Beast Mode

Hey everyone!

Another Wednesday has rolled by and I’m so glad you’re here!

I’ve had a pretty good and productive week with a wealth of new knowledge. How has your week been so far?!

Tonight I wanna talk about gym life; one of my favourite things to do for fun and also for that dream body! For me, working out and being fit is the only thing that makes me feel good in my own skin. I hope to do it for as long as my body will allow!

I don’t sweat, I sparkle!

So, a few weeks ago I started doing parkrun. Check out my post about that here. I must say, it humbled me! I tell you, just because you can run a lot of kilometres on the treadmill does not mean the ground will be easier. On the treadmill, your legs are merely responding to the pull of the belt. I barely lift my legs to get going. The ground, on the other hand, is merciless! You are completely on your own and propelling yourself forward is all on you! I definately did more sweating than sparkling out there!

Look like a beauty train like a beast!

I refused to be discouraged ( even though I actually was)! So, this week I took to running outside on Monday and today to get myself ready for Saturday. I got some tips from fellow parkrunners who had to slow down to my granny pace and push me to keep going – capitalise on the downhills and straights by picking up the pace a little bit and breathe as much as possible through your nose.

Monday was gruelling but today went much better. I’m proud of myself for showing up and giving it my best and I can’t wait to see how I do this coming Saturday! I’ll let you know how it goes🙂

So I guess the lesson is very clear: Nothing that we accomplish comes easily or without hard work. Sometimes you have to go back to the drawing board and replan; It’s part of what makes life such an adventure!

Anyway, be good to yourself this week and give everything you do your very best! Thank you for popping in and I’ll see you on Sunday😘

Forward

Happy Sunday erbody!

How’s the weather in your corner of the world? It’s been raining in Joburg since last night. It’s the perfect weather for staying cooped up in bed with a good book, a stew on the stove while in the arms of a bearded Nubian King! Wow! That escelated so quickly😂

Today I’d like to share what vaguely resembles poetry, but prefer calling prose… I’ve learned this week that moving on and getting over is dependant on me and not always on outside factors. I tend to play victim a great deal of the time to excuse my own holding on…

Anyway! Here you go! Enjoy the read!

So we’ve been sitting here.

Hunched over this mess,

throwing blame back and forth as though in a tennis match.

I’m tired.

Of sitting.

Of wallowing.

Of spewing accusations at you and wiping upthrown bile from my own face.

I’m moving forward.

You’re welcome to move with me.

Or you can stay behind and wallow on your own.

As always, I appreciating your dropping by for my posts! Your support means the world to me! Have a beautiful week! I’ll see you on Wednesday😘

Touch

Good evening, dear Readers!

What a busy week it has been! Can you believe I only got home an hour ago?! Sometimes life throws all kinds of things at you and gives you very little opportunity to catch your breath. But I am grateful for a full and fulfilling life!

As some of you may know, I’m a teacher and tomorrow, I bid farewell to a group of matriculants that have a very special place in my heart. We arrived at my current school at the same time. Them, as little grade 8s with high school ahead of them and me, a new teacher to the curriculum and to the school. In many ways, we grew up together in learning and tomorrow, they leave for the big bad world!

My hope for you tonight is that you know that no matter what walk of life you come from, no matter your occupation, no matter what you do for fun or where the universe decides to place you, you have an impact on people that you will not always see. Blieve me, you have, you are, and you will touch someone’s life! So by all means, live out loud!

I appreciate your dropping by and I trust you have a fantastic, full and fulfilling week ahead! We’ll see each other again on Sunday😘

Intruders

Happy Sundays Everyone!

What a stressful week! But it’s over and it came with its rewards! I hope yours had some colour in it too🙂 Anyway, let’s get to the day’s topic!

It’s official: I am in love with South African literature❤ I especially love, Mohale Mashigo. I wrote about her debut novel, The Yearning almost a year ago. Come to think of it, I didn’t do that post justice! I adored the novel so much that I gave my copy away to a colleague I met- Bittersweet because I want to revisit that story, but I digress! Mashigo recently released a collection of short stories titled Intruders.

I seldom read more than one novel by any author, but Mashigo has stolen my heart! Her writing is alluring, her stories intriguing and her characters, all people I’d like to call my friends.

In this particular collection, she introduces the reader to a genre of literature called Afrofuturism. She, however expresses a need to tell stories that lie somewhere between a dystopian and a utopian future Africa. She explains it much more eloquently in her notes before delving into these different worlds where everything is familiar in its South African contexts but with completely different, sometimes supernatural and sometimes strange features.

That’s how she has me hanging on her every word in every story of this collection of short stories! I found myself eagerly turning the page and the next story in anticipation for how each tale will unfold all the while dreading (because short stories always tend to be too short) the end which comes all too quickly!

In a nutshell! I’m loving this novel! I’m not done yet, bu I look forward to the rest of it! Find it and give it a try!

Well, that’s all I had to share today! I’m praying for a warrior mentality this week! I hope you too resolve to reach your goals and not to surrender!

Thanks for popping in and have an awesome week, my friendlies😘

Life Lessons

Hey everyone!

How is the week going? I have been fluctuating, but I look forward to our dates so I have remained consistant in this regard if nothing else! Small mercies!

Can you believe there are 2 months left in the year?! Like I always say: Time flies whether you’re having fun or not!

Speaking of time, am I the only one who’s noticed that there is less and less time to do things lately or am I a fully fledged adult now?

This time of year gets me thinking about my life; what I have or have not yet accomplished. I guess December comes with some kind of stock take of the year. There’s a sense of finality in the air as though someone is going to check in our travel bags to see what we have done with our time. And so October feels a bit daunting as it leads up to the end of the year!

The biggest promise I made myself this year was not to experience the pain of yesteryear.

Yes!! Your worth is not defined by anyone! So stay strong in the knowledge of what you are worth! I vowed not only to know my worth but to act it out, say it out loud and own it! I’ve also come to see that no one celebrates you for doing this. After all, how will they rise if they are not standing on you slouched back? This rang true for me especially yesterday.

Finally, remember that you matter no matter what, even if you only matter to yourself and your Creator!

Well, that’s all the wise words I have for today! Keep your head up, drink your water and love yourself no matter what!

Thanks for dropping by and have a fantastic week😘

Positive Vibrations

Happy Sunday everyone! I don’t know about you but this particular week was extremely long and equally exhausting! It’s a good thing it’s over, though🙂

Remember when I shared My Afroblogger Experience ? Well I was fortunate enough to meet a fellow blogger that day and he consequently invited me to guest write on his blog for his Positive Vibrations series and mine was posted yesterday!

Please check it out,comment, like and share! I enjoy his writing too so help yourself to his other posts as well, he’s great! Enjoy the read! Here’s the link👇

https://www.wordsbyjayjay.com/2018/09/29/adulting/

Thank you so much for popping in! Have a fantastic Sunday and a beautiful week ahead! I’ll see you on Wednesday😘

I Am Many

Evening, Dear Readers!

Happy humpday! I am looking forward to the weekend and getting some rest! We’re almost there!

I love to participate in all kinds of writing challenges! I find them a great way to interact and get to know people! I found this little gem from The Godly Chic and so I am jumping on that bandwagon! Check out her blog! She always posts encouraging things just when I need them😊

Here’s a brief explanation of #IAmMany I stole from her👇

#IamMany stands for women supporting women. Women encouraging women. Women sharing their skills , their wisdom with one another. Let us be proud of all the titles that we are, because NO woman is just one thing. We are multi – faceted. We are ALWAYS many!

I am a daughter, a sister, a lover, a friend. #IAmMany: a colleague, a teacher, a musician, a singer, a strong, vibrant, beautiful, loving woman! I am nubian, a queen, fierce, God’s child! #IAmMany. I love chocolate and cooking. I am an adventurer a helper. I am here and I am many!

Ok, your turn, ladies! Comment or write your own post of all the amazing things that you are!

Thank you for popping in and enjoy what’s left of the week😘