Twin Peaks – the original

Disclaimer: I know I said in a previous post that I’m too busy to post anything else, but before you judge, watching Twin Peaks falls into the category “spending time with my boyfriend”, something necessary in every relationship. So you see, I had no choice. Haha, I’m rationalizing 😀

So I don’t think I ever told you guys, but I’m kind of annoying, especially to my boyfriend. Annoying how, you ask? Well let me paint you a word picture: I spend (or I used to) a lot of time on the internet, and besides the usual Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest browsing, I like to research stuff and usually wind up finding lots of trivia about God knows what. Anyhow, he keeps sending me memes or whatever and I always reply with “I already know it”. I know it seems like an asshole move BUT… I am usually very easily amused and if I look at a funny picture and don’t laugh my ass off then something’s wrong. So I prefer to tell the truth, but he hates me for it, haha. 😀 So one evening we were talking and as one thing leads to another he finds out that I haven’t seen Twin Peaks and don’t know anything about it (‘o’) *insert gasp here*. Anyway, after a night of gloating because he finally found something I don’t know, we decided that we should watch it, and the plan was to finish it before the new one came out, but sadly we did not make it. We have half a season left to watch and this would have been manageable in normal conditions, but as I previously mentioned, one of my best friends’ wedding was this weekend.Read More »

I’m not dead

Well not “dead” for real, obviously. It’s just my morbid way of saying that I haven’t forgotten about this blog. I’m sorry, expressions such as “signs of life” and “I’m alive” keep on coming to mind, I don’t know why I can’t let go of this metaphor, haha.

Aaanyway, getting back to it – I’ve been absent for a long time and I have quite a lot to tell you guys, but I have no idea when I’ll be able to do it. The past month has been kind of hectic and I have three more weeks to go and then I’ll be able to calm down a bit. I think. Let me paint you a picture of my past month: Easter, then right after that, Geneva, then came back, then it was Labor-day weekend (consisting of 3 full crazy days of driving around) and this weekend I managed to break my laptop and wasted my whole Saturday fixing it (it was my own fault, really). Next weekend is full as well (we’re going to a birthday party for my boyfriend’s tiny nephew), while the weekend after that is the biggest event of the year (of my social calendar, of course): one of my best and oldest* friends is getting married!!! Exciting!

*When I say oldest, I definitely don’t mean that she’s old, haha – she’s quite the young, hot piece of ass. No, by “oldest” I mean that we know each-other since we were 7. So this fall we celebrate 20 beautiful years of friendship. I’m very lucky to have not one, but four close friends that I have known for 20 years. She is the first one of our bunch to get married and it’s emotional to say the least. I was there for every step of her love story – when she first told me about him (well, doh), was there when they first met, was there since the beginning and really can’t wait to be there for them every step of the way on their big day. And can’t wait for my other three dear and lovely friends to get married as well. (^_^)

The weekend after her wedding I’m planning on going on a short trip to the seaside, while the weekend after that is my birthday. So maybe sometime in the second half of June I’ll be able to take a nap and maybe clean my house properly, haha. But I really hope that by then I’ll be able to post at least the pictures from Geneva. Oh, and of my new hair, because I had it dyed after all! It looks so gooood! Until then, you can follow me on my Facebook and Instagram, I’ve been pretty active on social media and I’m not planning to stop now! 🙂

Kisses,

Andreea.

About people-pleasers and how to stop being one

I’ve been talking to a friend about what it really means to be happy. We are quite similar and we are facing the same issues when it comes to feeling happy and fulfilled on a daily basis. We’ve realized that we’re both making the same mistake, which is caring too much – about others, about what people think of us. This leads us to putting other people first instead of ourselves. We will always be the girls who’ll try to make everyone happy, always thinking about how the other person will feel if we disagree or refuse. This drives us to compromise at almost every step in order to not upset the other person (which would make us feel guilty). However, here’s the catch: making other people happy does not make us happy. And putting them first makes us frustrated. So why do we keep doing it? Read More »

Spring is here!

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Well, it has been unofficially here for a week and a half now – spring, I mean – the weather is very nice in Romania, we had temperatures of over 10° C almost every day. But I’m talking about that feeling you get when you know for sure the season has changed, when you can smell spring in the air: the days are longer, you are more energetic and optimistic and ready for new and exciting stuff. That’s how I feel – today, more than ever. Because today is the little holiday we call Mărțisor, on which men give women brooches and trinkets with a red and white string attached – you can see below just what I mean – and the women have to wear these trinkets, or at least the string, throughout the entire month of March. It’s a very old tradition and it signifies the beginning of this beautiful season we call spring.Read More »