Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Project 52 - APRIL

// Easter seems so long ago. Our church had it's annual women's workshop and it was truly glorious being surrounded by such spirituality and female comrades in Christ.

// Saw my long time friend as she's nursing a rather large booboo of sorts.

// Birthday girl got calls from sweet friends that let me know I'm loved and appreciated <3

// My workplace is getting ready for May, sneak peek at this year's slogan!

 Meanwhile, as I fight the never ending semester. Check out the previous months of my project 52!

= Project 52 =
+ January
+ February
+ March

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Reverse Bucketlist

= Rode on a horse.

= Gave my heart to Christ and became a baptised Christian.

= Went on my first Hike.

= Started my intended BA degree.

= Had my writing published locally, regionally and internationally.

= Became a locally known performance poet.

= Was a Model in a runway show.

= Stood in a slave pen.

= Washed my face in fresh cold river water, at a river, at midday.

= Went on an island tour.

= Visited one of the near by uninhabited neighbouring islands.

= Taught people to read.

= Went dolphin watching.

In a reverse bucket list one celebrates the things that they have done and not so much the things one plans to do. I think this is wonderful for it is easy to forget the places we have excelled and dwell instead in our shortcomings. I will admit however, that compiling this list made me all the more excited to finish uni and have time for more adventures. :)

This is my entry to the circle, it is up late because for some reason it didn't post.

Pace. Love. Celebrate Accomplishments

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Musing :: Mind : Pressed Down and Shaken Together

 Lunch menu
Food:boiled sweet potato green banana, Irish potato, stewed pumpkin and fried chicken in a seasoned sauce.
Drink: Grapefruit juice

 I was afforded another opportunity to see one of my friends. She's been ill some time now and it has rendered her mobility limited for the time being so the chances of us going out are zero.

At long last i was able to visit and sup together with her. We caught up liked our wounds and praised our God. It was beautiful and I think we both needed it. One of the things I love about this friend is her laughter. It is SO big! Like my own.. We've seen each other dangling on what seemed like the edge of the earth for almost two decades, with the edge of the earth being a different colour of terrific every time.

I say terrific tapping into both it's old meaning and it's new. Fascinating isn't it? How a word that once meant full of terror now is acquainted with good surprises. I feel it is a testament to the way adversity shapes us. It was good to be in the company of another woman who could celebrate the verse: 'no weapon formed against me shall prosper. ' (Isaiah 54:17) Another woman who has seen you live the proof of this truth.

The sun came up on me fighting to finish a late assignment, rose to the middle of the sky with me running to her house, descended on our laughter and was gone as I ran home to make it to a class.

It was good to be gone that day, even for just a few hours it was good to exist in a space where we could remind each other that our laughter can be just as big as our problems dare to be. Also that giant cloud cross in the sky was encouraging too.

Peace. Love. Laugh Big.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

My Birthday Wishlist 2015

 Everything is from modcloth except number 7 which I actually really want.

I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what I want for my birthday this year. I figure, I make a list every year, even if it's just eye candy, so why break the trend this year? I will be at work this year yet again for my birthday but I take solace in the fact that it will be a Friday.

I don't know if it's because I've been so busy but I just can't think of anything material.

Things I Really Want for My Birthday

// An off island vacation
// To be done with school already
// Laughter with my friends
// pizza, this cake and a pint of cookies and cream ice cream to eat all by myself.

Be warned, I intend to have all the food I mentioned. Even if I dont succeed I'm going to make a well good effort!

For more of my birthday wish list over the years check out 2014 and 2013 I must admit I'm a bit embarrassed to realise I never got not one of those thing but to be fair school is a pocket trainer. Honestly my list from last year was pretty boss. I think I'd rather one of the things on last years list instead of all of the things on this one! haha Still, making this collage was a nice break from writing my essay :) Well, back to it, off I pop!

Peace. Love. Ice cream.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Musing :: NOTD : Speckled Easter Eggs

This really should have gone up earlier but connectivity problems and all so do forgive. Anywho, I've finally gotten around to painting my nails a none neutral. I'd been doing that for just about the last three months. It was easiler that way during practicum, aint nobody got time for painting their nails when you're trying to be amazing on purpose. I mean, it's one thing to be amazing when you don't know it's happening but when you're trying to be purposeful about it?! Forget nerves! I know they've already chipped but what ya gonna do?

When i first did this look I hated it.I got this bottle of dotted top coat polish (which is what I'm calling it cause i don't know the actual term) months ago and have been so anxious to try it out but didn't know what i wanted to peer it with at the time. Nobody ever tells you how hard it is to get those speckles out of a bottle of clear liquid polish thingy they're submerged in!

It's Easter and I'm very excited! I like to think of it as Christmas. A calendared time when we religious lot celebrate the most amazing sacrifice.

Also there are Easter eggs. I don't have any, the two i did manage to score i gave away to students while being amazing haha Ah only my stomach regrets it not my heart so it's okay ultimately :)

How are you celebrating the Easter Season  if at all?

Peace. Love. He Is Risen!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

That Time I Went on a Local Mini Road Trip Adventure!!! : WWIM 2015

There is this saying that once you decide on something, once you put it out into the universe, the entire universe conspires to bring it to you. The law of attraction I believe. It was seven days after my post about road trip wear when my friend Grenada Soul Adventure brought to my attention that the Sunday to follow was to be capitalised for worldwide instagram meet ups. In short it means instagram users come together in one location and take a tone of photos!

I jumped at the opportunity and couldn't be more thrilled! Lord knows i needed it after having my brain occupied by nothing but school and work for as long as I have, I was starting to feel like my soul was being eaten away little by little again, a common instance for creative first to live in tidy circumstances for extended periods of time I suspect.

Of course the day came around and my super human shyness kicked in bringing with it anxiety but I pushed through that bad boy and man am I glad of it!

I found myself in the midst of a crew of educated photographers (and there I am with my cellphone and it's bad battery! haha) Equipped with snacks we drive along my side of the island. The side where I can see the ocean the entire way. I felt like my core was being watered by the very sight of the sea.

We got to our first location and immediately gravitated to the view. How small one feels when you look out at an expanse of beautiful living things from on high. How reminded we are that we are small... that the beauty we see in ourselves and each other everyday is just a tiny reflection of a much larger cycle of life.

Our next stop was one of the many beautiful riversides in my country. At the riverside is a huge part of our culture. So many families met and got to know each other in the days before electricity as their mothers gathered to wash clothes, children gathered to be bathed or to help with spreading clothes broad upon river stones and sneak away to play. When you sit by the riverside you sit in direct connection with heritage.
We soon ran off to try and catch a sunset but that was uneventful, that sun can really kick it into gear! Instead we stopped at a rocky side shore along the road side and saw her leave us from there.

 Reminded that the sun, like the joys, sorrows and hopes for tomorrow, whisper us promises of a future worth waking up to meet.

Thank you to Andy Johnson Photography for is awesome captures! Also to Grenada Soul Adventurer for the invite and to frostduncan for that beautiful shot of me on the rocks! As for what I wore on that day well, you can't much see it here but more on that to come!

My bones already rattle for a next adventure, i suppose such is always going to be the case and I'll never get truly  rid of the feeling.

Peace. Love Adventure.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

20 Struggles ONLY Bloggers Know

When you really want a new blog template but you just cant find the one. You know what you want, maybe minimalist but colourful, maybe colourful but minimalist, three side bar on each side, right price, yes that one but in another colour  and in another price.

When the blogespher loves a trend that you do not, this was me with peplum guys

When the blogespher loves a trend that you have no access to like oh i dunno Macaroons, which by the way, i've never even seen in my life.

When the blogespher are all suddenly reading the same book but you don't really want to per se cough cough girl boss cough cough.

When you want to do an outfit post but realise you have no clothes and you're not bout that go buy it just to take pictures of it life.

When you write a post but you're not done editing it but you forgot it was scheduled or you click the publish button by mistake and you've got to take it down super fast or leave it up because people have seen it already and now you've got to figure out what to do for next week's post spot where that one was supposed to be.

When you see something in public that you really want to take pictures of or next to but people are looking at you funny and you live in a small town so you become that girl.

When you tell people you're a blogger and they haven't heard of blogging and you are the one looking at them funny because hello it's a whole universe out there where have you been?

When you want to comment on an amazing post but you have no idea what to say because it reached you so deep and was so profound and you don't want to insult it with the generic 'omg great post!' but at the same time you don't want to not comment and look like a horrible follower.

When you have a great post but no picture that represents the true soul of it.

When people who know you that you didn't tell about your blog find your blog out of the blue and are like omg I found your blog!

When you think of the perfect blog post but forget it by the time you sit down to write.

When you have this fantastic idea for a blog post and you write it and you look through your bloglovin' stream and one of your favourite bloggers writes about it and it's awesome and now you feel guilty because you don't want to look like a copy cat.

When your new favourite blog is not on bloglovin'

When one of the bloggers that is your inspiration comments on your blog and you're just like Yes, everything IS awesome.

When you follow your favourite blogger on social media and everything is brought across in such perfect synchronization down to colour and theme and it just makes you feel very synthetic and is this even a real person, how are their messes even neat and colour co-ordinated??

When you only post once a week and you feel like a failure or when you post three or more times a week for months and you're like yes, I am ingenious.

When you comment on a bloggers blog and they comment on yours and they're so damn cool and you just click and you feel like instant blogger besties but your real life friends just don't get it and keep reminding you that you haven't even met yet chill it's not that serious but it totally is.

When the world gets hyped over a blogger you've been following forever and you feel all hypster proud about it.

When a commenter comments/emails/reaches out to you and tells you something you wrote really meant a lot to them and you just melt into a vat of touched goop.

 Is it just me?

Peace. Love.Blog On!
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