Today I did this
This is the rucksack which will accompany me on my pilgrimage.
I’ve had it for about a year, so we are already good friends though it’s mostly come with me on bus journeys to other cities in Finland until now. More about the rucksack and what I’ll squeeze in /forgo another time …
At the end of 2017 – not long before Finland celebrated its 100th anniversary of independence – I became a Finnish citizen. English will always be my preferred language, of course, because I do have a love affair with words and so expressing myself in English will always be more natural for me. That said, I want other Peregrins on the way to Santiago de Compostela to know I’m Finnish and that although I might be speaking English Finnish (or Swedish) works too. I also want to be an ambassador for Finland, sharing some of the wonderful ways of thinking, doing and being as well as glimpses of the culture, which this, my adopted country, has given me.
Tonight I’ve also been studying maps!