There are things that cannot be put into words. Out of all human beings, Rumi Jalal ad-Din got pretty damn close. His poems are tsunami waves that drag you deep into the ocean. I never thought I would translate poetry, but if that’s the only way to share his words with my family, I might […]
I’m a huge fan of Lambda School and have been following them for several months now. It’s a coding school that only earns a percentage of your salary after you get a job for more than $50k/year, their success rate is absolutely mind blowing, and now they closed a big fundraising round to expand their […]
When I say I want to write a new article for my favorite kids’ magazine, is it the writing that I actually want? Or the warm pride and satisfaction that comes at the end of it? If it’s the former, why do I spend so much time procrastinating, scrolling Twitter, reading a twentieth random article, […]
I am very often my own worst critic. No matter how much I accomplish, one silly mistake can ruin it all in my eyes. No matter how many challenges I overcome, it doesn’t really matter if I haven’t done it all. Either I cross a couple things off my todo list, and then feel guilty […]
We’re getting married in just few months from now! Since we both live and breathe WordPress, it’s obvious we’ll coordinate all the details on our own wedding website. I checked a few dozens WordPress wedding themes, but couldn’t see ourselves using any of them, they just didn’t resonate with who we are. Eventually we installed […]
There are so many things I haven’t done because of fear, doubt, and procrastination.
I thought I wasn’t ready yet. I thought that if I learn just one more thing, practice just one more repetition, read just one more book, I would know exactly what I needed to do.
I thought every new skill would be like a school subject, where I can learn the entire material and get an A+. I used to be the kid who always got straight A+ and would become very upset if I did not. I thought that the only thing between me and doing the things I wanted correctly at the first try was the right amount of study.
I’m very lucky to have many of amazing women in my life. Growing up with 4 brothers, and then studying computer science on a technical university, I thought of myself as one of the guys and that I’d never be a part of a girls’ world. I’m very glad I had a chance to prove […]
My face all covered in glitter
Thought I could be a princess for one day
Today I’m just a clown
The more I strive to stand out from the crowd
The bigger fool I make of myself
The more I try to prove myself worthy
The more unworthy I feel deep inside
2018 was for me a year of intense growth, but I got to create much less than I consumed. This year, I plan to turn these proportions around by publishing something on my blog every day, no matter how small. If that sounds like something you always wanted to try, feel free to join me and my friends in the challenge.
I love the personal touch of handmade gifts. It feels like pouring your love into a physical object and offering it to someone. Most people in my life are not as much into handmade as I am. For them I usually buy a more traditional gift, and attach a handmade card.