July 7, 2017- Inspiration from Edinburgh and J.K. Rowlling

Hello July,

here I am again! It has been a week I went to Edinburgh for an artistic project that went well. Among other things, such as the Edinburgh castle, I visited the Elephant House, one of the cafés which pride themselves to be associated to Harry Potter’s creator, J.K. Rowling.

It felt inspiring to be there with all those elephants and imagine the famous -now- author being immersed on her writing with a cup of coffee. Isn’t this lady an inspiration? Apparently she tried to make this coffee last as much as possible to stay the longer possible.

Because let’s face it, cafés are good for writers, they get to be in and outside their bubble.

In this way, inspiration comes;-)

 

http://www.elephanthouse.biz/index.html

 

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June 27 and 28, 2017-The limit of our language is the limit of our world

Hello June,

yes, I read a philosopher who said that: the limit of our language, is the limit of our world. Isn’t that food for thought?

So, how can I expand my language, my vocabulary, my means of expression?

Poetry is one way: both writing and reading poetry.

Doing poetry, being poetry,

words, expressions, let’s use as many tools and let’s change them so that they become and we transform ourselves in the process!

 

http://likesuccess.com/img254950

June 26, 2017- Motivation-third week and focus on finishing

Hello June,

I don’t know if my morning posts become sleepier, but in any case this is very possible as I get up between 6.00 and 7.00.

Looking back at the last two weeks I think: how do I know I am heading in the right direction?

Is ‘this’ what makes me passionate?

Can I combine my loves in creative and different ways?

To begin with, I am putting together an art exhibit next week and there is preparation for it.

Another objective is to advance in two short stories which have been there for a while without having put the final word.

They need to go out and start getting feedback.

Not one day.

This week 🙂

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/10-essential-tips-to-finish-what-you-start.html

June 20, 2017- Keeping the compass -Focus to our North Star

Hello June,

how do I keep my compass with me everyday, in a way I am focused on whatever I have in mind to accomplish?

Little or big things happen, change arrives and it is good.

We change our values and preferences with time, and our friends, as I just read.

But is there something that is constant?

And if yes, how do I keep my eyes on it?

Where my North Star is?

How do I switch from a feeling of being guilty for not being perfect to acknowledging my strengths and going forward?

I sometimes take it on me I haven’t accomplished this and that; if i find resistance, is there a way to change something so that I go with the flow?

Probably, feeling guilty is taking my gaze away from the North Star.

It is irrelevant.

Am I doing what is best?

I am doing my best for the day.

I promise that.

And doing that is already great.

How about issues that seem to be obstacles?

If I face the North Star, I will find my way around them 😉

June 14, 2017- Asking for feedback

June hello,

recentering is quiet a thing, it happens with Googlemaps when you walk somewhere and you are out of track; so how do I do it?

Now, the objective here is to find the best place in the world for my objective.

Someplace I can continue growing.

And where I have the means to do it.

Somewhere I feel good.

And others feel good about it too.

So?

Well, I can apply for jobs here and there.

But I realise I need to publish more.

It is probably best to have some things out than wait for the perfect text.

So let’s get myself out there!

http://www.flowmotioncafe.com/the-power-of-requesting-feedback/

 

June 11, 2017: To change or not to change? Both

Hello June,

here I am again, thinking about the next step. You may say, maybe you need to act instead of thinking. But without any plan you get all over the place and might just be confused.

So, I feel like a misunderstood genius, what should I do about it June?

Find like-minded people and do something together?

Wait for someone to discover me?

Go out with my project/book/short-story and invite others to react to it?

Go for a massage?

All of the above?

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/to-the-person-that-hates-change

June 8, 2017- alarm snooze at 4.00 in the morning

Hello June,

I set the alarm at 4.00 in the morning instead of 6.00 I meant to wake up and I ended up at 7.00; in any case, I am happy with that.

The good thing, I am much more awake at 9.00 than in the previous days, and writing. This is great I would say.

I am checking again my short story and try to refocus my strategy after a double no from two job applications.

I didn’t have my heart to it. Some haters from the Parisian world were there.

So, where to?

To my next adventure!

June 7, 2017- Waking up one hour earlier-writing challenge

Yes June,

I am comitting to wake up an hour earlier and get to work an hour earlier also. I have been a night howl but I will check this out to see how it works.

Today I kind of succeeded but my brain is still asleep at 9.00 even if I was up at 7.00 in the morning. Not to mention the time to find simple things as my shoes and bag.

But here I am, writing.

And re-reading my short-story.

 

June 6, 2017: Every minute counts :-)

Hello dear June,

I decided to wake up early and set goals. I got myself up later than planed, after my boat trip yesterday and the weather -winter-like- doesn’t help.

Or is it just an excuse?

I found myself with a bunch of artists, talking about galleries and exhibitions. But somehow I couldn’t find the way to a funding scheme as others did. Or I seemed to be interested in topics the others didn’t. Or if they were doing something remotely close, they didn’t want me around.

Are there all these other people more qualified, relevant, similar, and whatever else than me?

Maybe they are.

What if I need to go on in the direction of whatever I have been doing instead of lamenting my lack of homogeneity?

So, let’s be proactive April!

April 4, 2017-Put worrying thoughts in a bottle and send them away

Hello April,

here you are again… so how do I empty my pockets and bag from the worrying thoughts which might emerge?

I see that this is the only way … what, to write a letter and put it in a bottle? And let the stream or the sea take them?

This sounds like a good idea…

I can do it in the form of questions…

I have read that those who live in the future are anxious, that would be me today,

those who live in the past can be depressed

and those who live in the present feel peace…

so, how do we prepare the future?

How do I make sure of my capacities to face any challenge?

Because I have come this far.

I have faced pretty awesome challenges.

And here I am.

Anybody has.

The future will look after itself.

And the present?

The present is a gift.

And we can share it with those we love in whichever form they are 🙂

message in a bottle

http://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/633134/The-week-in-verse-Message-In-A-Bottle