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Food is still my only hobby

Can the sun please remember that Croatia exists and come hang out with us for a little bit? The weather this week has been shitty and cloudy. There was sun, but some of us (ME) are working in the morning and since Croatia does that dumbass clock-changing daylight saving thing, by the time I actually can go for a walk the sun is gone(if there was any that day). I need to buy some vitamin D, I am getting depressed.

Let me talk about food because that’s not something I have been talking about too much lately haha. I am getting obsessed with making food but that’s what happens to me when I have a new project I like. The same with this blog and The Poetry Bar, it just consumes my thoughts.

Aren’t these like just some beautiful pancakes. Also, I will probably not go home until Christmas Eve and I am sad about that so I bought 4 Christmas decorations to make myself feel better. This picture was possible because I bought a camera I cannot afford after breaking the lens on my phone camera, ordering a new one 3 times and all three of those people scammed me and sent me some shitty plastic.

I decided to go for the American style pancakes today because I can use this blueberry “sauce” or spread or whatever on them. In Croatia we eat crepes and feel free to read that word in a terrible French accent like I usually do. Or better yet, try reading the Croatian word for pancakes/crepes: Palačinke. If there’s a square or some weird sign in the word is because your device maybe does not recognize this letter of the Croatian alphabet which is like a C but with a small V on top of it. I know that from this very professional description, you can already tell I studied languages and am actually, according to my bacc. diploma, a philologist. #education

So anyways what I was actually trying to say is that it’s easier to use a healthy homemade sauce on american pancakes which is why I made them. If I had done crepes I would go and buy Nutella, Linolada, Kras Express (I know you don’t know these last two things, but it’s for like the 4 Croatian people who actually read my blog – I see you!) because that’s what I want to eat my palačinke with. It’s how my grandma used to make them for me and even though I am trying not to eat heavily processed food full of sugar – I am not giving up on some things. No.

These random posts about my boring life are because I lack the creativity to write poetry lately. I think it’s because, despite being a bit down because of the pandemic, I am overall happy in my life. I still have to remind myself of all of the good things that I have to keep that feeling of happiness, but I am feeling good lately. Like my family is healthy, for the first time in my life I am in a relationship and happy about it (we celebrated our 6 months recently, still can’t believe it), I have a job and I am also healthy and I am making better choices in life for myself. So yeah, I am trying to keep this happiness and not let my mind get the best of me because that does happen sometimes. I start to overthink or I just start imagining negative things in my head and I get really anxious and sad. I know there are a lot of people who go through the same thing. Just want to let you know that we are in this together.

Since I started to do these daily posts and update you on the fact that my life consists of working and cooking, I was actually thinking about filming vlogs and uploading them to my Youtube, but I don’t think it would be very fun to watch because my life is just like: get up, spend 8h working from home, cook and eat, force yourself to walk and exercise for a bit, read or watch something and go to bed. But I am still considering that idea of filming how boring and random my life is. Let me know what you think down in the comments.

As always, let me know what you have been up to, how are you spending your weekend, what’s been happening?

I am going to go and watch Netflix today because I am so full that I need to rest for a bit. Just to let you know I am a little pig, this stack of pancakes was dessert. I had a full meal before that – a couscous salad with chicken and a bunch of veggies. I can’t breathe. By the way, let me know in the comments if you have some TV show suggestions for me. I have Netflix and HBO GO so those are the two platforms to choose from. Movies are welcomed as well.

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

Latest Poem: Poem #345
Youtube videos: Luna’s channel
Latest Coffee Date: Flowers in the Garden 
Latest #savingme: Give Women Their Rage Back

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I went back to school!

Kind of. You can define your own school. So if you’re into Youtube and watching Youtubers you probably heard about Skillshare. I am in love and I am back to being a student.

I love the range of classes you can take on Skillshare and it’s not all that expensive. To be honest, I used a Youtubers code to get a free trial but I do not plan on cancelling my subscription at all. I have classes on cooking, making YT videos (you know I am getting into that), digital marketing, videography etc. I already have my boards created for different topics. I am in love with Skillshare.

After dropping out of grad school, I stopped learning in this way. You know, having a notebook in front and investigating a topic, writing down notes, highlighting stuff. I never knew how much I missed being a student. I would not change my decision of dropping out and entering the labor market full time but I did miss studying. What’s amazing about this is that I can actually decide what I want to learn and for how long. For all of you thinking that this is sponsored, it’s not. Who would sponsor me?

I really like Skillshare so I wanted to let you all know about it in case you have some free time and wish to learn a new skill and go back to school with me. I just finished two courses on SEO that helped me understand SEO more than an actual seminar I paid a bunch of money for (if you remember I got certified in digital marketing a year ago).

Also, have been learning about Italian cuisine there. I love pasta, I love Italian food and pasta is life so I have also been enjoying the course from a chef breaking down basic Italian recipes so even cooking dummies like me can do it well.

Since I am spending Advent away from my family because of some shit, I miss the Christmas spirit and I went out and bought myself some cheap Christmas decorations to have in my room. Guys, I also have my first plant, bought it a few days ago and it’s still alive. #adult

After my shift is done today I have to do something that I know is going to be annoying. Due to the rising number of cases in Croatia, starting on Saturday the stores will have severe restrictions on how many people can enter which means that we are going back to lines in front of grocery stores. My mom already mentioned that some stores started early with this so I have to go today and buy as much as I can carry and need so I don’t have to do any type of shopping during next week. I am so tempted to buy my groceries online, but I eat a lot of fruit and veggies and I want to see what I am getting and I want to see the labels on the food I am buying because I am trying to eat less processed foods and I am also trying to eat food that didn’t travel to the store across 15 different countries aka I am trying to eat mostly plants, meat and other foods that are Croatia-made. It sounds ridiculous but we are in a pandemic and my digestion was always my problem which had terrible consequences on my immune system so I am trying my best to stay as healthy as possible, follow the social distancing guidelines and everything else.

Wow, I just wanted to let you know I started studying again and here I am ranting about my diet. Anyways, that is it for me today. Just want to mention quickly that I am sorry if anyone was affected, annoyed or triggered by the negativity and gender-based hate comments on my yesterday’s post for #savingme. I want this to be a safe space for you and I felt like I had to defend you and my opinion to preserve this platform I am trying so hard to create and it ended up with even more hate comments which was not my intention. I just wanted to say that and now I am really going.

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna
Latest Poem: Poem #345
Youtube videos: Luna’s channel
Latest Coffee Date: Flowers in the Garden 
Latest #savingme: Give Women Their Rage Back

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Cooking my boredom away

It has been a long time since I just came here to have a little chat with you. How have you been, I’ve missed you! 

Lately the blog focus was just The Poetry Bar and I kind of went silent. It’s because I actually fell into a routine which suffocates my creativity and my inspiration. As soon as my days start to all look the same, I immediately lose my writing motivation because I just go through the motions, my emotions get a bit shut down and I just live and the life I lead suppresses my inner writer.  

I am back to working from home full time, the corona situation is causing issues in Croatia again so my life is just like wake up, work, eat, take a walk to get out of the apartment, maybe some exercise, maybe see my boyfriend, netflix or a book and sleep. It’s getting exhausting.  

There’s only one thing that has changed recently in my life. I decided to learn how to cook. That’s right people – 24 years old and don’t know how to cook. Who wants to marry me? 

Cooking is the one skill I did not acquire through my years of living away from home. I moved out when I went to university which was years ago and I never showed any interest in cooking. Something sparked my interest now and I have been reading recipes and getting busy in the kitchen. I realized that (apart from the dish washing) cooking really helps me relax. Just after making a few basic recipes I already started experimenting, I understand some things about cooking better. Yesterday I even made dessert. It’s a type of food often eaten in Croatia during the Advent time and since we do not have Advent this year because of the restrictions I made it on my own. The dish is called fritule and it was my first time making them. If anyone from Croatia is reading this and rolling their eyes because I am proud of myself for cooking something so simple – let me be, I used to burn water. 

So, that’s pretty much it for me today. I decided that I am going to force myself to find ways to step out of this routine, get back my creativity and post more often. It won’t be poetry immediately, but I can always come rambling about something else here or even share my new-found cooking skills with you all.  

Do let me know in the comments down below how are you, do you want to share something you have been doing or what has been happening. I love reading your comments! 

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna 

Latest Poem: Poem #345
Youtube videos: Luna’s channel
Latest Coffee Date: Flowers in the Garden 

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FriYaY

Hello everyone and happy Friday!

I am very happy that this Friday finally arrived because I am going back to Zagreb and I will see my boyfriend (I know he reads my blog every day and I wrote this on purpose), my paycheck is coming and the weekend is coming.

I will finally go and return those boots I talked about in my new Youtube video so I will also get my money back and finally go on a hunt for a new pair of winter boots. I am not at all excited about walking around a shopping mall to return a pair of boots because the corona situation in Croatia has escalated.

How are you doing and what are your plans for the weekend? Let everyone know something good that happened lately, we can all use a bit of positive vibes at the end of the work week.

With Love,
Luna

Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pO74M-MjVo
Latest poem: https://lunatheblog.com/2020/11/01/poem-342/

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New Youtube video

Hello everyone!

As I said, I will start posting to YouTube regularly and it is finally happening. Since my blog is reserved for yours and mine writing, I decided to move my other passion to Youtube. I am a girly girl when it comes to clothes, I love the smell of a fresh delivery early in the morning so I decided to share this on my YT channel.

I know the male part of my audience might not understand this, but the girls know what I am talking about. I hope you will enjoy my videos, rants etc. and that you will subscribe.

The new video is up and you and you can find it on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pO74M-MjVo
Also, don’t forget to check out my first video which was a vlog:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lKhRL5SNs8

I think I will be uploading a rant video soon to my channel, because your girl Luna got scammed out of her money today! So stay tuned for that as well.

Have a better and scam-free week. I am too embarrassed to go into details now, but I hope I will be able to film all about this scam once I stop hating myself for falling for this bullshit.

Anyways, thank you guys for all the support!
Sending love and positive vibes
Luna

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Promotions and Mondays

Good morning guys and happy start of the week.

I decided to just come here, on Monday and just talk to you for a moment. I haven’t been around on the blog, I was actually scheduling the posts for weeks and wouldn’t even check in for a day or two and my guilt is kind of killing me.

Recently, I got a promotion at work and ended up at a position and with a type of job I’ve never done in my life and this has been consuming me for weeks. I have this obsession with getting things done right, on time and being the person that knows her wa around her work and I was just thrown into a position where I started to learn a bunch of stuff all over again.

Am I the only person complaining about a promotion? I think so!

I mean, I am not complaining, but there was this adjustment period to this job where I was just dreaming about excel files and the problems I need to solve. I wish I could be the type of person that can just let work go once I close my laptop but I am just not.

Anyway, the stress levels are down now, I have stepped into my new position and now I will dedicate more time to you guys. I actually have a little thing coming today or later this week, depends when it will be done. I decided to put that Youtube channel I made for my vacation blog into use so I will be uploading there more regularly soon. No, it will not be about poetry or writing, but some other stuff a girl enjoys in life.

This is it for me, I hope you will have a lovely week. It’s a rainy Monday here, but my coffee is just clearing the clouds and getting me all hyped about excel files.

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

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Celebrating Small Wins

Do you know what are we doing today?  

Guys do you know what are we doing today?! 

We are celebrating small wins! 

I had a small win yesterdayIt was actually a big win for me because it took time, dedication and self-control to achieve this and I am very proud of myself for doing this. 

Yesterday it has been a year since I quit smoking. I have not had a cigarette for 365 daysYes, I know it’s a nasty habit I didn’t need to begin with but it is what it is. I started to smoke when I was 16 and now I am 24 years old and one year smoking free. 

If you just had to re-read the fact that I started smoking when I was 16, don’t judge. I can’t believe I am saying this, but it is very normal for Croatia to have kids experimenting with smoking since they are 15. But that’s not important now. 

stopped smoking and I am proud of myself. I tried to kick the habit several times and I actually did it now and I just wanted to share it with you. 

So let me knowwhat was your small win latelyWhat do you feel proud of achieving?  

Can’t wait to read your comments! 

Sending love and positive vibes, 

Luna 

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Shitty start of the week

Hello everyone! 

I am currently taking some vacation days off and do you know what is a shitty way to start our vacation and your weekHaving a 8AM appointment at your dentist. That my friends is a shitty way to start anything 

mean it’s not like I can go somewhere with the pandemic causing more problems in Croatia but still, I could’ve slept this morning instead of being at the dentist. Jus to give you a nice explanation of why I am complaining so much – I HATE DENTISTS.  

When I was a kid I actually punched my dentist. My mother had a blast raising me 😀

Do you know what I do not understand? These dentists and other doctors are supposed to be intelligent people. They can’t even tell time! They are like “this will take just one more second” and then proceed to drill your teeth like they are searching for gold for the next 20 minutes. Assholes.  

But I survived and so did the dentist. I did not punch this one for a change. I have another appointment on WednesdayVery excited about going through that shit again 

Currently, I am back home in Zabok and as soon as I step into my apartment, my publishing schedule on the blog goes out the window so I am sorry about this. I am just a bit spoiled and lazy when I get home but I will be up and publishing your lovely Poetry Bar works in no time.  

The good thing about today is that my online delivery is coming so I will be spending the rest of the day waiting for the GLS driver to come and make my day! I have been doing a little bit of winter shopping and I cannot wait to show you everything I got 

Have a lovely (dentist free) week! 

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna 

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Let’s be positive

Hello everyone!

When I publish my own work or thoughts, I always write a looooooooong column-like post and I decided to move all of that to the comments now. I want you to write down in the comments one positive thing that happened to you recently. Times are rough for everyone because of…2020.

Let’s do this now. My positive event recently:

I read Gloria Steinem’s book Revolution from Within and this book really made me question a lot about my life and decisions I have made. It actually gave me the courage I need to start making some big changes.

Now, I want that comment section burning! Let me know what positive thing happened to you recently and let’s spread good vibes 🙂

Luna

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Living in IKEA?!

Morning! I am still deciding if it’s good. 

I was supposed to finish my Coffee Date with Luna yesterday evening and have it published today, but that is postponed because my mother had this terrific idea we should start assembling our new dining table at 7PM on a Friday night. Yes, my life is a bit boring.   

We are still in the process of buying furniture for our apartment, replacing the old that we do not like etc., and my mom got obsessed with this dining table and we bought it as well as a new coffee table for the living room. I really have to emphasize that we still have our old coffee table and our old dining table. Did that stop my mother from making me unbox the pieces and forcing me to help her assemble the new table? No. 

We now have two coffee tables, one regular dining table and one dining table that still has to be assembled. I feel like I am living in a furniture store. Why didn’t we finish the table, you ask? 

She didn’t want to say it out loud, but along the way, my mother realized that we actually cannot fit two dining tables in our apartment at once. All of the sudden she wanted to go to sleep because she was tired. Mhm. She just didn’t want to admit I was right.  

I cannot wait for all of this remodeling to be over, but the thing with having a mother obsessed with stuff like this, means that remodeling is never over.  

I know that people look forward to changing up their apartments but buying new furniture doesn’t just give you new furniture. It also gives you back pain and THEY SHOULD PUT THAT ON THE BOX with the instructions. I am going to do my stretches now and today I will finish the Coffee Date post. I promise that no piece of furniture will stand in the way of me finishing that post. 

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend <3  

Sending love and positive vibes,  

Luna