What did 2018 mean for you my friend my sister? Justine from the French Blog d’une partageuse launched a funny little challenge: reflecting on the past year then month. Let’s do it! Thank you Justine, I am game!
As regard to love
I have been single for 8 years now. I heard that Jannecke Øinæs from Wisdom from North who I adore has also been alone for the same amount of time and it brought me comfort.
I do not feel isolated however. I am aware that this special time is a transition which will birth a fantastic loving and fun relationship.
My heart was very alive in 2018. I left my friends in Paris to move to Africa. I am so thankful to have met an amazing and helpful neighbor here in Africa. I consider him as a second father. He is supportive and protective.
As regard to health
I felt a tremendous improvement by moving to Africa. The sun has magical properties. It makes me feel alive and vibrant. I could not stand the cold of Paris anymore nor the damaging air pollution.
As regard to work
I dedicated 2018 to my youtube channel Claire Samuel in English and my website Clairesamuel.com. I uploaded daily videos and wrote daily articles. It was a lot of work but. However it was very rewarding to connect to some women, who were kind enough to send me beautiful comments.
I am not ashamed of starting small. My English audience is less than the French one. Nevertheless, it is my duty to make my message available to more women by translating everything into English.
The end of 2018 marks the beginning of my French classes on Preply. I am a very happy tutor. One lady whose 6-year-old daughter takes classes with me said that she loved my teaching style and wanted to continue the weekly lessons for at least 2 years! They are in the States. I have nice students, children and adults, men and women, from all over the world. This is so enjoyable. It opens my mind even more. We are definitely one family. I can really feel that.
As regard to hobbies
I practice yoga daily. It is part of my morning routine with meditation.
The photo of the past 2018 year
It brings a memory of a quad trip I booked to please the kids. They loved it while I enjoyed the beautiful countryside scenery. I was stopping my quad so often to take photos!
I am grateful for my two children to have been able to understand the reasons we moved to Tunisia (to make it short the goal was improving our quality of life). I am aware of the sadness my son experienced when he had to say goodbye to his friends in Paris. I hope he is happy. I can see he is delighted that we rescued a puppy. It is the first time we ever have a dog! The puppy was beaten. He followed my son on a trail. He was only 2 months old, but is a very happy dog now.
Justine asked us a question about the past year:
What are you grateful for?
I am immensely grateful for the independence that working for myself online brings. The Internet changed my life.
I am so proud and over the moon to be the mother of two extraordinary children, my “children of the light”. Moreover, I am writing my second book so I am so grateful for this never-ending inspiration which fires me up every day.
I feel so happy that I have so much enthusiasm when I record live streams and videos on youtube and instagram @clairesamuelenglish.
What about 2019?
Well, 2019 is the year I can finally see the seeds I planted bloom in a meaningful way. The work I love to do brings me so much abundance I deserve that I am able to reach even more women around the world.
I see myself keeping my morning routine and my very healthy way of living. I see myself be the mother I want to be: patient, fun, loving and compassionate.