This & that #2

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The few weeks after my previous post in that topic have been pretty eventful. So much happened (good and bad), that I’m having a hard time remembering it all. Also, believe it or not – it’s June already. Half of 2016 is gone. I feel like I have so much to do! Here’s what has been on my mind lately:

  • I started the “100 days of productivity” challenge. I’m working on a series of posts explaining it and tracking my progress here on the blog, but you can also see how I’m doing daily on my Snapchat or my tumblr.
  • I’ve invested in a softbox, reflectors and tri-pod for my camera. I’m not sure how much of a difference you can see in my pictures (my last post was made using them), but let me tell you – it is SO MUCH easier to take pictures now!  I don’t know why I waited so long to get a tri-pod. I’m never parting with it!
  • I’ve been reading the “Chicken soup for the soul” series a lot lately. Although it is not recommended to read a whole book of the series at once (on the contrary – you should go back to it when you need it) I somehow managed to finish almost two of them pretty fast(and cry a lot in the process). I highly recommend these books. They are inspiring, motivational and bring a lot of hope into your life.
  • I’ve been meaning to try yoga for a while. I knew that there are classes at my workplace, but I never found the courage to visit one of them (I’m too shy). Thankfully, last month there was a free demonstration for newbies like me and finally I gave it a try. It was wonderful! I’ve been going to morning practices, twice a week, ever since.
  • I went of a 10 day holiday in Italy! It was amazing – I have so much to share and tell! I’ll probably do 2 or 3 posts about it. All I can say now is: I definitely plan to go back.
  • I’ve wanted the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palettes for a while (the original & Semi-Sweet), but the price has always stopped me. That is until I saw Sweet Peach. I went straight to Sephora, but it wasn’t available yet so I got the Semi Sweet instead and decided to wait until it comes out. Then I went to Italy, saw it in Florence and could not stop myself. However at this point I already wanted the original and the Chocolate Bon Bons too (because I’ve already swatched and seen them a couple of times), so I got them when I came back. Now I have four gorgeous, lovely smelling, pigmented eyeshadow palettes and a boyfriend who is still debating my sanity. #worthit

What about you? What’s on your mind lately?

This & that #1

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I couldn’t quite think of a right name for this series of posts. I settled for “this & that”, because I’ve decided to put into words my colorful and weird daily life and it seemed most fitting to describe the collection of my favorite things, events, places, people and a whole lot of other random thoughts.

Here’s what I’ve had on my mind lately:

  1. I moved in with Georgi officially (one thing less in my bucket list for this year). We were lucky and everything happened really fast. Our original plans failed (turns out it was for the better), so we started looking for a place to live as close to our mutual workplace as possible. We found the perfect little apartment on the second day of looking. It’s cozy and bright. Moving was… tough. I had a hard time contemplating just how many belongings two people can have. Of course as a grown, independent adult I called my mom for help and we were able to clean and organize most of the stuff in just two long, exhausting days. We still have work to do – a list of things to buy from IKEA, my pile of books, Georgi’s sports equipment… The important thing, though, is that we’re finally together and we’re happy!
  2. Georgi has been on business trips a lot lately. We’ve been hardly in the same time-zone (:/), but we figured out how to share our day with each other – Snapchat stories (plus a whole bunch of messages of course). Fun and easy. BTW, I’ve shared my Snapchat profile in the blog sidebar as well.
  3. I was sick and got a couple of days off work, so I ventured into reading. I’ve added a banner linking to my 2016 Goodreads reading challenge. I’m working on a few book reviews.
  4. I’m training and I’m getting better at it. I can feel the stress of future exams and projects slowly creeping behind the stress of my everyday work and I’m pushing it back with running shoes and music.

What have you been up to lately?