I began my blogging ‘career’ years back, in Finland, with a blog called ‘Kahdessa paikassa’, translates to ‘In two places’. It appeared in a local online newspaper in the countryside and my posts were about living in and loving my two homes: rural Bromarv and Helsinki (capital city of Finland).
I moved away from Finland in 2010, and now, after 4,5 years, I find myself in a similar situation: Loving two places, this time Ljubljana, Slovenia and our mountain in Bosnia.
My girls and I were in Ljubljana last week, spending time with friends and enjoying the beautiful October weather there. Such joy and happiness! Actually so much so that I began to dream about moving back. We shall see.
And now, back on the mountain, the last couple of days have been wonderful too. Fabulous weather – before the snow, due in a few days – and lots of feel good vibes!
Though a piece of my heart will always stay in Finland, these two places in the doorstep and the western Balkans are my home. It is a privilege to be able to move without borders, to be allowed to live where one feels most at home. A privilege I truly don’t take for granted anymore.
Since I was a child, I knew I wanted to ‘go’. Not knowing what that meant exactly, I was only dreaming. I heard names of places and imagined what it would be like there. Sarajevo was one of those places. I’m humbled and grateful to find myself living here, mere kilometers from downtown Sarajevo. And I have never been happier in my life, than while living in Ljubljana.
How we split our time between the two remains to be seen. But as for now, at the end of October 2014, I’m more excited than I’ve been in a long time to explore the options!
Last week in Ljubljana:
This week on the mountain: