DÉJÀ VU/VU DÉJÀ⠀

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Do you ever get that feeling, when looking at something unfamiliar, starts to feel so familiar like you’ve seen it before?⠀

I ADORE THAT FEELING!⠀
For example, I was having that feeling a lot while meeting certain persons, tasting & smelling particular food or going to some new places.⠀

In fact, I had that feeling all the time on one island — CRETE ISLAND!⠀
Perhaps I felt such awe because Crete is wild as much as I am, perhaps the island had all that I wanted and needed at that point and all my emotions suddenly unleashed and crashed into something that it seemed to be DÉJÀ VU? ⠀

Our brains are incredible, being able to quickly scan our memory patterns when stimulated. 🧠⠀

But, what is VU DÉ JÀ then?⠀

Well, as it’s written — it’s totally an opposite thing!⠀
VU DÉ JÀ is a feeling of seeing something familiar as if it were the first time.⠀
Basically, you look at everything from a different perspective, which allows your creativity to shine! ✨⠀

FEELING UNINSPIRED?⠀
Here’s the tip: Imagine you’re someone else and do what you normally do. ⠀
Once you “jump out of your body”, you’ll be able to see the same situation from a totally different angle. Try practising it for a while. This is what I often do especially while writing and before my sleep.⠀

And while you practice, jump to my LINK IN BIO section and read my new blog post about Crete, imagine you are me for a moment and enjoy in one of the most beautiful islands in Greece just like I did!🤙😊⠀

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A man in a grey hoodie looking from his window in the distance on New York city in America
A man in a grey hoodie looking from his window in the distance on New York city in America

Life Lessons Worth Reading and Implementing

I turned 26 last month so I decided to share some lessons that I learned so far. All of the points I experienced on my skin, unfortunately on a hard way! However, I am wiser now just like every one of us with each new year that approaches!

The idea of this brief article is to inspire each other, and if you think there’s a point that needs to be added; something that life has thought you — feel free to write it in the comments section below and share it with all of…


a girl lighting up a cigarette with a lighter
a girl lighting up a cigarette with a lighter

A Brief Guide to Self-Awareness

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Yesterday while I was listening to a singer called Camarón de la Isla, known as the Roma God of Flamenco, one of the best Spanish singers, I remembered my tobacco past. Sadly, I used to smoke for almost 10 years. A nasty decade that rewarded me with yellow teeth, weaker lungs, and a thinner wallet.

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I haven’t heard this masterpiece for a while…

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Perhaps, the reason is that I’ve heard this song for the first time in the theater venue in Amsterdam with more than 1200 people around me.

It was one of those moments, when — you know — everyone grabs its head and looks up surrendering with everything that exists around at that moment.

Your eyes start…


Happy birthday cake with candles
Happy birthday cake with candles

Times are changing.

Back then, we would wait that someone remembers our birthday and congratulates us. Now, we announce on social media that is our birthday so everyone can be notified and wish us all the best. How silly.⠀
You know what else is silly? Asking how old is someone. Not for the sake of the question, but for that “OLD” word.⠀
Well folks, today, I am not 26 years old. Today, I am 26 years YOUNG!⠀


Yin Yang or Taijitsu presented with a cup of cofee and milk
Yin Yang or Taijitsu presented with a cup of cofee and milk

What do you believe in?

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However, I always seek the good in everything, even when it does not seem to exist. That is my life policy and that is why I decided to write about Taijitu, an ancient, simple symbol that explains bigger meaning far more than we probably realize. The fact is, there are moments when we feel so uplifted thinking we are about to fly. …


Investing in traveling means investing in education.

A colorfully painted man sitting in Nepal
A colorfully painted man sitting in Nepal

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The truth is, we travel for multiple reasons and they are quite subjective but we can all agree that every trip represents one more highlight of our year. We even do all our jobs and commitments with greater desire and ultra-productiveness when we have a vacation in mind that starts…


The ultimate guide on how to start following your dreams!

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I was just an ordinary girl with a pocket full of dreams.

By the time I was 24, I’ve changed around thirty jobs, always unsatisfied either with salary or bosses, conditions, my surroundings. I was simply deeply unhappy with my occupations that were occupying my days and besides, leaving me tired and mad at the whole world right before my time to sleep. It was obvious, I desperately needed a change.

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At first, I was just daydreaming at my work. I was still doing my job perfectly, but I wasn’t present there at all. Quite…


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Despite the fact I added the note, I received…


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My name is Valentina. I got this name from my dad and sister because they wanted someone in the family to have a special name day in addition to the birthday.
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"Apart from Valentine’s Day, she is called Valentina. You must never forget that day".

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Valentina Vucicic

Storyteller | Dreamer | Writing about life, people, society, positivity, culture... | “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” J.K

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