Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu

Day 303 – Life sucks because it’s awesome


Life sucks right? No matter what language you use, what nationality or financial situation you have, you must have said at least once in your life that “Life sucks!”.

Life is not easy for any of us and it’s not suppose to be easy, otherwise it wouldn’t be so awesome. I’ve used that sentence more than a hundred times during my journey through life and I still am using it from time to time. The funny thing about life is that whenever you are down, it kicks your ass even harder and pushes you into despair, manages to sneak doubt and depression into your thoughts and that’s your own dark side who is whispering in your ear that this is pointless, that there is no choice than to give up and stop trying.

I am no optimist, although people see me as one. I tend to always search for the dark aspect in anything, analyze it, model it after my own will until it melts into my hands and I can handle it. Because of that, life kicked my ass numerous times, it buried me under the ground, it left me to struggle in dirt without any hope, perspectives, kind words. But then again, there’s me and there are people who are starving in many parts of the world, people who are struggling to survive, people who don’t care about a new computer but about an extra blanket so they won’t freeze to death during the night. And if they can do it, well, I must believe I can do it too, because in their eyes I am privileged.

We all face shit, we all have moments in life that we think we cannot handle, but you know what, negativity will only bring back the same thing: negativity and maybe even when you are buried, even when you are so down that you can’t even look up anymore and see the way out, just remember life is awesome and when you will get out of that black hole you’re in, life will wait for you and embrace you, kiss your forehead and push you on your way to happiness. Life sucks because it’s awesome!

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