September 10, 2015

#Inspiration: study

I have this folder in my laptop that contains various photos (mostly from pinterest). I open that folder and look at those pictures when I am feeling a lack of inspiration to study. Well, lately I've been inspired to study just because I am very interested in what I am learning. However, there were times when I saw no point in learning what I had to learn and the only thing that kept me from throwing up at the thought of studying was that folder with all of it's beautiful things that remind me how, why and what should I do.
I hope they'll help you too!

 - Kamilė

September 8, 2015

The second half

 The second month of my summer was full. I had practice at a hospital at weekdays and traveled around on weekends.
Well, firstly about my hospital experience. I tried out for the angiosurgery department and got the place there AND it was INCREDIBLE. All the personnel was extra friendly, helpful and they've let me do so much stuff on my own. The whole idea of the practice was that I was supposed to be a nurse's assistant and at first I did that. But after a couple of days they started to trust me and I became something between a resident and a student. I did most of the nurses' stuff too, but also I assisted in operations, saw a lot of difficult surgeries that I was too inexperienced to assist in, went to a lot of consultations with the doctors and even got my hands on some documentation (which was not at all boring as everyone always said!). Unfortunately, I am not one of those students who photograph themselves with surgical scrubs and upload those pictures to the internet. I didn't even make one picture in the hospital, 'cause you know, I go there to work and not to take pictures, but that is sadly why I can't post any moments of my experience there.
Though, in the mornings and sometimes for 24hours straight I lived in the hospital, I still had a lot of free time on my hands this last month. So I tried as hard as I could to make that time count. Not one weekend have I slept in my bed at home. I traveled to some other cities and visited some parties that very unexpectedly were tremendously fun, I had a lot of reading and chilling time in my grandparents' summer house, I had some road trips with new and amazing people, I met a lot of old friends, visited some festivals, I participated in my first bachelorette party and did a lot of other amazing things that gave me so much inspiration and motivation that I can't even describe it.
I only wish that I carried my camera more to have more pictures of this summer. But the camera is heavy and sometimes it blocks the vibe of spontaneity so it mostly lived at home when I did not. However, I still have made a few snaps of my adventures with the camera and some with my phone for instagram. Well... And the rest will live in my memory.

Cheers to autumn!


July 23, 2015

#Foodspiration: vegetarian

Recently I went to a music festival and there I discovered the best vegetarian food restaurant ever! Everything they had was so healthy and mouthwatering. Too bad that we don't have this specific one in our country. But since the festival I've been very excited to try out and cook more vegetarian meals myself. Right now I eat meat, however, it's mostly chicken or fish. A few years back I loooooved meat, any kind of meat would make me happy. But on the other hand I always felt guilty to eat it, I didn't feel like I deserved it. So I became a vegetarian for the idea of it and at first it was all fine, it was surprisingly easy to give up meat even when I loved it so much. But I was too young, I did not know how and what should I eat to get all the nutrients that I needed. After a while my body started getting really unhealthy. I used to be a person that never gets sick, but I was a vegetarian for exactly a year and in that year I got sick 7 times. I still try to get back to the healthiness level I was in before my vegetarian phase. 
 However, when the year ended and I decided that I need meat, my taste in it changed. Now I can only eat chicken and sometimes (but very rarely) beef and I can't even look at pork - I don't like the smell, the taste, the view. Also I think everything vegetarian looks so tasty and good for you. So sometimes I'd much rather eat something vegetarian, especially in places that I don't know too well. Today I've been browsing the internet for vegetarian meals all day and I'm very pleased with what I've found. So these are my 5 best choices. Bon appetit!

- Kamile

July 21, 2015

The first half

The first half of summer was spent studying non stop for a month and then finally living: reading literature and drinking cold coffee, visiting new places and making old dreams come true, eating healthy and taking care of myself, volunteering and photographing, drinking too much and dancing all those beautiful but short summer nights, visiting family and friends in other cities, meeting new people and falling in love with them, saying too much goodbyes and hoping that they are not forever, singing in the candlelight and laughing until we cry, enjoying the sunsets and greeting all of the sunrises, feeling free and loving life. I don't know how the second half will be able to match the craziness of the first one, but I hope it will.

 - Kamile