#WCW Daniela Codreanu

At Alora, we love to celebrate women in the community who are doing great things. The aim of this #wcw campaign is to highlight the great things going on right here. People need to be appreciated so that they can carry on their good work.

We want to celebrate these women by styling them in Alora Jewelry and giving them a make over and free photo shoot!

Meet Daniela!

Please let us know a little bit about yourself.

Well for starters, I am very proud to say I am a born and raised Calgarian! Yes, I have a slight accent (according to most), but that comes from speaking Romanian when I was rather young; my roots are from Eastern Europe. One of my favourite things to do is to connect with others and listen to their stories. Movies are great too!

How did you get started in this career?

I just jumped into writing! It was about trying, rather than having an initial interest. The more I wrote, the better I became. The more I realized, this is part of my calling.

What is the most fulfilling part of your work?

Lifting up others talents through writing and seeing my ideas come to life.

How do you balance work, family, and other commitments?

That is a good question... Still trying to figure it out. Being more organized and prioritizing has helped.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

This is a bit bold to tell, but I am going to be real... I dislike wearing underwear.

How would you describe your relationship with your family?

I'm close with my family. My Ma and I are both writers, so we are always sharing our latest stories we are working on with one another!

What is your greatest accomplishment?

Practicing the art of connecting with my higher-self on a regular basis. I am by no means an expert, but "being still" for a few moments each day allows me to truly understand the essence of who I AM.

What is your greatest failure and what did you learn from it?

I've taken on too many projects in the past as I was too eager to help and everything sounded exciting; I ended up overwhelming myself and not being able to deliver to my fullest potential. Nowadays, I've gotten more focused on what type of writing I do and am more realistic about my time.

What were you doing 5 years ago? 

Exactly five years ago I started writing. My advice to myself back then would have been to strongly believe that I had the ability to write. You see, much of my school years I was told by my teachers that I did not express my thoughts clearly. It had an impact, but what brought me to this point in my writing career was just taking the first step to just TRY!

Where do you want to be in 5 years? How do you think you will get there?

Continuing to uplift the talent in this city and nation on a larger platform. I believe it will happen by continuing to genuinely connect with others and sharing their stories of truth and wisdom from their perspective, not my own. It's not about me.

What piece of life advice would you give to someone who says they want to follow in your footsteps?

Put yourself out there! Any opportunity you receive to write, just do it. This will help you to create connections and practice your writing skills.

Do you have general life advice?

Don't be too hard on yourself. You are actually more awesome than you think!

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