Discovering the world
Ever since I was little, I've had a strong urge to discover the world and learn from other cultures. I grew up in Helsinki, Finland but have lived in Mexico, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Germany (twice) and tried to take the best parts of each culture with me. I also enjoy getting to know people from different cultures.
Learning new languages
I learned the love for foreign languages from my parents and have tried to nurture it as an adult too. My mother tongue is Finnish, but I am fluent in English, German and Spanish and speak pretty good Swedish too. My dream is to do the Eat part from EatPrayLove and spend 4 months in Italy learning the language and enjoying Italian food.
I am quite geeky and get hugely excited about new gadgets and apps. My favorite gadgets are my iPhone, my MacBook, Oura ring and FitBit Alta HR activity tracker. You can check out my favorite apps here. I have also learned some basic programming on Codecademy. Luckily in my day job I get to geek out a lot too ;)
I am committed to living in a healthy way as I see it as a key enabler to everything else in life. However I am not that interested in superfoods or running a marathon - I just care about getting the basics right. I am religious about getting 8 hours of sleep on most nights (2 small kids make this slightly more challenging), eating mostly healthy food and exercising regularly. I enjoy non-competitive sports such as yoga, nordic walking, going to the gym and dancing.
Nowadays my love for music focuses on the listening side but I still try to find time for singing every now and then. As a kid I sang in a choir and in a couple of bands for many years and also played classical piano. I have a special love for hiphop and reggaeton but am open to all kinds of music.