This is an exercise on sincerity and I may be oversharing some personal experiences. But it is what it is, given it’s on my own blog. It is about death, so if you don’t want to be reading about death, just close this window. Or don’t click the link.
I decided to write this post in which I look back at 2022 and what I want for 2023. If I learned anything in the last couple of years is that much is not up to us, therefore I will focus mostly on the last year. While doing all this, I insert photos from 2022, ar least one for each month. Like this one!
(7 mins read) I post some reflexions about work and pictures from my belated celebrations of turning 33.
(3 mins read) Poze din Grădina Botanică pentru cei cu nume de flori. Să ne trăiți
(7 mins read) I am fortunate enough to live through good days. But, as people, we experience some less than good days as well. I am addressing in this post what I do when I have one of these less than awesome days and how I try to turn them around.
(15 mins read) In this post I look back at the last year on how much I learned regarding online teaching. I heard people mentioning the phrase “forced experiment” in relation to our ‘new normal’. I must say, I can’t but use this opportunity to learn about the ups and downs of virtual learning and consider its role in my work. Make today count!
(10 mins read) This is both written in Romanian and English.
RO: Descriu cum și de ce cred că am primit cadoul perfect. Sper că ajută ce să cauți când vrei să faci o surpriză plăcută cuiva.
EN: I describe how and why I believe I received the perfect gift. Hope this helps clarify what to look for when you want to pleasantly surprise someone.
(5 mins read) Scriu despre ce putem face pentru a ne simți mai bine în pandemie și pun poze de la o minunatată plimbare mai lungă pe care am făcut-o când era soare și -10 grade.
(5 mins read) Am fost pe Tâmpa cu Liviu, fratele meu, și-am făcut mai multe poze cu toamna care se apropie de final. Scriu despre cum este să am un frate și arăt cum se simte toamna asta la Brașov.
(7 mins read). This is a post about my father. It is a sad post, as he is no longer with us. It’s been 10 days and I’ve never before went so fast from smiling to crying in my life. I wrote a few words and posted a video at the end. My biggest takeaway? Live your life now!
(15 mins read) Here are some of the life lessons I learned so far. I love to read lists like these, so why not make one myself, I thought. Hope you enjoy it and resonate with at least one of my findings. I’d love to read yours as well.
(5 mins read) And now, with the social implications of the efforts undertaken to limit the spread of Covid-19, I believe it’s even more stringent than ever to recognise our emotions and to acknowledge them. It’s fine to be happy that we don’t have to go out or that we can work from home. It’s fine to be frustrated or even angry by uncertainty. It’s ok to miss friends and people you haven’t seen in a long time. It’s ok to feel powerless in your attempts to change the world.
(6 min read). Am scris o scurtă postare despre ultima carte de ficțiune pe care am citit-o. Este despre reziliență, căutarea sinelui și acceptarea trecutului.
I wrote a little post about the last fiction book I read. It is about resilience, soul searching and making peace with the past.
The post is written in English and translated in Romanian.
(15 mins read) I write about the realisation I had concerning my relationship with May 1st. It came to life as a result of an uneasy social media experience. It resulted in some short term and long term consequences, of which I intend to report in the future. Hope you enjoy the words and the pictures!
(8 mins read) Today (05.10) is Teacher’s Day. I am writing about the first day of the academic year, as something our Dean said at the opening festivity offered me the opportunity for reflection. And I barely ever miss a chance [modesty talking]! Wishing all those teaching out there a focused academic year and, from the famous hit, Gaudeamus Igitur: `Vivat academia! Vivant professores!`
Make the day count!