October’s Literature Dose

It’s a new month which means I need a new list of good books to read. In the past, I would overwhelm myself with a ridiculous number of books to read in just one month this time I will be taking it easy. I only have four books, one book a week, should I finish early I shall indulge in other books. I read quite a bit last month, ended September on a high note with “The Handmaid’s Tale” which was exceptional and extremely hard to put down. If you have read any of the books I have mentioned in the list below, please let me know your thoughts without giving away any spoilers. Feel free to share what your reading goal looks like this month!! Happy Reading

  • The Testaments- Margaret Atwood

I’m already 88 pages in and in awe of how much of an eloquent writer this Queen is.

  • Sisters – Danielle Steel

You can never go wrong with a Danielle Steel novel; she never disappoints though I do need to admit her books tend to be a tad bit repetitive sometimes they sure are a good escape.

  • Hard Times –Charles Dickens 

This book has been recommended to me quite a lot so I can’t wait to read it.

  • Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence

I was first introduced to this author by reading “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”, it did take me some time to understand a few things in the book but once I did I was on a roller-coaster that only goes up my friend. This book was published in the 90s it’s always so wonderful to get a taste of how things were done back then.

Excuse Me God, This Is Not What I Signed Up For

If you would have told me, I’d be teaching 3-5 snotty-year-olds at my mother’s preschool as a living I would have laughed at you pretty hard. This is far from where I’m supposed to be. This is not part of the plan. But somehow here I am singing the ABC’s song for the 10th time this week. Did I not work hard enough? Was I not dedicated enough? Surely, this is not what I’m destined for


I landed a job, quit school, the job ended, and 4 months later I’m back at home working as a preschool teacher (pro bono) I’m not getting paid for it. I met a lovely young man at work who genuinely loved and cared for me unconditionally. I managed to end the relationship and break his heart 6 months later because it felt like a job and I was mean to him. Tried rekindling with an old flame a few months later and he was a douche. Never trust a man who doesn’t offer you something to drink let alone food the first time you go over to his place. My job coming to an end meant the friendships and acquaintances I had also coming to an end. None of them made it outside of work unfortunately. This all could have been a ME problem which it is PARTLY but how could I have single-handedly been responsible for my life looking nothing like my five-year plan

It Is so easy to focus on the negative, on what we supposed to have done but what about what we did do??

I worked for the first time in my life, it wasn’t easy but it was amazing. I’m proud of the fact that I got through it with my head held up high. The relationship taught me a lot about myself, about my unhealed trauma and toxic traits. I got to experience love in its purest form and I also got to love someone. It was absolutely beautiful. I met a lot of great women and men at work who challenged my way of thinking and how I viewed the world. The list is endless to be quite honest, the most important thing is I got through it and I did everything with love. This new season of my life is preparing me for my big break which could take years but in the meantime, I get to live in the moment and appreciate my kiddos because they have taught me patience and another form of unconditional love. It may take a while to find whatever it is that I’m seeking but when it shows up I will know.

A Consistent Sally

Greetings, I hope you guys are well. Happy October 🙂

I have been experiencing ridiculous problems with the internet at home so I decided to embark on a little excursion to Starbucks for the Wi-Fi and the amazing expensive coffee. I’ve decided to muse upon bulk publishing. Which makes the most sense to me right now, I’ll be fluttering two hearts with one look because I will have a bunch of posts on the go and manage to combat my laziness.

I’m trying to be a consistent sally on these streets. The goal is to write more, get my old audience back and, hopefully lure new people to my blog . I thoroughly enjoy writing and the entire process that leads up to publishing a new post fulfills me even though it does get very frustrating sometimes but I’m willing to ride with the unpleasantness that comes with it. I will try to not bombard you with my thoughts too much. The content I enjoy creating is one that includes romance and the mundane nitty-gritty’s about my life and experiences. So I will definitely lean more towards writing about that. I would love to hear from you guys what you enjoy reading about the most on my blog so we can all help me reach some sort of consensus. Feel free to comment anything

Learning How To Walk Again

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“Life brings you to your knees. It brings you lower than you think you can go. But if you stand back up and move forward, if you go just a little farther you will always find love.” – Isabel Duiaz (Life Itself)

Howdy!

It has been a couple of months since we last spoke and my life has drastically changed since then. So as per usual it’s time for a miniature “Life Update”, before we resume to normal programing (I hope). The timeline of these following events is a bit off and this is just a mere pinch of what has been going on. Life has brought me to my knees, the past couple of months have been really challenging for me but I’m slowly learning how to walk again, taking it one step at a time. I’m guaranteed to trip and fall a couple of times but I’ll get right back up. Here goes the update☺️:

  • I think you were around the time I met “Ben” who is now my ex, we lasted for about 6 months. We had our ups and downs.
  • I stopped being a taxpayer on the 6th of July.
  • The tinder guy came back and we finally met at work, our work stations were directly opposite one another. A month or two after I broke up with my ex we tried pursuing a relationship but it didn’t last long.
  • I lost my oldest sister, she was turning 31 on the 24th of July which then became the day we buried her. It’s still surreal to me.
  • I have been rejected by 10 jobs already.
  • I’m currently working towards being a Kindergarten teacher. Which is a career path I’ve never dreamt of pursuing.
  • I ended up cutting all of my dreadlocks at a certain point.
  • I have a dog her name is Lucy, of course it’s a stuffed animal but this is the first step of combating my cynophobia.

Welcome Back!!

Hi guys, Happy new year and welcome back to my blog. It has been 5 months, 176 days, 8 hours, 21mins and 50 seconds since my last post. I hope you guys didn’t miss me too much. It’s time I fill you guys in on what’s been going in this Angel’s life.

  • 14-09-2020 started being a taxpayer. I’ve been slaving ever since.
  • 26-11-2020 Blog anniversary, I didn’t really do anything work had me by the neck. Thank you so much for rocking with me.
  • 01-01-2021 I was at work attending to customers. I really hope you guys entered the new year gracefully.
  • 28-01-2021 Happy Birthday to me🎉. Spent my birthday at work my coworkers made it really special.
  • 08-03-2021 started blogging again.

Amidst all of the chaos the universe decided to bless me with an exceptional man who loves me unconditionally. I finally found love!! I’ll definitely give you guys all the gory details about how that has been. It’s good to be back.

How has 2021 treated you so far??

Life Update

Hey guys, it’s been a minute.

A lot has happened this past week which left me feeling incredibly overwhelmed. Firstly, I got a job I didn’t think I was going to get. I’m due for training this upcoming week. This is my first job ever and I’m pretty excited. I’ve pretty much spent the weekend trying to put everything into perspective, planning out my studies so I can prep for my finals, meal prepping… Essentially just preparing for my first work week.

I’m also low-key stressed out about how I’ll manage to study effectively and not allow work to get in between my studies. On the bright side though I’m super happy to have the privilege to say “I have a job”, during these trying times. Also I get to help my mum out around the house which is a massive plus.

Reading goal update:

Most of you guys know my reading goal for this month is 20, I honestly don’t know what I was thinking. Not to say it’s impossible, it is possible if you don’t have anything demanding to do. Nonetheless I’m on my 5th book and 20 looks far away so I might carry it into the next month.

MOTIVATIONAL TUESDAY

“Write down the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it”-Habakkuk 2:2

I do hope all of guys are doing well. I just came to pop up and shower you guys with some love. I hope you are having a great day and kicking ass. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. YOU ARE WORTHY. YOU DESERVE TO BE HERE. I LOVE YOU. HAVE A GREAT DAY, IF IT’S ENDING I HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD ONE. LOVE AND LIGHT.

Carpe Diem

New month. New possibilities. New intentions.

Mantras: “live to love another day” “Make shit happen”

Intention: I promise to remember my purpose when in doubt and I promise to forgive myself.

Goals:

  • Blog twice a week or more.
  • Prep for exams.
  • Read 20 novels.

Hey guys, I recently did my monthly spread on my journal it doesn’t look that good (I just got to bullet journaling) so I might share it next month with you guys. I tried to make my goals realistic and reachable.

I’m itching to know what your September spread looks like, it would really help me. Please do share your goals and intentions for this month. Carpe Diem💞

BLOG SHOUT-OUTS🎉

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Monday Blues

Hey guys. Happy Monday.

Last night I planned everything to the T from the outfit to all the money I’ll use, EVERYTHING. I set my alarm for 05:00 the next morning, I was going to have the most smooth Monday morning, I planned it.

My alarm rings at 05:00, I wake up switch it off and decide to just nap a bit. I ended up sleeping. When I woke up it was bright outside I check the time and it’s 7:15. I freaked out, jumped out of bed, hopped into the cold shower, left freezing, the outfit I set out didn’t seem warm enough, time to go, I scramble for my bag and head out. My mom serves me a lecture for breakfast. I run to catch the bus. My Monday didn’t go as planned, I’m freezing, I haven’t eaten, I don’t have any lunch, can’t even buy anything because I have no extra money because I wasn’t suppose to forget my lunch.

Anyway. The wind still blows. The bus driver still smiles at me. The old lady still calls me her long lost daughter. I still manage to smile. I’m blessed to have woken up today.

How is your Monday going?

AZA HOLMES

“Just how his tongue has its own particular microbiome and once he sticks his tongue in my mouth his bacteria become part of my microbiome for literally the rest of my life. Like, his tongue will always be in my mouth until I’m dead, and then his tongue microbes will eat my corpse.”