My last semester of highschool has started and I find it hard to believe I've survived until now! Just 6 more months and I'll be free. The winter holiday was amazing. I had a lot of fun and managed to do a lot of the things I wanted to accomplish.
Bucharest is again a big mess. Even though last week the streets were covered with fluffy, immaculate snow, today I couldn't find a trace of it. My street is wet and dirty and I wish I could move to a warm,nice place where I could get a tan while drinking a cold drink.
I've started studying for my exams and I've come to wish I was homeschooled. I manage to do a ton of work while I'm home and procrastinate for 7 hours while I'm at school. Yup, the Romanian educational system rocks!
You know I'm a big fan of Goodreads. So today, as I was browsing the site, I found this great challenge that I plan on completing.
The rules are: - read one book for every alphabet
- you can read in any order you wish
- the articles "a","an"& "the" are not counted as part of the title
- letters Q,X and Z can be positioned anywhere in the title
A: Amsterdam-Ian McEwan B: Broderii- Marjane Satrapi C: Capitan la 15 ani- Jules Verne D: Dublu limbaj- William Golding E: Emma- Jane Austen F: Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury G: Golem- Gustav Meyrink H: Hagi-Murad- Lev Tolstoi I: Imposibila intoarcere- Marin Preda J: Johnny Panic si Biblia Viselor- Sylvia Plath K: To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee L: Lorelei- Ionel Teodoreanu M: Morometii- Marin Preda N: Nasul- Mario Puzo O: Un om sfarsit- Giovanni Papini P: Povestasul- Mario Vargas Llosa Q: 1Q84- Haruki Murakami R: Rosu si Negru- Stendhal S: Sotia zeului bucatariei- Amy Tan T: The three musketeers- Alexandre Dumas U: The unbearable lightness of being- Milan Kundera V: Viata pe un peron- Octavian Paler W: Why the Caged Bird Sings- Maya Angelou X: Middlesex- Jeffrey Eugenides Y: Youth- J.M. Coetzee Z: Zorba the Greek- Nikos Kazantzakis
This year,my family and I continued our tradition of going to the seaside during the winter. I love that long drive,the conversations that help us bond,the way my dogs never seem to find the perfect place in the car, the way the sea smells in the winter.
Maya saw the sea for the first time and she was fascinated! She watched the waves crashing and played with Dex, who is already an expert, on the beach.
While my dad was driving on the empty highway, my sister and I talked and talked and talked. We've decided 2013 will be our year.
I was thinking about making a list of resolutions,but I hadn't got around it yet. I think the most important thing I could do this year is always try my best. Even if there are people who will try putting me down, belittling my ambitions, I just have to be the best version of myself I can be. If there is something 2012 has taught me, it is the fact that no matter how close you are to someone, how much you think you know someone, in the end you are the only one you can count on. You can't change others. All you can do is be at peace with yourself and everything else will fall in line. So stop worrying about what others think/say about you and live your life!
Lately I've been into Joan Baez and tried reading about the whole Baez-Dylan relationship: