Why Mondays Can Be Amazing Too

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You know how Mondays have this pretty bad reputation of being awful? Well, it’s all a sham! I am one of those people who is always (trying to be) positive. But this Monday even my positive attitude to life’s challenges got pretty challenged. Here is the deal, there are only 9 working days left to a major milestone at work (the workload is pretty heavy) and unfortunately this week 3 of my 5 precious working days will be stolen by marketing meetings, team dinners, global gatherings, after-work working parties and a full-blown 3-day-weekend-whole-company team building. You can understand how I was a bit on edge 🙂 even more so with having to reschedule (actually postpone) 3 of my usual weekly sport classes. Needless to say, this morning I was in quite the bad mood. But here is the deal – I knew it would be an intense, nerve-retching week, so I knew there is no way it can get worse! So I smiled and quite unexpectedly Monday delivered great joys! It was one of my best Monday ever! Why?

1. Got the news that one of my favorite colleagues has given birth to a precious little baby girl, named Emilia!

2. Received my long-awaited (more than two months), first-ever-bought-online Camper shoes (and they fit!!)

Tranpolina

3.  Booked a relaxing Mani-pedi session for next week.

4. Finished drafting a newsletter that will go out to 80 000 people! I don’t know why but I felt quite inspired and I think I wrote my best newsletter to date (AND learnt a couple of hard words in the process!!!) Did you know the difference between squelch, quelch, and quench? Well, if English is your native language probably you did 🙂 but I didn’t.

5. Removed all my Outlook new-mail notifications and started checking my mail every hour rather than every 15 mins! (some of you will understand what a huge step this is)

6. Received a batch of funny sunny photos from the friends-packed picnic in the mountain we went to this weekend! That’s just one of my crazy people:

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7. Got news of a new dancing class (swing baby) that I was excitedly looking forward to for the last month (AND got invited to an open-lawn Saturday night swing party in one of the coolest bar downtown.

Swing Party!

8. Celebrated not one, but TWO office birthdays! (I love my colleagues).

9. Made 4 important connections online (LinkedIn).

10. Played an hour of tennis before work and survived a two-hour combined training of Kangoo Jumps and Pilates with two of the best instructors in Europe!!! They were so inspiring! I don’t know how I lasted 2 hours. I am usually dead after a 30 minute Kangoo jumps class. Pushed a couple of limits today, I guess.

Now I am in a hurry to post this, because as you may expect, pretty soon I will be a sleeeeeeping vegetable. But just think about this cliché for a moment: your attitude defines what happens to you as good or bad! And sometimes life just surprises you!

How was your Monday?

Love, Eena

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Some doors are meant to be closed

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Close some doors

It’s one of those days for me. Not particularly bad, kind of the mixed-feelings type. I didn’t close a door, it was more or less slammed in my face 🙂 But then again I am the type that trusts the Universe and I believe that everything that happens is for a good reason. Good thing I didn’t kiss that cute guy on our other-wise amazing first date. (you see I’am the girl that used to rush it all, and now I like to get to know a guy at least a little bit before diving in something) Turned out he 1. kissed a girl & 2. liked it (in his own words) and of course that girl wasn’t me! SO why do even need a guy who after an amazing first date goes on and kisses another…You don’t! Then another door opened. Not a romantic one, but one that proves to make even happier at work. So that’s what I call balance (something I always strive for).

So here it is. One door closed (good-bye-cute-guy-kissing-other-girls-after-a-great-first-date) and one new door opens (hello-new-favorite-colleague).

Love, Eena

Loving Friendships

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Last Friday night one of my most favorite people in the world had a birthday. He booked a couple of places in a local bar and around 11 pm a tight bunch of old-time friends appeared. It was a magical, funny, swirling, jumping & bumping night. From just a regular bar night it turned into a warm life-time memory. When we headed home the sun was already up and we were tired but content of having shared yet another great moment of our lives. I love you, my friends!

Love, Eena

The Place that Holds No Cold

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Nights and days I ask myself how can I live without you.

It’s getting dark outside, right outside my gloomy doorstep.

It’s like an enemy, coming to demolish my fragile world.

I want to leave with you, go somewhere far far away.

I want to find with you the place that holds no cold. 

I think about you and I ask myself how can I accept this?

You are not close to me. My sad day is empty without you.

It captures me like hostage, the net of this cold darkness.

I want to leave with you, go somewhere far far away.

I want to find with you the place that holds no cold. 

Who’s the most important person in your life?

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Not to sound selfish or anything, but I think it’s quite healthy the most important person in your life to be YOU. I have many important people in my life, people I love and I don’t even want to imagine life without them, BUT…

Here it is the most important person in my life = ME. Just because only I know what I want, what will make me happy, and how much I am willing to sacrifice to achieve it.

Love, Eena

What it feels to be 5

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Do you rememer what it feels to be five years old? The freedom, the energy, the I-can-take-on-the-whole-world attitude, the curiosity, the fearlessness? Those are only a few things I find inspirational about five year olds and I am happy I got a chance to remember them today.
Happy Birthday to a fearless little girl! May you always remember you really CAN take over the world!