“Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.”
― Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things
Beautiful quotes like this makes my heart sigh. It’s like knowing that everything is ok and that you’re not crazy for feeling the way you are.
I was caught up in thinking how the past me would judge the current me so badly because I am so far from where I thought I would be now. But then my friend reminded me that people change and that’s ok. My 19 year old self had no way of knowing how my life would play out for the many years to come. Change is uncomfortable but I’m getting comfortable with the discomfort.
Inward by Yung Pueblo
I admit, I have slightly cheated with this because it’s more-so a collection of poems than a book, which makes it an incredibly quick read. Nevertheless, I still wanted to share this since it is filled with gems of wisdom.
I’ve followed Yung Pueblo on Instagram for a while now. Not sure how I stumbled upon his work, but he is definitely an underrated poet on social media. All of his poems include messages that every single one of us need to hear right now. Here are a few of my favourites from his Instagram feed.
This is a prime example of how I like to take photos of weird things. There was a gorgeous view of the ocean right on the other side of this. But no, I decided to turn around and take this instead. My favourite thing about photography is being able to show the beauty in things that people usually disregard.
Gold Digger – Kanye West and Jamie Foxx
This is extremely random and completely unlike me. The song literally just came up as I was listening to an old ‘favourites’ playlist of mine on the way to the gym. It made me smile so I thought I’d put this in.
That is it! Have an awesome week everyone!
I hope everyone’s had a great week! (By everyone I mean the 4 readers that I actually have.) I personally have had a pretty productive one. Finally beginning to get out of my little blogging rut, but let’s not speak too soon…
“The moment you accept yourself, you become beautiful.”
This actually has an interesting story behind it. One day, probably around the beginning of August 2017, I was getting a drink from a local coffee shop. They usually put up inspirational quotes on their wall, but I never noticed it until this one magical day. I was at the beginning of my spiritual journey and I was feeling quite crappy body image wise at the time. Whilst waiting for my drink, I looked up and saw this exact quote from Osho. I think I froze for a minute and smirked because I couldn’t believe how appropriate it was for me. Since then, I’ve read multiple books by Osho, and many more from all the wonderful writers out there in this spiritual realm. Continue reading “Weekly Snapshot 20.01.18”
Hello my lovelies. I want to start this new ‘series’ where I list out a few of my favourites for the week. I’m not very good at explaining it so just read on…
Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it go.
— Nikita Gill
I feel like my subconscious resonated to this quote so much because I just got my wisdom tooth taken out earlier this week. It’s actually funny how relatable it is to my poor gums right now.
Anyway, this quote is incredibly powerful in its simplicity. It focuses on the need for us to heal ourselves and move the heck on. To not dwell on things that no longer serve us. Perhaps that’s a nice reminder for all of us to leave the past behind at the beginning of this new year. Our past does not define us. Continue reading “Weekly Snapshot 13.01.18”
I’ve always been a massive reader my whole life. I make the effort to spend some time reading every night before bed no matter what. I love when I lose myself in the story, like how you would watching a film. Books have opened up numerous worlds to me, whether they may be imaginative or spiritual ones. I know not many people enjoy reading nowadays, or struggle to find the time to do so, which I think is a massive shame. I want to start writing book reviews, in hopes that by sharing ones that have offered me vast insight, it might inspire you to expand your horizons through the literary world. So here are a few of my favourites that I’ve read this past year. Continue reading “2017 Book Roundup.”
I recently got rid of a lot of unnecessary things in my life, anything ranging from clothes, items, habits, to toxic people. What surprised me was how much relief I got afterwards. Not only did my living space seem much more open and decluttered, I physically felt lighter. It was as if the weight of all the things that no longer served me were dragging me down previously. I realised how much time and money I had been spending on non-essential items. Instead of going on another shopping trip during my free time for no reason other than pleasure, I can save up that money to travel and broaden my horizons. I now use my time more wisely doing things that either contribute to my overall well-being or expand my knowledge. Continue reading “Letting Go.”