The theme for this year was/is growth and perspective (did I mention). And I think I'm seeing that in some places. But life certainly always gets in the way of the best laid plans. Which ties in to something I'm learning the most - you can't control what you can't control and that's okay. So … Continue reading The changing scenes of life
Ever listened to Alessia Cara's Best Days? I hum that to myself some mornings. 'What if my best days are the days I've left behind?' I thought of that deeply the first weeks after the grand quit. If I never wrote again. If it would never be as good. Had I given all I had … Continue reading And if I never write again?
This was one of my 'nevers'. When I wrote it down in my journal, I encouraged myself to laugh at it. To laugh at what I thought and the reality. Life will challenge your nevers - and it might not even be with something as simple as hair. Once I started growing my hair in … Continue reading The big chop
I heard from one of Mpoomy Ledwaba's podcast interviews that a bucket list does not have to be about travel. And while I do agree, mine is about travel. This is one of the things almost everyone wants to do - see a new place, try something new. And I wrote up my list of … Continue reading Kicking off the bucket list
I come at this thought with the firm understanding that life happens differently for everyone. Some people can give you a rough picture of what the rest of their life will look like at 19. And others are still getting it together at 40...what the heck - 26, at 26. I'm thinking of this in … Continue reading When’s the right time to move on?
I want to be real inspirational about this. But let's be honest, I'm still figuring out my money habits. And you've heard it all - save, invest, read, budget, flee from debt, have an emergency fund, network better, increase your streams of income. Repeat!! So, I'll share some memes from Google. If you laugh or … Continue reading After you’ve thought hard about money, you…?
Pluviophile (n) : Someone who loves the rain and practically comes alive on rainy days - paraphrased. One of the most alluring thoughts as I thought of quitting my 9-5 job and working from home was the ability to sleep in on rainy mornings. And I can happily say 8 months in and it's still … Continue reading Those Rainy Morning Thoughts
I know they say you should never box yourself in, but I feel like when it comes to this matter, change might be hard to come by. Not for luck of trying either. I'm the kind of person who clams up when it comes to group conversations. Not because I don't want to share, but … Continue reading One on One
A few years ago I wrote down in my journal, 'To hear a whisper, you must be close.' This followed a passage I had read (that I can't remember at the moment) but that thought always returns. You must be close, in time, in distance, in relationship. I've been reading 'Whisper' by Mark Batterson. When … Continue reading The Quiet Spot
Of all the changes this year has brought, this one seems to be the most thrilling. I wanted some to launch into something different. I knew it was time when every YA and Contemporary story became predictable. The twists were not twisty enough, the characters seemed no different from book to book and the book … Continue reading Been reading more thrillers… So I’m sharing some recs…