About Raili

 

Raili

Hi, I’m Raili.  Welcome to my place. There’s lots of ‘rooms’ here for you to explore. From the funny to the very serious. I post on this, my main blog pretty much every day. On Mondays I  post some of the  more serious stuff on  Bay Art. On Wednesdays I post to Senior’s Salon.

Regular features on my blog –

Echoes – either Thursday or Friday – happenings at home, the neighbourhood, accompanied by photos

Saturday Smiles – is joke time

Sunday Serenity  – is meditation time

Other days – are a surprise!

Dad always introduced me as his baby. That felt weird when I was grown up. Of course for him it was true as I am the youngest of three. We moved to Australia from Finland when I was a little girl. Strangely enough, I married a Finn. Of all places we met in the desert heat of Mt Isa in North Queensland. By then I ‘d already lived in Hobart and Brisbane. We married young. I now live in Adelaide, South Australia with my human family and fur baby. Tess, the little terrier cross maltese demands a disproportionate amount of time and space for her size.

I think of myself as an Aussie-Finn. My family is a mini melting pot of nations – Finnish, Indian and Filipino born first generation Australians. You might have guessed by now that our kids are adopted. Our extended family too is a riotous mix of races, cultures, traditions and beliefs.

Right from the start I wanted to be a nurse. After a few detours I got there. Mental health was the first to offer me post-graduate specialist training. I loved it so much I stayed there for the rest of my career. The privilege of working with some of the most disenfranchised people in our community was humbling, enriching, challenging. I learnt so much about life, the universe, and everything.

I’ve now resigned from my day job to follow my passions.

I appreciate your presence here. Please leave a footprint. I love to hear what you have to say.

Raili

131 thoughts on “About Raili

  1. Lovely to meet you Raili, and we have a little in comment, Although I am not a qualified nurse.. I have worked within Mental Health.. As I became a Support Worker in 2002 .. And worked for 7 yrs with adults with learning difficulties, Autism, Downs Syndrome and others such as Asperger syndrome etc .. For the last three years I concentrated on supporting Schizophrenia to one individual.
    So I know how demanding a job it is, but also how rewarding too. I look forward to following you blog Raili, but cannot promise to comment on each daily posting.. 🙂 Especially when Spring and the growing season kicks off, I will be out and in the allotments growing food, weeding and just plane enjoying nature.. 🙂

    But I hope to catch most of them..
    🙂 Thank you for your own follow, and I look forward to reading your posts.. 🙂 and looking around your blog xx

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    1. So more in common than I realised. As you head into spring we enter autumn. I love both those seasons with all the glorious changes in nature to nurture the senses. Enjoy digging in the dirt and harvesting your crops 🙂
      I look forward to reading your posts too. My hope is that all those who visit mine take a little something away with them – and leave a ‘footprint’ or a note if they so wish to let me know they’ve been.

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