Clara Rotescu dress
iLUX invited me to pick a few clocks I like from their shop. Funny, the invitation came right in the period of my life when I thought that I actually don`t have Time for basically anything…
Anartidee – the gift idea I discovered in their gifts for men section – inspired me with their Dali-esque items and decided to share a personal experience I had with Time – the moment when I decided to turn my life around.
My friends…my childhood friends….well, they were, how should I put this…Brilliant. Yeah, brilliant at everything they did.
Later on in life we grew up and became adults. They kept on being brilliant. Vlad became the junior president of TED Vienna. Tavi became a renowned art director and moved to Bucharest. Mittens started her own private kinder garden and elementary school. Gabi was became a star in Barcelona`s architectural scene.
I, on the other hand… I was running late trying to become a lawyer. A profession I love and hated at the same time. And I was still the little countess of the group. Except for the fact that nowadays even `countesses` have to work and make a career and I was proving to be a late bloomer on that. Big Time.
I had just hit 25 years old and I was feeling super Meah in my apartment in Arad. The frustration got to me. It lasted for 8 months. Man, I was down. Like really Down. And then I hit rock bottom. During a Christmas meeting with all my friends I started screaming and crying and looking like a devilish person making a scene until I fainted.
The next morning I woke up with all of them around my bed.
– What you never understood, Ana, is that no matter what you`ve become in life, you`ll always be a success. And you`ll always be our inspiration. We learned the biggest value from your tea invitations and it`s not money, accomplishment, a successful career or fame – we learned from your tea parties that The Biggest Asset in the Universe is TIME (here`s another revelation on this matter on iLUX`s blog). Congrats, you still have it. Use it to figure out what you want to do with your life.
That`a what Mittens said.
And then I got up, moved to Bucharest and became what you see today. (another 1 month and a half went by before doing this but this is the big picture)
Funny how my life seems to have it`s own present course. And funny how lessons start to appear right when I need them. Tonight I learned yet again that it`s not what you have but what you do with what you have. Life is short. Don`t waste it. Live it up. Be strong, Enjoy every moment. You may not get a second chance. Fuck consumerism. Fuck trends. Fuck what other people think of you. Maybe we only live once. And right now I`m super grateful I am aware of this.