Family: I feel immensely blessed to have such positive, genuine people in my life. I have learned so much from my family; their trials & victories are my own.
Writing: Not everyone can find solace & a voice through a pen & a paper.
The little things:
- Drinking my cup of coffee in the morning while checking my email
- Removing clothes fresh out of the dryer, I love the warmth of the fabric.
- Going for a walk
- Getting fresh pastry at Molisana
- Lying in the dark, talking & sharing
- A glass of wine with a good plate of Pasta
Friendships: On Tuesdays after work, I unwind with my two girlfriends with Shisha (Flavored tobacco in a bong) & drinks at a downtown lounge. We sip on Lychee martinis, tea or smoothies, depending on the mood. Also, there's a little spot downtown, Cine-express, it's open 24/7 & they offer great food, ambiance & affordable pitchers of anything you want (sex on the beach, Sangria, Rum & coke...). I've had many fun times there as well.
Freedom: When women around the world are still killed & imprisoned because they demand to live and not simply exist, I celebrate my own freedom to wear what I desire, to have opinions, a sense of humour. I feel blessed being able to love whom I please with abandon. To make mistakes and learn from them & not be stoned, jailed, or beaten.
Education: My father is from Congo Kinshasa. He moved to Poland in his early 20’s, to pursue higher studies. He had to learn the language, adapt to a strange country & make new friends. He did what he had to do to get an education. He worked hard & got a master in Engineering. He was lucky, so many people don't even have the opportunity to work their butts off, like my daddy. I celebrate that all I have to worry about (when it comes to education) is writing essays.
Literature: My desire to write was born when reading great books, written by great authors. 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl gave me the initiative to read, read, read. I thought I would gain magic powers, & in some ways, although I cannot levitate or move the cereal box with my eyes, it did bring magic in my life. In fact, I string words into stories now, my imagination knows no boundaries. 'Paint it black' by Janet Fitch, gave me a glimpse into a Lover's depression, while also, giving me yet another standard for my own writing. Junot Diaz 'the wondrous life of Oscar Wao' & 'Drown' gave me the courage to write with courage & acceptance.
Love: I've learned so much through Love. I have grown because of heartbreak, as well. You can never lose, when you chose Love. Even though, it might hurt sometimes, you will end up victorious if you keep your eyes on the prize. :)