Hi there,

Welcome to Matija’s Corner!


I’m Matija, the founder of this lifestyle blog! I created this blog in 2019 for a number of reasons.


Firstly, I felt I needed a creative outlet for my love of all things fashion and style.  You’ll soon read that I’m on a simplicity journey, and by blogging about this, it means I don’t have to buy it!


Secondly, I have really bad feet and as a result, I’ve suffered from all sorts of health-related problems in the past few years. Although they haven’t been life-threatening, they have affected my quality of life. By creating this blog, I wanted to share my journey and in some ways, document my progress.


Thirdly, I’m on a mission to declutter my life and simplify my surroundings. As someone who loves fashion, this has meant I’ve need to cut back a lot on purchasing clothes (first world problems, right?). But by doing so, I’ve come to appreciate what I do have, fashion or not fashion related.


I’d be lying if I said that this journey isn’t hard. The temptation to purchase something new is everywhere. My blog is a way for me to express how I navigate through these challenges (or first world problems…again) and stay on the road to simplicity.


Finally, one of my personal goals has been to learn a lot more about website creation, and what better way to do so than by creating your own blog?!


My mission

I want my blog to be a place where I share genuine and honest lessons I’ve learnt in life so far. I believe people are too concerned with their ‘online self’ and are forgetting that social media isn’t real life; your Instagram account or LinkedIn profile doesn’t define who you are as a person.


How do you say your name?

My name’s a tricky one…it’s pronounced ‘Ma-ti-yah’ (3 syllables).

The ‘j’ throws most people off.

Phonetically, it’s pronounced like a ‘y’.

A lot of people add an unnecessary ‘r’ to my name: ‘Mar-ti-yah’

Where is your name from?


Why is your name so hard to pronounce?

It’s quite simple: the Croatian alphabet is different phonetically to the English alphabet, so most people don’t say it properly because they don’t know the Croatian alphabet!

What foot injury do you have?

I have an inflamed nerve in my right foot and bursitis in my left foot.

Does anything help your foot injury?

Wearing sports sneakers with custom orthotics, stretching, eating less sugar and limiting walking helps the most.