“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not...” ~ Epicurus We all have a bucket list, right? Whether mentally or somewhere on a piece of paper, we’ve all sat down and thought about the things we’d like to achieve in our life time. But sometimes this list can leave us feeling a little overwhelmed and often becomes a reminder of all the things I haven’t done.
“Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ~ Roy T. Bennett If you’ve been keeping up with my latest posts then you may know I’ve been going through something. I’m still going through it and I’ve not quite figured out how to share it on here. I will at some point. But for now, I’m focusing my energy of getting out of it. I’ve cried over it, I’ve prayed about it and now I’m ready to step out of it.
“Don't live the same day over and over again and call that a life.” ~ Germany Kent I’m fortunate enough to work for a company that allows me to work from home when I want and as often as I want. This luxury has been a God send for the past 2 weeks. I’ve been able to deal with a lot lately and my only comfort was locking myself in my room hoping it will somehow sort itself out. But we all know life doesn’t work like that.
“We need never be ashamed of our tears.” Charles Dickens. We all feel sad, stressed, overwhelmed, scared, and frustrated at times but rarely do we openly choose to express them through crying. Instead we are made to find other ways of expressing those emotions because crying is often seen as a sign of weakness. Why is that?
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard. 2017 was a fun year full of more ups than downs and a lot of lessons. I wanted to share some of those with you as we begin the new year! As always, this is going to be a long one so please bare with me. What did 2017 teach me?
“Distracted from distraction by distraction” T.S. Eliot. We all have a love hate relationship with social media, right? One minute it’s the best thing since sliced bread, the next it’s the biggest pain in the butt. As useful as social media can be in our everyday life, it can soon turn into something negative if used in an unhealthy way. When it does, it's time for a detox.
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes. If you’ve been following me on Instagram and Twitter you’ll know I recently went to Kenya to visit my family. Whilst I was there, I went to Mombasa to...
“Some journeys in life can only be travelled alone.” ~ Ken Poirot. It’s been 2 weeks since I got back from my trip to Kenya and what an experience it was. For those of you who don’t know, I was born in Kenya then moved to London when I was 5 years old. Since then, I’ve travelled back a hand full of times (three to be exact) and each time I’ve either travelled with family or friends. So for my fourth time back I decided to try it on my own.
“It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.” ~ Lou Holtz. I don’t believe that anyone can stay motivated all the time especially when you are doing something for yourself. At least not in the real world. The lack of desired results can demotivate even the most ambitious individual so it’s important to take the steps needed to help you remain motivated and avoid falling into the pit of self-doubt. Here are the steps I'm taking.
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous. If you’ve been following me on Twitter or Instagram then you’ll know I spent a few days in Venice last month. K and I decided to celebrate 2 years together by going on a little baecation. Here is what we got up to.