidism, which can definitely cause problems with the immune system. I'm just getting so sick of being sick all the time. I went to see a doctor two weeks ago to talk about this and she assigned all kinds of lab work for me. The test results were quite revealing - my hemoglobin is low, thyroid levels are poor and my allergies are flaring up. I need to go take the thyroid tests again this week and then we'll see if upping my dosage of thyroid medication will make a difference.

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    • becoming
      becoming 1 cheers 2017-04-25 05:37:07

      @emiliakaarina I could've posted something very similar (just not the thyroid issues) back in 2008. It can be a rabbit hole once you start really looking into everything in your life you could change that might each help make a difference. I know it was a (wonderful) eye opening and learning experience for me. I'm wishing you the very best!

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  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 5 cheers 2017-05-27 10:41:03

    I've been missing my best friends in Tampere so much. I haven't been able to see them very often during this past year that I've lived in Helsinki. I'm moving back to Tampere this summer, so this goal is going to be accomplished very nicely. <3

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27/02/2017
  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 4 cheers 2017-05-27 10:34:13

    I was hoping to see my father this summer in Norway, but I was informed that there had been a loss in his family in Canada, so he's going back there for the summer. Maybe in the autumn we'll get this sorted out.

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  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 3 cheers 2017-05-21 13:41:31

    Looks like we'll start planning our meeting in more detail next week! I can't wait!

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    emiliakaarina Doing 18 cheers 2017-04-21 08:20:43

    Those of you who know me from 43Things 1.0 might remember that I had a goal called "contact my father". This goal sat on my list for years and years, but I finally accomplished it in the summer of 2015! I sent him a letter with some pictures and waited for a reply. It took quite a while to hear back, since I had a very old address for him and he had actually moved from the US back to his home country of Norway. I'm glad the letter did reach him eventually and he gave me the biggest Christmas present of 2015 when he sent me an email on Boxing Day! I was shocked and overjoyed to be in contact with him. We've been emailing each other every now and then and it feels really nice. We have been planning on meeting each other for the first time in over 25 years, we meant to do it last year, but life just got in the way. I'm hoping to be able to see him this year. The thought of seeing my father scares me, to be honest, but it also feels really exciting.

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  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 1 cheers 2017-07-04 07:15:02

    This'll be so much easier for me to do now that I'm living in the city I know and love again. And all my friends are here, I've got people to go out with! 🙂 For some reason Helsinki scared me a lot and I didn't really have the courage to go out and explore on my own.

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    emiliakaarina Doing 4 cheers 2017-02-14 13:00:16

    Started to work on this straight away, since the weather is really beautiful today! I went on a 30 min walk with my boyfriend, explored the woods a bit and enjoyed the sunshine!

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Dance more 3 people are doing this
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  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 6 cheers 2017-05-27 10:43:43

    I've gotten back to reading again and it feels so nice. As a teenager I would read over 100 books a year, I loved reading so much. Somehow I couldn't find the time for reading a lot after I started university and spent much of my time at the computer. I love that I'm finally getting back to reading! I read my friend's first novel and then picked up a thick English novel right after that.

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  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 5 cheers 2017-07-04 07:17:23

    During the process of moving you really realize how much stuff you actually own. And I own a ton of it. A purge is definitely in order this summer!

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  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 5 cheers 2017-05-27 11:02:57

    This is important to me now that I'll be switching cities. I'll try to get rid of everything I don't really want or need anymore. My mother has a little fleamarket, so I can easily give all the extra stuff for her to sell there.

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  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 8 cheers 2017-04-21 09:17:48

    I feel like I have too much stuff these days. I've always had periods where I collect stuff and then periods when I get rid of that stuff. Now I'm clearly in the get rid of stuff period again. I've been clearing out our closet a bit, re-organizing the shelves and discarding things that I don't need anymore. I've put a few things up for sale on a Facebook fleamarket group and have managed to get a little extra money, which is really needed right now.

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    emiliakaarina Doing 7 cheers 2017-03-24 18:34:56

    This is something my older sister always said we would do someday, but it never happened. Now she has four kids, a time-consuming business etc. I'm still hoping I'll get my Norwegian roadtrip, maybe with my boyfriend instead of my sister.

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    emiliakaarina Doing 14 cheers 2017-04-21 07:56:15

    I wanted to check when I left 43Things 1.0 and took a look at my blog where I saved all my thousands and thousands of entries. I made an announcement that I was leaving on September 20th, 2011. I did make a small comeback in January 2012 since I was missing the site, but that visit was quite short-lived.

    I wish to share something I wrote in September 2011 when I was about to leave the site, since it still holds true to me:

    "I don’t want to lose contact with all the wonderful people I’ve come to know through this site. I’ve been on 43Things for well over 4 years now and this place has been really important to me. I guess it still is, but I feel that it’s time for me to move on now. I’ll be better off without too many online distractions. It’s the right choice for me right now. I choose living instead of listing.
    When I joined 43Things in January 2007, I was a very different person than I am now. I was so inexperienced with life, shy, lonely and gloomy. I had a really hard time with everything back then. This place made me blossom, little by little. I’ve accomplished so many things during my time here. I’ll never forget that, and I’ll never forget all the amazing people that helped me along the way. I’ve learned so much here. 43Things will always have a special place in my heart and memories."

    This site truly has had a big impact on my life and I'm so glad it's back now. I've really missed 43Things and the return of the site couldn't really come at a better time in my life. I know I've changed even more during my time off the site and I won't be posting like I did before, but it doesn't matter. I'll use this site like I need to use it now, with no pressure.

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  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 11 cheers 2017-03-04 20:40:04

    This is my most cheered goal so far and I'm feeling the pressure to make a really good post for this, LOL! I promise it's coming, with lots of detail, once I find the right time to fire up my old laptop and go down the memory lane!

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  • emiliakaarina
    emiliakaarina Doing 5 cheers 2017-03-04 21:10:09

    We have one cat, a 2-year-old orange tabby named Ragnar and he is totally my furry baby! My boyfriend and I have been talking about getting another cat this whole time, but we've decided to put it off until both of us have steady jobs. Things are starting to look good on this front this year, so Ragnar will probably get a friend soon enough!

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    emiliakaarina Doing 2 cheers 2017-04-10 16:02:23

    I used the gift card for the 100 free photos and the pictures are really nice! Of course I'm not going to frame all 100 of them, I just need to pick out the best ones and also check if there are still some more photos I should get printed. I need to start collecting some nice frames, but I can't really afford it right now.

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    emiliakaarina Doing 4 cheers 2017-03-21 09:17:20

    I already have quite a few of my best photos framed from the time I had a little photo exhibition a few years ago. I need to get some newer pictures printed and framed, I don't have any photos of our cat Ragnar in our apartment, for example. I got a gift certificate for 100 photo prints when I went to get a photo taken for my driver's license, I need to use it by the end of this month!

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Get married 61 people are doing this
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