I’m a cliche

lifestyle blog

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.

lifestyle blog charlotta

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.

wellbeing lifestyle blog

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.

charlotta blog

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

In the harbour

english blog from finland

I love harbours.

There’s something beautiful and peaceful in the thought, that you can just go and sail wherever you want to and be surrounded by the sea. In reality though I usually just stare at the boats, think about how crazy expensive owning a boat is and how loud the motor is in my dad’s boat.

But still. There is a certain peace in harbours – definitely – compared to airports. I’m not a fan of airports. Is there a person who enjoys them? But you can’t really get to Amsterdam in 2,5 hours by a boat, so we’ll be heading to the airport soon.

I do look forward to going there though. I know I’m living the good life when I’m going to the airport. Travelling – that is the one luxury I never even knew to dream about as a kid. Waking up 5 am to a trip? I’m not tired at all.

(Actually, I’m super tired and can’t wait for our holiday, that starts from that beautiful city and ends in Berlin.)

What else did I want to say about harbours? Maybe this.

blogger from finland

You may come and go
You may flee

You can see the most beautiful places in the world
but the motor is still running
and you mustn’t stop at nowhere

But you may go

You might remember the place
where it all started
Where you lost all of your rope
and set sail

You may flee

‘Cause it might not be the place for you darling
Even though you tried harder
It might not sound so promising (but I swear)
you do have your safe harbour

Photos Viivi N. Media


Have you read these yet?
Charlotta who?
I wave you goodbye, not farewell
About confidence

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