Traveler at “Normal work”

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Tallipiha, Tampere, Finland

Hello travelers!

Today I’m writing to you from work! Yes, from real work. Even travelers work sometimes and in fact, it’s a nice change when compared to my normally hectic life of almost full-time traveling. However, it only takes like two hours before I’m ready to say that thanks but no… I could never get a full-time job where I can’t decide my own work hours. How people work 5 days a week for so many hours per day?

I just don’t get it.

Call me lazy if you want. I don’t even care… ūüėÄ

With love,
Lost Viivi 

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How long is too long at home?

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Tokyo, Japan

Hello fellow travelers!

It’s just me writing a random postcard for you once again (with a cute photo of a cafe in Tokyo). My life has been painfully boring lately… Maybe it’s because I’m used to traveling all the time and now I have spent the last 3 months at home in Finland. What has my life become when a few months at home are literally killing me?

Sometimes I curse myself for starting this travel lifestyle.

I can’t stop looking for flight deals and so tonight I will probably give in for the want to be free again. Barcelona, Gdansk, Berlin, Budapest, Tallinn… Those are just some of the cities that are taking over my mind currently. The flights are just so cheap so I can’t help myself! Where should I go? What kind of holiday should I plan this time?

With love & wanderlust,
Lost Viivi

Blogging isn’t easy but who cares!

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Brighton, UK

Hey, all travelers out there!

How are you doing today? I’m again here writing this postcard and updating you about my life. It’s like 2pm and I’m still wearing my nightwear. Someone could say that this is a slow morning or a bad start for the day. For me, on the other hand, today has been very productive. Day by day I keep updating my blog. Little things, small steps, everything I want to change and add there. It feels good.

However, it’s not surprising because I’m literally in the same situation as I was in when first starting my travel blog. A few months ago I returned from my long trip to Japan. I haven’t been traveling and so my soul yearns something more. It’s hard to stay at home doing nothing. Or well-doing everything except traveling!

When I first started writing Go Travel Global¬†I had just returned from my first ever solo trip for three months in Japan. My life was going downhill. Writing about traveling made me feel alive. Then people started reading my not so professional blog and for the first time in my life I kind of found out that maybe my dreams of being a writer weren’t as impossible as the world made me believe.

And then I stopped blogging.

I love blogging but it’s not easy. When you write every week and want to make something out of blogging it consumes you. There’s nothing else you can think of. Every trip, every new memory, everything is a possible idea for a new blog post. And so I stopped because I love life. There was no time for anything else when I was blogging.

And now I have returned.

It took me a long time to realize that blogging doesn’t have to be serious. I can do whatever I want and that’s it! Now I have returned with a new mindset. This blogging doesn’t have to go anywhere. Of course, it would be nice to be “professional blogger” but I’m still living the life of student and freelancer writer right now so it doesn’t matter. Maybe something more will come out of this or maybe blogging will forever be just a hobby I passionately love!

Sorry for ranting once again but hey I stopped caring what people think or want. Like the name of this blog says – I’m just an idiot who writes postcards for no one on the internet…

With love,
Lost Viivi

Still struggling but HOPE!

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Tokyo, Japan

Hello travelers!

It must be a miracle because I haven’t given up blogging yet again… In fact, I’m starting to enjoy the process like I used to when starting this journey of writing for no one on the internet. But it’s easy to write these short “postcards” because I can ramble about anything. It’s also easy to edit my old blog posts because I don’t really have to think of anything.

Writing a new travel-themed post for my main travel blog, that’s the real struggle. There are so many subjects I would love to write about but why can’t I get anything written down. Maybe I have too high hopes for myself and so am too scared to even try. Do you ever feel like that?

Despite blogging seeming impossible I see light at the end of the tunnel. I have been posting Instagrams for a few days in the row now, my Pinterest is full of new pins, and I have been learning more about monetizing blogs. Small steps. That’s all I need to feel hope. And hope can change the world, right?

With love and hope,
Lost Viivi

Maybe I’m a blogger again?

Montpellier, France

Hello again!

See how well I’m doing with blogging right now? Third time within a week! I have been feeling so good about blogging like I could really do this again. Not think and just post content I want to write.

In addition to these short postcard rants, I have also started to update my old posts in GoTravelGlobal. In fact, the photo above is from my 13 Free Things To Do In Montpellier, France post I just updated. It’s like two years old and so my English wasn’t yet even on this level. Also, my grasp of SEO, keywords, etc. was nonexistent. Maybe now I will get new readers through my posts! ūüôā

That’s all today. Please check out my Montpellier posts if you’re interested in a city not so popular amongst people who travel to Europe even if the south coast of France should be on everyone’s bucket lists…

With love,
Lost Viivi

Light after darkness

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Lantern Festival, Tokyo, Japan

Hello again!

It feels like I have woken up from long dark sleep. I have been at home for a few months now but got sick right away after returning home from my two months trip in Japan. For this whole time, I have been sleeping – walking in this endless mist. Today I finally started going through my Japan photos. I’m getting better.

The photo above was taken in Tokyo during lantern festival. It describes my feelings right now perfectly. Seeing light – fire and city – somewhere between all this darkness. taking small steps forward everything seems to fall into its place. My blogging motivation has returned, work seems to flow too easily, and everything just seems so right. My path is leading towards the right direction.

Do you ever feel like this? You have been in a wrong situation forever and then out of nowhere everything just clicks. I’m trying my best right now, let’s hope it’s enough!

With love,
Lost Viivi

Long time no see travelers!

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All inclusive holiday in Alanya, Turkey

Hello! What have you been up to?

I haven’t blogged for too long time. In this blog, it has been almost 5 months and even in my main travel blog it has been weeks. I’m someone who won’t do things if she doesn’t feel like it which was the case with blogging. But feelings change. Out of nowhere I once again found my inspiration: This is what I’m meant to do! Blogging has always been my thing and so I would like to continue doing it. Maybe someday it can be more than just a hobby?

The biggest reason why I have had so many problems from the start (or well at least from the point I had been blogging for almost a year and out of nowhere had over thousand readers)¬†was because of the fear of embarrassing myself. When you write just for yourself and a few people, there’s nothing to lose. After your friends, family, and thousands of stranger read what you have to say it starts to get scary.

Can I this time really continue blogging without giving up? I have no answer for the questions but for the first time I promise to give my all for it! I won’t promise daily posts but I will be trying my best.

With a new attitude,
Lost Viivi

Sunsets and sea

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Kalajoki, Finland

Hello there somewhere!
When was the last time you saw a sunset? For me it was on my Turkey trip. The beach was quiet all around me. Everyone has already left for the dinner, sunbathers abandoned their places. I love moments like that. Just me and this new unknown city that has opened its doors for me during the short stay. Sunset is the mark of the ending but also beginning of something new.

However, because someone just happens to be the laziest person on the earth those photos aren’t yet available. (Month isn’t enough for me to edit some photos…)¬†Instead here is a super old photo of a sunset!

With love,
Lost Viivi

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Beach weak continues!

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Rovaniemi, Finland

The second day of beach week!
And even then my photo isn’t of a¬†traditional sand beach. This is how most beaches in Finland look like. Forest all around clear blue water (or in most cases dark dirty water). I took this photo while in university exams in Finnish¬†Lapland. It’s so funny to think that just a few years ago I was ready to start studying and giving my life for a school. Right now my days are full of writing and doing whatever I WANT.

Despite the life change, Rovaniemi keeps calling me back. The city is lovely but small like most Finnish cities. The nature of Lapland just seems so beautiful. I have once visited there during autumn colors but it was years ago. Maybe I will return next year, year after that or someday in the far away future.

Have you ever visited Lapland?

With love,
Lost Viivi

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