Handwritten Motivation

I came across a blog post by PhoTrablogger telling that the 23rd of January was a Handwriting day. He asked to remember, when it was the last time that we wrote something by hand in our own language and you know what? I realised, that although I write from time to time in my notebook, I do it in English, as I’m doing this mainly for my blog. So I chose a quote in Russian to show both handwriting in my native language as well as provide you with some inspiration, which would be in tune with my blog.

phraseThis is a quote by Ivan Bunin, the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. It’s translated as “Three things make a person happy: love, an interesting job and an ability to travel”.

I’m wising you all to be able to have all three of the above ;)



    • Thank you! I’m coming from Eastern Ukraine, my home city is constantly under fire, i’ve got family in both Ukraine and Russia, my husband is half Russian half Ukrainian from Moscow.. You can see why I choose not to discuss politics…

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    • Thank you! But the challenge I think is not about writing in another language than English, but just to wrire sonething instead of typing, so you definitely can participate, if you like :)


  1. I love your hand writing! I am of Russian descent. My Mother and Father’s family came from Dreispitz, Russia, somewhere along the Volga River. I was told my Mother was born on a boat coming to America. When I was in the U. S. Air Force I was told that I had family in the Ukraine. I did not know them, but I did not get a top level security clearance either. I love your quote too! I am glad to meet you! Visit me when you can. <3

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    • That’s so interesting :) I love hearing stories about ancestors and the routes. I think, you can learn more about yourself, by learning where you are coming from. If you like, you can read a post I wrote about our ancestors. Although, it was written in a hard time and has a sad feel to it, I hope, it’s also life ascertaininghttps://tinyexpats.com/2014/11/07/take-a-minute-to-remember/
      And, of course, I will visit you again – I really like your Writer’s Quote Event, so I’ll coming over quite often :)

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    • Thank you so much. I will read your post now. I am so glad I got to meet you. I look forward to more of your posts too. The WQW event is fun and creative. I am glad that you enjoy it. <3

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