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Making it through TEDxVienna 2011

There are days when you wake up, see the sun from your window and just know something is about to hit you so hard in the face, that you’ll make a turn in your path. This day didn’t seem like one of those, cause I had to go to university and felt a little tired after the previous night. On my way from the metro to campus I always bump into people who give me flyers and small treats, but today I just didn’t feel in the mood for them. Still, I grasped a black and red sheet of paper from this handsome guy and saw the magic words in front of my eyes: “TEDxVienna”. Holy patcholy!

So, after only one month in Vienna, I could get this amazing chance! TEDx is right here, in my new-found city, about 30 minutes away by metro! Read the backside of the sheet and saw: 100 euro. Damn.

After some magic voodoo that I do (and a contribution from a very nice person whom I’ll always be thankful), I got inside and could blog about the whole event. I tweeted to my friends from Romania (didn’t know many people on twitter from Austria back then) and was soooo excited to meet someone who had actually heard about my blog before although he had no previous connection with me whatsoever, only because we were both following the twitter account of TEDxVienna. All this happened at the end of 2010, back when I thought economics was my future and business suits are the coolest ever.

Lucky me, things have evolved both for TEDxVienna and for me. I’ve come to see that writing brings me a lot more happiness than Macroeconomics and TEDx thought of giving bloggers in Austria this great deal: becoming an official blogger of the event! :)

So this is my way of saying that I want to be one of the chosen 5. Cause it’s an opportunity way too amazing to miss!

P.S. When I woke up today, I knew something very special was about to happen.

LATER EDIT: I got the job! :D link here

to be continued!

All the things I have thought, said and done have brought me here. Right in this point of my life, right up to this moment. The people I’ve chosen to trust, the ones I have chosen to ignore and those who were lucky enough to get my full attention even for one second, they have taught me the most valuable things about myself. About life and what should be done in order to become a happy person. Who I should choose to be for me and for them.

I sit here, listening to some very summery music and thinking about all the stuff I am thankful for. For the worst experiences of my life, for my deepest sorrows, for my biggest mistakes. They have brought me in this wonderful place I call home nowadays. They have drifted me apart from the people I could’ve cared for so much and brought me in the arms of the ones who love me as if I were their family.

Some call it destiny, others call it luck. I call it “paving of the path” and tend to be surprised of the way things turn out to be most of the time.

Now let’s see what the future holds and let’s keep our fingers crossed for the months to come. Gotta get across a very bumpy road, but hey, it was MY choice to learn how to drive. :)

 

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