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Who are you?

This assignment got me thinking. I don’t know if I ever thought about what kind of audience I write for.  I write about my feelings regarding my life or events that occur in it. Sometimes I write about books or movies, or situations I’ve witnessed. But, now that I think about it, I think I write for people who love life and fight for their dreams. So I couldn’t write a post for my ideal audience, because I don’t have one. Everybody is welcomed to read what I write, if they find my posts worth reading.

I’m not a person who likes to take too many selfies so I don’t act so good in front of the camera. But right now I’m doing a 52 week challenge where I have to take a picture every week. First week is about a self portrait. So, I will do something new to my blog. Post a selfie. :))

I attach to it the words of Francie Nolan, words that I think fit to the occasion. 😀

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„Let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be sad. Let me be cold; let me be warm. Let me be hungry, have too much to eat. Let me be ragged or well dressed. Let me be sincere, be deceitful. Let me be truthful; let me be a liar. Let me be honorable and let me sin. Only let me be something every blessed minute. And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost.” Francie Nolan.

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New York through my eyes

Like I wrote in one of my previous posts, New York is my favorite city in the world. My biggest dream, since I was a little girl, was to visit it. And I did it. So, I thought I should post some of the pictures I’ve taken during my trip there. There are thousand of pictures I took but I chose these ones for now. I am not a professional photographer so don’t expect them to be perfect. 😊

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Small town girl, dreamer

Who I am and why I’m here?

Easy. I’m just a small town girl and a dreamer. I have big dreams and plans, I want to change the world, to make it a better place. Or at least my world. I started this blog after I was accepted at University of Journalism and Communication, as an assignment. This was 4 years ago.  I loved to write since I was a little girl. First in my diary, then things for school. Last year (it sound weird) I’ve lerned that in order to make your dreams come true, you have to do something about it. And try your best to achieve it. I belive everything happens for a reason, so we have to learn from our mistakes. My favorite quote is: „Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.”

I also love to read and love old movies, music and fashion, so you’ll find posts about those topics too. I admit I wasn’t so active on this blog, but I want to change that. And I thing Blogging 101 is the perfect start. I’m here because I want to be able to manage my blog better, to learn how to express what I feel or think. I can’t wait to discover new blogs and stories, to get to know all of you. Because I know there are a lot of things I will learn from you. So, here we go!

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New York, New York

When I was a little girl my biggest dream was to visit New York. I used to watch movies about NY, hoping that one day I will be there. Before last summer I was a girl who thought nothing good can happen to her. A small town girl can’t dream big, nothing big will ever happen in her life. I was so wrong. Last summer I’ve learned that in order to achieve your dreams, having that kind of thinking won’t help you with nothing. You have to fight for what you want. Belive you can, be confident, never give up. And that it’s what I did. And after more than 20 years, my biggest dream came true on October, 10th 2015. My dream of visiting New York became a reality. And what a beautiful, crazy reality. I spent 4 days in NY but those 4 days were the happiest days I ever had. If before going there I just liked NY, now I am unconditionaly and irrevocably in love with it. Belive every good thing you hear about NY. Everything is true. You feel like you are living a fairytale, like you are in the perfect dream you ever had. This year was the best year of my life. I graduated the college I wanted, I lived 4 months in US, I fell in love, I met amazing people, saw beautiful places. But the best thing of all these was NY. Walking on Broadway or 5th avenue, watching new yorkers just being new yorkers, LAPD (yup, they are part of this too), going for a walk in Central Park. Central Park, people. Ohhh, this year, life was so good to me. But I want more. I can’t stop here. I have a lot of plans and dreams and nothing can stop me now.

At the end of my post all I can say is that I am so grateful. I am grateful for every moment of happiness, sadness, desperation, dissapointment. Because what I lived this year erase all of them. So what, I have met some ugly people, I cried a lot, I doubted myself. But all these are not important anymore. This summer changed my life, it changed me. All I can do from now on is to fight for what I want and what I belive in. 😊

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No one should die on a dance floor

I am sad. And furious. Yes, these two words describe how I feel since Friday night. That deadly night. Romania is mourning right now, and even if our government declared a three-day period of national mourning, our mourning will last longer.. We are in shock. I am in shock! I can’t even describe how much we suffer right now. We had a wake-up call. Another one. Because in the last couple of years we had so many. But even so, we are still led by the same corrupted politicians. Well, Friday night, corruption killed 30 young people and left more than 160 seriously injured. Yes, corruption. Because our authorities deliberately granted clearences to a club that didn’t even have one fire extinguisher.One! When will we be able to prevent these kind of tragic events, not fix them? You have no excuses. None, whatsoever. This time we won’t be just simple witnesses. We are furious. We are unstoppable.

These days I saw a quote that broke my heart. „No one should die on a dance floor.” But they did. They just wanted to listen to their favorite band. Students, journalists, photographers, arhitects, music lovers. Many said they deserved this because they were celebrating Halloween. First of all, it was a heavy metal concert. Second of all, how could you say something like that? What kind of sick person thinks something like this? I belive in God with all my heart, but hearing people and priests say something like this is making me sick. Disgusted. I am ashamed by some of my fellow citizen. I am ashamed to live in a country where this kind of things happen, with people who think like this. I know, you will say it’s not the only one, things like this happen in other countries too. I don’t care. This is my country and I am affected by what happens here, firstly. I am tired of this. And I am not the only one. We are many. We are #colectiv. I am #colectiv

I wish I could do more for the victims and their families. I feel just a small piece of their pain, a piece that shatter my soul,  I can’t even think about theirs.

Farewell, music lovers!

May God rest you in peace. We promise your death won’t be in vain.

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My first impression about USA

Ce parere as putea sa am despre tara pe care am vrut sa o vizitez dintotdeauna si unde as fi vrut sa ma nasc? Hmmm, sa ma gandesc….I think my soul belongs here!!! 😀

Dupa 12 ore pe avion si 24 de ore nedormite, am ajuns in New York!

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Primul lucru pe care l-am vazut in timp ce aterizam? Manhattan-ul ! Atunci am stiut cat de norocoasa sunt ca am aceasta sansa, ca pot sa imi indeplinesc cel mai mare vis.Tot atunci mi-am stabilit urmatorul tel in viata: in maxim 5 ani trebuie sa ma mut aici (acum sa speram ca il si ating). Anyways, sa ma intorc la subiectul acestui post. Acum un an nici nu imi imaginam ca voi ajunge aici, ca voi trece prin NY, ca voi face baie in Oceanul Atlantic.

SUA este exact ca in filme. Dupa ce am plecat de la JFK, am trecut prin Brooklyn, cel mai populat cartier al New York-ului. Aici, exact ca in filmele americane, erau oameni de culoare care jucau baschet intre blocuri, intr-un parc se juca baseball, iar intr-altul erau oameni care isi petreceau duminica in aer liber. Uitandu-ma pe geam, ma gandeam ca oamenii aceia sunt atat de familiarizati cu NY, sunt atat de relaxati, iar eu ma simteam atat de mica pe scaunul acela :))…. Si dupa vreo 20 de minute de mers, se vede in indepartare cel mai frumos cartier al NY-ului, Manhattan.

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Atunci cand treci pe langa el si il vezi, timpul sta pe loc. Ai impresia ca esti in fata unui robot imens, te simti atat de mic si neimportant, dar intr-un sens bun (daca exista asa ceva :)) ). Simti ca esti intr-o alta lume, ca totul este posibil, ca trebuie sa lupti pentru visele tale si lucrurile in care crezi. Ce frumos a fost! Dupa ce am trecut de Manhattan, am trecut podul din Brooklyn si am vazut Statuia Libertatii. Erau foarte multi oameni care asteptau sa se imbarce spre Statuie…alti norocosi, ca si mine. Desi acum doar am trecut prin NY, in septembrie, cand vine si sora mea, vrem sa stam o saptamana acolo. 🙂

Drumul pana in Delaware a fost foarte lung si obositor. Am ajuns la 10 noaptea la destinatie (casa unde stam). La inceput am fost putin dezamagita pentru ca mi se parea pustiu si nu semana deloc cu ceea ce vazusem in NY. Dar dupa o noapte in care m-am odihnit, lucrurile s-au schimbat. Am fost la restaurantul unde o sa lucrez si am cunoscut oamenii de acolo. Foarte faini, deschisi, „americani” :))…Dupa masa am fost la plaja in Bethany Beach, la vreo 2 mile de Milville, unde sunt acum. Am mers cam o ora pe jos (20 de minute faci cu bicicleta), dar a meritat oboseala, durerile de picioare, arsurile de soare…Oceanul Atlantic este un vis. Te pune pe ganduri si iti creeaza o stare asa frumoasa, incat nu ai mai vrea sa pleci de acolo niciodata.

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Iar oamenii sunt asa sociabili, incat daca mergi pe strada si le place cum te imbraci sau cum ai parul prins, ti-o spun in fata. „I like your camera”, sau ” U la la”, daca ai un tricou mai funcky :)). Aici studentii care vin cu Work and Travel si lucreaza pe timpul verii sunt asa de bine tratati. Sunt respectati, apreciati, laudati.

Mai stau in casa cu inca 9 persoane, dintre care 5 sunt din Turcia, restul din Romania. Este o atmosfera asa placuta, relaxanta, de vara. O sa fie o vara foarte faina! Stiu ca o sa am parte si de momente neplacute, dar nu conteaza…

That’s all for now! See you soon! 🙂

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Visele devin realitate….

Am spus acum cateva saptamani ca sunt pe cale sa imi indeplinesc unul dintre cele mai mari vise…Well, se pare ca pe 14 iunie va deveni realitate. Despre ce e vorba? O SA MERG IN SUA 😀 . Acum un an mi se parea un vis imposibil, nici nu ma gandeam ca o sa mi se intample asa ceva. Iar acest lucru m-a invatat ca, oricat de imposibile ti se par, visele devin realitate. Chiar devin. Asa ca va sfatuiesc sa luptati pentru ceea ce iubiti, pentru ceea ce cautati in viata. Chiar daca va sperie, chiar daca simtiti ca e prea mult, ca nu poate fii adevarat….Stiti cum se zice, daca nu va sperie, inseamna ca nu sunt suficient de mari. 🙂

Va doresc tuturor sa aveti parte de tot ceea ce va doriti, si sa fiti atat de fericiti cum sunt eu acum…