Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu

Day 148 – Good exhaustion and The human behind the artist


When you start building projects and giving life to your ideas you become more tired while planning everything than when you actually make it happen. I think this applies to all people whether they are artists or not.

Personal projects are the trickiest, because they are comfort food for your soul, they always start small and easy, then after a while you find yourself in the midst of everything trying to get organized and professional, trying to not let anyone down in the process, until you reach the point, right near the end, when you are worn-out and most of all you have to repeat a thousand times a day in your brain, the real purpose of your project.

It’s been almost a year since The human behind the artist was brought to life and ever since then, I have met and interviewed, amazing, beautiful and extremely talented people who told me their stories and guided me to understand their path to becoming an artist. We are almost at the end and with only three more interviews to go, I feel exhausted, but  also thrilled to have the chance to introduce their stories to the world. This project has given me much more than I was expecting and sometimes, while I am transcribing the upcoming interview, I feel nostalgic and sad that it’s all going to end soon if I keep on typing fast or if I continue to stay up all night like I used to.

Like all projects, even if personal, this one has its own deadline and although exhausted from all the daily routines and planning of a new job, I am struggling to make it to the finish line on time. So, with only three more months to go until closing time, I am scared, happy and amazed that something created out of thin air became such an amazing growth factor for me. I know there will be a lot more projects to come, a lot more stories to tell and they will all create their special nook in my mind, but as they all say and feel, this first one will always have a much more comfortable and special nook than all the others.

About the author

Ela Vasilescu

I’m a writer based in Florence, Italy.

Human nature inspires me, different cultures, traditions, folk stories and the differences which make us unique. Documenting stories is a privilege, a glimpse into humanity, an unforgettable experience, one which I embrace and honour every day.

If you have a story twitching in the back of your pocket, one that is ready to be told, shared and heard, chances are I will be ready to listen; so don’t hesitate to send me an email.

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By Ela Vasilescu
Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu