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Amsterdamski polumaraton – treći put prijavljen, prvi put istrčan

Moja priča s trčanjem započinje 2013te. Moja dobra prijateljica tad je odlučila istrčati maraton. U toj nakani, našla je klub s kojim je krenula okretati dužine. Sasvim ozbiljno, predložila je da im se i ja pridružim. “Imaju ti oni i školicu trčanja, ne moraš trčati maraton, možeš polu”. Tada sam bila u “normalnoj ljudskoj” formi, istrčala bih jednom tjednom 5km na laganih 30 minuta; nije mi bilo jasno kako, ili zašto, bi netko htio trčat više. Stoga se i dalje ne sjećam zašto sam zapravo pristala na taj pothvat školice trčanja. Krenulo se lagano povećavati kilometražu – 6, 7, 8,…

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When Dark Turns To Light

Today I got recognition at work, someone who has put an extra effort to deliver an important project. And I am proud, of course I am, but I also can’t help but feel like a cheat. Why, you might wonder? A few months ago, I was going through a breakup with my partner. I was trying to get myself grounded. After 6 years, I was living alone. At the same time, I was watching covid-19 cases spiking and the country preparing itself for another lockdown. In the meantime, I started a new project at work. Two weeks into the new…

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It’s Ok Not To Be Ok

It’s funny really. When you tell people you have a broken leg, they will tell you to rest, to take it easy, to follow instructions from your doctor. They might even offer to bring you groceries. But they most certainly won’t ask you to help them with theirs. Or to go for a run with them. Yet, when you tell people you are not ok emotionally, they won’t see the cast on your heart. It is that type of a thing that is not easily visible. It requires a person to look into your soul. And most people are not…

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Home Body

I had just received this book – Home Body by Rupi Kaur, that my friend had sent me. Most of it resonates strongly with me, but I figured there’s one particular topic I need to write about. During my teen years and the majority of my twenties, I hung out mostly with guys. I found men in my life stable and I found interactions with them so much easier, void of unnecessary drama, flakiness, and conversations about shallow topics. I was lucky enough to meet certain men I got (and still get) to call friends. Those people literally saved my…

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Letter To My Younger Self

Do you ever stop and think about what you’d say to a 19-yo self if you were to encounter them again? Do you wonder what they would be thinking of YOU now? Did you let them down? Did you fulfill their expectations? Sometimes, I stop and pause. Then I have this conversation with her. I want to tell her to enjoy herself. To worry less and breathe more. Things WILL work out fine in the end. I’d tell her – you’ll turn into an independent woman, like you had always wanted. What I  wouldn’t tell her is exactly how much…

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