find your tribe. love them hard.

A lot of souls flying around me. There it goes, from thousands of them I somehow ended up with the amazing ones. The lovely and caring ones that stick with you no matter what. The ones who understand and appreciate you just the way you are.

I took a few deep breaths, a thought of by tribe passed my mind, and my heart started smiling. You know the feeling when you smile with your whole body, mind and spirit? That smile. It counts more than any other smile ever. The smile for my tribe, I should call it.

Many people passed through my life in the past few years. Some of them called themselves my friends, some of them lovers and some couldn’t even name the relation. I’m grateful for those people because they showed me what love isn’t. They taught me a great lession. They taught me forgiveness and appreciation. But this post is not about them.

Those few who stood by me are the ones that matter. Now I know how to appreciate them even more, because the others taught me how not to do it. I’m sincerely grateful to those ‘sparks’ of people who can feel what I feel, who can know and who can love. The ones whos presence I feel even if they’re not around. I’d turn the globe upside down for those people. They are my tribe.

THE tribe is a group of people (or at times only few, even one) in your life who want you in theirs, the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.

THAT is your tribe. And you’re supposed to love them hard.

Every second, every minute and every hour of your life. 

 

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Where did the love go?

Last time I checked everybody was about love; friends, movies, songs, poems, essays. Well, apparently last time I checked was very long time ago. I was walking down the street today thinking about this. Love is such a beautiful thing. If you ask me the definition of love I couldn’t tell you what it is.. I’d probably say that’s that good feeling that explains nothing else. The feeling that takes you completely. So why have we stopped with love?

Let me be honest, I feel so relieved while writing about love cause it’s such a beautiful thing. At first, I couldn’t say where did love go. Then I took another few steps and realized that people don’t look at each other anymore. I passed by dozen of people and not one of them looked me in the eye. It became a bit more clear to me. We rarely love what we don’t see, don’t we? That’s why the love went away. I took another few steps. Naah, love can’t go away just because we’re not looking, it has to be something more. Maybe she wasn’t heard so that’s why she went? I glanced at a couple that was walking right towards me. The guy was talking about something with such a passion in his eyes. On the other hand, his fellow was buzzing around not even slightly paying attention to that guy. Maybe the problem is not listening? Maybe. A girl rased my shoulder quickly, she was in a rush. The only thing I’ve noticed is that she didn’t even say sorry. I thought about noticing that for a moment but decided that I should be understandful. Maybe it went away cause of the lack of basic human communication?

 

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I took more than few steps this time, I breathed in deeply once or twice and then looked for the answer again. There it was, standing right in front of me. No word, no look or a rase can take away love. Not even forgetting to speak, look or touch can take it away. Cmon, it’s love. It didn’t go anywhere, it’s always here. But there still is an answer to my question; we’re not here, we went away. Not being here in the moment makes you not appreciate it at all. Love is where the appreciation and gratitude are.

In order for love to become what it once was, we have to make a brand of it. People like brands, and to be honest, love is a good brand. We stopped sharing love details, it’s just not cool anymore, when you’re heart bumps and hands shake. It’s cheesy. Well, in my opinion it’s not.

Share those love words and those scenes, maybe you infect the rest of humanity with it again.

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Before I die – 2018 Bucket List

Six years ago, when I was still in highschool, it was popular to make your own Before I die Facebook albums. I totally forgot I had one until today. I remember searching for photos saying what I want to do before I die and being so excited when I’d finally find them. I was just going through that album, it’s still available on my FB profile today and I saw that I’d “check” all the photos I actually did. It was my own Bucket List before I even knew what a bucket list was.

I found a lot of different stuff in there, some of them I’ve even forgotten that I wanted in the first place. Some things haven’t changed though. It’s full of travel photos, DIY photos and “own an animal” photos.

I’m gonna share with you 5 things from my old “before I  die” bucket list that I got to do and 5 things that I haven’t done yet that I’m gonna use for my 2018 Bucket List.

5 THINGS THAT I GOT TO DO

1. I got my first tattoo when I was 18. I still love it and I didn’t regret it.

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2. Few years back I’ve decided to become UNICEFs Guardian of the childhood and I’ve continued till the day. For me it was a way of giving back to the world and hopefully helping children in Africa too.

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3. They may be ugly, they may be big, but they’re so warm and comfy that I’d spend my whole life in them.

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4. I moved to Zagreb in my first year of University. It’s the capital of Croatia and it’s by all Croatian standards big. And beautiful.

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5. I did this in Prague with my friend Sara. Fun times…

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5 THINGS THAT ARE ON MY BUCKET LIST FOR 2018

1. This has been my wish since forever. I want to dance salsa, drink Mojito and enjoy Havana! It sounds so perfect just saying this. It got to my number 1 on the 2018 bucket list. Fingers crossed that it comes true.

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2. I love my mum and I know how much she worked her butt off to get me where I am now.

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3. Through the international student association I’m in, I’ve met sooo many Greek people. It’s my turn to visit them.

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4. Can’t explain. Just something I’ve always wanted to do.

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5. I  really think it’s time to get myself a nice camera..

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I hope you enjoyed it. If you want to share what’s on your 2018 bucket list, please comment below. For more upcoming post don’t forget to subscribe!

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Wire&Tire takes you around the world!

SOLO travel doesn’t have to be THAT SOLO anymore

What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when I mention a bicycle? The Netherlands right? Well, this time you got it wrong. Somewhere in the middle of the Balkans there are  cycles that can take you anywhere. Or even better you can take them anywhere. They fit into your pocket or around your neck, they’re practical but still wonderfull.

No, I’m not talking about the real size bikes, I’m talking about the coolest piece of jewellery that you can own in 2018 – Wire&Tire bikes!

We’ve been together to Sardinia and Montenegro already and it was a cool experience shooting around with my bikey, so don’t miss out on getting yourself one too! They’ve even become official souvenirs of IAAS Croatia – Student Association from Croatia..

Plus, every one of them has a name, so travelling solo doesn’t have to be that solo anymore!

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Sardinia – May 2017

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Kotor, Montenegro – December 2017

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For more Wire&Tire travels please check their FB page! Here I shared only my own travels with them, but there are a lot  of them like Paris, Africa and many many more.

 

Cheers 😉

 

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My vision board for 2018

A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal or few of them. You can basically make a vision board out of anything. You can even stick the photos on your walls like posters. It is a simple tool and yet people doubt it’s actual usefulness. If you’re one of those who think this is just a whole lot of crap then the joke is on you. I’ve tried it and it worked. So, what’s my history with the vision boards? I’ve been making them since I was 14 (ish). Back then my aunt started the “law of attraction” chapter of her life, along with my mother so my cousin and I basically grew up on those creative parts of learning.

Why and how to make a vision board?

As I said earlier, it helps you clarify. Mostly the stuff that you want but are not sure if you could ever have it. The things you put on don’t have to be material, it could also be a feeling like love or sth. abstract. The board helped me to embrace the self positive attitude by only looking at it. It helped me focus and not to forget my goals and wishes. It can be used in various ways, so the best thing to do is just use your own way.

I personally do my board on a small cork board that I’ve bought years ago.. I find some old magazines and go through them, pick the photos that could represent the imaginary list of wishes I have in my head and pin/stick them on the board. And Voilà! I’ve never went to buy magazines just to cut them, but if you can’t find a photo that you want in your old magazines or you just don’t have any at home, buying new magazines can be an option too. Also, you can always Google your photos and print them or if you’re more “laptop/tablet/computer” kind of person then you could do your digital vision board.

There are plenty of ways to make a vision board, you just need a little time, a vision and a board.

Below you can find my newest vision board for 2018. You know, making New Years decisions and everything? I decided to put it on my vision board this year because otherwise I’d probably forget. It is totally DIY and it’s fun!

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If you have some other ideas or techniques or you just wanna share your boards with others please leave a comment ❤

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Routine vs. Inspiring actions

Routine, that hell of a thing that weakens your body and destroys your spirit. Over the years I tryed to learn how to manage both routine and experiences. There’s no such thing as doing both. Believe me I’ve tried. You get to the point where you’re just stuck in your comfort zone and you’re not planning to get out of it. Then you realize nothing’s changing eventhough you want it to. In this moment/situation you have two choices. Either you’re going to continue to do whatever you’re doing and stay miserable forever or you’ll actually try to change something. It doesn’t have to be anything big. For starters, do something you really like. And stop making excuses, those won’t help.

I feel you,  being on a crossroad. I’m feeling the same lately. So much stuff to do, not enough time for enything, ever. At one point I even stopped doing things I like. My life suddenly became so grey, so sad. You do only the things you must, you go only where you’re supposed to go. No more things you like or want. Dammit, I really screwed up this time, didn’t I?

Well, let’s clean that mess up with a bunch of good thoughts and it will all go away. Nope. Disagree. Yeah, good thoughts help alot, but I’m pretty sure I need to take some actions too. No new actions, no different results. That’s just the way it is.

First action was definitely pulling my lazy butt together and writing this post after a long time. Second action : Make a plan Manuela! You really need it. Everybody does. Just don’t plan  every second of your life ( you’ll get miserable again). Make a list. The list of all things you want in life ( put that in a first row), now write what you think you have to do to fullfill those wishes and desires, to acomplish those goals ( make that a 2nd row). Now, stick to it. Don’t go off track so easely. Please, don’t.     Actions DONE.

How many of you have felt disorientated lately ? Feel free to let me know.

All my love,

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I GIVE MYSELF PERMISSION. DO YOU?

Hello  my  fellow bloggers and dear readers,

I was searching for a right topic to write about and I’ve finally found one. First of all, I want you to get somewhere quiet. Then I want you to opet your mind and heart for what you’re gonna read here. I have to warn you, I’m not everyone’s cup of tea, and if you notice you don’t resonate with what I’m talking about I suggest you close my blog. Maybe it’s not the right time for you to read this, or maybe I’m not the person you have to hear this from.

Now, when we sorted this out, we can get started.

Everything we experience in life is the reflection of our thoughts. Basically, if you think the sun is blue and the sky is yellow, it really is. It’s your perspective and reality.  Due to some programs we gained throughout the past we started thinking that everyone’s sky has to be blue and everyone’s sun yellow. Guess what? IT REALLY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY.

If we only gave ourselves permission to believe and speak freely about OUR OWN TRUTH, we would move mountains.  But, you already know that don’t you?

So, I’m not here to ask you to move those mountains. I’m here to ask you to move your boundaries. ‘Cause they’re harder to move than mountains. I’m here to tell you IT’S OKAY TO GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION.

I gave myself permission to write about things I strongly believe are true. I gave myself permission to change my life completely, I gave myself permission to DREAM BIG. Oh, this one’s the one that hurts the most. TO GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO DREAM BIG. Yes Yes?  Start with  that then. There’s nothing to lose. Give yourself permission to imagine every little detail about what you want, when you want it and how hard. Most of all, GIVE  YOURSELF PERMISSION TO FAIL. You’re human and as a human you’re not perfect nor will you ever be. But,( there is a but),  be aware. Be aware that you’ve given yourself permission, be aware that you’ve failed. AND then, ask yourself „ What can I do to make it right?“.  Remember , you have to make it right to yourself, not to others.

Do good, be the best. You can do it. Just dare. I want you to see yourself as a perspective person. A person who knows her abilities and her desires. The only way to see yourself through those eyes is to give yourself permission. And now you can think I’ve written GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION too many times, but if only one person gets what I’m saying then I’m a lucky girl. There is no “too many times”, because maybe some of you didn’t hear me the first time, but you did the fifth. Once again, I gave myself permisson to repeat some things on and on, until I had a feeling I’ve said it enough times.

Give yourself permission and you will create great things. Give yourself permission and you will manifest abundance and everything you ever wanted.

JUST GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION. To be happy, to shine, to trust your inner voice, to step into your power. And know that what you are doing matters.

All my love…

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Eliksir is turning international…

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A friend gave me an idea few days ago and I decided to listen to her. Starting now.

I created “Intraletters” section where I will post my ENGLISH-written posts. So, unfortunately I won’t be translating the old ones in english because they really wouldn’t make any sence… Instead, I will post some interesting posts about Croatia&Europe and write about things that you haven’t had the chance to learn about.

Intraletters will be a bit of a SOCIAL section, meanwhile I will keep writing in Croatian too,  you can find those posts in “Leteća slova” or translated: Flying letters.

 

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