November 1st, 2019- Beginning new adventures

Welcome November!

I went out for a walk this morning, thinking that letting go of some things makes space for new ones to come. Yes, some old and comfortable clothes with memories feel so difficult to part with, but it’s also possible to accept that we can be equally or more happy with new ones arriving.

And these new clothes might bring new aspects of ourselves, ready to express themselves out there!

I love this automne colours and the mysterious winter somewhere in the distance.

So, I am ready for new adventures, and I want to fill in my imaginary and real journal with rich experiences, love and success in growing. With many different ways to enjoy every minute.

And by thinking of long term goals and not just of day to day things to accomplish.

And art is a way of living after all, let’s put that to practice!

Orange leaves on trees in Richmond Park, London, in autumn

https://londonist.com/london/great-outdoors/autumn-trees-red-orange-leaves-walks-london

June 1st, 2019- Welcome June!

Welcome, June,

you find me at the café of my hometown, in the South of France where I focus on my writing. And I also mail job applications. I have come to the conclusion that my publishing pace needs to get faster and my focus deeper.

How about the everyday issues that appear and try to get my attention?

Hmm, probably fix one hour a day to deal with them.

November 17, 2018- Bounce Back Big Update of 31 days

Hello November,

I started a Bounce Back Big 31 days, trying to do something differently.

I got in touch with mentors and asked questions, I also tried to follow these suggestions:

  1. Do the thing you always wanted to do
  2. Say what you always wanted to say
  3. Feel emotions you never let yourself feel
  4. Allow space for discovery and uncertainty in your life
  5. When you feel a desire, follow it all the way through
  6. Do one thing in the direction of your dreams
  7. Express yourself creatively
  8. Be vulnerable
  9. Take a risk
  10. Do something you’ve never done

1. I did small things I wanted, but not something major. For example, I always wanted to ride a horse, or to become an actor, a playwright, a pilot, … but I didn’t really start something major. It felt like I needed to find myself a job

2. I said things I wanted to say, but there are much more, and the thing is how to say them without insulting others, especially when I disagree with something I see

3. I have a range of emotions I don’t allow myself to feel, especially negative ones, should I go there?

4. There is a lot of uncertainty in my life, and I have tried something new in this period

5. I have followed my desire for creation

6. I did one thing in the direction of my dreams, I found a new partner

7. I started a new novel

8.I got vulnerable by telling people some things that hurt me

9. I took many risks (personal, financial, professional, …)

10. I did something I never have done before

🙂

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October 24, 2017- New Home, New Adventures, in London

Hello October,

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.

 

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.

 

August 1rst, 2017- Update and August goals- having a drink with friends

Welcome August!

London seems less crowded than usual, and I started the day on a holiday mood, meaning, I watched pictures of remote islands on my computer screne.

Now, since I am not there yet, I need to pull myself together and see how I will make the best of this month.

My updates?

I have advanced a lot in July, but there isn’t anything tangible yet.

Should I try to forget myself in daily reveries, drink and use other abusive substances, (i.e. chocolate)?

Or should I take a different perspective and try again?

I will take the second option.

The positive thing is I got some feedback in July, so I can modify my profile to put into advantage my best aspects.

And a glass of wine could also help, especially if it is shared with friends 😉

https://i1.wp.com/www.redorbit.com/media/uploads/2014/03/alcohol-thinkstock-162714311.jpg

July 10, 2017-Happiness as a state and as a destination

Hello July,

getting what you want and not getting what you want could amount to the same degree of happiness. So why bother wanting something in the first place?

I wouldn’t have an answer to that. It seems that accepting things we can’t change can be also important as having the freedom to choose what we want. When our ambition is bounded or unbounded there seems to be a difference. We have the capacity to manufacture the commodity we chace when we look for experiences.

So if we make a choice let it be for other reasons than making us feel good 😉

June 25, 2017-Weekly update of success

Hello June,

Here I am again, on a quick update of my decision to wake up earlier and get more active in my daily life.

A lot of things have been accomplished: new friendships, new colleagues, mentors, windows of opportunity and finally good luck.

Things to improve?

Decision 1. I will wake up earlier than 7.30

Decision 2. More serious exercise: I have been stretching at home but I still haven’t honoured my subscription to the gym this month.

Decision 3. I do something for me, such as massage for example;

Decision 4. I become more open to real relationships with people who do the same instead of ‘profile’ relationships where you engage as part of you

Decision 5. I reach for the moon and I do everything to get there.

http://www.mikemak.com/mike/main_2.php?id=8

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 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!