Rise and shine

Rise and shine, it’s time to conquer the week!

My life has been shitty in all aspects lately but I am fighting it with extreme positivity and looking like I am not stressy depress lately.

outfit

I have to force myself to be in this state, but I am doing it. As soon as I manage to resolve some things that are happening, you know damn well I will post a whole description with details here. Hopefully it will be soon.

I woke up early today, even though I start working at noon. I decided to wake up early to install some discipline back into my life because I have been lacking it. I am also getting back to working out at least two times a week because I really need to blow off steam every now and then. I think I should start going to the gym before I start taking my issues out on people.

The reason why I need to get some discipline back into my life is because I need to start studying again. You all know I got my certificate in Digital Marketing but you also know I am nowhere near working in that field so I am studying at home to enhance my knowledge and skills so that when a job opportunity presents itself I can be ready. Also, I need to start focusing on my Italian and Spanish. It has been more than a year since I left my university and I can feel my language competence just going away. I put a lot on my plate but focusing on work sometimes helps me gain clarity regarding some issues going on in my life.

Anyways that’s it from me today. Poetry posts will be up on the blog as always. Don’t forget to send your submissions for The Poetry Bar to poetrybar1@gmail.com

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

Bombshell

I know I talk a lot of shit about my job but yesterday, on a Sunday, I took my no life-single-workaholic ass back to the office to do some overtime because I am a broke person who loves to buy clothes. I worked for five hours and then it was movie and beer time.

Since I was working overtime, I decided to mourn the death of my youth in this all black outfit:

all black outfit

I have wanted to see Bombshell for a long time and yesterday me and my friend went to see it. I am all about #girlpower, I support the #metoo movement and I was really looking forward to seeing the movie and I did love it. The actresses were so good at portraying the characters, I especially loved Margot Robbie but in some parts of the movie I just felt… I don’t really know how to describe it.

The mix between the plot being based on a real story and the amazing acting just got under my skin. All of it seemed so real, I know that it was but…

I hate it when I don’t have words to describe how I feel since I am a writer. The movie really got to me and it also got me thinking about how many women went through similar experiences and never got a chance to speak up and how many women are going through it now. Will I go through that? The movie just left me with a bunch of questions floating around in my head. According to me, everyone needs to see it and everyone needs to be taught about sexual harassment from a young age because people do not understand how plain comments can affect women and make them feel like they are in danger.

Now, who has seen the movie, what is your take on it?

Also, is there a topic you would like to discuss this week in Coffee date with Luna?

Sending love and positive vibes,

Luna

Back to work

Hello!

I have been living my best life and now reality is bitch slapping me. I have to go back to work. I can’t. I am already in Zagreb but still denying the fact that I have to go back to work today.

I had such a horrible night. I couldn’t fall asleep. I think I got about 2 hours of sleep, if that much. I was all over the bed, got up a million times, played music to fall asleep and when I finally got some sleep in my mother was already calling me to get up because I was leaving early for Zagreb.

I am so tired and so exhausted but I am trying to stay positive. It’s one of my decisions. It’s not like a New Year’s resolution but with this year I have some general decisions and some time-limited decisions. I am just trying to get my shit together, focus on my work and what’s important to me, focus on my self and work on some of my problems such as procrastination. Maybe I’ll even make a post about my resolutions, if you want.

Today I am just going basic because the strength in me is gone. I love this shirt because it’s so cute and it gives some color and uniqueness to a basic outfit.

back to work outfit

Since I am working again it will sometimes be hard for me to keep up with my posting schedule but please do call me out if I get lazy. Just write down in the comments that you would like more content and I will do my best to get everything up and uploaded. In this year I am looking forward to your new Poetry Bar submissions and to new authors joining us. For new authors who do not know what The Poetry Bar was please do read how to do a Poetry Bar submission.

I am off to be a productive member of society. Yay.

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

A team building lunch

Hello everyone!

In the past few days I have been living my best life foodwise and beerwise. Yesterday I got up in the morning, had to do some shopping and then I met up with my coworkers at Stir Up. We had a brainstorming session and drank some coffee and then we went to have some lunch together and a few beers because we haven’t had any, how should I say, holiday meetup to just have fun and talk a bit.

Yesterday’s outfit looks good on a picture. The scarf and the pants didn’t like each other because everything from the scarf got stuck to the pants and I had to clean them every 10 minutes. But I still love it, especially the jacket!

outfit

lunch beer

For lunch I had tortillas because I couldn’t stand the sight of meat and fried food. I had too much junk food in the last few days and this was a better option. We had a great time at lunch and then I spent the day on the blog. I am looking for a new design, new theme for the blog, I want to customize it a bit. Small changes are always welcome.

Just want to remind you that you have until tonight to go and read our first Coffe date with Luna and participate in our gratitude post. I will be publishing all of your lovely comments later tonight.

As for New Years, I have some really special plans. I had some food, beer and movies. I will also be looking stunning in my outfit which is actually my leopard print payama. As you can tell, I do not have some special plans for tonight and I will be chilling at home but do share in the comments what your plans are!

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

Beer and more beer

Hello everyone!

I had too much beer last night. You know those nights when you go out to have a beer with your friends and then all of the sudden it’s 2 in the morning and you already stopped counting after the 5th round?

That was my night. But I was a lady while getting tipsy in this outfit.

saturday night outfit

Am I annoying with these random my life and outfit posts? I decided to make more of these but I do need feedback from you guys regarding this decision, I always want to make your stay here at Luna pleasant!

Anyway, back to the post:

I spent the morning in Stirup because we were brainstorming regarding some future business moves and then my nephew came to stay the night with my mom and me. He is at this cute, little phase of childhood when he drives us crazy sometimes but we are dealing with it.

Me and my friend went out pretty early, around 9, because we had so much to catch up on. I really missed her. We had a bunch of beer, some awkward situations with guys thinking they are good at hitting on girls (we all  have these stories). We had a great time and there was a great girl band playing that night. It was something like an acoustic night at Punkt (the place we went to). We also ate something to soak up the beer a bit:

beer and food

Today I had family over all day. We were at my sister’s house and guys, I am dead. I haven’t slept a lot, I was a bit hungover and I was all over the place today. I think it’s time to embrace my bed and watch an episode of The Umbrella Academy. I just started watching it and I am on the second episode. I really do like the show, did you guys see it (please no spoiler alerts but if it sucks do tell!)

We have our first Coffee date with Luna post up and it’s all about gratitude so make sure to check that out and leave a comment.

Sending love and positive vibes,

Luna

Christmas tree outfit

Hello everyone!

This outfit makes me feel like a Christmas tree and trust me when I say that the feeling is amazing.

Christmas outfit

I came to this really sucky realization that soon I will be back at my job and I am so scared that I won’t have as much time to dedicate to the blog as I’ve had lately. I really love how much we have been engaging here lately, there was a lot of commenting as well. I missed this!

Today I was at my job number two which is the coworking space I work for. We are preparing a small project, I will tell you all about it as soon as it’s done. In the evening I am finally going out with one of my friends which I hadn’t seen since September. So, I haven’t only been neglecting my blog, I have also been neglecting people in my life. I am a wonderful person indeed (read sarcastically)

Tomorrow we have a lot of family coming over and we will be having a big lunch which means that I will be eating too much again. I am just kidding; I was unable to eat much lately because I have gastritis. This sentence made me feel so old and I am only 23.

I am going back to my day now, be sure to let me know what have you been doing lately and what is up with you guys. Also, if you didn’t notice, we have our first Coffee date with Luna post up and it’s all about gratitude so make sure to check that out and leave a comment.

Sending love and positive vibes,

Luna

Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

I just love the Christmas season, it’s so beautiful and sparkly and warm! This has been by far one of the best Christmas Eve and Christmas Day I had with my family. I did miss the snow, this Christmas has been very warm in Croatia, nothing in comparison to the Christmas when I was a kid but it was still lovely.

On the 23rd my sister came with my baby nephew to our apartment and we decorated the tree here and yesterday on Christmas Eve we were all at my sister’s house and we decorated the tree there. We had dinner there and it was so yummy, my sister is a great cook. Next to the fish and everything she made a great Seafood risotto. I am getting fat people.

Later, around 8 o’clock we went to church to Marija Bistrica, which is a Croatian sanctuary. To be completely honest, I am not a church person, I never go to church but I know how important it is for my mom so I was there. The car ride was great. Me, my mom and my nephew were in the back seat and my nephew was in that car seat for kids. We were like sardines in a can which you can see from the photos below.

Today, my sister, nephew and brother-in-law are here for lunch. That’s pretty much it on these two days in my family. You can also check out the Christmas Eve outfit I wore yesterday.

I think I will be spending the rest of the day watching Home Alone and other Christmas movies.

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

Christmas Eve outfit

As I said, I will post more about my life in general and what I really love is dressing up. A part of this outfit inspiration is from Instagram because I follow a bunch of fashion bloggers.

Christmas outfit

The blue blaser is from Zara but I bought it from a second hand shop, the pants are Esmara (Lidl clothing brand), the scarf is from Pepco and underneath it I am wearing a plain black shirt from H&M. The shoes are Deichmann. I am not a blogger who can rock a cute Christmas outfit because most of my clothes is well… black but I tried!

Yesterday we spent some time in my mother’s and mine apartment and decorated the tree and today we are at my sister’s also decorating the tree. I will be posting more pics of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day tomorrow. How are your holidays going?

P.S. I wrote all of this on my phone, so if I made some typos, don’t be angry.

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

Changing the blog

Hello everyone!

I wish a happy holiday to everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful time. I know I already feel fat with all of the food my mother has been preparing lately. Also, I finally have days off work so I can be at home, with my family, rest and dedicate my time to my blog.

This last part is what I actually want to speak to you about. At the end of each year my brain, without my complete consent, starts to compare my life a year ago to my life today and I realized that my months of dedicating to much of my time and energy to my jobs and going through writer’s block has resulted in ny blog engagement and quality to decrease. The quality decrease is not referring to The Poetry Bar submissions, they are actually what keeps our community going, but the content I have been uploading is not what it was before and I feel very bad and guilty about it.

I am growing up, I do not have as much time as I had during my uni days but still this is not an excuse. I had big plans for this blog and for us as a community, I wanted us to expand and I neglected this blog because I was chasing paychecks and stressing about my jobs even when I had days off.

To sum this up, I decided to GET MI SHIT TOGETHER! Any time you feel like I am absent or that I am neglecting you, call me out on that. Write down in the comments that I am being a bad blogger again, keep me accountable for my actions.

I decided to change the blog a bit when it comes to my personal posts. I will still be posting my poetry work because poetry is life, but I will also dedicate more posts to my love for dressing up which you could have noticed on Instagram where I post my poetry works typed on my typewriter Olivia and my outfits. I am no fashion blogger but I do like dressing up because as much as I express myself through poetry I express myself through clothes and the way I look. The instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/luna.theblog/

Also, I thought of starting a little column type of thing. Before I would upload these longer posts on Saturdays where I would ramble on about stuff I thought about and wanted to share with you. Yesterday while reviewing my blog I came up with the idea to make a series called Coffee date with Luna. Here I would resuscitate those columns of mine and discuss different topics from what happens in my life to whatever you would like to read about and we would have discussions in the comment section because  I love it when you leave comments and talk to each other. I even thought of filming videos and posting them for the Coffee Date but I am not making this promise yet. I will still stick to my keyboard and not to a camera. Make sure to write down in the comments what you think about this idea and what would you like to read about during out Coffee dates!

I have seriously been rambling on in this post. Anyway, this is all I had to say blog wise for the upcoming year. Whenever I will be changing something, I will let you know. Can’t wait to see your comments!

Sending love and positive vibes,

Luna

First Christmas Gift

Hello everyone!

Today, I just decided to ramble on about my first Christmas gift of the year. As you all know I became a Community Manager for a company in my hometown and we have this new project – we are opening a web shop. Since I need a new phone, I asked them about this phone I wanted so that I can order it from our supplier and in the end they ended up buying it for me as a Christmas gift since I am their community manager. I know, they are the best.

NEW PHONE, WHO DIS?

I love this phone, it’s Xiaomi MI 9 Lite and, since I am an Instagram enthusiast and a community manager you know I need a good camera on my phone and this one is amazing. I usually always bought Samsung, it’s my phone of choice, but I am glad I switched it up a bit.

Anyways, I am so grateful for my second job and this great gift. I know I have a long way to go and a lot of studying to do before becoming an digital marketing expert (I got my certificate in Digital Marketing btw) but I think that I am off to a good start.

So, let me know what are your plans for Christmas, what are you buying to your loved ones, what is on your Christmas list and what has been going on with you lately?

Sending love and positive vibes,

Luna

P.S. here are some pics I took with my new phone: