Rain, rain, go away

Hello everyone! 

You know when it’s such a beautiful sunny day, the summer is in the air. You put on a summer outfit, jacket not needed and head to work. And after killing yourself for 8 hours you look outside the window and realize that someone pissed off Zeus during the afternoon or that the nature is casually trying to wash COVID away with a storm.  

I came home so wet that I had to drain the water out of my shirt when I took it off. By the way that shirt was light blue, now it’s dark blue.

Also while I was taking my romantic after-work walk in the rain that shirt was so stuck to me that it felt like a second layer of skin.. I hate rain and I also hate carrying an umbrella around, I am not Rihanna. 

Anyways, I am going to enjoy my Noodles now, I deserved them. 

Have a lovely day/evening 
Sending love and positive vibes, 

Luna 

Feel it all

Hello everyone! 

It has been a long time since I made an outfit post, so here is one.  I wore this today while going to Zagreb and leaving my house after a long time and don’t worry, I had a good reason. 

outfit

I went to Zagreb today because I had to go to my firm to sign some papers and get some equipment for working from home. I didn’t quite realize how much I missed just stepping into that building, feeling like I am going to work. It made things feel normal after a very long time and then I actually stepped into my office. It was empty. The whole floor was just empty. There were a few agents working and some of the main managers were there but that was it. The office which is usually filled with a bunch of people who are talking, laughing was silent.  

It felt so strange. I have been home for a month and I kept track of everything that was going on but this was the first time that I really felt it. We were in quarantine. There was something that we couldn’t see that was controlling our lives and made us listen to the news every day to hear how many more patients we got today. 

I am preaching about positivity and keeping sane during quarantine so much that I forgot that it is okay and necessary to feel the fear and the anxiety and the loneliness that comes with this. We need to acknowledge all feelings, the good and the bad and confront them. The more we stick together while being apart, the faster this will all be over. 

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna 

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

I should hold a speech?

This day was crazy. I am absolutely exhausted – in a positive way! 

I got up before 04:30 and got dressed to go to my job at the customer care. We have been having a lot on our plate lately but I love the vibe in my team and how we always stick together and cooperate. Then I got a message from my crew from STIR UP where I work as the community manager. 

We had a group of 13 people coming to see our space during their first meeting in regards to the project Small Town European Debates Network. I was the only one who could’ve been there but the problem was I had no way to get from my job to Zabok in an hour. One of the guys who owns the place said he will pick me up in front of my apartment and that we will hurry to Zabok. 

I got off work and ran to catch my tram back to the apartment. And the, I fuck you not, the power went out. All of the traffic lights went out and the trams stopped because they are electric trams. I could not believe what the hell was happening right when I need to get home as fast as possible. I tried to get a cab but the traffic was just jammed. No one was going anywhere. Then the electricity came back on and the trams started working again but I was still late.  

Just as I was approaching my apartment I got a message from Goran that he was waiting for me. I literally ran through my apartment, picked up a bunch of stuff, threw them to the suitcase and ran out. Needless to say that I came home with a bunch of crap and had to go to the store to buy some basic stuff such as a toothbrush and a facewash.  

I was doing my makeup in the car and trust me that it’s really fun applying mascara in a speeding car. We came on time, prepared everything and I was told that I just need to let the people in to see the space and everything. 

There weren’t 13 of them, there were 20. They didn’t come to just watch. The lady approached me and asked me would I like to hold my speech after they take some pics and see the coworking space? A SPEECH? I came completely unprepared; God bless the writer in me. I improvised a speech like a boss. Not to blow my own horn, but I was killing it! Just when I thought I was done and that they had no clue I was unprepared they wanted to have a Q&A. I hate people asking me questions when I am unprepared. Again, the writer in me was giving all types of answers based on facts I did not have. It was crazy and they loved it. I was so pleased to see they were interested in STIR UP and that they actually enjoyed being there, talking to me. They also took a bunch of pictures. 

I came home after working for more than 12 hours. I am comfortable in my bed, writing to you guys and I just feel exhausted in a good way. I am finally finding fulfilment in a job I do, both of them actually, and I feel like I am not wasting time. It is very hard because I sacrificed a great part of my social life in order to achieve success in my work life but I do no regret it. I would loveto go out and have fun, but I just don’t find it crucial to my life anymore. Anywaaaaaaays, now that I suffocated you with this short story, it’s time for me to keep on working because tomorrow we have two workshops in STIR UP and an author is coming to promote her book and I am in charge tomorrow. Expect another post like this in 24 hours. I love you all very much! 

Sending love and positive vibes, 

Luna 

I’m kind of homeless

Hello everyone!

Sometimes, and that sometimes happens a lot lately, I use this blog to share with you my frustrations, or something that’s bothering me. I need my blog for that tonight. I just need to vent.

So as you all know I am from Croatia, I live in Zabok and work in Zagreb which is Croatia’s capital city. Ever since I started working in Zagreb my free time has seriously suffered because I have almost none. It affected my blog and my life in general but I am not complaining about that because I really like my new job and it was my decision to get out of waitressing.

One thing I dislike about my job is the fact that there’s a shift from 3 PM to 11PM. I was supposed to work that shift this week but I exchanged shifts with one of my colleagues but I still have to do this shift tomorrow and on Saturday. Here’s why I dislike this. I have no trains after 11PM. I do not have a car and also, I forgot to mention this to you, I fucking failed my driver’s test. I have no way of getting home. I don’t have an apartment in Zagreb. The only friend I have in Zagreb is currently back home and I do not have the key to her apartment. I am homeless for the next two days. Isn’t life great?

I actually had to rent a room for those two nights so I will go to work for nothing because the money I am going to earn in the next two days is actually covering for the room expenses. MY GOD!

All of this made me realize that I have to move to Zagreb ASAP. I have spent the last week looking for a place in Zagreb that’s affordable and I found nothing. Absolutely nothing. The apartments I like are either insanely expensive, in neighborhoods that are too far away from my job or the people renting the places only allow students to move in. I don’t know how it is in your countries but here a lot of students live in apartments if they go to study in a different city. I also lived in an apartment while I was in Zadar.

I am so frustrated. I had two days off and I literally spent them refreshing ads and staring at my laptop looking for a new place. Zagreb is a type of place where someone puts up an ad for renting an affordable apartment and literally the apartment is rented out within 2 hours.

Anyways, I will be sleeping in a rented out room for two nights. All of this is just making me want to cry and live at the train station. I can’t write anymore because I need to pack my stuff for my two days field trip to… MY JOB!

Sending love and positive vibes,

Luna

OOTD

I know that my blog completely revolves around writing and poetry but I’ve always kept this category called “My Life” where I wanted to post stuff that happen to me, where I go etc., but I am not really the kind of person to take pics when I am out, having a good time, hanging out with my friends. Currently the only thing I have going on for me is work. I go to work, come home, blog, blog, blog, shower, blog, blog, blog, pass out in bed. That’s my life for the past… for a while now but I still wanted to keep this category alive until I get out there and get a life so here’s an outfit I posted today. I wore it nowhere because I can’t come dressed like this to work and I think it would be uncomfortable to sleep in it. I am just being embarrassingly honest in this post. I have no life. Can someone relate so I don’t feel alone in this all hustle and grind lifestyle?

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Positivity Press #2

I decided to do a post for the Positivity Press as well! Today I did a stupid thing. Usually in the bar where I work we have two days off during the week but last month I was kind of low on cash so I asked my boss to give me an extra day to earn some more money and I had only one day off.

Yesterday I was free and I thought that the “one day off” rule still applied to me. Guess what – It didn’t! I woke up at 4:30 in the morning and came to work only to hear from my colleague that I was not on the schedule for today. That’s right. I came to work on my day off.

We all had a good laugh, the boss came and sent me home and it was all wrapped in just plain laughter. I thought I would be pissed off because I got up early on my day off but actually I feel great and am very grateful for doing such a stupid thing because now I have the whole day ahead of me to enjoy it to the fullest, get a lot done. Currently I am enjoying a very large cup of coffee on my terrace and just breathing in some fresh air. I hope you all are doing great today. So this is my positivity today – I got a good laugh and made everyone in the bar laugh today with my mistake. I am absolutely sure they won’t let me forget I came to work on my day off!
Sending love and positive vibes (and the great smell of my coffee),
Luna

 

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It’s hard to write today

Today is a hard day to write something and I don’t have any backup writing for days like this. Last night, around 11, I came back to Zadar. It was so hard for me to leave my family and my BFF Isabella. It’s not that I got too used to being at home, it’s that Zadar is not where I want to be anymore.

I already addressed this problem in my post I got my Bachelor’s degree and today I’m just dealing with some bad feelings about being back in Zadar and about going back to the university. I just don’t think it’s the right path for me. Despite being completely aware of needing a time off from the university and exploring my options I decided to enroll to grad school because I was just scared that if I take a year off I won’t be able to find a job or that I will just fail. Honestly, I feel so bad about letting fear control me and for making me take this decision I knew I didn’t want to take from the start.

It’s not that I’m completely stuck. I actually applied for a job in the UK. There is this agency from Slovenia that recruits people to go and work abroad. My first meeting is this week and I’m really nervous about it. I hope they’ll like me and call me for a second meeting. It would be lifesaving for me to find a job in the UK or in any other country in Europe because I have this overwhelming feeling that I just need to change something, get out of Croatia, break this routine I’m in.

So, sorry if I just rambled on here but I told myself I will always be honest on my little blog and that’s what I did today. If I get some inspiration I will publish something later in the evening. I am just taking this day to get my mind straight and to prepare for my first lectures tomorrow. If any of you have some advice or experiences with this type of situation feel free to leave a comment or send me a message on my social media.

Love you all!

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Just checking in

Hello world! I decided to just check in today. I had such a great Saturday because I worked. No I’m not weird, I was just looking for a job for a very long time and I’m so excited about the bar I’ll be waitressing in. Also, today I just want to talk about going for things.

I’ve sent a message to the FB page of this bar months ago and they just responded this week because they haven’t seen the message before. They called me in to have a chat and the next thing I know this morning I was working a 7-hour shift. This just proves that you need to go for something. I was looking for jobs to fall into my lap, applying to jobs dozens of students with more experience applied and I sent this one message to a bar that wasn’t looking for a waitress and it came at the perfect time because I was really getting desperate. My  point it, no matter how scared you are of doing things such like this, just do it. You’ve got nothing to lose. If you want something, just try to get it. And if you fail, try some more.

So this morning my shift started at eight and the first time I had to clean up a table I almost dropped the tray and made a lot of noise. I was so embarrassed because I was already messing up and I wasn’t even working for 10 minutes. I seriously need a job so I had to pull myself together. The rest of the day went perfectly. The girls I work with are fun and chill. The atmosphere is great, the guests are polite and the bar has a beautiful interior design.

Even though my feet and my arms were killing me after arriving home, I felt so fulfilled. Lately I had a feeling like I was just wasting my time on nothing and having a job, no matter how hard it can be to find a balance between a job and my university, really gives me that certain push I need to just keep going, keep working on myself. And also every job is a new experience.

I don’t want to just ramble on here, so I’ll share a picture with you.

This was me on Women’s day showing all kinds of legs at my favorite wine bar. Before seeing this picture I didn’t even realize how short this pants were (yes, I’m wearing pants). But still it was a fun night and I love the picture!

Hope you’re having a wonderful, productive weekend!

Sunday – bookday

I know I haven’t really been in touch with you lately but I really had a lot on my plate, from exams to some personal issues. Currently I’m enjoying my tea and watching cartoons like a real adult before diving into my books. Just three more exams and the war is over.

But a next war begins right after and it’s called a new semester and finding a new job. I stopped working as a waitress so now I have to find something else to do. I really liked working as a waitress and all but honestly some bosses are just stressful so I think I’ll try and find some other type of job, perhaps in a store. I used to work at Zara and I loved working in their storage because I didn’t have to deal with sometimes annoying customers. I do like people but sometimes people can be very rude while shopping, like it’s my fault they don’t fit into those jeans.

Anyways, I’m rambling to much! Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. I think I’ll watch an episode of How to Get Away with Murder and then it’s down to the books. Love you!

 

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