June 1st, 2019- Welcome June!

Welcome, June,

you find me at the café of my hometown, in the South of France where I focus on my writing. And I also mail job applications. I have come to the conclusion that my publishing pace needs to get faster and my focus deeper.

How about the everyday issues that appear and try to get my attention?

Hmm, probably fix one hour a day to deal with them.

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March 24, 2019- Emotions, fuel for artwork-Day 1

Hello March,

how do I train for everyday writing? How not to get absorbed by other people’s agenda? How not to isolate at the same time and be open to serendipity and the beauty of the moment?

Hmm, well

I was having a conversation yesterday with someone kind enough to want to get to know me better. And I was between happy to self-disclose and a bit annoyed.

The next week is unfolding and I have one big and two minor objectives.

I think that everything else will have to disappear in between.

How about feelings?

An aunt has died and we went to a ceremony yesterday, this and other issues family related have been worrying me underneath.

I am divided between letting feelings and fears out or putting them aside and concentrating on a goal.

How about acknowledging and transforming these feelings instead of disowning them?

Creativity is building on feelings.

Having objectives is great, as long as we produce beauty through the transformation of our feelings. Feelings of any kind are great fuel for art!

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https://hbr.org/2015/08/the-emotions-that-make-us-more-creative

 

 

 

 

March 10, 2019- Back to my parents’ home: an update of my adventures

Hello March,

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 🙂

south of france, village, and saint-guilhem-le-désert image

 

December 28, 2018- Loving oneself ritual, writing a letter to Santa

Hello December,

today I had digested Christmas lunch and after-lunch and I tried to get back to work, deciding to send a job application, but something went wrong: there were two different deadlines on the site, and I followed the second one. It proved wrong.

So, I was kind of disappointed.

Yes, I emailed the person in charge.

I still haven’t an answer.

I could also have followed the first deadline for security reasons.

Somehow, my brain refused to concentrate enough to finish on time.

This is the result of having eaten and drunk a lot I guess.

In any case, how do I follow a love oneself ritual in the circumstances?

I can congratulate myself on my diligence.

I did my best in the circumstances.

How about changing my everyday ritual?

When I get in my hometown, I follow my parent’s rhythm, and although this can be relaxing at the beginning, it doesn’t feel very good after a while.

Why not write a letter to Santa Claus instead of a job application?

I am putting myself to it.

I am a firm Santa Believer and there is no hint from any authority which could change that.

Freebie Letter to Santa Kids Party Craft Idea

https://spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com/blog/free-stuff/20-free-printable-letters-to-santa

December 19, 2018- Loving oneself ritual day 3

Hello December,

after moving out of my old home in London and getting to my hometown for a holiday and to put my ideas straight, I got myself a bad cold.

So, a loving oneself ritual has been mainly to drink a lot of juice and liquids, sleeping and relaxing at my parent’s home in the South of France.

In that way, I have time to think what next. Should I continue the same course of action? Did I meet with roadblocks that could have been avoided? Was I overconfident the last two years? Did I take too many risks?

Maybe.

What to stop doing, what should I keep doing and what to start doing?

I stop facing certain reality facts which could be dangerous to ignore.

I should continue having long-term goals and working in their direction.

I can start having more fun and confidence and including more of my passions in everyday life. Spending more time with my friends.

Is there a particular way to pass into a growth mindset when things don’t go exactly as planned?

I can make a 10-year plan.

And then a 5-year plan

And then a 2019 year plan

And then a month and end of December plan

And then, a Christmas day plan.

August 14, 2018- Update on Love, Work and Vacation

Dear August,

where have I been all this time? Was it on a little white cloud, on the wings of love, forgetting all my everyday life practical questions?

Almost, I was up, down, and around.

My June love story lost steam and practically disappeared in July.

I managed to get myself a virus and I spent a lot of time sleeping and watching Disney and Dreamworks creations (from the Trolls to Baby Boss…)

Anyway, I realized a vacation is a must, and I landed on my home-town where I spent time with family and friends and I decided that all I needed is sleep, rest and relax.

It is only in August that I emerged and I started writing, again, the sequel of my first novel;

Well, to go back to love questions, do I feel sad?

Not exactly.

Was I in love?

I was grateful to have this good looking, intelligent, successful, active, thoughtful guy, full of attentions. I saw fireworks!

But somehow, I stressed up.

Was it for real?

It was almost too good to be true.

This guy, a 40 year-old, was showering me with attentions for a whole month, and I think that I was responding positively but somewhat with less enthusiasm than his.

He seemed serious about his career coming out of a two year relationship and we had common friends. Not the kind of person who was frivolous and flirtatious here and there.

Was it my instinct of self-preservation or my self-sabotage side that wanted for things to go more slowly?

in any case, my perfect june man left for a two-week business trip and when he came back to London, he found me and my virus, and then he just… vanished!

Now that I am back in full health, I contemplate if a little virus can chase away a strong connexion or dissipate a buble that wasn’t love.

Because I am not interested in the fast food of love: the kind of place where you are served fast, and bad quality food.

I am for the three star Michelin restaurant, where food is prepared with the best ingredients and it takes its time to arrive in your plate.

This fast in love fast out of love person, was looking for appearances.

Good luck to each of us and as they say in fairy tales, “and they lived happily ever after”, in our separate ways, in this case!

P.S. A small “clin d’oeil for my friend Paul @ SocialMedia who asked me how things go!

Top Heartwarming 10 Facts about Love

http://www.documentarytube.com/articles/top-heartwarming-10-facts-about-love

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…