When I visited the British Virgin Islands not too long ago I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people who chose to sun themselves au natural and go skinny dipping.
It seems that Europeans are not as uptight when it comes to sex and nudity as we are but then again you’re more likely to see a naked person on European TV and less likely to see a lot of violence like people getting shot or blown up.
Today far too many people feel that they should have a “model” body like those on the front cover of Men’s Health or Health magazine but the reality is that most of us don’t have the time to try and “obtain” perfect bodies. Dove found this out and uses everyday people for their ads to much acclaim.
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Last year, I was very young. I thought I knew what I wanted for certain and boy was I wrong. Like Melody says in this beautiful article, “…it has to be said that what most people think they want and what they actually want are almost never the same thing.”
It’s time to set my priorities straight. They say that if you make a public confession, you are bound to achieve that which you claim. Now dear readers,
I confess to myself albeit publicly to achieve at least half of this list by the time I clock 26 yrs. If you have a bucket list as well, please share. It will easier to go through it…for all of us.
Here is the bucket list I made last year…
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Do you remember I told you some time ago about my friend who dropped out of high school? She tried to get back on track and I tried to help her but I didn’t always handle it so well.
And yet, here I am, assuming the role of advice-giver on the subject. Because I’ve learned how to deal with it. The best she probably could have done was just taking an online course and get ready for her GED exam.
But, the point of discussion here isn’t going to be how do you do deal with failure?” The question is should you deal with it at all?”
Why not use avoidance as a strategy? It’s an idea that some swear by, so let’s discuss it.
Some people suggest that you shouldn’t think about your failure— considering it a waste of energy — energy that’s better invested in creating promising future. And you should avoid people who remind you about it.
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When someone tells me to “live every day like it’s my last day”,
I tend to think about ME.
I think… What could I do to make myself happy? Right now. In this moment. But, is my last day really about me? Think about it from an outside perspective. Let’s say you’ve been given one week to live. I think I would focus on education.
I know it sounds strange but …listen, if I could learn more I would pass on my knowledge to other people. I know so many people who quit high school that are now in their 30-ies but they’re afraid of going back to school. But there are wonderful GED schools that they can attend, right?
Opportunity knocks but once. You must have heard of this proverb. It’s absolutely true. In this phase of globalization, many people think that there are several chances that have opened up in the market, which they can select from in order to advance their career in the desirable field.
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How do you live in the now and yet plan for the future? What happens when unexpected road blocks come your way?
These are questions that have run through my mind for a while now. To say that, I have been greatly humbled with the turn of events in my life these past few weeks is an understatement.
For you who are regular readers here, you may have noticed my irregular posting schedule recently. Honestly, I have found myself asking , “where does time go?”
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Do you remember the first time you did something new?
There is always something utterly fascinating with doing something for the first time. The anticipation keeps the heart beating a bit faster.
The imagination runs wild creating scenarios of what will/ should happen. Often times, what you had imagined does not always play out as you thought.
I remember vividly many times I did something for the first time. I didn’t know I was short-sighted until, I was about 15-years-old. The first time, I wore spectacles I thought I was literally walking on air.
It was so awkward really, everything seemed so clear and high. I had to take a couple of minutes to get my footing right. It felt like I was visiting earth for the first time.
These past few days, I am having a field day pouring through my journal and reliving my first times in life.
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When was the last time you wrote a letter? Even, wrote a letter to yourself?
I got this idea from a new friend Noch Noch, she is an amazing writer. She wrote her to 16-year-old self a letter as a way of letting go of the past. And it struck me as a great way of dealing with my past too.
Looking Back… My memory does not qualify as excellent, I rarely remember anything after I have written it down. So, In order to understand the issues I was dealing with as a 16-year-old. I went back to my very first journal.
Going through my journal has been such a great experience. I have laughed so hard, am crying now. Seriously, what used to worry me 8 years ago, has never crossed my mind, not even once.
It will be an interesting opportunity to write to my younger self, and tell her never to take life seriously. In a perfect world, my future 30-year-old, would write me a letter and tell me, “everything is going to work out”. Wouldn’t that be great?
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The best laid plans don’t always go as planned.
That’s the way life goes and it only wise to go with the flow.
It’s been forever since I posted often here, and I miss it so much. When I write the world fades away and all that remains is…well, an enchanted world all creative souls resonate to.
I have been greatly inspired by the amazing Matt Cutts who did an inspiring Ted Talk a long while back. Ever since I heard of the 30 day challenge I was intrigued.
The challenge is exactly that a challenge.
And when I participated in Tom Baker ‘s 30 days of blogging honesty. I learnt so much about myself, met such cool people and generally had a lot of fun. I did it and I yearn to do it again now.
However, this time I will do it alone. Something like the Eat,Pray, Love journey popularized by Elizabeth Gilbert. A soul pilgrim. A challenge of the heart and mind.
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I always felt like I was living a double life. The school part and the extra-curricular part. At that time we had almost 8 compulsory subjects to learn. That would be examined after the four years of high-school.
More than half of these subjects were science oriented or some other technical stuff. We had no choice but to follow the system. It was horrific for me.
Chemistry and Mathematics were my worst subjects. What’s with all those numbers? Even now, I shudder when I remember those days in the chemistry lab. I swear my teacher was speaking Greek. To kill the boredom. I always carried a novel that I read under the desk.
Luckily, since I knew my weakness, I capitalized on my strengths..literature and humanities. Happy to report that my efforts averaged the unmentionable grades I got in the sciences and mathematics. Passing exams was kind of compulsory.
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This month started with a challenge. I was determined to do random acts of kindness and blog post as often as possible. The plan was simple and it all started beautifully. (The Plan is Still On)
It’s so exciting to try out a new project as life conspires to help you. Allow me to digress,if you are a regular reader of this blog. You know that reading is my secret obsession. I love books. I love to read. Anyway, it was in one of my books Soul Power that I came across the Nairobi Meditation Center.
The author explained how she loved her visit to Nairobi. How the meditation center calmed her. And the impeccable timing she found herself in Nairobi. Like most of my friends, we didn’t know there was a meditation center in our country. Frankly, the thought had never crossed our minds in any way.
As I read the book, something in me was growing and tugging at my stomach. I had to find the meditation center. And the search commenced. Thankfully, one of my good friends managed to trace it. The center is literally by the road side, somewhere I have passed by countless times but have never even noticed it.
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