Weekend Reads #74

Saturday, February 4, 2017



Hello there! Sorry for the lack of Weekend Reads last week, but things have been hectic around here, and still kind of are. Two things you didn't know about me: I hate moving and I love routine. Coming from someone who moved 16 times in the previous 10 years—enough reasons to be hating it, right?! Actually, I don't hate the going-somewhere-new (or old!) part; it's the packing that's driving me crazy. Apparently, no matter how much I try to not hoard unnecessary items, I always end up with impossible amounts of things. Of everything. So that's why it's hard to read as much online as on regular days... but anyway, I managed to find some interesting reads for you this week. Enjoy!

Why I Will Never Hire A Life Coach—And Why I Think You Shouldn’t Too

Monday, January 30, 2017



I was in my early teens when I first heard the term, and it sounded downright  silly. A life coach? Someone who will teach you how to go through life? Yes, life is scary sometimes, if not all the time. Yes, I can be the most clueless person when it comes to what I should do next—in terms of whether I should go to grad school, take down that job offer, text a boy. Buy this or that. But does one really need a life coach?

A Foodie Heaven in Kreuzberg, Berlin: Street Food Thursday, Markthalle9

Thursday, January 26, 2017



Here's the thing. 

I miss Berlin. I miss it terribly, I miss it like a lover who's shaped me for life, I miss it like a child I gave up, I miss it like the love of my life. Which it is. 
Beware, a personal post with heavy reflections ahead. If not interested, just scroll until you find "Markthalle 9" written in large letters.

Weekend Reads #73

Friday, January 20, 2017



I just got asked what's with the Weekend Reads. Honestly? I forgot if was Friday! 🙈  That's what happens when you're unemployed. Or a freelancer, as we like to put it. 😉 Well, I hope you have a great weekend ahead of you, regardless of what you think of the news and current affairs. I plan to relax and then do some work as well—because weekends don't exist when you're unemployed. Or a freelancer. Have a good one!

Weekend Reads #72

Friday, January 13, 2017



Well, I guess the time has slowed down again—I mean, has taken its usual pace, because as we all know, it's crazy rapid. The temperatures are awful and I dread leaving my warm studio apartment. That means: more time for freelance work, more time for movies, books, and of course, the Internetz. So, here goes.

Weekend Reads #71

Saturday, January 7, 2017



Hello lovely people! How are you doing, how have the holidays been for you? I hope you're having a good a time and a lot of food. ;) Also, if you celebrate Christmas today, have a great one! Hristos se rodi! So here are some of the links you could find interesting.

25 Things I'm Looking Forward To In 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017



When you think of 2017, what do you see?

I don't know exactly. I was sure my 2015 would be better than 2014, and it didn't happen. I believed I could make 2016 anything I wanted it to be, but it sucked big time. So I'm now being cautious and not setting an intention of a great year. But if I can stick to my resolutions and just do some little things I will enjoy, it cannot be a bad one. So, here's what I'm looking forward to this year. Anything you can think of? Think small. Think big. There are probably some awesome things, or just nice things, that are ahead of you.
Spoiler alert: mine are not burgers, despite what the featuring photo says. But then again...


New Year's Resolutions: Chapter 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017



The post-NYE days are slow and so am I. Also, living alone means there's no heaps of food so I'm missing out on the magic—BUT only for a couple more days, as I'm going home for Christmas. (We celebrate it two weeks later.) Food and family, yay! I might have just reached that age where that's enough for happiness. However, I won't let myself be super lazy, and when I'm lazy, I'll make sure I at least read or watch something. So, here are my New Year's resolutions for 2k17. (Also: check out this post where I stated some of the NY resolutions you might borrow. You'll see I did too. 😊)

Weekend Reads #70: The Best of 2016.

Saturday, December 31, 2016



Another round of Weekend Reads! Only this time, instead of bombing you with new stuff you'll be too busy to read (hey, no judging! It's New Year's after all), I decided to remind you of the best things you could have read on Wandering Polka Dot so far on weekends. So without further ado, let's roll!


New Year's Goals You Could Add To Your List

Thursday, December 29, 2016



Apparently, I'm not a woman of a plan. What a hideous way to start off a post that talks about New Year's goals. No, wait, don't go!

I mean, I was; I made a detailed schedule for the blog and felt committed to it—only to fall ill just in time to not finish those posts that needed to be finished, let alone follow the schedule. Heck, I didn't even open my laptop. I felt I should say goodbye to everything and everyone, as the previous couple of nights were pretty heavy on me. (I hate getting sick. I never do. And then I do and then I freak out.)

Anyway, here's something I think you would find useful. If you're a New Year's resolutions freak like I am, but you're not sure what goals you could set for yourself, check this out. Nothing is too demanding, yet it might help you in your everyday life, or just make you feel like you own it. Or make you actually own it. 😉

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