as a treat, I went with a friend to a super Mexican place in London, “La Taqueria”, and I still think of the wonderful dishes!
So leaving September with a taste of tacos… and thinking of all the Mexican friends!
this is a day to congratulate myself, for the GOOD WORK I have been doing all along, and to encourage me to continue!
So I give me an A+ and I will treat me to something special.
This is independently from results, and from circumstances which might seem to be challenging.
They will come to their senses.
If I don’t acknowledge my efforts, why should the others do it?
Honestly, if I saw a candidate like myself, I would hire me right away and make sure I would have enough incentives to stay 😉
After this, I feel I can also tell the people whose work I appreciate, that I do.
Because it feels good when someone else tells you also!
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Sep · 29
I said goodbye to the gallery I was working part-time yesterday. It was something expected, but I was hoping to stay for another month, the time to figure things out for me.
But the essential thing is to be somewhere I can shine not just linger.
London, should I stay or should I go?
I have plans and goals.
I have jumped in the unknown when I came here from Paris.
The essential thing is the purpose.
And the purpose is to create in the best conditions, in the way that will benefit others also.
So, I need to be open.
To begin with, I will contact everybody I know for information.
And those I don’t know also.
there is a sense of urgency, especially when deadlines arrive and some of my friends tell me it is natural to stress. Two minutes before I was calm and relaxed, so to speak. Human beings are so open to suggestion!
So how do we communicate without adopting the other person’s mood? Without allowing it to rock our boat?
More, if we see ourselves as a boat, we don’t mind some waves. Boats are made to be able to find their balance again.
Waves are their friends.
We can rock a little bit, sympathetic to the movement.
But we will go back, finding our balance.
It is like relaxing and accelerating.
There is time for relaxation.
And time to speed up.
Alternating wisely between the two is the best thing to do.
Between breathing in and out.
Between sleeping and running.
Between busy Monday Mornings and relaxed Monday evenings.
Regarding painful past that comes up when you are going through interviews, the essential thing is what you can do for the people who interview you: NOW and in the future.
The past is a path to the actual PRESENT. And it could change, as we change our way to see it.
So yes, for example, there is this and that and the other. But look, this is why I can put together this exhibit in such a successful way now.
As for the rest, how to keep oneself focused, while things happen around, affecting our concentration and will?
Just by gazing in this direction, and saying, this is what matters most, I will give it my full attention.
As I am going through interviews, I have a slight apprehension about questions concerning my past, especially when the road had bumps and when my path was not straight
How can I talk about failures, mistakes, or aggressions without feeling down or inadequate?
Ok, everything has made me what I am today.
Should I focus on what they need?
Can I for example, organise an exhibition?
This is what counts.
And more practice.
I woke up early as promised, although I have gone for coffee only at 8.00. I am to go to a gallery opening later in the day, and to stay up for the reception and drinks that will follow.
I realize I don’t have anything to wear and somehow all my clothes need something to make them fit together and look in their best for fall 2017!
Does it matter after all how stylish I look?
Well this is the art world, but I am not into fashion.
After all, I am the artist.
I can go as I want.
As long as I have fun with it.
How am I going to respect my inner wild child if I try to conform?
My inner wild child is asking for more fun.
And no emergency is capable of taking away this.
Having fun NOW, not tomorrow, or another day.
Isn’t it risky to have fun at the reception while I am looking for a job?
Yes, but in any case, I am not going for the kind of jobs where too much formality is demanded.
At least not in the conventional form 😉
sometimes insecurities can make us embrace other people’s values, I listened to Natalie Portman say, and this comment goes home!
So how do we leave behind in-securities and go do whatever we want to?
I see in front of me a handsome guy whose nervousness make him less attractive. So why doesn’t he just relax?
Why would I do the same?
I have a project, and I have a purpose.
I am going to wake up earlier.
And write every morning, even a small note.
It is important to own my meaning.
And to congratulate ourselves for doing this.
So today, I have some writing, but I will also take care of my home, clothes, and do things I love.
Hello September Saturday,
the gallery people I was hoping to work with have not contacted me, so I was a bit anxious yesterday.
My deadline approaches.
I had an almost friend doubting my success to something that I really like to do.
But today is another day. And I will treat myself to the best advice possible, to refocus on my objective.
And to celebrate the good work I have been doing all this time.
So, morning coffee to a nice place, an inspiring read, and contact my best friends.
Well, I guess I treat myself to a nice coffee every morning.
Instead of a horrid novel I felt obliged to read, I read something inspiring.
And that’s what I will write also.
What can be inspiring?
To keep walking, no matter what.
the busy or the empty café for the morning?
If I go to the empty and I fill sleepy, I might continue on the same mood.
If I go to the busy, there is not much work to be done because people are buzzing around.
I chose the busy.
And here I am, writing my post with numerous people passing by, in and out.
I have promised myself to focus and be alert to all the opportunities that will come my way.
Let’s be busy in a meaningful way.
Not agitating myself, but doing.