Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Director's Cut: February


Zagreb, Malesnica, 2:34 PM, gloomy and cloudy, 4 degrees celsius.

I just came back to this incredibly shitty place that my friend and I have been calling 'home' for the past month, after a long walk around the neigborhood in search of something to eat. Sounds like nothing special but finally, after days and days of absolutely freezing weather we've climbed above zero. It almost feels like spring. I walked around without tears in my eyes and my nose, ears, hands and knees didn't hurt at all.

Little things, people.
Those fantastic little things.

So we decided to order some pizza and cheeseburgers to celebrate.
Way to start a new month.

As I'm writing this, my mind is already doing some fast forward thinking about the upcoming weeks and adventures. We're almost done with editing of the entire BONTON series and after months and months of hard work I can't believe that in a few days I'll say: 'It's done. Finished. Out of my hands.'

That also means that this weekend I'm gonna say goodbye to ZAGREB (for only a short amount of time) and drive to SIBENIK, where I'll quietly work on several new projects that involve A LOT of writing, brainstorming and thinking which is the reason why I decided to head to my silent hometown in order to do all that properly.

Plus, I'm in a desperate need of some ME time.

For the past couple of months I've been constantly surrounded by lots of people, my phone's been ringing like crazy every single day, I've lived in bunch of different places and everything that has been going on is so overwhelming that now I want to take the opportunity while I'm in between big projects to focus on myself more.  To take better care of this little body of mine. To sit and talk to my friends. To finally have time for a proper haircut.

Self-love.
Self-care.
Introspection.

That's how I feel about FEBRUARY.
When you're constantly living in the fast lane, jumping from one project to another, at times you most definitely need to take a short break. Not because you're lazy. Not beacuse you're tired. But because someday you're gonna wake up and realise that you really miss one particular person, and that lovely little person is you.

I miss myself.

And that's why after months of total amazing creative chaos I'm choosing a few weeks of slower pace. Obviously, let's get real, my phone is still gonna ring like crazy every single day, I'll travel to Zagreb several times for some new projects that are currently in the writing phase and I'll film something super exciting as well.

Not exactly the definition of slow, right?
But I've never been much of a silent type anyways.
The most important thing is knowing what you mind, heart and body needs. Listen and respond properly. One day it'll be a double cheeseburger and another a week of rest.

So CHEERS to an amazing February filled with new stories to tell, places to visit, projects to work on, friends to talk to, interesting people to meet, living life the way you want it to and finding beauty in every single day.

Because even the shittiest ones are made of some sparkling moments, you just have to allow yourself to notice them. Trust me, I know this one quite well.

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  1. To si divno rekla, uvijek postoje ti lijepi trenuci, čak i u najnapornijim danima..i što ih prije osvijestimo, prije shvatimo koliko zapravo kontroliramo svoj život i imamo moć učiniti ga boljim- puno više nego što priznamo. Na kraju krajeva, dosta je toga u našim rukama, a na nekom planu osobnoga razvoja sve je u našim rukama, baš sve.

    Razumijem tu potrebu za 'me time', mislim da je to nešto što svima dobro dođe bez obzira koliko voljeli svoj posao i koliki se dobro nosili sa stresom, vrijeme za sebe je uvijek dobro potrošeno...Fotografija je prekrasna...i nemogu ti reći kako je dobro pročitati nešto pozitivno, u zadnje vrijeme ljude je zahvatila neka apatija i pesimizam i čovjek se maltene osjeća krivo ako ne kuka. Kod tebe je takvo osvježenje svratiti da mi doslovno napuni baterije. :)

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    1. Puno ti hvala na lijepim riječima, pogotovo na ovom ogromnom komplimentu na kraju, ne mogu ti opisati koliki si mi osmijeh na lice izmamila!
      Ja sam se prije uvijek rugala s tim 'me time', ali sam s vremenom (iskustvom i godinama) zaista shvatila koliko je dragocjen i neprocjenjiv te mu se uvijek iznova neizmjerno veselim i pokušavam ga ne zapostaviti čak ni u najluđim situacijama :) Ako ništa drugo, barem i 15min uz dobru knjigu učini čudo za organizam i raspoloženje, to sam sigurna da ćeš se složiti :)

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  2. It's got a little milder here today as well which I LOVE! You definitely need some me time, make sure you have a chill out because you've been so busy! Hope you have a lovely time back in Sibenik :)
    Amy xxx

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    1. Thanks a lot, dear! Can't wait to finally start relaxing a bit! xx

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  3. Nothing beats a little me-time full of quiet and thinking. I am so excited to see what you brainstorm next!

    xx

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  4. Your life sounds so busy. I have no idea how you do it without some quiet time to yourself!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Oh my, it's been quite hectic recently but now I'm in a desperate need for some quiet time! Can't wait! :)

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  5. CHEERS to you! ;) Nadam se da si započela mesec kako si planirala. ME TIME je prosto osnova svega jer čovek samo donekle može da živi na baterije. Umeće je naći ravnotežu u svemu, ali kao si rekla, treba osluškivati sebe i svoje potrebe i postupati u skladu sa njima. Isto tako nadam se da će telefon uvek zvoniti i tebi, i meni, i svima jer da, neophodno je :p I da, slažem se sa Ivaninim komentarom. Tvoja energija je uvek tako pozitivna i inspirativna i strašno mi prija kad vidim da nisam jedina koja tako razmišlja :) <3

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