1 - I've been invited for an interview at this really great not-for-profit organization that is looking for translation interns... My meeting is Wednesday, and although I leave everything in the hands of a Higher Power, I really do hope it goes well :) I'm excited. And nervous.
2 - Last Sunday we hosted dinner for 23 people! My husband and I both agree that hosting is a lot of fun and is totally worth the work. I wish we had more time to host.
3 - I'm reading this interesting book entitled Mirror Lake. I've challenged myself to read 25 French books this year to help me maintain and improve my French. My first language is French but having the majority of my entourage English-speaking makes it hard to maintain my mother tongue.
1- The cold. The temperatures this past week reached record colds. Not something I'm particularly happy about. I admit that winter is beautiful, however, I also admit that it honestly has a negative effect on me. I'm seriously considering moving somewhere warmer once I start working as a translator. Just need to convince my husband.
2- In the past few weeks...months...years, I've come face-to-face with some harsh realizations about some of my relationships/friendships. Sometimes I like to pretend like nothing is wrong and that perhaps it's just me. But evidence keeps coming back to prove to me that when one improves their life and opens their heart, not everyone follows. We all have different paths in life. What happens when you change your life for the better, open your heart? Well for me, I start noticing all the closed hearts. I can observe and remind myself that I was there not so long ago (and that sometimes I'm still there), but when it's people "close" to you, like friends or even family? Where do we draw the line? For example, when we walk into a restaurant and someone you're with exclaims out loud "how dirty and disgusting" it is. Or when certain family members talk to you about other family members in a bad way and you really don't want to hear about it?
Or, God forbid, like me, you noticed that you've changed so much (have learned to love yourself better) and some long-time "friends" are treating you worse than you treat yourself? Almost like their ability to love/respect/communicate with you is not as strong as your ability to love/respect yourself... My dear therapist (which I haven't seen in a few years), had warn be about this. I didn't believe him at first (I never believed him at first about anything haha!), but he said that certain people grow so much, that sometimes their energy is no longer compatible with some people in their life. Again, he has proven to me that he knows what he's talking about.
When is it time to say goodbye? Does it just happen naturally?