Cheater On Life

”I think it’s time for me to tell my story”,

I told you this in all the conversations I’ve made inside my head,

None of them you know anything of.

I think it’s time for me to follow my calling

I think it’s high time to drop that mask, wall, hole

Whatever.

If life were a game of chess I would have found the shortcut

I would have found a way to cheat

‘Cause I am a cheater on life.

I cheat on everyone I know with pretending I am something that I’m not.

Truth is, I love to cheat on the rules

People get bored because they work hard

I just play…play them.

This is me, I am a cheater on life

And I feel good about it.       

Let’s make new rules.

Lots of love,

Mădălina Dan

 

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Manifesto for strong people

 

I wrote a short poem for everyone going through a tough time right now. This is a little reminder about how strong you are. Enjoy 🙂

 

You are worth it and you have always been worth it

Reality might be a shattered glass,

But you don’t have to be shattered yourself.

You can be whole and beautiful and perfect,

You can just be yourself.

Speak up,

Tell your story,

Be strong.

You deserve all the best in the world.

You deserve happiness.

 

Until next time, find your superpower ( I know it’s there inside) and never, ever forget to smile. ❤

Lots of love,

Mădălina Dan

What it takes to be yourself?

 

”Once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

– Margery Williams

 

Hello, dear readers!

I read yesterday a story called “The Velveteen Rabbit” and I wanted to share with you a short paragraph from it. In my eyes, it’s about becoming authentic in life. I will let the paragraph speak for itself. Enjoy 🙂

“What is REAL?” “Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

― Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

Lots of love and always remember – be authentic each passing day. You can never get ugly, only more beautiful.

Hugs,

Mădălina Dan

The Real Me

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In 2018 I went to a workshop held by Tomashii and Chery Lynn. They came from Amsterdam to the first Slam Poetry Festival held in Cluj Napoca, Romania. This festival was organized by an association called “Poethree” which promotes Romanian spoken word.

At their workshop, I learned a lot of tips and tricks regarding becoming a better writer. Setting aside composition and structure, one thing that has really stuck with me from that workshop was this – ”be yourself”. No matter what you write or what you do – just be yourself. I think it’s the best advice that I can give to aspiring writers. Inspired by their words and Cherry’s amazing poem, I wrote something that I called ”The real me”. I really hope you enjoy this, because for the first time in my life I put my entire existence on the page, not just my soul.

I
I, that’s writing poetry:

’’Change….of touch

I change with your touch, you change with me.

I touch you, you touch me, we connect.

I believe in my dreams.

I believe in my dreams because you believe in my dreams

I be…be …believe in me for a moment,

A moment in time.

I believe in sadness.

Sadness is therapy,

Sadness in MY therapy,

From the emptiness of our society.

Power.

I have power over everyone,

Except me,

’Cause God has power over me.

I, I that’s writing poetry.

I, that’s real.

I, that’s me.

Lots of love,

Mădălina Dan

Fight for your dreams

 

’’Let go of your story. Tie no weights to your ankles. You can do this.’’

Two days ago I had a mini breakdown. There are days when I feel like this when I want to give up everything. Go back to bed, hide under the covers and never write anything ever again. There are days when I want to give up university, to forget my dreams and trash them all. Then, I remember the reason why I started everything in the first place. I go back to my vision board, only to draw again – this time something better.

Yes, there are days when most of us want to give up on our dreams, I’m sure I’m not the only one. My question is,, what would be left of us if we give up on the single thing we love the most in this life – our dream?’’ For me is writing. For another person might be engineering. For another might be dancing. It doesn’t matter. Your dream is your dream. I know you might make up excuses right now for all your limits, for everything that it’s staying in the way between you and your dreams. I get it. I get it why you do this. That has been me for many years. Years and years in which I told myself why I’m not good enough for writing, why I’m not ready to put myself out there, why I shouldn’t have a voice. Those years are over because when I look back from my death bed I cannot allow myself to see a person who lived her whole life in fear of the unknown. I want to see the person who conquered her worst nightmares since she believed in her dreams. She believed in her dreams more than she believed in herself sometimes. This girl had roadblocks, limits and 1000 reasons why she shouldn’t have done it, but she did. That’s what I want to see – someone who had the courage to ‘turn her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans”.

What can you do when you are in a gap? When you feel like nothing is adding up? To begin with, close your eyesclose your eyes and imagine the life you want to live, the life of your dreams. Now, open them and start to write. Write what that dream means to you and how badly you want it. Promise yourself that no matter what happens or who stands in the way you will go after your dreams with all your heart, soul and spirit.

If you feel like the end goal is too big, make it small. Each day set a certain time to work on your dream. Each day do something little for yourself. Those days will turn into months, those months into years and sooner rather than later you will realize that you are already living your dream.

Believe me – you can do this. Refuse to give up.

”Life is only a game and the only for you to win is if you play.”

Lots of love,

Mădălina Dan