Things I’m grateful for | September 2019


Today is the first day in almost 4 months that the temperatures are below 20° and I was able to wear leggings! (Photo above as proof.) This Summer has been insane and I’ve spent it stuck at home because it was so hot outside that wasn’t impossible to resist. Our territory isn’t structured in a way to bear this kind of climate (I live at the foot of the Alps) so it’s very hard to live with 35-40° all Summer.


Today, is the release-day of the newest album by Sonata Arctica, Talviyö, and I’m very excited about it because the title means “Winter night” in Finnish (even if they said it isn’t specifically a Winter album) and it’s exactly what I needed after almost 4 months of unbelievable heat!

I feel a bit weird talking about music here because I’ve never done it before. I also feel silly admitting that I’ve been listening to metal music for years without even realizing I was listening to metal music. Better later than never. /facepalm

Reading for pleasure

I’m in the middle of a nasty reading slump. I’m halfway through a book I’m enjoying (Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, FYI) but I can’t pick it up because my mind is all over the place. And it’s OK.

The internet is full of articles and blog posts on how to read more books. And I’ve read them all (the articles, not the books) because I used to be so disappointed with myself for not being able to read as many books as the other bloggers, bookstagrammers and booktubers. But then, I started reading at my own pace again and embracing my reading slumps and it feels soo good.


I’m sharing my tweet because it’s pretty self-explanatory.

Online friends + podcasts

Speaking of podcasts, a new episode of my favorite one (Make Work Work by Hailley and Habbi) was released today and I got a couple of shout-outs! I had so many thoughts and comments on it that I’ve taken notes (you can read them here) and created a sort of Inception of shownotes. 😀

I’ll never get tired to say how grateful I am for online friends!

The upcoming season

Yes, Autumn, my absolute favorite season, is just around the corner, but this time I’m talking about seasons of life. I’m in a transitional moment right now and, even if it’s scary (especially since I like to plan all-the-things), I can’t help but feeling grateful to have a roof over my head and supporting parents.

What are you grateful for?

6 thoughts on “Things I’m grateful for | September 2019

  1. Yay! I’m going to have to check the podcast out that mentions you! I didn’t realize you live at the base of the Alps. Very cool. I’m jealous of your ability to wear leggings. It still reaches the 90s in Tennessee.

  2. Oh man, I don’t know where to start really. So many things. I’ve been fucking lucky in life, man.

    Also, googled Piedmont and.. if it looks anything like the pictures I got I’m wondering how you’ve survived this far! Terrible! PS jk DS.

    1. I live near Turin which is very close to the mountains and temperatures above 35° are unusual for us. I live among rolling hills (yes, I’m a Hobbit) but the plane was a little part of hell with that heat and humidity!

  3. I know the summer was crazy in Italy, I’m glad we didn’t go there this summer as we usually do. I love hot weather in the summer, but my body doesn’t – I usally get some days of being unwell during our trips in Italy at some point, likely because of the heat and I don’t manage to keep up with my water intake.
    I also love the autumn, or I used to love the autumn. The last few years I’ve been dreading the autumn knowing the winter was coming – but now after moving to Ireland I’m really looking forward to the autumn, and will be able to enjoy it again, and I’m so thankful for that!

    1. Yes, it’s been insane! I’m clearly born in the wrong side of the planet because my body can’t handle temperatures higher than 28° and, even if I’m in the north, the weather is horribly hot in the Summer now. 😦

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