It’s Monday, it’s raining in London, and I feel I have been running behind goals, deadlines, etc. People expect things from me, I expect things from myself, and on top of that, I got to face a mini-virus.
Yes, starting something new is exciting, but it can also be stressful.
I am by my old gallery today, a powerful platform that gives me mixed feelings. I have had some hard times here and my self esteem has been tested.
But a platform also involves human beings that I like and appreciate. I have a small project with them.
Instead of thinking of whatever has been hurtful, let’s concentrate on what is inspiring right now.
Am I going to places for an external glow of power? This is meaningless, and it soon involves disappointments. On the other side, if it is to see it as a platform for meeting people and doing something together, then, it makes sense.
But it’s time I value myself more, my time, and the exposure to situations that are not bringing anything to my or anybody else’s growth.
So, farewell to anything that doesn’t serve this purpose!
And use difficult roads as fuel for our future growth!
How To Focus On Your Personal Growth
is it hard the first few days of your job? There seem to be so many things to absorb, and clients to keep satisfied, and on top of that a virus, yes, a virus!
So? What to do? I took two days off, working from home to pull myself together.
And of course, to write to my favourite journal.
Now, it seems that I don’t come out as competent and confident as a great artist and gorgeous woman that I am.
Well, maybe it helps that all my clothes for two seasons are in my suitcase, the one I brought with me to London 🙂
I decided to go through the internet for help, and start some morning affirmations.
How about reaching out to others also?
yes, I am right now in Notting Hill, London, enjoying a latte as I need this extra energy to focus and be as sharp as I can!
The next few days are demanding, and there was no spare time to visit the city. But finding myself in this spot is already great, and the sun is on my face every time a cloud moves.
This is a form of happiness. Do we need more?
Monday starts in crazy pace as I am in my new job and need to give the best impressions!
can you believe it? I am back to London, I almost pinch myself because this was not very likely the past few months. And yet, here I am, crossing the Waterloo bridge. Funny isn’t it?
For a French person, a Waterloo is a defeat or a failure, but for the British people, it’s a victory.
On either side, if you cross a defeat or failure, it’s Victory and Success that you meet.
Having the courage to go to the other side means a lot in itself.
So here I am to the victorious side of the equation, having crossed deserts and rivers, seeing both sides of the equation.
A new adventure begins!
I am looking for a 30-day challenge to try, and waking up early, at 5.30 today is the first step. So, here I am, breathing in and out, deciding on ways to be more present and productive.
To begin with, I am having coffee and some fruit.
I take myself out.
The sun is shining.
It will take my sleepiness away.
I read that it’s important to write down things you are to do.
And then spend 15 minutes with the easiest task.
Next step, the most difficult task for 35 minutes.
That’s where I am right now.
Finishing something I have been writing.
writing on paper, writing online, and mainly producing something we can communicate to others; isn’t that important?
Isn’t it important to create energy? Words are a form of a code of feelings and ideas, actions, they produce an effect when you know the code well; and when the recipients of the code are also able to decode it.
I am back at the beginning, in my parents’ home in the South of France: a perfect time for an update. Where to and whither?
I have succeeded certain projects, failed others and I am here again, without stability and some debts.
Is there something to learn from the experience?
Well, for sure, that I can be a source of “wrongdoing” because of miscalculation even if it wasn’t my intention.
What is the most essential thing at this moment?
How would I like to live every day?
Well, with challenges and new things to learn;
Looking up to people who can advise and help me.
And helping others with what I have learnt.
To begin with, it is important to produce every day.
And then do anything else 🙂
today I am waking up in Manchester, the first time I visit the city, do you believe that? After waking up and the second cup of coffee, I am preparing a presentation and a meeting with my future employers 😉
What is the weather like? Some wind and occasional rain, but this is not preventing me from visiting the City Centre before!
do you have any tips to raise your mood? I guess a mood has the right to go in one direction or another, and something might trigger it to go into a place I don’t like.
I might think, actually, I have been there before, and it wasn’t helpful. When things I don’t like happen, maybe there is a reason. And after all, yes, some rejection can hurt because it reminds me of other times. And it’s like, maybe it’s me.
But I have seen in the past that this is not true.
I can change things. And go to a place I love.
Instead of taking it personally, I can see what happened and analyze the situation.
So, yes, my objective is to understand what happened in my last effort.
Have I learnt anything from the experience?
Who do I ask for help in order to get it next time?
I am to go to London for a presentation of my portfolio, and I am looking forward to it!
Of course, my feelings are like a hot boiling pot; there is my presentation to take care of and my inner self to expand: let’s go out there and shine!
Some everyday preoccupations have stressed me from time to time, but bottom line, I realize I have always managed to find my way.
I am making my suitcase and my parents’ cat is looking at me puzzled: where to?
Let’s see how it goes!
London, I am coming!