My morning routine

Usually I wake up on my own, between 5:30 and 6:30, but I always set the alarm as a backup at 6:33.

After getting out of bed, and going to the bathroom, I drink a glass of water, and make a 15-20 minute Yoga session.

If you never did Yoga before, I recommend Lesley Fightmaster (yes, that’s her real name) . She has a 30 day yoga challenge for beginners, which I enjoy very much.

Her voice is so soothing and she always ends the videos with a quote to inspire you for the day. You can check her challenge here.

After yoga, I prepare some herbal tea, and eat breakfast.

The breakfast I usually prepare the night before, in a small jar. It consists of multiple type of seeds , including chia, soaked in banana or apple smoothie, with cinnamon or cacao powder.

I once saw on social media a quote that said “Don’t trust a person that never drinks coffee”. I hope it was just an advertisement scheme because I never drink coffee ! Caffeine agitates me and honestly I can see a use for it if  you have to do something that you don’t enjoy and you need a violent kick to force yourself to do it.

Would you still need it if you would start the day working at something you are truly passionate about? Just wondering..

There are a lot of people addicted to it, and they drink it even when they had a good night sleep. Without it, some experience headaches or other unpleasant symptoms.

In such a scenario it must be hard to give up coffee, but if you are really determined you can do it, and replace with green tea , black tea, a smoothie, a fresh juice or even a simple apple.

If you are not willing to give it up, that’s ok too, accept it and  make drinking coffee a relaxing habit in which you embrace life with every sip.

Speaking of relaxation, my top favorite drink in the morning is chamomile tea. Mmmmm…….

It calms me down when I am stressed and I noticed that I’m more productive and full of energy when I’m calm.

Still body, empty mind, ready to embrace the day, and receive fresh ideas from the Universe.

Much love to you all.

What's the point in life and how to find out

Do you ever ask yourself what’s the point? More specifically, what’s the point of life? What’s the point of getting out of bed in the morning?

I never asked myself this in a serious way, but I started to feel lost and confused about a year ago.

I thought that I would be happier with more money, less stress , a better job,  and after getting all of those I realized, that wasn’t it. What’s the meaning of my job in software engineering? Is it really meaningful to work for a big corporation?

I already started a Youtube Channel with crafting tutorials, but is that what I really have to do in life? I mean, it’s a nice hobby and all, but meh..

What am I supposed to do for the rest of my life and be happy? What is my purpose in life? Everyone says, do what makes you happy…Well…I like dancing, and painting, and drawing, and jewelry making, and working with clay, and sharing crafting tutorials, and reading, and writing , and cooking, and that’s a lot, I can’t chose one!

After  reading many books , soul searching and dream interpretations I discovered something.

The grand purpose in life is very simple and it consists of serving others.

That doesn’t mean you should go feed the homeless for the rest of your life, acting all Mother Teresa.. unless that’s what you really feel deep down and hands down for that.

Serving others can happen indirectly as well and it can consist of little things, not necessarily grand acts . Speaking of Mother Teresa, here’s a great saying of hers:

“We cannot all do great things. But we can do small things with great love”. Beautiful said.

Do you like cooking for your spouse or children? Sprinkle love on that. Don’t cook with anger.

Do you like writing? Write a book. You can end up inspiring hundreds, changing lives for tens, and saving a few from suicide. Who knows?

Do you like painting? Take an afternoon and create something and really be present. Trust me, your happy energy resulting from this can spread all around, and uplift people in your whole neighborhood, without them even knowing . Same goes for dancing.

We are energy. All our thoughts and feelings are open to the people leaving near us. Have you ever heard of the term “energy vampire”?  You don’t have to be super emphatic to sense a person who brings you down from a distance, by just being in the same room. Usually those type of people have a constant fight with themselves in their head.

Do you hate washing the dishes? here’s a little secret. Washing the dishes is really easy. But the thought of washing them is the hard part. Just let it go, and be present. Feel the water on your hands, and the clean surface of a dish after it’s clean.

Choosing a purpose in life from a list of things I like doing is nonsense. I will just let life flow, and enjoy every second of whatever I’m doing, uplifting myself and others through me.

Don’t wait for happiness. Chose to be happy, and more happy things will be attracted to you.

Much love to all of you.

2 Months of Unpaid Vacation

Today began something exciting and scary for me. I took two months of unpaid vacation , from my full time job as a software tester.

Although I wanted this so bad, I feel a lot of pressure to finish everything that I planned to do. One of the things from my huge list is to write in this blog every day, considering I have never written a blog like this before, exposing my thoughts and feelings through words. Usually I prefer expressing them through dance, painting or jewelry making.

I will also have to spend a lot of money from my savings on utilities and food, savings that were usually spend on traveling and hobbies. I can’t say this is affecting me that bad, it’s just a bit unpleasant.

The huge list that I mentioned , consists of activities and ideas that I wanted to bring to life for the past 2-3 years, but never had the energy and time to finish or even start such projects . I guess some people can relate.

In the first week, I plan to open an online store, on the most popular website specialized in handmade goods here in my country, but not to share my newest creations, but my stack of old jewelry and home decor items, that I gathered over the years, and that I left abandoned after I got my full time job.

During collage I used to participate at craft fairs pretty often, and also had time to manage some online posts and facebook page.

Now the poor things sit in boxes, and I feel them like a heavy rock over my shoulders , because I want to share them with the world.

The work I have to dedicate to this project is really discouraging . For example today I barely managed to sort a few jewelry , take photos of about 30 items, and post on the website about 10 items.

I think I have in total around 300 items, and half of them need a bit of reconditioning or how we artists like to say : a makeover.

I’m also mentioning that the site administrations is not free, and that handmade items are not a priority for the buyers in my country. So my expectations are not high, but at least I have to try.

Edit: you won’t be able to buy any of them because I offer shipping only in Romania, but you can take a look here if you are curious.

Other things in my list : create more DIY videos for my YouTube Channel The Fluffy Hedgehog. I have a lot of ideas written down,  and I can’t wait to get to them.

Also MistiqueL, which is my  dance videos YouTube Channel, is a part of my soul that needs attention.

I want to expand and bring more sales on my Etsy Shop TreasureFriends.

Write a book, or at least start a book and see how it goes.

Finish this website and populate it with all the above, plus this blog.

Normally someone would say : “Wish me luck” . But I don’t believe in luck.

I’m aware that disappointment arises when things don’t work out as planned. That’s why I’m keeping it flexible, trying to learn as much as possible, and sharing it with you, maybe it helps in some way.

I heard somewhere that it’s insanity to expect changes in your life when you do the same thing every day. That’s why I’m making something different starting today, and I’m very curious to see where it leads me.

Much love to you all.