Friday, November 20th, 2015

What a bummer it’s Friday

What a bummer it’s Friday…

Some beautiful, timely words, from the always beautiful photographer Carla Coulson arrived in my inbox today. I was fortunate enough to do a photography workshop with her in Puglia, Italy last year. Carla is currently living in Paris and refusing to succumb to terror.

One of the biggest things she is drawing on right now, in the wake of the mass killings, is her ability to remain positive. It’s so important to your success and well-being to try to do the same – even when life is turning to custard. If Carla can stay positive, and choose love not hate, living as she does, in a city still on alert to more terrorist attacks, you can too. I know you can!

Here’s a brief excerpt from her newsletter:

You may have noticed on this blog if you have been following along for a while that there is hardly a negative word, there are no ‘hump days’ in my life, no “TGIF’s” (Thank god it’s Fridays) and no funny little photos of mugs on my desk saying “I don’t like Mondays”.

There is a very good reason for all of this. Because I don’t want negativity in my life. I love life and in particular the life I accidentally created for myself. And please don’t take this the wrong way, I am not boasting, I like to think I am humble, thankful, grateful for this fabulous life I have had the chance to live.

How can I have a hump day when I love the adventure of each day? And instead of TGIF I have OWABIF (oh what a bummer it’s Friday). And the truth about Mondays is that I have always loved Monday’s cause I profoundly love what I do and I can’t wait to get to Monday and delve back into this world of creativity.

I am not Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music skipping across the hills singing and my life isn’t perfect but in the last couple of days I feel like one of the most fortunate gals on the planet.

On Sunday I went with Francesco to pay tribute to the people who died in the terrorist attacks on Paris and afterwards we sat in the sun along the Canal St Martin. I was feeling very emotional about what happened and I wanted him to know that if anything ever happened to me that I would die happy. I felt I have had more fortune than one girl can hold in her heart. I am so very grateful I have  had this second chance and these past years have been more fulfilling than one could expect in 10 lifetimes.

Being pissed off enough in my old life and having a catalyst (winning the best client of the year award at my local Thai take-away) got me out of a stagnant life and it gave me the chance to find photography, to let me live in Italy and Paris and suck in big gulps of life and love everyday. It let me hang on tight to my honey on the back of a scooter on a dusty road on a remote Greek Island and wake at dawn on the Amalfi Coast.

Photography made me an observer of minute detail, of the beauty in a flower, a street corner, the way a dumpling is softly folded and the lady next door to me ties her hair. I got to go from living an “unconscious life”, feeling emotionally dead and operating on automatic, to finding me, the real Carla, same on the inside as the outside, in-person or on the internet. My great fortune was to have found me. Thank-you dear life for this gift.” ~ Carla Coulson.

Read the rest of her inspiring post, and savour her beautiful photography here >>

Here’s one of the piccies I took on my workshop with Carla in Italy – enjoy!

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If you’d love to be like Carla and find the real you – please follow this link >>  I may just have the life and career rescue you need.

Have a great weekend everyone! So looking forward to Monday!

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