I’m guessing you clicked on this article hoping to find a little bit more about the person behind this website. I’m glad you did that. Let me introduce myself.
I’m Paula Ghete. I’m 27 years old and I was born in Romania. I could go on and tell you about what I studied, where I worked and what I plan to do in the future. But that seems a bit too shallow and uninspiring to me. So I’ll tell you a few things that will also help you better understand myself and the type of articles you’ll find on this website in the future.
1. I like to think. A lot. I analyse things, people, events and ideas. I sometimes think too much, but I would rather think too much than too little. Obviously, I love spending time on my own.
2. I care about the world and the future. I am very passionate about a few topics in particular: equality (rather equity) in general, justice, truth, facts, values and the greater good. But I’m not sure what the greater good means or how the world should be yet…
3. I love reading. I mostly read non-fiction books about positive psychology, business, marketing or personal development. Some of my favourite books are: Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert, From Zero to One by Peter Thiel and Hooked by Nir Eyal.
4. I scrutinize ideas and arguments – including my own. If I write something, it means that I have thought about it. I often look for data and information to confirm or deny my perspective. I admit it – I make errors in judgments too, but I try to avoid them as much as I can.
5. I love travelling the world, but I am not traveling much at this point in my life. I will never forget seeing New York from the Empire State building, walking near the Eiffel Tower or wandering the streets of Milan.
6. I love drinking coffee. I stopped drinking it now, but I miss the routine it involved: making myself a cup of coffee in one of my favourite mugs and sitting down at my desk, reading an article or writing an article. That’s just…glorious to me! So I occasionally drink a cappuccino or black tea with soy milk.
7. I believe in happiness – I really do. I honestly think that we all have the right to be happy and enjoy our lives. And we can achieve that, if we learn how to make the right choices. The more people find their happiness, the more they can spread that good energy around. The more they can contribute. The more they can create something good in the world.
Don’t you feel like you know me better by now? I certainly hope so! And I hope I’ll get to know you too, so feel free to comment on my articles, send me an email or engage with me on social media. I always love talking to people, especially about things that really matter (I’m not a fan of chit-chat).
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me.
I hope I’ll be able to keep you informed, entertained and curious about what’s next!