Monday, February 6, 2017

The Great Escape from Malesnica to Centre (Zagreb)


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. 

PLOT TWIST!


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. 


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  1. You said it, plot twist! Slazem se u potpunosti sa ovakvim state of mind. Ako sami sebe ne natjeramo na nesto, ako sami ne poduzmemo nesto u svezi sa situacijom u kojoj se nalazimo, nitko to nece napraviti umjesto nas a isto tako da samo jadikujemo ne vodi nigdje, nikakvom rijesenju.
    Btw, ovaj Airbnbn stancic izgleda nevjerojatno, kao da nije u HR, nekako nisam navikla vidjati ovakav interior kod nas. :D

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    1. Hvala ti, drago mi je čuti da se slažemo! :) Inače, ima kod nas dosta ovako super sređenih stančića, ja sam jedva odabrala u koji ću haha

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  2. Cheers to perfect plot twists! You've inspired me to check out AIRBNB myself - I wouldn't mind a few days away in a bustling city myself!

    xx

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    1. Hope you'll do it because it feels awesome! xx

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  3. Ja sam davno naletjela na jedan citat koji mi se također svidio. Mislim da je u pitanju bio Yogananda i Autobiografija jednoga yogija. Ako se dobro sjećam i on je spomenuo zaplete i život, napravio je usporedbu koja me zamislila...rekao je da ljudi kada izađu s nekoga filma ocijene ga po onome što se u njemu događalo.

    Ako je film bio ispunjen događanjima znači da je film bio uzbudljiv, ako je bilo teških trenutaka znači da je film bio poučan, ili čak i potresan. Baš te različite teškoće čine film zanimljiv. Kada bismo tako gledali svoj život, onda bismo ga drugačije doživljavali- to je bio njegov zaključak. I to je za mene taj plot twist. Učenje svaki dan. Shvaćanje da sami upravljamo s puno toga i da teškoće mogu biti odličan zaplet.

    Predivne fotografije....ovaj stan je super uređen...eto nisam ni znala da za tu Airbnbn mogućnost.

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    1. Divno si ovo rekla, baš sam se malo zamislila nad tom usporedbom života i filma i moram priznati da mi se jako sviđa. To je to, konstantno učenje i trud, ne odustajanje i borba...da je sve prejednostavno, ne bi bilo zanimljivo.

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  4. Prvo sam pomislila da su slike iz tog shitty stana i rekoh, ako je ovo shitty, I like shitty haha :D Kakvo savršenstvo! Obožavam uređenje prostora i sam pogled na tako dobar enterijer je u stanju da mi ulepša ceo dan :) Joj, ma ti si carica! Taj stav i pogled na svet otvara sva vrata. Uvek me inspiršeš. Apsolutno se slažem! U našoj moći je toliko toga i stvarno treba otići u nekom drugom smeru onda kada nešto nije za nas. Nemoguće je pobeći od nekih stvari, ali stav je moguće promeniti. Bravo! Plot twist ću definitvno da zapamtim! <3

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    1. Hahaha dobro si me nasmijala s prvom rečenicom :D Puno ti hvala na ovim riječima, draga moja!

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  5. Plot twist. I will keep repeating this to myself! Love this post <3

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    1. Thanks a lot, glad to hear you liked it! <3

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  6. Haha yes I love that quote too! That's great that you got away for a few days, living with someone else 24/7 can get so claustrophobic sometimes - especially with no privacy!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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