I am so proud and happy that this new website is live. It goes with the feeling I have for a while : I am starting a new chapter of my life.
I managed to reach my dream job and it’s just the very beginning of a big adventure.

I can now live from doing what I love to do : cooking, writing, travelling.

I’ve been working on a big project for a few months. Book project, youtube channel project, new website and so, new blog, new logo… etc. I am nearly there and at the same time there are still so many things to do. I enjoy every minute, as, like we say : ‘It’s not the destination, it’s the journey’…

Journey… it’s been a long one for the last 3 years…

I landed in San Francisco, knowing only the people I came to work for and was supposed to stay for 2 weeks…
Here we are…. nearly 3 years later…

It’s been hard, maybe the hardest part of my life so far, but I wouldnt change anything.
I lived in hostels, in dodgy hotel-kind hold by dodgy people and a bit everywhere for 8 months, alone and very often lost, asking to myself : ‘What am I doing here ?’ ‘Why are you doing that ?’ ‘Is it necessary to go through all that?’.
Till it got better, till I found a job, a flat….

I didn’t really know at the time why I was doing it, and thinking about it now with the benefit of hindsight, the only reply I can find is that I love changes and challenges. Some can find it silly, why would I inflict that to myself while I could be closer to my family, I would have been more settled by now and wouldn’t have gone through everything I went through.
That’s right but I wouldn’t have met who I met, I wouldn’t have travelled where I travelled, did what I did, achieved what I achieved so far and to me, that’s the most important.

I learnt so much about myself for the past 3 years….

I am still not the secure one, I like challenges, I like to push and as my mum always says, I don’t like when it’s easy. and I am still the butterfly who loves to go from a flower to another, to do this and try that, the Esmeralda kind, the crazy-go-lucky one.

All I’ve been through makes me even stronger and I am still very much alive at 44 and full of positive energy. and on a more spiritual path.

I am going to start this new venture with you my people who are kind and faithful enough to follow Marlène’s life and her what sound some crazy-unrealizable projects sometimes, her own English and her French accent.

Thank you !!!!

Lot of love xx



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