Pyni turned 13 in March, and I feel like her age kind of caught up with her really quick after the birthday. Still earlier in the spring she had seemed all fresh and puppylike - but then all of sudden she seemed way older and more tired - well like a 13-year-old grandma doggo. She also had a few weird incidents when her back legs were not functioning properly. Super scary! Pyni's deteriorating health was the main driver of my wish to return to Rovaniemi after Spain instead of travelling to Berlin or to any new country. I just felt very scared that maybe she cannot travel anymore or just gets too stressed about new circumstances or maybe even passes away or something awful before we ever make it back home... But fortunately, the worry was useless and we made it to home all safe and sound! And Pyni is doing good!
Looks healthy. Happy! Ok, a lil stressed about the lack of routine here and about the need of sharing the attention with mom's dog Martti. Pyni is a princess who wants to be the only one... But yeah she is coping! And it is easier for her in the familiar surroundings as she ages.
As it seems to be good for Pyni to be back in Rovaniemi, I have also enjoyed staying here. Other than spending time with precious miss Pynpyn I have seen my family a lot: of course mama, as I am staying at her place but also both sisters, nephew and my grandparents.
And I have been amazed by the beauty of Rovaniemi! I guess you really need to leave the place in order to appreciate it fully again. Rovaniemi is super pretty, the sun still shines late and the weather has been great most of the time. Actually the weather was even hot here once! I've been strolling around with the doggos and on the rollerblades to enjoy the views.
Then we have been hanging out a lot with Kaksu. She has been in Rovaniemi for a few months now, but will move to Helsinki soon for school... :( Well good for her though!! We been trying to hide from the family drama, enjoy some snackos and get our lives together.
My efforts for getting the life together includes yoga, meditation, reading, and watching videos. Also started listening audiobooks as Nexstory had like a six-week free trial and so far it seems good. I have been listening to classics such as MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins and The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle. Tony Robbins is a bit aggressive in his style so that turns me off a bit but yes got some good info for sure, Tolle's Power of Now on the other hand, is a beautiful and informative book which is closely linked to my meditation practices and I like it. Moreover, I have been listening a bit more biology based book on Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, & Endorphin Levels by Loretta Graziano Breuning which is fun to listen but nothing new really. It mostly just explains why our hormones react the certain way in some situations and how these reactions are linked to our mammal brain.
In addition to these I am currently listening, I already finished a summary audiobook of So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, which was already eye-opening and powerful as a summary but I bet the full book would be even better. I also finished the summary of The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz which was fine as a summary because those agreements are pretty straightforward.
On the Kindle reader I finished the Ask and It is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks which is an amazing book about the law of attraction with hands-on exercises to do, and I recommend this book to everybody! Although it might be better to pass the beginning chapter explaining how all the writings come from an invisible entity if you ain't ready to freak...
Oh and also I did finish Jen Sincero's You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life which is the best!!! I think it was the third time reading the book but pure luvluvluv. Got also You Are a Badass Every Day: How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable, which is a very quick read but still amazing. I am a huge Jen Sincero fan by now. Love her writing style and the content is amazing of course ❤︎ Currently I am reading You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth which seems very cool also! Like what wouldn't be cool when it is written by Jen Sincero tho...
For my Forexqueen career I am reading the Currency Trading for Dummies by Kathleen Brooks and Brian Dolan. It helps me to get the basics a lil better. And for some general knowledge how to survive in the society I am reading the How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, which is pretty old classic and some of the examples are a lil outdated but definitely the basic principles still stand strong in the modern world too :) Oh and for the bedtime reading there's Michelle Obama's Becoming book which is very heartwarming and inspirational! Highly recommended.
Oh wow that was a lots of books... It easy to see that I have not had school work for 2,5 weeks and can just read for fun - so I read waaaay more than during semesters... Oh and yeah audiobooks also are nice as it is easy to listen while cleaning and handling all these DIY projects I am currently doing at my mom's apartment. More about them later! Anyways, so far Rovaniemi still feels like the place to be at least for a moment :)