Happy Midsummer!


How is your summer going?

I’ve just wrapped up work for this month, and I can now look forward to a long break (till August). I wouldn’t call it a holiday, though. Freelancers don’t have holidays, just time off without work (and without pay).

Still, I really need a break now. Seriously, I can’t remember the last time I was so exhausted, if ever. I mean, it’s not just the pandemic and working from home. June is always busy. But somehow, this year, work has just pushed me over the edge. To the point that I’m drained of all creativity, joy, and will to live…

OK, maybe that was a bit melodramatic. Let’s just say that lately I’ve become a bit of a misanthropist. And that’s not a good thing.

So, to get some of my energy back, I’m taking a break from the blog, too. I just need to clear my head of all the stress and frustration, wipe the hard drive clean, so to speak. I think I need at least a couple of weeks to regain my enthusiasm (for anything) and my faith in human beings as an intelligent (or even semi-intelligent) species. Yes, that’s what work does to me…

But I will be back, at some point in July.

And now, I’m going to enjoy the longest day of the year (= Juhannus in Finnish, or Midsummer) this weekend, before the days start getting shorter again.

Have a great Midsummer!




  1. q
    25 June 2021 / 9:08 am

    Hyvää juhannusta ja rentouttavaa kesälomaa sinulle Tiina! -q

  2. Arlene Gomes
    26 June 2021 / 7:46 pm

    Have a great break from everything!! You deserve it. Arlene from NJ

  3. Flora
    27 June 2021 / 10:54 am

    We’ll miss reading your blog but everyone needs a break from routine. Make the most of Midsummer.

  4. shelbeeontheedge1
    8 August 2021 / 2:29 pm

    Hi Tiina, I hope that you are enjoying your break and getting all the rest and relaxation you need!


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