Posts tagged ‘paris’

July 23, 2011

What did you say…sorry, my mind was in Paris

by Living with RSD: what comes next?

I saw Midnight in Paris last night with a good friend. It was a beautiful, touching film about reinvigorating your passion for life. I loved it. I loved the scenery, I loved the clothes and I loved the styles. It was an absolutely breathtaking film. It got me to daydreaming. If only it were as easy as being wisked away by the lost generation. Bohemians who live the artists life, painting, drawing and writing about the romance of Paris.

So, all day today, I’ve been captured and taken away to Paris. I was 14 when I went to Paris. The city was overwhelming. You could breathe in the energy. I have been waiting to go back for years. Watching this film recaptured that feeling. All day, when the phone rang, I was in Paris. During meetings, I was in Paris. I haven’t thought about any health issues today or any other of my life stressors. I’ve been in Paris. I don’t know how long this will last. I just know, for now, I’m still in Paris.

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May 26, 2011

Jerseylicious, Paris and the Secret

by Living with RSD: what comes next?

You must be thinking that I’m crazy to even put Jerseylicious and Paris in the same posting. And…the Secret on top of that. Well, here’s my line of logic. I’m not proud to say that I’m a huge Jerseylicious fan, Team Olivia by the way. But, so be it. Jerseylicious is awesome and it reminds me of my recovery after surgery #3. I would watch it almost everyday on my DVR. When you’re on mega painkillers, it’s nothing but entertainment. I was catching up on this favorite show of mine to see what nutty thing they would do next. Olivia read the Secret and was creating a motivation board with pictures of all that she wanted out of life. On this board was a mad, cool car, a Savannah cat named Stiletto Daaahling, an apartment and new makeup brushes. She also had the long-term goal of creating her own makeup or fashion line. Apparently, in the book “The Secret”, the author talks about visualizing your goals, focusing on them all day and creating this board. By focusing your attention on these goals, you will manifest to come to be. So, back to the show, my darling Olivia got her apartment and her creepy boyfriend, Mikey, sent her the makeup brushes. I ask you this….who’s the crazy one? Really, Olivia and I aren’t that different besides her massive amount of Spandex that I could/would never wear outside of a gym.
Ahhh…meh oui. What about Paris? Well…that’s on my board. I want to take my daughter to Paris and see how beautiful this world can be. I want to travel. I want a happy family. I want to balance my budget and I really need to figure out how I’m going to spend the rest of my life living with a disability.
Your assignment…consider what you would put on your board? Even it’s just one small goal. The only thing that matters is that you say it aloud. Besides, who could it hurt? It’s kind of nice to dream and hope again.