Do you believe in life after love?

* Alexa play Cher Believe *

If I’m the expert at anything then it’s moving on and dealing with broken heart. And no i didn’t give this title to myself but since 5th grade EVERYONE thinks that I’m specialized in this area for whatever reason cause I can assure you that in my almost 23 years of life i have smaller amount of dating experience than anyone who comes to me for advice but ok i guess my healing aura attracts all the broken souls so, come to me my children.

No but for real, lately i’ve had some friends dealing with some bullshit, being cheated on, being ghosted, being treated wrong and they all act like it’s the end of the world and before you tell me ” but Tena it is the end of the world ” let me tell you, it’s not. But i needed a lot to get here and to see those experiences as the crucial part of life that we all went or go through. If you know me or somehow gave shit enough to read my entire blog ( congratulations on that by the way) there is the one called ” monster in my bed ” that explains my only relationship and if you read that first and then read this afterwards you’ll understand what i mean.

So let’s first make clear that you don’t need to be in a relationship to get your heart broken, you can get your heart broken by literally anyone you get attached to which try to avoid i mean a good connection with someone is great but never ever ever ever ever in your life let your happiness depend on someone else.

In todays society very popular type of a relationship is not being in one, instead waste eachothers time, grow feelings, fuck occasionally but like never ever consider getting committed cause who has time for that right? Let’s just be confused about eachother for uncertain period of time until one of us plays the ghosting card. The problem with this is that one party is usually head over heels in love and thinks that one day they are gonna be enough for the other party to love them. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, probably not gonna happen. Let’s do the whole protocol shall we? You meet a guy ( i am gonna talk about men cause i have no idea how female fuckboys do it so don’t get all pissed at me i know there are bad women out there too), you talk, he is funny, he invests a lot of time into communication with you, he is sweet, he is a snack and you wonder how did you get so lucky. Then you have your first meeting (they are never gonna call it a date) and he is kind, he is a real gentleman, you want him to meet your grandma right away. You come home you dance to cringy Taylor Swift 2011 Album because you are on the cloud nine. Then sometimes on the same evening or maybe few days later but almost ALWAYS before the second meeting (cause it’s not a date) the sentence comes “i am actually not searching for anything serious”…..okay? Thanks for saying that like maybe right fucking away? So now all the girls on this planet are like schocked, they send screenshots to their friends, they panic, they are hyperventilating, listening to Taylor Swift again but this time the angry country songs ( Alexa play Taylor Swift – Picture to burn ) the whole world comes crashing down. You know what then happens? They mostly agree to it. Why? Nobody on this fucking planet knows, but I do. I’ll tell you why, if you ask them why they don’t want anything serious usually the answer is gonna be “my ex just fucked me up 12 years ago you know i can’t really open up to anyone but i really like you and i wanna know how this goes but right now i’m not ready for a relationship” or personally my favorite ” i have a lot going on right now and everything is so hard and i need to figure out myself and who i am but i really like you and don’t wanna pull you into my mess” 😂 the first time i ever used this smiley in a blog but i am literally laughing out loud. So since we women never have any problems in our lifes and we spend time searching for a husband because everything we aspire to in life is marriage, we deal with this situation with our maternal instinct because we want to fix them and think if we show how understanding and loving and great we are they are gonna fall in love and we’ll birth them 10 children. Stop thinking that way and i can assure you if you are reading this consider again if you want to continue to read cause i’ll be throwing some hard truth out there. So now that you’ve agreed to be his cum dumpster while he figures himself out i’ll tell you how this will go, he is gonna call you occasionally for a good time, he is even maybe gonna open up to you and tell you how horrible his life is so you feel like you should never complain about anything he does cause you’ll make his life even harder. He is gonna throw the jelaousy card and you wont be seeing other people cause you are sure one day he’ll see what he has by his side. I’m sorry to break it to you but he wont. Cause it was never even an option for him. As a matter of fact as soon as he finds a new one he is gonna go away or he is gonna tell you about it and give you an option to deal with it and if you are stupid enough because you’re in love you might play along or you’ll be smart and tell him to fuck off. Anyway in 90% of these kind of relationship it’s gonna end up bad, mostly for you, cause sorry to break it to you but he really doesn’t give a fuck. The best way to deal with this is not to. If you already have feelings for him when the ball drops about him not wanting anything serious, you just go, you don’t try, you don’t fix him, you just go. It’s hard i know you really had high hopes, you thought you met a great guy but you need to have that amount of self respect to just tell yourself ” no i want something serious and i am not settling down for a little bit of love when it’s convenient for them”. It’s gonna leave you feeling like you are worthless and not good enough. It’s not worth it, no matter how great the sex is, it’s not worth your mental health, cause if he wanted to be with you, he would, there would be no excuses, no stupid explanations, if he wanted to he would and i know it’s hard to comprehend that but it’s the sad truth. Cut the bullshit straight at the beginning. If however you already are in this mess and you are unhappy cause after months he is still only around when he needs a relief, collect yourself and go. Without a comment, don’t try to change his mind, don’t explain shit to him, just go, cry, scream, break things but get out of that situation cause it’s unhealthy and it’s only gonna leave you miserable. And you’ll see once you’re over it you’re gonna think “damn that bitch Tena was right”. I’ve been that dumb once, and i’m thankful for that because it teached me what exactly i don’t want and it teached me to respect me and my body and to love myself first. That’s why i’m furious when I see girls going through that because they consciously let someone treat them as a toy. Just be smart, control your emotions, remember what you wanted out of it at the beggining and realize having him for an hour every now and then when he wants to is not what you deserve.

Okay now that i wrote a whole book about fuckboys it’s time to turn to cheaters.

So personally for me there is no forgiveness, i forgive a lot, i have a lot of understanding for a lot of things and i tolerate a lot but cheating is not one of them. And if you are dealing with that right now, i wanna tell you that there is NOTHING wrong with you, this is not your fault and if anyone ever tries to tell you it is spit in their face literally just spit in their face. You are not accountable for someones actions and there is nothing you could have done differently to prevent it. If they want to cheat they are gonna cheat. So if you found out recently or long time ago but are still dealing with the consequences, i just want you to know that it does get better, you will stop blaming yourself, you will be able to feel beautiful again and i really hope when you’re ready you’ll meet someone who is gonna treat you the way you deserve. Being cheated on is also the reason to be real petty. So if they are cheating on you, it’s okay to get a revenge ( break their car, sleep with their brother i mean the options are endless) and let them call you crazy, better crazy than being dumb and let them cheat. Or if you want to deal with it with morals then also just go, in silence, take care of yourself, give yourself time to heal and never ever let them come back. You NEED to have enough respect for yourself to understand that someone gave the same thing they gave to you to someone else, you were pressured to share someone you love because they can’t control their dick or vagina or whatever they have. If they did it once, they will do it again. And I know it’s hard cause it was probably a long relationship or even worse marriage but you deserve so much more than that, you deserve someone who is never gonna think about someone else. You deserve that endless, cheesy love where you never have to question their loyalty. I also understand there are a lot of different situations and sometimes people work through it, or they both do it and they give their all to fix their relationship. I am just telling you my opinion, cause i’ve seen families break apart, i’ve seen crazy stuff happening because of cheating and I personally can’t find a bone in myself that justifies cheating. But i’ve also seen people heal from it, i’ve seen people fight through the trauma of being cheated on and i’ve seen people be in happy relationships after all of it. I guess what i’m trying to tell you that no matter how hard it is, how worthless you feel it does get better, you just need to find that strength whitin you, you have to be your own hero and you have to believe that it’s not your fault, that there is absolutely nothing wrong with you. And that you are not accountable for someone elses actions.

So i could name 204738 other situations that lead to a heartbreak but i guess i will just put it this way. Sometimes the people we are in a relationship with or the people we are involved with in any way turn out to be someone else, sometimes things fall apart, sometimes people grow apart, sometimes it’s just not meant to be, sometimes we fall in love just to learn a lesson. There are so many different situations, reasons, circumstances, traumatic experiences, toxicity, unhealthy involvement or sometimes you are just not as compatible as you thought you were. And i guess it takes a lot to come to the stage where I am right now and i don’t know if it was my traumatic experience and few disappointments afterwards that created the mindset that i have today, which i’m not saying is the best one cause i still have difficulties when it comes to dating ( yaaay me) and i’m still trying to figure out how things exactly work myself. We all always say “love is complicated” but it’s not, we make it complicated by not being honest, with lack of consistency, with uncertainty, with projecting our traumas on other people, by believing everyone is gonna treat us badly like the previous person did.

Everyone is gonna get heartbroken at some point in their life, actually everyone is gonna get heartbroken a few times until they learn how to love and respect themselves and their needs and standards. It’s part of life, we love, we get hurt and we learn how to deal with it. And after some time there is life after love, you heal at some point, you learn how to let go, you learn how to deal with it. You understand that you can’t change people, that you can’t fix someone who doesn’t wanna be fixed, that actions of other people do not depend on you. And you learn how to love yourself enough to understand what you want and need in life and you never settle for less. Even if that means that you have to be alone for a certain amount of time and trust me it’s not as bad and scary as it seems, you get to know yourself, you experience things by yourself which make you grow, you have time to find out what exactly you want. Pain is temporary, healing takes time but it’s worth it and sometimes the life after love is even better because you allow someone to enter your life who is never gonna make you wonder if there is life after love ( i just repeated that sentence 5 times i know) cause that love is gonna stay.

* Alexa play Lizzo – Truth Hurts *

Now for all of you heartbroken women and men, chin up, fix your crown, remember they could have had a bad bitch ( can you call men bitch too?) , remember who the fuck you are and move on. It really isn’t the end of the world. ❤️

Knowing that you don‘t know what you want

Hi, hello.

I promised this long time ago but sorry life was happening.

I’m fine things happened, i got a new job, my bestfriend moved away then she moved back, another one is moving to munich, i met a lot of new people. Cats are doing fine. I got tattoos, like 6 of them in the past 6 months, i already have almost 3 trips planned for next year and approved vacation days so i have something to look forward to. I’m turning 23 in a month yaaay. I was in London, Vienna, some concerts, had a lot of girls nights where i obviously was drunk. I also had a situationship which kinda kept on going throughout the year but is happily over since i dont know a month or two.

What’s new is that after 4 years my family finally noticed that i’ve been single for a long time and suddenly everyone is determined to tell me how much they wish i had someone by my side. My grandma lost it as I posted a picture with a famous rapper because she was convinced it was my potential boyfriend and my eyes were smiling and sparkling differently (i have to say she has never seen me drunk and this is the explanation for the sparkling eyes) so i guess she contacted his label i don’t know. My father also subtly expressed his wish that i had a boyfriend and was concerned about what’s exactly wrong with me and why nobody wants me – he then advised me to take a shower and comb my hair for it may help me. My other grandma told me she doesn’t even see me getting married since all i do is watch disney and play with cats – i still don’t know if that was meant as a complaint or as a praise i mean i could be doing drugs and be a stripper. I also expressed my wish to go to Venice and got an answer ” get yourself a man who is gonna take you ” then of course my defensive independend and highly feministic self said that i can take my own damn self to Venice or to Kilimanjaro if i please, i don’t need a man for that ( how didn’t they see this comming) .

This high level of concern about my love life from both sides of my family got me thinking how did i survive the last 4 years single. I wonder how am i even alive. Yes this is sarcastic. I don’t know if maybe there is some secret cult that starts convincing your family that you’ll die alone if you don’t have a man by your side by 23. So of course naturally i’ve been trying to explain everyone that i am fine, that i am not crying myself to sleep with my cats every day wishing the love of my life threw pebbles at my window. As a matter of fact i have so much going on in my life that i don’t even know if i can manage being in a relationship, i got promoted at my job, started kinda a small bussiness with cakes, planned 3 trips for next year ( which no relationship would stop me from going to anyway ) – and naturally because all of this is going on i don’t know what i want anymore. I was supposed to move back to Croatia in September which obviously didn’t happen cause i accepted a job offer which I don’t regret at all because i got promoted after 3 months. I also have an option to move to London which i’m still considering as well as i’m still considering moving back to Croatia I am also considering about moving to a smaller city near Munich.

Basically i am all over the place, once the world opens up to you and you see all the possibilities – you get lost and you can’t figure out what exactly you want. So now i am sitting on my couch venting on the Internet about how i don’t know in what direction i want my life to go and how my family wants me to get married while there is a 16 year old girl trying to save the world from apocalypse and i bet marriage is the last thing on her mind.

And let me explain it’s not that i don’t want to be in love and have some amazing beautiful man next to me, it’s just that it would be unfair to pull someone into my chaos and i really don’t think i want to get commited in any country now because i can’t even figure out where i wanna live. And i feel like a relationship would play a big factor in that decision and i don’t want that, because i would then ONLY stay or ONLY move because of someone else and my feelings not because I wanted to. I don’t know if that made sense. I have so many possibilities to move forward with my career right now and i like having all the options available cause i don’t have to think about anyone else but myself and losing that or having to compromise or even sacrifice that makes me uncomfortable. You know if i get in a relationship in Munich then i can’t just move to Croatia then if i have someone in Croatia I can’t really take all of the trips because i have the responsibility to spend time with them or i would have to move to Croatia asap if they don’t want to come to Munich or we would break up which then also is a huge waist of time and effort. And that takes away my freedom to decide what i want based on just me. So if anyone asks this is why i’m single.

Literally because I know that I don’t know what I want or where I want it or how I want it or when I want it and i wanna take time with figuring it out. I feel like one day i’ll know what to do but right now I don’t and I need only myself in the process of figuring it out.

I am already excited about your Feedback or if you feel the same! Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk.

Inspiration, Goals, Writing and Self Care

So i wrote few songs lately…again. I think my first song was called something about with snowflake i don’t know i just know it was like 10 years ago.

I don’t even know why i stopped writing songs or writing in general i really enjoy writing, i love quotes, i love writing songs, i love books. And i would really like to write a book i just don’t know what exactly i should write about. My tragic and melancholic love life or even more tragic and complicated family situation. I don’t know if i should write about dragons and gargoyles and fairies and magic or if i should just write something real. I haven’t decided yet if i want people to escape their reality while reading my book or if i want them to read something they can relate to and know that they are not alone. But i know i want people to feel something. I wrote my last two songs at most random places, one was the bust that was driving me to Croatia and another one was at work. And it was such a relief because everything that i felt over last few months or last year i put into words and the songs turned out to be something i’d also listen to and now i guess the inspiration keeps on comming because i have so many things i wanna write about and i have so many ideas that i don’t even know where to start. I guess before i didn’t really know how to open up and put my feelings out there, i was afraid that it’s gonna be too raw and too honest and they would immediately know the song or the post was about them but now i don’t really care i don’t really have the fear of putting myself out there.

And this came pretty suddenly. At the end of the last year i started cutting off people one by one, i started breaking the contact with people without an explanation because i don’t feel like i owned them one and i still feel that way, i spent last year pretty much drinking and partying and don’t get me wrong i mean i had fun but at the end of the year i realized i’m not doing anything with my life anymore. I stopped writing, i kinda stopped singing i stopped doing everything i enjoyed to do. I tried some substances to see if it’s gonna have any affection on me and it did it made me realize what kind of person i don’t want to be. It made me realize that i don’t want to live life of a party and i wanna go back to my artistic life. I stopped taking care of my body, kinda stopped my vegeterian life (which i’m btw back to) i was eating badly, drinking a lot, partying a lot, working a lot and at the end i was just so sad, i was so done, i was so tired and then the depression kicked back in. I didn’t go to work for 4 weeks, the first two weeks i stayed at home, i literally told everyone i knew that i was sick which i was just not the flu like everyone thought, i binge watched series and i didn’t even bother to get out of the bed. Until I went to Croatia then i spent two weeks there and i kinda came back to life.

And in those two weeks i have made so many decisions, so many changes i suddenly had a plan. A vision and my inspiration was back.

The only resolutions i have this year is to stay healthy, to create much more than i did last year, to let my artistic spirit out, to try my hardest to be happy and to listen to my intuition and my body. And that’s something i’m already doing. I’m writing and i will try to start writing a book this year, because i finished my med school and i never in 1000 years thought that i would be capable of finishing a med school and not in my language but in german in Germany so you know since i know that i made it i kinda just think if i did that then maybe i’m also capable of using my writing skills to write a book, to really just get out there, or to show my songs to someone.

I know this is more of a rant post and i don’t know if anyone is interesting in me just writing out the things i want to do but i guess i just want to tell anyone who is struggling right now to find any motivation or inspiration to just quit the toxic things or people out, because it really gives you a freedom of mind, it just feels like a HUGE detox and you start thinking clearly which leads closure or maybe not but i promise your inspiration will be back. This post was also kind of a reminder to take care of yourself because as soon as you start doing it, wonderful things will happen.

Your mind and your body are the only things you have to deal with for the rest of your life, nothing is more important than that.

the law of love

I’ve got my heart broken so many times i’ve stopped keeping track. I am a person who always tries to see good in people, someone who always wants to believe that there is more good than bad and let me tell you something, only when i learned that you can’t change certain things or can’t affect certain things and how others act is when i realized that just because they have broken your heart it doesn’t mean that they are a bad person.

We live in a generation where we hide our feelings, we all try to be as cold as possible so we don’t get hurt. But is it worth it? Is it worth living a life without love just because we are scared of what might happen?

But first what does this word “love” mean? No it’s not just posting couple pictures on social media, it’s not just having eachother names in Instagram bio.

It’s the feeling of comfort and security. It’s knowing you have someone who makes you feel so happy that no matter what happens you feel at peace because you have that one person.

It’s screaming and fighting, fighting for the love, fighting to solve the problem because throwing away what you have is not an option.

It’s falling asleep in eachothers arms, it’s waking up and starting your day with a kiss. It’s dancing together, it’s making eachother laugh.

It’s motivating eachother to build a life that’s gonna make you happy induvidually but also as a couple. It’s believing in one another to make your dreams come true.

It’s having the mutual support. It’s compromising about certain things, it’s trusting.

It’s building a life together, it’s spending time together but also giving eachother space.

It’s two individual lifes that match together.

It is so hard to find something like that nowdays, don’t ask me why. I guess people are satisfied with one night with different people instead of every night with the same person.

I guess people don’t value the secrecy of love anymore. We hurt other people so we don’t get hurt, we push away others so we wouldn’t be pushed away. We don’t take risks anymore, we don’t fight for something when we want it anymore.

And no you don’t necessarily need another person to feel complete and live a happy life, your happiness depends only on you. But i’ve been single now for 3 years and i have built my life completely alone, i’ve done things alone, i’ve learned how to enjoy my company, i have learned so much about myself but let me tell you something i do miss having someone who’s gonna hold me after a long bad day.

I do miss having a comfort of knowing that there is someone out there who’s gonna care about me and who’s gonna accept me with all my flaws and insecurities.

It’s not about finding a perfect person, it’s about accepting someones soul, it’s realizing that they are gonna have bad days, that it’s not always gonna be rainbows and butterflies, that it’s not always gonna be 50-50 that sometimes it’s gonna be 80-20 but that it’s worth fighting for it.

And yes even i do lately crave love i am not settling for anything less that i deserve and nor should any woman or man do that.

Figure yourself out first, learn about yourself first, be alone for some time and love will find you, it will match you with someone who fits you like a glove.

And then my dear the magic is going to happen.

Time to say goodbye?

As i am sitting in a car making one last stop before i head back to Munich i feel like i can’t breathe and no this isn’t the typicall “oh i don’t wanna go back to work” mood it literally feels like a panick attack.

I never really felt this way about a place or a city, however i feel that way about people all the time. What makes me wonder is, do i feel this way about Munich because of the people in my life? Do toxic people destroy the love i have for the city because i automatically connect the city to the people? Does anyone has any similar experience?

I feel like i don’t belong there, there like i am constantly trying to fit in without success. I don’t like who i am becoming there, i have never been more lonely in my life even though my circle of people keeps growing. I am working so much and so hard that i forgot how to live, i forgot that i am spending the best year of my life, my youth at work, turning into a lifeless robot.

Why don’t i just quit? Because life in Munich is pretty expensive, i live alone i pay everything by myself and i am gonna be honest it’s still not enough, not with a full sallary and another over the weekend job. So as i am just slightly managing to survive i am forgetting that i could die tomorrow and that the life isn’t about paying bills (which you should definately do) but it’s not the most important thing. We shouldn’t be living to pay bills.

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If i don’t like it there why don’t i just go? I never said i’m gonna stay in Munich. But i am not legal for a long time, i was still in school, i needed to get on my own feet, i needed to give the city a chance.

And i did, oh boy over and over again and don’t get me wrong, Munich is one of the most beautiful cities in the world but i never experienced anything so remarkable and so breathtaking or anything that made me really feel alive there. I met so many people, some of them are the bestest friends i could ever have and that was a blessing and something that i am so grateful for.

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So i decided i’m gonna explore my options, maybe find some other job, maybe quit the second job, maybe find another city, maybe another country, maybe i’ll go work over the summer, maybe i’ll go back home to Croatia. I don’t know i have endless options that i need to study and find whats best for ME and well of course my cats.

If you experienced anything similar please let me know, i believe people can always help eachother.

Independence

The lack of inspiration and vacation are responsible for my lazy ass not writing anything.

But i decided to write about independance.

Stuff happened over the last few years, months,  weeks and i have come to realization that i’m proud of myself.

I am 21, soon to be 22 i have my 2 jobs, i live alone, i am educating myself and yes i’m struggling but would i change it and go back to live with anyone from my family again? No.

And no it’s not because i hate everyone it’a just because the freedom and independance that i have now have made me grow and mature so much and the whole experience is building me and keeping me on the right path to become the woman i want.

It is hard of course, after work i have to do everything alone, clean, cook, do the loundry, pay the rent, the bills but it’s all worth of having my own few walls, my shelter and my space. I do enjoy being alone, i am a one wolf pack, i need it and i am very selfish with it. With my time, my freedom, my creativity, my growth, my inner peace and my mental health.

I think this is very important, to spend time with yourself, to live with yourself, i have learned a lot about myself, as an example i absolutely despite doing the loundry and i really have a passion for hanging 18372 pictures on my walls.

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You probably must thinking i am having so much fun, parties, one night stands, wild nights but no mostly what i do is read, write, sing (a lot) and cuddle my cats. I am enjoying this period of my life and i think at some point if i find a partner i will really think good about when and if i wanna move in with them.

People need to learn how to be independent, it’s so important to depend on no one else but yourself and live everyday with a responsibility it changes you as a person, it builds character, personality and it makes you appreciate little things more.

I know this is pretty much a boring topic to write about but since i’ve been busy lately i just wanted to express how grateful i am to be at this level at such a young age and how grateful i am to have my 4 walls and complete freedom. Do i know what the hell am i doing? No. But i am really enjoying the journey of learning.

Moja Croatia 🇭🇷

Since i am Croatian and i haven’t written anything in a while i decided to dedicate this post to the croats and croatian team.

Being in a finale of a world cup and this is the biggest game of croatia and the most significant one. We’ve shown the world that even if we’re such a small country that our hearts, will, dedication, passion and love for the country is much bigger.

There are players that grew up in a war, spent their childhood not really having any perspective and now they are the top of the world, doing all this hard work, playing with their hearts for their country, for all of us.

Tomorrow is not just a game, this world cup untied us croats from all over the world, we became one our country is sinking yes, but we still sings songs in one voice, we still love where we come from, we are still proud, we united, we became one, one nation that burns for their country. So that’s why tomorrow is special because we can watch those boys pour their hearts out on that field knowing they are doing it for us and we are standind right next to them.

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Neverthless if they win or lose they are already our heros, they played with their hearts and passion, they ignored every injury they stood up and fought with everything in them. The pride is bigger than anything in the world, i look at them, i look at the people and i just feel proud and happy to see how we all share the same love.

The dream came true, we are on top of the world, people who didn’t even know we exist are supporting us, are cheering for us, are sending us support, so tell me is there anything more beautiful than this?

So let’s play and support for croatia, for our colours, for our people, for our sea, for our fields, for our mountains, for our culture, let’s show the world what are 4 million people capable of, let’s show them that only the sky is the limit.

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To the world: I do it solo

 

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Did you know that as a woman the only thing you aspire to should be marriage?

Well apparently that’s the only important thing in our life, you know finish school, find a man, produce children. And i mean there are women who also want it to happen that way and that’s okay, everyone has different goals in life but whats with the rest of us?

I have been single for 3 years now, you know what i did instead of searching for a man? I travelled to France, Bulgaria, Italy, got 2 jobs, found an amazing group of friends, went to parties, concentrated more on the music, experimented with my style, went to a wedding as a maid of honor without a date and survived, got an apartment, moved out, reconnected with my father, got 2 cats and now i got a blog. You know what has been said to me? “But i wish you would find a partner so you could be happy”

Why do people think that i am not happy? Because i am socialy awkward? Because i’m anxious? My anxiety and depression are something i’ve learned to live with and no man or relationship or marriage could change that or have some impact on it.

Most women are not appreciated for their skills but for how many men they have or have not slept with. I never heard someone ask me how many languages do i speak, what inspires me, what direction is my life going, what am i passionate about, where do i wanna travel next, the sad reality is that most questions i get are „ so when do you wanna get married“, „how many kids do you plan on having“ .

All my achievements were made without a man in my life, i never had a special support from a male, all my best memories were made with my girls or my family, all my worst moments were caused by men and no i don‘t hate men i met amazing men and had great times with men but did they bring me something remarkable? No. And i mean they shouldn‘t, it‘s not their job to do so. But it‘s also not my job to worship men and think that my life is empty without someone by my side.

So the conclusion is:

If i meet someone no matter of their gender who i feel would fit in my life and my needs and would wanna share their time and there is a breakthaking connection then i‘m down for it because i am not settling down for less.

However if i don‘t meet someone like that and i stay alone with my cats for the rest of my life then be damn sure that i‘ll have the time of my life.

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Moving on from someone who was never yours

 

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I am dead tired right now but i‘m feeling inspired and i wanna write about this certain topic.

Losing someone you were in a relationship with takes place in a simple order. You break up, you get eachothers stuff, you burn what was left of the memories or things that remind you of one another. You erease all the pictures, videos etc.

But what happens when you have to move on from someone you never had those things with. Whats the chronological order to move on from someone who was never yours? We meet people in our lifes that shake our world but it never actually turns into a „thing“ so how the hell are you supposed to let go?

It‘s complicated, i guess. Seeing someone be happy without you when they actually never were happy WITH you. Do we all crave love so much that we create illusions in our head that something is going on even when it really isn‘t? Do we need to live with a constant „what if“ question in our brain? I have been in this situation countless times and yet i haven‘t learned what exactly is the order to let go of that illusion.

The thing is nothing really ever changed, you didn‘t have all of a sudden a significant other or were in a relationship, you just kept holding onto this idea of you two being together. So why is it so hard to let go of it?

I guess it‘s because we see something in that person that makes us think that we could be happy and it‘s actually us secretly wishing for this love story to happen but it actually never does happen.

I guess the best way to move on from someone who was never yours is to realize that they are not someone you‘re supposed to be with otherwise that would have happened, to convince yourself to stop wishful thinking.

Choose to be happy.

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“leaving is the hardest thing to do until you actually leave, then it’s the easiest thing to do”

 

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I come from a small town next to the capital of the Croatia, you could say i had an average life, went to school, had my group of friends, tried different hobbies until i found my passion for dancing. I wanted to do anything with tourism, spent my days on MSN, had the honour to watch Facebook develop. Lived for High School Musical, Camp Rock and Twilight. I come from a broken home. So at the age of 15 after i just started high school, after i just had my first kiss, my first cigarette, my life changed completely. All of a sudden i was in this country away from friends, away from family, away from home. I was angry, i didn’t understand why was all of this taken away from me, what did i do to deserve having my whole life taken away.

You could say that the rebel in me was getting even more rebellious, i closed myself in the room, finding an escape in Tumblr, music, make up tutorials and conspiracy theories. I didn’t want to have any contact to anyone, i was just so angry at the whole world.

I started school, i met few people but kept struggling with the language. Soon after that i met someone who is also today my bestfriend i guess we kept eachother going for all these years.

Now i have kinda built life here, i have my apartment, i have my cat, i am finishing my medical school, i work at a nightclub and i have my group of friends.

You probably think that i completely forgot my life in croatia and that i probably have no contact to people there, well you’re wrong. I am as often as i can in Croatia, i still have my circle there, still have most of my girls there, still have my house and my family there. Yes i built up a life somewhere else, yes it would be hard to leave it behind, but no where in the world am i gonna feel like i’m home except in Croatia. There is no words to describe the feeling when i open my old closet and see my middle school prom dress, my teakwondo kimono, my simpsons sheet. But Tena why don’t you take them with you, then you can have a piece of home with you. No, those things stay there where they belong, at home. Would i at some point go back to croatia? Yes, i am constantly thinking about it, i am constantly trying to find a way to go back. Am i crazy? There are over 91.750 people who moved out of Croatia in the last 7 years to find a better life, better job, better apartment, better car, better home. And it all looks perfect until you realize that all of that doesn’t replace home. All of this doesn’t replace your morning coffee in that local café, it doesn’t replace having neighbours walk in and out of your house because you know eachother your whole life, it doesn’t replace that weird neighbour who decides to mown the lawn on a saturday morning, it doesn’t replace getting drunk of bambus in your friends garden.

 

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Reading all of this probably makes you think i’ll pack my whole life in a suitcase and go back. And you’re right i will, someday.

As much as i wanna go back i also wanna go further, i am not done exploring this world, i am not done travelling, i am not done changing a few more residences. It was so hard to leave, it still is hard constantly saying goodbye, constantly leaving everything behind. But i know that i am not done exploring this world. A lot of people gave up on Croatia, i didn’t and i never will and i honestly think there is no better place to live than there. I never left Croatia to find something “better”. I left because back then i didn’t have no choice.

What would i tell people who are planning to move away from home?

Do it.

But don’t expect to find a home somewhere else, yes moving away changes you, you meet new people from all around the world, you live your life completely differently. Moving away makes you grow, makes you independant, makes you appreciate home more but it builds you, it builds your character.

Would i go back in time and stay?

Yes i would, i would finish my school there, i would spend my teenage years there. But at some point i would have left, i am not made to be kept in one place.

 

 “Travel makes you realize that no matter how much you know there is always something new to learn”

 

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