I have been writing a lot about places I have traveled to. However, I hardly wrote anything about the country which was home for me for the last 8 years. This post will be very private, I gonna open up how I feel about the country I live in.
These 8 years were full of events, both good and bad, but this is how the life goes. There were also issues of being a foreigner in Finland. And there are things which I still dont understand. For example, being in sauna with strangers is fine, but small talk is a bit embarrassing.😀 And I didn’t manage to fall in love with salmiaki. But this post is not about that, this post is about what Finland means to me.
Finland is order. Finland is responsibility. Finland is all about being in time. Always! Finland is about being yourself and not trying to impress anyone. Finland is shy people, who blush if you try small talk.
Finland is something I complain about, but it is the place I miss immediately when I am away or even when I am just about to leave.
Finland is respect and care for nature. Finland is fresh air, especilly at night, when the air smells like a fur-tree or a pine. Finland is jumping rabbits and wandering foxes when the sun goes down. Finland is a fog above Aura-joki in early morning. Finland is a screaming pheasant at 7 a.m. on Sunday.
Finland is a part of me. ❤