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.
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.