My name is Sorina, creator of Digital Train.
I love helping businesses with their digital problems – logo design, web design, branding, online marketing and more.
I am also the mom of 2 beautifully developing girls, a 1-year-old and a 2 and a half-year-old and wife to a wonderful man.
I have created this blog in December 2018 and initially, I wanted to share my journey as a work-from-home mom. I since discovered that a mostly low-carb lifestyle works great for me and my family, so now I share loads of Keto recipes that are tasty, easy to make and with easy to find ingredients. I give tips on how to organize yourself in order to be able to keep a ketogenic lifestyle.
On the 31 of January, I gave birth to little Nadja, our second daughter. She is amazing and we feel blessed to have now 2 little humans in our family.
They say life changes once you have kids but I have to add that this is an understatement. Besides the heavy responsibilities that come along with being a parent, I personally also got an extra 30 kg during my second pregnancy.
This was mostly because I ate loads of sugar and carbs, which made me feel hungry all the time. I was in a never-ending loop of high and low energy levels. It was not until I understood how eating sugars messes up with my body’s capacity to let me know that I am full and I should stop eating.
Sugar constantly gave me a lethargic state of being, plus general pain and inflammation. But this has been completely different once I went on a Keto diet after my second baby was born. I lost all of my first baby weight, more than 35 kg in about 13 months. I now have loads of energy, amazing focus and build up motivation each week to get things done is no longer a problem. It just feels great!
A little bit about me
I went to Business School and also studied Law in my native country, Romania. Right after graduation, I spent a few years working at different companies there. Even if I tried different business environments I felt like I actually know nothing at all about business and finances.
I was stagnating and nothing in my life was progressing as I had in mind. Honestly, it felt and still feels like all those school years were a total waste of my time and my mother´s money.
Seriously, who can be an expert in business and finances before actually working in the real world, with real mentorship and feedback? Or without actually owning a real business?
The school system got this totally wrong. They taught my generation to obey and not challenge authority (I´m born in 87). They rarely taught critical thinking and problem-solving. They did not promote authenticity. And this is soo wrong because I believe it created a generation of people afraid of conflict, or people-pleasers. People afraid to stand out.
Luckily, nothing is fixed and we can grow out of pretty much every pit we might be in as long as we look for and learn how to use the proper tools. I strongly believe in growing yourself through constantly solving problems. I believe in personal growth over time. Getting yourself in the best possible shape you can, physically and mentally, is much better than aiming at getting rich.
This is why I decided to relocate. No offense, Romania, you raised me well. But I moved to Germany in 2014, with a new job that I personally scouted while visiting a fair in Frankfurt. The job allowed me to travel for 3 years and do marketing and public relations for super interesting countries around the globe, in a 100% professional environment.
I enjoyed this a lot and just the difference in cultures that I encountered made me reevaluate everything I thought I once knew. It was not much, frankly. But I got real feedback from the wonderful team I worked with, and I learned a lot in a really short time. I am super grateful for the fact that they trusted me and gave me a lot of responsibilities. I even learned German – I went from 0 to a conversational level with horrible grammar in about a year.
Soon after this 180 degrees life change, I met my wonderful husband Ilja. He charmed me with his humor and his blunt honesty. We very quickly saw a future together and we got married in 2017. Ilja completed his computer engineering degree in Würzburg, Germany and has been a self-employed web developer for the last 6 years. He loooves to talk about taxation, finances and investments.
Mom at home
My baby love Luna was born in October 2017. Being a mom has been an amazing experience for me and my personal wish is to stay at home with the children during their first years. And after they grow a bit, it would be great to be able to travel the world together.
So I figured in order for this to be possible, I need a plan and action. As soon as I entered my maternity leave, I switched to my first love, the online, and I plunged into Photoshop, Illustrator, web design and online marketing.
I managed to make money from home with logos, brand packages, websites, marketing strategy and I now help recurring and new clients solve different digital problems.
I personally love staying home, having a flexible schedule, preparing 3 healthy meals a day for my family and spending time with them. There are so many pros to it for me.
But parenting, home management, cooking keto & working from home? Well, I’m still experimenting to prove myself that it is possible to balance it all. I am constantly practicing self-discipline and better time management.
But I think it is so much easier to motivate yourself it it actually important to you. I know I always dreamed of having my online business. I always wanted to be healthy and take care of my family.
SO THANK GOD FOR THE INTERNET
I’m very happy to share some of our mini-stories with you. To make blogging tons of fun, I write about things that I am passionate about and I hope to connect with people on the same journey.
My hope is that this blog will end up helping you to pursue your keto goals. Or motivate you to start an online business of your own and do work from home that matters to you.
Please feel free to always drop me a line if you need any kind of help on your online projects and digital journey. I would love to help because this is the work that matters to me.