LIVE IN THE NOW

Avem tendinta sa ne gandim mereu la ce urmeaza, in loc sa ne contentram la prezent. Cand suntem la munca, numaram zilele ramase pana la weekend. Cand suntem la supermarket, ne gandim cum sa ajungem mai repede acasa. Cand suntem plictisiti, ne gandim la urmatoarea vacanta, si exemplele pot continua. Viata este alcatuita din momente plictisitoare, captivante, bune, rele, toate emotiile pozitive si negative, care creeaza un cocktail unic pentru fiecare. In loc sa ne gandim care va fi urmatoarea “bautura”, ar trebui sa ne concentram pe gustul fiecarei inghitituri, cu toate aromele ei.

We always tend to think about what’s coming next instead of focusing on the present moment. When we are at work, we count the days left until the weekend. When we are at the supermarket, we only think about how we can get home faster. When we are bored, we think about our next vacation, and the examples could keep on coming. Life is made up of dull, exciting, good, bad, all of the existing emotions, a positive and negative mix, to create a unique cocktail for each one of us. Instead of thinking about what the next “drink” will be, we should focus on tasting each sip, with all the flavors. 

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JANUARY IN A JAR

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Ianuarie a fost o luna calma si m-a lasat intr-un punct linistit al vietii mele. Poate ati simtit putina melancolie in ultimele doua postari, Out Of Place si The Pursuit of Happiness, dar nu a fost deloc vorba despre asa ceva. A fost doar pledoaria mea pentru o viata mai simpla, linistita, si mai orientata catre mine.  

January was quiet, and I am in a happy place right now. Maybe you thought that my last two posts, Out Of Place and The Pursuit of Happiness, were a bit on the melancholic side, but that was not the case. It was just my manifesto for a more simpler, quiet, and somehow self-centered life. 

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OUT OF PLACE

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A “apartine” este un sentiment? Sau este doar nevoia de a fi aprobat si acceptat? Uneori nu imi dau seama.

Sentimentul ca nu mai apartin intr-un loc a inceput sa apara acum ceva vreme. Si nu vorbesc despre un loc anume, cum ar fi la munca, sau intr-un grup de prieteni. Este un context mult mai larg, intreaga societate de exemplu.

Is “belonging” a feeling? Or is it just the need to feel validated and accepted? Because lately, I can’t tell anymore. 

The feeling of not belonging started to creep up on me some time ago. And I am not talking here about a specific place like work, or a friends group. I am talking about a wider context, take our society for example.

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ALL THE BEST IN 2020!

I wish you all the best in 2020, I hope you are healthy and happy, and that you will accomplish all your goals. Happy moments in 2020!

All the best in 2020!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Parca nici nu imi vine sa cred ca inca un an a trecut! A venit Craciunul si e vremea sarbatorilor in familie. Sper sa aceasta sarbatoare va gaseste plini de liniste, alaturi de cei dragi. Va urez toate cele bune si multe momente fericite de acum inainte! Craciun fericit!

I can’t believe another year has already passed! It’s Christmas time, a time of celebration and family moments. I hope this holiday finds you in a peaceful place, together with your loved ones. I wish you all the best and many happy moments ahead. Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!