Pensée du Jour #1

Une photo, une histoire being a real success, I decided to start a new series. This time, it’s all about thoughts, famous or not and what I make of it.mandelaquote-635x369

I love this quote for many reasons. First, Nelson Mandela has been an inspiration for many people, many generations.

Also, it illustrates perfectly when I started my blog. Before I decided to go for it, I thought long and hard about the whole thing. It was like a dream that would never become real. Pourquoi? Because I was scared.

I was afraid to be judged. I was frightened of people thinking I was an idiot. I was worried about making mistakes. And I am sure I make some! But I realised that it was fine. Because I am not English. Je suis française!

And if people don’t like what I am writing, then they just need to close the page and move on to something else.

The Frenchie Mummy Blog started exactly the 4th of May 2016. And I had this idée since December! I still remember when I talked about it to ma famille et mes amis. They were far from being convinced it was a good idea.

And then I read an article in a magazine. The celebrity interviewed said something that made an impression on me. ‘It’s not about perfection, it’s about having a go. You are enough no matter what happens’. That was it. I just decided to go for it. Moi, I was the best reason to start this writing project. And Baba as well. After all, he is the main inspiration ?.

And since then, no regrets. Au contraire, I actually wonder why I didn’t do it earlier!

And you, what dream(s) do you think is/are impossible? What is stopping you from reaching them?


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  1. Imogen Lamport
    June 24, 2016 / 4:03 am

    I always say “perfection is the enemy of action” nothing I do is perfect and I try and teach my kids that too!

    • thefrenchiemummy
      June 24, 2016 / 9:52 am

      So true thanks for reading x

  2. Over Heaven's Hill
    June 25, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    Like you I procrastinated a long time before starting my blog and then one day I just said do it. And I did and I don’t regret it at all. It’s nice to get some motivation from inspiring quotes #fortheloveofBLOG

  3. June 26, 2016 / 7:04 am

    Ça me fait plaisir à decouvrir cette blog! I love the Franglais, hopefully I can brush up on mine from reading your posts. À toute! #FortheloveofBLOG

    • thefrenchiemummy
      June 26, 2016 / 7:09 am

      J’adore votre français! Happy to help ? thanks for stopping by.

  4. June 26, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    I started writing my blog to hone my style as I have been toying with a fiction book for a while. It seemed impossible at first with so many amazing blogs out there, but I’m discovering new things day by day and loving it. Like you, I don’t know why I didn’t start sooner! #fortheloveofBLOG

  5. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    June 26, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    Completely agree – I always strive for perfection but I find that so debilitating. Best to just get on and do it! #fortheloveofBLOG

  6. Jane Taylor
    June 26, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Yes, go for it. I was so inspired by one of the speakers at BML16, Julie Creffield @fattymustrun who said she had so many people saying she couldn’t do it that she thought I am going to do it! All the best with your blog. #Fortheloveofblog

    • thefrenchiemummy
      June 26, 2016 / 8:47 pm

      I will check her blog, thanks for reading

  7. Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    June 28, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Wow your blog is so new & you are doing so well! I thought & thought about starting a blog for a year before I did it. Your quote is so true – sometimes it’s best to just do it! Thank you for sharing with #candidcuddles, I hope to see you back in August! x

    • thefrenchiemummy
      June 28, 2016 / 9:20 pm

      I will try, I have to admit I am addicted to linkies hahaha. Thanks for reading x

  8. June 28, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    totally agree and what stops me is fear of failure too. It took me a whole year to complete a photo gallery wall in our living room, simply because I worried it wouldn’t look as good as the images I’d seen on Pinterest, or in case I messed up our wall with endless mis-placed holes. Of course it turned out perfectly (almost! Just a few wonky pictures lol) No one else sees it, only me. Got to just go for it!

    • thefrenchiemummy
      June 28, 2016 / 9:21 pm

      Thanks for reading and leaving such a positive comment ?

  9. The Pramshed
    June 29, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    Well done for starting your blog! It’s such a massive leap, and until you do it, you don’t know what you’re letting yourself in for. You’ve been blogging for such a short period of time, and I honestly thought you had been blogging for longer. Don’t be scared to chase your dream, just jump into it, what’s the worst that can happen. Thanks for linking up this week at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • thefrenchiemummy
      June 29, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Thanks for such a positive comment ??

  10. Something Crunchy Mummy
    July 1, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Brilliant quote! Thanks got linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

  11. mummyfever
    July 6, 2016 / 9:38 am

    I love love love this quote and it’s very true! Thanks so much for linking to #sharewithme this week and inspiring us all xx

  12. July 7, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    Quotes are fantastic. I’ve learnt that people will always have their opinions you can’t stop that. You can only be in charge of your own thoughts and feelings. Do what makes you happy in life. #sharewithme

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