Even if you love what you do, eventually it will leave marks all over your life.

A person in a yellow t-shirt
A person in a yellow t-shirt
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‘What do you mean you want to quit?’, one of my friends shouted across the table.

I’ve decided about a week prior to telling him. He was my boss and my friend and told me how good of a job I did. I knew it, and it devastated me to have to take that enormous step. But in life, you need to know when it’s time for you to step down from something that is harming you. Even if you believe step is selfish.

I’ve started being a journalist some years ago. It was the only thing I wanted at…

Worst suggestions from writers to other writers or why you shouldn't apply everything you read on the internet.

Boy standing in front of a mirror
Boy standing in front of a mirror
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So you want to write on the internet. Writing is a simple thing and everyone can do it. And is the hardest thing to do. You have to put your soul and feelings into words and give them to strangers to read them and rip them apart.

So naturally, you look up at other writers, more advance than you, with more experience than you, and with more money than you.

For the last 10 years, everything I’ve done was about writing or editing. …

Remember when you were a kid how awesome was your imagination?

Two people on the crosswalk
Two people on the crosswalk
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If you were like me, you’d probably spend hours imagine cool stuff and create entire scenarios in your head easily.

Whatever happened to that? Whatever happened to just sit in a chair and vividly fantasize about whatever you want without a single fear or problem in the world?

You did it so well that at some point you didn’t even know the difference between reality and your imagination.

Today you are too busy, tired, cranky, and have a million things to do before breakfast, and you simply don’t have the time to indulge in that childish non-sense like daydreaming.


Something that nobody is teaching you about writing and society.

Woman in a window reflection on the street
Woman in a window reflection on the street
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What’s a writer? Where’s the place of a writer in society?

Those are some real heavy questions for everybody who wants or is a writer. If you aspire to be one, or you are a renowned writer, put those questions to understand the why. Why you want to write, why you spend your days writing, and why you are a writer.

I’ve said before and I will say it as long as I have to: you don’t need to romanticize the act of writing and you don’t want to do it only for the money. …

Or how the romanticizing of writing is destroying your creativity.

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I hate it when I read or hear ‘we, creative people’. What does this person mean when he says ‘creative people’? Is there a specific category of people who walk on Earth that differs from the rest of us?

I’ve written for the last 10 years everything I could, from clickbait articles in my native language that are public to screenplays sitting hidden somewhere on my computer. But I never called myself a creative person because I don’t know what that means. …

Most of the time is the most difficult job in the world. And the best job in the world at the same time.

A sidewalk with a ‘Passion Led Us Here” writing
A sidewalk with a ‘Passion Led Us Here” writing
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Imagine spending your day in front of a laptop putting words on a white screen that strangers, family, and friends will read. Imagine spending your day finding the right words to entertain, inform, or inspire people from all over the world. It’s a super-power. And it’s a curse that few people manage to carry.

Why do we write?

And what it means to be a writer? For the outside world, writing is romantic, passionate, intense, excitable, and any other words that somebody uses when they don’t know what to say when you tell’em ‘I’m a writer’.

And what about the…

Your weakness can truly put you forward

Mountain observed through the lens
Mountain observed through the lens
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We live in a world that puts too much energy into positivity and strength. You lack the negativity and you try every day to hide your weakness and insecurity because that’s what society is saying to you.

That part gives us understanding and pushes us to the edge of greatness.

My grandfather worked every day on the field. It didn’t matter if it was raining, or something else. It was harsh, hard, and exhausting. But he did put food on the table every single of those days.

Fast forward today. I’m feeling bad because I can’t write an article in…

A little negativity can make you see the beauty with other eyes

Woman in the forest seen in the reflection of glasses
Woman in the forest seen in the reflection of glasses
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Life can sometimes have negativity in it. You are experienced, I’m doing it, and that movie star that you secretly love, is doing it.

“The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience. (p.9)”
Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Imagine having the possibility to learn something from a bad experience but not doing it, because you search only for the positive aspect of life. …

Take it from one of the greatest writers in history

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Let’s talk a second about the boogeyman of the writing community; the nightmare that keeps writers around the world awake at night, in terror and anxiety — writer’s block.

It doesn’t exist. I want you to know that from the beginning. Writer’s block is only a figment of your mind.

You’ve thought it that simple but is not. I have it daily, in fact, I’m having it right now. How is possible to have something that not exist?

After years of being a journalist, I find it hard to free-writing, so to speak. In journalism, you work with facts that…

“I want to succeed in life, I want to make money, I want to be famous, I want to have a purpose.”

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You want to succeed in life; you want that new car or a bigger house or to be loved by others.

We all want to find it at the first glance, in the first minute, and on our first try.

This rarely happens because mistakes make us divert from our original path. Mistakes, however, are the guidelines for who you will be in the future.

You don’t accept mistakes. And society asks you to not make mistakes.

From the first years in school, you learn you need a certain path in your life and you may not deviate from it.

Andy Dumitrescu

Writer | Journalist | I write about self-development, writing, and learning about yourself.

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