I’m a cliche

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It’s been a few days (read: a week) since I got back from my trip and I think I’m finally ready to do some writing. For me it takes a few days to settle in, accept that the holiday is over and just get on with the work.

Not opening my laptop for two weeks and not writing a single post (I might have typed some drafts on my phone though) did good for me – and made me actually miss blogging. So here I am – back with the blog, back with the writing. With the topic that is, clichès. Me. Because I am one.

Sometimes, when I’m posting a photo on instagram and coming up with the description, I want to throw a clichè quote in there. Or I’m writing a blog post, I notice, that I sound like a cliche. I usually back out from those – we all have heard these things already, right? I don’t want to annoy anyone. But also – and that is a subject to another blog post really – annoying some people is inevitable. Not all of us are meant to be friends.

Today I thought of all the clichès, that suit me and instead of pushing them out of my mind – I chose to embrace them.
The links are to my blog posts, about the subject.

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I’m a cliche..

because I had to stumble, fall and rise up again to get to where I am. The mistakes I’ve made? Probably inevitable for me to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe, that beautiful things can well become of something ugly and horrible. Whenever I feel clumsy or scared, I think to myself:
What if I fall? Oh, my darling, what if you fly?

I’m a clichè

.. because I’ve gone through things, that could have steered my life to a totally different direction, but I chose another way. I’ve talked about some of these things, such as being suicidal and depressed.
  I am not, what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

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I’m a clichè

.. because I quit my well-paid job, decided to start my own company and find my own way. Sometimes I feel like a weirdo, when all of my friends are either studying or working in cool companies. I still feel this big power inside of me, that believes in me and knows I will end up on my feet, safe and sound. So really:
   Just because my path is different doesn’t mean I’m lost.

I’m a clichè

.. because I totally believe in the power of positivity. I used to think, that people were just born with a big smile on their faces, always happy and cheerful. I still think, that some people are born with that gift, but more so, I believe, that we are able to learn positivity. For most of my young life, I wasn’t that happy – I was miserable inside and had this huge grudge against the world.  I had reasons to be like that, but I luckily learned, that they don’t have to determine the way my life is.
   Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.

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I’m a clichè

.. because I want to be an advocate for being confident in who you are in this crazy world. I know it’s pretty damn hard sometimes and you and everyone else has their own image of the perfect human being they should be. We have social media, that is both good and bad for us, we have magazines, movies, everything. It’s easier to find flaws, than good things in yourself. Here is something to live by:
   Be your own kind of beautiful.
  Be yourself – everyone else is already taken.

And finally..

Life is better, when you’re laughing.

What is your favorite quote?

photos Viivi N. Media


12 Replies to “I’m a cliche”

  1. “Just because my path is different doesn’t mean I am lost.” is my favorite from the ones you listed here. My favorite quote in general is: “Sometimes we need to take adventures to find out where we belong.”

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    1. Charlotta Takkula says: Reply

      That one is beautiful as well. <3

  2. This was such a lovely post. I think we’re all cliches, because we all want to be happy! I love that you quit your job to start your own thing, I did the same and have never looked back. I hope you had an amazing time away, sometimes not blogging or being online all the time can be so refreshing! But I always end up writing drafts on my phone too.

    https://amyevans.co.uk – Amy

    1. Charlotta Takkula says: Reply

      Thank you so much. And you’re right about that, actually. Beautifully said. “We’re all cliches, because we all want to be happy.” I’m happy to hear I’m not the only one doing drastic decisions regarding work, haha! Or writing drafts on my phone. It’s cool how much we have in common. 🙂

  3. I wish I could quit my miserable job and do something I really love, I tell myself that someday I will but for now, it’s the job that pays my bills so I cannot do anything about it for now. These are beautiful quotes to have in mind and I love to include some as captions to my photos as well, nothing wrong with that and nothing wrong with being a cliche, I think we all are! x


    1. Charlotta Takkula says: Reply

      That’s understandable. Luckily there are other things in life beside work. <3

  4. It’s so cool you managed to quit your job to start doing something you really love! I love the shots in the post, your outfit is amazing!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris


    1. Thank you, you too! <3

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    Beautiful 🙂

  6. You are SO pretty! I love the photos but a photo can be good only when the model is good ;)! My favourite quote is an ancient greek one… “whoever dares, wins”. Hope you have a great week!

    1. Thank you! That quote is lovely.

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