I love houseplants. In my imagination, my ideal home is full of various sorts, among which I do yoga or meditate and feel connected with nature. Collecting houseplants is a reasonably affordable hobby. Still, my current home is deprived of the various shades of green because the plants I invite in my house sooner or… Continue reading How my houseplants taught me that effort is not vital for success
In meditation, our mind is often referred to as a monkey mind. Just like a monkey jumps from one branch to another, our mind jumps from one thought to another, restless, incapable of staying still. This monkey mind always seeks thrill, thinking that there is something better just around the corner, waiting to be discovered.… Continue reading If you want to be unhappy always desire the opposite of what you have
Six years ago, I left Croatia. In two big travel bags, I packed up 30 years of my life and left. Because I wanted to know. What it’s like to leave a country you’re almost fused with, the land whose every single pore is known to you, every corner. The land which you love and… Continue reading From the other side, where the grass is always greener
I was in secondary school when I realised that I have a knack for the written word. My professor of Croatian language used to single out my essays as an example of good writing. I would look at her in disbelief, sitting in my chair, hiding behind a pile of books borrowed at the library… Continue reading How many dreams have been crushed because of the “what will people say” syndrome?
I remember the first time we went on a date. It happened after a couple of months of our random encounters, glances that questioned each other, and thoughts about all possible pros and cons of falling in love. I remember being nervous, questioning myself over and over: Should I even go on that date or… Continue reading Oblivion is the best revenge