Vegan, minimalist, to-be-van-dweller and crypto-enthusiast

in #introduceyourself3 years ago (edited)

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Let me introduce myself. I am Roberta. A plant based, minimalist, to be-van-dweller, an English teacher, a live-in carer, a crypto fan and a general enthusiast of life. I am excited to start training in NVC (non-violent communication) in February. A daily practitioner of Vipassana meditation and gratitude. I am ethnically Hungarian, holding a Slovak passport, but a citizen of the UK. Confusing I know.

I live in Scotland with my boyfriend where we are currently renovating a van we recently bought into our full-time mobile home! I come from a big family, so love sharing and connecting with people and I would love to hear from you below in the comments! <3 I aim to make my Steemit, as authentic to myself as possible and talk about things of value to me - and by that hoping to add value to the wider community too. :)

I am so excited to be here and share content with you guys! Steemit is such an incredibly new platform. What do they say a photo is worth a thousand words?
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A sneaky photo taken by my friend, while meditating in a small forest in Edinburgh.

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My boyfriend and I will be van dwellers soon. Anyone out there living the van life?

Snapped during my travels in India - These ones were taken in Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh) 2017. Have you been to India?! :)

I have a lot I want to post about such as cryptos, meditation, veganism, watch this space! For now I will say goodbye by reflecting on 3 things I am grateful for today:

  • For having a chance to connect with my family in Slovakia (I am visiting)
  • For the snow that fell today
  • For a caring conversation I had with a friend through a zoom call.

What are the 3 things YOU are grateful for today?

Share in the comments below, and if you liked my intro please hit me with an upvote. <3

With much gratitude and love,


Instagram: Dhammainspiredliving
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Hey girl love the introduce yourself post! and I love that you are your boyfriend are turning your van into your home - you are brave, I'm sure that will make for some interesting steemit posts :)
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Hi Hannah. Thank you for stopping by. So excited to be part of TeamSmartCash here! :) Also, thank you for the tip - very generous of you :)

hey roberta92 I like your post! Thanks for your post! lets make stemit togheter to a better place with our content!
I would like to see some more pictures and I would like to read more about you and your life, hobbies and that stuff...
I also just wrote a introduceyourself. maybe you upvote me and follow me aswell as I do?

Hi <3
First of all, thanks for the comment. I appreciate you taking the time to contribute. I like your name btw! :) Yes, let's make the world a better place by creating positive, uplifting content for sure. Yes, I will head over to yours just now and send you an upvote :) <3

Hello..! I welcome you to the steemit platform .. here you will find very interesting things! I invite you to vir my blog @idma

Hi Idma dear. Thank you for your warm welcome. I appreciate it very much! <3 I shall check your page out and follow you for sure. <3

Your photos of India are so beautiful! I visited a meditation resort in Pune a couple of years ago and it was really life changing to see that part of the world.

I'm so excited to follow your page! I'm also a vegan living minimally in a travel trailer :)

Hi dear,

I have just seen your intro post and I really love what I read. I left you a comment. Thanks for sharing your journey. Would love to hear about your time in Pune and your RV life more. :)

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Hello and welcome, I'm also new here, replying to you is my first post:) so cool to hear about your van and crypto enthusiasm that sums up to a lot of freedom something like a human is built for. I've been living in my converted van with my partner for two years and it has been amazing and now we are building a straw bale less tiny but tiny house (250sq ft). Tinyhouse was the first tag I searched for and was surprised not find it, let's start it, this post and future van life and build posts of yours will be great for building our steemit tinyhouse community. Also I really resonate with your introduction as a meditator myself, thankyou for your practice and for sharing about it!!!!

Wow, thank you so much for your comment. Yes, it goes well together (the van life and crypto - I am really appreciating the freedom that comes with a decentralised system). Yes, I would love to see the tiny house community have more presence on Steemit too. :) Let's make it happen! Also good to have a fellow meditatior here. Let me know if I can help you with anything re-Steemit. <3

Hi Roberta, welcome to the platform!

The first few months is going to be a grind, but Steemit is a long term project, not a get rich quick scheme. There are still some flaws in the platform, but it's improving all the time. Looking forward to reading about your van dwelling, and hopefully about the non violent communication if you decide to write about that!

Jump over onto my profile for plenty of stories about India, and more to come about Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Georgia!

Hi Donny,

Thanks for stopping by and your comment. Yes, it does feel like it will take some time to build things up - but that is totally cool by me. I am just really appreciative of having the opportunity to have such a platform. I really like your channel, I will surely be stopping by for more. :)

Just visited your blog after seeing the comment you left on mine. Very pleased to meet you here and would definitely like to meet. Welcome to Steemit and thank you for sharing these words and images :)

Awesome Janine, I will get in touch once I am back from my holiday in Slovakia. And welcome to Steemit too. I love the beautiful photos you shared and the things you resteemed. Some great content! :)

Great intro post! Very interesting to me minimalism, van living, vipassana, and your gratitude practice.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to connect with humanity thru steemit, the chance to live in Puerto Rico, and my life partner/Guru. 🙏🏽

Thank you for sharing what you are grateful for. It is such an important practice for me to be content with what I have - even if I have goals and things I want to achieve. Thank you for taking the time for writing on my post and checking me out. I am grateful for it :)

Welcome to Steemit and to SmartCash team!! Enjoy your time here :-)

Thank you! I am super excited to be in the SmartCash team! :) Post coming soon about it :)

Welcome to Steemit! good luck!

Thank you :)

Welcome! We're all glad to have you here :)

Its a great place to network, to learn and to share what you've learnt and I look forward to seeing your posts!

Give me a follow @cryptobroye. Im sure there's much we can learn from each other

Hi Cryptoroye. Loving the name! :) Yes, I shall follow you for sure. Could I ask for a follow as well? Thanks a million <3

"Van life"? I've been heavily debating that life style for a long time! I want to buy an old school bus!

Awesome! Go for it! We are so excited about it! I can't quite recommend it yet, as I haven't experienced it - we are just building it now, but it feels like such a great way to live! :)

Hi Roberta, it's great to have another awesome vegan here 💚

I would have loved living the van life, completely off grid! It's not that safe in my country though.

I haven't been to India before, but I definitely will go in the future! I would love to do a yoga retreat!

Today I am grateful for my cats 😻, vegan food and actually the Steemit platform for allowing me to connect with awesome people like you!

Good luck to you and your boyfriend! I am looking forward to your posts. Keep us updated with the van life. ⭐️

Hi dear,

Thank you for your comment. I followed you and will be uploading my veganpizza soon! Yay :) Thank you for your kind words and for talking about what you are grateful for. Gratitude is so important! :)

Welcome to Steemit! I like the van! I am grateful for being alive (generic but often undervalued), glad to be part of a huge tech revolution - VR, Crypto, Etc, and I am grateful for the potential shimmering all around us, just waiting to be manifested.

Thank you for your reflections of gratitude. I loved it. :) <3

You are most welcome :)

Welcome to Steemit @roberta92 ... I came over here to challenge you on being a vegan (after reading your comment on @hannahlicious's post) , read your intro and decided to rather hit you with a 100% upvote. I think you are going to add a lot of value to our community

I look forward to reading your blog.

I wake up every day being grateful for another day
I wake up every day being ever grateful for my health
I am grateful for my freedom

Thank you @themagus for the warm welcome. :) I am always open to discuss any topic also veganism with you if you want :). Thank you for the upvote. I appreciate it! Yes, I hope I can add value. Thank you for your gratitude reflections :)

Hi again, @roberta92, and welcome to Steemit! I love you pics and I LOVE that you practice meditation. I so look forward to reading your posts! Also - van dwelling is such a fab idea. Do you guys have any immediate plans as to where you are heading?

Thanks :). I am looking forward to yours too. :) After we finish the van we are planning on exploring some parts in Scotland and then driving down to Hereford to stay at a Vipassana meditation centre for a few months before we head to mainland Europe. After that things are very open - but we are interested in Portugal - there seems to be a lot of van dwellers there (also they recently made it illegal to not have at least 1 vegan option in eateries, so that is pretty cool too) :)

Oh wow! I'd love to visit Portugal one day :)). Take more pictures!

welcome from another newbie ;)

Welcome right back at you <3. Hmm, your profile doesn't seem like a newbie! :) <3

Hey Roberta, welcome to Steemit! I'm sure you'll enjoy it here, the community is great. I look forward to seeing your content. What's the NVC course entail exactly? I've never heard of it before :O

If you are interested in cryptocurrency, my blog is going to do an overview series of the top 100 coins and it'd be great if you could give me a follow... I've just released my third post on BAT but I've got many more to come!

Hope you have a nice day :)


Hi Nathan,

Thanks for your comment and coming here :). Your post about the top 100 coins sounds awesome. I am loving it. NVC stands for non-violent communication. Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia about NVC:
It is based on the idea that all human beings have the capacity for compassion and only resort to violence or behavior that harms themselves and others when they do not recognize more effective strategies for meeting needs.[4] Habits of thinking and speaking that lead to the use of violence (social, psychological and physical) are learned through culture. NVC theory supposes all human behavior stems from attempts to meet universal human needs and that these needs are never in conflict. Rather, conflict arises when strategies for meeting needs clash. NVC proposes that people identify shared needs, revealed by the thoughts and feelings that surround these needs, and collaborate to develop strategies that meet them. This creates both harmony and learning for future cooperation
I will follow for sure. Could I ask you to re-follow if it is not too much of a hassle for you? :) Thanks a million and have a lovely evening. <3

Ah I see, that's interesting, I'll have to look into it more sometime. Yeah sure no worries, just followed you back :)

Thanks Nathan. Much appreciated! :)

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Steemladder, Thank you so much for taking your time and coming here. I appreciate the content you shared with me too. I just read the first one and it feels very useful. Follow me and I will follow you :P Just kidding of course ;) <3

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