Unihdus by Ida Vakkuri

Unihdus by Ida Vakkuri


Kun nukahtaa ja unohtaa, mitä olisi pitänyt kirjoittaa

Kaikki ne laulut, mitkä katosivat uniseen mieleen ja jäivät sille tielle


-Ida Vakkuri

Jos oot ideoija tai kirjoittaja, tiedät mitä tarkoitan. “Unihdus” syntyi mun päässä yhdellä oppitunnilla Lontoossa, kun piti keksiä termejä arkisille asioille tai tilanteille, joilla ei ollut nimiä.

Oon alkanut jakaa instagramiin omia ajatuksia, lyriikoita ja runoja käsinkirjoitettuna paperin palasille ja merkitsemään ne hastagilla #notesbypimu. Kirjoitan koko ajan ja huomasin viime vuoden aikana, että kirjoitan nykyään usein asioita ylös myös englanniksi.

Jotkut noista mun #notesbypimu -jutuista viittaa myös mun biiseihin, joita työstän suomeksi. Osa mun biiseistä on jopa saanut alkunsa jostain näistä mun lyhyistä parin rivin enkunkielisistä ajatuksista.


Kaikilla näillä mun ajatuksilla on mulle merkitys ja siksi niitä on hauska jakaa maailmalle. On myös nautinnollista jakaa mun luovuutta vähän eri muodossa kuin musiikin tai näyttelemisen kautta. Kirjoittaminen on ollut iso osa mun elämää jo pitkään ja sen jatkuva toteuttaminen ja sille antautuminen tehostaa ajattelemaan, vaikka en ihan itsekään tajuaisi, mistä nää mielikuvat oikein irtoaa.

Havahdun tajuamaan asioita itsestäni kirjoittamisen äärellä. Se on terapeuttista, tyydyttävää ja pidän siitä Idasta, joka näiden tekstien kautta avautuu.

Ihanaa vuotta 2019 kaikille!

Been busy living my life ...

Midsummer in London

Midsummer in London

 ...and figuring out how the next chapter of my journey will look like.

I’m about to move to Finland next month. When I look back to this last year from June to June I feel so lucky. I’ve had the best (and also quite tough) time this year and I’ve learned so much! I truly have.

I was visiting my American “sister” Lily (I lived with her family during my exchange year in the USA when I was 18) in Scotland about a week ago. And when I was explaining her about my experience and all the mind blowing things I’ve discovered, it then really hit me how much new and valuable information I’ve actually been taking in this past year. Also because I hadn’t seen Lily in four years, I had to squeeze in everything that has basically happened in my life these few years. It’s easy to forget all the achievements I’ve made and looking back made me feel good about myself. This just means that anything can happen in the next four years, even when at times it feels like nothing’s happening.

Like right now I feel like I’m stuck with this one song I’m writing. I love the story and I’m going through it in my head almost every day but there’s so many different ways of going in to it, that I feel like I’m actually writing five songs at the same time, and they are all jammed at the "door" because they’re all trying to get through at the same time. Haha. I just have to give myself some time and these songs will eventually come to me. That’s how my songwriting usually works. The best songs just happen when it’s the right time. I miss performing my music though so hopefully we don't need to wait for my new stuff too long.

Good night and kisses & hyvää juhannusta!

I love it here !

Monday at lunch time couple of weeks ago

Monday at lunch time couple of weeks ago

Hello from London!

I haven't updated my blog for a while but I thought that now could be a good time to share something. I love it here! School takes almost all of my time but I'm enjoying my studies a lot. I probably haven't ever felt as free and as myself as here now.

In December I said I'd do a recap of last year at some point but I decided to look back at it like this: a lot happened in 2017. Some of the biggest things was getting a record deal, an amazing place to study and that I moved here in London. And all these things happened in such a short amount of time. I also worked intensely towards my music, creative writing studies and applying and then traveling here in London several times for auditions. Last year was also quite a tough year for me. Even though many of my dreams came true, I decided to let go of some of the things I thought I wanted to pursue. I realized that as hard as letting go is, it's also very refreshing.

I've always been very good at planning my life but here in London I'm actually really learning to live in a moment. There hasn't been too much time to hang in the past or worry about the future. It seems like so much interesting stuff is happening all the time and I want to focus on whatever I find myself doing.

Things happen in seconds. I'd rather lose myself in the moment than lose moments.

Days are long here but time goes so fast. I'm now at home sitting on my bed typing this and after I'm done I'm gonna leave to school. I have a busy week ahead once again. One of the best things about studying here is that I never know what discoveries I will make in my work or in myself during a day. Wonder what today brings.

Have a great week everyone! Kisses!