The "Feel Good" Contest

What Makes You Happy... Whatever Your Want...

What Makes You Happy… What­ever Your Want…

It’s time for a contest!

We are all flawed in some way. When I think of all the things I still can’t do, I cringe with embar­rass­ment. I’m scared of dri­ving, it still takes me a minute to tell my right from my left (note that the for­mer could be related to the lat­ter!) and for a French, my cook­ing skills are quite lame. Body’s net per­fect either: butt’s too big, thighs are too thick, lips could be fuller, small toe­nail looks weird, I can’t see out of my left eye and some­how, my legs never seem to get tan as much as my arms.

Life can be frus­trat­ing too: I’m still look­ing for the per­fect job that will allow me to cre­ate, write, take pic­tures and travel the world. I’m strug­gling right now because there is not enough work at school: I’m get­ting less and less hours and my pay check is get­ting smaller and smaller every week. Mean­while, I’m attend­ing classes at uni­ver­sity and it takes all my energy… but I still don’t know if my French degrees will be rec­og­nized — I’m hop­ing I’m not doing that for nothing.

You can’t always get what you want…

Yet, when I look back at the last few years, I’m pretty proud of what I did and what I achieved. I trav­eled 27 coun­tries. I moved to Canada and han­dled the immi­gra­tion process suc­cess­fully. At 26 years old, I became the cit­i­zen of a coun­try I chose to live in. I speak two lan­guages flu­ently, and another two pretty well. I dis­cov­ered that I loved pho­tog­ra­phy and I’m hav­ing a blast cap­tur­ing the world through my lens. I’m start­ing to under­stand how the world works, and I’m sure there will be oppor­tu­ni­ties around the corner.

I could go on and on about the things I’ d like to change, improve, about what I’m not happy with. But I’m going to be pos­i­tive and focus on what I accom­plished so far, keep­ing my fin­gers cross and hop­ing for more chances.

We all accom­plished some­thing to be proud of, some­thing we never thought we could do. I want to hear from you!

What is your biggest achieve­ment so far?

To par­tic­i­pate, blog about your biggest achieve­ment. Don’t be shy to brag: after all, this is the “feel good” con­test! Link back to this post and don’t for­get to let me know about it by leav­ing a comment.

On July 28th, I’ll ran­domly pick  three lucky win­ners by attribut­ing to each entry a num­ber, and using a ran­dom num­ber generator.

Each win­ner will receive a 10 x 8 print of one of my travel pho­tog­ra­phy shot: Fin­land, China, Panama, Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil… you choose! I’ll take care of every­thing, from print­ing to ship­ping. All the pic­tures are cur­rently on dis­play in The Shop.

Have fun guys!

1. RennyBA’s achieve­ments

2. Barbara’s achieve­ment
3. Los Zieglers’ 10 biggest achievements


About Author

French woman in English Canada. World citizen, new mom, traveler, translator, writer and photographer. Looking for comrades to start a new revolution.


  1. Thanks. I’ll wait to hear from you on that.;)

    Zhu, I dropped in to inform that I won’t be able to par­tic­i­pate in this con­test as I’m trav­el­ling again. Will be back to catch up with the rest of your posts. Ciao now!

  2. @barbara — Thank you so much for your entry! And what an achieve­ment…! Tu es vrai­ment bilingue, et ça c’est rare.

    @Celine — Well, the good side is, we will get to see more won­der­ful pictures 😉

    @Guillermo — Dos votos? Lo siento, no hablo espanol bien 😆

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