The year has ended! Okay, that’s a bit too dramatic but you get what I mean? Are people in your neighbourhood putting up their Christmas trees, playing that ABBA or Philly Bongole Lutaya music yet? Are Hallmark movies with the Christmas plot showing yet? It`s business as usual where I live, sadly!
I am excited about Christmas this year. I am over 2022 already!! What a long year this has been! How many lives do we have to endure such a year? Are we cats? Don`t answer that.
t even get me started on the Queen`s death and black Twitter. From me to you, happy new year!!
Let`s dive into my August:
Making: time to be present in moments. I took a mini social media hiatus that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Eating: gonja crisps, crisps, sandwiches, sausage rolls and chocolates. Please do not comment on my waistline when you next see me. I will not be kind! Hahaha!
Drinking: tea and water. I will forever live for tea and water.
Reading: Beneath the Lion`s Gaze by Maaza Mengiste (A book club read), Honey and Spice, a steamy African romance by Bolu Babalola. Does this have a reading slump written all over it? You bet. I am still trying to get out of it.
Wanting: money and travel. Top ranking wants on my wants list.
Wasting: no time on things that don`t bring me joy.
Wishing: for travel. If travel knew how much I loved her, she would come to me with ease because what is this wanting??
Wondering: about life. All we do is work, work and work some more.
Hoping: to do all things on my to-do lists. Honestly, some days it feels like I have less than 24 hours a day.
Marvelling: at the energy, we have as humans to get up each day no matter how hard yesterday was. What are we high on?
Smelling: a breakthrough. The wait is made easy when you`re full of hope and drenched in expectation.
Wearing: my hair in dreadlocks. Though lately, I`m entertaining thoughts of cutting them.
Following: writers. The best thing I have done in a long time. So much wisdom in the mundane things writers do. haha!!
Noticing: how I have been dreaming SMALL!! There is more out there and I want it.
Knowing: that not everything on the internet will make me happy.
Bookmarking: excerpts from the books I`m reading.
Feeling: grateful and awakened. Grateful for the year is coming to an end soon. Awakened to how much I can do each day. Being young is a privilege.
Song dedication: See what the Lord has done by Nathaniel Bassey. This song is so beautiful and powerful!!
Cheers to new beginnings.
Happy New month! Happy new year!!
6 thoughts on “Taking Stock 41”
Yeeesssssssss being young is such a privilledge.. may we live our youthful days unreservedly ….
Yess to the breakthroughs…
He is Baal Perazim.
I’m scared of Christmas. The elders my end refer to ageing as ‘seeing Christmases’. And the idea of growing has been disturbing to me. So much anxiety.
Oh no! I hope the anxiety passes with time. Christmas to me is all about family. I spend so much time with them that i don’t get during the year.
I should spend time with them
I hope you get to do it!