Hello, my friends! :)
It has been quite a while… for quite some time I have been wondering whether I had lost it, whether the LikzLife project had slowly drifted into the oblivion…
I can’t say for sure, but here I have a night at my disposal when I can’t manage to fall asleep. I also have some Presence and a desire to write. A chance like any other to move the needle in opposite direction. Let’s try, shouldn’t we?
To be honest, I’ve spent last two years in a state close to the oblivion myself. Days were passing by, I was working, eating, sleeping, talking, consuming stuff, buying stuff… But no visible progress towards the purpose, no meaningful outcome to show for the passed time.
At the beginning of 2016, I put a lot of efforts into “making a point”. I wanted to have a radical shift in my life. I tried to jumpstart my coaching practice, made up a personal creative project for 52 weeks, in parallel to trying to stay afloat financially and to extend my legal residence in the EU.
All of it seemingly came crashing down by the summer that year. My coaching playground experiments completed their terms, and the practice slowly drifted into standby. A few job applications for what looked to me like dream jobs went into the void. My money actually dried out, so my parents had to help me out and buy a plane ticket to leave the EU on the last day of my visa validity.
Fortunately, I did not leave empty-handed. At the close of that period, Life handed me a good card. I signed a work contract just a day before my departure, an opportunity which came seemingly out of nowhere and progressed with incredible ease and fluidity.
However, one good card does not define a game. Even if I had this contract, the reality of everything working out well was still very uncertain. Fears, anxieties and loss of motivation for anything at all had been my constant companions for weeks.
I did return to the EU half a year later. And Life handed me another set of challenges (which I’d save for another time) to overcome. And then, there was a Big Gift. I was relocated to Marseille, the city where I dreamed to live (despite losing hope of being able to do that in a short-to-medium term).
It took me another year or so (and another move, this time within Marseille) to slowly start calming down and returning to a deeper experience of Life. The turning point was my second round of participation in Creating The Impossible, and a few coaching sessions I have got during this time (thank you Marc!). Even if I “failed” to create my impossible Tesla Model S during the 90 days, something shifted in me at a profound level. I woke back up.
These days, things are looking hopeful anew. I have resumed the Lik Fenix Photography project in the last two weeks. I have just been on stage last Sunday with a crew to dance in front of hundreds of people as a part of the year-end show of the dancing school I attend… what an incredible experience. Most importantly, I have signed up for the Supercoach Academy Europe! Can’t wait for it to begin, and can’t even begin to imagine what could come to my Life out of this adventure.
So here I am again. Way too late at night, very unusually for me “suffering” from a disease and an insomnia. With a few new hopes, desires, and dreams (or maybe, as the Russians say, “the new is a well-forgotten old”). I have no idea of what comes next. But hey, I am going to train to become, according to the Coaching From The Inside-Out program, an “Expert at Nothing” ;) So might as well get some practical, personal hands-on experience with it, what’d you think?
For those who are listening (still): hey, what’s up for you these days? What are your current hopes, desires and dreams? Write to me a line in the comments! (By the way, does “The Big Nothing” sound like a curious theme to explore together?)