June 20, 2018- Love and how to stay cool

Hello June,

it seems that I have a boyfriend, he is wonderful, loving, and he came out of nowhere, almost. Is he for real? It is so recent, I still pinch myself. It is too early to say.

But that doesn’t stop me for walking with a BIG smile in my face, and even if someone is pushing me at the busy London streets, I am in a very good mood and thank them.

What is he finds out I have been a struggling artist?

Or it shows in any case?

Let’s concentrate on work and stay cool.

So?

Any progress there?

Well, kind of.

I am waiting a response from a galley owner who seemed

interested.

And then?

I am putting together a hell of an art portfolio.

And I have a month to do it.

Expecting a miraculous intervention.

Because everything is possible.

So, making things happen or letting them happen and sitting back in a relaxed way?

Something in between ๐Ÿ™‚

Rรฉsultat de recherche d'images pour "let things happen"

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May 28, 2018- Visualisation

Hello May,

I have heard about visualisation, and to be honest, I might have tried it, but in a not very serious way. I decided to get myself into it, and even find a vision board. To be serious with that.

So, I am buying a vision board online and I am putting myself to it.

I will try anything I have read or heard of, to see how things go.

I also took an online.

A new book.

And the firm decision to wake up at 5.30 in the morning.

Anything else?

Like for example, ways to relax and have fun?

Date? Something almost forgotten in the long winter nights?

Breathing in and breathing out.

Take care of my chi.

Stop carrying all this weight around me.

What if I just arrived where I am now, without any other thought?

What if I saw everything around with fresh eyes?

Let’s try that.

Rรฉsultat de recherche d'images pour "fresh eyes"

https://www.ivalua.com/blog/looking-procurements-assets-fresh-eyes/

April 3 to May 3 2018- 30 day challenge- Getting the full-time job

Hello April,

here I am, with a month as a deadline to get myself the job to complete the part-time I have or to start a new one altogether.

I was told that hugging trees is giving you good energy, so now that the time is better I might try it and see how it goes.

Climbing trees is more difficult, so I will keep to the hugging part.

The most important thing, is my why, and I have one, related to creating.

I have been reading something on heuristics today and the kind of mistakes we make regarding our everyday judgements in uncertainty.

We could be a little bit as the different characters of this painting, part of a bigger complex, but now always aware of it ๐Ÿ™‚

So, how to make the best decision when we ignore the whole picture?

We can ask around, pray, read, google our question… ๐Ÿ™‚

https://maddoxgallery.co.uk/press-release/dan-baldwin-a-new-optimism/

April 2, 2018- Blog-anniversary: celebrating 4 years!

Dear April,

four years ago, I started a blog, a type of journal, in a dialogical style. I was persecuted by a hideous wannabee boss, and I was in and out of contracts in Paris.

Four years after, I moved to London, and although I am on a part-time job, a lot of things have been accomplished.

Already, four-year blogging is a reason to celebrate in itself!

One book published (in my mother tongue), new friends,

but also,

one or two love affairs that didn’t flourish and

some debt.

So?

Where to,ย now “April”?

Initially, I was to write for three months and see if my life would be transformed.

After four years, I feel more assertive and empowered, although, for some things, I might feel at a loss.

When an old wound is touched, I still feel vulnerable, and it hurts.

I need to decide if my job hunt is going to take me even further, geographically speaking.

And where is the best spot to pursue my dreams further.

This trailer somehow expresses my state of mind ๐Ÿ˜‰

March 21, 2018-Spring Equinox, time for re-generation, RIGHT NOW

Hello March,

 

I had tequila last night to celebrate the spring equinox, but even if it was just a glass, my head is not very clear this morning. Anyway, it was worth it because it triggered some dancing ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, coffee, this other drug and fuel for life.

The neighbours are still having last summers plastic flamingoes on the balcony.

So, let’s do the job, as my friend Samurai Robert suggested.

And let’s go to the gym also.

So, shouldn’t I wait for another second?

No?

NOW right now is the moment.

I am writing this email, I am concentrating and focusing on my purpose.

It is a sunny day, and the first day of spring.

Haven’t we hibernated long enough, those of us who are in the north hemisphere?

For those in the south, a beautiful autumn is around the corner, and it is also such a beautiful season!

March 12, 2018- When we are faced with a choice: ask a better question!

Dear March,

have you ever been faced with a choice? Like, which is the best way to go, this or that career, person, house, bicycle, toy, …

Probably, when we have a dilemma, it’s because we ask the question in the wrong terms. No way is exactly equivalent as another for us, and at the same time, they all lead to the same place.

So, when we are faced with a dilemma, I think that we ask the wrong question.

And we should probably take both options, or none.

And even better, ask another question!

 

 

March 9, 2018-Being strategic instead of working too much

Hello March,

it feels as if I have worked a lot and I am not sure about the result… am I on the path to achieve my goals or not?

It’s difficult to see what is on the other side of my efforts. It has happened to me to push in the wrong direction. So, I pause a bit and ask myself. Is this it?

I have spent years of painful learning and nothing seemed to materialize out of it: in my personal, professional life. It was experience. Still valuable.

But how about some materialization also?

If what I need to do seems too much, probably I am not in the right path.

When you are in the periphery of something, the way in seems difficult. There are shortcuts, but if you don’t know about them, you might spent all your life in the labyrinth.

So, how do I get a key?

A fairy godmother or a fairy godfather, as a mentor or friend could be an example.

The other thing, would be to take a form of action which is risky, high gain high benefit and at the same time is bringing together both mine and the group’s best interests.

Instead of working too much, I need to be strategic ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

March 7, 2018- How to find like-minded people

Hello March,

so, I realize doing everything by myself is not the easiest thing to do… and yet, how do we find like-minded, positive and competent people who want to go in the same direction?

Facing reality, is a big thing.

So, I could start from that.

That helps knowing in which direction we are going.

https://gpala.org/2015/12/17/interested-in-starting-a-group-but-dont-know-where-to-begin/

March 5, 2018- Making a Choice to be Strong

Hello March,

You arrived covered in snow, and I am just opening up reluctantly, as I am someone from the South, not used to these temperatures!

I need a Miracle, and loads of Good Luck, because clearly, the task I have seems Herculean; and I feel ready to hibernate instead of going faster and becoming more effective…

So, what is your advice?

Go and enroll to the gym?

Yes, ok.

Anything else?

Go kiss someone

Like who?

Get out in the street and kiss the first person?

Yes, why not?

Do something spontaneous and crazy

I am doing that most of the time, and then I am afraid of the consequences.

Yes but doesn’t it feel good?

It does; so I will…

What if I puss away the people around me?

You will make space for others who are closer to you

Ok, how about going to the hairdresser?

That would do…

I would like to be in touch with other creative people

Then what are you waiting for?

How about reinforcing your strengths instead of working on your weaknesses?

That’s a good point…

It could take less time…

How about getting yourself a prize?

And helping out someone else?

Thanks March, that seems helpful ๐Ÿ™‚

February 28, 2018- Let it snow, and keep a warm heart!

 

Hello and farewell February,

it is so beautiful to see the snowflakes fall, and the city covered in a white, … it’s magical especially when you are not used to it and… kind of makes me feel dreamy…

So, what next dear April?

Some of my friends go through existential questions, one of them has found a job in the Netherlands and he is feeling lonely, … he is Dutch but apparently, after a period of time spent in the UK, that helps to confuse oneself…

My other friend is finishing a PhD, this is wonderful, but it needs so much concentration, and she feels as if she doesn’t have time to meet anyone, because she is single… and what is more, she doesn’t know if after all this effort she’ll find a job…

So, how do we feel at home?

And if the job is important, how do we adapt and feel ok in our new environment?

I have been too job-oriented also, and security is something that I don’t know, … yet.

What makes me continue, is a sense of purpose.

I KNOW there is something I need to create and to communicate.

This helps me continue, even if the only thing which is stable, is change ๐Ÿ™‚

So February, let it snow!