There's one quote I'm quite fond of and it goes like this:
'When something goes wrong in your life, just scream - PLOT TWIST! - and move on.'
And that's actually how I love to put in perspective many different situations in life, meaning that you're always trying to be the one and only captain of your own ship and the only direction where you're heading is where you want to go (and be). From very basic things like eating whatever the hell you want for breakfast (hello, Burger King!) to really big ones, like relationships and job related decisions.
About a month ago, when my colleague/friend and I came to Zagreb for the postproduction of my Bonton series (I was super excited to finally be here again after months and months of filming in tiny Skradin), I didn't expect that our temporary address is gonna be so far away from the city centre. And when I say far away, I'm not exagerrating - I was literally closer to Samobor than the city itself.
And I'm not even gonna talk about the apartment itself. It was the ultimate definition of shitty.
Now, you may say that I'm spoilt and full of shit for being that kind of person who worships the city centre but when it comes to Zagreb - I do, and I'm absolutely not ashamed to admit it. And coming back here after a really long time, in the worst winter weather conditions, with so much to work to do (and so much more to stress about) and not being able to find a cool place to have coffee at while living in a place with zero privacy and nowhere to dry my clothes (!!!), at one point became too much for me.
One particularly boring afternoon I opened AIRBNB and decided to browse a bit. Florence, Venice, Paris, Ljubljana...and somehow ended up typing ZAGREB. Within minutes I had booked a small charming studio in the city centre for 4 days.
4 days of tram noise.
4 days of wandering around my favourite shops and bars.
4 days of streets filled with people.
4 days of sushi and chinese food.
4 days of complete bliss and peace of mind.
All of a sudden I was super inspired to write again, actually my favourite January post was written there (right this way in case you haven't read it), I felt like myself, saw some of my favourite people, enjoyed my favourite restaurants, spent the best time with my sister and when the time came, returned to Malesnica feeling great all over again.
Your happiness and well-being are the only things that matter and don't allow anyone or anything mess it up. If you wake up feeling like today is the worst day of your life, do whatever it takes to shake things up. Plot twist, guys. You are in charge of your life, your decisions, your emotions and attitude towards everything - don't make choices that make you feel miserable.