All posts tagged: life

you win some, you lose some; and it’s okay because life’s so rich

I don’t normally ‘do life updates’ and wouldn’t as so much call this one either (despite the tag!), but I really want to make this post, so take it as you will. The reason why I wouldn’t exactly call this a life update is because I strongly think everyone’s life is somewhat private and they always retain that right for it to remain so. I always think that bloggers, vloggers and celebrities don’t owe anything to us. That’s not to say they shouldn’t owe it to us for their fame and success – but let’s get real, they really don’t owe their lives to us. As that means feeling sorry rather than being thankful, in which case, you should owe it to yourself. Be thankful.  If you spend your whole life owing it to someone else, particularly if you’re famous and successful so to speak, then…when is it ever going to stop? Probably never. Learn to owe it to yourself: be thankful for the life that you have created for yourself. And if not, it’s okay – work …

Current Thoughts At Half Past Ten

My wet hair is wrapped up in a blue towel, and I’m in the midst of my skincare routine – that’s how casual this post is going to be! Originally, I had planned for another bullet journal post, documenting my recent pages (by recent, I mean in the last month or so) but as it stands, British weather has kicked in – it was dark and raining quite heavily. The type where you want to be indoors all day but most of all – where there’s no decent amount of natural lighting for you to take pictures. So I’ve postponed it for now. It’ll likely be up later in the week though I’ve just checked that the weather just isn’t promising for the next few days. I’ll find a way! This post isn’t a filler by any means either. Just moved from Friday’s post to today instead, because I have in fact, been having a lot of thoughts lately and it’s nice to spill once in a while… 😛 On Sunday, I went to my …

Get To Know Me Q&A | The Versatile Blogger Award

It’s unusual but I decided to post this Saturday! What have you got planned this weekend? This post is actually very, very long due. I was nominated by the wonderful Capili (author of Artistbybeauty). I have never been nominated for a blogger award before so this feels extra special. I was also nominated for another award by Capili, but today we are just focusing on the first – The Versatile Blogger Award. I am very excited and thankful to receive this award so thank you Capili. 🙂 I realise that I share a lot of things that I love, like and dislike on this blog but not a whole lot about myself. However, there will be an upcoming Q&A/tag because it seems that I like to play catch-up some wonderful blogger friends have nominated me and it’s time to answer the questions! Seven Things About Me: I have two older brothers – I’m the youngest. Overall, in my family tree, this appears to be a running pattern (having two boys and then a girl) so naturally, I have …

The Sunday Catch-Up +I’m back!

So I can’t remember the last time I talked about what I was up to because I haven’t blogged for about two weeks. What have you been up to? The weather is rather gloomy today that I’m slightly contemplating whether to switch the light on but it’s only 12.30pm. I guess I’ll just manage fine and make-do with what there is of the natural light… A Few Days Away From Everything I was meant to post last week but it didn’t happen although I have some drafts handy. (I need to sort those out actually. Crikey.)  I think I may have told a few blogger friends but not really verbally announced that I was on holiday this week to Rome for a few days. It sounds crazy but it was nice to have a few days where you really forgot who you were and what responsibilities you had back at home, but of course, one always has to come back and face reality. (I would always recommend traveling once or twice a year though.) Like …

The Fruits of My Life

Over a week ago, I made a challenge to myself in the form of resolutions in my Reset: 7 Changes I’m Making in 2017 post. So far, I’m actually doing a really decent job of it if I do say so myself. My mind has been clear and I just do some of the activities without thinking too much into it such as the result. Mindfulness is something that I’m practicing now. I mean…can I say that? I haven’t read too much about the topic, nor do I meditate however I have put more focus in the moment.  I focus more on the fruits of my life. The things that I do have rather than what I don’t have, and plant my seeds there; to improve more and learn more. To expand the branches and make them stronger; bloom. To use my existing skills to build new ones. I breathe. I only think about the one activity that I’m doing in the moment. And it helps. Last week, we (me and my family) had to go through one of …