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How to pick a perfect gift

Lift your hand if you never know what to buy somebody as a gift. Lift your other hand if you are often not sure whether it’s enough / they’ll like it. I’m assuming you ran out of hands to lift so I’ll stop right there. You know where this is going. Oh yes, the struggle is real.

Wherever you go, whatever you do there is somehow this need of bringing a gift. Whether we’re talking about a birthday, anniversary, Christmas, wedding or just a simple visit of your grandparents. It’s always nice to “bring something”.
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Now let’s say you’re about to buy a gift. You want to be creative and not just give money in an envelope. You pick something up that seems suitable for the occasion. Untill you come home. There is suddenly a list full of non-ending questions. Did I spend too much /little ? What if they don’t like that anymore? Do they already own something like that ? …

I am no expert myself in picking up gifts, and was pretty much just describing myself up there, but I do have some tips.

Check your budget
You’ll have to know how much money you want to spend for somebody / what you can afford. A nice DIY is sometimes better that the most expensive diamond ring.

Listen & plan
It’s never too soon for planning. If you listen carefully you’ll see that most people tell what they want during everyday conversations. ” I really have to buy myself a big, cosy sweater. I really want a blue one, but they only have red …” Hint: they want a sweater. If they don’t get it by the time, you can be the one to buy it for them. To make things easier you can write down all the things they mention like that and then you just cross out the ones you know they changed their mind about.Scratch Map

Using the internet
Internet is a great place for seeking ideas. From Pinterest, Instagram to actual websites and online stores. One, I’ve recently found out about is uncommongoods. They are a friendly company offering you all kinds of unique, recycled, handmade and organic gifts. They offer a friendly environment to their workers and make sure that their products do no harm to animals or people. They care about customers as well and are open to new ideas. Not only do they work with smaller artists but also donate their money to organisations such as RAINN, American Forests, International Rescue Committee, etc. I suggest you click here and learn more about them yourself.

Decide what you want to achieve
Do you want to bring a person something expensive or a bit more personal? Do you want them to cry their eyes out once they see it or just smile happily ?My Life Story - So Far

Usefulness
A good thing to think about is about the gift being useful. No matter how much you spend for it if the person won’t use it it’s just a waste of money.

Being appropriate
This one depends on the situation. If buying something for a graduation, consider family members being there, so instead of some super embarrassing photo give them a necklace for example.

That’s all the tips I have for you. I hope you find what you’re looking for ! Let me know if you have any tips yourself in the comments !

NOTE: This post is sponsored by uncommongoods. All of the pictures are from their site as well.

Nusha

How to be productive

How to get things done? How to stop procrastinating? What to do when you can’t make yourself do things? How to put yourself together? These may look like something you’ll type into Google search and hope for the best results. If we’re completely honest, just reading articles about productivity aren’t enough. I know you’ve read a ton of posts like this one. I mean, am I the only one who reads articles about procrastinating while procrastinating ? Or study tips while I should study? Why is this post different from any other on the topic? It probably isn’t.
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Look, I’m a huge procrastinator. Call me lazy or just tired of things. Now that is summer, I have all those plans on writing blog posts and scheduling them forward. How do you think that’s going? The sad thing is that when I have no time at all, blog is all I think about. Will I be able to publish this week? What if people forget about me? But now that I have all the time in the world that I could write 5 posts a day. What do I do ? Nothing. I make myself coffee, even tho I usually don’t drink it, just to give myself more time.

Surprisingly, I’ve figured out a way on how to be at least a bit productive over the last few days. To get things done after all. No, I don’t have my posts scheduled till September, but I have one in the drafts waiting to be published. That’s something, right?

If you’re still interested in reading this post, you can find my tips below. I am not saying they will help you, but I can try. Maybe you’ll find out something new after all.

Start early
Now, I know you expect from me to say that you should wake up early. But do you really have to? I don’t mind if you get up at 1 pm, but once you get awake start working. I usually wake up around 9 am in the summer and I have plenty of time to do things. I prefer getting up a bit earlier sometimes just because it’s not that hot outside yet and it’s easier to start doing things. The sooner you start, more things you’ll get done and the sooner you’ll finish. Let your goal be to have extra time in the evening rather than stressing the whole day about something you should be doing, but are too lazy to start. And remember, once you start it will be hard to stop. Keep yourself entertained. You’ll see that once you stop you’ll have a feeling of missing something. Like you have more things to do. And let me not talk about the feeling you’ll get when you get things done before lunch time !DSC_0628.JPG

Don’t rush it
I know I just told you to start as soon as you can, but this tip isn’t about that. There is never so much work that is seems. You may think you won’t be able to wash the dishes, because you have so much other work to do, but come on, that takes you a few minutes. Having a lot of work doesn’t mean spending hours in completing it. So do not rush, because all you’ll do is stress yourself and that is not what we want. Because if that happens you’ll be in a bad mood and you’ll get nowhere.

Motivate yourself
Put it in that way: ” The sooner I start working, the sooner I’ll get things done and I will be able to spend my time doing something that I enjoy / want doing (for example reading a book, watching a movie,etc.).

Make it fun
Try to figure out a way on how to make work interesting, fun. Play yourself your favorite songs while tidying, make yourself a nice breakfast, etc. Enjoy ! Have fun ! Do not think about all the stuff you have left to do ! One thing at the time.DSC_0590

Write a to do list
By doing that you’ll know exactly what you have to do. Oh and also ticking that “done” boxes is fun and I guarantee it will make you happy.DSC_0595

Don’t push yourself too hard
Plan your tasks in a way that suits you. Don’t put too much to yourself. You’re a human after all.

That’s it. Nothing you’ve never heard before, but it might at least motivate you a bit.

I wish you all a productive day !

Nusha

 

 

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Things to do before the end of the school year

Yes, you’re right. Another school year is coming to an end. How was it ? Did you accomplish anything exciting ? I hope you don’t have much stuff to do left, because I’m about to give you 10 more. But they are easy, I swear 😉

  1. Return all the books
    This one is so obvious, but people still tend to forget it. Whether you borrowed a book from your friend or a library, make sure to take it back. You do not want to pay penalty for delay, nor do you want mean looks from the librarian. You will need their help again.
  2. Go trough your school stuff
    I’ve already mentioned books. But I’m sure there are many supplies and notebooks that are lying around you. End of the school year is the perfect time for going trough them, throwing away the things you won’t need anymore, and seeing how many supplies you have left for the next year. Why would you spend money on something you don’t have to? A tip that I have is not to throw old notebooks away. You never know when you’ll need them again. Also a lot of teachers like to make mini tests at the beginning of the year to see how much of knowledge there is left from the previous year. A lot of things are connected anyways, so if you forget the basics you can just look it back. Oh, and if you do that now, you won’t have to do it later which will make it much easier to you.
  3. Clean
    There is always so much stuff in my bag at the end of the school year. A great idea is to clean it up, maybe wash it, and put it in the closet till next year. Cleaning your room or at least desk can be helpful before summer begins as well. Having plans of cleaning your room in the summer usually don’t work out, so just do it now and avoid it later.
  4. Contacts
    Enough about cleaning. There are people who made this year either horrible or awesome. You might be bored this summer or would just want to chat a bit with either of those. What do you do if you want that ? Get their contact (if you haven’t yet). I’m talking about phone numbers, social media usernames, etc. You can even ask them for their address, so you can send them postcards.
  5. Summer plans
    Make a huge bucket list for the summer. Everything you want to do and all the places you want to go to. Warning: after completing it you may not want to go back to school and wish somebody invented a time machine where you could just skip time till the break.
  6. Make a summer playlist
    How can you even be ready for summer without a playlist ?
  7. Make a reading list
    I usually spend hours in library trying to find at least two books that suit me. On the other hand I have so many on my mind I’d like to read. Do I ever make a list before going to the library? No. Does that make sense? No. Would it be helpful ? Yes!
  8. Goals for the next year
    If we’re talking about lists, let’s just make another one. There might be some things you want to do next year. Writing down all of your goals can be great to look back to and to give yourself a bit of motivation.
  9. Be friendly
    I don’t know if it’s just me or the fact that school is about to end. I sometimes get annoyed of people right at the end. I don’t know why, but I can’t wait for summer to begin. If you ever feel like that as well, just keep in mind to be friendly. You don’t want extra drama. Not now.
  10. Make a countdown 
    You’ve probably done this at the beginning of the year when you kept asking people how much is there till the next summer break. But hey, it’s not to late if you haven’t yet !

What is on your list of things to do before the summer break ?

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Nusha

Dog: Man’s best friend

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you have probably noticed that I’m a huge dog person. I own one myself. His name is Piki, and he has been making my life happier for the past 8 years. IMG_0696

I have always adored dogs. Some of my favourite childhood memories include dog walks, and hiding myself from that huge one, with a bell around his neck, with my neighbour. I remember the day my friend found two by the river that someone has probably kicked out. They have been adopted, and are probably enjoying spending time with their families now.In 4th grade I even gave a presentation about my dog.

I wanted to have my own so bad that I would not stop torturing my parents about it. I still remember the day I got him, and how he looked at me the moment I called him “Piki”. That day is one of the happiest and best days I remember. Getting a dog was such a big deal for me. I told all of my friends and soon everyone would know me by the fact that I love dogs.IMG_5037

Piki was and still is a big part of my life. I got him when I was 9, and he was with me trough the whole process of being a teenager and “growing up”. I can’t imagine my life without him because he really does make everything better.

We do have some troubles with him sometimes because he is very stubborn and just won’t do what you say if he decides not to. He absolutely hates other male dogs, and he doesn’t get along well with kids because they didn’t treat him well when he was young. But other than that he is a very happy and energetic little dog that never fails to make someone’s day. IMG_0549

Every day when I (or anybody else he knows) come home, he jumps and licks like he haven’t seen me in ages. He comes when we eat, and looks with his big eyes when begging for food. On walks he picks a branch and runs around with it like he is trying to make you play with him. And I could go on. These little things all lead to the fact that life without dogs would be boring.IMG_0657

Why do I love dogs so much? Being cute has nothing to do with it, I could say that’s just a bonus. They are the sweetest, kindest creatures that would literally do anything for you. Even die if they had to. Our furry friends really are our best friends. I’m not saying other animals aren’t great as well, it’s just something about dogs that makes them special.IMG_5050

Not only has been Piki (and other dogs) making my days, but also improved my health. Okay, I never had any bigger problems when it came to my health, but still. I’m sure you’ve all seen the amazing things dogs do. People train them to help the blind, rescue people, they work with police, are good at therapy, helping people getting trough tough times, etc. I’ve noticed something similar with Piki as well. He makes me calm no matter the level of stress I’m going trough. He obviously can’t talk and I could tell him everything if I had to. Dogs don’t judge and they don’t tell your secrets. I don’t know why, but sometimes I have a feeling he understands, or should I say ,is there to support me even though everything I can rely on is his eyes. IMG_5049

There is some kind of connection between humans and dogs that nobody can really explain. I’ve seen that myself a while ago, but I won’t go into details.

Having a dog means having to go for walks with them. It can be a bit “oh do I have to” situation, but it always makes me feel better. Always. Sometimes I’m so stressed out about school or other things, and I have so much going on that the last thing I need is taking my dog out. But I never regret it afterwards. IMG_0558

Being stressed means working even harder and being inside all day, by computer if possible. At least for me. Having Piki forces me to go out, and to breathe some fresh air and relax, even if the walk is very short. It’s much easier to think afterwards and who would have though, all of the problems I have don’t seem so big anymore, when I get back. Of course having a really energetic dog could mean long walks and consequently being in good shape or what so ever. So yes, they can improve mental and physical health.

You can see and learn more about it on the graphic.puppyspot_dogs_health_x2_v02.jpg

It was made by PuppySpot. This is their home page and Puppies page. “PuppySpot is a service committed to helping responsible breeders place their puppies with caring individuals and families.” They are a company that raises puppies and finds them a suitable home. Dogs are raised by professionals. They take good care of them and make sure that they go to the vet regularly, and are healthy before giving them away. Who knows maybe you’ll found a suitable puppy for yourself there. If you go to the Puppies page you can pick gender, age, breed, etc. and read all about their parents, weight and other information. Besides pictures they also have short videos of them, so you get to know your puppy well before you get it. It’s like an online store for puppies, but I have to point out once again that they treat them nice, and take really good care of them.

I suggest you check out their page and watch the video on their “About us” page. That will explain way better who they are than I did, or you can just click here . I haven’t adopted a puppy from them before, but looking at those pictures I want to have them all !

As you may tell they did ask me to include them in my post, but I didn’t get paid so this is NOT a sponsored post. All of the opinions are my own, and I really wanted to help them out a bit, because they really do seem like someone to trust.

Are you a dog lover? Do you have any pets ? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, please tell me more in the comments as I’d be very interested in reading that !

Nusha

 

Worrying

“I worry too much.” A phrase every human being has said or thought of at least once in their lives.

According to dictionary worrying means :” causing anxiety about actual or potential problems”. See, that’s the thing I don’t get. How can we worry about potential problems if they haven’t happened yet? How do we know what the future will bring ? People don’t believe in magicians and fortune tellers, but they do believe themselves, that they can predict a failure? You can never be sure whether your predictions are right or not. You just want to prevent something bad to happen. Okay, I get that. But why do we worry about things we have no influence on?Literally none.

Let’s take me as an example. I have a test soon. I have more than two weeks to get ready for it. We have a short break from school now which means I’m able to study 24/7 if I want to. It’s the first day of the break and I already worry about not starting to study yet. I’m writing physics exam which,I admit, is not exactly my strength. I never study two weeks before the exam, so why do I worry about not doing it now? Is it because I know my friend is already doing it? I know people need a different amount of time to get things, so again, why? I’m being in a bad mood and feeling sorry for myself. But do I open my books and do it ? No. I know I have enough time, but I feel bad about it at the same time.

I know how stupid that sounds as I’m writing it down. People worry about all kinds of things and there’s me worrying about the stupidest thing possible that doesn’t even have an explanation.

I know everything will be all right at the end. I keep telling myself that I don’t have to worry. That I have enough time.I’m thinking of all these excuses and solutions. But constantly trying to calm myself down is tiring.

Knowing you can do nothing about it is the worst. The best solution is to not think about it. But that’s easier said than done. I don’t know how some people don’t worry about anything. Is it just a thing to say to make you feel better or an actual thing? I imagine their life not being as stressful but can’t see myself in that way either.

It’s weird to say that worrying has brought me quite far. I would be lying if I claimed otherwise. It’s still absolutely one of the worst feelings existing. But if I wouldn’t panic at times I wouldn’t get things done.

I know that how I feel is completely normal. I’m not the only teenager worrying about grades and school. Worrying is a hobby of all generations.

If you can’t help worrying, worrying won’t help you either. Imagine how many times you’ve worried before but everything turned out great at the end. I know it’s impossible to avoid it, but we can at least minimize it. The future will bring what it will and we can’t exactly change that. We can only hope and do things we know will lead us to the right direction.

Let’s all make something towards saying: ” I worry too much.” Let’s swap it with: “I worry when I need/want to.”

Let me know your thoughts about this in the comments!

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Nusha

100th blog post

“Okay, let’s write another blog post” I said to myself. Because of work and lack of ideas I kept my fingers crossed that there’s something in drafts. There wasn’t. I’ve seen the number of posts I already published. It said 99. So this is officially my 100th blog post?! How crazy does that sound ?! I have no idea how I managed to do it, but hey, here I am with lots of things left to share.

I’m not going to write on why did I start blogging. You can read all about it here: https://nushablog.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/why-do-i-blog/  . But I do want to share the “evolution” of my blog.

As you may or may not know I had another website before this one. My first ever blog was called “TravellWithMee”. I’ve had a lot of blogging breaks there. It turned out that I didn’t like it anymore. I still loved the idea of blogging, but I wasn’t happy with the design of it. Everything started to bother me. I’ve changed the blog theme several times, but that didn’t change much. I decided to start fresh and created this little baby that I named after myself – “Nusha”. I thought it was the best thing to do. So what I did was put my previous blog on private, because I like to keep memories and deleting it would be just too much, and created this one. I’ve started publishing more regularly, at least once a week. I’m not saying I stick to that, but I try. There have been some massive changes till then. I got into Twitter chats and grown my following a bit. I got my first likes and comments.

I wanted to share some pictures of how my blog used to look like.

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This is how it first looked like. Then I’ve played with themes a bit. I even tried changing websites. These were two of the options that I’ve tried.

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I asked my friends about it and they said they liked this one the best – my previous one:IMG_4192

And that’s exactly how it remained.It still looks like this. (I know the quality of pictures are low and I’m sorry about that. I’ve sent these to my friends then and that’s why I still have them. )

For future me (or anyone else), reading this post, I wanted to share a little picture of how “Nusha” looks at the moment. 17887446_1274106589363182_2078379436_o.png

Am I sorry about what I did? Not really. I started taking this blog, you are reading now, more seriously and I couldn’t be happier. I get enough of those blog themes every now and then, but I like how it looks now. I have to admit that looking back “TravellWithMee” didn’t look as bad at all. My main goal back then was to write about my travel adventures, but there weren’t many. From trying to be a travel blogger I switched to lifestyle. I still love to post about my travels, but that’s not the main goal.

For end I’d like to thank you all for being here for me. For making my days with your nice comments. I seriously never thought I’d come to the point when people actually read and like my posts. Thank you so much !

Which of my blogs do you like best ? Would you be interested if I switched my first blog to public for a few days? Tell me in the comments !

Nusha

Worlity

I was thinking about doing a blog series for a while now. I wanted to do something that will spread happiness and positivity among people. Picking a name is probably the hardest and I decided to go with “Worlity”. It’s like a ship name for world and positivity. A perfect explanation of the series in a word.

There are many ways of spreading positivity, supporting each other,etc. I want to achieve that with blog posts. And there are no limits when it comes to writing. From positive experiences; tips on being positive; ways on helping others to passions and motivation. No need to exclude negative stories as well, because we all know that life isn’t always strewn with roses and we must learn from our mistakes.

The goal of this is to improve self-love, help and support others, bring joy, peace and equality awareness. I do believe that by doing the smallest things for someone, even for yourself makes a huge difference.You are contributing in making this world a happy place.

I want us to get rid of our insecurities, worries and make this series a place people go to when they need help with basically anything life related (career, love, health, etc.) or just need a bit of motivation. To make everybody feel accepted, special and loved. To encourage each other not to give up on your dreams and beliefs.

I want to build a community, so I need your help. Single opinion and point of view isn’t enough. So I call out everyone who’d like to be a part of it to send me an email on: nushablog@gmail.com with “Worlity” in the subject line. If anything popped up to your head or have something you always wanted to share, you have the opportunity to do it now. And no, you don’t have to be a blogger, writer or what so ever to do it. It’s a non-judgement zone so write whatever you want to share with others.

You never know, you may change someone’s life or just make someone’s day. Small steps. I also encourage you to build friendships and connect with each other.

Here are some posts that I wrote and will include in the series:
How to become a better person

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A man who loved his work

I hope you like the idea and I won’t be the ony one sharing my ideas for this series. I look forward to hear your opinions. If you have any questions, let me know in the comment section !

Nusha

Girls

As it’s International women’s day I decided to dedicate this blog post to it.IMG_3961

I think we should all remember how many great things were achieved by women and really respect the way they fought for us. If those women from past wouldn’t step together, we wouldn’t be here today the way we are. So big thank you to all female generations before us who were constantly thinking about the future, including our life now.

Searching the internet, many women’s “firsts” can be found. From the first one that got a degree to the first one becoming a president. There are thousands if not millions of them. Each has her story and each of them is something special. Not just because they were the first one that succeeded in doing something that no other girl has ever done before. But they became the history of this all. Each of them was a tiny piece of a bigger picture that we can see now. They all made a step towards women rights.

Imagine how many problems they had. How many of them suffered. Some that came up with something important, but nobody listened to them because they were nothing. How their only responsibility was to stay at home, cook, clean and look after kids. They weren’t allowed to have a “men’s” job, not even to vote. Can you see the difference between now and then? Do you see how important it is that they had the power to change that ?

No matter how much you deny it, there’s a fact. Women can’t live without men nor can men without women. Sorry, but it’s true. And not just because of ability to reproduce and have children. It’s how it supposed to be so I don’t see the point of not being equal. Because women need men exactly as much as men need women.

I’m saying that because I don’t want no man, possibly reading this, to feel discriminated. Judge and negate me as much as you want for writing about so stupid things. Possibly thinking: “Here we go again. Another feminist.” But please just read till the end and try to understand. And if you’ll have any questions after that, let me know. Seriously.

It’s quite hard to be a girl you know? You can’t do things because they are not lady-like, you sometimes can’t be your true self because of not wanting to be judged. If you wear too much make up you’re trying to hard. Everyone loves natural beauty (at least they say so) but they still pick the skinniest, perfect, almost non-real girls as their ideals. You are treated like some “I can’t stand for myself” creature. If you show that you care you do a mistake, because you’re not gentle and girls should be gentle. And you must do things because you’re a girl. And no other reason. No matter how much you have going on, you MUST do it.You CAN do it. You’re a girl.IMG_3992

Giving birth to a child or period cramps are probably not that painful. A kick “down there” is probably worse. Why ? Because women never refuse to have another baby. And there is no man on this planet that wants to be kicked you know where. So if having a baby would be so painful nobody would want to have another one, like boys don’t want the kick ?

You know what the worst part is? That world simply doesn’t understand. I know we are complicated and not easy to figure out. We can’t even figure out ourselves so how do you expect others to do that? I do not feel sorry for myself. I understand actually. I just want men to try and do that too.

I see people tweeting about periods on internet. Why can’t we just keep that blood inside us? Are we really that childish? It’s like a pee after all. Or why don’t we just sit on the toilet and let it go and game over? Like seriously people? Did you really skip all of your biology classes? We learn about other genders for a reason.

Women care too much and our biggest fear is probably to be rejected. Art is something that inspires us. Family is something we care about. We are loving human beings. We’d do anything to protect what we love and stand for. I am not saying that all women are like that and that it’s not possible for some to be aggressive or what so ever, but you get the idea.

The purpose of all of this is to gain respect for women and for things they do. And once again I am NOT trying to humiliate men or say that we’re “something more”. I’m not even sure if I’m a feminist. Wow, what?! A whole post dedicated to some rambling about girl life but not being a feminist ?! Let me explain.IMG_3992

I respect and support girls fighting for equality. And that’s what feminism should really be about. If that is the definition that I’m a 100 % feminist. I admire girls who fought for our rights, without whom we wouldn’t be where we are now. But I see a lot of girls that go too far. They overreact. They start humiliating men and every compliment is meant as a way that they can be treated as an object? I do understand that there are some cases like that. But if somebody says you look beautiful, you can’t be angry with them. Excuse me, but some are so full of themselves that they act like they are something more than others. It’s right to be confident but there’s a limit to it.

Call me crazy, but imagine a situation where you get period, unexpected. You have a little stain on your pants. Okay, so what ? Nothing to be ashamed about ! But you don’t have to wear those jeans for the whole week, even when your period stops just to prove something. I do respect and admire what you do. And I might be overreacting, because I just made that up and I don’t know if somebody does that. I hope you understand what I mean. I’m not against it and I’m not afraid of judging. But there are other ways to do it, just from the aspect of hygiene. If you have a reason then go for it. But to do it just to be “cool, because you’re a feminist ” then stop even trying.

Mother nature created us the way we are. With the ability to create a life inside us. How weird and amazing does that sound? There’s a connection between us. You may not see it or feel it but there is. It’s called girl love. Who would support us and be there for us if we don’t step together and do it ? I’m sure you’ve had a situation when a random girl, you didn’t even know helped you without thinking twice. We understand each other in some weird, unknown way. We are girls. And we have the power.

You know what my mum always says when something goes wrong and I feel like giving up ? I don’t know how to translate it to English without changing the meaning. It’s: “Babe zmoremo !”Similar to: “We are girls.We can do this ! “.

Again, I’m all about equality. I’d change my middle name to equality if I had one or if that would change anything.IMG_4002

So, girl, be who you are. Trust in yourself. You have no idea what you have and how proud you should be of that! Be that amazing little unique person. Grow your talents and follow your dreams. Prove those who don’t treat you right, who you can be and what can you do. Be comfortable in your skin, because that’s what nature gave you and you should be thankful for it. Learn to love yourself. Let’s learn and grow together, as a community. With our bonds so strong that the most powerful force won’t be able to break it. Because we’re girls and we do that. No other reason, but because we’re girls. We are in this together. And you know what we do? We say we can. Why? Because we do.

“Babe zmoremo !”

 

Nusha

Connor Franta: A work in progress (Book review)

I know I’m super early reading this book. It was published back in 2015 – can’t believe it’s already been 2 years ! While he already published his second one, I’ve only read his first. And what do I think about it? Read below.2

You know when people say you shouldn’t judge the book by its cover? Well, you can in this case. I’m absolutely in love with the design and material of this book. It’s so interesting and unique to look at. I bought myself the first version of the book with a little triangle in the middle, but the second release looks great too. I’m happy they only had this one, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to choose which one to buy. 1

This was probably the first memoir that I read and as you can tell I liked it. Connor Franta is (in case you don’t already know) a Youtuber with over 5 million subscribers. I got to say that there were many Youtubers releasing their books in 2015 but his  was the only one I really wanted to have a look at. 6

I don’t know what was stopping me from not buying it before. He’s one of my favourite social media “stars”. There’s something I like about him and his videos. I love his artsy side with all those cool designs he makes. His videos are a bit different from others and I like that. A lot. It seems like he always puts so much work into them and I really admire that. I also like the way how he speaks openly about being gay and life in general. I think he likes “deep conversations” and I do the same. Generally speaking, I think we’d actually be quite good friends if we ever met.

Okay, you came for the book. It describes his journey from childhood days to becoming a succesful Youtuber. Family pictures, hand writing, letters from mum and dad, etc. make it even more personal and interesting to read. The book is not complicated. It feels like you’re sitting on a couch in his apartment, with a cup of tea in your hands and listen to him as he’s telling you your story. 87

What I liked the most of this book were his “life lessons”. He writes about friendship, love, life, identity, etc. While reading the book I constantly thought to myself : ” Omg ! I’ve been thinking like this for so long but not realizing it.” I agree with pretty much everything he wrote down. I know his struggle of not wanting to say that you’re a Youtuber, because people look at you oddly as I am experiencing the same with being a blogger. I have a scar that I don’t like too. And there’s many more.310

Besides the things that he teaches you and helps you with, the book is full of anecdotes.Boy, did I laugh at that candy he “stole” when he was 6. His writing style is something I don’t think I’ve ever seen before in books. Maybe because I haven’t read any memoirs before. But he writes in a way I write blog posts. You know, with all those inside jokes and comments. It makes everything funnier and more relatable. 11

You can literally find everything in this book. From his love of coffee to why he always takes pictures of his arms. Completely random but quite interesting. I have to say I learned a lot from this book and really enjoyed reading it.It’s the kind of book you happily re-read and  I don’t have a lot of them like that. I would never recommend something I don’t like so seriously why don’t you give it a try? I can’t guarantee you you’d love it but there sure is a part you’d like or find interesting. 45

I’ve hardly put it down once I started reading it, but maybe that’s just because I like him as a person, his personality and am interested in his life. As I said he published his second book titled “Note to self” which I’m very excited to read.It looks so adorable and probably has a great content too. Let’s just hope it won’t take me two years. Again.12

What’s your opinion about this book( if you’ve read it) or “Youtuber” books in general ? Let me know in the comments !

* This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

 

Nusha

 

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