Shani (Marie Lou-Nahhas) and Nicky (Natasha Lyonne) in OITNB 7.   Photo credit: Netflix
Hello, thank you for stopping by! Today I want to share with you some of my recent inspirations. Please share your current favourites in the comments section, I am always excited to find new books, films, articles, series and inspiring content creators. Enjoy reading! 

Red (Kate Mulgrew), Gloria (Selenis Leyva), CO Alvarez (Nicholas Webber) and CO Stefanovic (Josh Segarra ) in OITNB 7.  Photo credit: Netflix
Orange Is The New Black Season 7-  NO SPOILERS 😊
This is the end of an era. OITNB's final season was by far the most emotional one, and, in my opinion, the best. I have so much respect to the show creators for having the courage to speak about the current world crisis and for doing it in such a beautiful way. Orange Is The New Black had a real impact on people's lives and it became a voice for those who don't have one. I never thought that a web series could be so groundbreaking and meaningful. Most of the main cast became not only famous and critically-acclaimed actors but also well-known women rights, human rights and LGBTQ rights activists. They made a change.
I love this show not only for the strong feminist message it sends but also for making me appreciate my freedom and having access to things that inmates often do not have access to, like sunshine. OITNB was a beautiful and entertaining ride.

Paperless Post
Kian is about to turn three (!), so I already started to think about a small party to celebrate this amazing little human. Most likely it will be animal-themed because he loves them so much. I want to keep the decorations and set up pretty simple to avoid unnecessary garbage and waste, this is why I will be sending out only online invitations this year. 
Our guests will receive the invitations that I designed using Paperless Post via email. I enjoyed making the cards because the whole process was not only fun but also efficient (and this is my inner Monica Geller's favourite word). There are tonnes of templates to choose from, and they all are customisable. In my dashboard, I can see who has received the invitation already, and who confirmed attendance. So simple, so satisfying. 

If you want to create some flyers or invitations, you can check out Paperless Post's offer here.

An exceptional portrait of Olga Tokarczuk by Tomasz Lazar for The New Yorker
Ruth Franklin's article about Olga Tokarczuk in 'The New Yorker': 'Olga Tokarczuk’s Novels Against Nationalism'
Olga Tokarczuk is one of the most critically acclaimed Polish writers, and one of my two favourite authors of all times. She stands proudly for what she believes in, and she braids it beautifully into her novels. Ruth Franklin, who spoke to Tokarczuk during the Warsaw Book Fair, and then visited her in her home in the countryside, painted a very charming picture of an outstanding author and a stout-hearted activist. In her novels, Olga Tokarczuk explores the history of the Polish nation and culture without hiding away the uncomfortable facts, and she often suffers the consequences of her courage. That all, combined with extraordinary intellect and her sharp observation skills, makes her work outstanding. 
In 2018 she became the first Polish writer to win the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for 'Flights', and it is only one of the numerous awards she won. You can read Franklin's article here. 

Personal Growth
In the past few months, I decided to fall in love with physical activity. I am not the laziest of the people, but I have never enjoyed sport (except for swimming), and I was never good at. With a little bit of determination and persistence, I have now established a decent relationship with an indoor exercise bike, having done between three to five hours of cardio every week. It is not a lot, probably not enough, but for me, it is a step in the right direction. 
In terms of my inner work, I have experienced some of the most exciting meditations yet, and I have broadened my knowledge about spirituality significantly. 

Let me know what has recently inspired you. Thank you, as always, for your time. Have a great day! x


  1. I still have Orange is the new Black on my Netflix watch list - I will get around to watching it

  2. Some great tips, especially the invitations.

  3. I have almost finished OITNB - I felt it lost its way last series but this year it is back to its best

  4. Loving your favourites this month! I’ve not watched orange is the new black but have heard it’s great! Well done on the exercise bike three to five hours cardio a week sounds like a great achievement!


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