Embrace Change – On Turning 26

I cried on my 20th birthday. I remember it vividly. I was up late studying with my then college boyfriend (my first ever boyfriend, how cute) in my first single apartment in Pittsburgh. I was so proud of how I decorated it - full of string lights, taped up photographs, and bodybuilding tropies as decor. … Continue reading Embrace Change – On Turning 26

A New Chapter

Isn't it crazy how life can change in a single moment and be so wonderfully unpredictable- you can go to sleep with one version of your world and suddenly you wake up and everything has changed. For better or for worse, it never ceases to amaze me. You'd think this is of no news to … Continue reading A New Chapter

The Coast of Capri, Italy

With windy days of wearing goose down jackets coming to an end and preparing for summer adventures, I've been reflecting on the travels I've been on in this last full year, and all the wonderful changes and challenges that have come along the way. Night shift was no joke, and getting my Master's on top … Continue reading The Coast of Capri, Italy

Happy New Year, Cheers, and on to the Next One

What a whirlwind this year has been. While I could write a novel about all of the things I've learned and done this year, I'll stick to a blog post of the most pivotal points, and focus on looking forward to new adventures. This was by far my most exciting year. I started the year … Continue reading Happy New Year, Cheers, and on to the Next One

Home for the Holidays

I love this time of year, not because I'm big on Christmas, we don't even celebrate it in Bosna, but because I love being snowed in with the pets and a hot cup of tea and honey (my 'new thing' since I've been sick for about 90% of this winter). Nothing compares to nights spent … Continue reading Home for the Holidays

Merhaba Istanbul & Back to Bosna

I wanted to document my entire trip to Turkey in a single post, but the last few months have been accompanied by a little extra (but very sweet) chaos - which includes moving to a new house, getting engaged, career tides rising and falling, and the excitement of new beginnings. But, I figured, today would … Continue reading Merhaba Istanbul & Back to Bosna

My favorite time of the year

I just want to boost about my love for this season, this holiday, and my family gathering together every year to enjoy each others company, eat lots of candy and watch scary movies. I live for the beautiful breeze and falling leaves of October, and this year it's even more special because I get to … Continue reading My favorite time of the year

Life in an Islamic Country – Istanbul, Turkey

If it wasn't clear from my posts, my surname or the name of my blog.. I'm Bosnian. Bosna is a largely islamic country that I've had the pleasure of living in and calling myself a part of despite the tragedies that occurred during Srebrenica. And while it's getting more attention and attracting people from around … Continue reading Life in an Islamic Country – Istanbul, Turkey

I made it to London!

I can't believe it took me 24 years to finally experience London when this place has been on my list since I was a little girl. I went on a little-turned-big trip to meet my Australian and Bosnian family in Turkey but I figured I'd stop in London (and Italy after) for a couple days … Continue reading I made it to London!

A Weekend in Washington 

Exactly 1 year ago (in March 2017) I went to LA for a women's conference which was inspiring and empowering; seeing tons of women going into medicine, law and business and demanding equal pay/respect/status is moving. And, while I'm passionate about women's rights, minorities rights and related issues all across the globe, my number one … Continue reading A Weekend in Washington