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.

Regular features on my blog –

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  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

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175 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

    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.

    1. Thank you so much! It inspires me all the more to know that there are people like you out there who appreciate and enjoy my writings. Welcome back any time 🙂

  2. You have got a unique writing skill….It’s like I am talking to your animate self, you have got a voice in your words…..which is quite rare. Loved to read your blog.

      1. Ma’am I wrote a post ‘The Bloody talk’ few days back, would you mind reviewing it and tell me what I lack because your writing inspires me….

      2. Thank you for your kind comments. Happy to read your post – but my very first comment would be to be positive, stay away from words like ‘lack’ and seek constructive feedback 🙂

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  4. As someone being treating in mental health (eating disorder), I appreciate your contribution. It took me 10 years to REALLY get the help I needed and I was told that I was brave for doing so. I don’t regret it. I also want to comment on you resigning to follow your dreams. I was on a pretty direct career path when I got burnt out and realized “THIS IS NOT FOR ME” “I don’t know why I’m doing this anymore (grad school for PT)… through my eating disorder treatment, I have found creative outlets that I never knew existed or that I even enjoyed. I started my blog to express my thoughts and some pain through my process of recovery. I see now that it can be so much more. I love to hear when people decide to follow their passions (it makes me less scared to do so). Thank you.

    1. Thank you for sharing a little about your journey. Recovery can be a long, winding hard road. You have named your blog well. I’m so glad you have discovered passions you didn’t realise you had! When I started blogging I knew I had stories and so much more I wanted to share, but never realised all the detours and delights along the way. They keep on coming – like this one from you 🙂 You’re on my list of new followers to visit which I promise I will get to soon. In the meantime, thank you so much for the follow and welcome to my blogging community. Safe travels 🙂

  5. Thanks for stopping by my recovery blog and so “Happy” to meet you Raili… I appreciated your kind comments too. I am unique kind of gal as my other passion other than helping others recover, I love writing, reading good books, and book promoting for fine authors. So if you didn’t see it? Come by my other WP BLOG: https://anauthorandwriterinprogress.wordpress.com

    I am loving your blog and a new fan XO. CAT

      1. I knew about the knee surgery, but it seems such a long time ago. I must be losing track. It’s like all the different parts of my life are running at separate speeds…
        Thanks. I’ll stop worrying now xxx

  6. Hey, pleased to know you.! Found a way here through someone’s blog.
    Your about page is interesting so it arouses curiosity to explore your blog more.😊 Now following! Blessings.🌸 Xxx

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