Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu
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Day 334 – From ecstasy to joy and finally to despair

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Today I have managed to get a job, to enjoy an afternoon with friends and to get my daughter to the emergency room. All in one day. I woke up this morning and let me tell you the world looks different at 6 am. It’s really strange to see a seaside of humans in the tram or the bus, being very quiet and wobbling like penguins while waiting to get at their bus stop. Well my bus stop was far...

Day 327 – Unusual traditions

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When I was a little girl Easter wasn’t such a popular holiday in our house. Our traditions included a little cooking, getting new clothes and shoes and visiting family all day long so we can eat their food. ūüôā That was about it and although it seemed lame for many of my friends I was really happy with that. I didn’t have an Easter Bunny or receive any presents and that never bothered...

Day 311 – Need

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The last few days I had a great writing flow. I wrote my daily articles in such a rush just to get to my projects as soon as possible. It’s been great. Because of that I developed a fear of showing my work to anyone else these days. I am afraid the flow will run¬†away from me. The second thing I feel I need to do is stay home as much as possible. I love going out, I love meeting friends...

Day 309 – Preparations

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This Monday was the second time I missed going to our regular writers meeting. I guess sometimes I wish I could fly there and fly back home when it’s over, but since that’s impossible and exhaustion is lurking me these days, I abandoned the fight and stayed home. There are a lot of events and things going on this week. Tomorrow my good friend, Lee Foust is having a reading at St...

Day 301 – Sunday…

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It’s been a weird day today. On any other day, I would describe the events that happened today as bricks to build a perfect day, but not today. We spent the morning at the playground with Ephia, mingling with moms and kids, having coffee and watching her being happy. It was a lot of fun. We had a nice walk, delicious lunch and a friend over for drinks and stories. After Ephia’s¬†long...

Day 294 – Spring is officially here!

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I love the first day of March. It’s a special day for me ever since I was a kid. In my country, traditionally, everyone gives out a particular gift today, especially to girls. The gift consists in a small brooch, tied with a red and white string that you have to wear the entire¬†month. Ten years ago I started taking off the brooch, but never stopped wearing the string on my wrist. This is...

Day 288 – Never ending project

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I woke up today breathing in the morning’s sunshine. I took my daughter for a walk and thought this is a good day to just have fun and relax. But then the phone rang and reality hit me with a lot of deadlines that have to be met by the end of the week, so no minutes to spear. The 72 days that are left from this project are starting to kill me. I honestly thought that the ending won’t...

Day 287 – Sunday again

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Great coffee in the morning at our favorite pastry shop with a brioche in our hands. Being lazy in front of a nice animation, preferably with penguins or cats, then after a nice lunch, fun, games and rolling in bed. That’s how most of our Sundays look like and that’s exactly how this Sunday looks like. The moody weather doesn’t help me much with my plans of taking a nice stroll...

Day 286 – Saturday’s mood

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Saturday morning. We start with a Cambridge test for my kids. Everyone gets a sticker, everyone is smiling. I’m too tired to play, I’m to tired to teach, but I go on not thinking, not breathing my exhaustion. Friday nights know me so well. They are meant to be so that they can torture me to death. I always play it safe. I do my work fast, as much as I can during the day and go to bed...

Day 284 – 6 things I love about Florence

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I fell in love with Florence long before I became one of its residents. In time my reasons have changed and the touristy ones are long gone and left behind now. So, how does Florence manage to keep us trapped into its spiderwebs? These are six of my reasons: 1. In less than a month you are already experiencing Florentine feelings. Every single expat friend I have talked to has told me how much...

Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu