As I tried to get out this morning I realized a friend who visited me last night left with my keys by mistake. So, what to do, almost locked in?
I send her texts and emails.
A lesson for me also not to leave my keys lying on the table.
Lesson number two: get myself a porte-clés.
I planned to go for a walk, but on the other side, I could make coffee for myself here.
I can finish tidying and putting my clothes in the drawers, they are still here and there after moving in to the new place.
And most of all, I can … Dance!
So what to do if we don’t have the key to the door.
Maybe we can be creative.
We can take the door out.
We can get in or out from the window.
We can look for the key.
Ask for it.
Meditate, pray, and ask for the key.
We can make a key.
And if all this doesn’t work, we could look in our pocket.
apparently, what makes a good sailor is to know how to face difficult weather conditions. Have you had anyone being qualified as excellent sailor because he knows how to cross the swimming pool with a floating chair?
Ok, the second can be very agreeable, but let’s face it, the swimming pool is not hiding a lot of excitement, new knowledge and adventure. And the floating chair is not the fastest means of travel.
It is more of a lingering type of thing.
So, yes, it is fine to be on the floating chair from time to time and relax. But for how long?
If you don’t use what you have, you will end up looking like a floating chair.
So deep waters are here to keep us in shape and make of us excellent sailors.
They allow us to grow to our fullest potential.
I will concentrate on the adventures part because this is what matters most at this moment. I wake up early and look for potential cafes in my new neighborhood.
With my fridge empty, all my clothes on my bed and my bank account at a low point, I suffered bying a duvet cover in a huge department store in Oxford Circus.
And here I am today, with my body feeling tired after having waited for hours in front of a till to pay and then carrying my loot back home.
In the meanwhile, the main reason why I looked for a duvet cover, is still valid: I am to stay more in London, because I am looking for a central place to start my initiative from. Brexit and all, London still seems to be a central mega-polis.
So, I will stick around for a while.
I am taking it easy today after particularly busy yesterday, to restore energy levels and get a sense of orientation. It’s great to have a Samurai attitude when it comes to work, but if you alternate it with a bit of a loafer attitude, it could be also interesting.
My idea is that we need to balance our energy, and some productive loafing could do that. That’s what we do while we sleep for example.
It is very creative to leave our mind wander with no purpose.
And the responsibilities, the bills, the people chasing us around?
The lack of means?
Well, we have survived that far, a couple of hours loafing will not do any harm.
We can meditate in the meanwhile, take care of ourself, give ourselves a foot massage if nothing better is not around…
So here I am, and I know this is the moment to give myself some pleasure.
Because we deserve it!
do you know this expression? I kind of like it, although sugar is not the best thing nowadays, it’s meant as something very positive.
I am moving to a new place I haven’t even visited today, and a new adventure and chapter is opening.
What am I doing in London?
I came here for connexions, at the heart of a city with a fast space.
I found some of my old Parisian enemies in the art world, who still have a grip in some galleries and art spaces.
But I also opened new doors and felt more confident.
So, now what?
Get the best conditions for writing a book, means, some piece of mind, and the best possible collaboration for my new artistic project, involving installations, and many other things.
Wherever that might be.
I started my day later, because it felt like I needed to recharge my batteries after a week in high-speed and some stress.
Time for an update:
Two years in London, and I am at the verge of major decisions:
I am moving in to a new place.
I am between jobs and I decided to give it all to find a home for my new artistic project, and myself.
It has been great, although also challenging at times, but it is good to feel I need to shake it up a little bit.
A routine which is comfortable but doesn’t take us further needs to be shaker one way or the other.
So, what I need is a new balance, in a place with more responsibility, where I can find the means and security to put together my mega-artistic project, and of course, to have time for my book.
How about the other aspects of life?
Love has suffered a bit, at least romantic love.
With my full schedule.
On the other hand, love is there everyday in everyday interactions 🙂
what happens when there is a dissonance between how you see yourself and how your work environment sees you? Let’s say I think more highly of myself than my co-workers and bosses?
What if I delude myself? If I am in denial?
Probably feedback is necessary.
From someone else.
Someone who has no interest in the judgement, and the capacity to give a valuable opinion.
You don’t ask soemone who is an expert in accounting if this is the right way to build a house;
But even if no-one else than ourself thinks we have something,
Moving out from an environment that doesn’t support us to move forward, is essential.
For our health and for moving forward.
Maybe these people “like us”. Maybe they are our family. But if they put us down, either we change them, or we change setting.
Otherwise, we will start reflecting their views.
Choose to belong to those who are your real friends, is essential,
And more than anything,
Be your real friend!
it’s the moment for a Bold Act, to start October; after having had coffee and eaten a chocolate muffin, what is the very best thing to do?
A Bold Act comes from urgency and confidence.
How can you be calm in the middle of chaos?
You get to the center.
And you observe things with neutrality.
As if you were not involved.
As if you needed to give advice to a good friend or your child.
And then act fast 😉
I said goodbye to the gallery I was working part-time yesterday. It was something expected, but I was hoping to stay for another month, the time to figure things out for me.
But the essential thing is to be somewhere I can shine not just linger.
London, should I stay or should I go?
I have plans and goals.
I have jumped in the unknown when I came here from Paris.
The essential thing is the purpose.
And the purpose is to create in the best conditions, in the way that will benefit others also.
So, I need to be open.
To begin with, I will contact everybody I know for information.
And those I don’t know also.
there is a sense of urgency, especially when deadlines arrive and some of my friends tell me it is natural to stress. Two minutes before I was calm and relaxed, so to speak. Human beings are so open to suggestion!
So how do we communicate without adopting the other person’s mood? Without allowing it to rock our boat?
More, if we see ourselves as a boat, we don’t mind some waves. Boats are made to be able to find their balance again.
Waves are their friends.
We can rock a little bit, sympathetic to the movement.
But we will go back, finding our balance.
It is like relaxing and accelerating.
There is time for relaxation.
And time to speed up.
Alternating wisely between the two is the best thing to do.
Between breathing in and out.
Between sleeping and running.
Between busy Monday Mornings and relaxed Monday evenings.