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 🙂

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June 7, 2018- Romance in a busy week

Hello June,

how do you know if something is a romance and not a creation of your imagination? Especially when you have an inclination for daydreaming and creating artificial realities…

And on top of that, when you are busy…

Hmm, let’s see.

The best thing is to relax and let things happen in their own rhythm I guess…

It is like waiting results from an exam.

Have I passed?

Instead of thinking about it, let’s do something else and the result will come in any case 🙂

This is London romance by the way 😉

https://theconversation.com/is-feminism-killing-romance-69676

June 6, 2017-First words, first chapter

Dear June,

is it an easy task to get somewhere else from the position you were born to? Well, if you are a tree, not much. If you are a month, neither. If you are June and you want to play December, actually it is possible, all you have to do is to change hemisphere.

So even months have a chance.

How about humans?

Are we responsible for the rain and the sunny weather, for the hurricanes, floods and tempests?

Apparently, we become more and more so.

Not only individually.

But all together, because one action I take today, is magnified if others take it too.

In that sense, how can we change things?

We can give the example.

And then maybe, tell someone else.

And make an argument.

Maybe this will create two of us.

Or maybe we will change our minds and actions together.

So, today, even if I am not responsible for the fate of the world right now, I can take some action individually.

And as a second step, I am looking for another person.

Just one for now 🙂

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May 29, 2018- Loving who we become

Hello May,

are you always the same or do you notice any change in you as time goes by? And I am not talking about growing up, or aging, but about the changes in the way we see things and the way other people see us.

After all, is it possible to grow without changing?

And what type of change are we talking about?

I am talking about the caterpillar to butterfly change.

Is it possible in any stage in life and any age?

Well yes, if we talk about personal development, shining, glow related to being balanced, loving and caring to ourselves and others.

I am having my morning coffee and a waitress agreed I need to go to the hairdresser.

Yes, I know.

Is this the reason I might have less dates?

Would I want a date who only cares of my hair?

How about my gorgeous smile and body?

How superficial are we after all?

Ok, let’s say that taking care of ourselves is a first sign that we respect ourselves.

But shouldn’t this start internally?

Appearance of confidence and taking care of oneself are appealing, but the REAL thing is so much more valuable!

I see people who only have the appearance, to be willing to give up their money in order to get the feeling of it.

But is the internal thing enough to get around if your hair starts looking like a bird’s nest?

All this comes from having a partial rejection from a man I had a drink with.

Well, meeting people is nice, but doing it from our “home”.

When I am in my center, I feel balanced, and my connexions might be.

Any connexions

11 Ways to Love Yourself

http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/04/09/11-ways-to-become-the-person-you-love/

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.

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

May 16, 2018-Magic May, 30 days to blossom

Dear May,

after being kind of negative on my actual job, a health problem my mother had, made me focus on something else and put things into perspective.

I feel grateful for being there for her and for feeling that I can take of my parents.

How about starting to take care of me?

It is good to try things but not to struggle and to be afraid I am not up to the challenges that the day will bring.

How can I address that?

By doing something immediately.

Working is great, but it has to be part of joy and magic.

So, what next?

Well, no mater what, I need to get in touch with my internal compass.

Sit on the top of a hill, metaphorically or literally, and have a broader perspective.

Magic May, Spring is here, how about emerging and blossoming again?

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April 29, 2018- How to turn sadness into creativity

Hello April,

my spring break involved some challenges on family member’s health problems, and here I am, in my hometown, dealing with challenging realities and feelings.

My fears are not only with that, but with the kind of impact it can have into my life. Because, let’s face it, there is some percentage of selfishness in our worry for people close to us.

So, how can I choose a better feeling thought?

To begin with, this experience, helps me put things into perspective. Job insecurity, money or other similar questions are secondary to health.

Then, it’s like, how about feeling I have been struggling in a certain direction without getting into a place where I can say, I have accomplished something I can keep with me.

A place to rest. As if my successes were not stepping-stones.

But is this true?

Not really.

Actually, I have learnt to rebound after pretty challenging situations.

Somehow, I found solutions.

I have become resilient.

Then, let’s face it, security was not my number 1 goal.

A meaningful experience is my goal.

And I feel gratitude towards myself and others, to have worked in this direction.

I feel grateful for my friends standing by me.

I feel grateful for the wonderful job I have been doing.

These are challenging times for everyone. We need to give it our best.

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https://www.facebook.com/climbingmagazine/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/29/how-to-turn-negative-emot_n_4158113.html

 

April 5 and 6, 2018- Day 3 and 4 of challenge- taking a break

Hello April,

I realize that I feel kind of overwhelmed, and that some of my efforts are not paying off, meaning that I have some unhappy “clients” not safisfied with my outcomes.

It is true that I felt pressured to accept this job because I didn’t see another option at the time.

Was I not to do it, and change country, instead of staying in London, yet another time?

It feels as if I need a small break, to let things settle and give my brain and emotions time to digest it.

And see where I want to go from here.

https://www.startschoolnow.org/taking-a-break-from-college-stress/

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 🙂

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

We can ask around, pray, read, google our question… 🙂

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, 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 😉