When I was a little girl, I vowed to be brave, no matter how scary or dreary life would get – not that I had any realistic idea what that truly meant. I rode a yellow bike, loved the great outdoors, always had a plethora of ideas in between my long pigtails, and would have liked to be amphibious. My greatest longing, however, was to be invisible, so that I could observe people, animals, and life in general, without influencing the observation. My vocation was obvious, but I got derailed. And I’m grateful for it!
Now, make yourself comfortable, have a beverage of your choice, and close your browser … or read more about who I am, what I have to give, and how that might interest you.
You’re also invited to join me elsewhere on the Web, because visibility tends to make aloneness a pity. So, check out my links, and let’s connect.
Around the Web
Other Blogs and Websites
Alteressence – a source of inspiration and impulse toward a more fulfilling life
Back to Movies – short random movie reviews
Via Adriland – Tumblr goodies
Flowers of Adriland – Tumblr photo blog
Skyscapes of Adriland – Tumblr photo blog
Bio (sort of)
Adriana Popovici is… someone who likes speaking about herself in the first person, especially on her own website. So, please, don’t expect me to fit the usual standards of formality – it has something to do with my love for authenticity and the idea that life is too short only if we betray our true selves.
In theory, I’m a writer and a psychologist. In practice, I’m lots of things… although not an Adriana-of-all-trades, just some. Some trades I chose, some chose me, and some wait for me to fulfill promises I made years ago. I was blessed with a very complex nature and a ridiculously large range of talents, something reflected also in my INFJ result at the Myers-Briggs personality test, my IQ, and even my Gemini Sun – Scorpio Moon astrological combination. But those are all for the label record, and that’s not my music to make (I like having fun with words and ideas). In other words, you may categorize me all you want, just don’t expect me to do it.
I was born in the early ’80s in communist Romania, something I consider a plain fact, neither bad nor good. I’m grateful for the things I couldn’t have learned elsewhere, but, although I am fond of my native country, I’ve always felt more like a world citizen, thanks to my education and inborn tendency to explore, understand and interpret various cultures, easiness with foreign languages and communication, and also my strong love of nature (including people) and travel.
I started writing in my early 20s, naturally driven by life experiences, without any plan or ambition. I realized there was something of value I could share, and my song lyrics were no longer enough for all I had to say. I had been writing songs since I was 18, and all I truly wished for was a career as a singer-songwriter, which had to be postponed ever since my (ill-advised) teenage decision to study computer science instead of going to art school – a decision that made me wake up crying for quite a long time. I don’t regret it anymore, because, looking back, I can see the advantages of that rough path. Around my 20th birthday I was introduced to Photoshop, Flash and Dreamweaver, and I started designing websites – with hideous first attempts . I didn’t like it much, but those skills were (and still are) useful. I’ve always been both artistic and entrepreneurial at core, and it was a matter of time and circumstances when (not “if”) I would start a business. Surprisingly enough, I ended up studying Psychology in college, with the plan to take up research after 45. No hurry, just life unfolding. And speaking about life, I spend mine with Daniel – one year at a time.
It may all seem like a potpourri, but it works for me. It’s the only way I can be true to myself. I love art, business and science, and I don’t consider a choice necessary. I believe in holistic approaches, synergy, and laws that don’t depend on our limited rational faculties. I believe everybody has talents, abilities and flaws, and it’s a shame to have ourselves boxed in labels and figures, when every single one of us is a wondrous expression of life. It’s true, not everyone knows what to make of all this wonder, but this doesn’t mean it’s not there. In my lifetime, I would like to help as many people as possible to see their own beauty, strength and miraculousness.