Hello, hello, hello!
Yes guys, I’m perfectly in time with my monthly report. Can I have a standing ovation?
Anyway, please let’s not waste any time with useless introductions and let’s get to the point!
I have already told you about my first week in the University of Helsinki, as I have emphasized on how happy I am about everything. However, as promised, here some more details!
As you probably know (and if you don’t, shame on you :P), I’m studying for a Master’s Degree in Italian Philology, since my aim is to become a language teacher. The lectures concerning my main subject are really interesting and you have no clue of how many new things about my mother tongue I’ve learned during the last month. Anyway, besides my main subject I’ve subscribed to other amazing courses, such as pedagogical stuff, something about Language Technology, and a super gorgeous course about Finnish mythology (Kalevala) and the way it has inspired a bunch of Finnish musicians (I love almost half of the artists listed in the program, and guess what? Yes, HIM are included. HIM, my favourite band ever. It happens just in Finland!). Furthermore, I managed to get into the course of advanced Finnish, and I feel so proud of myself and the language skills I’ve been able to achieve with my self-studies and passion!
Last but not least, I’ve been taken on as a language assistant during Italian lessons for Finnish students. My tasks are to help the students with their exercises, answer their questions and have conversations about every kind of topic with them. This is not just a cool thing to do, it is also a precious way to get experience for my future job and to learn many new things myself.
All in all, it is clear that this girl is having a great time in the university, and as if that was not enough, life as a student in Finland is kinda easy. The amount of things and good services a student gets for free it’s huge, moreover everything suddenly becomes so cheap when you show your student card!
So yes, this is exactly how my life looks like now that I am a student! I’m pretty sure though, that you wanna hear something more from me, right? And believe it, I have something really big to tell you besides the university stuff!
Dear ladies and gentlemen, I’m happy like really happy, to announce that my sweetheart and me finally moved together in the new house!
I love everything about our new place! True, there are still some works to do and the living room still has to be furnished; nevertheless life here with him is simply wonderful!
Wanna learn something more? I love the kitchen, is so spacious and ALL mine (after almost two years of sharing kitchens, you cannot understand the joy I feel in being the mistress!), our bedroom is super cosy and the current bed is the best one I’ve ever had in my whole life. The apartment is in Helsinki, in a great position with everything we need nearby, and the view from the kitchen, bedroom and balcony is lovely!
Alright, after this long report of yummy-yummy things happened during the past 30 days, it’s time to think about the lessons that this wonderful September 2014 has taught me:
- I have to be proud of myself and proud of everything I’ve achieved.
- There are people who love me and sincerely want the best for me.
- You cannot really make risotto with every kind of rice.
And now, welcome October! You’re my second favourite month of the year, especially because you start with my birthday! So let’s bring the cake in and I’ll be ready and glad to accept every gift you’ll make me!
Ps. remember to smile and be happy, always!