Hi. I’m Lidiya K.

If you aren’t satisfied with your current lifestyle, if you aren’t as productive as you want to be, if you can’t seem to build the discipline required to get further in life, if you can’t take your online business off the ground…that’s alright.

You are not the problem. Your mindset and system are.

I believe that with a smart approach, good strategy, action plan, optimized environment, and consistency, pretty much anything is achievable.

If other people are living the ideal lifestyle, so can you!


How Let’s Reach Success  Can Help You

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With anything I publish on Let’s Reach Success, I aim at making your journey to personal, spiritual and business growth easier.

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You’ll often hear me talk about some of the most successful entrepreneurs that are crushing it in every possible way. I like to study their habits, daily rituals and how they do business, and turn it into practical blog posts (or talk about it on the podcast).

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About Lidiya


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Image: Phi Phi islands, Thailand. The place that made me believe there really is heaven on earth.

I’m a blogger, author and podcaster in the fields of self-improvement, life hacking and entrepreneurship. I also freelance, publish books, run this site, learn the ins and outs of Internet Marketing and work on improving myself daily.

I found my passion – personal development – and combined it with the best medium for me – writing. That’s how I turned what I love doing into a career and became my own boss.

Over time, after trying things, learning how to manage my time and money, saying ‘no’ way more often and having a clear vision of how exactly I want my life to look like, I became location independent (moved to Amsterdam – my favorite city), and able to work while traveling (enjoyed Thailand for 5 weeks in February and March, and regularly travel across Europe with a laptop in my backpack).

I can call myself a lifestyle designer now, but it all began with personal development. So yes, change does begin on the inside.

I believe that anyone can achieve the ultimate freedom, which is doing what you love for a living, reclaiming your time and spending it in productive and enjoyable ways, doing meaningful work, building better habits and staying focused on an end goal, while living every daily slowly and consciously.

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My Values


Here are some of the things I believe in, which you’ll feel in everything I write and publish on the blog too.

We’re all capable of more than we consider possible.

Doubts, insecurities, fear of failure, caring what others think, following the norms society creates… all these are the obstacles we need to overcome. Once we eliminate this, what’s left will be the potential within and the ability to set goals and take consistent action upon them.

Doing meaningful work.

‘Work’ has become something people avoid these days and even the thought of which is overwhelming. So is the word ‘job’.

These have negative meaning because people are doing what they are supposed to, finding no real meaning and passion in the thing they dedicate their most active years to, but following a trajectory that’s considered successful and a good choice.

Happiness is not part of their life, and these are also the people who live for the weekends and holidays. But even the time off doesn’t let them clear their head and truly enjoy their days.

The other way to do work, and to live life, is to find what you love doing, what you’re good at, what comes naturally to you, and start investing time in it daily. Then, build the necessary skills, do the work long before the money starts coming in, care about what you do, create things, solve problems people have, and find a way to give them value with your work.

Thats when they will pay you, love your business, become fans of your brand and tell their friends about it.

I’ve found my passion in life – personal development, and combined it with the best way I know to express myself – writing. Then, I created a blog, started freelancing for clients to begin making an income, self-published books cause I enjoy it, and am constantly producing more content in multiple ways, and thus creating different income streams, inspiring people, and doing exactly what I want to do with my time every day.

I’m satisfied with this, and that helps me do work that matters. I’ll never complain about it because it’s also my passion. And passion never goes away.

If you still aren’t motivated enough to build something on your own, check out what self-employment really leads to, some easy ways to make your first dollar online, and even how to start a startup for less than $100.

Leaving the comfort zone.

Something I’m always trying to do with my life, and encourage everyone else to do, is leaving the zone of comfort we often create for ourselves without realizing.

Then we’re stuck, do nothing new, complain and make excuses, don’t live life or appreciate anything we have, don’t build skills or improve.

Getting out of this trap happens by challenging yourself, doing what feels uncomfortable, even seeking discomfort and uncertainty, doing what you don’t feel like doing, making drastic changes and taking risks that can turn your whole life around.

I used to be scared of change and uncertainty. Now I thrive in them. - lidiya k - letsreachsuccess

With most of my posts I try to share tips on how to get comfortable with discomfort, to let go of fear, to put yourself in new environments in order to become more adaptive.

How you manage your time is how you manage your life.

That’s another thing I’ve realized as a result of working on myself, making mistakes, contemplating and defining what really matters in life.

Productivity and time management are some of the key topics the blog is created around. Doing meaningful work, being focused, strategic and not letting distractions get in the way, means you’ll also get things done much faster, will save precious time that you can invest in more profitable and enjoyable activities, and your performance will be better too.

In fact, you can’t start and run a business without having mastered productivity and knowing how to manage your time. It’s about priorities, tracking things, using time management hacks, saying ‘no’ to any task or activity that doesn’t give you the results you want, and being completely present when working on something.

Once you get better at this, you’ll see that you suddenly start managing your whole life much better. Because the principles of how you control your time are the same as the ones applying to money, relationships, career, and life in general.

There are life lessons in everything.

Wisdom comes with accepting what is, being alright with failure, not judging or blaming, and being a lifelong student.

Then, nothing will really upset you as you’ll be enjoying the good moments in life, and being truly grateful for the bad ones as they make you stronger and give you knowledge and experience.

Mistakes and failure are powerful. All leaders, entrepreneurs, artists and big figures from history know that. It’s not the success they’re after, it’s the trial and error, which inevitably leads to progress and knowing exactly what not to do next time.

It’s super fun for me to extract the wisdom and lessons in anything, from daily life to the big things.

From Tinder, you can learn a lot about relationships and communication. From simply looking back at what you’ve been through, you can learn some powerful truths about life.

From kids we can learn some extraordinary things about life, and even about entrepreneurship.

From losing, you can see what truly matters in life.. The business ideas that don’t work, are great teachers too. Here I share my latest one and why I’m leaving it behind.


Where I Come From and How I’m Making a Statement with My Life

Everyone's making a statement with the way they live their life.

You might be planning to do big things, you might talk about making things happen, but nothing will really be real until you take action. And every little step you take in daily life shapes your future and who you become, and is part of your legacy. So it’s worth making it one to remember.

So, here are some facts about my life, what I’m changing about the different aspects of my personality and lifestyle, and what’s the purpose of that:

1. The place you come from doesn’t need to be where you stay your whole life.

I’m Bulgarian and have been living there till a few months ago.

But coming from a country that’s not developed enough, where you don’t like the way the average person thinks, means you need to get out of there as soon as possible as the environment becomes limiting.

I love my country, and will always come back there often (it’s one of the benefits of being location independent, after all – to always have the time to visit family and friends at home). It’s also where I had a great childhood, all the freedom I needed, and formed my first impressions of the world.

But I wanted more out of the country I’m based in. My heart and soul are international. I’ve been reading and writing in English since I can remember, I was always interested in other cultures, learned foreign languages and couldn’t wait to visit a new destination.

Over the years, I made friends from all over Europe and kept in touch with them, visiting each other during the winder, spending the summers together. Mainly at one popular resort in Bulgaria close to my city, where I got introduced to people from countries like Denmark, Sweden, UK, Australia, Germany, and many, many more, and got to know their way of thinking and learned a lot from them.

Conclusion: your homeland doesn’t define you. You can live anywhere in the world.

2. Find your dream location and move there.

amsterdam - the dream location

One country, its people and culture, stood out, though – the Netherlands.

Open-minded individuals, who were so easy to communicate with. Honestly, no other nation thinks like dutch people. Might be just my personality that fits their mindset, but I did take the decision to eventually move there years ago.

After visiting friends a few times, spending time in different areas of the country and seeing and hearing about enough typical dutch things, I was just waiting to become location independent before I officially move there.

In my case, that was turning my passion and what I’ve started doing online into a real businesses, becoming financially independent, fixing the legal part so that I can be at peace and just keep doing my work from anywhere in the world, learn how to manage my money well, and then leave home.

Now, I’m waking up and going to bed with a smile every single day just because of the fact that I’m in Holland, and – in particular – Amsterdam.

I had friends here I could count on if something went wrong, but I really did want to do this on my own.

So, I booked a place in Amsterdam for 10 days using AirBnB, and came with a one-way ticket.

In the worst case, I’d return home if I couldn’t find something for longer and make it work.

But I did. During these 10 days here I met with people across the city to check out rooms and places to rent. I had to choose and act fast. My main requirements were to find something affordable in a good neighborhood. The point was to just start my life here. In the near future, of course, it would be a bigger, better and more central place that I’ll actually turn into a home.

Choosing Amsterdam as the exact city was a bit random actually, but I can’t be more grateful I made that choice. Turns out, it’s my dream location. I just didn’t know it before.

Maybe it’s because it’s the only part of Holland that’s dutch, and yet international. This city has anything a person like me can wish for.

All types of people live and come here and walking around and exploring the city is true pleasure. Even the weather, using public transport (will get a scooter soon, though), and some little issues that come up or things about my current home that I don’t like – are something I’d never complain about simply because I’m exactly where I want to be.

The dream location does exist.

I even realized I’ve never truly loved a city before. But every time I get to the center of Amsterdam, I feel like it’s the first time there and I fall in love with it all over again.

The city is good for location independent creatives like me. It’s not a rare thing to just start conversations with awesome individuals on the streets. The shopping opportunities, restaurants and nightlife are amazing. And there’s the history and art side of this and Amsterdam has a lot to offer in terms of this.

Everyone says it’s expensive. I don’t think so.

My budget isn’t big, it’s just enough to afford this and live life on my own terms. That’s the real meaning of a lifestyle business, after all.

Conclusion: if I can come from a country like Bulgaria and move effortlessly to and live happily in one of the best cities in the world, you can do it to.

3. You can make it on your own.

There isn’t a single person in my surroundings who’s doing what I’m doing.

During my childhood, I wasn’t pushed towards leaving Bulgaria, or working online, or being self-employed.

And while I do have a real-life example in the face of my mother, who’s started many businesses in front to my eyes and believes in me no matter what, I still think environment isn’t an obstacle to defining the ideal lifestyle for yourself and doing what it takes to create it.

Most of my friends back home are living an average life, and like it this way. I mean, they graduate from university, get a job in the field, don’t get to know other cultures, don’t travel the world, don’t become their own bosses, don’t find joy in their work or look for the life lessons in anything.

And that’s okay. Not everyone wants more out of life as it takes a ton of hard work, there’s uncertainty and risk involved, and for some it’s just stressful.

But I just can’t settle down for less because I do believe there’s potential in each of us, and finding what you love doing, turning it into your career, freeing yourself from the system and letting go of conventional wisdom, is the way to go.

Conclusion: you don’t need support from family and friends. Environment is just an outer factor. So get to know yourself better, define what you truly want, make a plan on how to get there, and do the work.

4. Formal education is BS.

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I graduated from a good university of Economics in Bulgaria, with a degree in Marketing

Do you know how much of the knowledge that was presented to me I use in real life now, either to make money or reach goals?

Not a single fact!

I don’t believe in formal education. And these 4 years at uni were the last thing I did in my life that was related to what society expected me to do, and not what I felt was right.

But it was these years that I did something else, and maybe the free time and dissatisfaction with the standard educational system were the main motivators.

It was then that I finally found my true calling. It has always been right in front of my eyes, but there were too many distractions.

That was writing. And I started writing more.

What’s even more important though, I started doing research daily and explored all the opportunities of the Internet, started reading the stories of successful entrepreneurs, or just freelancers who were living the ideal lifestyle doing meaningful work that they love.

For a start, I realized it’s possible that I can have this too.

Then, as a writer, I know that reading leads to writing, and to get better and find your voice, you need to write all the time. So, that’s what I did.

I rarely attended lectures at uni and was studying like crazy for the exams. That led to nothing more than passing them together with stress, useless information I was remembering for a short period of time which was then simply gone, and hating the way the system works even more.

Plus, I found out that I really don’t like being told what to do. Especially when I think there are more effective ways to get the thing done and more productive ways to spend your time.

So, these were also the years I started writing. And not just about anything, but exactly the things I’m passionate about – personal growth, the human potential, the lessons of life, and so on.

I loved every second of it and it’s no different today.

Everything I learned that is letting me do what I love from anywhere (be it from home, in a coffice in Amsterdam, or while traveling the world with my laptop), were things I learned myself.

University doesn’t mean anything if you’re not passionate about it.

My advice? Turn to self-education.

It’s what most millionaires, owners of big brands and businesses, professionals and lifestyle designers, have realized early on. So they stopped listening to what others are telling them, and started reading books, learning from experience, traveling, trying things, failing and learning from it.

That’s what it means to be a student of life. And these are the things I’m doing every single day.

Conclusion: Go to university if you want to, but it’s must cheaper, smarter, more productive and a better use of your time to build the exact skills you’re interested in, learn anything you can about the industry you’re passionate about, and gather all the information you need that’s essential and which you’re going to use.

5. You can have the ideal day, every day.

My usual day now goes like this: I wake up in the morning (not because I have to, but because I want to), I make coffee and tea, and get to work. I dedicate the first 4 hours of my day to focused work. That’s more than enough because I’m present, focused and productive.

I can work more later on, but usually that produces enough results. That’s what happens when you’re working on the right things, manage your time well, and do it before any distraction has come in the way.

My work is one of my priorities in life, so I put it before anything else. Which means long before I eat (this makes me lazy), communicate with others, go out or think about other things.

Then, I take a break, do some chores or administrative tasks related to the business that need to be done but don’t require my full attention. After that I go to the gym and have an intense session of lifting weights (took me years to turn this into a habit, now I love it and it brings discipline to my life).

After that, I can relax as much as I want to, see friends, go out, or do anything I feel like.

And these are the days when I’m not traveling, or doing something special.

And you know what? There’s no boring moment, nothing I want to skip, nothing I’d change, nothing I’d complain about, and nothing that would make me wish to live anyone else’s life.

Why? Because I’ve consciously transformed every area of my life so that it can become like this.

I’ve worked my ass off to be able to have this freedom – freedom to work whenever I want to, creative freedom to choose my own projects, topics and clients, financial freedom, location freedom to be able to do it from anywhere.

When you’ve deserved it – and when you keep working on keeping this – there’s no other way but to enjoy every second of it.

Your ideal day might be completely different from mine. And that’s perfectly fine. But it’s really important to define it and start creating it.

Conclusion: you can live a life you need to vacation from. Start by defining what you don’t like about your days now and how you can eliminate it. Then, add what can be added until you have the ideal day. Have it once a month first, then once a week, then let it become your daily life.

6. You don’t need meat to build muscles.

I don’t talk about this often as I don’t want to tell others what to do and what lifestyle choices to make – I haven’t even written about it on the blog (I might do soon, though). But I’ve been a vegetarian for almost 9 years now.

And not a single person in my surroundings, from the many friends I have or even those I’ve spent time with for some time in the past, is living without meat. Not a single person in my family either.

How did I decide to do this?

I was 16 and read a book explaining what meat really consists of, why the human body isn’t created to digest it, and what’s really going on in the slaughterhouses. And I never, ever put meat in my mouth ever again.

That’s why I say books are powerful. When you find the right one, that’s informative but also resonates with you, it’s life-changing.

Of course, I did a research. I didn’t even think about the moral side of this until later. And it was just a few years ago that I found out the shocking things going on with industrial livestock production.

Well, turns out so much of the Earth is being deforested to provide land to the excessive number of farm animals, so much water and food used to feed them (the amounts of which can easily feed whole countries of the Third World), so many pesticides used to produce the meat corporations tell you is good for you, and more.

Hundreds of studies show how vegetarians suffer from less diseases and are happier and more peaceful. Researchers have found how exactly meat affects the body, how we simply can’t digest it properly and what chemical reactions it creates in the brain.

There’s enough proof that the vegetarian lifestyle is ideal for kids and pregnant women too. Not to mention that by not eating meat you don’t consume the growth hormones given to animals and the misery and pain they died with (that’s energy after all, and it stays in the cells of their bodies until we consume it).

Anyways. Enough of that.

My point is different. I’ve never told anyone to stop eating meat. But when they ask me, I let the facts speak for themselves.

And here are the facts:

I’ve never had digestive issues since the day I stopped eating meat. My mind has never been clearer, I catch the flu much less often now, I feel lighter, I build muscles in the gym, I have enough energy to do anything I want, I’m productive and never expressed the desire to taste meat again.

It feels good not to be eating animals and to thus show respect to them. Also, ever since I’ve taken this decision, I admit it was one of the best choices I’ve made in my life.

It’s not true that you’ve got nothing to eat if you’re a vegetarian, or that meals will require preparation or the food will be more expensive, or that you’ll be considered weird in any way.

Also, when I’m in doubt whether or not I can build a new habit or break an old one, I just remember that it took me one decision to decide to never eat meat again and thus see benefits that I’m not even aware of yet.

7. Anyone can start a business and work from anywhere.


Image: Checking email at a rooftop pool in the heart of Bangkok.

You don’t need initial capital, knowledge, experience, connections, diploma, skills, support, a million-dollar idea, or anything else you’re using as an excuse.

To start an online business, you need a desire to create something out of nothing, a laptop and a PayPal account.

Why only a small percent of all those who want to become self-employed, earn passive income and live the laptop lifestyle succeed?

Because it takes weeks, months or years to see the first money coming it.
Because it takes learning, researching, developing skills, getting feedback, making mistakes and learning from them, losing hope and finding it again, testing many ideas until one works best, dealing with aspects you might not like, and more – all this never ends. You just learn to love it and get better at seeing what doesn’t work and skipping it, and working smarter rather than harder.

Truth is, most people are lazy.

The idea of writing 100 posts on a certain topic before you see some steady traffic from Google doesn’t appeal to them. But that’s what it takes to create a successful blog, believe it or not.

The idea of starting 5 startups that fail and letting hundreds of hours of hard work go away, before you succeed with the next project you begin working on, isn’t something they’re willing to do.

The idea of cutting their expenses to the bare minimum, quitting their regular job and living in uncertainty for a few months while starting an online business from scratch, isn’t something they’d try.

The thought of waking up early every morning, dedicating every free hour in the evening and their whole weekends for a few months so that they can start doing their work remotely and break free from the system, or just start a business on the side, sounds overwhelming.

These people prefer to keep living their current life because it’s easier. Otherwise, there’s change and risk involved. And that scares them.

These are also the people who read about entrepreneurs, social media influencers, digital nomads and best-selling authors, and wonder how they got there.

Because the things I listed above, are exactly what it really takes to start a profitable business, and let it change your life and the life of your customers.



On Lifestyle Design


Image: Somewhere on a beach in Barcelona.

I’m a lifestyle designer now, but some time ago I was just an Internet user reading about it.

Lifestyle design, or living life on your own terms, is one of my most favorite concepts, mindsets, philosophies, ways of living, or whatever it is that you wish to call it.

Years ago I was reading about this and how lifestyle designers were creating businesses to live a life on their own terms, how their work was meaningful. They had reclaimed their time and were doing exactly what they wanted to with it.

Back then it was something I wouldn’t even allow myself to dream about having. That’s how much of a beginner I was in personal development. Because insecurities, fear of failure and not aiming higher, are obstacles on the way to actually getting where you want to in life.

But it all starts with reading about the life you want to lead some time from now.

That’s when you realize it’s possible, read the stories of those who started from nothing but are living the ideal lifestyle now, and even learn a few tricks and start making some plans on how to do that yourself.

For me, it was people like Tim Ferriss, Tynan, Mark Manson, Dan and Ian from the TropicalMBA, Pat Flynn and many more.

I’m truly grateful that they decided to share their journey, the mistakes they made, the lessons learned, the businesses created. Each detail was crucial, although all these people were doing it their way.

That’s why I constantly mention them throughout my blog posts. I love linking to their articles, resources, homepages, podcasts and products as these are exactly the things that encouraged me to stop making excuses and focus on making things happen in my life.

And now that I’m sharing the steps I take on my journey to creating a life I need no escape from, I’m helping those who are just starting out.

So, what’s lifestyle design?

Lifestyle design means designing your life the way you want it to be. It’s when you create yourself and your environment and turn your vision into reality.

Lifestyle design is about freedom, reclaiming your time, doing things you like, spending each day in the best way possible, feeling the way you want to, spending your time in ways you find enjoyable, and making it all meaningful by helping others with what you do and leaving a dent in the universe.

Lifestyle design is for serious players only.

If you decide to go for it, you’re investing the rest of your life, accepting failure as the most natural thing in the world, becoming adaptive and decisive.

To live life on your own terms, you’ll have to not just play the game, but change it completely.

We’re talking about innovation, questioning anything other people or society tell you, not settling for anything less than success, and taking another direction when necessary.

As Corbett Barr says in this post, “it’s about examining your life and your goals and thinking unconventionally about how to make things possible now instead of later. It’s about designing your life instead of letting society design it for you.”

So if you’re having doubts, and even if reading about so many other people out there who succeeded in becoming their own bosses and living the dream, I’m yet another person to assure you:

Life is what you make it. If you manage to get out of the system at an early age, and ruthlessly follow a direction of your own, while putting in the work and desire, you’ll not just get far, you’ll get even further than that.


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  1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
    First, good luck with the speech. 7 minutes really do sound a bit challenging but I’m sure you’ll do just fine. The topic of the speech is wonderful and important and I see you have a lot of experience in that. You sound so determined and motivated.
    I think that reading that book really was a crucial point in your self-improvement. I also realize different important things in my life by reading something or watching something motivational. Even if the ideas are not the same, somehow they boost my brain activity and productivity and there it is… a new idea is born.
    You’ve been through challenging moments, but it was necessary so that you can become the person you are today – with purpose, specific goals and desire to go on.
    I’d love to hear your speech so if you have a video of it later, feel free to put the link here so that I can see it, and the other readers as well.
    Take care!

  2. I’m actually giving my next speech for Toastmasters on motivation. My goal for the speech is to help my audience better understand motivation and to inspire them to achieve whatever goals they may have. I have to do this in under 7 minutes which I find challenging but I know it can be done. I enjoy reading your blog post and I am finding it very useful in helping me organize my speech. I am currently on a journey to achieve success in my life and have been for a while. I am 25 and have struggled along the way staying motivated with my goals and trying to figure out what it is that will make me truly happy. It wasn’t until recently I bought a book, Man 2.0:Engineering The Alpha, which helped put my ideas into perspective for me. From this book I realized that while I was trying to achieve my personal goals, excersice,fitness,education, etc. I was always more concerned with becoming what I thought would make me happy. I was comparing my progress to others success in that particular area when I should have been more concerned with myself. By comparing myself to others I wasn’t realizing that I was inhibiting myself from becoming the most evolved person I could become and living up to my true potential. You can’t be better than everyone else because we are all different and unique and must set out to blaze our own path. Like I mentioned earlier I’ve been on this journey for a while but now things are starting to look up and I’m excited about tomorrow.

  3. It was lovely to see your compliment, your “like”, in Shadows of Love earlier today. Thank you ever so much!

  4. Thanks for visiting and liking my blog and,by so doing, introducing me to yours. Looks like it’s full of great stuff. And by the way, keep going on your book. As I’ve found from the response to mine, subjects related to finding inspiration for a good life, or as in mine, finding the peace and contentment of joy, are a most important…and popular…subject.

    1. Thank you too for commenting! Contentment, peace, harmony and happiness are also some of the main subjects I write and think about. Without inner substance, we are empty. I hope everyone can reach these simple and beautiful states and manages to remain there.

      1. Hi Lidiya,

        I love that you mentioned the importance of having inner substance (feeding your inner spirit man). Our society is so focused on the tangible that our spiritual life and personal self-development gets neglected for the more rational things. But you are right, it is from what’s inside of us that true creativity springs and makes us a more vibrant person and an asset to society. I was just stopping by to peruse your content again. Good stuff! Feel free to visit my site sometime at astoiclife.com. Also, I’m considering submitting an article, do you still take submissions?

        1. Hey there,

          Thanks for sharing that and glad you agree with me.

          I always welcome guest writers, sure. Feel free to send me a draft at lidiya@letsreachsuccess.com when you feel like.
          You can read the requirements at the Contribute tab from the top menu.


  5. Hi! I definetly identify with you on some of the above, I too have friends but I can probably count 1 or 2 that actually have the same interests as me 🙂 But hey, as long as we are living authentically who cares right! x MissHappySpirits

    1. Thank you so much, Clarabelle! I’m so glad you like my posts. I’ll be posting many more so visit my blog whenever you can.
      Have a great day 🙂

  6. Thanks for liking Linda’s post on my blog! It’s fantastic to meet someone who wants to inspire others! 😀 I will definitely follow your blog!

  7. Thanks for stopping by and liking my Sunday Post. You have some interesting views / experiences. Be well and enjoy life.

  8. Lidiya –

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, liking it and following it.

    My goal with my blog is to spread some motivational quotes and/or stories to inspire others much like they have inspired me. I hope they have done that with you.

    Keep up the good work with your blog and your writing.

    Positive wishes to you!

    1. Thank you too for visiting my blog!
      It’s great that you have such a purpose with your blog – to inspire and motivate. Many of my future posts will be on that subject. People nowadays do need someone to believe in them, to inspire and to share his experience.

  9. thanks for stopping by dude 🙂 nice to meet u.. I am also planning to publish a book of poems.. 🙂

  10. Hello, Thanx for dropping by my blog. I read some of your post and found I can relate. So I’ve started to follow. Hope to read more soon 🙂

  11. What an interesting person you are…. finding your way on the journey of a lifetime. thank you for stopping by just fuffy…. as I find my path also.

  12. Hi Lidiya, thanks for liking my post 🙂 How surprising that I found that we have a lot in common from your list above ! except the last item, Peter Pan and I haven’t started a book yet… I learn German by myself, and only been a vegetarian for about a year. Other than these, all are the same 😛

    1. Hi! Thank you for commenting. It’s wonderful to meet like-minded people. Good luck with your blog and every project in your life.
      Take care.

    1. Thank you for sharing your opinion, David! I appreciate it!
      But I think you haven’t ckecked my posts, because otherwise you would know that I also talk a lot about gratitude, inner realization, love, fear, doubt, peace, relaxation and so om. And I’ve noticed that so many people nowadays don’t believe in themselves and that prevents them from living their life. I think everyone is capable of so much and can be both successful and yet a good person, who lives to help others and is full of gratitude.
      You say it all sounds exhausting, but that is only if we think of success as a race, a fight. And I don’t like these words, at least not in their general meaning.

      1. I did, I did, I promise – I read loads of your posts. You’re right, of course – it’s the race to be successful that is so exhausting. Luckily, I am at peace with the inner realisation that ‘Love’ – the reaching out and ‘Gratitude’ – the accepting in, take no physical effort and you don’t need to take vitamin supplements or drink expensive bottles of water.
        You may have noticed (really?) that I enjoy taking a slightly cynical approach – but don’t let that fool you! I did enjoy your blog! It gave me lots to indulge myself with. As long as I don’t have to go to the gym, I’m more than happy to sit here and read about people who do.

      2. Well, I guess I just jumped to a conclusion. Sorry for that 😀
        We’re clear now and I’m happy to see that you undestand what I said perfeclty well.
        Thanks again for sharing your thoughts. I’m so glad you took time to read my posts.

  13. Hi Lidiya, Thanks for liking my post. I was very interest in reading about you. We have a lot in common! Thank you for your inspiring and motivational posts, they are a delight to read. Thank you! 🙂

  14. Hi Lidiya, When I clicked on “like” exactly 33 others had already liked your great article – and then when I went to “comments” – exactly 44 others had commented before me 🙂 I love the double and triple digits! Cheers! Happy to be on this journey together wit you! tomas ☼

    1. Just noticed it 😀 But thank you for attention. I appreciate every ‘like’ and comment I receive.
      Your blog is wonderful, so much inspiration in one person is a rare thing nowadays. So keep that and continue to inspire others as well.

  15. Dear Lidiya
    Thank you very much for stopping by my blog and liked my post. I am truly impressed reading about you. Very inspiring and I look forward to reading your posts. 🙂
    Warm hugs

  16. Lidiya, keep on writing! You are inspiring many people and making a difference in their lives–mine included. Thanks so much.

    Thanks also for the time visiting my blog.

    1. Thank you for recommending that. I’ve been following it for a long time now and find Jeff’s posts really motivational.

  17. Thank you very visiting and following me on twitter, I will follow you too. I like your way of thinking. it is very inspiring!

  18. Thanks for visiting the Jenn stories! I’m glad you found something you liked. Thanks for sharing your stories with the world as well.

    1. Thank you so much. This is a wonderful thing to hear and although I wouldn’t say so, I take it as the motivation I need to continue writing.
      Have a great day!

  19. Hi Lidiya, Thank you so much for stopping by at my blog. Your work is truly very inspiring and encouraging! Keep it going 🙂 thanks!

  20. Hi, Lidya,
    thanks for stopping by my blog and thus given me the chance to find yours.
    I absolutely love how simple you put into words and explain issues that may seem big or overwhelming. Keep up the great job of inspiring us:)

  21. Great writing, Lidiya, and it looks like you already ARE in business on the Internet!
    Thanks for your kind words!
    Keep up the great work!

  22. Wow! This blog seems really interesting to read about I guess. I’ll be looking forward to read your posts, Lidiya. Have a good day. God bless. Cheers!!


  23. Thanks for taking the time to drop by my blog and like one of the posts. I hope you get your book finished. There’s nothing quite like holding that first copy in your hand.

    God’s best to you.

  24. I really love the main topics of your blog, very inspirational for a life full of smiles =) Keep going and never lose your positive outlook =)

  25. Wow great blog. Thank you for liking mine. Just know it’s nothing wrong with being different because in reality none of us are the same we all are different. I am looking forward to staying connected to you we have a lot in common. Have a blessed day…

    1. Thank you for the kind words! My goal is to share my ideas and thoughts, help and inspire others. If I’m doin it, I’ll be more than happy.

  26. Blessings Lidiya,

    I read your about page and found it truly interesting. I see that you began to write a book last year. That is really awesome. I began writing my first book almost three years ago and it is being printed right now. The name of it is Rock Bottom, it’s my story from early childhood growing into a man. I can’t believe it, I am truly excited about it especially when I found out it is going to be printed in foreign languages. Talk about overwhelming and completely amazed.

    I would like to share the greatest advice I ever received about writhing a book. A wise man once told me to pray before writing and to only write when you feel inspired. I received it in great humility. I recently began my second book and it is going very well. I hope that it all comes together for you. That is awesome girl. Keep the faith and keep up the good work.

    If you have any questions regarding the book, feel free to ask. Many blessings to you and yours.

    Youth leader,

    1. Congrats on having your book printed. It sound like a wonderful emotion. I’m sure it is interesting and profound, full of inspiration, and I hope it can get to many people.
      Thanks for the advice. I rarely receive such great ones and will definitely have it in mind.
      Thanks for the support as well. It’s always better to have someone to ask.
      Take care!

  27. Lidiya, thanks for stopping by Lessons by Heart, which led me here. I’ll be back to look around. As a new blogger, there is so much to learn, so much to figure out as to purpose and direction. My blog took off like a rocket, and it’s a bit overwhelming. Can’t wait to see what God has in mind!

    Praise Jesus!

    1. Thank you, Tami! I’m happy we found each other and my blog made an impression on you. It’s always better to have support in what you do.
      Good luck with your blog and stay positive.

  28. Hey there Lidiya! You liked my post about my dog going vegan, so I wanted to check out your blog and say, ‘Hi!’ I’ve just read your about page, and I love the positive, optimistic nature of your blog. The main topics you write about are certainly interesting to me. I’m also excited to see that you’re a vegetarian. I’ve been vegan for a year and a half now, and I like connecting to others on a similar path. I also found the random things about you interesting. We have much in common! I’m amazed that you taught yourself Italian. I think that’s amazing! It’s wonderful to e-meet you and I look forward to getting to know you better. Celeste 🙂

    1. Thank you, Celeste! You too seem like a positive and enthusiastic person who has many interesting things to say. And it’s pleasure for me to meet people with similar interest and ideas as well.
      I’ll be checking out your blog and we will support each other through our blog adventure 😀

      1. You really deserve it. Your blog is absolutely brilliant and it inspires me very much.
        I wish you the best in health and happiness 🙂

  29. Hi Lidiya! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Like everybody in this comment thread says, your posts are very inspiring and what I love about them is that they actually make the reader think and reflect. But what amazes me the most is that you seem to be pretty young and the “maturity” of your writing style is quite advanced. Congratulations on starting your first book and hope to be in touch with you through our blogs… Alan

    1. It’s so good to hear that it makes the reader think and reflect. Thank you for commenting and giving me motivation to continue writing 🙂

  30. Hi Lidiya!

    I think you have a great blog going. And your potential for book making is not “minimal”. Your style of writing will immediately endear you to the reading public. I just thought you should know that your prospects in writing and perhaps speaking is limitless. Keep it going! I haven’t come across a blog like yours for a while. (In spite of the long post, it “manages” to get a complete read). Well done and God bless you.

    1. Thank you! I need to hear that from time to time to boost my confidence and to continue making content.
      I appreciate the support. It’s wonderful to see people that think I can make a difference.

      1. You are welcome. And I must say that you are a much better writer than I am. Clarity is power! You will definitely make a difference in life. Keep moving forward.

        1. I can’t agree here. You write on such profound subjects and have done a great job.
          And as I think of it a writer can’t be compared to another one. They both have the same mission and purpose, but use different words and methods, combine them in unusual ways.
          We are both on a spiritual journey here and want to touch and inspire others while finding ourselves too.
          So keep up the good work and stay inspired 🙂

          1. Thank you.
            Anyways, I’m learning a lot from your writing style.
            Just finished a book by John Maxwell, Everybody Communicates, Few Connects. You can check my review on goodreads.com by typing the name Olamide OPEYEMI.
            Let’s keep getting better.

  31. You just introduced yourself to me and already i know I want to follow you. “A New Philosophy on Living”. How absolutely perfect. I read the post and knew right away that we are on the same pathway to social progress. My daughter has changed the way I view the world. She is all about organic food, living on the barest essentials, and raising her children to view the world and life as a journey into social progress, hence the subtitle of my blog. One person and their ideas can change the world.

    1. You’ve raised a great daughter. And it’s wonderful that you follow this lifestyle. We can support each other. I’ll be writing more posts on the subject.
      Have a great day!

  32. So glad you popped in… What a fabulous site you have! Very encouraging – simply lovely!

  33. I so love what you said about Peter Pan! I too don’t wish to grow up. Lol
    You sound beautiful and full of life. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great week Hugs Paula xxx

  34. thanks for reading my story i Want to Live! I read through you blog and found you interesting and inspiring and look forward to reading more from you.

    1. Thank you, Lori! I’m glad you liked what you saw here.
      Have a great day! I look forward to reading your posts.

  35. Thanks for liking my blog at http://thepfjournal.wordpress.com (I only put the link because I have quite a few and thought the automatic connection wordpress makes might not connect you to the one you liked). I’m quite impressed with your about page. You have some good thoughts and are quite a good writer. I appreciate you wanting to “be more” than what life throws at you. Press on… seek for Truth!

    1. Thank you for the kind words! I really believe everyone can be much more than he thinks he is, but few realize that.
      I’ll be visiting your blog to check your new posts.
      Have a great week and take care!

  36. love your outlook! 🙂 oh and i just realized i didn’t have a follow button on my blog so if you want to get future updates in your reader from me that’s good place to start 🙂

      1. you’re welcome. and glad to hear it :). i emailed you the other day about the followups you’re getting. did you get it?

        1. I subscribed with email so now I got it. Thanks for the newsletter.
          You can follow mine through email if you want to get an update because I’ll be offering a free ebook soon.

          1. Oh you can follow my blog by clicking the follow button on the bottom right. The newsletter you’re getting is more for those interested in monetizing their blog, sorry.

          2. Cool 🙂 Glad to hear that. By reading your stuff here and the name of your blog, I thought you might appreciate it 😉

  37. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope to see you there quite often.
    I love your space here and can totally identify with your profile. It is like you are describing my life.

  38. Well Lidiya, I can see why you visited my blog; thank you. I am so glad you did. We have much in common and share some of the same dreams, hopes, and desires in life and for those around us.
    Looking forward to browsing and reading more of your posts.
    Very best wishes to you. 🙂

  39. Hi Lydia. thanks for following me on Twitter.

    Here is a little something I wish I would have taken to heart when I was your age… “can’t means won’t”.

    Grace and peace,

  40. Hi Lidiya…….thanks for stopping by “Unwalled”……I’m happy that my post “Who are You Behind Closed Doors” was inspiring to you……you’re welcome to visit again…….Kim

  41. I thank you for following my blog; raggz2baggz. I am now following yours. After scanning through several of you posts and your pages I am going to enjoy reading the new inspirations you write. I do have one big question. What advice would you give a hobbyist, who like most others, has an extremely large ‘stash’ of supplies? Most of us tell people we aren’t hoarders. What do you think?
    Until next time, Cathy the Bagg Lady

    1. As I understood from your blog all the supplies you have are something you make designs of. Which is wonderful. My mother too has an Etsy shop and I can tell you that the house looks like a place of a creative person, I think you know what I mean 😀
      You said it yourself, you’re a hobbyist. As long as you don’t keep unneeded stuff in your home and don’t pile up hundreds of belonging, it’s fine.
      Thank you for the comment and the follow. I always enjoy communicating with positive creative people who are always inspired.
      Take care!

    1. Thank you, Arianna! It’s nice to meet other people who are positive and try to find the inspiration in everything. We’ll keep in touch through our blogs.

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    1. Thank you for commenting and offering ways to contact you. I enjoyed your articles and will be stopping by your blog often to see the new ones.

  43. “What you are today is a result of every decision and action of yours through the years.”….That’s interesting, cos I have penciled down this fact for a future post. Hmnnn…same line of thoughts… that’s what i call “blog coincidence”… 🙂

    1. Hello, Michael. I’m glad you enjoyed my words. I really hope you don’t mean that this is any kind of plagiarism. This is a common phrase and that is just how I formulated it.
      Anyways, I find your blog very interesting and inspiring. Thanks for stopping by here and commenting.

      1. Plagiarism? 🙂 🙂 Far from it. I have not even done the post 🙂 Moreover, mine is going to be a personal case study. Thanks a lot for your kind words about my blog. I hope you will find More time regularly to read what I have to share. **hugs**

  44. Thanks so much for visiting the Jenn stories! I think you’re right–we do have a lot in common. All the best to you!

  45. Hi Lidiya. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post! Setting goals is the easy part, isn’t it? It’s the day-to-day effort to meet those goals that’s hard. Don’t feel “weird” over not being like everybody else — rather, we should celebrate our differences and rejoice that we’re not all carbon copies! Now I’m off to browse your posts!

  46. Hi Lidiya, thanks for the visit. I share some of your views on staying positive and life in general. Hope we can share our experiences. Looking forward to see more posts and more inspiration.

  47. Hi Lidiya, Its great to meet you on here, So pleased you visited my blog and thanks for the like. Looking forward to getting to know you through your writing. I’m going to enjoy reading your blog.
    Hope to speak soon, my warmest regards, James 😉

  48. “But there is something I love most about life. It gives us a countless number of opportunities to start over and change for the better.”….that makes two of us 🙂

  49. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, thoughts and views with us.
    They are empowering

  50. Hi Lidiya, thanks for stopping by and liking my post. It’s great stuff you have here and reading this “about” alone is inspiring 😀 I will be visiting again to read what’s in store (5.30am here) 😉

  51. You have a good outlook on life and great goals. If you maintain that positive attitude – there’s nothing you won’t be able to do.

  52. Hello Lidiya,

    Wow! I was reading your page and noticed that you live by the sea and that you are Bulgarian. How interesting. I’ve never met a Bulgarian woman in my life. So obviously you aren’t in the United States. This is quite unreal girl, think about it, I live in Kansas. Just outside Kansas City as matter of fact. Maybe you have heard of it and you are in Bulgaria I take it. Is English common there? This is really cool, many blessings to you.

    1. Well, the chance to have met a Bulgarian woman in your life is quite small 😀
      Of course I’ve heard of Kansas. I’m sure it’s a great place to live.
      English is as common here as in other European countries. Many people know it quite well as the tourism here is growing. The economical situation though isn’t very bright.

      1. Blessings Lidiya,

        Well, I guess I missed your response to my question. My apologies, however, I do feel in my heart that it was the Lord speaking to you encouraging you to step outside of your comfort zone because you have a gift, hoping you would step out in faith that you may see it even clearer.

        Anyway, I understand that you will be busy, I know how that is for real. Thanks for sharing the info about your country, it’s truly intriguing.

        In the gym it’s nothing but determination girl. People look at me and my buddy crazy. My workout is called animal for a reason. I am filled with joy unspeakable that we have had the opportunity to get to know one another a little. You have been a blessing in my life. Thank you.

        I’m glad the prayer hit you in the heart, the Lord knows what we need before we do and that is why I prayed for you, He revealed it to me. Have a wonderful day and thank you for the compliments, I am doing the best I can. I pray that the Lords blessings continue to rain upon you as you walk this journey Lidiya.


      2. Thank you too for all the great things you say about me.
        I believe we’ll get to know each other more through our blogs. 🙂
        Take care!

  53. Hello, I nominated you for the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger Award’ because I enjoy reading your blog. Please dont feel obliged to reply or forward on the award if you dont wish too, I just wanted to let people know that I enjoy your words. Check it out here: http://misshappyspirits.com/
    LOVE + KINDNESS to you

    1. Thanks! I’m honoured to receive it. And to hear that you enjoy my blog.
      Love and kindness to you too! Always stay positive and inspired 🙂

  54. Hi there!
    Seems like we have a whole bunch of things common, including writing and learning languages (mine is Japanese) and psych and reading.
    What’s your work-in-progress-about? 🙂

    1. Nice to meet you then 🙂 It’s great to meet people with similar interests.
      Still haven’t told anyone about the project and what it’s about. I guess I’m not ready to say anything before it’s finished. But for now I’m devoting more time to my blog and other stuff.

  55. Lidiya, thank you for providing nourishment and inspiration. You are a bright light showing the way. Thank you for visiting my blog!

  56. Hi Lydia, congratulations on a Blog where the content has some real meaning behind it. I’ve just started doing the same. I think there comes a time where it is ones duty to share ones best and highest ideals in whichever form is appropriate, in our case blogging. Best of luck*

    1. Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoy my blog.
      And I definitely agree with you on that. No one should keep his thoughts, ideas, etc. in his mind. There are many ways to share them with the world and find like-minded people with whom to turn them into something even more powerful. Mine is writing.
      Good luck to you too. We’ll keep in touch through our blogs.

  57. Hi Lidiya. Sadly I’m beyond help writing is the only way to keep my sanity. I’ve made too many mistakes to worry about any more. Thank you so much for liking my poem ‘ Friends Had Said!’ Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

    1. Thank you too for the visit.
      I understand you. Writing to me is theraphy, hobby, well spent time and many other things. After that I feel so much better.
      Take care!

  58. A wonderful and thoughtful piece Lidiya. You have learned much. And taught the rest of us.

  59. I’m so glad I’ve found your blog. Keep doing what you’re doing! 🙂

  60. Hello Lidiya! I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministries. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st because the “just shall live by his faith.” — Sebastian

  61. Thanks for liking my post, The Pain of the Entrepreneur, Lidiya. I am glad to be connected with someone so like minded. I look forward to reading more 🙂

  62. I can relate to you soo well! Most of the descriptions on the list fit to me as well and I am really glad to have found your blog 🙂

  63. I nominated YOU for the Triple Bouquet Award which is The Best Moment Award, The Most Versatile Blogger Award and Sunshine Award. Congratulations!! Come on down by clicking here, http://wp.me/s3ia4v-1187 to collect your awards along with instructions on accepting said awards …which means a little bit of homework to follow said rules.
    Whispering Insights aka Oliana Kim

  64. Indeed, only a ‘a little’ people who intentionally develop into complete human beings. You’re a ‘a little’ it. I hope you got a lot of intuition to continue sharing. Several months later, I was bored in developing myrself, do not open the blog, and then back again. These events are always repeated. Human, is not it? I am sorry for my bad English. I am glad to know you …. 🙂

    1. Of course I will accept it! Thank you so much, that just made my day. It’s great to know that people care about what I have to say and like my work.

  65. Lidiya,
    You haven’t posted in awhile and I was concerned that you are alright. I believe you live in Bulgaria so I was wondering if there were any messages you would like me to convey. What is the situation in Bulgaria like?
    Thank you,

    1. Thank you for asking, Jerry! Everything is alright, I’m back now. I just had a summer job in a resort near my city and didn’t have time to write or be online. I missed it and can’t wait to get back on track. How are things with you?

  66. You have a beautiful and elegant style of writing. I like how you address issues that are normally “swept underneath the rug,” so to speak. You also put an interesting spin on certain topics. Will enjoy following!

  67. Most people probably think you are “strange” because you intimidate them. It’s scary for people to think there is a possibility to live life fully, from a happy heart. Keep being exactly who you are because the world needs more people like you!! And when you are truly authentic in your living and your loving, you will eventually discover that like-minded people will connect with you. I used to “dampen my light” so others wouldn’t feel jealously or fear; but it was when I let my light shine fully with hope and grace that I discovered who I am meant to be in my life. And I can finally say that I am surrounded by 7 true friends who understand me and accept the all of me (but it wasn’t until my late 30’s that this happened!). You are an inspiring, beautiful soul. Never lose sight of that!!

    1. Beautiful words! I’m on the same opinion and at the beginning it was a bit hard but now I know how to be who I am and to let my shine light! Thanks for the encouragement !

  68. Thanks for stopping by to read my blog, and for liking it! I love your philosophy and try to keep myself focused on the same things as you. Being strange is just being different to people who are afraid to be themselves. I’m proud of my oddity! Keep at it.

  69. Hi Lidiya,

    Found you because you liked a post on my on-line training diary (http://yotg.net). Thanks!
    I think our blogs are similar, in that both are about discovering yourself. In my case, the growth is focused around one specific aim: mastering Olympic pistol shooting. The deep issues, however, are universal: how do we improve, how do we overcome our current limitations, how do we fully realize (as in make real in the world) who and what we are, removing the barriers which we place in our path…

    Please check back in with me every now and then; it makes a big difference to me if I think my daily notes from my travel can help others on their journey. I’ll try to do the same for you.


    Glenn (@yearotg)

    1. I love meeting people here who are on another journey of their own but we still have similar goals, fears, experiences and so on. Thank you for letting me know because I actually read only one of your posts. It will be great to follow each other’s improvement and be supportive.
      Take care and good luck!

  70. Hi Lidiya! Thanks for liking my post (“Incomplete.” on joiningthehumanrace). I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog thus far, and will continue viewing your posts. Your words are inspiring! Just wanted to leave this note of encouragement as you experience life and share your story with us.

  71. Assuming that you were born and grew up on the coast of the Black Sea, you have an astonishing command of English. How did that come about? Two years of my life were spent on the southern shores of the Black Sea. That was about 50 years ago.

    1. Thank you! Well I graduated from an English High School but have been learning english years before that. I would say it’s all a matter of interest. I love foreign languages and think that if I like it enough and am interested in the country too, I can learn whichever language I want. And last but not least, life without english is unthinkable. Unless I only want to communicate with people from my country.

  72. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post ’embrace who you are’. Reading about you I realize we have a lot in common and will enjoy following your blog.

  73. Very nice about page. Your topics are perfect, I can relate. I was an underachiever in school, my nickname was dumb-dumb and I was placed in the bottom class in high school. Next month my first book will be published. So, yes, each day is a new day to start over, and where you are at today is a result of every decision you ever made. Go for it!

    1. Hi, Jim! Thanks for visiting my blog. Your story sounds like a perfect example of what success really is. Seems like you found your passion, did all the hard work, didn’t give up and now it’s time to enjoy the results.

  74. Hey Lidiya,
    how are you? I loved reading your about page, we share a lot of thoughts about happiness and personal development 🙂
    Thank you very much for liking http://gammagamification.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/remember-happiness-today-day-09/ by the way!
    Maybe you want to answer my key questions to happiness which you can find at the end of the following post: http://gammagamification.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/a-sketch-of-the-face-of-happiness-part-i/
    Would be glad to be able to read your answers 🙂
    Have a great day,

      1. Hey Lidiya, thank you so much again for answering my questions 🙂 you might want to join my remember happiness today daily question series? 🙂

        1. I might do later on. I really appreciate what you’re doing through your blog. Your posts are so positive and aim to include more people. Good luck with that!

  75. Hi Lidiya. So nice to meet you you.Well I have always taken the wrong road. Writing is the only way I have stayed sane. I to Like Italy. But I can only speak English, would love to learn Italian such a lovely romantic language, so like their music as well. Thank you so much for liking my poem ‘ remorse.’ Best Wishes, The Foureyed Poet.

  76. Lidiya thank you for checking out my blog, Love your positive attitude and the one point that struck me as being a necessity for everyone today, : Simplify your life.

  77. I was lucky and my family moved to Italy when I was young – 12 years old – so I learned Italian with the other kids (and in school) – Yes, it’s a fun language! Ciao! e tante buone cose per te, Cara Lidiya! tomas ☼

  78. Hi,
    I’m so happy that you stopped by my blog as I believe we have lots of interests in common! =) I look forward to reading more of your posts, and I hope we can inspire and motivate each other! <3

  79. Very interesting life perspective from some one who appears to be so very young. What is your book about and how is it progressing?

    1. Hello there! Thanks for commenting. It’s a fiction novel and I still think the main idea is really nice. Unfortunately it’s not progressing at all now because I have many things to do and I prefer writing for my blog as I want to grow it, and to be honest writing a post is so easier for me than another chapter of the novel. Really have to work on the procrastination and organization problem.

      1. Having written 5 books – two has a ghostwriter – I can appreciate the challenges. Look forward to reading (and sharing) your blog posts.

  80. Hi Lidiya,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post on Summer of Fun. Sounds like we share similar philosophies! Looking forward to reading more!

  81. Wow, I’ve just found your blog and have subscribed you really seem like the type of person I’d like to connect with, I really look forward to reading more of your posts!. I also know what you mean when you say… ‘have many friends but almost none of them has my interests and actually understands me’.

    1. Thank you, Lisa! I just checked out your blog too and I love it. I’ll definitely visit it every now and then to see what’s new. We’ll keep in touch 🙂

  82. Thank you for the like on my poem which let me find your page. I’m enjoying my read so far and hope to enjoy more. I likewise hope you will find other of my posts worth the read.

  83. Hi Lidiya, nice to meet you. What a wonderfully inspirational blog you have.
    Thanks for visiting our blog and for all the ‘likes’.
    Wishing you many blessings

    1. Wish you all the best too. You’ve chosen a great topic for your blog and a great way to live your life. Everything you do is really inspirational. Never stop enjoying your days while helping others find their way to live them. Thanks for stopping by.

  84. Thanks, Lidiya, for stopping by my blog (and the Like).

    I’m glad you did and I’m glad I found your blog. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts.

    Be well.

  85. Hello Lidiya, I see that you are following what I write but I wish to tell you two things: 1) I have just about stopped writing for the very good reason that I have, I sense, written all that needs to be written in this regard and 2) Having had a brief look at your material, motivation and interests I strongly recommend that you read what I have written – in the recommended order (which is set out in the web site) – as that will empower you in many ways. Feel free to ask questions.
    All the best in your endeavours.

  86. Hey, thank you so much for stoping by my blog! means a lot since i’m just starting out :p. You’ve got a great blog to, looking forward to future posts! 🙂


  87. I love your list. I can relate to lots of it including being called strange. Thanks for liking my self Learn Self Defense page. I just taught 2 classes this weekend and love being part of empowering others. Using self defense when I was attacked in college and teaching it now have been two of the most empowering experiences in my life.
    Life is this amazing adventure, but only if we take actions to make it great.

    1. Thanks for the positive comment. Keep up the good work. It’s wonderful that you’ve come this far in your self-development and now share what you know with others.

    2. Thanks for the positive comment. Keep up the good work. It’s wonderful that you’ve come this far in your self-development and now share what you know with others.

  88. You have done full justice to sharing inputs on About the blog and its creator. Appreciate your style of writing the blog posts and congratulations on expressing your thoughts so lucidly and engagingly. Thanks also for your likes on my blog posts. I look forward to reading your posts more often.

    1. I’m so glad you liked my blog because I really did put effort and time in building it.
      Your blog impressed me and I’ll definitely follow your next posts. We’ll keep in touch through our writings and works. Good luck with everything!

    2. I’m so glad you like my blog. I really did put a lot of time and effort in building it. Yours is great too! I’ll be happy to follow your next posts and keep in touch through our blogs.
      Good luck with everything!

  89. Great blog and especially liked your random thoughts.

    All the best, Lidiya (that’s a lovely name)

    Don’t worry about the world ending today…

    it’s already tomorrow in “the little scenic and tranquil haven” that is New Zealand (or “Godzone” as it is sometimes affectionately known)

  90. Glad you found me so that i found you too.
    I am hopeful that i wil undertake the “getting 1% better each day journey” with your blog now.
    Thank you Lidiya!
    I loved d reasons u love poppy. 🙂

    1. Nice to meet you too, Pamela! 🙂
      Thank you for liking my posts. You are very welcome to join my journey. We’ll keep in touch through our blogs. Looking forward to your next posts.

    1. Thank you too for checking out my blog!
      I’d love to read it as I read some of your posts and liked what you’ve shared there, but I’m afraid I won’t have any time to make reviews or else.
      Now I’m busy with university, job (internship), reading and writing my stuff. My blog is my biggest personal project now and I don’t even have enough time to write many posts, I’m also planning a new ebook soon.
      Thanks again for commenting and if you want to connect with me you can always email me: lidiya@letsreachsuccess.com

  91. Thank you for you recent ‘likes’ on my blog, they do have purpose and they also give pleasure, they have also brought me to your own wonderful blog.

  92. I was just reading some random things about you, and they so identify with me!
    Here are just a few that do…1.- a Marketing student (my B.S. is in Marketing) 2.- a writer by nature (I love to write) 3.- a positive thinker (I live in positivity) 4.- enjoy deep conversations (I so enjoy deep meaningful conversations, there’s nothing like it) 5.- always seeking the hidden truth in everything and everyone (I do this as well) 6.- can find the beauty in everything (I feel that since God made everything, it has to have some beauty in it) 6.- interested in Psychology (I also took a lot of Psych classes while I was in undergraduate school)

    1. That’s so nice! I’m always happy to meet like-minded people!
      I think starting a blog would make a big difference in your life and you’ll love it. Give it a try if you want people to see what you write 🙂

  93. There is a lot here to digest and learn from. You clearly touch lives. Thank you for stopping by. I look forward to what you share.

  94. Your blog is quite inspiring and motivating. From now and then, It sheds light on aspects of human being that seems to be dying as days pass by (unfortunately). Se keep thinking differently and writing 🙂

  95. Good morning Liya – I love the Like button. Not because it means “I am popular”, but because it allows me to maybe connect with another person – different and similar – in this global village. Some of your key words, phrases, reasons for writing, your torrent of words(!) – all ring many bells with stuff in my head (and keyboard). So good morning, and thank you for allowing me to connect. Now where is the follow button ….?

  96. Hello Lidiya!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog 🙂
    You seem to be such a positive person! I’ve seldom met people like you 🙂
    I like what you say about passion. Doing what we love is the best and, in fact the only way of truly being happy and accomplished; unfortunately, it’s often so hard!
    Let’s not lose hope, though! 😀
    Thank you for this wonderful blog,

    1. Thank you too for stopping by. I’m glad you like my posts and ideas. We’ll keep in touch! Can’t wait to read your new posts 🙂

  97. Hello Lidiya! Thank you ever so much for noticing Shadows of Love and noting a few posts with a like. It is so very appreciated.

  98. Thanks for stopping by my blog My Awakening Life. I love your blog as well. It is very encouraging to see a young person like yourself with such old soul knowledge. Keep up the good writing and inspiring us with your words of wisdom.

        1. Done. We’ll stay connected on every social media. I’ll be following your blog and waiting for your next posts.
          Stay inspired 🙂

  99. thanks for reading my blog Lidiya, you must also get to Australia someday to see a lay back life style, I don’t think we are too stressed out down here, but any hints on how too be stress free are always good to read about adn take on- keep it up. Enjoy life!

    1. Thanks, Tony! I’ve heard only nice things about Australia and have friends form there actually. It’s definitely on my list of places I’ll visit some day.
      Take care!

  100. Thanks for checking out my blog, Lidiya. I really enjoyed going through your articles! Truly inspiring. Keep up the good work 🙂

  101. Hi, thank you for visiting my blogaso I could find you. I love your posts and advise. I do need to read more of it , when I have more time! You are a fantasatic lady!

  102. Thank you for stopping by my blog and registering a “Like.” I meet so many fascinating people with similar goals online, like you. I am intrigued by your facility with language and your willingness to be open to some many new ideas and experiences.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Your blog is great. And I’m happy to hear that we have similar interests. Good luck with everything.

  103. Thanks for liking my post. I will check in on yours periodically to gain more inspiration!

  104. Hey Lidiya,
    Hope you are doing fine. You liked my post , i m here to thanks you and to know about you 🙂 , And i am glad that i met another interesting person on this Blog sphere. Well, why you stopped eating non-veg ? and why u think no one understand you ?.. I am asking you these questions because they just raised in my mind and then in the last lines of this post “about” says , i can ask anything i like 😛 ..
    I will be waiting for answers ..
    Take care and best regards

    1. Hello there. Glad you stopped by my blog too.
      The answer to the first question you asked is way too long. And the moment I took the decision to stop eating meat I also decided not to persuade others to start living this way. And if you’re a veg, or know a lot on the subject, then I’ll say I did it for all of the reasons. And I jusr don’t think our bodies are created to process that kind of food. It also because of the animals – once we were all humane… Another reason, a big one, is the way animals are treated before being killed, all the fake hormones in them, all the misery they’ve been through and the diseases they have… and we eat all that. I guess I managed to summarize it in a few sentences.
      No one in my surroundings understand me, and who knows, maybe that’s the thing that makes me feel a bit special sometimes. But since I started the blog, I’ve had the chance to communicate with like-minded people.
      Thanks again for the comment and the visit. Keep up the good work and best wishes to you too.

  105. Hi Lidiya thanks for liking one of my posts, I really appreciate it! It was a pleasure reading your blog too! I really love the personal, heartfelt touch you place in each posting you have, and I really did learn something along the way too.

    The other post about finding your passion is spot on too. Opinions, past failures and doubters are from other people’s experiences and sometimes fear. You have to put the blinkers on, and not stop until you really find it. And even once you do find it, we have to keep working consistently at it. Otherwise as Snoopy says, we will lose that fine edge.

    Thanks once again, and will be looking forward to reading your blog too!

  106. Hi Lidiya! Thanks for liking my recent post! You’re blog is awesome!!

  107. Hello Lidiya, thanks for stopping by my blog. You sound very interesting indeed! I’m sorry some people would call you “strange.” How rude!
    Perhaps that’s one reason I remain a recluse. By the way, I am an editor and proofreader, and would like to let you know that when using the possessive form of the word “it,” there’s no apostrophe. “It” only takes an apostrophe when it’s used as a contraction of “it is.” And now you know more about English grammar than 90% of native English speakers!

    1. Thank you for correcting me. Of course I know that rule. Actually I’ve known it for 12 years or so. But mistakes always happen when people write fast. I’m glad you pointed it out, though. Because I really do my best not to make any.
      Thank you for visiting me too. And actually I started taking ‘strange’as a compliment. 😀
      Best wishes!

  108. Hi Lidiya, thanks for your appreciation of my newbie blog post. am following yours too. i’m certain our blogs/posts will be interacting with each other in future. i’ll soon post some contrarian insights on forgiveness for your consideration. in the interim, let’s intentionally misinterpret a common cliche — what doesn’t kill me, makes me stranger. love & light to you, sister bliss

  109. Thank you Lidiya for liking my blog posts. I also enjoy your blog posts and your positive messages. Thanks for your contribution to making the world a better place!

  110. You have a very powerful blog, and I’m drawn like a moth to a flame:-) as I like to surround myself with positive people. I’m grateful that you visited my blog so that I could find yours. Keep well.

  111. I relate to you a lot Lydiya! honestly I have no words. You described me as weird as that sounds. I’ll be following you as if you were my mentor. So much I need to learn. So much to clarify. First language for me: spanish, I’m argentinean.

  112. Hi Lidiya,
    I’m an introvert too, but at the same time I love companies and socializing. English is also my second language (I’m a Nigerian). Most people think I’m ‘strange’. I’m n avid reader and love to write as well. You seem very interesting to me, as we have some things in common. Thanks for always stopping by my blog to like my post. You are an encouragement. Hope you do come back often.
    I like your blog… I love it. Your write ups are so motivating and inspiring. Hope to read more from you.

    1. We have so much in common 🙂 Amazing!
      Thanks for the visit and comment. I will keep coming to your blog. Keep up the good work!

  113. Hi Lidiya, thanks for visiting my blog. English is my 3rd language but I learned it when I was 5 so it is my best one 🙂 You are an interesting woman and I am already inspired by some of your words. I am feeling very ‘stuck’ as the result of many poor choices over the years. I am committing to improve – I like the way you put it, 1% every day. Looking forward to reading more…

    1. Nice to meet you! Thank you too for the visit and comment.
      Everyone gets ‘stuck’ every now and then. The question is what are we going to do about it. Good luck with that. I’m sure you’ll find a way 🙂

  114. Thanks for your visit to Discover Santosha, Lidiya. Sounds like we share a a lot of the same interests. Here’s to contentment!

  115. Thanks for ‘liking’ my blog on feeding the neighbour’s child 🙂 I enjoyed reading your list of random things about you. When I was young, I was often seen as strange, or “black sheep of the family” or a ‘misfit’. Now I see that being those ways made it easier for me to observe the world objectively and see things differently, more analytically. At 72, I am grateful to continue as a ‘misfit’ with many friends who are also proud misfits 🙂 It takes a strange person to make the world a better place! I have no doubt you will do that.

  116. Hi Lidiya,
    Thanks for visiting my blog, to begin with 🙂
    When I started going through your list of what you are about, the first time my smile turned into an empathic laugh was with this > ‘can’t do something well if it’s obligatory;’ But I recognize most of the other points as well… very much so…

    I think I will enjoy your blog 🙂

  117. I like your blog. It’s refreshing to see someone else looking to put good out there. 🙂 Merry Christmas.

  118. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    I just read your piece on Minimalism titled “A New Philosophy of Living”, it is much more comprehensive than what I have written on my experience of minimalism . Nice to meet another “intro-optimist” introvert + optimist 🙂

    More power to you and your writing. Cheers.

    1. Thank you so much for the beautiful words! I’m glad you liked my post on minimalism. I’ll be writing many more on that subject.
      Best wishes 🙂

  119. I liked your blog a lot, Lidiya, particularly because of the tremendous amount of positive energy you have put into it…May God bless you and may you continue to write the way you are …

  120. I just had to comment on your Love for the poppy flower, it must be because you are secretly Canadian.. because the poppy is used on Canada’s remembrance day 🙂

  121. Thanks so much for liking one of my posts. Your blog looks fascinating, and now I’m going to explore it. Happy New Year! Warmest wishes, 🙂 Jane

  122. I am a big believer in small daily changes too. I can’t wait for more inspirational posts!

  123. Hi Lidiya! Thank you so much for liking my post! I’ve read so many of your posts and I just love your blog! So glad I was able to find it 🙂 Happy new year!

  124. Heya Lidiya, I’m honored to have you read one of my entries, and when I decided to find out who you are, I’ve gotta say, I’m amazed! So much so, that I think I’ve found a kindred spirit within you. So thank you! I’ll be following you with great interest!

    1. Your blog is great. Keep up the good work and you’ll go far.
      Thanks for the compliment. I’m glad you like mine.
      We can keep in touch through our blogs to stay motivated 🙂

  125. здравей! благодаря за “Like”!
    Haha, hope that is correct! Google Translate isn’t always the best, but it works. (I’ve never been to Bulgaria, but I’ve always wanted to visit. The closest I’ve come is Oradea, Transylvania in Romania.)
    I’m glad you enjoyed my short story! Your blog looks awesome so, I figure I’ll give you a follow.
    I, too, seek balance, success, and continue to cultivate joy in my life. Life can be hard, so I write. 🙂
    Much love and respect!
    In Earnest,

    King Pollux ~ Adam Kristofer Walkingstick King

    1. Thanks for the positive comment 🙂 Google did its job well.
      I lovee how you said it: Life can be hard, so I write.
      I’m glad you like my blog and are also working on yourself while enjoying life.
      We’ll keep in touch through our blogs.
      Keep up the good work and stay inspired 🙂

  126. Thank you for looking in on my blog. You sound very excited about life, yet are so grounded in your thoughts. It’s good not to go with the crowd. They just stop you going forward in life. Welcome the Bulgarians to the EEC. ANGELA

  127. Hi Lidiya, Thanks for liking my post. I don’t generally subscribe to very many blogs. It’s a matter of time, but I’m intrigued by yours. It’s so well done and I appreciate your thoughts and love your topics so I would like to subscribe. But when I put in my email address, it tells me it’s incorrect. I’m not very tech savvy so I can’t figure out what’s wrong.

    1. Hi there! Thank you. It means a lot to me that you’d like to subscribe.
      Well, I guess you may have written it wrong. I just tried it and it works. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
      It’s supposed to be easy, but it’s technology – you know, anything happens.
      You may try again or with another email.

  128. Hi Lidiya, thank you for following my blog. As a new blogger I do like to learn from different people so you will be one to follow. Have a good day:-)

  129. Thank you for liking my post and I look forward to seeing what you blog in the coming year. Much success, happiness to you!

  130. Thanks for reading my blog posts . Glad you liked them and happy it led me to reading your blog also. It’s great! Keep up the good work. And hope you keep reading mine too. Let me know what you think.

  131. Came across your blog and wanted to comment on one thing you said in the Bio.
    listening: I wasted many years forming responses while others talk. (I thought I was so witty) Now I listen on purpose and am amazed at the wisdom I receive.
    FYI, you don’t sound ‘strange’ to me.
    A Servant

  132. Thanks Lidiya on the “like” on my blog, elect2care. Yours however is awesome so now I’m a follower. Never thought blogging would be such a mutually beneficial experience w/strangers, but it sure has been for me. Look forward to your posts.

    1. It’s great for me too. The more I do it, the more I realize its benefits.
      Thank you too for stopping by. We’ll keep in touch through our blogs.

  133. Lidiya, Thanks for stopping by, reading, and liking my blog, It’s Never Too Late. I feel highly complimented. All good wishes, Elizabeth

  134. I like what you are trying to do with your blog. I also appreciate you reading mine. Continue to be a serve to others, because this is why we are all here in the first place.

  135. Hi Lidiya – thanks for visiting my blog and liking yesterday’s post. I like your idea of making small daily changes and getting 1% better every day. We all can do that, right? Or at least we can try and the trying improves things, too. Looking forward to reading more of your posts and content.

    1. Thank you too for stopping by. I’m glad you agree with me. What you say is so true. The small steps are something we can easily make every day and thus make a big change after a period of time.
      Keep up the good work! I’ll visit every now and then to check out what’s new 🙂

  136. Hi Lidiya, thanks fo stopping by my blog 🙂 I just read your About page and love what you want to do with this blog! I can find a lot of similarities between our personalities from what you’ve written about yourself 😉 I am a strong believer of self-motivation and positive attitude too. Can’t wait to read your thoughts on them! Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks a lot! You too keep up the good work! I’ll come to your blog evey now and then to check your new posts. Let’s keep inspiring others 🙂

  137. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog I hope you enjoyed it. It looks like you have so e great topic you are writing about so I will have to visit more posts. Have a great day.

  138. Thank you so much for your thumbs up on my Haiku. As a new blogger, who is fighting the demons of self-doubt with my writing, validation from others means a lot. Have a wonderful day! ~Cindy

    1. Eliminate any doubt! And keep writing. That’s the best thing you can do for yourself and others as you’re inspiring at the same time 🙂
      Best wishes!

  139. I enjoyed reading your blog, and I will have to visit when I am in need of inspiration. ~ George

  140. Hey Lidiya! I’d just like to say that you’ve got such an inspiring blog! I’ve been looking around for inspiring wordpress blogposts then I came across yours and wow, good job! I especially really love how you use your own unique voice and make each post very personal and at the same time, very touching! Seeing by the people who’ve commented here, you’ve really touched the lives of many people already through your writing! Keep it up and continue making a difference! 🙂


    1. Thanks for the great comment. I appreciate it. I’m so glad you enjoy my posts and find them inspiring. It means a lot.
      Best wishes 🙂

  141. Hi there, thanks for liking my recent short story post. Your blog is a breath of fresh air, I don’t see much positivity about these days, and your posts are chock full of it. Keep up the excellent work, Dom

  142. Hi Lidiya thanks for stopping by andfollowing my page. I hope that you can connet with some of my stories. Your page on the other hand is inspiring and I look forward to sifting through all of your work over the coming months. Take care. Leroy

  143. HI Lidiya..!
    Great to find a marketing student..me have HR degree..!
    i feel i will get a lot of knowledge from you..so i am following you without any delay 🙂
    Hope you like mine blog too..!

    1. Hi there. Thanks for the follow. We’ll keep in touch through our blogs.
      It’s always great to meet new bloggers. Keep writing and I’ll stop by every now and then to check what’s new 🙂

      1. Hi,
        Yes off course we will keep in touch with blogs and thoughts.
        New peoples are always give me impressive thoughts..! 🙂
        Cheers.have a great day.

  144. Thank you for a breath of fresh air. Seems you are well underway to remaining positive and balanced. Often struggle with it for myself. Nice to read helpful tips. Thanks again. 🙂