As I said on Facebook, I don’t like new year resolution. I feel like they are somewhat hard to reach and they are just bringing us down. Or how a very special Aussie friend of mine said: “…Usual people do this while they are drunk and by the morning they have already forgotten what they have said”, which I believe it’s true.
I want substance. When I put something on paper, when I plan, I want to be precise, to put down possible, doable things. Going to the gym, heading back to school, staying in touch with family and friends are too vague. I function with numbers, deadlines and challenges. I’m a player who needs rules because, just like you and your friend, I love winning.
So let’s see a few numbers that will define tomorrow’s year:
- 1 Driver’s License (it’s about time!)
1 blog for my Romanian followers (Available since 15th of January. See here)
- 1 Semester of Master’s degree
- 1+ brand new cultural project
- 1+ released e-book
- 2x my monthly income
- 5+ travels
- 10+ vlogs
- 25+ public events
- 50+ articles on this blog
- 100+ Days of Gym
- 500+ Instagram followers
- 750+ dollars in donations for kids and their dreams (made through a campaign)
- 1000+ Facebook likes
- 25000+ Views on this blog
How about your numbers? Are you ready for 2014? You better be. Happy new year!
This is why I believe in us, humanity. This is why I’ll always give second chances. We are amazing and together we can change, not just the two of us but the whole world.
There are so many beautiful people out there where we could learn stuff like how to be yourself or how to monetize your passions. YouTubers travel, collaborate and deliver funny videos, sincere ones, that not just inspire but encourage us to accept our flaws and just let us be. I became a better person thanks to them and I want to dedicate this article for their hard work and talent. Here are a few internet friends I just couldn’t be the same without:
- Tyler Oakley
- Thatcher Joe
- Marcus Butler
- Connor Franta
Being You is the best gift you could give to the world. Keep that in mind!
It was quite the journey. Thank you all for taking part of this year, for believing and supporting me. I promise you even more in the upcoming years!
- City Break in Budapest, Hungary (12.29.12-01.02.13) – Celebrating NYE for the second time abroad!
- Pushing my limits: Transforming casual events into live shows. (Feb. 21th, Mar. 27th and Apr. 24th)
- 3rd year Leading a Free Hugs campaign (Mar. 8th)
- Through the Eyes of Riga – Learning Social Photography in Latvia and traveling for the first time alone (May 1st till the 6th.)
- Keep Calm and Milan! – Traveling for the first time with my cousin ( Jun. 3rd till the 7th)
- The Bulgarian Experience – Volunteering in Sofia. (Sep. 6th till Nov. 5th)
- Wintery White Escape – Meetup with all the Romanian volunteers who has been in a similar experience (Dec. 13 till Dec. 16)
- Tattoo #3 (inked on the 19th of December)
- My first charitable campaign: Donate an idea. Donate an experience. (Dec. 8 till Dec. 23)
Truly grateful for everything I received during my journey and I sincerely hope that is only the beginning. All I can promise is that I’ll work harder and harder to reach all my goals and dreams. Wish you all an amazing new year and, of course, a journey filled with great opportunities!
Amazing friends, I wish you all an amazing Christmas, filled with lots of food and sweets and just everything your heart’s desire! Hope you’re all surrounded by family and friends like I am.
This is the most important part of my year, I love Christmas and the warmth you get from the people around, its nicely decorated trees, the smell of cake and pine, but also, the smell of money and gifts (if you know what I mean!?). I’m quite the materialistic but that’s a story to be told in the upcoming weeks. Hugs and kisses to all!
Let’s see; here are five things that makes Christmas not just the favorite holiday but the most important part of my year:
- Decorating Christmas Trees
Finally, I get to lose my sexy clothes and jump in one of those outfits you’ll never see me wearing in public while, instead of dressing myself, I get to beautify the Christmas tree with the latest fashion trends.
- The Carols
Michel Buble’s “Christmas” album stands as my current favorite. Feliz Navidad is my favorite carol yet I don’t know why but since Beyonce popped her album all I hear is Drunk in Love and XO.
- The Food
Man, the food my mom makes during Christmas is amazing. Just imagine a fridge filled with so much food you could feed 2-3 families for a whole week. Now picture me devouring everything in two to three days. Plus the Christmas dinner at my Grandma. All limits and diets snooze during 24-27 December. I permit everything.
- The Movies
Come on! Home Alone + Harry Potter, every year. (period) A must have experience!
- The Gifts
All I see is dollar signs… Not a fan of friends and family shopping for me. Oh no sir, You don’t know my tastes! I am very picky when it comes to clothing or gadgets, and even sweets. So in the past years, instead of getting a fake smile and a lousy thank you, my close ones just hands me the money; Which brings me nothing but joy!
Have a wonderful Christmas all, share the love and have fun because we all have nothing but a single life. Live it right!
I feel like I’ve been writing too much yet not quite sharing my experience with you so I plan to go open using more than just text. I want the whole package! Heck, I might open a YouTube channel just for you. I want you to know me better, the way I am. I want us to grow together and change the world!
Right in the middle of my charitable campaign I had a little escape in the mountains with a few friends of mine. Me and another 90-something volunteers from all across the country had this final meetup in the eastern region of Romania, after our contribution in the past months.
We ate a lot of food, we drank, partied and played with snow. It was an amazing experience!
Thank you all for sharing your inspiring stories. Stay strong and never give up your dreams + keep volunteering. Your kindness will reshape the world!