February 23, 2018- Looking forward to spring, High on Hope :-)

Hello February,

yes, I am close to … nearly … there. Spring is one step from the door. And you are bringing us the last winter snow apparently, in London.

So, I start with a Harland Miller painting, he has become one of my favorites in the UK, and I start the day with a lazy pace. It has been quiet a week again!

Very demanding, since I had to balance some of the things which were out of balance in the last month, during my obsession with a project…

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February 20, 2018-Taking the Wheel in our life

Hello dear February,

still feeling a bit slower, and with different emergencies pressing, I decided to start by living in the moment, and that it is time I take the wheel… of my life!

Where does that lead, and where am I positioned in terms of the wheel of fortune?

In other words, am I a good driver, or should I leave things lead me wherever day by day?

I always wanted to drive, and I still don’t have a car, but in a city like London, this is maybe something not urgent, especially if you are trained the other way… the continental way!

Probably the best is to take the wheel AND to also have my eyes open to the signs on the road, and to be alert on the situation of the car…

Because our control is real but also, an interaction with outside factors.

Better be alert to all of them, and be open to guidance also 😉

February 10, 2018- Starting the week with energy and focus

Hello February,

to begin with, I need to go to the supermarket and get some vegetables and fruits. As healthy food as possible!

Decide if I will go to my work’s gym or close to home and just get enrolled!

What else?

Breathe?

Eh, decide about my future self?

I could be less associal, and let some people in to my life. Focusing on work is nice, but still, it’s a bit lonely.

I have a sense of direction, goals to achieve, but why do I stress up in the middle and doubt myself? Why even think about myself in the middle of action?

Three skills I need to develop. What about not being stressed in the middle of a challenge? I might have more in the future if i take up responsibilities.

Concentrating easily to finish my writing? Use deadlines?

Anticipate positive social interactions?

January 16, 2018- Facing Beginner’s Stress- Prepare, Breath and Play

Hello January,

starting today my part-time job, I felt kind of self-conscious and stressed up: will I rise to the occasion? Will I like it enough to give my best? Etc etc…

So, what to do in this case?

To begin with, I need to identify the source.

Deep down, I wonder if I have time to write and publish, my no 1 heart’s desire, or almost.

If I stay relaxed in a busy way, I will have an hour a day. If I am focused, this should be enough, that’s how I wrote my first book.

Second, do I like what I do, well enough to invest serious effort?

I like it well enough, so I should do some serious preparation.

Apparently, if you see some pictures of handsome Brits and Irish men, as a girl, you feel better:

http://calmingbrits.tumblr.com

January 11, 2018-Back to London and to a faster pace ;-)

Hello January,

hello London, I am back here, with my morning coffee, and my job starting today. I love this morning time when I get a chance to dream and to plan, and to float over the rooftops.

So, here I am, and if my coffee time is here to stay, let’s see what else is going to change!

Let’s start with a Harland Miller painting because it makes me smile 🙂

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 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?

November 29, 2017- How to get in a studio in London with agent asking 6 months rents

Hello November,

so I found myself a studio, and when I thought I could move in, the agent asks for 6 months rents in advance because my part-time job is not satisfactory enough in his eyes.

Now what?

I need to leave where I stay now, and it is a very busy time to start searching again.

The ideal solution would be another job to manifest right away.

The second, to get Santa sent me the money in advance.

And the third, to keep searching…

Is there another I didn’t already think about?

Feel free to offer some advice!

November 28, 2017- Getting along with real estate agents in London

Hello November,

I have a part-time job and I wanted a studio. In London. Yes.

So, how easy do you think that is?

I tried flatshate, but I am writing a lot, and I need some quiet space.

So?

So, they asked me for a guarantor.

And here I am, asking my new-made friends, for things.

On the other side, it is good to have friends.

I just don’t want to bother them.

Maybe they want to help me.

Maybe they are not bothered at all.

Ok, then I will.

In any case, it is important to move forward and to ask!