Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu

Day 234 – New hopes, new smiles and new paths


I couldn’t have hoped for a better New Year’s Eve; it’s snowing today and not the occasional snowflake, but actual snow with big, cute snowflakes. I always feel like a kid when snowing and seeing my daughter outside, playing with the snowflakes, dancing together as they fell and trying to catch them in our palm was more then I could have asked.

Now, about my year. It’s been an awful year and I think it would have probably been the worst year of my life if not for all the new and exciting projects and friends I have made. Professionally I couldn’t have had a better year and it seems like the next one will be even better. Personally, well, life is funny and if not for my beautiful family I would have cried a lot more than I did this year. This year hit me with the best and the worst and while with one hand it gave me everything I wished for, with the other one it shoved me into the hospital, sent me to the emergency room so many times that I’ve gained some friends there too, and it absolutely killed me financially. Maybe a couple of years ago I would have asked why, I would have spent hours thinking it’s not fair and blaming all sort of situations and people, but this year has thought me an important lesson: it is what it is and you just have to make the best out of what you have been given. Thinking backwards at it and complaining about it only makes you lose precious time that you could have used to do better, to be better, to work even harder.

I’ve met wonderful people this year, I gained friends, lost some and I tried my best to be exactly who I am. Everything that happened to me this year revived me as a writer and as a journalist and I am very proud of that. I have lost friends who couldn’t understand that I need to break the shell around me and be reborn. They got lost on the way and I can’t afford to look back and risk being lost again. I’ve build an amazing blog that I am proud of and finished some personal projects while shaking hands for new, exciting ones. All in all, it’s been great and awful in the same time, and in some ways I am grateful for that.

Thank you all for your support, understanding and for sticking by my side even when I pored out depressive and negative thoughts your way. Thank you for teaching me so much and for being who you are around me. I wish you all a Happy New Year, a wonderful beginning and something that a friend told me this morning: everyday can be New Year’s day; in other words make the best out of each day!!!! Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!

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