Bloganuary: It’s only words

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The question is on day 8, What do you like most about your writing? It depends on what I write and in what language. I speak and write three. Finnish, Swedish and English. It’s only words that you put together to get a sentence. They should also make sense. That’s the hardest part. E.g. in Finnish, there are sentences where you need to put a comma, but where are a different matter. Knowing a few languages confuses you. Sometimes I don’t know how to describe things. I might know a word in English, but I can’t remember what it is in Finnish. The Internet is a big help. Knowing what to write can be stressful. I dislike it the most when I can’t find the right words no matter how hard I try. I have that problem sometimes when I write this blog.

I don’t know what I.like the most about my writing. I have always had a good imagination, so maybe that’s it. It’s not my thing to say if I’m a good writer or not. I can be satisfied with what I write, but it’s really for people who read my stuff to judge if it’s good or not. Maybe I rely too much on other people’s opinions, but I wouldn’t post it online if I didn’t. I want to share things and make people feel good. It’s the same with writing this blog and the fan fiction I write. I don’t want to start from a clean slate if I’m not happy about my work. I prefer moving forward and getting better at writing. Not only getting better but also learning new things. I’ve had doubts about my writing abilities. But when someone likes what I write, it feels it’s not that bad.

When I studied journalism years ago, I realised I was better at writing fiction. As a journalist, you need to write about facts, but I like writing fiction because you can use your imagination. Besides, I can’t listen and write at the same time. That’s what you need when you interview people or write an article about something. It’s easier to say what I’m not good at. I couldn’t write a book because I would run out of ideas and get distracted. I’m better at short stories that I can post online. They say to stick to what you know, even if I write about things I haven’t experienced myself. I just have a vivid imagination, that’s all.

Show me the light

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Show me the light

Show me the light for the year 2022
The light gives me hope to find a way
Lost is the word I’ll describe my feeling
Show me the light that I lost last year
The New Year is for a new beginning
Show me the light to be brave
I have dreams I want to fulfil
Show me the light in the darkness
It’s not desperation, I can handle it
Show me the light because I need it
The light is the answer for this year

My last blog post ever

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In 2021, that is. You didn’t expect that twist, did you? 😁 The year has gone fast once again. I only had two achievements this year. The first was the most important thing: the driving license. The second was the course in UI/UX design course. It has been a quiet year for me. I haven’t blogged that much either. I also got two corona vaccines.

Next year it’s gonna be a better year. I’m gonna attend two concerts. Duran Duran on my birthday on June 2, and then the Toto concert in August. I really hope they won’t be postponed. I’m looking forward to them.

The year is coming to an end, so I say goodbye to 2021. I leave you with photos of my Christmas trip to Stockholm, Sweden.

When we (dad and I) got back home, there was even more snow. We had a white Christmas ❤️

snowy street
©️Mia Salminen 2021