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June 20, 2016


Time… Accepting it or not, the fact is that our time is limited. Our time on this planet, in this lifetime is limited and we’re never promised tomorrow. We have today, but we limit our “today” and make our time even more shorter than what it could be by the stress, worries, work overload, failed plans, too high expectations, disappointments… What is it in our nature that makes us most of the time, waste our time?

I will never forget my grandma telling me that to people work is important, things are important but what you will bring with you to your afterlife are none of those…

I’m thinking about myself, about my sister, my friends, friends of friends, you name it… I’m thinking about what makes me/ us successful and happy and will those things matter in the end? I believe that those should be the only and the best guidances to live your day to day life the best you can, if you just ask yourself about all of your choices, actions and people that you meet/ have in your life already. Just ask yourself: “Will this matter ( be worth it ) at the end of the road?” and ” Will I be able to bring this with me to an afterlife?” Those are the questions which have opened my eyes and brought on a whole different perspective on how I want to live my every day, what I want to create my life around and what is so meaningless or barely important.

Full fridge, good house, successful career, fancy shoes or expensive dress, yes, all those things are nice to have but very soon after getting them, we always need more, want better and therefore soon we need an extra fridge or at least a full pantry, maybe another house or an extra apartment, maybe two careers which we can push at once and earn even more money, maybe couple of shelves of fancy shoes or two racks of expensive dresses will finally feel good enough? Nope, we will always want and need more, that is our human nature… But will all of these things matter in the end? Will you be able to bring them with you to an afterlife? The answer is NO! Things, career, what somebody said wrong about you or mistreated you, those are not the things that will matter in the end and that you’ll be able to bring with yourself “somewhere over the rainbow”.

What does matter is what makes your heart happy and your soul to dance? In my case, travelling, exploring and being surrounded by people whom I love and which love me unconditionally is what makes life worthy for me and those are the memories and feelings which I’ll be able to bring even when it’s time to go.

In the past two years, loss was big in my “football field” of life and I have seen some dear and close people pass away, as much I have also seen people suffer, be lonely and disappointed in not having things or not having a career of Beyonce… All of this made me think really deep because I’ve been having some of health issues of my own and just thinking about life and afterlife in general made me realise that of course it’s nice to have things, to have properties, to have a successful and enviable career, but all of these aren’t and shouldn’t be the most important things in our lives. Life well lived, loved and travelled is the only one which you’ll be able to bring with you and the one which does make you fulfilled from the inside, not only from the outside for your Instagram photo roundup.

Now, if you’ve been stressed out, worried, hurt, etc… Just ask yourself: “Will any of this matter in the end?” and “Is this thing or person worth waisting/ spending my limited time on/with.?” You’ll see how these two questions will make you much more aware and make you re-think some values and priorities in your daily life as well as say goodbye to some people who no longer are meant to be part of your road…

Live life to the fullest, love others and believe in goodness, even after you’ve been hurt multiple times. Go travel and enrich your soul, be openminded, love and spread love… Those are the “things” and feelings that will give you a happy and rich life, the one that will matter in afterlife too… 🙂

Happy Monday!





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  • Reply Jo June 20, 2016 at 10:57 AM

    Once again, Natali, a mind blowing blog. You encapsulated everything I have long thought, and eloquently, too.
    I too, know how fragile this Life can be. What to hold on to; what to let go, painful as it can be.
    There are two adorable photos of you in this post. One with your eyes closed, the other, looking over your right shoulder.
    There is so much I want to say about this blog, but I must leave room for others.
    Please take special care of yourself, Natali.

    • Reply natali karppinen June 20, 2016 at 4:35 PM

      Thank you so much dear Jo! Every single comment that you leave me here makes me so happy, humble and thankful! Thank you for coming over, making time to read and check through my blog… It’s truly overwhelming and I appreciate it so much. Many greetings to you and take care as well!

  • Reply Trang Do June 20, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    Great post! You looks beautiful!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Reply natali karppinen June 20, 2016 at 4:36 PM

      Thank you very much!

  • Reply Jo June 20, 2016 at 11:58 AM

    …. and all this ‘stuff’ we accumulate (and I have more than my fare share), and can’t take with us. It’s what we leave behind that matters.
    And in your case, Natali, a beautiful daughter, whom is a credit to you, now, and in the future. x

    • Reply natali karppinen June 20, 2016 at 4:36 PM

      Yes, what we leave behind is what matters and to me is what I will leave behind to my daughter and her children and so on. I hope that I have done my best so far to make her proud and inspired. 🙂

  • Reply vale June 20, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    Dear Natali, loved to read your deep and wise thoughts…it seems more time passes by the more you have a clearer view about what matters the most in life and it’s so important to keep that in mind. You are a real sweetheart, humble, sensitive and smart and I couldn’t agree with you more, let’s focus on what truly matters as we often waste time on silly details and let people or small things to spoil our days. Time is precious ! Said that, love your outfit, those shoes are adorable and add a touch of class to the denim skirt ! Very pretty princess ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion blog

    • Reply natali karppinen June 20, 2016 at 4:39 PM

      My sweet angel Vale! You’re truly one of a kind woman and I’m so thankful to have you here and can’t wait for the day when we’ll finally meet in person too. Thank you for all of your sweet words and compliments, they truly mean the world to me and I’m so thankful each time I encounter people like you whom I’m sharing the same point of view and qualities that matter in life.
      Much love to you my friend and I’m sending you many sunny greetings from Helsinki!

  • Reply Amy Arnold June 20, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    Life is so full of ups and downs. Placing my hope in my faith has really helped me. Lovely outfit!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply natali karppinen June 20, 2016 at 4:39 PM

      You are so sweet! Thank you for commenting! Sending many greetings your way beauty!

  • Reply rakhshanda June 20, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Love your outfit! You look so pretty <3 That leather jacket is everything!

    • Reply natali karppinen June 20, 2016 at 4:39 PM

      Thank you so much!!! 🙂

  • Reply Godisable Jacob June 20, 2016 at 4:07 PM


    • Reply natali karppinen June 20, 2016 at 4:40 PM

      Thank you! I like this skirt a lot too. 🙂

  • Reply The Newsette June 20, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    We are in love with this colorful, creative look. The denim-leather-print combo is a must for our daily style here at HQ.

    The Newsette

    • Reply natali karppinen June 20, 2016 at 4:40 PM

      Thank you so much!! Many greetings!!

  • Reply Ev June 20, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Love the look!

    • Reply natali karppinen June 20, 2016 at 4:40 PM

      Thank you EV!

  • Reply Nikki June 20, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Beautiful post – your perspective on time and meaning is so on point. Very well said love, Xx

    Nikki |

    • Reply natali karppinen June 21, 2016 at 5:31 AM

      Thank you so much Nikki!!

  • Reply Shannon June 20, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    So in love with this look! So gorgeous! I love the colorful top paired with the denim skirt!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Reply natali karppinen June 21, 2016 at 5:31 AM

      Thank you beauty! I’m glad that you liked the outfit too. 🙂

  • Reply Jessi June 20, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Wise words and a cute look to go with it! Love this post.

    • Reply natali karppinen June 21, 2016 at 5:30 AM

      Thank you Jessi!!

  • Reply Matea June 20, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Ma savršeno si ovo sve rekla, slažem se u potpunosti. I sama sam se hrpetinu puta zapitala ‘jednog dana kad me više ne bude, hoće ti taj xy biti važan’ i najčešće je odgovor bio ne. Zato sam još kao klinka odlučila živjeti po svom, gurati svoje, boriti se za svoje snove i pokušavati uživati i zabavljati se po putu koliko god mogu 🙂
    Super ti je ova šarena majica, baš mi se sviđa!

    • Reply natali karppinen June 21, 2016 at 5:34 AM

      Upravo to! Gurati, sanjati i ziviti po svom, dok god ne unistavas nekome drugom njihov zivot, jedini je nacin da prozivis svoj zivot u potpunosti i svoj njegovoj lipoti. 🙂 Hvala ti na komplimentu, majicu ne nosim cesto a ni sama ne znam zasto jer mi je bas draga.

  • Reply thedaydreamings June 20, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    So beautiful! love this look

    • Reply natali karppinen June 21, 2016 at 5:30 AM

      Thank you very much! 🙂 🙂

  • Reply Maria Jose Abad June 20, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    You’re so right. We do need to live life to the fullest. We need to be smart and work hard but enjoy the today. Have a lovely week.
    MariaOnPoint | Find me on IG

    • Reply natali karppinen June 21, 2016 at 5:30 AM

      Thank you for commenting Maria!!

  • Reply Toks June 21, 2016 at 12:01 AM

    Such deep and wise thoughts Natalie. And words to really think about. Lovely outfit, totally in love with the jacket. xoxoxo

    • Reply natali karppinen June 21, 2016 at 5:30 AM

      Thank you so much sweetie!! Sending you many kisses!

  • Reply Cielo June 21, 2016 at 3:07 AM

    Sending hugs your way =) Gorgeous look by the way =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Reply natali karppinen June 21, 2016 at 5:29 AM

      Thank you Cielo! Many greetings to you!

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  • Reply olia June 21, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    Beautiful!! Hope you’ll stop by my blog for the latest post & Giveaway!

    Love, Olia

    • Reply natali karppinen June 24, 2016 at 4:47 PM

      Thank you dear!

  • Reply Nada June 21, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    amazing skirt 🙂

    • Reply natali karppinen June 24, 2016 at 4:48 PM

      Thank you Nada!

  • Reply Brenda Evans June 21, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    such a cool artistic top!

    • Reply natali karppinen June 24, 2016 at 4:48 PM

      Thank you very much Brenda!

  • Reply Tessa June 21, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    seriously obsessed with this outfit!

    Tessa |

    • Reply natali karppinen June 24, 2016 at 4:48 PM

      Heheh, thank you so much dear!

  • Reply Annie Abbey June 21, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    This post is seriously amazing and summarizes everything I have felt lately. Life is too short to be solely consumed with money and success. It is so important to spend time with loved ones and make memories instead. I recently quit my full time job since it was sucking out all of my joy and while it is scary to be blogging full time now, it is also the best thing I have ever decided to do. Even if it doesn’t work out, I am glad I tried. I have been thinking that same thought of “will this even matter in a few years?” whenever I get stressed out and it makes a world of difference in my mood. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post, and also I am obsessed with that tee! You are an inspiration lady!
    xx Annie

    • Reply natali karppinen June 24, 2016 at 4:50 PM

      Thank you so much sweetheart! Thank you for taking time to read this post and for sharing your thoughts. Yes, big decisions and changes can be scary and giving us headache at first, but if we are not ready to change something that is bothering us or not making us happy, then how can we expect that we’ll live a life in all of it’s beauty and that good things and people will come our way? All the best of luck to you in full time blogging, you can do this lady! :):*

  • Reply Maria Marques June 21, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    Gorgeous outift, dear!
    And I love your blog! 😀

    Would you like to follow each other on Facebook, dear? Let me know 😉
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    • Reply natali karppinen June 24, 2016 at 4:47 PM

      Thanks a bunch Maria!

  • Reply Tamara June 21, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    Every time I get stressed about something I remind myself that in the end none of this will matter!

    Your top is gorgeous! I love this whole outfit!


    Tamara –

    • Reply natali karppinen June 24, 2016 at 4:47 PM

      That’s a great way of thinking! Thank you for commenting Tamara!

  • Reply Jennifer June 22, 2016 at 2:22 AM

    Great outfit! Love your skirt!

    • Reply natali karppinen June 24, 2016 at 4:46 PM

      Thank you Jennifer! I love denim skirts a lot!

  • Reply Shaira Angelique Manalo June 22, 2016 at 6:53 AM

    I like how you styled this outfit with that skirt! <3

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    • Reply natali karppinen June 24, 2016 at 4:46 PM

      Thank you so much Shaira!!

  • Reply Lola June 22, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    Great outfit and lovely photos !
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    • Reply natali karppinen June 24, 2016 at 4:46 PM

      Thank you very much Lola!

  • Reply Trang Do June 22, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Great post! Love your outfit dear!
    Kisses and hugs from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Reply natali karppinen June 24, 2016 at 4:46 PM

      Thank you very much, I’m happy that you liked the post and the outfit too. 🙂

  • Reply sindy June 23, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    I enjoyed reading this post. Most of us get caught in the midst of the hustle and bustle of life and we forget to rejoice in whatever situation we are in.
    cheers for now

    • Reply natali karppinen June 24, 2016 at 4:45 PM

      Thank you so much for stopping by Sindy! You said it all so well.

  • Reply Kimberly June 23, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    you’re style is amazing.<3 love it. please check out my new blog:

    • Reply natali karppinen June 24, 2016 at 4:45 PM

      Thank you Kimberly so much!!

  • Reply Sophie July 11, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    That jacket is so cool <3

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