Have you happened to ask yourself any of the following questions in the past few months? To visit my parents/grandparents/relatives or not?To go back to the gym or not?To send my kid(s) back to daycare/school or not?To have some fun with friends or not?To celebrate my birthday or not?To attend a friend’s/relative's wedding or not?To book [...]
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Quote by Anais Nin I was talking with a friend recently and she told me she admires my courage and confidence. This conversation left me quite surprised and made me think about the long way I have gone to get where I am right now. I have not always been courageous, let alone self-confident. For [...]
Three years of writing. The journey continues…
June is reserved for celebrating yet another writing anniversary. This June it’s been three years since I published my very first article on LinkedIn (A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP). A great opportunity to look back, reflect and share with you my experience from the past three years - my [...]
Celebrating one year of being a mother
Lessons learned while being “locked” at home
Today it’s been exactly 46 days since the corona virus lockdown has started in The Netherlands. These 46 days mark one of the most challenging periods in my life. In my previous article on this topic “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” I touch upon the challenges of two full time working parents taking [...]
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade
It’s unbelievable that the world as we know it has changed drastically in less than a month. How many of you remember a period when schools, cafes, restaurants and hotels have closed doors for an indefinite period of time? All major sport events and tournaments, including the Olympic games in Tokyo, have been canceled or [...]
A meaningful activity a day keeps the burnout away
This month’s theme was inspired by an interesting article* that argues that working less might not be the most useful advice when it comes to avoiding and/or recovering from a burnout. Finding meaning in what you do is another important factor in the equation that would keep you away from a burnout. Since no one [...]
Why is it important to preserve traditions?
My home town, Razlog, is famous for preserving its traditions. Each year there are plenty of opportunities for its inhabitants (and any enthusiasts) to dress up in traditional Bulgarian clothing and to gather in the center of the town to celebrate together by holding hands and forming a long and colorful folk chain dance (horo). [...]
Cheers to 2019!
2019 was probably the most exciting year in my life so far. Both in personal and professional aspect. Enjoying pregnancy I entered the year pregnant and I spent the first months of the year mentally preparing myself for a big life change. My life was still relatively easy and I am happy I made the [...]