Tieeny-tiny life update

Heyy wazzupp, how’s it going? For starters, let me apologize for my sudden radio silence. You know how it gets with finals, new summer jobs and travelling; sometimes life just goes so fast you get buried under.

A lot has happened since my last post. I succesfully passed all my classes and, as mentioned, did some travelling and started working. My big plan is still on, and I will keep posting updates about my weird money making strategies. For now, however, my progress is somewhere between very slow to non excistant as my current summer internship really only covers my living expences, and eats up most of my time. But not to worry, I still have some aces up my sleeve!

Next up a bit more exciting news: I’m going hiking! In less than a month me and a friend of mine are leaving for 600-700km (about 400mi) hike along the Canadian Rockies in order to raise money for the We Matter Campaign. In short, We Matter is an Indigenous youth-led non-profit organization supporting Indigenous youth. The aim of We Matter Campaing is to tame the high suicide rates amongst Indigenous youth. I’ll get back to the hike and the fundraiser in more detail on another post but for the time being you can contribute by making a donation on the official We Matter website. Remember that even small donations can make a big difference 🙂

Practice hike in the gorgeous landscapes of Litte Elbow Provincial Recreation Area

That’s about it for now! Once again, sorry for the disappearance, I’ll try and update you more often from now on. I really hope my adventures will inspire you to become more courageous and go after the things that are important to you. Just keep in mind that things will happen if you make them happen. See you in the next post!

The first steps into passive earning

My quite literally first steps into money making

Like many of us, I’ve sometimes encountered passing thoughts of earning some extra money. However, I’ve never really given much thought on how to actually do it. Once I started planning on how to achieve my ambitious goal of 25k, things started to seem more complicated.

In most cases, earning money requires work. Since I am a full time student, and with my current study permit prohibited from working in Canada, I can’t just go ahead and find a part-time job. This is why I started looking into different ways of earning money from home.

During my search I stumbled upon an interesting sounding app called Sweatcoin. The app quite literally pays you for walking, so I decided to give it a try. I put on my runners and left my dorm room right away to take my first long walk. Thus my first steps towards earning 25 000 were indeed “steps”.

Now this must be a scam, right? Who would pay you for just walking! Quite frankly, I didn’t worry about this too much since I figured getting some exercise wouldn’t be a waste even if I didn’t get paid. However, after my first 10 000 steps I was quite interested in learning how much I had earned.

Since one sweatcoin corresponds to 1000 steps, I made about 10 sweatcoins on my first walk. Now, to earn $1000 you need 20 000 sweatcoins which makes one sweatcoin worth $0.05. After doing the quick math, I figured it would take me about three years to make $1000 with my current walking habits.

As it turned out, Sweatcoin wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, since I need to find ways to make money relatively fast. However, I am going to continue using the app and would recommend it to anyone interested in passive earning. I walk quite a lot anyway, so why not make some money on the side! Even if it took me 3 years, cashing out that 1000€ will be so worth it.

Actually, the weather is looking quite nice now, and my hardest finals are already over, so I think it’s time for a little walk 😉

Till next time!

The grand beginning

Hey there!

You might very well be the first person ever to read this blog. Since we’ve just met, and I don’t want to be rude, I should probably go ahead and introduce myself. I’m a Finnish girl on my twenties currently living and studying in Canada. You can call me Heli – that is my name after all. I kid you not, heli as a helicopter (at least rather than heli as helium if you wonder about the pronunciation).

What you’ve just stumbled upon is nothing less than the grand beginning – read as “pathetic attempt” – of my journey as a blogger. I crated this blog to inspire both you and me to let go of our fears and dive head first into an adventure.

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Me on my latest night-adventure stunned by the mysterious path ahead

Yesterday, I got an ambitious idea to try and earn 25k during the upcoming year for the benefit of a non-profit youth network called The European Youth Parliament (EYP). I’m hoping next year to become a private funder for one of the many events organised by EYP. This grand idea is what initially sparked me to start a blog. I want to document my journey because I know that making promises to someone else – even if they were merely a random online follower – is the best way to actually stick to one’s goals.

As you might know, gathering 25 000 out of nowhere is not the simplest task for a full time student. All the more reason for me to give it a try since I just love doing absurd things. And what about saving money for myself?! Well, I’ve come to the terms with the fact that I really don’t need all that much right now. My happiness resonates from helping others and I really want to give something back to EYP which has already given me so much!

Besides documenting my progress, I’m going to share posts about my other absurd adventures and the little things that give me energy and happiness in everyday life. If I managed to spark your interest, stick around and see how my little project turns out.

Have a splendid day!