As you may have noticed, I have slightly updated the blog’s look and feel. Articles have been more sparse lately, and there are many reasons for that, among which too much work and more energy dedicated to fiction writing (in French). However, I do enjoy writing in English and discussing with you, and I still have a lot to learn toward a simple life, so I have decided to refresh this little space and dedicate more time to posting regular updates.
Updated CategoriesRegularly, especially when my blogging motivation is strained, as it was the case for the Nife this year, I assess my blog as follows: if I didn’t currently have a blog, would I open a new one now? If so, what would I want to write about?
For the English blog, the answer is yes, I would have opened a new one, and it would talk about simple living. There are many aspects to simplicity I wish to write more about.
A few years ago, I was focused on stuff editing, wardrobe curating and minimalism, which is a very interesting aspect of simplicity, especially in today’s society focused on consumption. The minimalism aspect of simple living is still appealing to me, and all articles related will be tagged “Stuff”.
Under “Slow”, I will explore simplicity and time. From the slow movement to enjoying the tiny joys of life, mindfulness and meditation, but also hobbies, creativity and other soul nourishing activities to replace shopping with.
With “Life”, I will explore the notion of quest for meaning, fulfillment and happiness in life. There you will find articles on positive psychology, philosophical theories around the soul and the meaning of our lives, simplicity as a whole, compassion, empathy and what makes us human.
With “Musings”, I have a bit of a joker for anything that makes me happy to write about. It may be blog updates like this one, favourites posts showing material or cultural items I currently enjoy, the Food for Thought posts and more.
I have dispatched past posts into these categories when relevant for you to have archives to peruse, and my future articles will revolve around these themes.
More UpdatesI have updated the Sources page with sites, blogs, YouTube channels, videos, podcasts, and books that inspired me during my journey. If you are interested in the topics mentioned above and are looking for more resources to dig deeper into the subject, don’t hesitate to check out the sources page.
As you may have noticed, the blog title has changed as well. It was inspired by the name of my former tumblr page: Dream On. As the blog is no longer a simple translation of my French journal La Nife en l’Air, I thought it might be best to rename it to something easier to spell and remember for non-French speakers.
What's Next?Of course, I can’t promise anything for certain, but I do plan to post more regularly from now on. The goal is to produce at least weekly articles, but it may be more or less depending on the adventures of my daily life.
If there are specific topics you’d like to read more about, please don’t hesitate to let me know via the comments or on twitter. Perhaps one day I’ll get my own domain and wordpress blog – as I did with the French blog (although I’m not actually using wordpress for that). But let’s see first how this refreshed Dream On works out for me and for you guys!