Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu

Day 244 – Sacrifices


How far is one willing to go to achieve success? How much is anyone willing to sacrifice to touch a dream?

I do not like compromises of any kind, but as any human being I make them on a daily basis just because I was born into a society. Sacrifices are a necessary evil, whether you are by yourself or have a family to support, but what I have learnt the most is that sacrificing is a must when it comes to doing what you love. Whoever told you that doing what you love is a breeze lied, or has never done anything like it in his life.

I am a dreamer, a person who’s dreams will never end or stop multiplying. For each dream that I can nearly touch with my fingertips, I must sacrifice something else that’s dear to my heart. Sometimes the road becomes bumpier than I would want it to, and sometimes the ride is so rough that I look behind me and wish to go back for a while. Despite everything, I never stop… now. I used to be someone who would run back in time and who never had the courage to go further. Comfort was a price that I wasn’t prepared to pay, but when I took the chance and hit that first wall without even so much as glance back, a new door opened, and then another one, and then another one.

I was told it gets better, but in the same time I heard voices saying it can only get worse. Maybe I will never find the answer to that one, because for now I am pushing wall after wall and going from door to door without having any seconds to spare to look back. But when you touch a dream, when you see its clear shape smiling back at you, calling you, tempting you, all your pain and suffering will magically disappear. Then another day comes, a new challenge is laid in front of you and you know what you have to do… Are you willing to do it?

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