Hi guys! As you might have noticed, Maretonka as it was doesn’t exist anymore. The old domain now takes you to the brand new and fresh looking Lady of Awesome. You might be wondering why did this happen?
So! My online ‘name’ Maretonka was born a couple of years ago, in Croatia, out of my love for long-distance running. Because in Croatian, maratonka is a female marathon runner, and Mare is a short version of my name, so a combination of them, formed by my runner friends, turned to be Maretonka.
And this was perfect while I was living there. When I started my blog, this was the logical name to go for. But then I started moving, first to Poland, and then to Ireland, which I felt was still okay because at that point, my blog was only serving a purpose of letting my family and friends know how am I getting on with my life abroad, and it was easy to do that through sharing my blog on Facebook.
But I have come to a point where I am meeting a lot of new people and having plenty of extensive topic ideas, and when I say I am a blogger to basically anyone, they go ‘Oh cool! Tell me what it is so I’ll check it out!’. And theeeen I am like m-a-r-e-t-o-n-k-a. Because that word makes no sense in English.
So recently, with a little push from my significant other, I realized I needed to change that, but I had no idea into what. So I did quite a bit of brainstorming to try and find what reflects me, my blog and my personality the most. After a few days, Lady of Awesome was born!
With all that, I also wanted a new, bright design, which is why everything looks so different now. And after moving to a self-hosted WordPress, I finally get a say in every single little thing on the website itself (if there is anyone out there wondering if you should do it too, you should, trust me!).
So the person behind the name Lady of Awesome – and all the existing content on this blog – are still the same! I also have a massive bunch of new ideas, new plans, new goals and dreams and I am so excited to bring all of that to you 🙂