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Shame, shame, shame… 8 months without writing… but its better late than never, right?
I’ll try to sum everything up in few posts but brace yourselves cuz it may come in more than 2 😀
Since I was a little kid I’ve dreamt about having a car. I thought that it would be awesome to have a cute tiny car that I can drive with without having to get a driver’s licence. A car that I could use to go to places and it would go just as fast as a bicycle. Sometimes grandpa would let me into the garage and sit in his red Lada VAZ. And I would close my eyes and imagine that I am driving it from that garage to my parents’ apartment. I would image every bumps and every corner and how I would need to turn the wheel accordingly. I even once tried to build a little car myself (needless to mention that was not a successful attempt). And so it was a very important and sweet dream of mine to have my own car. Since February I and Kaspars were trying to find a good used car. We were going through advertisements basically everyday and there were few cars that were really good but there always was a ”but” or a little ”nah-ah”. It was May already and I we had completely lost hope to find something decent and then we decided to go to Volkswagen salon and take a look at some reasonably priced new cars or used one. I was very interested in VW Jetta because it was almost as awesome as Passat but it was not that expensive but the car would really be just a vehicle then.. no extras.. nothing. Then we saw VW Passat B8 (2016) and of course it is a completely different car. And it had nice extras.
Kaspars loved it, so did I, but.. The price… 30 000 EUR. The guy who was showing us the cars was a friend of Kaspars and he told us a lot of things and also a way how I could get a discount for 5 000 EUR. That made us think. A great bargain right? Hell yeah! We got home and got excited.. so there was no time to waste because the summer was coming and my dream was still burning hot! So then one thing happened after another and 17th of May (Norges nasjonaldag by the way) we drove home with our little cute Passat:
And so here comes the next post 🙂
This is more about me, my life today, my stands, beliefs and challenges.
I have planned to watch the blood moon together with supermoon ( http://earthsky.org/?p=51212 ) which is in the night of 27th to 28th of September. In Latvia it is 05:47 MAX. You can check time for your region and if it is possible to see it on the internet.
I turned 21 on the 2nd of August. It is a little bit strange to get older. 🙂 And I finally decided to get a tattoo. So 6th August I got this:
It is the flower of life inside of the 2nd chakra. 🙂 It cost me 160 EUR but I am very happy about it and perhaps I will make another one in soon future 🙂
So.. I am still trying to be vegan. I am fully vegetarian but I still have problems with finding the food without dairy. So to put in numbers : 100 % vegetarian and 70 % vegan. But I am feeling great and I am planning to go full vegan until my 22nd birthday which is kind a special age for me. We visited ”Fat pumpkin” and it was soooo delicious.
AAAANDDD one day I and my colleague.. we made this:
And I have one more challenge until my 22nd birthday which is to live each day asking this one simple question ” What would a person who loves themselves do?”
So basically I am learning to love myself. I hope that this will also help my marriage because last few months have been quite hard for us.
I am reading Teal Swan’s book ” Shadows before dawn” and it has been very helpful.. This is actually where I got this idea of using this question from. 🙂
I have also passed B2 exam in Norwegian, so I am quite flink now ;D This means that this month I am getting a salary raise ^^
And last but not least.. Vi er på jakt etter en ny bil 🙂 We are thinking about buying a new car, because it is so much less headache if you don’t have to repair the car that someone else has f***ed up 😀 So you will be hearing about cars in near future, hopefully 🙂
And some photos from Madona:
Ok, I have to keep fighting in this life…
June was quite interesting. We went to a wedding. It was really nice. We had some romantic moments especially in the car.
Then another day we drove to Madona with the same car (Which belongs to my father) and it had again problems with starting up. We ended up pushing the car while we were in the graveyard ;D Actually it was Kaspars and his grandparents who pushed the car, because I was driving. My first problems with a car. 😉
Last Saturday it was a teambuilding event for my departement. We had fun time and especially while climbing the thing which was called ”Vells” (translates to Devil). When I got up approximately 2 meters.. my heart started to race and I was in doubt and wasn’t sure if I could do climb any further. I just took some deep breaths and ended up climbing to the top. My colleague helped me a lot by shouting ”Daiga, you can do it!”.
And last but not least... Another attempt of mine to go vegan. Since June 16th I haven’t eaten any meat and I don’t know why but it has been very easy. So I have a feeling that I won’t bounce back to eating it again. But we’ll see of course. And there are other animal products. I haven’t bought milk in few months now although it was my favourite drink together with dinner. The three products that I find most difficult to cut out are sour cream, cheese and eggs. For me meat is the one product that I don’t want to go back because it makes me feel sad to eat a dead animal. The rest of animal products I just want to minimize as much as possible because they don’t have so many benefits. As I also don’t like these labels ”vegan” or ”vegetarian” or ”meat eater” I just call myself a person that avoids eating animal products.
Why am I doing this? I have to be honest here: It wasn’t the fact that someone is dying that struck me the most or made me think about what I am eating. Because I know that animals also have a soul and they still live on and we can see other animals eating each other in nature. So for me firstly it was Teal Swan who talked about so called ”spiritual diet”. Because I was and still am very interested in achieving OBE on regular basis and I wanted to make my body more alkaline so that it is more likely to happen. And I just understood how healthy it is to cut out animal products and how it could change my health for good. Later on it was Freelee the Banana girl who can be quite harsh sometimes but I guess that that is what I like about her. She is direct and honest. I felt inspired looking at her body and knowing that she is doing all the right things regarding the diet and seeing her blending some fruits and repeating ” you can eat as much as you can! No calories restriction!” just made sense to me because I did not want to do that. She made me buy a blender, finally. Thank god! Now I can have my smoothies! So now when I think about meat and other animal products I also have this good feeling that no one has to get hurt because of me and this is a big bonus. So I see this as a win – win situation. I get my beauty, strength and health and animals get to live on. And I am not there yet to make other people think about going vegan as Freelee is doing this. I am happy that someone is doing this ;D But when it comes to me I just want to make myself feel good and when another person is ready to listen about this lifestyle I will be more that glad to share ideas. P.s. you can find both Teal Swan and Freelee on youtube. Oh and one more thing – after not eating meat and minimal amount of animal products just for 5 days I felt my skin go soooo soft. I didn’t know that my skin can be so soft! I am amazed! My acne is getting better and my intestines are feeling a lot better.
I have been trying go vegan for a long time and I also had a lot of doubts about protein which we can get from meat and dairy.. and it turn out that there are a lot of plants that can give you full protein. One of my favourite ones are buckwheat and amaranth. 🙂
And now photos and videos!:
My breakfast today 🙂
Yesterday: +31 C
My colleague tries to make me smile.
Teambuilding dinner – burgers! For me – peasburger ;D
I MADE IT TO THE TOP!
To make my workplace look more nice 🙂
Kaspars took a photo because he thought I look sexy
Daiga happy on the beach
Fint, ikke sant?
The next day after our friend’s wedding
Typical Latvia’s view
Hailey is pooping ;DDD
Happy carrot was very very sad but now she is trying to get back on her feet!
My mom showed me these! A little while longer and…. YUM!
Tomato, avocado, salad and other greens 🙂 This was my yesterdays dinner 🙂
Salad and greens were from our garden. I’m waiting when we’ll have our own tomatoes as well >:)
This is a typical view in Latvia. I took this photo this morning 🙂
I stayed at parents house yesterday and this morning it was such a nice and fresh weather (mmmm)… I wish I could have something like that in Riga.
A few of many flowers in mom’s garden 🙂 And those white leaves come from apple tree 🙂 Romantic, right?
I must confess… for more than a month now.. I’ve been trying to befriend with crows. They are amazingly smart and they can recognize a person by face. But the most interesting part is that they can remember you if you do something bad to them or because you do something good to them. My plan is to feed them – so I want to get on their good side ;D There are many species for crows and these are those who I meet everyday on my way to work:
And here are two videos from today’s fun with my husband in Mežaparks:
Later we went to eat some not so healthy food and we ordered a takeaway and we ate it at Kaspar’s office. I had never been to his office before. It was nice. And we also played ping pong a bit.. When I was starting to get good at it… I realized that I was tired ;D So then we went home. 🙂
And here I wanted to show you how Haley ravaged the blanket today… she also fell down from the bed.. Take a look! 🙂