August 23rd, 2021: New Start in Journaling: being a best friend

I am back journaling, and yes, I am learning the new way to edit my posts, the font size looks so small or I am not used to it… whatever…

It has been a productive summer but somehow, it was kind of difficult from a family point of view and I don’t feel I have really relaxed or taken some real time out…

a friend of mine mentioned a man who seemed to consider being a few eggs at a supermarket in Germany, and I realise how lucky I have been to stay healthy and to have a job.

Despite having all this luck, living with parents and especially one who has serious health issues has been my excuse to feel nervous and ready to explode… yes, it is an excuse, compared to the situation in the world and to the fate of women and children, refugees, unemployed, climate change, it is time to do something. A donation, an action, some support in social media.

So, I did something 🙂

After all, just a small action is better than being a passive observer of other people’s lives.

And if we are ready to mobilise to support anything that is a worthy cause, how about mobilising to support ourselves? What would we do if we were our best friend?

What would I advise my self if I were my twin sister or best friend?

I would take myself out for a small and inspiring trip to lift my spirits and change a little bit.

Actually, talking to a friend through zoom and making plans for the future was like taking a short trip.

January 5, 2021- Committing to daily journaling, Day 1 of 66

Hello January,

yes, I commit to writing every day for the next 66 days to install this habit in the New Year!

Why? Because I have found it to be transformational in the past and it helps me being aware of what is going on in me and around me.

Getting up a bit earlier and getting off apps and online games, regulating Netflix could also help.

I decided not to make a difference this year and to show appreciation for myself, doing something nice for me every day, in all the possible ways:


Rest and Sleep



Training the mind- imagination and memory, Art

Relationships- helping others- Community

Pumpering myself -Beauty and Security

So, to begin with, I start with nutrition, cutting down on sugar (cakes and other desert) by not buying any more and sticking to one cookie and a couple of chocolates.

Wouldn’t it be more radical to just stop?

Hmm, I am more of a believer of a step by step installation of a new habit

Let’s see how it goes!

January 31st, 2020- Being a realistic dreamer

Hello and goodbye January!

I decided to work from home today, and I just hope my boss will also like this. My first priority this month has been to feel more energised by reducing the amounts of cake I had in New Year’s Eve day, week and first two weeks.

The second, I have been asked to repeat the work I did last year, for example evaluating student’s portfolios, because I found everything excellent and I need to become stricter.

Finally, to get more channels to direct my creativity.

Because, YES, I am a f… artist!

And I can’t do the same repetitive work. I am a rebel.

And a dreamer.

Can I become more organised, kind of “realistic dreamer”?

Let’s see.

Any ideas?

I am starting journaling daily again, to begin with today:

'Realistic dreamer' is not an oxymoron. - Vanna Bonta