March 31, 2017- Spring rolling ;-)

Hey March,

thanks for the great moments and for bringing Spring again; the trees on flower, the bees, and the rest of nature falling in love, how can you resist this powerful urge?

Do you realize I am one step away from my 3 year blog-anniversary?

So, a time to update and see what has been accomplished, and new goals for the future.

I started with the idea I needed to change something in my circumstances. I understood I start from changing myself.

And here I am today.

Still on the road but with major changes and some for the best. From Paris to London.

 

http://efdreams.com/spring.html

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March 26, 2017- On spring arriving and on solving dilemmas

Hello March,

today it has been a beautiful day in London, everything we needed to breath after the last week… in any case, going out for a walk on parks and looking for terraces has been my priority.

I had been stressing up for the direction I should take in my life and career and somehow, again, I realized this is out of context.

The real question is: “what do I want?”

“what is my heart’s desire?”

The rest will follow.

And yet, what if I haven’t figured that out?

Isn’t it possible to have contradictory wishes?

Take Hamlet for example, it happens every day.

It is also called a Dilemma.

Then what?

Should I procrastinate until the problem resolves itself?

Or should I wait to fall desperately in love so that another variable will add to the equation?

Any ideas?

For the moment, the best thing was to hang around and write … for my next book!

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a23689/riddle-of-the-week-1-the-farmers-dilemma/

March 20, 2017- The Creative Side of our Brain

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
~ Albert Einstein

Thanks to http://fictionwritersjourney.blogspot.co.uk, for this interesting insight as I was looking for Creative Chaos inspiration.

Order will follow, if we trust to jump into the unknown 😉

 

 

March 17, 2017-How to value Creative CHAOS

Dear March,

I have read a lot of “how to” advice and I feel a bit confused: do you have a rule of thumb about the best way to be effective and to materialize my wishes?

For example, I wish my room to be tidied while I am writing, to see the trousers and sweaters go directly on the right drawers, I see a vacuum cleaner and even small etiquettes with the names of each category;

I also see myself dressed, clean, with perfect hair and nails, in my impeccable outfit;

I see job applications completed by themselves, and future employers astonished at the profile and qualities they read. Not to mention the style of the application, absolutely perfect.

I also see all my finances in order, bills, …

My handbag is also very much ordered, my library, my head.

How is this possible?

It is so funny but at the café I am right now, I listen to people make comments on other people. Two friends in French and a couple in Portuguese.

And me?

I see my book advancing at a rhythm I couldn’t imagine; and another book written; and a translation of my current book in English.

All this happens while I lay here, and I relax in front of my coffee cup. In London.

All this happens miraculously.

But even if all this order and perfection is not present at the moment, I am quiet happy with the messiness and creativity of my imaginary musings 😉

I see people inviting me to give lectures on my books, which have a great impact.

And the love of my life by my side but respectful of my writing time and need for alone moments.

After all, order is born from chaos and creativity needs a chaotic moment;

 

March 9, 2017- How to make a mistake and still feel confident :-)

 

Hello there March,

I had a discussion with a friend yesterday about making mistakes and still feeling Great! It is a bit challenging to realise you did something “stupid” and still feel so intelligent and on top of things.

My friend told me she is a pessimist, but she goes about with a huge smile. So different perspectives could work differently for different people. I proclaimed myself an optimist, but that doesn’t stop me from feeling messed up sometimes.

And then what?

Is there a way to fix things?

And to boost self-confidence?

Here are some ideas I found:

http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/6-ways-to-boost-your-confidence-after-making-a-big-mistake.html