August 23, 2018- Emerging from Summer-nation :-)

Hello August,

already the 23rd, and I am sitting in a café, my almost favorite occupation, starting slowly to emerge from my summer-nation, a similar to hibernation state.

I found time to sleep, eat, watch favorite movies and see my friends and family; look around and observe the flight of the insects, wonder about the mood of my cat.

In other words, extremely productive occupations.

No, I haven’t been by the seaside still. My parent’s home is close to the mountains, in South of France, although not far from the sea, you need to go by car.

And the furthest I have been is a few kilometers away.

In a kind of lazy mood, you see.

After sending dozens of job applications in places that seemed appealing and others that didn’t, and after putting together extravagant projects, I am to look for funding for, I decided to look further into places I really want to go, and see how I can get there.

What do I mean by extravagant projects?

The kind of projects that don’t seem close to anything I see and demand a huge funding to become a reality.

Should I give up in dreaming?

Or look for other crazy dreamers around?

I somehow favor the second option.

Dream and never image

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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

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

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!

 

 

February 5, 2018- Taking one step a day, with a deadline mid-February

Hello February,

do my dreams have to be far? Can’t they be here right now, so that I don’t have to make any effort?

In a way, they are here.

But then, new dreams come along.

That’s a way to grow.

As long as it’s not just greed 😉

Anyway, I am in the process of writing a piece and I have a deadline.

I wake up early, but there are moments I feel stressed, I have doubts, I am tired.

And I am tired because I stress.

What do I do in this case?

  1. Chocolate – immediate satisfaction, level 100%
  2. Taking a small break (nap, drawing, walking around)
  3. Talking to a friend who seems relaxed (this is an important detail)
  4. Writing in my blog (I also have a piece of chocolate in my mouth)
  5. Going back to whatever I was doing
  6. Doing it!

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January 6, 2017- High Performer for 2018

Hello January,

so here I am, with my part-time job and loads of work, desiring to be a 2018 high performer and get all the success, love and prosperity in the world.

So, I took Brendon Burchard’s survey and I got a score of 4,33 out of 5. High Performers get a 4.76 out of 5, so there are things to improve.

How do you get this score?

You answer questions related to four dimensions:

a. clarity of your purpose

b. energy

c. necessity, how urgent it is

d. productivity

e. influence towards others

f. courage

So, how do I increase these scores?

My purpose is clear, but in order to know how to, I need to ask other people and to get informed.

In order to have more energy, exercise and good quality food

Necessity, there is a maximum necessity right now

Eh, productivity, I am slow because I need other people also.

Influence, I am good, I could get better.

Courage, I have a lot, although some times I feel scared.

As a whole, it seems that were I more integrated, I would be helped more. Although I have crazy dreams also thanks to not being that integrated.

https://brendon.com/blog/high-performancehabits/

 

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 7, 2017- Focus-ing and energy

Hello December,

I am recovering after moving in to a new place and I woke up wondering how I will recharge my energy.

Instead of thinking whatever, I can breathe and do the things I really like 🙂

http://introvertrecharge.com/manifesto/

https://www.prevention.com/mind-body/emotional-health/8-ways-to-recharge-your-energy-and-your-spirit/slide/7