A Moment With Me

HELPING OTHERS IN NEED

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Uneori viata te aduce in situatii din care poate crezi ca nimeni nu te poate ajuta sa iesi, nici macar tu insuti. Asta nu este o scuza sa devenim preocupati doar de persoana noastra, blocati doar in problemele si realitatea noastra. Cam asa reactioneaza oamenii atunci cand au probleme. De-a lungul timpului, viata mi-a adus multe provocari, insa un singur lucru a ramas constant in mintea mea: ca nu trebuie sa imi proiectez problemele sau nefericirea asupra altora. E important sa ne amintim ca toti avem greutati. Nu exista nimeni pe acest pamant care sa nu aiba probleme, si multi dintre noi ne confruntam cu ele chiar acum, in timp ce cititi aceste randuri.

Felul in care am ales sa depasesc problemele, cu zambetul pe buze si inarmata cu cate o gluma ii uimeste pe unii. Atat de mult incat pot crede ca mint atunci cand spun ca am o problema mare. Dar e OK, pentru ca nu caut ajutorul nimanui, depinde doar de mine sa ma ajut, si uneori sa ii ajut si pe altii, dupa cum veti vedea. In ziua de azi, disponibilitatea de a ajuta pe cineva te poate pune intr-o postura de inferioritate, pentru ca mai nou, bunatatea e confundata cu slabiciunea. Multi cer ajutor cand au nevoie, si dupa ce il primesc, nu se deranjeaza niciodata sa se ingrijeasca si de altcineva in afara de propria persoana. Multi te cauta doar cand au un interes si apoi te uita. Si asta e in regula din punctul meu de vedere. E probabil motivul pentru care astfel de oameni sunt atrasi de mine. Nu doar familia si prietenii, uneori si strainii de pe strada pornesc din senin o conversatie despre o problema de-a lor personala sau o situatie aparte. Cu siguranta citesc ceva in aura mea.

Nu doar oamenii simt asta, ci si animalele. Si iata o poveste despre cum am ingriit un porumbel mic, care mi-a cerut personal ajutorul. E o postare pe care trebuia sa o scriu de mult, dar din cauza unor probleme personale, blogul nu a fost o prioritate. Sper sa schimb asta. Dar hai sa ne intoarcem in decembrie 2021, cu doar cateva zile inainte de Craciun, cand un pui de porumbel a venit la fereastra mea, in cautare de ajutor.

Sometimes life takes you to a place where you are not sure if you can even help yourself. But remember that it is not an excuse to become self-centered, immersed only in your problems and your reality. This is how most people deal with problems. I’ve had life throw at me more balls than I can juggle, but one thing remained constant in my mind: that I should never project my problems or my unhappiness on others. It’s important to remember that we all have our hardships. There’s not a single soul on this planet that has not dealt with problems, and most of us are dealing with them right now, as you are reading these lines.

The way I pass through life’s hard times, with a smile on my face and a joke here and there always baffles others. So much that they might even believe that I am lying when I say that I am dealing with a major problem. But that’s OK because I seek no one’s help, it’s only up to me to help myself, and sometimes, as you will see, even help others. Being a decent human being sometimes puts you in a position of inferiority in today’s times, when kindness is mistaken for weakness. Many reach out for help only when they need it, they take and take and never bother to ask about someone other than themselves. Many will seek you out only when it’s in their best interest and then forget about you. And that’s fine with me. It’s probably why these people are drawn to me like a moth to a flame. Not only family and friends, sometimes even strangers reach out on the street and strike a conversation out of nowhere, about a personal issue or a certain situation. There’s definitely a vibe that I am giving out.

Not only humans feel this vibe, but animals too. And here’s a story about how I took care of a baby pigeon that personally came to me to request my help. It’s a long overdue post, but due to personal reasons, writing on my blog was not a priority for me. I hope to change that. But let me take you back to December 2021, just a few days before Christmas, when a baby pigeon came to my window, looking for help.

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Career, Lifestyle, Motivational

WHAT COMES FIRST? PASSION OR MONEY?

Ce este mai important pentru voi? Un serviciu care va aduce satisfactie sau un serviciu mai bine platit? Va rog sa nu il lasti pe idealistul din voi sa raspunda singur pentru ca deja stiu raspunsul: un serviciu care iti aduce mai multa satisfactie.

Am fost in ambele situatii, si oricat de cinic ar suna, voi alege mereu un salariu mai bun si beneficii, in ciuda satisfactiei. Nu ma intelegeti gresit, este foarte bine sa ai un serviciu la care te duci de drag, dar numai cativa dintre noi sunt destul de norocosi sa imbine placerea cu un salariu bun. Asa ca iata punctul meu de vedere:

What is more important to you? A job that brings you satisfaction or a job that delivers more in terms of money? Now please, don’t let the idealist in you answer this question alone, because I already know the answer: job satisfaction.

I was in both situations and as cynical as it may sound, I will always choose a better salary and job perks over high job satisfaction. Don’t get me wrong, loving what you do has major benefits, but only a few of us are lucky enough to do what they love and make good money out of it. So hear me out:

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A Moment With Me, Audio, My Stories

EXPLORING NEW TERRITORIES: AUDIO POSTS

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Am incercat ceva nou pentru blog – de azi, exista si primul post in format audio. Imi doream sa fac asta de ceva vreme asa ca nu am mai stat pe ganduri prea mult. Pentru inceput am transformat continutul unei postari mai personale, pe care o puteti citi aici. Mai jos puteti asculta cele doua fisiere, sunt disponibile in engleza si romana si o sa imi cer scuze de pe acum … da, engleza mea nu e perfecta si nu va fi niciodata. Astept parerile voastre 🙂 I tried something new for my blog – starting today you can listen to my first audio post. I wanted to do this for some time now so I took the first step. My first audio post is a personal one, you can read it here. Click below to listen to the two files, available in English and Romanian. I am going to apologize, my English is not perfect and it never will be. Enjoy, and I’m waiting for your opinions 🙂

A Moment With Me, Motivational, My Stories

FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER

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Uneori cele mai pretioase lucruri din viata nu sunt cele materiale. Sau cel putin asta mi-a amintit o prajitura cu ravas la inceputul acestei saptamani.

Si cel mai bun exemplu pe care l-am primit a fost gestul unei doamne care mi-a tinut si mie umbrela in timp ce asteptam tramvaiul. Fix in ziua aceea ploaia m-a prins nepregatita dar gestul ei mi-a facut ziua mai frumoasa.

Sometimes, the most precious things in life are not materialistic. Or this is what a fortune cookie reminded me at the beginning of the week.

Recently life proved to me that the small things matter. A nice lady held her umbrella to also shield me from the rain. I was caught unprepared that day, I left my umbrella at home, but her gesture made my day.

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THINGS I’LL NEVER DO AGAIN

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Urasc momentele in care creierul o ia pur si simplu la goana si incepe sa proceseze informatii pe care le credeam demult uitate sau rezolvate. Ma gandeam cat de multe lucruri se pot schimba intr-un an de zile de exemplu. Daca acum multi ani cineva mi-ar fi descris in cateva cuvinte cat de multe lucruri se vor schimba, nu l-as fi crezut niciodata. De la un moment simplu, in care ma gadeam ce sa postez pe blog, am ajuns sa ma gandesc la lucrurile pe care nu le voi mai face … cel mai probabil niciodata, din cauza lucurilor care s-au schimbat in ultima vreme:

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