I was born in Finland about 28 years ago. Since then, my life has taken me across Brazil on two different occasions, to Helsinki in Finland for school, to Kisumu in Kenya for an internship, to travels in India, Philippines, Holland and Costa Rica, and to New York, where I pursued a Master’s Degree in International Affairs with a concentration and focus on issues regarding socio-economic development, human rights and participatory media. I graduated with my Master’s degree in May 2011, and have since worked with UNICEF headquarters in New York, until this past July. After a relaxing vacation month back in Finland, I have now relocated to Bangalore, India, with my husband.
My family is absolutely wonderful – they are in Finland. My Extended family, however, stretches from Finland to America to Brazil to Kenya to Australia to Sweden to France to all over the world. I consider myself extremely lucky – no matter where I am at, there are people around me who I love and care for.
This blog is a way for me to clean up my head when it becomes too cluttered with funny thoughts and silly ideas. It’s a way for me to share my opinions and musings about a life between cultures, about Finland, United States and India, about a multi-cultural marriage and all that comes with it, about always missing people no matter where I am, and searching for a sense of belonging, even though I don’t really think I want to find it. Being lost is actually pretty wonderful, especially since I have pretty great people in my life to get lost with. The search continues – Finland, USA, Brazil, Kenya, and now India. I might not know where I am going, but I am most definitely enjoying the journey there.