August 3, 2017-Be-fore holidays, Be-coming

Hello August,

 

London is chilly and I am up in the morning, between job applications, dreams and plans.

Where is love?

Where are holidays?

Are we going to experience bliss in this lifetime?

I am up at 6.00 and at my favorite café at 9.00 writing. Parisian habits…

I am ready to go to the end of the world and back and get whatever is fit for me.

Or create it.

So I haven’t been successful up to now, but was there something I particularly liked?

Maybe not.

I think that I am ready to be to a place that appreciates me for what I am.

And where I can Become.

 

June 30, 2016: A Star is Born!

Farewell June,

in this last day, it feels right to say goodby with a very positive note: let’s be the STAR we are!

Let’s go out there and occupy the center of the scene!

How can this be possible?

By seeking the kind of feedback that helps us improve, that criticizes our work and not our personality,

By surrounding ourselves with people who want to see us grow, and if we don’t have any,

By training ourself to be the best possible coach!

Summer is here, let’s SHINE!

March 26- Looking for sunshine on a cloudy day

Hello dear March,

I don’t know how to say it, but the day started cloudy and rainy, with some results that didn’t go in the direction of my wishes. I had some “inside” information that my project will not be chosen for funding.

Now, I still need to see what was said about it from the people who are taking the decisions. Just to help me see if it is something I can learn and try again, or not. Right now I am not sure what to think.

Am I unreasonable to try in the same direction? Well, it depends to who I ask the question to.

I will ask it to people I respect, and who know how this system works, to help me see more clearly.

But after this, I needed something agreeable to think, so I went to FNAC, the culture department store in France, where you find from books, music, to computers, … theater tickets…

I was looking around and fell into someone I have briefly met in the past. He gave me a precious information. Where I can find a person who might help me understand what is going on with my artistic endeavors.

That was a sunbeam that brightened my day.

And the presence of an American writer, who happened to talk about his work at the moment I was there:

Michael Connelly.

I liked something he said on his writing style.

He doesn’t make a plan, he starts and then lets the story guide him. (Maybe he has an idea of an ending he is looking for, a sort of goal).

But he couldn’t tell us about all the steps.

I might learn something from this technique and apply it to my life.

I know I have a purpose.

It’s ok if I don’t see all the steps from where I stand right now.

I can trust and be comfortable with the unknown.

http://www.karicosolutions.com/manufacture-your-day/manufacture-your-day-by-learning-how-to-trust-yourself-first/

March 24- I have Confidence … :-)

Oh, dear March,

Have I confidence? Do the members of the committee who will read my art project have faith in it? We will find out at the end of the week. Right now I am emailing influential people, and listening to the “Sound of Music”, that I had discovered as a child, … as a form of soundtrack …

These old musicals, they are timeless… in French it is different, … I need to check for uplifting songs… 🙂

A song somehow stirs emotions in a way a simple text will not, it combines ideas with powerful emotions… a song we love 🙂

December 7- My new Boss

Dear December,

I have a new Boss, a wonderful person. Someone who believes in me and encourages me, although sometimes might be critical and want proofs of my competence. Someone who stands by me and wants to see me succeed not just for me but because there is something I need to accomplish for all of us. Because if I do something constructive and beautiful, even small, I contribute to universal happiness.

I have known this person for years, and we haven’t always been close. In the past there have been issues between us. This person might have even tried to sabotage me at some point. It was because of the insecurities and the difficulty to trust.

But now this person has more experience and learned from past errors. Learnt to lead and how to trust and believe in the team.

Believe without being complacent is something that raises our standards.

This wonderful Boss is myself 🙂

P.S. Thanks beautifullyzen.wordpress.com for the suggestions of what makes a great boss: I am going to work on those I haven’t already 😉

https://beautifullyzen.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/10-mindful-tips-on-being-a-great-boss/