I was born in Romania, growing up under the dictatorial communist system of former president Ceausescu. At the Romanian revolution in 1989, I was 11. I’ll never forget the long queues to get food, the lack of water and electricity supply.
Life was tough. At the time, traveling abroad was restricted, and everything that was foreign (international music, jeans or sweets) felt very special. Theoretically, living abroad was nothing but a dream to me.
Deep inside my heart, I knew I deserved better and I was meant for more. I so much wanted to see the world, meet new people from different cultures and discover everything this beautiful planet had to offer.
So I worked hard. When others were playing, I was studying. It wasn’t all about luck and opportunities; it was a lot about creating opportunities for myself and investing in my own future.
“Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah
Today, I am so proud of the inner girl that still lives inside myself! So far, I’ve worked and lived in Romania, Sweden, China, South Korea, Mexico, and the UAE. I love meeting new cultures and systems of belief and experiencing diversity and growth through travel and living on different continents.
I am not sharing this with you today to glorify my success (even if I have learned how to embrace my achievements with dignity and grace and stop taking myself for granted).
I want you to know that everything is possible when you believe, and when you do everything that takes to get where you want. Often cases, success comes along with an investment of time, money, and energy. But it is possible.
Your past is part of your experience, but it has nothing to do with your future. It doesn’t define who you are. Your future starts Now. It’s open. Don’t miss the chance – don’t dream your life, live your dreams!
“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old. They grow old because they stop pursuing their dreams.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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- Posted by Sara Fabian
- On June 16, 2018