My birthday and stuff(and a present for you)

So, yeah, it’s Christmas here in Romania. So merry Christmas and stuff. I’m not good at these sort of things, so I’ll just say this: we always want something… we always wish for something. And it’s good, and I hope you all get what you want. But it’s also equally important to realize that dreams don’t come true unless you try to make them come true.

Anyway… I’m 22 now. I don’t feel older, wiser, or taller. Maybe because I’m not. I’m still me.

Over the years I’ve spent my birthdays in all sorts of places (including a hospital once or twice, if I recall correctly.) I usually got sick just before Christmas. It hasn’t happened in quite a few years. Now, I’m home, listening to some Christmas songs, and writing this post.

To be honest, I want to say a lot. I want to write a great post, but I’m not sure if I have something worth saying, other than “thank you.” This year has been a great one for me. In a way, this is the year I really decided to become a writer. A real one. To write and write and write, because that’s the one thing that I always loved doing, the one thing I feel I was meant to do.

So, yeah, thank you. For keeping me motivated, for all the encouragements and praise and all that. It’s nice. Some say it doesn’t matter, but they’re all lying. It’s nice, it shouldn’t be anything else. So, once again, thank you.


And this is my present to all of you who supported irevuo during these two months or so. You can put them on your website/blog, in your sidebar. You can show people you’ve helped us get the whole thing up and ready.

If you want to put a badge in your sidebar as a widget (the same way I did with my proud to work  for irevuo widget) all you need to do is select the text widget, drag it to the position you want, then write something like:

<a href=”; target=”_blank”> <img src=”the location of your image”></a>

You can get the location of the image in your media library. Just click on edit, then you have  something called File URL. Copy that one and you’re done.

Our campaign is drawing to a close. With 34 hours left, we’re close to getting all the funds we need in order to buy Adobe Digital Publishing and all the other stuff we need. I know I must be sounding like I broken record by now, but if you can (and want to) please contribute here. Or here.

Once again, merry Christmas and talk soon,



52 comments on “My birthday and stuff(and a present for you)

  1. grumpytyke says:

    Happy birthday Cristian; La Multi Ani. What is it about you Romanians? It's my wife's on New Years Eve. Not quite Christmas Day here – two hours to go. Weird that, isn't it. And wishing you a Happy Christmas too – Craciun Fericit!

  2. I wish you a merry christmas and lots of success, health and joy to you and your loved ones for 2013!

  3. Piscis says:

    A very happy birthday-Christmas to you, then. Glad it's come with real movement in the directions you want to take yourself! Here's hoping for another great year to come.

  4. Kim Ross says:

    Happy Birthday!

  5. Honie Briggs says:

    …"dreams don’t come true unless you try to make them come true." Excellent assessment Cristian! Happy Birthday on this Christmas Eve – day! :)

  6. Happy Birthday, Cristian!

  7. davidtrudel says:

    Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas! Thanks for all your words, which are always appreciated.

  8. fivenineteen says:

    Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!

  9. A very Happy Birthday and Christmas to you, Cristain. It has been my pleasure learning about your writings and recent project, irevuo. May success follow you in whatever you do. And you are correct about being older and knowing that you are still you. You are such a wise man.

  10. ljr3 says:

    History is what we make it, so make it memorable in a good way, I say. Best wishes for your birthday and for 2013!

  11. gardeniahung says:

    Season's Greetings and Best Wishes For A Happy Anniversary Birthday with A Merry Christmas and God's Blessings for A Prosperous and Happy New Year 2013!

  12. gardeniahung says:

    Happy Birthday Anniversary on December 25,2012!

  13. DoRooro says:

    we are the makers of our own destiny…happy Birthday and happy holidays!

  14. Gev Sweeney says:

    Happy birthday and Merry Christmas, Cristian! Whatever you do, DON'T STOP WRITING. Keep going forward with irevuo. It's a great concept.

  15. Happy birthday and merry christmas:) I couldn´t make the support button work :/ … I tried to put it on my page, as you explained it, but it didn´t work.

  16. wavensongz says:

    You are An Awesome Young Man. So Happy I followed your blog site. Happy you are home this year. Stay Strong and Stay on Track. Happy Birthday and That Other Stuff. LOL Take Care ;-D

  17. sondrabrooks says:

    Dear Christian: I was wondering something the other night when you commented on the time it was in Romania. Are you living there? My junior high choir and I went to Romania on a Reader's Digest Friendship Tour in 1974. I sang a solo for Ceausescu called, "You Can't Get a Man With A Gun." I had a little wooden rifle I used for a prop, but they wouldn't let me use it when I sang for him.

    I have such fond memories of the country and the people, who were all so friendly, generous and kind to us. I would love to return some day.

    What does Christmas in Romania look like this year?

    Have a wonderful birthday!

    Good luck with irevuo.

    Great blog.

  18. Storkhunter says:

    Happy Birthday Cristian. Wishing u success in 2013

  19. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday, Cristian. You've done a lot and had a very amazing year, and I've got to see some of it. I hope we both have a great 2013.

  20. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas. Congratulations on DECIDING. Deciding makes all the difference. Persistence is a good thing!

  21. ledrakenoir says:

    Happy birthday Cristian – and Happy Holiday to You and Yours… :-)

  22. colormusing says:

    Happy birthday, Cristian!! And Merry Christmas! (Sorry I don't know how to say either in Romanian; I had a ballroom-dance instructor from Moldova who spoke Romanian (and Russian), so the only thing I remember is how to ask, "Would you like to dance with me?" I hope you have a fabulous birthday/Christmas dance!)

  23. deWriterMD says:

    Reblogged this on MetaRead360 Small Press presents and commented:
    I was supposed to be a Xmas baby too, but I "held on" for another five days…still gave my parents a deduction that year!?!

  24. Happy Birthday, Christian. Have a lovely day.

  25. You're one talented 22 year old. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

  26. scroungelady says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday. You've just begun your journey.I've enjoyed reading your posts and getting to know you. Keep writing!

  27. Diana says:

    Happy birthday !!! Merry Christmas ! { and a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year to you. :)

  28. Following your blog has given me untold riches, as I'm sure it has many others: we should be the ones saying thank you! Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!

  29. Happy, Happy Day to you, Cristian. And you are only 22? Wow, you are a very remarkable and prolific young man! Please keep on doing all the beautiful work that you are doing… You are amazing.

  30. Joszann says:

    Merry Christmas Christian,

    The best of the season and hoping you get what you want this December, the rest of it anyways.To 2013!

  31. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas.

  32. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas, Cristian. Trust this 58 yr old, as smart as you are,(and I know that you definitely are; so was I at 22), you will continue to learn. There is always more to learn.

  33. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday.

  34. ina says:

    La mulți ani, să ai parte de un an nou cât mai bun! Sănătate și MULTĂ inspirație! Crăciun fericit!

  35. Happy Holidays and a wonderful new year full of health and happiness!

  36. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas Cristian :)

  37. Mrs. Mutton says:

    Merry Christmas, and Happy Birthday! Tonette's right – and I'm older than she is! ;-)

  38. zezisblog says:

    Reblogged this on Zezi's blog and commented:
    Yeah that's TRUE dreams don't
    Come TRUE if U don't try to make them come TRUE U have to try and make them come TRUE. :D :)

  39. Vipul Gaur says:

    Reblogged this on VIPUL GAUR.

  40. tpartridge1 says:

    Happy Birthday! You are not old. You have many years a head of you to grow and play in. Make the best of it. You motivate and inspire us!

  41. La multi ani si craciun ferecit! :-)

  42. Morbid Insanity says:

    Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas! :)

  43. Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Thank you!

  44. Happy Birthday Christian! thanks for all the good posts!

  45. Sarah says:

    i tried to add the link but I guess I still have no idea what I am doing so it did not work but you do inspire me to continue on wanting to become a writer and I finally told my my family what I want to do over Christmas and I was met with surprising support! Good luck on your adventure!

  46. Kim says:

    Belated Happy Birthday Christian…….all the best to you for the enduing year!

  47. Happy belated birthday! That's so interesting to have your birthday on Christmas day :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  48. jlee5879 says:

    I hope you had a great holiday season and a very happy birthday to you! I'm so glad this was a fantastic year for you. I hope 2013 is my writing year. :) Keep up the good work!!

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