With all the hard work that goes in getting a film made (it takes a village), it is most thrilling when an actor and filmmaker finally get to see the finished product in front of an audience and it is also the most absolute humbling experience seeing ones face 45’ wide & 20’ high. Lol.
Congratulations again to all the filmmakers. Especially Walter Brandes and @Christineverleny.
Proud of the work here. Great night! #grateful #agrtistbestoffilmfestival
. #killAl #scifithriller #screening #packedhouse
'My First Four Decades'
By: Ioana A.
First and foremost - incase you choose not to read the entirety of this post -
thank you ...from the bottom of my heart ...for all the amazing birthday wishes! 💚❤️💛💙💜💝 I am beyond honoured, humbled and overflowing with love and gratitude for all the love!🙏🏽💚 Here we go... ~ written on the 12th - the night before my 40th birthday ~
It's been my tradition for as long as I can remember - that the night before myself and my daughters' birthdays - we sit in reflection, celebration, gratitude and introspection of the year passed.
This year is slightly different, as I enter into a whole new decade: the 40's. My reflections will inevitably be longer as I attempt to cover 39 years versus one. ⚠️YOU'VE BEEN WARNED 😉
So how does one summarize 40 years? This won't be an autobiography, but rather a 'hey Ioana - what have you learned?' type of post.
In an understatement - I have learned a lot ; endless valuable lessons.
Living in three continents, six countries, going to 12 educational institutions and living in 14 homes has brought with it many stories and lessons.
I will have to say though - that the culmination of all that I have learned has to have been in this passed year. .
My 39th year has been one of tremendous growth - through pain, suffering, darkness - and pushing through into the light.
I will skip the essay, and instead rhyme off my one liners of what I have learned: ✔️I AM
- I am complete - I am whole
- I am enough - I am worth it - I am worthy - I am strong - I am empowered - I am powerful - I am love - I am giving - I am loving - I am nurturing
- I am empathic - I am beautiful regardless of what the scale says - I am beautiful with 5 lbs more or 5 lbs less - I am perfect in my imperfections .
✔️I LOVE - I love humanity - I love our planet - I love love
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London, did you really have to make me fall so deeply in love? Wow, this experience has far exceeded all of my goals and expectations (with the exception of that B+ in Corporate Finance 😂). This city has filled me with life and fueled me with the motivation to go for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. Living in London was so rewarding and such a win for my personal growth that I feel like I just won an award and need to thank everybody who made the ride worthwhile. It's funny how when you begin to fall into divine alignment and vibrate at higher frequencies, the universe opens your eyes to narrow your focus on those who truly matter in your life and forge new connections with people who take you higher. I am feeling extremely grateful to God, my family, BU study abroad, friends, classmates and co workers who have all positively contributed to my experience in London and my journey to becoming the greatest version of myself. Today, I am the best me I have been my entire life. #Grateful