Don’t be mistaken, this won’t be a zero waste movement type of post. And this is not about being a minimalist either. For me, living with less has meant saying no to a corporate career, fancy job perks, status, big paychecks, and, most importantly, society expectations. Having less of all this to chase my dreams. Eventually, it’s my take on how to live and experience more. Continue reading “My Pursuit Of Happiness: How To Live With Less And Be Content”
And The Sh*t Got Real… Five Months In!
I still remember that day, I think it was late November. I was sat at my desk at work trying to crack on with my to-do list, one month in the job. And suddenly this realisation hit me – “Damn! This sh*t is real! I’m in Manchester, having a proper job, I have actually started a new life.” Yes, it took that long for the whole idea to sink in. And it scared me! Five months in now, has anything changed? Continue reading “And The Sh*t Got Real… Five Months In!”
Getting ZEALified: First Week At My New Job
I was supposed to write about my first day at my new job (at least that’s what the content plan says), but as you might guess – it got a bit busy. Five days flew by so fast! They were so eventful – loads of new information, meeting new people… getting crowned the Bowling Queen and Digital Laura, breaking internal records. Yes, all that happened to me on my first week. Want to know more? Continue reading “Getting ZEALified: First Week At My New Job”
That First Trip Back Home…
As you might know by now, I have managed the impossible and landed myself a pretty nice job here in Manchester. As I didn’t have to start right away, a crazy idea of hopping on a plane to Riga started to seem quite realistic as soon as I got the job offer. And so I did! Bought the tickets on a Tuesday afternoon and boarded the plane three days later. I got one week time and so much I wanted to do! How did it all turn out? Continue reading “That First Trip Back Home…”
11 Ways To Fall In Love With Manchester
Almost everyone I meet and tell my story and where I come from, asks me the same question: “Why Manchester?” Most of them expect a story, but my answer is quite simple: “I just fell in love with the city!” And that is completely true – I decided to move to another country and push a reset button on my life because I felt like I belong here and would really enjoy living in Manchester. Continue reading “11 Ways To Fall In Love With Manchester”
Becoming One Of ‘Them’ – Getting My National Insurance Number
Once you move to another country and start your life from scratch there, you have to be prepared for a lot of bureaucracy. Luckily, I’m a citizen of the European Union, which allows me to skip a lot of paperwork and other mess. However, there are things you just can’t avoid when you move to the UK, and the very first of them is – getting your National Insurance Number. Continue reading “Becoming One Of ‘Them’ – Getting My National Insurance Number”
7 Things I Have Learned During My First Month In MCR
Life for me has always been like a school – I’m always willing to learn, to grow, to sign up for new challenges. That also is the main reason I have put myself in this situation and why I embarked on this mission called “Project Manchester”. Even though one month is not a long time, for me this past month has been a big learning lesson. What did I learn exactly? Continue reading “7 Things I Have Learned During My First Month In MCR”
Finding That Place To Call Home
Even though I was mostly focused on finding a job before moving to Manchester, my first priority was to find a place to stay. And to avoid any problems in the future and make myself feel less home-sick, I was looking for a permanent place – a place to call home.
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How Did I End Up Here?
Summer 2015 has been unlike any other summer I can remember. After several fortunate and unfortunate events, this June I ended up having all the time in the world and sufficient savings to do just about anything. I’ve never been a big spender, so I traveled. I ended up in Manchester and just fell in love with the city. Continue reading “How Did I End Up Here?”