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    BLOG,  LIFESTYLE

    Dear Diary: There Is More

    The caterpillar that once was has suddenly discovered its wings and learned how to fly. I found myself struck by the thought of the butterfly and how beautiful and breathtaking it can be to find one. Now I’m not an ecological expert, I’m an artist and a writer, but I drew a butterfly recently for my cards of kindness campaign to remind and encourage people that they are beautifully unique. In today’s crazy-busy world it feels easier to forget to look in the mirror and check in on ourselves than it does to scroll through the reams of stills and images on our phone comparing and contrasting our life and journey with the next person. Yet, how can this be? If we too are as unique as the next. Every fingerprint represents a unique code of gifts, talents, patterns, and humans. This life is not a one sizes fits all, so why then do we spend some much time, money, and effort to squeeze into the box of ideas, to get the same coffee cup as that influencer on social media or just allow ourselves to get comfortable and camp up along the journey of life because we found ourselves tiring of the thought ‘are we there yet?’ ‘Have they recognised me yet?’ ‘Why is this not happening for me yet.’ Yet it is really the keyword here. Perhaps these kinds of questions are a signal to remind ourselves of our why. Perhaps, this is a sign that we’ve become so consumed with the highlight reels around us that we have taken our eyes off our own journey and road. If only we would be reminded that there is more ahead than what we left behind or what’s going on to our left or to our right. Fix your eyes on the path set before you and be prepared to fight. No great adventure was gained without a fight.

    Transitioning from caterpillar to butterfly is not a comfortable process and neither is shifting lanes or change in life for any human, but it is necessary. Perhaps it’s time to be brave in this storm we are currently bumbling our way through to remember that there is more, and it’s time to go again.

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  • BLOG

    How to chase your dreams

    It’s been a minute since I last wrote a post for this site. Truth be told… this isn’t really a post. I’m currently writing because I want to fight against the ants in my pants (not literally, of course) and do what I know I’m gifted to do. Yes, sounds a bit arrogant, but it’s not. I have tossed and turned over ideas, thoughts, and what to share and not share across my social media platforms.  I work in social media, so part of the fun is for me to create, generate ideas, and help promote a product. However, I built this website as a place to mold and shape the things I care about.

    If anyone dares to read this, I want you to know that one of the things I’d like to work on is updating this website. However, in the meantime, I will work with what I have.

    “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.”

    “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” Is a quote from one of my products on FYW company. Anyway, the whole point of this post as you can see from the title is to drop a note, say leave a thought that hopefully will spark something in you. Whoever you are, where ever you are, with whatever you’ve got… let’s just start. Start somewhere, anywhere. I’m excited to be sharing some important quick thoughts with you over the coming days, weeks, and months ahead. Buckle up, because I’m about to get real naked….

    Not literally. Ha!

     

  • LIFESTYLE

    Eat chips and sleep

    Blown away by today. Let it never be said that God doesn’t hear our inner frustrations or answer prayer – especially the raw, honest ones. The kind you think to yourself but don’t dare tell anyone else for fear of being judged or forever labelled by that one thought. Am I the only one that happens to?  The quote above was from a beautiful woman and her mum who kindly stopped by my stall today to give me some fresh perspective on the people that enter my life. The ones that stayed, and the ones that left. 

    I do believe everything rises and falls on our perspective, our inner well-being (our mind, spirit, body and soul). Like the image below says:

    I’m so thankful for every one of them, and the opportunity it’s afforded me to flourish, learn, and dance my way forward! 

    P.S if you’re one that left… you missed out on the best part! ?

    Ok I’m off to eat chips and sleep! Love ya!

    Mwah