Just outside my favorite pasta joint in La Crescenta, Montrose local, Vesela Chigidjian, was creating a stir of admirers around her. Clearly a popular local and experienced social butterfly, she was outgoing and happy. But it was her honesty and charm about motherhood, her grueling schedule and her outlook on life that had me wondering if there was anything this woman couldn’t do.
Name: Vesela Chigidjian
Current Location: in La Crescenta
Relationship Status: Single
Interested In: An easygoing mate
How old are your ?
I have two daughters. My younger one is five and my older one is six.
Are you married?
No. I was for three years. My kids’ father lives in Glendale.
Are you guys still on friendly terms?
What are your plans for Mother’s Day?
Me and a couple of my girlfriends are getting together with our kids and going to in the afternoon. Everybody is bringing food.
What do you like best about being a mom?
For me being divorced, my purpose in my life is my kids. Other than their crying and complaining, I live for them!
Do you ever want to re-marry?
Never. I would like someone in my life, but getting married or having more kids, no.
What qualities do you look for in a man?
Honesty, respect, a solid friendship would be the most important. And he needs to be easygoing.
What are your favorite spots in Montrose?
Anywhere really. I like the park, Honolulu Avenue, I like the . They are very friendly. I like Sake Sushi, too. Every Tuesday, my girlfriend and I get together and go out for dinner in Montrose somewhere.
How long have you been in the area?
What is your favorite Mother’s Day?
Probably the first Mother’s Day when you’re a mom for the first time. It’s great because it’s the first time you realize that you’re a mother. Back in Bulgaria, where I am from, we have Women’s Day.
When is it celebrated?
On March 8. We pretty much always celebrate from the moment you turn into a woman. Your father or your boyfriend would give you a . But we never celebrated Mother’s Day, so for me it was a really big deal when I first celebrated Mother’s Day here.
And what makes someone a “woman” in Bulgaria? When you lose your virginity?
No. I don’t think parents are privy as to when that happens. I think it’s when you start looking like a woman, growing into womanhood. Probably around sixteen.
That’s early! But I guess times have changed. What do you like to do for fun?
Tennis. My friends and I get together once in a while. And I do yoga three or four times a week at Bikram in La Cañada. I love getting those two hours just for myself because aside from bartending, I also work at the La Cañada in the childcare department part-time. They are three months up to twelve years old.
That’s a lot. Any advice for moms out there?
I’m glad I am a mom cause I would feel so lost in life. If I didn’t have them, I don’t know what I would do.
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