About Roswitha

Citizen of Earth – In Love With Life – Nonstop Grateful

Happy wife, married to my high school sweetheart, Mihai Herman. Loving momma of Angel, our bolognese bichon baby. In love with beauty. Occasional binge-watcher. Always looking forward to my parents’ Sunday lunch. Highly ambitious. Longing for uniqueness. Recovering perfectionist. Abraham-Hicks groupie. Libra. Partially gluten/ dairy/ sugar-free. In love with New York. Primary love language is giving and receiving gifts. If you get to know me, I am really funny.

About Roswitha

Citizen of Earth – In Love With Life – Nonstop Grateful

Happy wife, married to my high school boyfriend, Mihai Herman. Loving momma of Angel, our bolognese bichon baby. In love with beauty. Occasionally binge-watcher. Always looking forward to my parents’ Sunday lunch. Highly ambitious. Longing for uniqueness. Recovering perfectionist. Abraham-Hicks groupie. Libra. Partially gluten/ dairy/ sugar-free. In love with New York. Primary love language is giving and receiving gifts. If you get to know me, I am really funny.

The life of an overachiever

Ispent my early 20’s studying Power Engineering at University, aiming to only get straight A‘s at each exam (14 courses each year), blogging about style & fashion on the side, hoping to get invited to major fashion weeks and receive free products to review, volunteering in a students’ organization to militate for women’s rights in the engineering field which got me to travel all over Europe. At the same time, together with my (now) husband, we started about 7 online companies, from selling handmade jewelry to custom made prom dresses, marketing services, and sexy lingerie. Don’t forget, we also hand-crafted organic teaboxes. And I had 2 jobs each summer, with 80h work weeks.

If your brain hurts just by reading the words above, imagine how fried mine was by trying to do it all PERFECTLY.

I had no stop button. I had no idea what ENOUGH meant. I always had to become better, do more and have more than anyone else. Unfortunately, when there used to be no finish line, only one huge goal after the other.

I used to get up at 6:30 am and go to bed around 1 pm. I went to less than five parties in all my four years in university. I was recognized as SUCCESSFUL and a great example that other students should follow.

And yes, I had a lot of pride, and it made me feel so good knowing I was so much better than everyone else. Even my husband could not keep up with me, and for his own sanity, he did not try.

BUT, was I happy? Or healthy? Not really. I was always rushing through life to accomplish goal after goal. I never had time to smell the roses, heck I did not even see the roses. In my world, there were only endless to-do lists and immense pride in doing it all.

“Roswitha was my compass. She helped me see my true north.

(ANDREEA BELEAN)