Monthly Archives: January 2011

livin’ la vida loca

you’re young, living in a small city of a former comunist country, thinking of yourself as the smartest being to ever walk this road to success. you’re cooking up plans to take over the planet and find yourself on a crossroad between acting, singing and becoming a famous marketing superstar who does PR for V.I.P.s and gets to see all that happens behind stage. so you choose to continue your studies, get out and about and try to discover the world one european capital at a time.

you start off with something easy: a city with a population of about 2 million people (a finer, much more quiet version of the capital city in your homeland), two very nice parents looking up for you financially to get you the best conditions possible (within a reasonable amount of money) and three months and a half of “preparation mode”. now you’re ready to take off, get on those dancing boots and start making your way through the market (and earning some money, of course).

and after a couple of experiences, you realise that you love it here. so much, that you would not leave this place called “opportunity” for a million bucks. well, maybe for two million :) you start to get used to these conditions, start enjoying your daily rides on the tram and metro and start inviting people into your life and your soul. but you know that this is only a step in your way to conquering the world.

next up: finding a way of getting your Master’s degree in Paris and working during the summers in New York. if you know a way I could reach out for these 2, please comment below :D you would probably save a life!

2011, here we are

How come every new year starts with a bunch of questions? Is it because you have the feeling of being more powerful, more able to change stuff you didn’t manage to solve in the previous years? Is it because, in some ways, you feel as if every new year is a new chance to start being different, maybe even turn into a better version of yourself?

2011 welcomed me in the most beautiful way possible: with fireworks and the Viennese waltz, with a lot of new hopes and dreams, as well as the ones that weren’t completely fulfilled until the end of the former decade. A new opportunity arises, turning the “kids” I’ve known for years into real grown ups (having grown up wishes with a twist) and making me realise that I’m not that much of a “kid” myself. Having a job experience that constantly challenges me to learn about the people that work in big companies made me sort out some options I had planned for my future. For instance, I’m trying to focus more on the way a new company can be created and developed from a zero standpoint. But since I want to do it right, first I need to accomplish more in my other fields of interest.

What I would suggest to anyone reading this article (myserf included): prioritise. If you leave out a very important aspect of your life when making (and fulfilling) your new year’s resolution, you might find your image (public persona, so to say) drifting apart from who you actually are or who you want to be. Be careful when making wishes, cause sometimes they might actually come true in a different way than expected.

I chose 2011 to be the year I focus on myself. My passions, my music, my works, my body and…of course, my soul. Plus my driver’s licence, since I’ve been meaning to do that in 2009 and didn’t make it through.

What is your word of the year?

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