I jumped on an emotional rollercoaster in the last couple of weeks since my plane landed in Budapest on 2 October. I was hyped to come for a longer period than the usual few days and become a local citizen again for a month.
I could hardly wait to go on a date with my second love, Budapest. Headset in my ears I was walking at the river Danube, admiring the city lights with so much happiness and with tears in my ears: it felt great to be home again. I had not much time to rest as I began my first week with a photoshooting for Tchibo which I already shared with you (read about it HERE).I was counting down the days till I could hold my much anticipated baby, my book in my hands. Time has been passing by quite fast as my days had been packed with meetings and finally I had the time to spend time with long-time-no-seen friends as well. Big reunions, lovely remembering of the past, loud laughters and long hugs – no surprise that I was in tears in one minute then the next one I was laughing hysterically.
Finally the day had come and I received the phone call from my publishing house, Libri: Come in, your book is here! I literally ran to their office and though I saw the head of PR, András with a phone in his hand but I thought he just made a video. I was so wrong, actually I was on air via Facebook Live, giving the most honest first reaction, especially when I burst out in tears when touching my book. All of those memories of fights, disappointments, backstabs, lack of faith and sleepless nights rushed back to me in flash of memories. But I made it and it was an incredible feeling.
I thought that was the best moment but I was so wrong. The next emotional wave was created by the women who started to send me their pictures while holding my book, they started to quote from me and shared how much love they have for me and my baby. I have no words to describe this feeling.
And then I had my very first public book signing last night and that is the reason I decided to put down these thoughts and try to give back the feeling I have right now. Some people arrived from my hometown (as the city was Miskolc, near my home and the city where I graduated from high school then from university), an ex schoolmate of mine surprised me too and there were women who had never heard of me before but saw my book and wanted to meet me. I took my time and had a personal conversation with each and every person as I wanted them to feel: they do matter. I listened to their stories, tried to boost their self-confidence, had a laugh with them and sometimes I wiped off their tears. I loved every second of it and so grateful for those who came to meet me so I could tell it to their faces: you are so much more than a number!
The week has just started and still a lot of places to meet and greet, I can’t wait!