I am currently in transition. And it is very interesting
I have arrived in France 8 days ago, after living 6 highly fulfilling months in Ubud, Bali.
Yet, it does not feel like I am "back". Of course, it is my homeland, and I see my family, my friends, places that I used to call home. I am really happy about it.
But there is one big difference this time : I don’t have a place I claim home, to "come back" to, and I don’t have the intention to settle somewhere for now.
Sustainability… A very trendy word painted everywhere in green shiny letters... So used and abused that most people have lost sight of its meaning.
However, when understood and applied properly, it is one of the most powerful rules of living, both when it comes to a long-term environmental vision of course, but also when it comes to ourselves.
It is a notion that really embodies the core of my work with Exploring Happy.
It is 9:15 am, I am sitting at Taksu, a little gem in Ubud, Bali, enjoying my breakfast. The buffet here is amazing, various, healthy, yummy. Perfect.
My point here is not to advertise Taksu, or to explain how breakfast is the most important meal of the day for your metabolism. Even if it is part of the story I want to tell here. What I rather want to emphasize, is how initiating the habit of having healthy breakfast has changed my life, by bringing structure, dynamic and positive intentions for my day. It is a pure act of self-respect, first thing in the morning.
Shifting my habits on breakfast has been a major contribution to my life change in general. Far more than on a health 101 point of view.
I joined Tribewanted Bali for 2 reasons : accountability (I already talked widely about that in my previous blogposts), and sharing energy and ideas with like-minded people. Here is what i have experienced and observed so far.
One thing I strongly believe in : weekly and daily defined goals are very useful when you have something specific to work on, or a business to run. It has been quite useful for my accommodation seek and my blog building in november. But considering where i am at regarding my future work design, i have realized it was freezing me. So I have decided to test another approach for the following weeks.
These past two weeks, there’s been a topic I have been desperately trying to assess in a new blogpost : expectations and frustration. Something i had already talked about in my previous writings, but i thought it deserved a dedicated blogpost. Because they are part of everybody’s life, and they go together, as a pair. I actually had started writing on this even before i flew to Bali.
I wrote a lot, and lost myself in complex and loooong analysis, but i could not figured out how to express it properly, and what was exactly the outcome of all these thoughts.
I clearly had expectations about this topic, because it is an important one for me.
And guess what? it created frustration, because i really wanted to find a way to talk about it…
My name is Helene, I am french. I am on my way to escape Corporate world after spending 11 years immersed in it. Here is a story about how in the process of a burnout and a year off, I reconnected with myself, ended up at an inspiring career change festival, called escape to the woods, that has been a wonderful accelerator in my life change process and brought me to Bali. I hope you’ll enjoy it.