Hello my friends! 😀 It’s officially my favourite time of year! Have you taken notice of the beautiful jacaranda trees blooming with pops of purple in the city? Do it!! Taking stock sometimes also means pausing to take notice of & smell the flowers…
And that’s what our Taking Stock posts are all about… a light, easy moment to breath, let loose & check in. 🙂
So, how are you feeling about the year nearly coming to a close? The days are racing and you might be feeling pressured that 2021 is fast-ending… I get this feeling too sometimes, and it can be overwhelming.
On the flip-side, perhaps you are feeling excited about the accomplishments & strides you’ve made this year? All power to you! (Claps.)
Nevertheless, I think there’s beauty in both sides of the coin. 🙂 October, is a good month to pause and reflect. Think about what matters to you, now. Could you still be chasing something that was important to you in January, but not anymore…?
And what does ‘finishing 2021 well’, look like to you now?
Take time to write down the things you value at this time. You might find that your goal posts have shifted. This will empower you to let go of anything not worth chasing.
And hopefully, you’ll find clarity about what you want these last 3 months of the year, to be about.
Check out this blog post>> 5 Healthy Habits To Kick-start Your Goals
On my own journey, I keep reminding myself that ‘life is a marathon, not a sprint.’ This means that I don’t need to hold myself hostage. I can be flexible, let go, or change a few things around.
I hope you’ll find the freedom to take a look at the rest of 2021 through new eyes, and where needed, to give yourself a thousand chances to start over…
Taking Stock October 2021
Craving: The achari that my brother Kanja last brought me from Mombasa. Such a sweetheart that one is! 🙂
Cooking: Up new Vlog ideas…
Drinking: Water, but missing that mixed African Masala tea!
Eating: Some version of passion fruits.
Enjoying: The blooming Jacaranda trees. 🙂
Hoping: That the ending of this year is better than the beginning… Lord knows the past few months have been heavy. Fingers crossed! 🙂
Learning: A lot about travel vlogging and YouTube. Wish me luck, because I need it!!
Have you checked out my new Vlog on YouTube? Although, I have only one travel video out at the moment, but we’ll get there… Baby steps.
In the meantime check it out HERE and please SUBSCRIBE. Thank you! 😀
Listening: To a playlist called Mellow Days on Apple Music; it’s divine & soulful.
Looking: Forward to finishing my Covid-19 vaccination; 1 down, 1 to go!
Have you gotten your vaccination done yet? How was your experience?
Making: Peace with where I am at.
Missing: That Creamy Inn ice cream! 😀
Noticing: That a stillness Yoga practice takes as much willpower, (if not more) as a physically intense class.
Try this 15 minute Yoga With Adriene Stillness For Stress virtual Yoga Class.
Praying: For God to bless my loved ones.
Reading: A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin. I am 3 years’ into his book series and still going strong! 😀
Thinking: About how grateful I am for what I do. God, thank You.
Wanting: To go on many memorable trips. 🙂
Watching: Red Table Talks episodes on Facebook. The Alicia Keys’ episode was a winner for me! 🙂
Wishing: For a drone & better regulations around owning/operating a drone in this country.
Working: On the Lamu travel series.
>>Look out for part 2 of the Lamu Series coming out next week. 🙂
Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed this Taking Stock post, and will pause to smell the flowers. 🙂
I would love to hear from you! Do leave a comment down below & I’ll be certain to respond.
Until the next one…
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