From wanderer to social media trainee – The journey down the streams of inspiration

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Today is another ordinary Friday, when I sit down in a corner filled with soft and diffused light trying to recap my things during last week, which is slowly but steadfastly creeping away with the weekend to come. Though, unlike all other Fridays, on which I just sat around the corner of my student house, today, I got a seat in a desk inside Crea Iloa, the little Finnish startup that somehow I got in touch with, and somehow drew my interests.

The name is Hoang, of course it is not my real name, a long, tongue-twisted Vietnamese name. For the last four years, I have been a wanderer in Finland trying to figure out my real calling, something I can do well, as well as enjoy doing. Things seem really really slow in Finland for me, my friends are leaving, my campus life coming to an end, yet I found none of the business world out there is able to attract me. That was until when I came across the intriguing Crea Iloa, jewelry designer and home décor company located in Lahti, Finland. For years, I felt my life had been just like a boat slowly floats along the stream, waiting for its time to come to roam the great sea, but the sea seemed too far away for me. It’s no use spending time whining and complaining, so read on about my story, I can assure to you that it won’t be boring.

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Getting to know about Crea Iloa through my tutor teacher, I found it truly ambiguous to visualize what is the core virtues of the idea, the name itself is not what really familiar to English speakers and non-Finnish to fathom. The time of revelation came two weeks ago, when I finally met Tanna, the little warm and hearty Finnish woman behind Crea Iloa’s lines of jewelry, a meeting that I must have regretted not having it sooner. Walked inside the small company showroom that Monday morning, I could not distinguish all the mixed feelings of hope, anxiety, and even the shiver sent down my spine just as I came in. Things was what you could expected from the most thriving adventurous acts on films, however, all those feelings vanished as Tanna, that kind woman led me through the ideas of Crea Iloa. Got out of those mixed feelings, now all I can feel is such a handful dose of inspiration and joyful thoughts that run through my veins. From all of the sudden, it comes to my mind that Crea Iloa comes from the creation of joy or Iloa in Finnsih, such a name. For the sake of your time, let me skip through my excitements, and come straight to what I hopefully convey to you, my beloved readers on these upcoming blog posts.

The one thing troubles Tanna’s mind apart from her enthusiasm toward jewelry making is that her dream is not just to make beautiful, lifestyle inspiring pieces of jewels, but also to get the world out there know more about Finnish unique style of living through her ideas and designs. Now, my friends, if you are still wondering why I was so excited about being a trainee here, this is that reason. After living in Finland for four years, I found out it is Finnish way of living that got into me, from some aspects, I found myself a new home here, in Finland. Finns love making every random thing in their lives count, so do I, and that is what I truly believe to be the future way of living. We all saw what overconsuming lifestyle led us to, so why we should not learn from the Finns?

As we grow, we learn new things, and also realities, as the result, we start to forget our dreams, dreams to be good, dreams to be great. Since that day I met Tanna, and found out the idealism behind Crea Iloa, I found my way back to my true calling. So, stay tuned while I document my new journey in Crea Iloa for you in order to study, and to get into the Finnish lifestyle. Moreover, in any circumstances you would have opportunity to go to Lahti, Finland, drop by Crea Iloa, there are much more awesomeness await.

– Hoang

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