I got a job!

Hello everybody!

My life has been a mess lately and that’s why I didn’t have the chance to post regularly and I apologize for that but I did post all of your works at The Poetry Bar! Since you have all been so supportive when I wrote about quitting university, getting a job and all of that I finally wanted to let you know that I do have a job!

I have been to a bunch of interviews and it has been exhausting but I managed to land a spot at a little tea house in my town. I have been working there for about a week and it has been great.

Moving back home, leaving Zadar and the university has been rough. I know I’ve made the right call but it didn’t make it any easier.

My eyes were filled with tears when I saw my empty apartment and all of my stuff in boxes but I just powered through all of that. It is still hard getting used to working and not being a student but I think I am doing a really good job. I still have my doubts but I am keeping my eyes on the prize and the prize is happiness, to be honest.

No matter how hard it was to leave Zadar, I knew I wasn’t happy there anymore and I felt like I was wasting my time. A lot of people who know me are surprised because I am a waitress but I love the job, I enjoy it and that’s what matters. I already have my eyes on the university I want to go to in September but I still have to gather the money for the tuition fee.

 

The reason why I haven’t been so present on my blog is because my mother doesn’t have internet in her apartment. She didn’t need it because I wasn’t home so now we are waiting to get it all installed. I hope it will be by the end of this week so that I will be able to be here as much as I was before.

I will be writing another longer post about all of my experiences in the last few week but for now I just wanted to let you know what’s been going on. Also, thank you so much for sending in your work for The Poetry Bar. I love, love, love reading everything, seeing you communicating with each other and expanding your audience. If you maybe don’t know what The Poetry Bar is you can check everything out here:  https://lunaiswriting.wordpress.com/2018/11/22/the-poetry-bar-guest-posts-wanted/

Sending love and positive vibes to all of you!

Luna

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I quit!

Hello guys!

First I need to apologize. Lately I haven’t been so active and I wasn’t replying to all of your wonderful, supportive comments because honestly I didn’t have much time. Here’s a little explanation.

I am quitting university. This is a very big step for me and I am absolutely terrified of doing it but I am also aware that it’s necessary for me to take a year off and get some time to think about what I really want in life. I already have my bachelor’s in Spanish and Italian but I am just not sure this is the career I want to be in right now. All of this is life changing for me because I’ve been doing this for three years just to realize it’s not all I thought it would be when I enrolled.

Also, the main reason why this is so scary is the fact that I don’t have a job. Sadly, with me degree I am qualified to do absolutely nothing. I’ve been to a job interview, I am applying for jobs everywhere and I think that I will be waitressing for this year until I figure out what I want to do. All I am sure of right now is that I need to find a job as soon as possible because I am as broke as one can be.

The hardest part of quitting is actually moving out of my apartment. I am leaving it this Saturday and I am just surrounded by boxes, bags, stuff and it’s all a big mess. Moving is exhausting and that’s why I didn’t spend a lot of time on my page.

This is pretty much the explanation. I will keep you updated here about everything that’s going on and as soon as I get any job, you know I will brag about it here. Send me positive thoughts because I seriously need them now and fingers crossed for my job hunt. Thank you again for all your love and support, you guys are the best!

Sending you much love!

Job interview gone wrong!

Hello guys!
Sorry about the absence today, I just had a lot on my mind and I didn’t have any idea what to post so here I am posting about the “a lot on my mind”. I’ve written in one of my posts that I was supposed to have an interview with a recruiting agency for a job in the UK. I wanted to work as a receptionist.

I was really into going out of Croatia to work but this little interview today completely changed my mind. I was actually left quite disappointed. To tell you the truth I had a feeling like something was going to go wrong but I tried to discard it and stay positive about the whole situation but I should have trusted my intuition.

The interview started out well. The lady from the agency asked me about some of my info and she really loved the fact that I could speak 4 languages. I thought I was off to a really good start and she told me she can send out my CV to different hotels immediately if I was up for it. I told her that I would like to start working as soon as possible.

Then we started talking about my CV. I have only 3 months of experience working as a receptionist and honestly I wasn’t ashamed to write that on my CV but the lady insisted I wrote down I had 8 months of experience. I told her it’s kind of impossible to even write that since I’ve been a student for three years and my receptionist job was a summer job, across Croatia, far, far away from Zadar to which she replied “It’s not like they know where Zadar and  Porec (the city I worked in) are in Croatia”. I was left speechless.

Also, I was supposed to have two letters of recommendation and she told me that I could write them myself because they won’t check them out in the hotel or call my previous employers to ask about me. All of the red lights in my head started to go off. I spent the rest of the interview just nodding my head. She sent me an e-mail with some info she needed from me, including the CV, and one of the things they wanted from me was a copy of my ID. That is a big no for me.

I was just left speechless by the things she asked me to do. I like to believe I have a good moral standard and telling lies on my resume was just against all my beliefs. It’s not that I’m blowing my own horn, but I am a well-educated person, I can speak multiple languages, I have some job experience and I am a fast learner – isn’t that enough to get a job without telling lies and deceiving people?

Anyways, the UK dream is now kind of dead. I am still job hunting but I’ve decided to focus my search on Croatia because after the experience I’ve had I’m a bit scared to try and get a job outside of Croatia. This interview just raised a lot of questions in my head and I just don’t know what to think.

Have you guys had any experiences such as this? Did you go to work abroad? Share some experience or advice.

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It’s hard to write today

Today is a hard day to write something and I don’t have any backup writing for days like this. Last night, around 11, I came back to Zadar. It was so hard for me to leave my family and my BFF Isabella. It’s not that I got too used to being at home, it’s that Zadar is not where I want to be anymore.

I already addressed this problem in my post I got my Bachelor’s degree and today I’m just dealing with some bad feelings about being back in Zadar and about going back to the university. I just don’t think it’s the right path for me. Despite being completely aware of needing a time off from the university and exploring my options I decided to enroll to grad school because I was just scared that if I take a year off I won’t be able to find a job or that I will just fail. Honestly, I feel so bad about letting fear control me and for making me take this decision I knew I didn’t want to take from the start.

It’s not that I’m completely stuck. I actually applied for a job in the UK. There is this agency from Slovenia that recruits people to go and work abroad. My first meeting is this week and I’m really nervous about it. I hope they’ll like me and call me for a second meeting. It would be lifesaving for me to find a job in the UK or in any other country in Europe because I have this overwhelming feeling that I just need to change something, get out of Croatia, break this routine I’m in.

So, sorry if I just rambled on here but I told myself I will always be honest on my little blog and that’s what I did today. If I get some inspiration I will publish something later in the evening. I am just taking this day to get my mind straight and to prepare for my first lectures tomorrow. If any of you have some advice or experiences with this type of situation feel free to leave a comment or send me a message on my social media.

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I went home

Hello world!
As you may have seen on my Instagram luna.theblog yesterday I went home. Finally, I am home! Since my mommy doesn’t have internet in her apartment I don’t have the possibility to post regularly but I decided to go to the nearby city library where I prepare my posts a bit in advance. So if you don’t hear from me on some days, that’s the reason why. I’ve had the most amazing time yesterday when I got back. I was with my nephew, sister and mom.

In the evening I had drinks with my best friend that I haven’t seen in ages. You know how it is when girls get together after a long time. We had so much to tell each other and we had a few shots to celebrate that I got my bachelor’s degree and she became an engineer. I don’t have any pictures from the evening I spent with her because she is a person I hang out with and forget about my phone. I love her so much!

We had a bit much to drink and a bit too much to talk about that we forgot about time and they were already turning off the music in the bar to let the people know that they are closing. We just had so much fun that we overstayed for a bit. Anyways today I am working at the library and later I am babysitting my nephew and going out in the evening.

Hope you all are having a great time, tell me in the comments what have you been up to. It’s always nice to hear from you. Love you all!

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Dinner time

So, I’ve decided to do more random posts and I hope you will like it. Today I was running around my university getting all of the paper necessary to officially obtain my bachelor’s degree after which I had coffee with my friends and it started to rain like crazy. We had to get to the car and we were soaking wet. There was water literally pouring down my face and arms and I had to squeeze the rain out of my hair before getting into my apartment to have a nice, long shower. The rains in Zadar can get crazy, trust me.

The day after tomorrow I am going home to my mommy for a while so I have my “clean the fridge” action going on. I am absolutely against throwing food away and there’s a bunch of veggies and fruits in my fridge so I’m just trying to eat or freeze everything there is. This gives me the opportunity to eat large, delicious meals like this one.

I have me some chicken breasts cooked on olive oil, steamed broccoli and yellow beans, a bit of onion (love to put it in everything), some kidney beans, rye bread and tzatziki. One of the things people sometimes think is weird about me is how much I love to eat broccoli. I am the child every parent wants LOL.  I am trying to eat healthier and exercise and I just killed it with this dinner. I am so full!

For tonight I think I’ll tune in with some videos by Jay Shetty. I recently joined his Genius Group and I’m catching up with everything and all of the videos. I just find him to be so amazing and able to inspire people to become better.

I hope you are having a great evening or day (depends where you are from). Thank you for reading, love you so much!

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