Extract from my e-book

Extract from my e-book

This is an extract from my e-book and its part My city! http://greatideaslovakia.eu

In the communist time it was not allowed to travel without special permits. It was also very difficult to get those documents. My parents were never allowed to travel into the so-called not communist friendly countries. Many people used to travel and never return back, so many times people had very special border controls and it was also not allowed to carry too much money or personal documents, photographs, etc.

I am 30 years old and I do not remember communist era that much. My older brother and sister have more of less only candid memories. They remember the pioneers movement, the similar dresses and not very wide selection of fruits and vegetables.

When it comes to the generation of my parents they do remember much more. My mom and born in 1951 and my father 4 years prior, so they lived big part of their life in communist era. They remember their jobs, their friends who left the country. One of our family friends left the country after 1968 – Prague spring and never returned back. His whole family was having a lot of issues and was interrogated by police.

My uncle, who was my dad´s brother, had also many problems, because he was a catholic priest and was followed, persecuted and even disciplined by the goverment.

It was very difficult time and I personally do not like to picture it black and white, because besides all the freedom taken from people, there were some good things. But many things were not free, like no freedom to travel, express own thoughts freely, no free press, media and religion. There was officially no unemployement, no homeless people. Young people used to marry in their early 20ties so they would get cheaper flats for the newlyweds. There was the family politics, supporting having multiple children in the family, abortions and divorces were more difficult to get than are now.

Do not die

Do not die

 

Death. The end. Final moments.

It is something I never get used to, but it is a part of being a pet owner.

Just yesterday I was holding his sick little body, experiencing his last breaths on this earth.

And now he is gone. And me and my other chinchilla Chia are feeling alone. He suddenly died, no previous illnesses, just one single bad day and he is no longer here.

My black chinchilla named Blackie died suddenly just at the age of seven months. My veterinary doctor tried to help him, but he was not very responsive to fluids and shots given.

As I was holding him, feeling it is not going to be better, I was repeating – don´t die. Please don´t die. I was trying to nurture and hold him as much as I could, but he eventually died. I had him unfortunatly for only four months. Such a short time, really.

He had different character than my other chinchilla Chia. He was a very kind boy, he loved his sand and nuts. And Chia, oh, he loved her. We are both missing him very much. I feel heartbroken, I lost beloved one. It is scary, it is hard, it really sucks.

But sometimes it happens. Even if you wish him not to die. Even if you go to the doctor. Even if you do your best and take the best medical care ever possible.

It is the death and I cannot change it. Just accept it. Like everybody else.

Rest in peace my true love #suddendeath #misshimsomuch #myheartisbrokenrightnow

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Be my Valentine

Be my Valentine

Be my Valentine,

say that you love me,

that I am the only one.

Kiss my lips and

let me forget,

all those memories,

those other men.

Don´t give me

just flowers or

other fancy gifts.

Tell me,

just tell me,

that you simply care.

Be my Valentine,

but not just

for one single day.

Be there,

for me, with me,

from now ´till the end.

´cause you are my future boyfriend!

Dedicated to all my single ladies, be strong today – on Valentine´s day. Love yourself, no matter if somebody else is loving you. You are always amazing!

Still looking for the one☺#prodtobeoriginal #proudtobesingle #proudtobewoman #proudtobeme #proudtobedlovak

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Vegan hate

Vegan hate

Three months ago on 15/10/2016 I decided to go vegan. So hate me now… 🙂

It was a decision, that I was thinking about for a long time and I do not regret it at all.

During my months as plant-based person I learned a lot and I also ate some meat and diary products. I am not perfect and so is not my diet. I was on vacation in New York and some of the food I ate was non-vegan. But at home in Bratislava I was eating mostly plant-based food.

When I was younger around 7/8 years old I loved sausages, eggs, they were my holy foods and also one of the reasons I was growing up more heavy than I should. In one of my articles I already mention my eating disorder. When I was 13 years old, I was diagnosed with mental anorexia. I was not eating, almost anything, usually less than 500 calories per day. I was feeling very depressed, weak and not happy at all. When my family and doctor noticed it, they threathened me with clinic, psychiatrist and all the stuff, so I had to start eating. Many times I was forced-fed. Up until the age of 17 I very rarely ate meat, I did not like the taste of it and I was also animal activist. From an early age I dreamt about having my own dog and eating animals was for me unaccaptable.

When I was 17 years old I studied abroad in Germany, I ate lots of meat there, because there were not many other options for me. And I also gained a lot of weight. Since these times my weight is very fluctuating.Unfortunately food, portion control was always an issue for me.

Last year I had lots of stomach problems. I had more and more problems with lactose and I´ve been tested for milk allergy. I had results pointing more the direction milk intolerance, but I decided not to drink any milk or consume diary products. My stomach aches were not going away. My gastroentrologist planned more tests for me and from those my cholesterol was quite high.

So my decision to eat vegan was mostly done for my personal reasons, not the ethical ones. But watching many online videos, movies and reading many books I decided to eat vegan also this year.

From my vegan experience I have to tell you, it is not easy. And yes, I am this crazy woman in the shops reading the labels and then being angry there is milk, honey or egg in it. But I also discovered nice vegan shops, online webshops. These are the hidden gems for each vegan beginner.

But somehow I also experienced a lot of vegan hate. Vegans are many times one crazy community, the raw ones, raw until 4, cooked food vegans, many different camps. I personally think, that one of the reasons why someone is a vegan is love. Love to the animals, enviroment, his/her body. So it does not really match up with hating meat eaters, vegetarians, pescaterians or people who wear fur.

I personally do not like wearing dead animal skin, even when I was a meat eater. But I would never throw some fake blood on somebody wearing fur. It is their choice and concience to wear it. I do not like extremism, I do not like people hating on each other, blaming them. I prefer explanation!

So let me sum up my article and exlain in 10 points why I feel happy eating vegan food:

  • My stomach is not bloated, I do not experience stomach aches or pain.
  • I enjoy cooking with new ingredients, using more vegetables, fruits and grains daily.
  • Eating out is easy, I can rarely eat anything, so I always pack some nice snacks for me.
  • My skin got better, my nails are stronger as well as my hair.
  • I once again rediscovered my old love for nuts. I eat them daily in reasonable amounts.
  • My food is in its complexity much more colourful, but requires more preparation.
  • My family or friends respect my food options or at least majority of them.
  • I can eat larger volumes of food and still not feel too full.
  • Food is not my enemy, it is my friend and I very much enjoy eating it.
  • I feel more connected to the animals, nature and my authentic personality and happiness.

So I am currently vegan. I do not know if I am going to stay like that forever. I do not know what future has in its plans for me. But my experience so far is positive.

But there are also some things I “hate” about being vegan. For example when people are trying to explain to you, that you are selfharming yourself. When there is one plain vegetarian option in restaurant and no vegan one. When people are telling you how crazy you are. And yes I am! 🙂

But I,like any other person. have to listen to my body, its needs and I do not feel like missing anything out eating vegan food. I also do not hate on you if you are a meat eater. It is your choice, but remember to eat lots of healthy fruis, vegetables and nuts. Love your body and yourself! 1skgirl

Food is here #all #vegan #healthy #vegshop #foodforyourbodyandsoul

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New projects of 2017

New projects of 2017

The year 2017 is almost here and I am excited.

There are many plans, ideas and projects in making.

First and foremost I still love the same people – http://greatideaslovakia.eu/my-friends. Even now in my kitchen you can find three different coffees from Goriffee, some Cascara and tea from my friends. Thoughout last couple of months we had lots of great discussions about our work, coworkers, state. And I still love these amazing guys!

Authentic Slovakia really improved their website and I very much like it. What makes them one great company is their team – http://www.authenticslovakia.com/about-us/our-team/.

Bratislava food tour has also something new. It is their sweet tooth tour. Yummy! I would like to try this tour as well! http://bratislavafoodtours.com/sweet-tooth-tour/

And me and my company? I am this process in making. I am searching, connecting, finding things I love and like to do. It is sometimes harder, sometimes easier. I for myself am still searching this balance between my personal and my work life. It is sometimes challenging.

For the next year I would like to once again guide some tourists, but I would like to join forces with other great guides. I think, that there are so many other great Bratislava city guides to help me create great tours of Bratislava. And I am still improving my main company website – http://greatideaslovakia.eu with the help of Websupport products.

Another project I am currently finishing is my e-book – My city, my home, my love, unique guidebook of Bratislava. I decided to separate and upload it in three different sections. It is still in the making and I really enjoy writting it. And my photos there are amazing.

I also very much enjoy blogging and I also want to improve not only the content, but also the look of my two blogs. Besides this one I also have the Slovak one – http://1skgirl.sk.

Last couple of months I am also creating, writting and finishing my education programme. It is going to make learning German much more fun. I am currently finishing the first e-learning, but other two are also in making. For more information click here – http://deutschmitala.org. I will be posting lot more things on this second company website.

I have lot of projects and plans and they all make me very proud. I am trying to make my customers, clients and co-workers satisfied. Very important for me is to respect other people. I am also working hard to create the best products, that I would personally buy.

I am also still learning and improving. I really love educating myself in online marketing, advertisement or management. It is an important part of my work. And also my Spanish and horse riding lessons. I want to become better me in the upcoming year 2017. Cheers to that! 1skgirl