Sunday, June 5, 2016

Summer.. and a trip to Stockholm!


Sorry for the loooong break in blogging.. I've had some spring cleaning to do (life wise) and just haven't felt like writing anything for a while. I just needed this time to focus on other things in life, and as much as I love doing this, there are things far more important in my life that have deserved the attention they've gotten. No worries, even if I "disappear" for some time in the future again, I stay active on Instagram, and will return with another blog post as soon as there's something I want to share again. :)

So nice to see that there's still readers who take time out of their day to check this blog, THANK YOU it definitely makes me happy to know that my content is interesting / worth reading / whatever the reason may be for you to be here right now. ;) <3

I don't want to make any promises in case I can't live up to them (my summer's looking pretty hectic already) but sure won't take as long breaks as I did now.

Anyway, I hope you've been doing great. Summer has definitely started, I've been busy enjoying it as the weather's been incredible: 25 degrees and sunny for many if not most of the days in May/June so far!! I already have a tan which is incredibly unusual considering the fact that I don't even tan quickly at all and that the sun (and it's UV rays) here up north in Finland isn't very strong.. AND on top of that, I've been working every week day, though taken advantage of the heat wave by having lunch outdoors most of the days :)

So, in May I went on a cruise to Stockholm, "Sverigebåten", as we call it in Finland in Swedish. It's a two-night cruise between Helsinki and Stockholm. You spend 6,5 hours in Sweden the next day and leave Friday afternoon and return Sunday morning, so it's a perfect and just long enough for a quick sightseeing, shopping and good food-exploring in Sweden's beautiful capital!

The weather was a little cloudy but at least it was warm and it didn't rain :)

We went for a chill scroll through the main city center, did some shopping (bought some awesome new training gear) and had a delicious raw lunch.

this park was so beautiful! loved the different flowers all put together nicely in the middle of the city :)

The Eurovision song contest final was in Stockholm this very day, so the city was getting ready with a huge screen and tent where you could watch the the live show..! :)

Then we had lunch at Sally Voltaire & Systrar!

This was their raw vegan salad. A little too much fat and not nearly enough carbs, I also prefer sweeter meals for lunch - this was savory and salty.. and quite pricey, but still healthy and I'm always for supporting vegan options and trying out new things :)

Next time I'll go to Södermalm, which is apparently filled with vegetarian & vegan restaurants :) I'm sure I'll be back for a second time soon! Stockholm is definitely a nice city and overall the trip was a success. :)

I'll leave you with some nice words I stumbled across the other day:

"Happiness is the result of inner maturity. It depends on us alone, and requires patient work, carried out from day to day. Happiness must be built, and this requires time and effort. In the long term, happiness or unhappiness are therefore a way of being, or a life skill." - Matthieu Ricard
Remember this, if you're feeling unhappy for some reason - just shift your focus, be grateful and most of all, be patient with yourself, it takes work. We should never stop striving to become better versions of ourselves, but keep learning and growing all our lives!

Feeling inspired.. More to come, stay tuned :)

Take care guys,

x Mira

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