Does my voice still matter?

I’ve been 7 years in the UK today. I left Italy on a Ryanair flight Rome-Nottingham with a hand luggage only when I was 25 and I never looked back. I didn’t know what to expect, I was young and needed a change. After 4.5 years of PhD, 1.5 years of covid, relocating twice, 4 years of antidepressants, I’m here today enjoying my life after pushing through my depression. It feels surreal.

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Happiness is your responsability!

A friend of mine told me this exact words last year “When you have a certain level of privilege (which we all do in western countries) happiness is your responsibility!” And she was right! I took charge of my happiness last winter when I decided to move to Cardiff. It was a leap of faith to relocate and work in a place where I never set foot before, but I’ve lived more of my life in the past 4 weeks than the last 2 years

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Change is scary but necessary

Today for the first time in 2 weeks, I actually realised I’m going to finish my current contract of employment in 2 weeks and start a new job in 6. It was a conscious and willing decision. I wanted the change, I needed it. So, rationally, I’m 100% convinced that I made the right decision, but emotionally, I’m coming to terms that, once again in my life, I have to put all my life in a bunch of boxes and start everything from scratch again.

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2 year anniversary of living my best life!

I can’t believe it’s been 2 years already. Little did I know 2 years ago that life would turn out a million times better than any expectations. I promise it hasn’t been easy but when I moved down to Kent to start my industry job I had a clear vision for myself: doing my absolute best and trying to be better than the day before every single day. I didn’t have any metric, I just wanted to feel like I was achieving something every single day.

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Travelling covid-free! A guide by a scientist

I’ve been neglecting the travelling side of my website too much. I was going out and about the whole summer visiting new places, all castles and historic sites included in the English Heritage membership and this gave me motivation to share my adventures. But since fall started, I totally gave up, not for lack of interest or motivation. Life changed quite a bit! (Some useful links are at the end of the article).

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New year, new anxiety to succeed!

Yoohoo! This is the first post of 2022, the first of a long series. I’m so excited for this new year and I feel very much rejuvenated and renewed after 3 weeks spent in Italy, the longest break I had since Jan 2020. I started my employment in March 2020 when we all know what happened and the rest made history. All pictures are sunrise shot I took from my flat, they are all mine as well as all unpopular opinions!

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New year, New me? Unsubscribe from the BS

Long time, no see! I’ve been on holiday since December 10th spending time with my family, in nature and cooking all day every day. A dream. I haven’t seen my family for 2 years due to covid restrictions and it was good to celebrate all the achievements of the endless pandemic with them! Loads of people I know tested positive due to new omicron variant of coronavirus, so I didn’t do much of mundane life. My initial idea was to celebrate new year in England watching fireworks and partying on the beach. Sadly, this won’t happen this year either so I decided to extend my holiday in Italy and spend a few more days with family.

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Holiday gifts – a guide to conscious shopping

Jumping on the bandwagon of the Holiday gift guide, I want to give my contribution this year. I’ve already expressed by frustration with consumerism, so don’t expect sensational gift ideas here. This is more of a guide for conscious and meaningful shopping. To know more about conscious shopping please check one of my old articles. This guide DOES NOT contain affiliate link, all views, photos, and unpopular opinions are my own.

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I made it through the past 12 months!

Absolutely nobody: “I can’t believe it’s the end of the year! Where is time gone?”

Me: “I do, I worked more hours than I wanted to, missed night sleep, cried, picked my own tears, bought more boxes of antidepressants than ever before! 2021 felt like 5 years long!” The featured image was kindly provided by English Heritage, then all photos and unpopular opinions are my own!

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