Sunshine Blogger Award

I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Ishaan Sharma. I’m BEAMING, you guys. I would like to thank Ishaan for nominating me and for the support. I’m a new blogger and I believe he is as well but through supporting one another we are growing. He writes poems and enthralling short stories. Please go and check it out, he’s great!

And thanks once again for finding my random rants interesting enough.

The rules for the award are?

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging sites.
  • Answer their questions.
  • Nominate up to 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees for their nomination through their blog or social media.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post.

MY ANSWERS:

Why did I start blogging?

I started blogging so I could be able to share my spontaneous thoughts with fellow bloggers and to read various blogs as well.

Which is the best place I have visited?

It has to be the botanical gardens. I’m a suker for nature.

What is the one dream I would do anything to achieve?

To play professional netball.

Do I have a lucky number? Why do I consider it to be so?

I don’t have a lucky number.

If I could choose between free food and free travel, what would I take? FREE TRAVEL!!

Do I believe in magic? Why?

No, I don’t believe in magic.

If I could get three wishes, what would they be?

1. To relocate to London

2. Open a coffee shop

3. To work at Starbucks at least once in my lifetime.

What is my favourite weapon from the ancient Era?

The madu.

If I could control one of the four elements(fire, water and wind) which would it be?

Water.

What is my favourite quote?

“You only get one life, it’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” – Will Trainer

My favourite animal?

I’m not fond of animals

My nominess for the award are:

dorothee

buddy71

NaniLavandula

Yash

Trev jones

Tatterhood

My questions are:

  1. What is the most inspiring film you’ve watched?
  2. Top 4 countries you would like to visit?
  3. What do you wish to achieve through this platform?
  4. What does your creative process look like?
  5. Tea or coffee?
  6. Favourite author?
  7. What is the most absurd thing you’ve ever done?
  8. Current read?
  9. Would you rather purchase a book or borrow it from the library?
  10. Indoors or outdoors?
  11. What is your mantra?

I CHOOSE ME, ESPECIALLY ON DAYS IT HURTS THE MOST.

Happy Wednesday, I thought I would share a post I stumbled upon some time ago on Instagram by a total power house whom I adore very much, she has saved me just by her restorative words. She is a mental health activist, body positivity activist and an author. Hope you enjoy and resonate with it as much as I did. HAVE A DAY THAT MATTERS!!ūüĆą

the woman I’ve chosen to become has left me lonely and depressingly sad on some days,

most nights.

achingly lonely,

cripplingly sad.

necessarily lonely, necessarily sad but this kind of lonely, this consuming sadness that rips wide open and feeds me to the stray dogs on some noons, I would gladly choose, over and over and over again if at the end of each day, it is myself I am still proud of. If it means dying a million times to finally to be alive and joyful in this body even if for a minute, then with all the pleasure in the world I will commit to this necessary dying. this necessary lonely. this necessary crippling sadness that comes and goes through me, in me.

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STAYING ACTUATED IN THE 21ST CENTURY:

It takes someone who doesn’t fear failure and someone who can take risks. It takes resilience to not lose your integrity or change your plan when things get tough.” – Massy.arias

Ideally, I’d spend my days in a random coffee shop, writing, reading and chunking down a great vanilla iced latte. But that is far from being my reality and I think it would suck not being able to do the things that make me cringe daily.

I find staying motivated very hard, I’m the most inconsistent person I know of and trust me I’ve read books, listened to podcasts, watched motivating YouTube videos and they only work for that particular time, if it’s that good I might last a week. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one, so please join me as we try to tackle this crisis we face daily.

SELF-AWARENESS

Research proves that people who are self-aware are more creative, more confident, have stronger relationships and are better communicators. This may seem like an easy task, right? I know. I’ve always thought of self-awareness as an intrinsic thing until I watched a Ted talk by Dr. Tasha Eurich, who is an organizational psychologist, researcher and New York Times best selling author. I’ve discovered that one of the biggest myths is that we are self-aware. It was found that 95% of people feel that they are self-aware but actually aren’t and only 10-15% are. It’s obvious that we have been doing the “self-awareness” thing the wrong way. We have to start asking WHAT instead of WHY, which tackles the problem at hand and helps one reach to the solution faster than blaming the universe for whatever it is that is not working in our favor and just taking ownership. Dr. Tasha Eurich says, the search of self-awareness never stops. It’s up to us to choose to learn and grow from our mistakes and tragedies. Being self-aware helps us become more accountable for our actions and assists in knowing who you are, that way when you set your mind on doing something it’s hard to back down because you have a goal you want to reach.

Seeing people you know and love following their dreams, how can you remain uninspired? Surely you want more? Bigger? Better?

Please share ways in which you mangage to stay motivated and also your thoughts, thanks.‚ô•ÔłŹ

Picture by: juss.tee

FREE SPIRIT, WILD HEART

“Please don’t have a nice day. Have a day that matters. Have a day that’s true. Have a day that’s direct. Have a day that’s honest. A nice day? You’ll be miserable. Have a day that means something.” Harriet Lauler – The Last Word

I’ve been trying to enjoy my days recently. Having the” even if I die today I would be content” type of days, living on the edge. They simply consist of me doing things I love and being grateful above everything.

Do you ever just yearn for life’s simple pleasures. A walk in the park with the right playlist. A good read with great coffee. Sometimes I just crave human interaction, a simple organic conversation with a stranger.

Music soothes me, it makes life worth living. I might not know how you guys are doing let alone what you are going through, all I could do is hope and pray you’ll are doing fine. In addition to that I would like to share a few songs that calm me down and make me happy.(most are love songs). I hope you enjoy them, do share a few songs that make you feel like life is worth living! ‚ô•ÔłŹ

  • Bob Marley – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
  • Commodores – Nightshift
  • Diana Ross – Coming Out
  • India arie – Steady Love
  • Oleta Adams – Get Here
  • Ben E King – Stand By Me
  • Salty dog – Mama
  • Rosie Lowe – Woman

MY INTROVERT

“Utopia- A place that exists only in the imagination and where everything is perfect.”

  • I enjoy being alone, sometimes I go as far as believing I’m just like Madeline Whittier in the novel “Everything, Everything”. The only difference between myself and Madeline is that I don’t have a fatal disease, I just happen to have very strict and overprotective parents.

I’ve always been at home, haven’t traveled outside my province not even neighboring cities. So I’m not used to people as much. I recall this one incident in preschool where I was asked to stand up and say who my best friend was, I stood there for a good hour or two until my teacher gave up and told me to sit down. Entering my teenage years I found the best word I could identify with the most “INTROVERT” and it’s been that way ever since. Around the age of 14, I fell in love with literature. The first book I purchased with my savings was “The Sins Of a Father” by Jeffrey Archer. It took me two years to finish reading it, after that I bought more and more books. Currently I own 300. Novels and coffee are the only things I’d willingly spend my money on and I prefer buying them instead of borrowing from the library that way I get to keep them for the rest of my life and possibly pass them down to the next generation.

Then I got into writing, which has been a roller-coaster because I always have this feeling that maybe my writing skills aren’t good hence I’ve never shared anything I’ve written with a single soul till I decided to blog. This community is just so welcoming, honestly I feel at home here. I’m so thankful for the people who find my work interesting enough to follow me, like and comment on my stuff. I’m truly grateful…It makes me feel like I’m part of something, I belong.

MY IMPENDING STARBUCKS LOVE STORY

There is a thin line between being an ardent starbucks lover and a suker for a superlative starbucks love story.

I love love, I believe I was made from love, to love and the idea of falling in love in a place full of such aroma and luscious coffee isn’t a bad idea at all.

Unfortunately I haven’t met a guy who takes in the smell of his coffee and graciously sips it with his eyes closed with a good read patiently waiting to be cradled in his strong hands. I’m pretty sure that isn’t much to ask for, right?

So long as the over 30,000 starbucks still exists and I’m still alive there is still hope.

I HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR DAY. HAPPY SUNDAY LOVE AND LIGHTūüėČ

FINDING LOVE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Doing anything in the 21st century is a hassle and I’ve found that it’s better to write your own narrative and in most cases defying the odds. I conjured up¬†a list of 10 possibly interesting things you could do to find love in this century. Also might just start a 21st century series here, depending on the feedback I get¬†after this post. do let me know what you guys think. ENJOY!!!

1. BE EVERY LAST BIT OF VIBE YOU WANT!!

2. STARBUCKS SHOULD BE YOUR FAVOURITE HANGOUT SPOT, there will always be a riveting person you could ask to help you connect to the WIFI (even if you know how to)

3. ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT, condition yourself to constantly be on the lookout for great energy and vibe.

4. READ CONTEMPORAY YA¬†ROMANCE NOVELS, if you are failing to find love in the real world I’m sure you couldn’t fail to fall for a fictional character.

5.¬†OBSERVE! OBSERVE! don’t be afraid to look. That may be looking at butts, legs, shoulders, spacing between toes whatever¬†that it is you find interesting in the opposite gender. Personally I look at butts, there is nothing a round tight butt in suit pants can’t fix.

6. WINK AT PEOPLE YOU FIND INTERESTING, being peculiar and unprecedented is the end goal.

7. LADIES!!!!Don’t be afraid to compliment men, if you think he has a nice butt tap his shoulder and tell him, without being¬†immoderately sexual of course.

8. TAKE YOURSELF OUT ON SOLO DATES,¬†preferably places you¬†would take your date. It doesn’t hurt being familiar with the menu.

9. BE PREPARED ON DATES, always have some fun questions you and your date would enjoy. I would advise for you take them out when it gets awkward.

10. TRAVEL, the love of your life might be somewhere in AFRICA, ROME, FRANCE broaden your chances.