New Year’s Resolution

Hello guys,

It has been a while since my last post… And there are few reasons for that. The first reason is that I have been very busy with my work, getting things done at the end of the year, and preparing everything for the next one. The second reason is that my husband and I were in Zagreb for the New Year’s Eve, with my brother and his girlfriend, and I just decided I am going to enjoy the moment, and not think about blog, or work, or anything else. The third (and the last) reason is Božić – Christmas, that we celebrate on the January 7th, so I was busy making cookies, and helping my mom. Everything went well, except for the weather. It was freezing cold outside. The temperature was as low as -29 degrees Celsius (-20 F). And we still can’t start our cars 😦 But we will survive…

I would like to say something about my New Year’s Resolution. 🙂 I would like to become more organized, and I decided to try out the Bullet Journal. For those who don’t know what bullet journal is, you can go to www.bulletjournal.com, or you can watch the video following this link. I realized that I don’t know how to organize my time, and that in most cases I forget that I have something important to do. I searched through the web and I really liked the idea of bullet journal (or bujo 🙂 ), because you can use any type of notebook that you like; you can use it to plan and write down the appointments that you have and still have as much space as you need for writing down notes and thoughts; and you can also use it for journal if you want. Those are the main reasons why I liked the idea, because when you buy a planner, you have limited space for everything, which is not the case with bullet journal. If you would like, I am going to post some photos of my spreads and explain what I’m using them for. You can write it down in the comments section, or you can follow me on Instagram @simply.anchy, where I will be posting the updates.

Looking forward to your comments. 🙂

xoana

Pollution

Every December, since I can remember, there is a fog in Sarajevo and it’s so dense that you can’t see more than just a few meters in front of you.

That is the reason why we all try to get away from pollution and get to fresh air. So, today, my husband and I decided to go to mountains for a walk. I just couldn’t believe that the air can have such a beautiful smell.

I am not going to write too much today. Here are just some photos. 🙂

I hope that you had a great day as well.

I wish you a Merry Christmas.

xoana

Bragging about ourselves

Hi everyone!

I have been very busy during the past week, and I wasn’t able to write anything. I was just too tired of everything, especially my job and life. 😦

Let me explain myself. As I already mentioned – I am a veterinarian. I have a full-time job, and sometimes I have to work overtime. Even though my job is full-time, in my contract it says it is a part-time, and my salary is as in the contract. That is the reason why I get tired of my job. The only reason I do it is because I love working with animals, and it is the best position I can get in this sh*tty country that I live in.

That may sound a bit pessimistic, but I am trying to be optimist as much as I can. At least I get to cuddle with dogs and cats every day 🙂 And the fact that I am helping them, and the gratitude I get from them is priceless.

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He just got neutered

So I decided I should update my resume and write a cover letter, so I could apply for a new job, maybe abroad (if anyone would accept me). I started writing and noticed that all we have to do is to brag about ourselves, but nobody is giving us opportunity to show what we actually know and can do. When we read the job offering, we automatically think that we are not qualified, or skilled enough to do anything, but we have to brag brag and brag, so that the employer would forget the skills that he was looking for, and hire me, you or anyone who bragged the most. 🙂 My mom always said that we shouldn’t be bragging about anything, but it seems that she wasn’t right. The only way to get noticed these days is to brag. I really hate that word. BRAAAAAG. 🙂

I hope that one day I will find a good job, with good salary, but until that happens, all I have is that gratitude from sweet dogs and cats…

xoana

“Suffering” that makes us happy?

Hmmm…

So I just got back home from my workout session, and during the shower I was thinking to myself – why do I love this feeling so much? I just did more than 150 squats and lunges, I couldn’t breathe, I was sweating really much, but I feel great… I mean really, REALLY great!

Ever since I finished school, I was trying to get myself back into shape (like “round” isn’t a shape, am I right?). I tried going to the gym, but it was to crowded for me. But then I found out that the best results are made with HIIT workouts, so I decided to give it a try – and I was amazed!!! I finished Insanity, and had really good results. After that there was Focus T25, and the results were even better. I was putting my body through suffering, just so I could feel better, and guess what – it really did make me feel better. I was more confident and healthier. I’ve learnt how to turn my brain off, so that it couldn’t tell me that I can’t do push-ups or that 50 crunches are too much for me. Sometimes I would even get dizzy, or feel like throwing up, but all of those things made me feel GREAT.

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The same rule applies to other things in life that we want to accomplish. If it’s to easy to get to a result, then it maybe is not as satisfying as we are hopping it will be, and at the end of the day we would get back to where we started. We are living in the world where everything is possible if we fight for it, and what is fight but another type of suffering that we need to go through so that we can get what we want. And we all want to be HAPPY, am I right? ^_^

My point is that you should never EVER quit just because it’s hard for you to handle things that you are going through. There is always the LIGHT and the end of the tunnel.

xoana

How do I start with this?

Hello everyone!!!

OK, this is scary…

My name is Ana, and this is my VERY FIRST blog post. I am going to be honest with you – this is really SCARY for me. I can’t explain why, but it is. Maybe it’s because I don’t know if anyone is ever going to read this, or if they do read it – would they care about my opinions. But it doesn’t matter.

Let me introduce myself. I am 29 year-old veterinarian from Sarajevo, Bosnia&Herzegovina. I really LOVE animals, especially cats. I also have a Siamese named Chester, and he is 14 years old (I love him so much). I love to cook, and every meal that I make is homemade from scratch. That is because I had some health issues, and I couldn’t eat processed food, so I decided it is better for me to start making it by myself. I also like all kinds of physical activity – biking, hiking, swimming, running, dancing, etc. and I am trying to practice all of them. 🙂 Reading books is another passion of mine, and I try to read at least one book in two weeks (I don’t have much free time, to read more).

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This is my cute Chester

The reason why I decided to give blogging a chance is because a lot of my friends and family were looking some cooking and health advice from me, even though that is not my profession. Maybe it is because I haven’t taken antibiotics for a few years now, and managed to stay same weight (61 kg), even though I eat whatever I want.

This first blog post is dedicated to all the people out there who are scared to try something new. I just wanted to break the ice and write something, and hopefully someone will read this. 🙂

If you have some suggestions for me what to write about, or you just like the idea that someone is trying something new, please leave a comment below.

Till the next time…

ana