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When was the last time you went camping?

No, not tented rooms and tented cabins kinda camping,

the real deal camping.

Tents, sleeping bags and camp fires type of camping?

It had been a while since I went proper camping and I was super duper excited for this trip.

Yeah I know, who gets excited to go sleep on the ground?

Well lets just say that adventure gets my blood pumping and not even the thought of creepy crawlies can deter me!

PLUS, I’m always up for a trip away from the city!

It is a letter to heaven but addressed to just one.

The third or fourth of its kind that I have penned down.

A letter to the one who gave me life and led me through it for 20 years.

An open letter to the one whose role I now play, 4 years later.

4 years, it has been 4 years but it only feels like yesterday.

An open letter to my queen in heaven, the one I called mom.

We had cake in our mouths, lol

The uncertainty that curbs our 20’s can be cause for potential nervous breakdowns.

The pressure to be someone else, enough to create a diamond piece.

The constant comparison with others our age, seemingly doing big things, enough to cause blood pressure.

The picture perfect life of others painted on social media, the pathway to depression.

A time in our lives that the strength and fibre of our skin is put to test.

The options are few and far between, you either survive or you don’t.

A conscious decision has to be taken to tackle the 20’s to the ground, to learn , to take criticism ,to take life as it comes and make it work for us.

A decision to ensure that the period is exactly what it is meant to be, a learning curve, to know that as the going gets tough, the tough gets going.

But you knew that,

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge . – Socrates

I don’t know about you, but that is quite deep.

However, I agree that acceptance of the lack of knowledge is indeed true knowledge.

It is the logic that informs why it is wise to ensure that you surround yourself with people smarter than yourself, for in a setting as such, there can only be acquiring of new knowledge and growth.

You should never feel too comfortable with knowing that you are the smartest among a group of people,

infact,

that may be cause for alarm.

You will indeed be failing yourself.

It is a wonderful feeling this one. Like being at the starting line of race that you KNOW you’re going to win even if you fall and stumble and even bruise a little, the fact that you will come out on top, is just as good as a head start 🙂

A month in and so far so good.

The stars are aligned and the universe is conspiring.

It is going to be what we make it.

All we have to do is channel the right energies.

We have started strong so that is going to count for motivation.

We just need to keep on keeping on.

Its that time of the year when we bore readers with recollections from the past year and our plans for the new year.

 I have to say though, documenting these achievements goes a long way into appreciating yourself. The new year plans make for a great accountability system especially if you are like me and disappointing yourself scares the hell out of you.

I guess lets take this as a taking stock and new year plans combined kind of post, with some 2016 photo memories.

Happy reading

🙂

xx

How time flies.

In a few days, we will be having her memorial service.

A full year has gone by…another one.

Yet another year that we wish would have been spent in her presence.

Another year of hows and what ifs. A year of tears and laughter. Another year of sadness and happiness. All the motions that we only wish we would have gone through with her by our side.

I have not cried in a while. I forced myself to forget but also, apparently, it does get better in time.