Taking Stock June: Set Yourself Up For Greatness!

Taking Stock

Hello and Happy New Month my friends! 😀 Wow we’ve made it through 5 months of 2022! Let’s start this one off with a Taking Stock post, shall we?

As you may have noticed, we’ve been on a hiatus here on Scrapbook Journeys… And it feels good to be back; a little scary to be honest- but good all the same. Scary because some part of me feels like I may have forgotten what it means to write here… However, I am soldiering through that fear and doing it anyway! 🙂

I think this is the perfect time for us to pause and take stock of the year 2022 so far. Hopefully, that knowledge will offer us some insights into how to make the rest of this year great… 

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When Taking Stock: Apply Grace Without Judgement

Taking stock can be a personal journey, as you go back to review your progress on the goals and commitments you set for yourself when the year began.

I believe that the key to taking stock, is approaching the process without judgement. Be kind to yourself. Allow yourself to acknowledge the areas where you might need change things up and to improve.

Most importantly, take note of your wins and achievements. Celebrate them, no matter how small. 🙂

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Redefine What Greatness & Success Means To You…

Ask yourself: have my values changed? Perhaps your goal posts have changed too… What does success mean to you now?

Taking the time to explore these questions without judgement, gives you the freedom to be honest and true to yourself. We are constantly growing and evolving; taking stock helps reconcile and bring clarity to who we are becoming vs. who we’ve been.

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For instance, when the year began, my goal was to blog every single week with a few breaks in between. However, as the year progressed, it became imperative that I prioritise my mental wellness. That meant taking a break from blogging to recharge and redefine what’s important. This also freed me up to zone in on some of the other commitments I’d made. 

Even as I write this, I am learning to pace myself, while also giving my best in everything I commit to. 

Take some time to reflect on the past 5 months…

  • What lessons have you learned about yourself this year?
  • How can you change things up to make the rest of 2022 a great year for you?
  • How is your idea of success tied to other people’s expectations and values?
  • And what does greatness look like for you?  
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I believe in you. You are doing an amazing job, and you have what it takes to make this your best year yet. Cheers to all of us, and cheers to an incredible second half of 2022! 😀

Taking Stock June 2022

Buying: A new journal. Any leads on some good options?

Craving: Mixed African tea with milk. But then, lactose. 🙁

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Cooking: Up some road trip ideas…

Check out and bookmark this blog post on: 5 Ideas For A Fun Day Trip Out Of Nairobi

Drinking: Cucumber water today.

Eating: Mabuyu and Achari (thank God for my dear brother Kanja 😀 ).

Enjoying: My short platinum blond hair.  

Feeling: Peaceful.

Hoping: For a brilliant rest of the year.

Learning: How to pace myself and check in regularly.

If you are in a similar space, you might want to check out this quiz that I found on Oprah.com: How to Get Unstuck

Listening: To a heartwarming acoustic music playlist on Apple Music.

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Looking: Forward to traveling more in this second half of 2022.

Making: Lists of fun things I want to try out.

How are you going to add more fun to your life?

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Missing: My swimming classes. Can’t wait to get back to it and finally perfect my freestyle, plus learn the backstroke. I like how swimmers make it all look so easy. 🙂

Noticing: How much I enjoy watching F1. I am about one heartbeat away from becoming a Formula One fanatic. 😀

Also, send prayers up for Lewis Hamilton to start winning races again. Thanks! Lol.

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Praying: For more international travel and work opportunities. Hello future clients, reach out! 🙂

And…praying for a peaceful elections period in Kenya, come August.

Reading:  A devotional on ‘Rewriting Fear‘ via the YouVersion Bible App. 🙂

Thinking: About how to stay inspired even when it feels like all inspiration is gone.

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Quick Tip:

>> Check out this video by my friend Thabang Ramodipa on: Why Motivation Isn’t Helping You Achieve Your Dreams. (And How To Fix It.)

Wanting: A drone and new phone to up-skill my content game. Lord, do your thing. Thank You in advance. 🙂

Watching: Survivor Season 42. There’s a Kenyan on there, and she’s playing an admirable game! 42 might also be the best & most humane season I’ve watched yet… Good vibes. 🙂

Wishing: For a drone. Lol.

Working: On creating a balance between life and work. One day at a time. 🙂

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Thank you for reading our Taking Stock post… I would love to hear back from you! Do leave a comment down below with your inputs/questions and I’ll be certain to respond!

I wish you and yours a most wonderful second half of 2022!! Love and light! 🙂

<< Stay. Inspired. Always. >>

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  • Reply
    Christine Munene
    July 19, 2022 at 2:09 am

    Love this!
    Taking stock is of so much value and did I mention how much I love these blog posts!!
    🙂 Love all of it!!

  • Reply
    June 3, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Yes rest, take stock, recharge, revive! Smile

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      June 6, 2022 at 1:56 pm

      Thank you for reading Irene! Cheers to a refreshing rest of the year my friend! 🙂

  • Reply
    June 3, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you for this. I needed this read . May all your wishes come true

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      June 6, 2022 at 1:57 pm

      Aw, I am glad you found this post useful Neema. 🙂 Thank you for reading, and Amen!

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    June 3, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    May new gadgets locate you , also waiting for the pedi acheze kama yeye .

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      June 6, 2022 at 1:57 pm

      Ameen! Haha, message to Pedi faithfully delivered. 😀 Thank you for reading Miss Kamau!

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    June 3, 2022 at 11:59 am

    May new gadgets locate you , also waiting on the pedi to supply more mabuyus.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      June 6, 2022 at 1:57 pm

      Ameen! Haha, message to Pedi faithfully delivered. 😀 Thank you for reading Miss Kamau!

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    Ule Msee Wa B4
    June 3, 2022 at 8:19 am

    @ Shix, Pedi wa Mabuyu na Achari Ame take note. The way I get featured here will start asking for royalty fees.

    Most importanter is staying sane as you sail through your hustle and all you have wished will come to be. Apo kwa F1 count me out in your trip. Survivor gang tuko in prayer I get to participate one day.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      June 3, 2022 at 10:54 am

      Hahaha Good job Pedi. Lol send that invoice ya royalty fees, before tufunge mwezi bas. 😀 Meanwhile, I still hope to convert you into an F1 fan someday. Prayers up for you and your Survivor dream. You will ace it. Thank you for reading Fam. 🙂

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    June 2, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    *Grabs a notebook*

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    June 2, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    D – don’t finish the achari for me please

    I – I think you’re a F1 fanatic already ps. Take her to watch a F1 race live

    R – Remind that guy to bring me the achari
    I hope this is how this works

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      June 3, 2022 at 10:51 am

      Haha you nailed it ma! 😀 And yes, safe to say that I have safely crossed into F1 fanatic territory. 😀 And Amen to that F1 Race live!! Whoop!
      Lol the guy has seen this plea and will act on it, with immediate effect. Thank you for reading Fam. 😀

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