July 10, 2017-Happiness as a state and as a destination

Hello July,

getting what you want and not getting what you want could amount to the same degree of happiness. So why bother wanting something in the first place?

I wouldn’t have an answer to that. It seems that accepting things we can’t change can be also important as having the freedom to choose what we want. When our ambition is bounded or unbounded there seems to be a difference. We have the capacity to manufacture the commodity we chace when we look for experiences.

So if we make a choice let it be for other reasons than making us feel good 😉

June 12, 2017: Taking the morning for myself

Hello dear June,

after working until midnight on my poems, I woke up with a mood; some positive thinking didn’t work wonders, so I decided to take the morning off. Just for me.

I had a sense of emergency the whole weekend. This and that and the other.

But this epiphany was enough.

I am heading towards hot chocolate, to begin with.

I am getting outside.

There is some sun, we will eventually meet.

And I might look for a hairdresser I had postponed.

Emergency or not, I want to feel good now.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/17/morning-routines_n_5348994.html

May 23rd, 2017- Don’t be so hard on yourself! Dance!

Hello May,

with a list of to-do things I feel overwhelmed!

How do I get back my concentration, feel good and motivation?

Dancing is the best thing so here it is, fun time because it is spring and because, we deserve it!

Be it by myself, with friends, or on the dance floor, a little dance with a few steps is enough to get me back to track!

And you know what, I start a 21 day writing challenge where I will post every day 🙂

April 1rst, 2017: 3 Year Blog-Anniversary!

Dear April,

it has been three years since I decided to start a blogging adventure, as a form of a diary, addressing myself to the different months. I was living in Paris at the time, and I had to face a into my face wannabee boss and my unfullfieled artistic and love drives. I meant to write every day.

Ever since, a lot of things have changed.

I am in London.

I have published my first novel (to be translated in English soon).

My heart is still attached to Paris, but I am happy to have started new adventures here.

I would like to thank so much all of the friends who have accompanied me and offered feedback all these years.

Your advice has been valuable!

More precisely I would like to thank some of my oldest friends, but also those I havent’t mentioned with their wise comments:

pursuit of happiness WordPress

https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/paris-time-patrol-numero-four/

la bibliotheque qui ne brule pas wordpress

Eddietwohawks.wordpress.com

Time is Fleeting, Never Stop

https://kimberlyharding.wordpress.com/2017/04/01/born/

https://erikakind.me/blog/

The treasure we are

https://ceejaykayfit.com

https://1000dollarstartups.com

Crucial Inner Skills for Writers and Artists 

These are some of my first and very good friends, but I am grateful for all of you who read and interact with this blog.

Please feel free to give me a feedback, in order to grow also!

THANK YOU so much

Love

April

 

 

November 19 and 20, 2016: Whatever you think, think the opposite (ladybug challenge)

Hello November,

here I am again, with a considerable amount of work, unanswered mails, a book plan pending and a group of people who thought my last presentation sucked.

How do I turn this around?

“Whatever you think, think the opposite”!

This is the advice of the day.

So I have some work I love and I am on top of it, everybody loves and admires my presentation, and what is more, I have an artistic portfolio that has substance and a book that is practically finished.

Glory and wealth awaits in the next corner, and YES, the World will be saved from itself!

November 17, 2016-how to feel good no matter what- ladybug day 2

Dear November,

I had a piece of unpleasant information today, related to my performance with an artistic group. I got a negative evaluation from some clients although my new boss seems to see some potential in me.

How do I transform this into a good feeling?

Well, to begin with, because I have had time with bad feelings, so I am kind of bored. Why not change?

It is so banal to feel bad because someone gives you a bad report. How about feeling good, even elated?

Oh, you didn’t appreciate my style, you don’t want me?

Thank you for letting me concentrate on other things. I might learn something out of it. I asked around to see how I could give a better performance. On the other hand, style is sooo personal…

Maybe someone else does appreciate my style.

I could appreciate my style, to begin with.

I think I am pretty cool.

When I doubt.

When I stumble

When I fall.

And when I get back on my feet and dance!

P.S. I contacted some editors today and my former school teacher who thought I rock!

October 27, 2016: Quantum leap again! 30 day Lady-Bug challenge

Hello October,

I have observed a lady-bug this weekend and I might need both your help and hers: I need a major breakthrough and I feel that I have been stagnating for a while. The part-time job I have taken over is taking more than part of my time and writing a new book has been delayed.

And what is more, I faced challenges from my new boss and clients.

How can I turn the situation around?

By focusing on what is really important to me?

Writing, publishing!

I have had a kind of inhibition as a writer because I didn’t try to publish a lot of my work from fear of criticism.

Now, it is time to act.

So I start by checking out potential publishing houses.

Yes, I know I can also self-publish.

But I could at least sent my work before.

And also, 3 hours a day writing challenge.

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June 29, 2016: Breakthrough Time!

 

Hello June

another day before you go and somehow this mid-summer seems the perfect moment for a Break-Through! This is what I came for to London for, so let’s do it!

What does it mean?

Send to the publisher those manuscripts that just wait on my laptop because they were not… perfect…

Sing out loud

Say what I think

Show who I am

Find my path

Date the gorgeous blond and the former crush!

 

 

https://lifereimagined.aarp.org/challenge/40237-break-through-what-blocks-you

June 28, 2016: Are you ready for love?

Hello June,

are you ready for love? I am in a test mood so I took this one, in Psychologies and apparently I am. So much the better. So one of these two guys really stand a chance 😉

Here it is, in case you want to try it yourself. I guess it means that you are open to other people, confident on your capacity to love and be loved, trusting that there is someone with whom you can be a match. Perfect or less perfect.

The next thing for me would be, ‘Are you ready for holidays’ and I almost know the answer!

ready for love

https://www.psychologies.co.uk/test-are-you-ready-love

June 21, 2016: Fantasizing about a friendly ‘sortie’ when I work on my computer

Hello June,

well, they say be carefull what you dream of: it may happen! And this is exactly what happened to me tonight.

I was writing this post in front of my computer, and was looking for a photo of a group of friends hanging out together… and guess what?

It was easier to get a photo of the cult ‘Friends’ than any random group…

a few hours later I was invited for drinks by a group of visual artists and had a really great time!

So much the better for the summer solstice, that was a great way to begin summer!

 

http://www.vulture.com/2016/03/20-somethings-streaming-friends-c-v-r.html