Big changes, new lessons

There has been a bit of change here at the Abelina Nine Head Quarters (I like that saying) ;-). We have taken risks, one of us has moved to a new City and we’ve had some of the biggest challenges in our personal relationships.

Like everyone, there is always more to social media than meets the eye. This is something we completely get and one of the reasons we started our blog. We want more ‘real life’ advice, less posed pictures (although we do love scrolling through everyone’s and seeing what they’re up to), and more tips for things that might be considered ‘useless’ but fun. 🙂

We think it’s great to share advice, thoughts, the ups and the downs. But it’s important to remain open minded. After all, no two people on this earth are the same. We all think and feel differently and go through entirely different situations. So, we don’t want to say ‘our advice is correct’ because what might work for you, might not work for someone else. We just want to share our life lessons, confusions and happiness and even if it just makes one person smile or feel warm, then that’s a result.


The woman who inspired the way we are, the way we think and the woman who is the background to our blog. Our Grandma, Abelina Valentina.

She showed us the importance of forgiveness, how to love the most difficult people and most of all how to work hard when the world around you is offering so little. For these reasons and values, we both push ourselves (and each other) to take risks and always work harder, to forgive when it has been so hard, to love more when you feel you can’t … and to blog. We blog so we can spread and share motivation and perseverance to someone who might just need it at that moment in time.

We’re just normal confused gals. Neither of us seem to have a straight forward plan at the minute, not just with work but in life and relationships. But what we are sure of is the footprint we want to smudge on this world. We have so many friends who admire this way of thinking and who also share similar ups and down to the ones we have. They, just like we, sometimes worry. Worry if we’re making the wrong or right decisions, worry about what the future holds and worry about giving things a second chance when they didn’t work out before.

It’s not unusual to feel this way, but as long as you stay true to yourself, make new friends, explore the world, learn something new and make wonderful memories – how bad can it be.

“Share what life has taught you in the hope that it will nourish others” – Farrah Storr, Editor at Cosmopolitan magazine.

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G update

I am currently transitioning into a new chapter of my life, and I don’t know if it’s the right decision. If it’s the best decision. Or how it will end up. But what I do know is getting up and going to a city far away is something I have dreamt about since I was a little girl – and I’m doing it right now. And so far, it has been damn good to me!

Manchester, big up yourself!

There is no familiarity. No one I recognise, no streets I know of for a short cut. I am however visiting lots of bars which are very insta worthy. 😊 It is slightly strange working things out on my own, but I feel like when I return back to my old town, I might realise just how much I have grown.

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My thought is, if you can easily be talked out of doing something you have wanted for so long or dream of, then it’s probably not for you. But if life puts barriers against you and you find a way to cross them, then please. Do not stop!

It can be confusing to understand what to do, and sometimes, like me, you might not understand or be fully aware of what you have done until its done. Does that make sense? But don’t be afraid. Don’t be afraid to make the mistake of trying and doing. Be afraid of looking back and wishing you had.


“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., pastor, activist, humanitarian and Civil Rights leader.

“There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way.” Christopher Morley

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs


All the love

Clo & GiGi



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