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).
The ground might sparkle in white, but the day is cold and dark. The miles aren’t the problem, an invisible enemy is directing this night. Souls across the world are just trying to keep warm in the loneliest time of them all.
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
I hope you will all have the chance to celebrate Christmas safely and with the people you love. I am still working on feeling okay and getting my mental health in check. Currently, I am home with my mom which helps. Also, today I will be editing my first vlog and hopefully I will be able to publish it today or tomorrow because it’s a Christmas vlog.
Having a project helps me. Vlogging and learning more about video editing and Youtube is my new project.
I will be having lunch with my mom and in the evening, we are going to have dinner at my sisters place and I will be decorating the tree with my nephew. I am not creative with Christmas trees which you will see in my vlog, but hopefully my nephew got my mother’s and sister’s creativity. He’s four and a half, I expect a lot from him.
Anyways, this is it for me and I have to get down to editing. Have a lovely Christmas Eve and I am sending love and positive vibes!
So I am kind of lonely and it sucks and I realized I have a very unhealthy way of coping with that sucky feeling.
Shopping. To be more specific – online shopping
My paycheck is coming tomorrow and I am scared it will be gone before I blink because I have my carts full, ready to press the fucking place order button so I can make myself feel better. I don’t know if I should address this issue or start making more money and continue to heal my emotional mess with new things. Ladies, what do you think? I did not decide to only ask the ladies because I want to discriminate, but because I know they will understand the struggle.
I actually surprised myself because I am not buying that much clothes, which is usually my vice. I am getting skincare because my skincare collection is looking poor and my face is looking like I just hit puberty. #foreveryoung
Also, the holiday season is upon us and I had one plan this holiday season and that was having a safe Xmas with my family and having a safe New Year with my boyfriend. Because of the restrictions in Croatia I will not be able to see my boyfriend for New Years and I will be spending it alone so I might as well buy myself something to cheer myself up.
Xmas will be every day when the couriers start coming. I should really find a better coping mechanism. And also, since I decided I would like to post more often on Youtube because I really enjoy filming and editing and I already spent money on a camera I cannot afford, that gave me the perfect excuse to buy some equipment. Merry December to me!
So let me know in the comments if you have some unhealthy coping mechanisms so we can be in this together.
I am going to check if all of my carts are ready for tomorrow now because I have nothing better to do.
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.
This outfit makes me feel like a Christmas tree and trust me when I say that the feeling is amazing.
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.
Hello everyone and welcome to the first Coffee Date with Luna!
Like my cup says, ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE AND MORE COFFEE!
Today, I will actually be recreating a post I did last year around this time and it’s in regards to being grateful. This year I had a really lovely Christmas with my family which is not something I thought possible 10 years ago. I was very open an honest about my domestic abuse story. My father was an alcoholic and he had mental health issues and he would beat us up, verbally abuse us and the cops were no strangers to us even on Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning. I don’t want to get into this story, I have a few posts about it but it’s important for this now.
So instead of being locked up in a room with my mother and sister with little food to eat and no Christmas tree this year we had two Christmas trees, happiness, freedom, a lot of food and we even went to Church together. I am not a person that goes to church but I know it’s important to my mom and I am happy she got that wish fulfilled this year.
As someone who grew up in domestic abuse and borderline poverty I never thought I would have a job that paid well, an apartment, a bachelor’s degree and all of the other things I have today. To be quite honest, I am grateful I made it out alive from my childhood.
Here’s where my copying of the last year post comes to life. Since the end of the year is close, let’s be grateful. We did this last year, remember?
I would like you to list things you are grateful for in your life in the comments and, for this year’s edition of gratefulness, you can also write down your goal or goals for the upcoming year. Let’s spread some love, positivity, support and gratefulness in that comment section!
I am going to start with the things I am grateful for this year: my family, my jobs, having the courage to pursue a different career path, all of you lovely followers here on Luna, walking away from people who were bad for my mental health, ummmmm… If I have some more, I’ll add in the comments.
My goals for 2020: building a career in digital marketing, working on myself as a person, strengthening our community here on Luna.
Let me hear you now! I can’t wait to read what you are grateful for and what your goals are for 2020. Since, like I did last year, I will make a blog post before New Year with all of your comments, make sure to also leave your blog link in the comment so I can tag you on our Gratitude post 2019!
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.
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.
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.