• ROW80,  Writer's life

    ROW80 – 2023 – Check-in 2 (January, 22nd 2023)

    Hi everyone!  Note: To keep posts short, I’ve made a Trello board with my goals for the year. Feel free to check it out if you want to know more about the bigger plan. My word for the week is PATIENCE. As we’ve been discussing the possibility of getting back together, I’ve realized that despite my resolve to be patient, I was growing impatient regularly. So I thought about it and I understood why it was so hard. We talked about this too and it felt good to be understood. Of course, things are still pretty much the same as he needs more time to process emotions than I do,…

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    ROW80 – 2023 – Check-in 1 (January, 15th 2023)

    Hi everyone!  Note: To keep posts short, I’ve made a Trello board with my goals for the year. Feel free to check it out if you want to know more about the bigger plan. My word for the week is MELANCHOLY. It’s been quite a rollercoaster, actually, but the sad moments when I get lost in thoughts are still pretty common. Of course, I knew it wouldn’t be easy seeing my husband getting ready to move out of the house, even if we’ve been discussing the possibility of us going on differently, but I didn’t expect it to hit me so hard. In the end, I don’t think it’s the…

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    ROW80 – 2023 – Goals (January, 8th 2023)

    Hi everyone!  Note: To keep posts short, I’ve made a Trello board with my goals for the year. Feel free to check it out if you want to know more about the bigger plan. My word for the week is OPEN. As the year opened, I had to face once again how I really feel about my ex. The difference this time is that he’s realized he’s been angry for a while and has decided to let go. So it’s easier to communicate. I don’t know if we can ever hope to mend things between us, but at least we can co-parent quietly and have a better relationship. He knows…

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    ROW80 – 2022 – Yearly wrap-up (January, 1st 2023)

    Hi everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Note: To keep posts short, I’ve made a Trello board with my goals for the year. Feel free to check it out if you want to know more about the bigger plan. My word for the week is MITIGATED. On the one hand, I could take some time off to relax, but on the other hand with all the changes that are coming, it was sometimes hard to do so. I also got sick, and so did my daughters, so no biggy but not quite the resting end of year I had hoped for. On the plus side, my ex has told me he…

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    ROW80 – 2022 – Round 4 – Check-in 12 & Wrap-up (December, 25th 2022)

    Hi everyone and merry Christmas!  Note: To keep posts short, I’ve made a Trello board with my goals for the year. Feel free to check it out if you want to know more about the bigger plan. My word for the week is FED UP. I’ve had enough of 2022 kicking me again and again. Of course, I’ve managed to find some upsides because that’s who I am, but I could do with less crises to manage. After last weekend and the fire, I ended up spending the night at my mom’s with the girls because the roads were too dangerous. Which meant taking one exam there too, with my…

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    ROW80 – 2022 – Round 4 – Check-in 11 (December, 18th 2022)

    Hi everyone!  Note: To keep posts short, I’ve made a Trello board with my goals for the year. Feel free to check it out if you want to know more about the bigger plan. My word for the week is STRUGGLING. I’ve been trying to convey my feelings to my future-ex-husband but it seems he’s not getting them and gets defensive. So he ends up hurting me deeply and I just can’t risk my mental health any longer, if only to be a good mom. I was hoping we could keep living together for a while for the girls’ sake but I can’t have the risk of him sapping me…

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    ROW80 – 2022 – Round 4 – Check-in 10 (December, 11th 2022)

    Hi everyone!  Note: To keep posts short, I’ve made a Trello board with my goals for the year. Feel free to check it out if you want to know more about the bigger plan. My word for the week is SELFCARE. I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately, mostly due to digestion issues, and caught a cold on Wednesday, so I’m taking any chance I can to rest. (Yet posting this in a middle of an insomnia, but I’ll rest later today.) I’m really looking forward to being on a break at the end of the month, hopefully to catch up on sleep. What’s reassuring is that I’m not feeling down…

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    ROW80 – 2022 – Round 4 – Check-in 9 (December, 4th 2022)

    Hi everyone!  Note: To keep posts short, I’ve made a Trello board with my goals for the year. Feel free to check it out if you want to know more about the bigger plan. My word for the week is HEAD START. I usually get a peak of motivation when the year ends, but this year, it kicked in really early, so I’ve been able to get ahead on many December goals even before the month actually started. This will allow me to relax when the year actually ends and I’m on a break from work. On the other hand, I found out yesterday my Quality certification has been invalidated…

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    ROW80 – 2022 – Round 4 – Check-in 8 (November, 27th 2022)

    Hi everyone!  Note: To keep posts short, I’ve made a Trello board with my goals for the year. Feel free to check it out if you want to know more about the bigger plan. My word for the week is CELEBRATING. Obviously, the biggest celebration was Thanksgiving. As there are no day off in France at the end of November, we normally have a nice dinner on November 10 because the 11th is a bank holiday. But this year, we moved it to this weekend after 2 members of the family got sick with the flu. And of course, this means I’ve been thinking about what I’m thankful for a…

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    ROW80 – 2022 – Round 4 – Check-in 7 (November, 20th 2022)

    Hi everyone!  Note: To keep posts short, I’ve made a Trello board with my goals for the year. Feel free to check it out if you want to know more about the bigger plan. My word for the week is PROCESSING. Mostly, it was about processing food properly as I ended up having issues there. But I’ll spare you the glamorous details… I also had to process the realization I still have feelings for my future ex-husband and what to do with these feelings. This lead me to consider something I’ve known for a while and what it actually means to me. I’m poly and I’ve never had any issues…

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