Monday, August 26, 2013

State of the Nation - Summer 2013

So I took a month off from blogging.

I was just too exhausted to do it for a while.

Somewhere at the end of March I broke off a five year long relationship with a guy I love. It would be a lie to say that things were too complicated as they weren’t to my opinion, but we just weren’t making the common ground to thread upon while negotiating our lives. As I’m a firm believer that you cannot force these things but only facilitate and stay open-minded and the other part inevitably relies on chance and the other person’s efforts I did the only thing left for me to do - and that is get on with my life. Still hoping, yes, but not holding my breath.

And life was wondrously rewarding as ever.

In April I, rather assertively, fought for a promotion. I assumed it would be a crown of my career efforts so far to get it and you already know I love my job (in Clinical Trials field) dearly.

From May 1st I started working on my new job and I love the sense of success it gives me. It is dynamic, demanding, complicated and - worst of all! - it involves working with people day in and day out. As my dealings with people are always inseparable mixture of awe and disgust exhaustion is normal effect of the job. But, this is what I fought for and this is what I got - and I love my new job even more than I loved the old one.

In June we - my daughter and I - have celebrated one year anniversary of living in our new home! I still cannot believe how great this is and I’m immensely thankful that life is going so well and that I’m surrounded with wonderful people who I can rely on for assistance. If you feel like reminding yourself (as I did) on what is home you can re-read my What is Home series here.

July went by quick and in the sign of dance lessons I signed for to get myself to leave my comfort zone. Those were great 10 1,5 hour sessions covering standard and Latin-American dances at Vrbani, in Jungle dancing school. It was a small group (12ish people) and we got to be real dancers by the end. I’m looking forward to attending advanced group this fall.

By beginning of August I was completely ready for a yearly re-boot and I was happy I arranged for a 15-day vacation in Maslenica. I loved it there; weather was great, we had great company but we still got to have our private time too, shops are a-plenty and prices reasonable and I loved the atmosphere of family and trust in Maslenica. Children can play there and everyone watches after the children, it’s not too crowded and sea is wonderfully calm and welcoming. I swam for more than an hour every day and we played and jumped from the piers and took long walks and saw children festival (Dite Jasenicko) and drove to Vir and to Nin and to Zadar and barbecued and entertained guests for lunch and had late-night-shindigs over good food and excellent beer.

So I’m here now, rejuvenated. I’ll try to blog more.


Unknown said...

Lijepo napisano. Pozitivno.

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derzafanistori said...

Hvala Buntovni :)
A kud ću nego u pozitivu :D