Life never turns out quite how you expect. And in many ways, that’s a good thing. Living in a state of certainty would be boring. You’d always know what was going to happen next. There would be no surprises – good or bad – until your dying day.
However, that fact alone doesn’t make the process easy. When things go wrong, it can feel like the whole world is falling apart.
Dreadful storms affect people’s lives every day. For instance, you might find out that your life partner is having an affair or somebody you love might die. You could lose your job or get a disease that will be with you for life.
A couple of months ago, I onboarded a couple of new clients for my business, and everything else went downhill ever since. There was one point when I finally understood the phrase, “When it rains, it really pours.” Because I shit you not, it does.
Honestly, there were days I just felt like I was too depressed to function. But then I realized that maybe it was also partially my fault as I bit off more than I could chew when clearly I didn’t have enough resources to delegate some of the tasks.
It was only recently I started to feel like myself again, so now that I have time to write, I feel like talking about it since that’s how I started this blog to begin with… Exactly to be a platform when I feel like I need to pour out my emotion when I feel like I have no one to listen to. LOL.
I’m counting down the days to start traveling again after spending almost two years not going anywhere and just staying at home. This time, I will try living a semi-digital nomad life as I’m going back to Izmir for a month, and then head off to Belgrade for another month to travel around Serbia before going back to Turkey and choosing Istanbul as my next base for the next.
As I almost always travel alone, I don’t know how many times I encounter friends or strangers who would be like, “Wow… How could you travel and do other things alone? How do you manage to have no one but yourself as a company?”
And the key to spending your time alone is this: you need to be your own best friend. But then again, spending my time alone isn’t exactly a challenge for my introverted self. I find mingling with strangers more challenging than having to order a table for one at the restaurant.
So, how do I usually manage to enjoy my solitude? Here are some ways I do to spend my quality ‘me time’!
Before I start writing and you start judging, I know that it sounds desperate for me to spend over $20 USD for a soulmate sketch from an online psychic. Believe me, I don’t usually spend that much money for some random shit like it. I mean, I do, but normally it is for some more useful stuff like clothes that I barely wear because I never leave the house.
So, why did I even spend $40 USD to get the hints of how my soulmate looks like and some random readings to get the leads to find him or whatever? The reason is that I got a refund from Barry Lewis after he decided to discontinue his pizzeria project.
A few months ago, my friend Jay told me about how he spent £90 GBP to back his favorite influencer, Barry Lewis, as he planned to open a pizzeria somewhere in the UK. Now, know that I never heard or saw any video of Barry on Youtube before, but when I checked out the campaign, I was interested.
Why? Because for the minimum of £30 GBP, Barry offered us the benefit of having our name written on the “founders” wall at his future pizzeria. Jay is a big fan of his, so he spent extra for a meet-and-greet and a chance to watch Star Wars or something with Barry. I spent £30 GBP because of my ego to want to have my name written somewhere in the UK.
But then recently, we got the project update, and he decided that it’s safer to just cancel the plan for the time being and he reached out to all 60,000++ backers that he would refund all the money received for the campaign. So, I got the refund and then I couldn’t be trusted with extra money in my hand! LOL.
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