Hey. First half of December is gone in a blink of an eye. I remember like it was yesterday when I shared my November post with you – my plans to travel, make so many smoothies and finally read a book. Surprise surprise that did not happen. Well I mean I bought smoothie mixer and that was all my bank account avowed me to do and before I pick up a book November was over.

I had huge plans to travel to Switzerland as I never been there and it’s upsetting me that it’s so close to where I live now and yet so out of reach for me.

As I shared with you already I just started new job as a pharmacist assistant in Prague and it’s been just 3 months but ‘ve been sick 2 months of it. All of my colleagues claims that it’s totally normal and that this happened to all of them in their first time working in pharmacy. You’re just so close to sick patients and it takes a time till your body builds up proper immunity against all of the diseases transmitted in pharmacy.

So yes I’ve been ill in November too and my bank account is not happy about it.

Switzerland – see you next year.

December gives me mixed feelings. Of course I love the month, I feel like it’s where we’ve all been heading to whole year-long but’s it the most stressful month of them all. Work is just a mess – so many people are sick or looking for last-minute Christmas gifts for their relatives. It’s nonstopper and I’m coming home super tired.

I hate the stress and obligation of Christmas gifts.

My sisters believe that since I’ve started working and living on my own I somehow own them huge gifts. It’s s hard to explain to someone who lives at their parents house how I am barely paying rent and bills and that they just can’t expect 100$ worth of gift from me. So we’ve been fighting a lot because of the money and it’s not even Christmas yet. It’s just so messed up.
I am excited I’ll visit my home finally after almost 5 months but that means I’ll spend 2 whole days just traveling by train to get home. Yay.
December is just full of contradictions for me and it’s best described by this quote from my favorite Instagram account ever:


Me and my roomie had our Christmas light on since October but we decorated our baby Christmas tree just now while watching incredible Thor Ragnarok. It’s just too cute.

I don’t feel like planing anything special for December (as there is not much time left anyway) but I’m looking forward to reflecting back on this year once this pre-Christmas stuff calms down a bit cuz what a year it truly was.
I’m hoping to reach my goal by the end of the year – 100 000 reads on my blog renegade7x and I still can’t believe I’m so close.
Unspeakably thankful for every one of your reads, visits, likes and comments.
Have a lovely and peaceful December.
Thank you for your attention
xo Natalia


  1. December 11, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

  2. December 11, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    I agree Christmas can be hard but this year I’ve scaled it back as last year was so horrible. As a result I’m much more chilled / I’ve told everyone it’s about spending time together not getting into debt and I’m actually enjoying it. I hate the commercialism of it but love the lights and the music and crap films.

  3. December 11, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    I agree December can be a nightmare and I love to buy presents for people which can be hard as I can only buy presents using baby-sitting money which I get from babysitting my siblings and cousins so a fiver per hour, this often means I’m scaling the sales and £1 shops, however because I see Christmas as a time of giving and not receiving it makes the cheap things in life seem less cheap and that reminds me that some people don’t know get anything for Christmas and my siblings should be happy I get them anything at all, that probably doesn’t make sense but I hope you know what I mean.

  4. December 11, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    I hope that your financial situation gets resolved as some of my friends are facing some right now. Have happy holidays and keep your head up!

  5. December 12, 2018 / 8:50 am

    December always sucks, but its just like the dark night and soon bright sun will emerge..

  6. December 14, 2018 / 8:56 am

    I must say this post warmed my hearth and I wish a great Christmas.
    Don’t worry about others expectations about gifts,if they get disappointed is their problem😉enjoy Switzerland is a lovely country,no better place for a merry atmosphere.Rest relax and everything will be alright….❤️

  7. December 16, 2018 / 7:35 am

    True observations and feelings…
    Hands up anyone who can remember the TRUE meaning of Christmas!! Wishing you a sheep and a mint sweet so that you can say, “Baa Humbug”!!

  8. December 16, 2018 / 10:25 am

    Yes I agree December can be streesful time all round, but I enjoyed reading your blog xox

  9. December 16, 2018 / 11:04 am

    I’m chill this year with Christmas.I believe in Jesus, so the holiday means more than spending $$$
    Love the December poem!

  10. December 17, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    The Christmas pressure is very unrealistic and it makes it a rather unpleasant time of year.

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