Oct 31, 2011

Finishing the 100 race

Delta Dunarii, Oct 2011

Tomorrow I will be one year old in my not-so-new-anymore job. Time to draw lines and  make reports. To bosses, to market, to colleagues but mostly to me. And I feel the race is over and it's time for me to settle for a new, calm, committed, involved  and wise period.

Time to spread the wings and fly peacefully!

Oct 6, 2011

Finding your way in

Bucharest 2011, @Camelia Vasile

Do you know Heloween's song?

"People tell me A and B / they tell me how I have to see / Things that I have seen already clear / so they push me then from side to side / they're pushing me from black to white / they're pushing'til there's nothing more to hear / I want out ..."

Isn't it funny how most of us rely on others for the important personal things in life? Things like happiness, balance, well being. We live our lives leaded by external factors, ghosts of the past, social behavior guidelines, circumstances, global economy and other randoms factors we can't influence. And when things became complicated and uncontrollable all we want is to get out. To leave, to change, to modify our exterior reality and find a different circumstance that will make us happy again.
Not that I am expert of doing differently, but what I know for sure is that this path is wrong. The happiness is not to be find elsewhere but inside me. And if I am able to do that, all the other circumstances will either become irrelevant, either I will find the interior force to influence them the way I want. 

It is about finding your way in, rather than your way out. And sometimes this means to give up to any social constrains and climb into child swing in a park next to your kids and trash your suit shoes into the sand. 

Look inside and be happy my friends!

Oct 4, 2011

Plan it over!

One thing I am very good at is to make plans. To take an idea and develop into a plan. And is always about challenge. Not in the corporate way (even though I had and gave my share of that speech also, right folks?) It's about challenge but more on the take it to the edge kind of challenge.

And anytime I feel I am on the edge, I am taking a block notes and a pen and I start writing plans. Breaking ideas into actions, listing, prioritizing. I even had chosen to go after my wife based on excel plan (I AM NOT KIDDING) but that's a story for other time. 

But kidding left apart, writing those down it does me good. Miraculously good. Meaning that I am suddenly clear and focused, knowing where and how I want to go and do it. And always ready for a new beginning. Even if this means to take it from where it ended and plan for a change.

Oct 3, 2011

Down from cloud No 9

Bucuresti, 2011

You wake up one morning and see the red sun trying to wake up, screaming its joy for life in all kind of reds and you realize it can't go happier than that. And looking at the sky colors washing out as the light becomes vertical and harsh you realize, yet again, that even the brightest light it's sometimes not interesting.

So, I am asking you my friends, should someone ever chase the morning light, making all kind of efforts to wake up again and again, or should settle for the comfortable, easy to reach mid day light?