Week 51 – The End of year of Challenges

It is good to challenge yourself but it is even greater, from time to time, to pause and look around at what you have accomplished. Writing the 52 Weeks Challenge in 2017 has been at times my salvation: at the start, I needed to share my pain and then, quickly enough, my happiness, share what I did to get back on track, what anyone could do to change things that aren’t working (starting with getting some help from a book, a friend or a stranger) but mostly show that one year can change a lot of things. Continue reading “Week 51 – The End of year of Challenges”

Week 49 – New Year’s Eve far from celebrations

I came back from Italy the day after Christmas (Week 48 – Christmas in Italy ) and went to work only for one day (because of a shortage in available holidays) before being finally able to properly rest during a long week-end far from the maddening crowd and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Continue reading “Week 49 – New Year’s Eve far from celebrations”

Week 42 – Working as a couple on a common project

My whole month of November has been occupied day and night by 3 things: by my regular boring job during the day, in the evening knitting and crocheting Christmas gifts (more to come on future posts), in the week-ends by working on my boyfriend’s new apartment. Continue reading “Week 42 – Working as a couple on a common project”

Week 37 – The Complete List of the Books I Bought, Read and Loved in 2017

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”

Week 36 – Morning & Week-End Routines (inspired by Laura Vanderkam)

Some time ago, while I had been listening on Blinkist to the audio summary of Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod, I tried to implement an early Morning routine despite the fact that I am not AT ALL a Morning person. However, in the brief time I did it, I saw significant change in my mood and my Motivational Level. Problem is, I was starting a new job (and already getting up an hour earlier than on my previous one) & a new relationship (which resulted in me not being the only person deciding about my weekly schedule). There were too many unknown and new aspects that I did not master yet, which resulted in me failing miserably at the first attempt. Until, a few weeks back, I stumbled upon What the most successful people do before Breakfast, by Laura Vanderkam. Continue reading “Week 36 – Morning & Week-End Routines (inspired by Laura Vanderkam)”

Week 35 – I bought a Red Wheeled bicycle

I had thought about buying a bike to cycle around Paris for a while (since early Summer) and had even borrowed my mother’s old bike to fix it and see if I would like using it. However, the bike is old and heavy and even though in the process of fixing it I proudly learned how to change the inner tube of a wheel (it took me 2 hours), I later realized that there would still be too much work to be done on it so I’d rather just buy a new one that I would actually like. Continue reading “Week 35 – I bought a Red Wheeled bicycle”