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Missed Birthdays

For one day in a year, I become selfish. I want to have everyone call me, think of me, send me the warmest of wishes and love. I want my friends and family to make effort when choosing their words (and gifts) around me, and I want to be the happiest person in the world. Yes, it’s my birthday and I want to be the center of attention!

Every year I say that I will not make a big deal out of it. I’m not that young anymore, I don’t have that extra money to spend on one party, I just don’t feel like making a big fuss. But than the day comes and my best friends are the first to call and ask “So where is the party?”…and I have to have an answer. This year, it was so impromptu, that I just bought couple of bottles of gin and fresh mint and made the best mojito party there is! 

Yet, the next day you start thinking who did not came/call/wished(singed) “Happy Birthday”. Did they forgot? Have I forgot to call them? Should I have had invited them anyway? Should I call them now? Eventually, time goes by and you forget about these questions.

However, the time comes when they have their own special day. These days, with the notifications, Facebook or Skype is hard to forget or ignore someone’s birthday, but when you are doing a huge project, thoroughly immersed in the work,  or are out of the country, or life(and it counter part) just halts you in your every-day tasks,  these things happen!

I wished so many belated birthdays to friends and family members in the past few months, people start to wonder if I’ve become forgetful or ignorant! And the birthdays I miss the most are the ones of the great people of the history of the world, when I read a book by a famous writer (Victor Hugo, 26th of Feb Les Misérables or Charles Dickens, 7th of FebOliver Twist) or listen to great music (Mozart-27th January, Bob Marley-6th Feb, Norah Jones- 30th March, Marvin Gaye- 2nd April) or watched a great movie or documentary for an artist, scientists, sportist etc. 

I’ve missed so many events, birthdays, celebrations and moments of leisure and fun. Just now , looking back, I can see the sacrifice I have made. Sometimes you have to ask yourself if it is worth it. But for this…for now…I think it is.

My idol’s Birthday! Marie Curie 144th Birthday


Today is Marie Curie 144th Birthday! One of the most famous women in the history of the world, not just in the sciences, managed to change the perspective of the work of women in the field. She proved that hard work, lot of studying and great passion for your work is what makes a person brilliant! What was amazing about this women is that she believed that people can be good and so she act accordingly. She stimulated everyone around her, friends, family, colleagues, to be the best they can be by boosting their morale and sharing her prizes with them. She understood the value of nurturing her relationships and she never EVER let the fame of her success overshadow the importance of her personal life and research.

She can not be left outside of your circle of idols! Especially if you are a women or girl or scientist. Or even a human being wishing to be the best you can be. She is the most inspirational person I have ever read about, that radiate with morality and perfection.


Photo credits: http://scieng-women-ontario.ca/en/files/2013/07/marie_curie_color.jpg