Many people can agree that technology is consuming our lives these days. We spend a lot of our time on our phones, computers, in front of TVs, etc. Whether it’s for work or for leisure, it is something that we have grown accustomed to. Believe it or not, all those times your mom or grandma have told you that staring into that screen can hurt your eyes, they have been right. That’s why I invested in Blue Light Glasses –mine are Quay Australia (pronounced “key”).
Given that yesterday was Mother’s Day, I figured I would dedicate today’s blog post to none other than, my mom. This is the first Mother’s Day where I am not with my mom on her special day and it breaks my heart. While this post is dedicated to her, I hope my other readers will also enjoy and feel grateful for their own mom’s.
One of the first thoughts in your head, once you become an adult, is moving out of your parents’ house and getting a place of your own. This may seem like the perfect situation and not many people will think that they will need a guide on living alone for the first time. However, this situation can oftentimes be overwhelming. Before I moved abroad to Bulgaria, I had a few different living situations. I lived with my parents before college, then a dorm room, a shared apartment with some friends, with just my twin sister, and finally, I moved back home.
These days, many people work from home whether it is for their daytime job, side hustle, or even for their hobbies. Oftentimes we may let life (and laziness) get the best of us which means that our productivity declines. However, if you combat that properly, you will be able to get your work done and rest sooner than you think. On good days, I tend to take action sooner than later when it comes to getting my day and work started. Keep reading to learn some of my tips on how to stay productive when working from home!
If you have read my most recent blog posts, you may know that I celebrated 1-year since I moved to Bulgaria a little over a week ago. Even though I like to stay busy and have a lot of stuff on my mind at all times, it is hard not to reflect on the time that has passed. With that, there comes a reflection about the things that I have learned while living abroad all on my own. Here are a few!
On Friday’s post, I mentioned that Bulgaria celebrates Easter on April 28th this year so that is what I ended up doing this past weekend. We usually go all out for these kinds of holidays and it is mainly spent eating all day and gathering with family. As you can probably guess, we were feasting, as per usual. Here is a breakdown of how I spent my Orthodox Easter weekend!
While many people celebrated the Easter holiday last week, the Orthodox Christian religion has not yet done so. In 2019, we celebrate Orthodox Easter on April 28thand generally, our Easter is a bit later than those who follow the Gregorian Calendar. Growing up in America and having two nieces who are half-Bulgarian and half-American it was hard to stick to 100% Bulgarian Easter traditions.
You never really realize how fast time goes by until you stop and think about it. Yesterday – April 21 – I officially made 1-year since I moved to Bulgaria! Celebrating my move was very important to me because it was a milestone I didn’t think I would reach. I can’t believe that it has been that long and how it only seems like yesterday that I decided to take on this journey. I really don’t know what my expectations were in the beginning, but I am very glad that I made this decision despite the struggles here and there.
I have mentioned it before and I will start off this blog post with it again – I have a passion for traveling. I haven’t been on a plane since the end of December when I went home for the holidays (to America). Aside from going home, the last country I visited was Spain in October and I am itching to get back on the move. I love exploring new places, traveling, learning about new cultures, and sightseeing which is why I have compiled my top 10 dream travel destinations. Even though I enjoy traveling alone, I am ALWAYS looking for travel buddies (serious ones) – so if you are interested, let me know.
It’s mid-April already and that means that both graduation and summer are right around the corner. What better time to share some of my favorite white dress finds? White is sort of the go-to option for girls to wear for their graduation – some schools might make it a requirement while others don’t. White dresses are also super cute to wear in the summertime AND you can’t deny that they look even better with a tan, so why not get some? All of my finds are budget-friendly because if you are in college, chances are you are looking to save a few bucks and if you’re not, you can still benefit from these affordable options!