You winsome and you lose some

Photos by  me ©Mia Salminen

Life is like sport, you win some and you lose some. Last Friday I went to an ice hockey game but my team lost 2-4. The game didn’t look that winsome anyway. But today there’s another game at home so maybe this time we win. To do it you need to lose. That’s like life, you don’t always succeed. My life hasn’t been anything special to mention. I don’t look winsome and my self-esteem could be better. I’ve learned to find joy in small things. I hear what others have done at a certain age. Someone went aboard at 19 but I was looking for something else. It’s actually all a blur what happened in my life at the 1990s. It wasn’t worth remembering either. It was such a long time too. I remember what I studied but no special memories from that time. The past is the past and it’s nothing to dwell about it.

Unlike in sport where the coach can be fired from their posts if the team doesn’t win. In life, you can’t fire yourself. You just have to live with the burden. You just need to find a solution to your own problems. Maybe someone can give you support and all that but it’s you who makes the final decision. Unless someone is trying to control your life. Like parents who tell you what you should be and so on. If you have a choice to decide your own things then you should stick to it no matter what others think about it. If everyone was pessimistic nothing would be done. There is always nonbelievers but that shouldn’t stop you from living your own life. It might not be winsome for everyone but a life nonetheless.

 

It’s sumptuous to be a Finn when your team win

Finnish ice hockey team wins
Source: https://www.iihf.com/

A lot of people thought Finland won’t succeed in 2019 Ice Hockey World Championships because we didn’t have NHL players. But our team showed those doubters they were all wrong. This not so famous team wins all these big ice hockey countries, Sweden, Russia and Canada. Winning a championship is such a sumptuous thing and I still can’t believe Finland is a champion. I watched all the Finnish games and there were both disappointments and joy. The team proved the whole world you don’t need to have millions to win. Finland’s ice hockey team is a team with a big T.

Ice hockey is such a big thing in Finland. It’s our 3rd championships. You could say the whole country goes crazy. In some cities they do. Some go overboard though but they can blame themselves if they get hurt. Personally, I’m just happy and then I move on. At this moment they show the celebrations in Helsinki on TV. I’m so proud of those guys. They didn’t give up and they really deserve this win. No one will ever take this away from them. This is a great day to be a Finn. Until the next ice hockey championship.

Finland is Ice Hockey World Champions 2019!