All posts by Marie Nicole

Marie Nicole is an ex-race car mechanic who now lives and travels on a boat with her best friend Leo. This quirky writer and designer dreams of running away with the circus and has been writing about her vida loca since 2010 on my cyber house rules.
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Nighttime: Le Pays Cathare

I was lucky enough to find work with a French winery for the annual vendanges. I was even luckier to land on a smaller artisan family owned winery in the South of France near the border of Spain. I made and drank some of the best wine for 5 weeks.

During this time, I’d often hike up the hill to sit in this ruined chateau, and look over the valley. And I’d daydream about how life once was…

Chateau de Padern nuitThis was in the heart of the pays cathare. A land loaded with loaded history where people were burned and killed for their religious beliefs. I’d love to say how times have changed.

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wordpress-logo watercovered smallThis week’s photo challenge is NIGHTTIME. Take the challenge of snapping a nightly pic.

not good enough

Never Quite Good Enough

One thing most over-achievers probably have in common is the sensation that they will never be good enough. It’s their drive, their push and motivation to do more. To be more. They’re the first to raise their hands and volunteer to help, and always the last ones to leave.

They have a voice inside, a chilling screaming voice reminding them how others are better.

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