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101 inspirational quotes for when you’re making big decisions (and feeling overwhelmed)

Who are the people you spend the most time with?

When you'll decide to start a crazy* project, make sure to surround yourself with people who have the same mindset as you. Because ...

You’re wrong

If you decide to do something considered uncommon for normal people, then you're wrong. There's no point on trying to explain your ...

Nothing in life comes easily

You've got to learn to be patient and consistent in what you do. Always asking yourself if what you're going after is what you ...

Enough with this “secret” formula to success

You cannot expect change in your life without any effort and especially not when a guy is selling an online course that will make you rich in "3 months by following 3 simple steps". Oh! Come on, really?!! I can't believe that these scams are still working nowadays. How do you think that these ...

Sweet 16

Today, my little sister is 16. It's crazy how time flies. I still remember when she used to be a baby. Now she's a teenager in High School with no idea whatsoever of what to do as a career (just like I did and most of people actually). So many things happened these past 16 years: love stories, ...

One thing at a time

That's it! You've finally decided to start your new project. And although at first you're super excited, the adrenaline rush is over now and you start to think that maybe it was a bad idea. You don't even know how to get started and there are so many tasks to be done. Which one to start first? And ...

Now is your chance to make peace with yourself

I dare you to do nothing. And when I mean nothing, it's no-thing-at-all. Not even checking your smartphone or reading a book or watching Netflix. Just sit still and listen carefully to your thoughts. At first you'll probably feel uneasy because somehow you convinced yourself that you needed to ...

Are you doing the right thing?

Most of the times the answer we're looking for our problems is right in front of us. Yet, we keep fooling ourselves that there's gotta be another way. In the end, no matter what strategy you decide to choose, what's important it's to do the right thing. And to know if you're doing the right thing, ...

It’s never the right time

You have a project in mind and though you'd love to make it happen, in your mind it's not the right time: you're too young, not have enough experience, not enough money, ... Time passes by, and still it's not the right time because you're renovating your house, you're having a new baby, you have ...

What’s your 5-year plan?

One of the questions I dreaded the most during job interviews was "What's your 5-year plan?" or "Where do you see yourself in 3 to 5 years?". I had no idea about what to say. I would come up with something completely fake just to make them understand that I was planning to build my career in the ...

Let me learn from my mistakes

As much as we want our loved ones to not getting hurt in a relationship or failing in a business, we warn them too much. Too much that, only few people will take the risk to do what they feel deep down in their guts that's the right thing to do. Of course, taking the risk doesn't mean that they won't ...

What’s holding you back?

Say whatever you want: money, society, friends, family, your dog (what?!), ... you know deep down it's bullshit. If you're not where you wanna be in your life or if you're not at least on the way toward the life you dream of, it's all because of you. People complain about not having enough time to ...

How many opportunities are you missing?

By waiting and doing nothing except allowing yourself to believe that you don't have enough time or that you're too old or enough experienced (and etc.), how many opportunities are you missing to actually achieve your current desire? Maybe you're like me and what's stopping you from taking action is ...

Lessons learned while traveling and working around the world in 2016

I thought about writing this post for a long time already. There are so many lessons I learned last year that I found it hard to make a list but I'll try anyway... So here we go! :) Listen only to yourself Although I know it's tempting to just listen to your lizard brain (the one who's telling you ...

Is it too late now to wish Happy New Year?

Since we came back in France, I was feeling kinda lost and my heart was not into writing anymore. So I stopped for a while trying to focus on myself and not getting distracted by some critics that people would tell me. Of course it's easier said than done. Especially when it's your love ones that ...

When you’ve hit rock bottom

You have two choices. You believe that what you’ve hit is not rock bottom yet. Thus, you keep dwelling on your situation and you overthink everything. Which leads you to do… nothing but constantly feeling bad about yourself. Friends try to help you for a while but after some time, all you’ll ...

Overthinking

When you’re feeling lost, you tend to spend a lot of your time in your head. Thoughts come and go. But in that case, it seems like they don’t wanna go. They’re stuck in your head. And even though you know deep down in your heart that’s completely irrational, you can’t stop feeling bad about ...

When you’re feeling lost

No matter what you do, it makes you feel bad. For example, you try to read a book but you cannot stop that voice in your head telling you that you’re a loser. So you put the book on the side and start to stare at the ceiling. Wondering what will happen to your life. Trying to find some clues, ...

Understanding each other

The way Davidson is working used to frustrate me. He’s procrastinating (a lot) before being able to focus on work. So, earlier on our relationship, when we were working on a common project and I’d see him checking his favorite Brazilian blogs like Ah Negão!, Não Intendo for over an hour before ...

Opportunities

They’re everywhere. Yet most people don’t see them because they lack awareness. They’re focusing on problems instead of solutions. Either be money, relationship or whatever… they only know how to complain, dwell and worry. But what happens if you shift your focus to solutions? Luck ...

When love fades away

The routine has settle down and without noticing it you spend less and less time with each other. You find all sorts of excuses for not hanging out with your partner. You’re too busy with work, you already have that drink with your friends, … Kisses lack the passion they used to have when you ...

[100 Naked Words] My name, overreacting and drama

Hi there, Here are the stories published for my 14th week on 100 Naked Words. Enjoy 🙂 Hi! My name is Shyrwyn It used to be something that I was embarrassed to say to people because most of them don’t know how to pronounce it. I… [read more] When you overreact I talked like shit ...

[100 Naked Words] Post-breakup, the right choice and not enough time

Hi there, Here are the stories published for my 13th week on 100 Naked Words. Enjoy 🙂 Post-breakup After a breakup, you go through different shades of emotions. Angry, sad, bitter, resentful, nostalgic,… [read more] You are unique You have your own taste regarding food, ...

[100 Naked Words] Race for money, going against the crowd and change your life

Hi there, Here are the stories published for my 12th week on 100 Naked Words. Enjoy 🙂 Embrace uncertainty Should I take a sabbatical year to travel the world? I asked myself this question last year. And for me the answer was… [read more] The race for money If your objective is ...

[100 Naked Words] First breakup, falling in love and making big decisions

Hi there, Here are the stories published for my 11th week on 100 Naked Words. Enjoy 🙂 When complaining is your oxygen I had a friend I could call whenever I needed to complain about something. We would talk about how much… [read more] 500€ That’s how much I earned this ...

[100 Naked Words] Time to move on, being short and shortcut to success

Hi there, Here are the stories published for my 10th week on 100 Naked Words. Enjoy 🙂 Move on or keep trying How do you know when it’s time to move on or to keep trying? [read more] When you’re small It used to be something that was bothering me and that I’d complain about ...

[100 Naked Words] Making money, traveling solo & how I met my Brazilian boyfriend

Hi there, Here are the stories published for my 9th week on 100 Naked Words. Enjoy 🙂 Why do you wanna be a Digital Nomad? Is it because you saw pictures on Instagram with a computer at the beach? Or you think that’s the next big thing to make money quickly? What you have to ...

[100 Naked Words] Moving on, being unfaithful and punching my boyfriend

Hi there, Here are the stories published for my 8th week on 100 Naked Words. Enjoy 🙂 Why is it so hard to move on from a dead-end relationship? From 2006 to 2015, I had 3 serious relationships. For each one of them, I thought that we would end up together for the rest of our ...

[100 Naked Words] Toxic relationships, gossips & Filipino parents

Hi there, Here are the stories published for my 7th week on 100 Naked Words. Enjoy 🙂 Born in France and raised by Filipino immigrants Where are you from? Whenever I hear this question, I feel frustrated. Because I never know if I should answer France or the Philippines. [read ...

[100 Naked Words] Patience, feeling lost & breaking the rules

Hi there, Here are the stories published for my 6th week on 100 Naked Words. Enjoy :) Why do you keep telling your friends that you’re gonna quit your job but actually do nothing about it? Last year, I quit my job and it’s been the most painful decision that I ever had to make in my ...

[100 Naked Words] Time, courage & living in the present moment

Hi there, Here are the stories published for my 5th week on 100 Naked Words. Enjoy :) You don’t have time? Back in December 2015, I was in Rio de Janeiro to celebrate New Year’s Eve. A friend asked me how I was doing with my travel blog. Which I created from the scratch thanks to Weebly ...

[100 Naked Words] IT career, burning bridges & winning the lottery

Hi there, Here are the stories published for my 4th week on 100 Naked Words. Enjoy :) Are you done with your IT career? One of my friend just asked me this question. It made me think that up until last year, I never thought that I’d be done with IT. All I was thinking when I was in ...

[100 Naked Words] Arthritis at 25, giving up & settle down

Hi there, Here are the stories published for my third week on 100 Naked Words. Enjoy :) It’s ok to give up sometimes Last year, I gave up my IT career and it was one of the toughest decision I ever had to make in my life. I remember giving my resignation letter to my manager without talking ...

[100 Naked Words] Quitting your corporate job, living a life on your own terms & going back to the basics

Hi there, Here are the stories published for my second week on 100 Naked Words. Enjoy :) How do I picture myself one year from now? From May to October 2015, I asked myself this question every single day. This question would haunt me day and night. When hanging out with my friends, I would ...

[100 Naked Words] Being a digital nomad, regrets & making decisions

Hi there :) I decided to join the writers of the 100 Naked Words publication on medium.com The objective is to write at least 100 words every day. One story takes 1 to 2min to read. Hope you'll like it :) Are you on holidays or are you working? One of my friend asked me this question today ...

28 signs you’re doing better than you think in your life (even if you think it sucks really hard)

Have you ever caught up yourself saying THIS: My life sucks so much right now. I can’t see anything positive in my life. When I hear people complaining about how life is so unfair to them, I feel like slapping their face and say: Hey! WAKE UP, Bitch*!! *Yeah, I probably watched too much ...

5 incredible revelations from having arthritis at 25 that can change your life

It was a Monday morning. Monday 16th of December, 2013. The alarm rang. Time to get up to prepare myself to go to work. Although every Mondays are “Mondays”, you know, I was feeling really tired. However, when trying to go to the bathroom, I realized there was something wrong with me. My left ...

5 things I learned from ending a long-term relationship in my 20’s

Did it ever happen to you to feel stuck in a long-term relationship? You’d like to break up but there were no “real” reasons to do so, like he/she didn’t cheat on you or beat you, for example. Actually, your partner is nice, but there’s something missing. That spark you had when you ...

I’m selfish and I think you should be too. Here’s why…

Have you ever caught yourself being envious of someone because he or she is doing things that you'd love to do BUT... You don't have enough money You don't have time You don't know where to begin And you know what's happening next? You do nothing and you come back to your daily routine, ...

What’s it like to be a full-time introvert and part-time shy?

Shy. For a long time, this adjective was troubling me. I felt like there was something wrong with me. Why am I not able to participate in class even though I know the answer? Why am I not enjoying small talks? Why do I prefer to be alone instead of going out to nightclubs? With time, I ...

Read this if you’re a perfectionist and always beat yourself up when things are not perfect (which means everytime!)

I'm a perfectionist. And as far as I can remember, I've always been like that. For example, when I was 5, I went back home with my first zero at an exam. I was inconsolable. It was like the end of the world. Of course, with time I learned that bad grades at school don't mean that I'm gonna live ...

Here’s what this famous cartoonist can teach you about success (spoiler: it has nothing to do with passion)

A couple of days ago, I read one of the book of Scott Adams "How to fail at almost everything and still win big". He's the famous cartoonist of Dilbert (although 1 week ago I had never heard about it).  If you're working in a corporate job, I suggest you to have a look on his website dilbert.com. I'm ...

How to make this year the most awesome ever (even if half of it just sucked)

June has finally arrived. Do you know what it means? It means that if the first half of the year has sucked for you, well... you have only 6 months to make this year the most awesome of your life. E-VER! How do you feel about that? Maybe you don't care. If that's your case, I'm wondering why ...

101 motivational quotes to kick your ass when you feel like shit

Have you decided to work on your own? To be your own boss? To have the freedom to travel anywhere you want? If no one had told you this recently: Congratulations! Whether you're a freelancer or an entrepreneur, the path to success can be really daunting. No matter how much hard work you put ...

I'm such a happy Chewbacca

Such a happy Chewbacca (or the power of the simple joys)

This morning, my boyfriend made me watch a video called "Oh, I'm such a happy Chewbacca". Personnally, I'm not a fan of Star Wars. I had never watched the full series until one of my ex-boyfriend forced me to watch them (and I eventually fell asleep after 30 min... oops! ^^) Anyway, back to the ...

The secret of a life worth living (according to Zootopia)

One week ago I watched the new Disney movie Zootopia. At first, I didn't want to watch it but my boyfriend insisted that I should. So I said "okaaaaaaaaaay!" I didn't really know what to expect. All I knew is that it was about animals and that's it. I thought it would be too childlish but actually it ...

7 obvious signs you’re ready to quit your job right now

You wish you could quit your job but don't feel like you're ready? Well, you're not alone... Did you know that only 13% of the worldwide workers love their jobs? Yep, no kidding! And for the other 87%? Well, they're either checked out (meaning they go to work and do the the strict minimum to ...

10 unexpected inspirational quotes in animation movies (from The Land Before Time to Kung Fu Panda)

Do you like animation movies? Me? I loooooove them! And what I love the most is the fact that you can have different interpretations depending on how old you are. I remember when talking to a 7 years old boy about "Up", I said: I looove the movie but I cried right at the beginning! It was ...

The one question you should ask yourself to overcome your fears and take action

Throughout my life, I had a lot of fears. Until age 24, I was afraid of doing things alone. Until age 25, I was afraid to be alone. At age 26, I was afraid to do sports again after a long period of sickness. At age 27, I was afraid to quit my job, travel solo and to open up my heart ...

The 2 aha moments that led me to quit everything and travel solo in South America for 4 months

I quit everything when I was 27 in 2015 to travel solo in South America for 4 months. It didn’t happen overnight of course. It was a difficult road where few people would support me in my decision. Anyway, I still found the strength to overcome my many fears and follow my heart. Here is ...

5 magic tricks to attract the love of your life

After jumping from relationship to another for a looooong time, I decided that I needed a break. Why couldn't I find the love of my life? What was wrong with me? Was I sabotaging myself? The thing is, I was always repeating the same pattern: the guy would be nice to me, he would kiss me and ...

Top 5 lessons I learned from quitting my job

In the end of 2015, I made the big decision to quit my job after almost 5 years in the same Corporate company. If someone would've told me in early 2015 that I would quit my job, I would've called him NUTS! At first, what I had in mind was to work abroad in one of their subsidiaries. But one thing ...

How I completely transformed my life in only 6 months with just one change

Few months ago, I went out with old friends from high school and I was telling them: – Hey, do you realize that in a year from now we will celebrate the 10th year of our graduation? – Wow, what?! Already 10 years? – Yes, already 10 years! Well, we’re actually on our 9th year but we felt ...

If I had only ONE message to share with you…

Since I was a kid, I always wanted to help people. Now that I’m a grown-up, it’s still the same. Whenever I can help, I will. What I love the most is the smiles and the gratitude that people have towards me. It’s like I can feel those positive vibrations going straight to my heart and I can ...

Quit these 15 things and your future self will be forever thankful

I believe people should learn to quit in life. Since we’re born we have been told to “Never give up!” but it depends on the situation. I quit a lot, and you should too. You should quit: Your dead-end relationship Stop worrying about being alone and start taking action to find the love ...