Welcome to CrispyVentures.com!
Hello, my name is Simona and I’m the creative mind behind this blog. I speak English with a German accent, a little bit of Russian and I also know a few phrases in Mandarin! Oh, and when I’m tired my Lithuanian comes through! That seems a little bit confusing, right? So, where am I actually from? Well, I was born and raised in a small country called Lithuania. Lithuania is the southernmost of the three Baltic States – and the largest and most populous of them. In the middle of my sophomore year of high school (10th grade), I decided that after high school I would like to study abroad… Which I did! In 2012, I entered Lancaster University in the UK as an International Relations major. The third (and final year of university) were the hardest academic/personal year of my life. I studied more than I knew was possible. I constantly missed out on times with my family and friends. There were days I felt exhausted, tired, and burnt-out… I even developed anxiety due to the constant stress and there were days when I couldn’t sleep at night because of it…
However, despite the numerous ups and downs that I encountered while I was in Lancaster, the third year of university were the year when I started to become more and more interested in healthy cooking, clean eating, fitness and all that fun jazz… After I graduated from university, I made the decision to start this blog, mostly for these three reasons: first, to share my personal journey to becoming a healthier/better version of me (as cheesy as it sounds!), to document my life as a twenty-something career girl, and finally, to stay in touch with my friends and family while I am travelling the world! (Travelling is a huge passion of mine!). Besides traveling, I also love reading, watching movies, hiking, learning new languages, cooking, baking delicious treats, writing, studying and doing tons of other fun things!
ABOUT THE CRISPY VENTURES
The Crispy Ventures is my online diary where I share my travel stories, healthy cooking recipes, my happy (and sometimes not so happy) daily moments, visuals, and well, some funny ramblings about completely random things that I enjoy such as coffee. I coined the name Crispy Ventures merely out of my love for (crispy) food and traveling (ventures). To sum up, I would love to be friends and exchange stories with you! Therefore, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or just want to say hi!
This is a personal blog, written and edited by me. Unless otherwise stated, all images and content are my original material. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Thanks for checking in!