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Saturday in a doctor’s office

Hello everyone!

I had an awful Saturday! I decided to go to a doctor because of my hand (I mentioned I have some problems in my latest video: https://youtu.be/4hGtC2I79L0 ) and this was not my doctor. So I am not in my hometown, so I went to let’s call it an “on-duty” doctors office. They usually work on the weekends and holidays and you can go there even if it’s not your personal doctor.

So I read online that the working hours are from 8 in the morning to 8 in the evening. You can guess my surprise when I came there and saw that on Saturday they work from 3 PM. Why update your information online? Usually when I need the working hours of a place I go there and check what it says on the doors, rather than checking online. Don’t we all?

So I was there around 1PM and I used that time to go and buy some groceries I needed and I went back to my place, left my stuff there and then went back to the doctors office. I came there at three and waited in front with two more people. This lasted for almost an hour and a half. The office was closed and locked, you could only enter if you were invited by the doctor or the nurse after they’ve checked your temperature and that for me is completely understandable. It was not cold outside so it wasn’t some big deal standing there and waiting. Safety above all – let’s use the warmer weather to avoid being in closed spaces now, especially in doctors waiting rooms.

Finally it was my turn. I got up the stairs and there, in front of everyone this doctor asked me what was wrong. I just showed him my hand and I thought he will be checking my temperature and that he will let me in. He then proceeded to ask me if I burned myself somewhere and I said no. He then asked me “Well what happened?”. I was kind of angry and embarrassed about the fact that I had to talk to him, outside in the open where there were two more people about my health issues. I understand we are all trying to be safe but diagnosing someone on the stairs of a doctors office with other people present is shitty and lack privacy. I had my mask, I was following the guidelines and I expected to be treated as a normal patient and not as if I came to have a cup of coffee with the doctor. I don’t know if I am being dramatic but it’s my opinion. I had to explain to him that it hurt and all of that. He didn’t even look at it well and he told me he would be right back.

I never got a diagnosis, he never told me if my tissue was inflamed or anything. He just gave me my, let’s call it health ID, and told me that I need to go to a drug store to pickup my medicine.

I went there, hoping I got an antibiotic because on several occasions I was told that this is inflamed and that I need an antibiotic – by my sister who is a nurse, by two pharmacists when I came to ask for help. He gave me a cream because obviously he thinks I have an infection of some sort. I am putting it on, but I will also get in touch with my personal doctor because I trust her and this doctor was so unprofessional that I just don’t trust him or his diagnosis. Am I being dramatic?

I don’t know.

My whole afternoon was spent on walking around and chasing that doctor. I came back home, did my workout, ate, showered and spent the evening in bed watching a show. I was just dead by the end of the day and frustrated.

Yes, that is it from me guys. I am going to try and have a better day then before.

Don’t forget to check out my last video and let me know down in the comments how is your weekend going.

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

Latest Poem: Poem #357
Youtube videos: Luna’s channel
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Being girly and broke.

Who has been sticking to an upload schedule for the second week in a row. MEEEEEE! 

I guess I decided Friday is my post a video to Youtube day now. I am making no promises. I will also not write a lot here because I have a video for you now! 

Please subscribe, like, comment and all of that good stuff and let me know if there’s some video you would like to see.  This is me attempting to do makeup and talking a bit about money and finances and my day to day life.

Btw, I have been working on a new Coffee Date post for weeks and I can never fully finish it. It’s like I cannot find the words to express myself and my ideas, but I am trying and hopefully that will be up soon. 

Here’s the link to the video:  https://youtu.be/4hGtC2I79L0

Thank you so much for all your support! 

Sending love and positive vibes 
Luna 

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How I Got Scammed

Hello! 

It’s time for a little storytime and for me to stick to my decision that I will make YT videos. I already bought the equipment so I definitely should! 

I will not write here a lot, the video is below, enjoy my embarrassing story about getting scammed.  

Let me know if you’ve had similar experiences. 

Link to watch: https://youtu.be/IulkfnX3y-8

Sending love and positive vibes, 
Luna 

Latest Poem: Poem #356
Youtube videos: Luna’s channel
Latest Coffee Date: Is it all over in your twenties?
Latest #savingme: Give Women Their Rage Back
Life updates: I made stew!
 

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I MADE STEW!

Guys, I think… I actually think I am becoming a better cook. Like… I am getting some skills in this area.

When I decided to learn how to cook a few weeks back, I was frustrated most of the time because nothing went my way, especially when it came to making stews, soups etc. I would never put enough spaces, enough oil, something would burn, I would overcook something. It was really annoying and frustrating putting all of this work into making a meal for it to be tasteless and awful.

Since I experiment with recipes sometimes, I find myself with a full fridge of food that might expire or rot ( I eat A LOT of vegetables). This evening I was just looking at my fridge, throwing out everything that is about to go bad and decided to do something with it. I hate throwing food away, I always try to use everything or freeze if possible. I am just against throwing food away.

I found myself with some kale, half can of beans and Mexican mix veggies, a little bit of tomato puree, some carrots and I actually made this without following any recipe and it turned out great. I know it doesn’t look appetizing and the picture isn’t really great because my phone camera lens is a bit broken but this was actually so tasty. I couldn’t believe my mouth and taste buds. I made a, let’s call it a stew, by myself, without a recipe and it is actually yummy. I even put enough spices in and enough salt. And I didn’t call my mom once to help me!

I also like to make tortillas every now and then but the problem is that stores always have 8 tortillas in a packaging and they tend to get moldy very fast and I cannot eat 8 tortillas in one meal and I also don’t want to eat them every day so I just use them as a form of bread. I cut a tortilla up in 4 parts, put it in my toaster for a bit and there it is. No need to freeze them and they really do taste good with dishes such as this or some nice cream soup.

Okay, I should end this post now because I am weirdly proud of my stew and I don’t want you to think I am weird.

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

Latest Poem: Poem #355
Youtube videos: Luna’s channel
Latest Coffee Date: Is it all over in your twenties?
Latest #savingme: Give Women Their Rage Back
Life updates: Getting Better

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Getting Better

In my Art of Getting Comfortable, I went in depth about my mental health and overall wellbeing declining at the beginning of the year. I’ve experienced these phases more than once in life but now they are getting harder because I am getting older and with adulthood I have more and more obligations which combined with my bad mental health episodes make me feel like I am suffocating.

February has been the month in which I started to get my shit together and it was exhausting and it still kind of is. There is not a switch you can flip to make yourself feel better but I am doing better one step at a time.

Since I talk about my issues online, I decided to share how I try to overcome them.

My first step is getting up early. I know it sounds like a nightmare to some, but it’s crucial for me. Sleeping too much or spending my morning just being in bed literally causes headaches and laziness for me. I like to have a lazy morning in the terms of getting up, doing my morning skincare and chilling with a cup of coffee and youtube videos or a show I watch but being awake in bed just being there – NO! And it’s exactly what I do when I am feeling down so I had to start getting up early.

Even though I am a morning person, it wasn’t easy to force myself to get up. I use the “put the phone on the other side of the room” trick and it works because it forces me to get up. My willpower is tested when I have to decide whether I want to go back to bed when I turn off the alarm or if I proceed to making my bed, opening a window to let fresh air in etc. For now, I’ve successfully stayed away from my bed after I woke up.

In my previously mentioned post, I also talked about eating a lot of unhealthy food and gaining weight. I noticed in that short period of time that my body was changing and not in a positive way. As you might concluded already, the next step is having a better diet. I went to the store, got a bunch of food and forced myself to cook it. This was really beneficial for me because as I already told you I am Cooking my boredom away during these times.

The better food policy goes hand in hand with working out. I started with some easier 30 minute workouts daily and slowly upgraded by doing more intensive workouts or using weights.

All of this sounds wonderful, but things are never wonderful when you are trying to get yourself back on track. I would fall back into my old habits sometimes but instead of just giving up on getting better, I would think about why it had happened. I try to understand the problem instead of calling myself a loser and getting back to the comfort of sleeping, eating, working and Netflix.

I think that I realized I was getting better when I started publishing poems again. My inspiration was slowly coming back as I was coming back to myself.

I still have a long way to go but at least I started.

Let me know down in the comments how do you cope with such issues, do you have some advices or steps of your own?

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

Latest Poem: Poem #354
Youtube videos: Luna’s channel
Latest Coffee Date: Equality in Parenthood
Latest #savingme: Give Women Their Rage Back

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Happy New Year

Happy New Years everyone! 
I hope you all had a lovely New Years Eve. I wish nothing but happiness and health for you in the upcoming year and the rest we can build together.  

This year has let us know just how small we are and what a big footprint our actions leave. A global pandemic, #BLM, wildfires, earthquakes, polarization in America, Brexit, #endSARS, explosion in Beirut, Poland banning abortion – the list goes on. This year challenged us at every level possible, no shred of humanity inside of us could’ve rested the last 12 months. A year that divided but also brought together. A year after which we should ask ourselves: Did I learn from this? 

We cannot change what happened and what is happening but we have to come out smarter and with a great deal of humility.  

I love you all and want to thank you for another year of being here, reading, contributing to The Poetry Bar and our little community. I hope it will get better and that we will get better. 

Sending love and positive vibes, 
Luna 

Don’t forget to check out my NY vlog:  

Latest Poem: Poem #347
Youtube videos: Luna’s channel
Latest Coffee Date: Flowers in the Garden 
Latest #savingme: Give Women Their Rage Back

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New Years Vlog

Hello everyone! 

Today is December 31st which is the last day of this shitty, shitty year. A lot has happened and still is happening and this night, the midnight, going from 2020 to 2021 will not change anything but it’s good to have hope and work hard to make 2021 an overall better year for the whole world. 

I decided to film a little vlog for all of you, I actually filmed this in the morning on the day of the earthquake.

After what has happened in Croatia, I didn’t think that I will be editing and posting this because I am still struggling with fear and my nerves after the earthquake. Editing this vlog for a few hours actually helped me to get my mind off of everything and away from the news so I decided to post it. I hope you are going to like it and subscribe to my channel. In the description of the video, you can find the link with all of the information on how to donate to the victims of the earthquake, if you are interested in that. I will actually leave the link here as well:  https://solidarna.hr/urgent-call-for-action-from-croatia-solidarna-foundation-and-fund-5-5/?lang=en

I hope you are all well, safe and happy and that we will all have a good 2021!

I love you all and thank you for another year!

Sending love and positive vibes
Luna

Latest Poem: Poem #347
Youtube videos: Luna’s channel
Latest Coffee Date: Flowers in the Garden 
Latest #savingme: Give Women Their Rage Back

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Another earthquake? Really 2020? Really?!

I was woken up around 6:30 this morning by another earthquake. If you have been following me for a longer time you know that besides COVID, Croatia has had an awful earthquake that left people homeless, we had a flood and this morning we had another earthquake. If this is a trailer for 2021, I am not buying a ticket for that movie.  

The epicenter was not near my city but it happened at the same time the first earthquake did and my bed started to shake around the room, I heard the furniture shaking, the cracking sound. It was the same as the first time just less intense shaking. I know a lot of people had PTSD after the first earthquake this year and I hope they are okay because this was a strong trigger for everyone. According to the news there were no victims but there are damages.  

There was another minor earthquake about two hours later and this one was scarier for me because I was completely awake and I just felt the couch shaking. Also living on the second floor of an older building during an earthquake does not make shit easier.  

I know that entering 2021 will not change anything or erase this past year but I am looking forward to exiting this year. I am going to make lunch now for me and my mom and I am going to make pasta because pasta is comfort food and makes me feel happier.  

I hope you had a better morning and that you will have a great week. I love you all and alsooooooo this week we will have a new Youtube video! 

Sending love and positive vibes, 
Luna 

Latest Poem: Poem #347
Youtube videos: Luna’s channel
Latest Coffee Date: Flowers in the Garden 
Latest #savingme: Give Women Their Rage Back

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What day is it?

Guys, I am out of the office and my family was complaining about it being Monday tomorrow and then I realized I have no idea what day it is. I have been very lazy in the past few days. I have been eating and watching Christmas movies. The only productive thing I’ve done is re-designing my blog.

Since tomorrow is the start of a new week, as I’ve been informed today, I will get back on track. Since there isn’t much to do, I will study something on Skillshare and brainstorm ideas for my new Youtube video. I am really starting to enjoy video editing and I am curious to know for how long will I hold on to this interest. I hope that it will be for a very long time because I’ve spent a lot of money on filming equipment and I don’t want it to go to waste. 

I am trying to think of something fun to watch tonight so if you have any suggestion, leave them down in the comments! 

I am going to go now to have my matcha tea and explore the app Triller. It’s something like TikTok but I wouldn’t know for sure because I’ve never had TikTok but it seems fun. Do any of you use Triller and if you do leave your usernames down in the comments so we can check each other out, my username is ofc luna.theblog.

I think I will have to dust off my dancing skills for this app (if I still have any).  

Have a lovely evening everyone! 

Sending love and positive vibes, 
Luna 

Latest Poem: Poem #347
Youtube videos: Luna’s channel
Latest Coffee Date: Flowers in the Garden 
Latest #savingme: Give Women Their Rage Back

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Merry Christmas (P.S. I have a new vlog)

Merry Christmas to you and to your families! 

I hope you are having a lovely holiday and that you are healthy and happy and safe and that better things are coming to all of us.  

I plan on eating a lot, watching Christmas movies and chilling today. How about you? 

I published my second vlog on my Youtube channel today and I hope you will take the time to watch it and that you will enjoy it, the link is here:
 
Luna’s Vlog – Christmas Lights 

 
This was fun to make and I hope it will be fun to watch. Spent 5 hours tonight editing and then left it to upload until morning and I do not regret one minute of lost sleep because I really wanted to have it up today. Make sure to like and subscribe 😊 

I think I will make another one for New Year.  

Again, merry Christmas everyone, I love you all so much and thank you for being here. I appreciate all of you <3 

Sending love and positive vibes and best wishes, 
Luna 

Latest Poem: Poem #346
Youtube videos: Luna’s channel
Latest Coffee Date: Flowers in the Garden 
Latest #savingme: Give Women Their Rage Back