Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fighting the germs

 By driving to work, instead of taking the train.
Warmth and comfort? I will take the ''gain''.
By letting people pass on and off the streets
and having their gratitude heal me like would red beets!
By enjoying the fall-colors and beauty of the morning sun...
I'm instantly happy and the day has just begun!
Add this song to the morning scene
 and I feel like I'm living the dream!
By having a productive day behind the PC
while it felt like StuBru was playing music, just for me!
By eating soup that is greener then grass
I can literarily feel my throat ache pass.
By giving a genuine and caring compliment
and by laughing so hard it made my back bend.
By having a beautiful friend ask me how I feel
and hearing in her voice, she cares a great deal...
By working on my physical balance with Pilates
and by always saying ''thank you'' and ''pretty please''.
By accidently dropping a glass jar off the drying rack
and thinking: ''Yes, good luck, my health will be back on track!''
By drinking massive amounts of tea
and occasionally
having a cup with a delicious (!!!) chocolate gift
just looking at them gives me a lift!
I will share my chocolate, but you have to be fast!
I really don't think that long they will last...
Sugar might not be the best bet,
but I'm hoping you won't forget:
Feeling happy and having gratitude
is the way to a healthier body and a kick ass mood!
Love is everywhere!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Elevator pitch

Not a poem this time,
nothing funky, no rhyme...
But the Elevator Pitch for my last day in class
to become a ''Professional Organizing''-lass.
Read and learn what I've been up to
and what it is I hope to someday do...
When I was travelling for a year,
looking for myself and
for what would REALLY make me happy,
one of the wishes that rose
was to become a ''Professional Organizer''.
With my backpack full of
* experience as a social worker
* a very good idea of what I want
* my personal organizing skills and passions
* and the ''good practices'' of what I could mean in the lives of people around me
I ''travelled'' to Utrecht (Netherlands) to follow the training from
''Inspiring Els The Household coach''.
There, my enthusiasm caught fire
and as a souvenir I brought:
the idea and plan to start with OrganiZEN.
With OrganiZEN I want to help people
in Antwerp province (and maybe beyond)
to regain control over their ''stuff'' and house hold.
This, by ''getting things done'', 
very practically,
with them
and in in their own house.
This way, they will (re)find their stuff,
and their peace.
Just like I found all these things,
while travelling.

Walking around Utrecht ''Fier als een pauw'' - ''Proud as a peacock'' as
a graduated Professional Organizer :).
Should this be my celebration-dress? :)
Just kidding, I already found the perfect vintage one :).

Thursday, November 7, 2013

It didn't rain in India

Drips and drops on your skin...
Do you rather stay in?
Cozy warm with a cup of tea?
But there is a whole world out there to see!
I get itches because I want to see more,
of what the world has in store...

For now I heat up my chosen pea soup
and put my favorite CD of the moment on a loop
I go through a picture book
with some of the shots in India I took.
Thinking back of that time of this year,
gives me sadness but also cheer.
Curious of what I saw and did
copy the links and look at it!

A cup of tea
at Bakery Bizarr in Lier (BE)
is a real treat!
The place is gorgeous
and fall is as well!

Book 1
Book 2
Book 3
Book 4
Book 5
Book 6

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Gone with the wind...

Saying ''Goodbye'' and ''So long''...
and in the meantime staying strong?
It's hard because of that empty space,
of something you think you can never replace.
It's something in the lives of us all
letting go of ''things'' big or small.
Little Ella grows up to be super brave
last weekend to the wind she gave
something that to her is very dear
while she showed no sings of fear.
Sadness was showing in her eyes
but she kicked ass and her sparkle never dies!