Let me introduce myself. My name is Eva and I am in my early thirties. Having been born in Czechoslovakia sometimes I feel like I am in my early fifties 😉 I still remember the old school stuff compared to my peers that grew up in North America.
What do I love? I love food, I love cooking, baking, I hate when people waste food and don’t respect and appreciate it. I don’t know, I think it is because I must have heard “You know what the starving, dying children in Africa would give to have this?” about a trillion times when I was growing up. My mother had the lovely idea that instilling empathy in us through saying these things and telling us that objects have feelings (among other crazy things) was a great idea (kind of backfired, kind of, more on that later).
I also love photography, not to be confused with taking selfies or compulsively taking about a billion photos of every meal, outing, occasion or vacation. A long time ago I have realized that by just mindlessly (and here it is, I was wondering how soon that word will make an appearance. This word, or rather it’s better cousin – mindfully – is something that is very dear and near to my heart) taking pictures you really don’t take in your surroundings anymore and just zone out and why would you do that to yourself? Life is to be enjoyed! You most likely won’t look at those pictures. So open your eyes and enjoy it live 🙂
I love being active: yoga, road cycling, walking, swimming, Frisbee. I would love to get into stand up paddle boarding. Without being active I don’t think I would be able to function. There are times in my life when I can do more and when I can barely do anything, but I always try, because I always feel better. It also helps to get out the aggression in me, I don’t know, for some strange reason (heh) I do have some anger in me and this helps tremendously to channel it out. Don’t get me wrong, I am the most zen person out there, I wouldn’t hurt a fly, you won’t ever see the anger on me, but I tend to take it out on myself and it eats me out from inside. And that is not healthy and good for anyone, especially not for someone in my state of un-health.
And most of all I love my family. They are my everything. I don’t think I have to add anything to that. Eventually I will get into why. There are couple of reasons, obvious and not so obvious behind my rather obsessive feelings towards them (don’t worry. nothing creepy).
And if you are wondering why I have not mentioned anything about what is wrong with me, well, bear with me. First of all, I don’t believe that my illnesses are what defines me, even though they touch every single aspect of my life and influence every second and every decision. Also that is such a long story it would kill this section 😉 We will get to it, believe me, after all, that is why I have decided to write this blog.