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Sunshine Blogger Award

It’s that time of the week, dear readers! I’m so glad you could join me today! I hope you are having an awesome week! Yours trully is back at work and loving every minute of it (sue me! I love my job, OK?!)

I haven’t been nominated for an award in a while so I’m so grateful to Charlie Dee for this nomination! If you like all things sunshine and positivity and if you love to engage with other bloggers then get your butt over to her blog! She’s really great! Thank you for the nomination and for all those cool tags on Twitter!

About the Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given by bloggers to their peers to honor fellow bloggers who inspire and spread positivity through their blogs.

Rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site.
  2. List the Sunshine Blogger Award rules and display the logo on your site
  3. Answer the Sunshine Blogger Award questions.
  4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  5. Notify the nominees about their nominations

Questions from Charlie Dee

1. Which of your blog posts is your favourite?

Without a doubt, Sweet Embrace is my favourite. It was the first time I wrote something resembling poetry and it truly captured where my heart was at at the time. To this day, when I go back to this post, my heart flutters and I remember that moment… sigh

2. What is your favorite food?

I love Mexican food! Those who have had Mexican food from Mexico and the States tell me that South African Mexican food doesn’t come close! One day I want to try it!

3. What is your favourite colour?

Green! All shades of green! not just for the nature reasons but just because, well, it’s green!

4. Do you have a secret talent?

It’s not much of a secret but it’s my go-to talent when the question is raised. I play the guitar and I also sing. I think of it more as a hobby or even a skill than talent, though! “Talent” carries with it such a pressure to be amazing and I’d rather not prove it, lol!

5. Which season is your favorite?

I’m a winter baby, but I love Spring and Summer. I love long days, heat, summer dresses, and ice-cold drinks. It’s just a less heavy time of the year and it feels like I’m on holiday all the time! Also, the trees are greener and the flowers are blooming!

6. What song would be your theme or anthem?

I don’t know how you choose just one song! there is so much music out there! John Mayer is my guy any day of the week, though and I also love the Muffinz, a South African band, but if the lyric resonates with where I’m at in life at the time, if the guitar lick is good and the harmonies sweet, if a song is light-hearted and makes me smile at the wonder of the world, then that is my anthem – well, at least until the next best thing comes along!

7. Who is your favorite celebrity

I fluctuate with this one too, actually. I like a celebrity that seems to be nice to meet. I like my celebrity captivating in one way or another. If they embody an aspect I would like to be or am already, then they are my celebrity!

8. Do you have a favorite book?

Mohale Mashigo, The Yearning. Mashigo writes stories that are captivating and characters you wish you could be friends with. A sadness came over me when I finished this novel because I could no longer immerse myself in these people and their lives…

9. Do you have a favorite movie?

Definitely Finding Nemo. A father that would ride in the belly of a whale, swim with turtles, hop on the tops of jellyfish and befriend sharks all in the name of rescuing his son? I mean, what’s not to love?!

10. Do you have a series you’re binging on right now?

Not right now, but I did just finish binging Big little Lies and Good Trouble. I also need to catch up on Suits.

11. What is the one thing you love most about blogging?

I love talking and sharing and I tend to do a lot of both! It started as a pass time almost 10 years ago and I have been talking ever since!

My nominees:

You! Yes, you! If you’re reading this then get in on this! I’m supposed to nominate just 11 other bloggers, but there are too many of you that inspire me to be a better blogger so I choose to extend this invitation to all of you who would like to participate! Besides, there’s never a limit to sunshine and positivity so get on board!

Questions from me:

  1. Which of your blogs is your favorite and why?
  2. How long does it take you to finish and post a blog post?
  3. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
  4. What do you do for fun?
  5. How do you self soothe?
  6. What is the one thing you can’t go a day without?
  7. What inspires your posts?
  8. What’s your favorite clothing item?
  9. What is the one thing you would spend money on regardless of the cost?
  10. Tomato sauce (ketchup) on the side or over your chips (fries)?
  11. If you had one more day to live, what would you do for that day?

I’ll  chat you guys soon! Keep smiling😘

am writing, Love & War, Ramblings

Body Love

Hey Everyone!

Is it just me or did Wednesday come way too quickly? Sunday was just the other day!

Anyway, so in South Africa, it is Women’s Month and Marie Claire is doing a nude issue to get women talking about loving their bodies as they are!

Now, you know by now that if there is a hashtag I like on Twitter, I will definately share it with you🙂 check out the most recent one here

Well, this one is #DearBody and women are using this hashtag to write love letters to their bodies!

I love this idea because we spend too much time criticising our bodies, putting them through hunger and too much working out all so we can be whatever the media has decided is sexy. I find it demoralising and stressful!

Anyway! Here is my love letter to my body!

#DearBody

I’m sorry for all the times I called you fat or ugly. You don’t deserve such names. You are strong and you have been good to me and I appreciate that

If you want to see what other women are saying about their own bodies, check out my Twitter Moment👇 , search the hashtag #DearBody or just follow me there in Twitterville!

Have a beautiful day and thanks for popping in!

am writing, Love & War, Prose, Ramblings, Soul Stuff

Ticked

“When I’ve ticked all the boxes, I’ll be happy,” she resolved.

But what if happiness lies in the journey and not the boxes ticked?

am writing, Looking Forward To, Nifty Tricks, Prose, Ramblings

Ahead

No alarm clock had a hand in waking her up this morning.The crack around her bedroom doorframe was the only indication that the day had begun. It is officially the first day of school break. As she stretched in bed, she thought of the day that stretched ahead. All the possibilities, all the choices that are hers to make lay ahead. It was gonna be a good day filled with little adventures. And she was looking forward to it.

am writing, Looking Forward To, Nifty Tricks, Ramblings, Soul Stuff

Looking Forward To

I think the world is full of things that frustrate us, things that make us angry, make us cry, make us wonder what in the world we are in this world for! But it is full of beautiful things too. Things that elate us, make our hearts skip a beat and smile at its wonder.

The latter is what I want to focus on this week, maybe even longer than this week – only the things that are good because, every day, there is something to #lookforwardto

I hope you’ll accompany me on this journey…