April 17, 2016, post day 4: changing attitude

Hello April,

today I was invited into a dinner party where I met interesting people but I cought myself in self-pity thoughts: the other participants seemed to have a more direct path in their life: they got their first book out pretty young, or they had already exposed their art in different countries. And in their personal life there was a handsome, generous compagnion, a pet, a kid.

I felt as if I had to explain why I had been through this winding road. And then I thought how about a change today? I am happy with my adventures, they have supplied material for future books. It is great we have different paths, in this way we can exchange experiences. And also, being rich in experiences is something no one can take away from us. So what if I have taken “a road less travelled” compared to those other people?

There are many ways to be rich; and nobody knows what the future holds 🙂

http://poetrypages.lemon8.nl/life/roadnottaken/roadnottaken.htm

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February 4, 2016: challenge day 7 of 60-a friend from the past

Hello February,

today I did a sort of update because I run into a friend, and he asked me questions which hurt: how is it going with your projects April? Are you making any money? Finally? Not YET? So what was the idea of the London move? To finish faster with your economies?

I told him of course about the Bloggers Bash in June, the concept I have been working on with local artists from the South of France and the potential of the new artistic platform in London. But, I have to be honest. Part of me, kind of worried.

And the other part? The other part is the one which took the risk to come over here. And apparently it is stronger because it had results. What is my friend doing?

He is looking for purpose in life. And he is exploring different directions, because the passion is not there yet. But he is a lover of life, nice food, beautiful moments, I have faith in him.

Now you have another case, a friend who takes a two-year break from his dream to get the money he needs to later fulfill it. He is focused and he has a strategy. Some financial security first. His objective? To pay himself an expensive school for cinema.

And finally, my case. I am doing things I am passionate about, and take risks right now. occasionally, I can be scared.

What would you say February? Should we burn the bridge behind us if you want to advance 🙂

Second thoughts have no place here April.

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "burning bridges"

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June 1rst, 2015: How to stay on top of chaos with a cool attitude

June Welcome!

Great idea to arrive with some sunshine, yesterday we thought ourselves in autumn here in Paris 🙂 Hmm, I started the day greeting some dear neighbors and trying to forget I finished all the ice cream which was on the refrigerator. And I watched three films in a row. How bad is this for a last day of May?

But here you are today!

There are things that need to be taken care of, and frankly, I feel like looking the other way. So, how do I stay cool and organized, a dreamer and a maker, focused on my purpose without being obsessed, determined without becoming insensitive?

Do you have a recipe to suggest?

After doing some research, here is the idea:

a. I did some housework, cleaning up my place, clothes and dusting.

b. I went to the dentist.

c. I told myself I am an awesome person no matter what

d. I prayed

e. I went for a small walk in the nearest garden

f. I called my mum and a good friend

g. I had something nutritious to eat, (boeuf bourguignon, quinoa salad with vegetables and strawberries)

h. I am writing a blog-post.

 

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February 21- Speaking up your mind

Dear Feb,

I hope you don’t mind this form of intimacy, February. You have been around for a while, so it feels like this is the moment to have a conversation with you: on speaking up my mind. No, I don’t mean I have been lying to you until now. Don’t be susceptible!

What I mean is, you have been watching me interacting with people, so you will understand.

Let’s say we go out for a drink, coffee, or herbal tea. We engage into a conversation, and then you say something I don’t like. It might be on purpose or not. I find it hurtful, in any case. So, how do I react? Do I answer back? Tell you, wait a second here, … ?

It could be a casual friendly relationship, a flirt, it could be an intimate relationship, and this is more tricky.

What I do, personally, is that I might think:  “I don’t like what you say, but I’d rather not tell you directly, I don’t want an argument”. 

But still, I will not feel ok, and this will affect our relationship, because I might withdraw.

So is it better to speak up my mind?

If one person for example starts criticizing something I like, let’s say, blogging, or being a Parisian café fun, …

Finally, YES, I think it is better. It is good to say: “you are trespassing here, darling. I don’t like what you do to my personal garden, that I nurture with care and love”.

If I don’t, I might be an indifferent gardener. And this is not a basis for any kind of healthy relationship.

So, dear, you don’t have to like my habits, approve of my behavior or life-style.

But if you want to be friends, respect our difference and love what you don’t understand.

http://www.sacredcirclecreativelife.com/uncategorized/speak-up/