Life Quotes & A Medal

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

CS Lewis (Clive Staples Lewis, 1898-1963), was a novelist, poet and medievalist, who wrote The Chronicles of Narnia.

Ralph Waldo Emerson – On achieving your dreams:

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Read the road I ‘traveled’ in search of a dream!

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Latest Book Reviews

I humbly share this self-promoting post today of the latest two reviews on Amazon for “Solitary Desire.”  A huge MERCI to everyone who has enjoyed reading about my journey – I hope you are inspired to life YOUR authentic life.  (book trailer video below)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved every minute of it, July, 2014
By
Holly  (Colorado springs, CO United States)
This review is from: Solitary Desire (Kindle Edition)
Read this book in 2 hours straight through. Loved every minute of it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Solitary no more, April, 2014

By
Shannon  (Arizona)
This review is from: Solitary Desire (Kindle Edition)
I found this book shared in Kim’s life simply, openly, and warmly. We are invited into her world and share with her the journeys she embarks on in short snippets. The one thing I would like is to hear more! More to the book…or just more books! 🙂 Thanks for the great read!! Inspiring and hopeful.
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My question for you is:  WHAT’S YOUR LIFE DREAM?
(Please share in the comments)

Follow the yellow-brick road! / Suis toujours la route de briques jaunes!

Years of dreaming, working hard, navigating life’s potholes, and some fortuitous events – the protagonist finds herself all alone in the “City of Light.”

Little does she know that it is just the beginning of her symbolic yellow-brick road, leading her on a life journey full of love, sweat, & tears. See Read if her dream leads to finding her own “Land of Oz.”

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Spring Book Giveaway

Two are better than one: I am offering readers a chance to win a personally-signed paperback book (in English) :  your choice of either:

“Solitary Desire – One Woman’s Journey to France” (original cover)

OR

“Sun, Sea & Savoir-Faire – A Travel Focus”

Just enter a comment below, stating which paperback you would like to have and why.  Two winners’ names (one winner for each book) will be drawn randomly on April 1st & Non, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke  (Poisson d’Avril)!

Bonne chance!

CONGRATULATIONS/FELICITATIONS TO

ANNE MARIE & SHANNON MARIE

(from a random drawing on April 1st)

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Each book’s trailer video can be viewed by clicking on the sidebar corresponding book cover image & reviews can be read on Amazon.

What’s on your bookshelf?

The music featured in this book series video composed by my French father-in-law, who even wrote lyrics based on my book, Solitary Desire – One Woman’s Journey to France. I am touched by his thoughtfulness and gesture of love.

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A Nice Visit to Nice

A friend from the U.S., who I hadn’t seen in about six years, recently visited Nice and also visited me. It was great catching up on the latest news of recent life events – wow, life can be hectic & challenging in a short period of time!

Before we started chatting, though, he said to me “You look great – and happy – it exudes from you!”  A nice compliment indeed, and I instantly realized that well….yes, I AM happy. Not that I take it for granted, but I guess I had stopped thinking about it on a conscious level.

What IS it exactly that he saw (other than my happiness about seeing him)? What IS that soulful, bliss that we all seem to search for?  Is happiness an elusive solitary desire OR is it achieved by design?

QUOTES:

“I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody’s going to come and save you, you’ve got to save yourself. Nobody’s going to give you anything. You’ve got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except for you, and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don’t get it. So don’t give up on your dreams. Stand up and make them happen. You have to dream hard, wish big, and chase after your goals, because no one else is going to do it for you. And even if things don’t work out, you’ll always be able to say you tried.”  (Unknown)

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life, think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” (Swami Vivekananda)

“Simplicity is the key to brilliance.” (Bruce Lee)

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