December 31, 2017-Ready for a 2017 Year in Review?

Hello December,

the year is close to an end – and it’s time for a review, without letting the food and desert debaucheries weaken my critical judgement.

How do I have fun in a creative way?

Probably, by doing things with people who appreciate and love me, even if it’s just one person. And I’d better be one of them. People I also love and appreciate.

Starting with ourselves, giving some love and appreciation for whatever we have accomplished, tried, failed, imagined, … is the first step I guess.

There is always better and higher.

But don’t we deserve a WELL DONE, for our efforts, struggles and for just being around?

 

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December 27, 2017-Dealing with Post-Christmas blues

Hello December,

Christmas is great for family, but going back to my childhood family as an adult makes me feel not having a family unit of my own, which is kind of lonely.

My big, medium and small love affairs have lost their breath and I find myself beautifying the past because of present boredom.

So, how do I deal with the post-Christmas blues after this?

The truth is, I have been focusing on work for a while.

Is it time to be an actor in my everyday life and not just an observer.

What is the play I want to play?

Am I the main character of my play, or just a bystander?

So, how does this work?

If you are a writer, you are an observer and a bystander, in a certain way. But being an author makes us also a creator. And we can rewrite our play.

What does my favorite play look like?

https://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Play

 

December 22, 2017- Christmas around the corner

Hello December,

with Christmas on the doorstep, some season’s songs are a must. The only thing, they don’t inspire me to finish this project, and it’s for today.

They inspire me more to stay home with a cup of chocolate and a good book 🙂

Well, both could be possible if I prioritize.

It’s great to take some time to recharge our batteries with people we love.

December 15, 2017- Home for Christmas

Hello December,

I just got home for Christmas and I already had a mini-crisis with my father feeling old and not with much life left. I only said he should think of every day, but I couldn’t help feeling overwhelmed to have to raise his spirits.

So, what do I do to lift myself up, flying in the sky?

I go out for coffee, although it’s better to have a green juice. Maybe I will have both. And then, I connect with my friends.

I change the appearance of my blog 🙂

And after that, I look for my projects, as the project to publish my poetry…

 

 

 

December 8, 2017- How to take the bull by the horns :-)

Hello December,

yes, this is not exactly an expression with Christmas spirit, more like a corrida in Spain expression, but as the year drives towards the end, you realize there are things you need to accomplish, still there.

So, what to do?

Depress?

Fell incompetent?

Or, take the bull by the horns?

The last seems better.

It’s like, taking action and facing right away the biggest fear, or what the oponent has the most fearful first.

In my case, I need to write that email NOW

http://www.historybyzim.com/2014/04/take-the-bull-by-the-horns/

December 7, 2017- Focus-ing and energy

Hello December,

I am recovering after moving in to a new place and I woke up wondering how I will recharge my energy.

Instead of thinking whatever, I can breathe and do the things I really like 🙂

http://introvertrecharge.com/manifesto/

https://www.prevention.com/mind-body/emotional-health/8-ways-to-recharge-your-energy-and-your-spirit/slide/7

December 6, 2017- Christmas is on its way!

Hello December,

after being grateful for finding a home, I went back to being afraid: I feel tired, and my goals seem still far. What if I don’t have the energy to do what I want?

My part-time job in the gallery is close to what I do, but it takes my time out of my creative energy for writing?

What if I get stuck there, in a limbo situation?

With half of the boxes from the move still closed, it is easy to think like that.

So, what do I do?

Have morning coffee, to begin with.

Secondly, I am blogging.

And thirdly, I will get an energizing drink, probably green, or ginger and lemon and turmeric to give me some extra energy.

Christmas is on its way!

Energy somehow will come back.

Getting some rest is also important 🙂

December 5, 2017- Ninja day, again- or how to be precise and effective facing real estate agents

Hello December,

Tuesday already, and let’s celebrate Ninja day by being very precise and effective in whatever we have to do!

Apparently, as I find in wikipedia: “A ninja (忍者) or shinobi (忍び, “to sneak”) was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, assassination and guerrilla warfare.[1] Their covert methods of waging irregular warfare were deemed dishonorable and beneath the samuraicaste, who observed strict rules about honor and combat.[2]

So, if we are inspired by the Ninja spirit, putting some parts of the role behind us, – for storytelling :-)- Ninja are deemed dishonorable because they were coming from a lower background than samurai, but they were very effective and precise.

One of the things I will try is to get back my deposit from a real estate agent in London who didn’t rent me a studio on time, and then I had to find another solution.

Let’s try to do that for now.

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninja

December 2nd, 2017-New Month, New Home :-)

Hello November,

I am holding the keys to my new place! It has been such an adventure to find a place to live in London, with a part-time job. I found a flatshare and I am very grateful!

I am moving in today and I need to deliver the keys of my temporary “chez-moi” by 15.00.

It’s going to be a long day since my flatmate is also moving in on the same day and we need to coordinate.

New Month, New Home, New Life?