Bien sûr, we all have personal goals we set at the beginning of the new year, as a way to re-group our energy and establish our solitary desire for something….well, new or different in our lives. We all know, too, that generally speaking, most new year’s resolutions aren’t realized and fall by the wayside — becoming a dead end journey for whatever reason and usually without much consequence in the upcoming year.
But, how about making a life resolution? What is your heart and soul conveying to you, and are you listening to your inner voice? With the resolution to circumvent obstacles and take/make a different path along your life’s journey, taking even baby steps can lead you to where you truly resolve to be.
What I have learned is that achieving resolutions is not all or nothing, as in getting from point A to point B: there are intermittent twists and turns and stops along the way, which may end up being your new resolution end point. It is possible to take the journey and live your authentic life — learn how in “Solitary Desire – One Woman’s Journey to France.”
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I first discovered this delightful book on a midnight run through the Kindle bookstore. It was the last night of a wonderful week in Nice, France and, unable to sleep, I was browsing my smartphone looking for ideas on how to spend more time in Nice. Well the author managed to do just that and she penned an interesting book on the journey that eventually led her to retire in Nice. Kim’s path is uniquely her own and probably not duplicable by anyone else. The principals, however, could be embraced by anyone with a dream, or even a “Solitary Desire.” Kim consistently moved in the direction of her dream – even if it was only a baby step. She also always said “yes” to unexpected opportunities and did not let the inevitable bumps along the way detour her. The book is a quick read – I read most of it on the plane trip home. It left me inspired to apply her ideas to my own life and to make my own dream come true. This is an entertaining and unique book. Also, if your path leads you to Nice, check out the author’s other book “Sun, Sea and Savoir-Faire – Travel Focus on the French Riviera.” Enjoy and maybe we will meet-up in Nice!
This is a delightful account of how Kim recognized her goal and set out to accomplish it! For those arm-chair Francophile dreamers or those following Kim’s lead, it will entertain and encourage you! Thanks for sharing it, Kim!
Find book (available as e-book & paperback) HERE
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