“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty.” ― Albert Einstein
I was trying to decide between having some kind of a TV Show marathon or reading a book...and then the realization of a certain fact kicked in. I haven't written for so damn long. Truth be told, i used to think that writing and journalism in general is a sort of a whining process. That's what most of my colleagues understand under journalism right now. Even i, looking back, thought that writing about something was only newsworthy if it contained a drama of sorts. Not anymore. The simple typing process can calm you down. Release the accumulated energy of a day. Just like photography, it gives you an opportunity to look back. But only if you really want to.
The thing is, i want to capture this exact moment, right here, right now. Because 3 years ago there was no way i could have pictured my life turning out right this. Busy, happy, satisfied, working, creating, constantly moving. So many dreams and wishes. So many new places. And people. People i can finally call friends. People that motivate me, that cheer me up, people that are there to catch me after a long long day of falling.
Moving to Vienna wasn't all easy-peasy at first. Even now, sometimes, i get to that moment, when i want to get a one-way ticket to anywhere else but here. New York would be the last stop. One way or another, i choose to be here ;) At least for now.
If there is anything i can be proud of is making sure my sense of humor stays with me. All through the crappy and the good times. Through the abyss of complicated university system, through millions of awkward situations, through those moments when everyone was looking down on me, completely sure i would fail. I feel tough now. Strong. Motivated. Confident. I know it might be a fleeting phase and the strong tides of tomorrow might wash away my resolve. But i choose to believe in a better tomorrow. At least for now.