Us against the world

Today was one of those days. Everything smiles except for my wallet.

Yesterday was awesome. You fell asleep smiling. No worries, nothing to miss, and nothing to wish for but everything you have in that moment.

You know when you wake up with a big broad smile on your face. You push the snooze button and continue smiling while closing your eyes one more time. You feel so extremely happy and blessed and it’s hard to understand that it’s not all just a dream.

I had an interview for an internship at this super cool TV/Internet-show on the national broadcasting company YLE. The person who interviewed me was really great, I felt welcome and she almost immediately told me that this was more of a getting-to-know-me visit. We talked and joked and came up with ideas, and it took me like 5 minutes to understand just how perfect of a match this could be. Awesome! I got the internship and we happened to go downtown together, talking the whole busride about what working in media is like, education and work experiences. It was almost eye-opening, when she said she’d always felt like she knew a bit about everything but wasn’t extremely good at anything. It just kind of clicked in my brain. THAT’S why I chose media and communication in the beginning.

I spent an hour working in a café, then another half an hour doing some Christmas-shopping. I met some awesome salespeople that are opening a new shop here in Helsinki, and we talked for a long while. I even managed to get some superb deals (or they managed to trick me haha).

After picking up a package for my sister, I headed to the Finnish Parliament for a few-hours long meeting with the youth council, followed by listening to question-time in the parliament, and that followed by a discussion between the youth council and an MP. I had to leave early though, to head to the board meeting of Finland’s United Nations Association. Really interesting and long meeting over there, and I’m looking forward to the celebrations of our UN-membership coming up.

So. The state-owned national broadcasting company YLE. The Parliament of Finland. The United Nations Association of Finland. I feel a bit patriotic. And in need of some well-deserved me-time. I’m going to head down to a restaurant in Kamppi and order myself some pasta. Yes. That sounds like a plan.

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