Many people tell me: Simona, you are so awesome, wonderful, multitalented, but why is it that you are not more successful? When I say people, I mean those who live inside me, up there. I always blame the impression I give people that I am bipolar. There are days when I get a new lease of life, when I work and have fun, when I am full of optimism, I make completely unrealistic plans for a triumphal future and days when I cannot get off the couch to take a shower. It seems you cannot be successful if you actually stink.
(Translated by Iulia-Teodora Urea / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
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