Animals & Us.

I am a massive lover of animals. I even turned vegetarian a few years ago because of how much I love them. I honestly think animals deserve to be loved just as much as humans. They’re no different from us. Sometimes I even think that animals are more caring and loving than humans. They never judge you, they’re not malicious, they just get on with their every day life, yet sometimes, they do not get treated very well by us humans.

I recently went to an alpaca farm in Estonia with my mum and my boyfriend and it’s the most caring animal-loving place I’ve ever been to. The alpacas loved the people who took care of them and they loved them back just as much. They were treated as if they were their family members. All of the animals there had nicknames and special treats they got depending on what a specific animal liked. There were little goats with funny names like Obama, Putin and Donald Trump depending on their personalities and looks. The people who visited (including us) weren’t there to look at them while they are caged up somewhere with nowhere to run. No. They are kept in massive fields and visitors are free to run around with them, feed them and cuddle them. It’s honestly one of my favourite places in Estonia.

Unfortunately, that farm exists without the EU’s support as alpacas are considered pets. That’s why it is so important to support caring and loving organisations and farms that actually support these animals. I am so happy to give them any support they need, even it’s when I buy something from their little shops or pay the entrance fee when I go there every summer.

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Also, I visited Tallinn Zoo and I am so happy they’re renovating it and making the enclosures so much bigger. I’m not really a fan of many zoos as a lot of them cage up animals in the smallest cages and there’s no way that an animal could live their life to the fullest there. I mean imagine being locked up in one room for the rest of your life. When I visited Tallinn Zoo, we found out that they’re rebuilding the polar bear enclosure and the plan of it looks amazing! Currently the enclosure isn’t very big, so at the moment I feel pretty bad for them. But, due to people’s continuous support, they’re building an incredible area for them where they will be put together with other animals they would be found with in the wild. It’s awesome to see what us humans can do for animals that need us.

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That’s why I think it is important to support animals. And if you see animals being treated badly, raise your voice. You need to be the voice for animals that cannot speak for themselves.

Be kind, be humble. Make a difference. 

– Helina

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Animals & Us.

There is a soulmate for everyone.

Recently I heard the song Soulmate by Natasha Bedingfield and it reminded me of the time I listened to the song a few years ago, thinking I would never find my soulmate. I thought I would never find my special someone that I would love unconditionally and who would love me back the same way. I must have been about 17-18 years old and I don’t really know why I thought I would never find anyone even though I still had (have) my whole life ahead of me. Right now looking back at all that, it sounds pretty silly. But if you’re currently single and sometimes think there might not be someone there for you or if you don’t really think where to find this person, this post is for you, because I used to feel how you feel right now.

I always wondered how you can find your other half close to where you live or travel to. I mean the world is huge so what is the likelihood of YOUR person living somewhere close to you? 196 countries and over 7 billion people on the planet, and I am meant to find that special someone? Seems like a mission impossible. Well, I know this sounds cheesy, but you will find the person when you least expect it. It will strike you like lightning and sweep you off your feet. You can’t look for love, because love just happens. It happens whether you like it or not. And sometimes maybe you love the wrong person but that’s okay – that’s just part of the road and yet another step closer to finding the right person. The person who will turn your world upside down but in a good way.

For me, it happened when I first moved to the UK. I didn’t really move there with the intention of wanting to find a boyfriend. I think that wasn’t really on my mind anymore because I was so focused on my new life and a new university experience and I was just thinking about new friends, my education and my career. And then it happened quite suddenly and randomly. It was so effortless and everything just clicked. I found the missing puzzle piece I didn’t even know I needed or wanted. I never expected to even be in a relationship during university but it happened. He’s my first love and hopefully my last.

I just wanted to let you know that relationships and soulmates and partners aren’t something you need to worry about. Don’t even think about it. Just live your life, do what you love and be yourself. Eventually the right person for you will walk into your life when you least expect it. And it will be the most terrifying and beautiful feeling in the world.

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Stay positive. Love lots. Be happy.

– Helina x

There is a soulmate for everyone.