Hello December! 😀 Can you feel it in the air? There’s a refreshing sense of optimism & joyous freedom that comes with this season… And on today’s Taking Stock post, we’re leaning into the December feels, unapologetically so! Are you in?
A Time to let go… creating space for the new.
As the year 2021 quickly comes to a close, it feels like the perfect timing to think through what it means to ‘create space.’
What is cluttering your life? Perhaps it’s your mind, closet, belongings or the situations you find yourself in…? Maybe it’s time to let some things go. And what better time than now, before the start of a new year?
You’ve probably heard this before: ‘a closed fist can’t take anything new.’ Hence, it’s only in letting go, that we can create space to receive the new.
Take time to think about the things that might be cluttering your heart/mind or life. For your material things, go ahead and make a 3-way list of things: to keep, to throw away and to donate.
This could also apply to habits or negative thought patterns that are not serving you/your goals. Are your negative thoughts limiting your potential? Are you in a dead-end job or relationship?
If you take the time to reflect honestly, the answers to these questions could help create space in a big way.
Admittedly, my mind has been feeling cluttered lately. Consequently, this affects my ability to write. I have been taking time to do some reflecting of my own, as I challenge myself to courageously take the steps needed to make space. Thus, the timing couldn’t have been better for this taking stock post. 🙂
I hope this has given you something to think about. Moreover, I hope that it will clear the path to a good year end, plus a fresh start for your 2022; God willing.
Will you be brave enough? And what are you letting go of this December? I’d love to hear about it, in the comments’ section below.
Taking Stock December: A Time To Breathe & Go With The Flow!
Buying: Ice cream on a cone soon. Because, cheap thrills!
Craving: Ice cream. Ha! 😀
Cooking: More like attempting to make baked potato fries? Wish me luck.
Drinking: Hibiscus tea.
Eating: Mangoes! ‘Tis the season! 😀
Enjoying: December! Plus the rains, for making this city less dusty.
Feeling: Happy for my friend Eric who just started a new wedding photography business called Treasured Moments. They currently have a free Engagement Shoot offer. Check them out Here. *wink wink*
Also, tell your friends, to tell their friends about it!! 😀
Hoping: This year ends well. Prayers Up.
Learning: How to stop worrying about the things that are out of my control.
Listening: To a playlist combination of all the music on my Shazam list and I love it here! 😀
Current song playing: Smile by V. Bozeman Featuring Timbaland.
- Check out this blog post with the Ultimate Road-trip Playlist.
Looking: Forward to spending quality time with family this Christmas. 🙂
Making: Space. 🙂
Missing: My family.
Noticing: How cathartic these Taking Stock Posts feel to write. God willing, let’s have more of such moments in 2022.
Praying: For this month and year to end well for all of us. May we experience better & happier times.
Reading: Desert Flower, an autobiography by Warris Dirie, for the second time.
I didn’t hit my reading goal this year though, yikes.
How was it for you?
Thinking: About decluttering my closet.
Wanting: To get out of town for a while. 🙂
Watching: The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals on Netflix.
- Add Colin Kaepernick’s: Colin in Black and White to your watchlist (if you haven’t already). Ava DuVernay sure knows how to create good TV, while also driving necessary conversations about race and culture. I loved it!
Wishing: For our African governments and tourism ministries to finally realise the potential that lies within. Visa-Free travel for Africans and affordable flights within the region would certainly go a long way!
Working: On that ‘out of town’ idea. Anyone in need a house-sitter out of Nairobi? I am your person. 😀
Thank you for reading my dear friends, I hope you enjoyed our last 2021 Taking Stock Post.
And many thanks to you for being a part of our 2021 journey! It has been a great pleasure!
I would love to read from you; leave a comment down below, with your inputs and/or feedback!
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EricDecember 10, 2021 at 12:32 pm
You are too kind Marion. Thank you for the shout out. I totally appreciate it.
Scrapbook JourneysDecember 13, 2021 at 7:14 am
My pleasure Eric! And all the very best on your business!!
KuhiDecember 9, 2021 at 6:38 pm
If it is out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too… I needed to hear this today
Scrapbook JourneysDecember 13, 2021 at 7:15 am
I am glad to hear it Kuhi! Thank you for reading! 🙂
ShixDecember 9, 2021 at 2:53 pm
W – waiting for Christmas so I can spend quality time with my family
As usual awesome read
Scrapbook JourneysDecember 13, 2021 at 7:15 am
Hahaha! I love it and can’t wait!!! 😀