I'm sitting in our backyard without doing anything. I have been extremely busy with work and then I got my best friend from home visiting me for the first time! x Past weeks haven't been the easiest - there has been big changes in my personal life as well at work. Change is good but most of the time it doesn't happen easily. Family and friends help so much but ultimately it is you who has to fight it through. As I had to say goodbye to one of the most important people in my life I am grateful for having him around. Some people just leave an indelible impression on you and he did. We shared the same positive and outgoing attitude and I will keep that mindset even closer to my heart now because I have seen again how much it gives to yourself and people around you. When was the last time you gave a praise to yourself or to your close ones? It's such a big difference between Finland and US -here you get and give compliments in every conversation but back home it is rare to hear those.
I want to have an positive effect on people. I want to show how much you can get from being encouraging towards yourself and others. There are and will be bad days that's just life but there is nothing you couldn't do. So try it - be good and give good.
Downtown ATL // 2017
Saturday morning and 6.15am my alarm goes off. It's early for Saturday but I prefer having the time in the morning to make coffee and enjoy of it before heading to work and coaching. Helps that I am a morning person but without coffee... Mornings are usually the time I read and listen messages from home, such a nice way to start the day. And to all my friends, I'm sorry that my replying habits aren't the best. xx
Bread & Butterfly, one of my favorite breakfast places. // Inman Park
I started thinking about the concept of a weekend. On Friday everyone says 'Happy Friday' and I always wonder why. Yes it's the start of a weekend but two days out of seven doesn't seem a lot. On Sundays it's natural to start getting ready for next week and the upcoming M. You might be so focused on the next day so that Sunday will just fly by. I used to do that. Working six days per week and using my dayoff thinking about it I was all about work. But then again, I have always been lucky and had jobs that I really enjoy. Challenging to find the balance.. Last week my best friend reminded me of everything else that is also important so I made a promise to start taking care of the everything else as well.
I spent the whole Sunday focusing on the other important things and this morning my mood was like yess happy Monday!
March 5th & Atlanta United's first home game // 2017
On Wednesday I had a feeling it's time to get away and see something new so I started google beaches nearby Atlanta.. We decided Hilton Head would be perfect for a quick trip so we left on Saturday after my work. We spent the whole Sunday at the beach biking and walking (ice cream eating was done too). That's just the best way to spend a day off: outdoors and being active.
Hilton Head was quiet but peaceful since it's just end of February but the weather made sure the island was showing its best. We were the youngest ones in the crowd but when it came to having traditional mimosas on Sunday brunch the restuarants were popping..
Harbour Town // Hilton Head SC
Who woud say no to riding a mint green bike on a Sunday.. // SC