All posts tagged: thinking

What Are You Thankful For? +Future Plans

Did everyone have a great weekend? Maybe you caught the Black Friday Weekend/Cyber Monday sale? I actually didn’t bother too much with that this year as I found that I didn’t really need to buy anything, nor did I want to buy anything just because of a huge sale. Maybe this is a part of being more ‘grown up’ – just by being a more practical person? (…which technically, is something I’m striving to be more of however ironic this whole blog may seem.) I am fully aware that it was Thanksgiving last week, so Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrated it! I almost wished it was tradition here in the UK but I guess, in conjunction with Valentine’s Day, Mother’s/Father’s Day etc. you can always be thankful and loving regardless of festivities. I will say though, I particularly admire Thanksgiving because it doesn’t rely on gifting at all. This year, I am thankful for finding a sense of self through this blog. Writing and sharing stream-of-line thoughts is completely free, and in many ways very relieving …

Just Me, My Mind + A Cup of Coffee

I hope everyone is well! It’s been a while since I’ve done a casual blog post where it’s just me chit-chatting and telling you my current thoughts. Today – or rather this month, I’m in more of my reflective moods so I wanted to lay it all on the table on what’s upcoming on this blog which has become so much more homely to me in a matter of months. The layout is closer and closer to what I had imagined my blog to be like with sensitivity to the content I would create – that I want to create. A few years back, I would never have imagined I’d be doing this but here I am, seamlessly enjoying this space that I can call my own without having to compromise. This is my space after all. Firstly, I want to say thank you to everyone who has viewed and liked my posts in the past 3 months where I have been posting more regularly. However great or small the amount, this has really encouraged me to continue on …

Some things in life are for free.

It has been an unusual month of events for June – so many feelings that are both positive and negative. The negatives come from a wider socio-economic problem that the whole of UK is dealing with as of now (Brexit) however, the positives definitely stretch from a more personal viewpoint that I’m happy to share and enlighten you all with! The first two weeks of June I had been away. Traveling. Hence, much less involvement in blogging but I hope to schedule much more posts in the next few weeks to follow. If you ask my friends, I practically NEVER take time off and so every time that I actually do, it really is something special. Unfortunately though, I am one of those people who don’t know when and how to take time off, but occasionally will be asked by my friends to do so. And then, once a day or two goes by, I remember exactly why I take time off. To feel the way I do when I do so. To feel free. Sometimes …

Regarding UK + my thoughts on the future

  This was not the type of post that I had planned for my blog, but then again this was also not the type of situation that the country, the people, had planned for either. It’s a mess. And it shows. If anything is even more apparent, I believe that our attitudes desperately need to change. This is not okay. I had voted to Remain, and so you can imagine the horror and heavy heart in waking up to the bad news on early Friday morning. Before I had gone to sleep, I had roughly watched the vote counts whilst our shares and currency plummeted globally. I felt like I was watching a horror movie unfold, a dark cloud whisking above my head. But as numbers were still early, I had hope that many voted Remain just as I had and that we could somehow outweigh Leave – even just by a little. It was opposite – had people lost their minds? Are they aware of the damage? Back in 2008-2010, I had studied Business …

I have a conscience.

My mind had not really sparked a light for wanting to write anything in particular these past few months as I was so busy prepping for an array of things. Things that do not concern writing, after all writing is my side hobby, my side job and somehow, something that I have become accustomed to quite quickly. Although, I will say there is pressure to release written material when I am no way a writing professional and needless to say, it is not everyday that I have stories to tell, feelings to spill. But should I feel bad about that? Well, no of course not. Except here’s the deal: everyone has expectations. You have expectations for yourself, as do your parents, siblings, friends and lover. You will also have unconscious expectations of all the things around you: the food you eat, the music you listen to, the places you go. It happens. If the feelings meet or even go as far as to surpass the expectations, you’ll feel fulfilled, joyous, exhilarated. However, if the expectations are …