ELIZABETH KIIKKA


Photo Sarianne Solio

Who are you?
I am Elizabeth, I am a woman, a writer, and a wife.

What did you want to be when you were a child?
Everything, my mind was constantly changing. One day I would want to be a journalist, the next day I would want to be Aristotle. Sometimes I would live outside playing in the woods for days, other times I would raid my sisters closet for the coolest news trends.  All I knew was that I wanted to be happy when I grow up.

What does success mean to you?
Success means finding satisfaction in your daily life. Success can be found in your relationships, community, and work environment. It is something to strive for and only you can measure its value. No amount of money can tell you otherwise.

What quote inspires and motivates you to be yourself and do what you love?
‘When was the last time you did something for the first time?’ I love this quote because any time I feel hesitant or nervous, I use these words as a reminder to live outside of the comfort zone. Even if the experience is a bust, I will learn about myself through the trial of it all and come out the other side with a clearer understanding of my character.

What does the world need more of? Less of?
The world needs more transparent eco friendly companies. The world needs less hate.

Name a woman you admire or look up to.
My sisters. All three are self made business women in their own fields, and each one is a sea of inspiration and advice for me. I love them deeply and want to be just like them when I grow up.

What characteristics do you most admire in other creative women?
Bravery, honesty, compassion, and practicality.

Whats your favorite thing to come home to after along day of work?
A clean house

Which of your traits are you the most proud of?
My height! I am 6ft tall!  And my ability to organize anything, no mess is too big for my creativity.

Name your greatest success in you career
As I am still very young, my career is growing constantly in my dreams. I have made ambitious leaps to live larger than I had ever dreamed before and now at the age of 26 am only just beginning to realize my full potential. My career is part of a life I dream about for myself full of creativity, happiness, world change, and wellness.

What surprises people most about you?
That I am American! I do my best to blend in here in Helsinki as a local Finn!

What was your first job?
My first job was working as a receptionist at a gym.

Who is your style icon and why?
For style I always look to my environment. My neighborhood in Helsinki is so inspiring and constantly surprising.  It is easy to be inspired by a dress on the beach or a sunny outfit and a tan, but in Finland fashion comes at a cost of functionality. I love this approach to living beautifully and efficiently.

 

 

 

The best piece of advice you’ve been given?


Problem with communication is the illusion it occurs.”

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