All posts filed under: Single Word Sunday

A series featuring a post inspired by a single word, followed by a story of some sort.

So everyone's talking New Year's resolution, but who's talking about the when, the how, the now?

Now that we’ve had a week and then some to acknowledge and ‘believe’ that we’re really in 2020, lets jump right in to today’s Single Word Sunday. So it’s a new decade and with this comes the all-expected excitement and newfound inspiration to do things differently, and get it right. Whether it’s the goal of starting a business, getting in the gym or improving our vocabulary, we are urged to take a stand and change the way we do things. And granted, we all (at one point or another) will give into the hype. So much so, the cliché response to making a new years resolution is that’ll last no longer than 2 weeks. And though this is the expected response year in year out, the least you can do (differently this year) is to write it down and make it plain. And I say this because, from personal experience, the reason I never keep to whatever it is that are working towards, is due to a lack of a goal. And while I have …

You've heard it before, time is money, but here's the side you may not have thought of – TIME

These last few months have been a whirlwind for me, as I’ve experienced multiple shifts and changes to my schedule. And if there’s been a recurring theme, it’s the feeling of being robbed of having enough time. And though there’s plenty out there to support the claim that we all have the same 24 hours in a day, I felt like I was drawing the short straw every time. As my new routine has me waking up early and returning home late, I felt stretched for time and as though I was just watching time pass me by. As if this wasn’t enough, I got into the habit of forgetting I had the option of saying ‘no’ too. As a few opportunities came my way, without considering the impact or whether I was available to invest time into them, I smiled and said yes. In fact, I think it’s fair to say I was over committing and under stress by some of the places i spent my time. And as if this wasn’t enough, unknowingly …

Single Word Sunday – Begin

It must’ve been about 12:30am. As I clamber into bed and pull the duvets up my chest (with one foot out, of course), I use my arms to fluff up my duvets and aerate the covers, and I just air out what’s been on my mind. A pep talk, if you will. *Context* From the month of July, I made the decision and commitment (to myself) to begin this project and that I would press on. No matter the weather, no matter the mood, that I would continue to create. And looking back, it was brave and oh so worth it. I say this because, around that time I’d been experiencing bouts of motivation and lack thereof, and in times past, I admit, I would let this stagnate me. 7months into the year and I finally took a stand. And looking back, I’m glad that I did. *End of context* Why? Well, for several reasons but most of all, because 4 weeks in (August), I can look back on the content I created and committed …

Single Word Sunday – Gratitude

I’ve had a change of heart this past month, and it’s been with me focusing on gratitude. And granted, this isn’t the first time I’ve thought about being grateful, but I did notice a simple yet significant difference between gratefulness and ungratefulness. And I am convinced that being grateful is more of a state of mind. The difference between ungratefulness and gratitude is this – when you are grateful, you are content. You are appreciative. And you’re likely to focus on the good instead of the bad. When you’re ungrateful or you don’t take into account the things you ought to be grateful for, it’s much easier to remain on the end of spectrum where things are never enough.The end where we take stock of all that’s gone wrong and things we wished were different. “What separates privilege from entitlement is Gratitude” But if we flip the coin to the side where gratitude is customary, we find appreciation for the things we have. This includes the seemingly mundane things which we often consider the default …

Single Word Sunday – Stand

Stand firm. Stand strong. Stand boldly. As far as experience goes, if there is one thing I am now coming to terms with, it is the need to stand. And to do so, with boldness. Too often, I think we shrink ourselves in fear of standing up, or even standing tall.    As if, in a world with a levelled playing field, standing tall and appreciating the fact you rightfully occupy space is more of an offence than if you were to shrivel yourself to fit in with the status quo. Let’s change the MO Well, I don’t know about you, but I for one feel like it’s about time that MO comes to an end.  Growing up, i was always one of the tallest. Not of the girls alone, or among the boys, but in general. And though I can’t say I was always the ‘tallest’, I am grateful for never wishing away my height or ‘wishing I were shorter’ – I embraced (and continue to embrace) my feet and inches in all their …