It’s overwhelming but magically. It’s something that is barely described in words because of its impact on you, and here, at this point, I think every writer in this world agrees with me. You know, sometimes you’re in a horrible mood, but you still find yourself writing, as an escape from the stressful and sad moments that you may be facing at that time in your life. Otherwise, you can be very happy and excited for what are you doing that at some point you just can’t stop doing it! You can’t stop working on it because you already know and actually feel in your bones that the result will be something spectacular.
Personally, writing “Dincolo de măști” was a challenge. I had to open old wounds, to face a few of the ugliest things I had to face ‘till now in my life, and even that in this book are just a few, being a big part of my maturity that I have now, aren’t something that cheers me up. Yes, the way I healed, and now, the help I give to others with my methods cheers me up, but not these specific memories.
Remembering all these things, while I was healing from other ones from this chaotic year, wasn’t easy. It was a hell of a ride to be honest. I cried, I laughed, I was in love, I cried *again*, but all this time I had written too. That’s why I’m saying that this book is a part of my soul, because it actually is. There are my experiences, memories that build my actual self, stronger and wiser than before. I had written it like I write here, in the manner of talking with a friend, in the manner of helping you, by helping me. Helping my soul be finally at peace with the thought:
“Have I done enough to be the difference I want to see in this world?” .
I really don’t want to see the society blame us again and again for being something that we aren’t, or for a specific thing that we do and they don’t agree with. We’re more than that, we face much more things that they might even think of. That’s why I thought of making this book as a piece of the “self-confidence puzzle“ for us, and for our dear society, a “wake up call” or a “flame” to bright out their ideas about us, to actually look behind our masks, and understand the reality, that we are much more than a behaviour.