I have a tendency of being over excited about anything new and then completely leave it after some time of intense dedication to it (be it a project, a hobby, a routine). I wouldn’t say that I am not consistent with my activities, just that when I start something I also plunge into it at 120% and dedicate all my free time to it (like I did for knitting & crochet for 4 months) and then I leave those activities completely, most probably because of intellectual exhaustion. However, some only temporarily. I am excited by trying new things, but there are hobbies that I actually love for what they are and which I pursue on more normal way after the first excitement. Hence the danger of September, a perfect month for resolutions after a slow Summer, which for me is basically a free ticket to make-your-schedule-as-exciting-as-you-want-everything-is-possible! Works for January too…
For the (very small) minority of people who was NOT on holidays last week, when most of the people in France (and in Europe) were, it has felt like living in an end-of-the-world movie, wandering around a city with most of the local stores closed, free parking spots everywhere and, for the lucky ones, the temporary closing of the bar in front of my window doing karaoke nights every single day.
Because I have bought, read and been positively surprised by many books all along 2017 (many of which I have already written about on this blog), here is a complete list of everything I have been happy to discover this year. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to read all of the ones I have bought or been offered but, as every time I go on holidays the “books to read” list decreases quickly, I am sure that by the end of the year most of the titles hereunder will be in light blue. Continue reading “Week 37 – The Complete List of the Books I Bought, Read and Loved in 2017”
My S.O. having left me for a humanitarian trip of 3 weeks to the other side of the world (more to come later) and my holidays not being planned for another week, I had to remember how to be alone for 10 days. Lonely however I certainly did not feel, in fact the amount of things I was able to slip in just a few days made me think that I should probably make more time just for myself on a regular base. Continue reading “Week 27 – Readings of the month (on Life, Love, Apocalypse and creating a low budget Startup)”