Finally, 40 years old and one of the kinds, who went through mid-life awakening and turn my whole life upside down. I grew up in Slovakia (EU) and traveled since my 18th birthday until I settled in the U.S. to catch my “American Dream.”
Friends describe me as a very ambitious and driven, got a degree after a degree and earned many certificates. I had the “GRIT,” as they say. Thus, I climbed the corporate ladder until I got my promised job at the Pentagon as a Nurse Consultant. I was ecstatic and told myself: “Yes, I have made it!” Well, I was wrong.
My new career with the Secret Clearance at the Pentagon was nothing I envisioned. My role at the DOD was “The Glorified Pencil Pusher.” Often, I asked myself: “Why in the world I needed the clearance? I guess, to keep confidentiality with my pencils.” Just another meaningless office job. At that moment, I realized the cubicle world was not for me. I was sick and tired of BS jobs.
Fast forward. After head scratching and disappointments, I knew another 9 to 5 will never satisfy me.
I decided to quit my cubicle career and not to pursue more of the same-old corporate adventure. Or continue the consumeristic/ workaholic American lifestyle. I started again by exploring a simple and more authentic life.
I moved to Spain in 2018 with my husband and my lovely 10 years old daughter Keiara where we enjoy life to the fullest.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT ME
EDUCATION: Registered Nurse, MBA in Healthcare Management
HOBBY: creative cooking, traveling, reading a lot, socializing even more, and daydreaming.
STATUS: married with 10 years old daughter Keiara
PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Spain, Granada
MOTTO: Enjoy life because is too short. Live simple and healthy. Recycle instead of consuming and invest in relationships.
WHY LOST MEDITERRANEAN?
During my early expedition walks in Granada, I stumbled upon a little antique store. The place was small and tight filled with an old smell from lamps, books, and furniture.
I bought a few old books to decorate my living room after moving to a new apartment. Surprisingly, one of the books was 100 years old cookbook. Thus, I started to cook and test many recipes from this book. The recipes were simple to cook and super delicious.
The name of this blog LOST MEDITERRANEAN came to life.
Back then, home cooks didn’t have convenience food. The recipes are made with real, whole-food ingredients. While most of us can’t walk out the backyard, or a farm to select fresh eggs and harvest fresh veggies or fruits for these recipes, we can select the best organic ingredients to craft the best recipe possible.
These vintage recipes are getting back to the basics – eat as their ancestors had before processing took over the food industry. NO kidding, the cookbooks are indeed, over 100 years old.