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…
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. 🙂
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.
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?
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. 🙁
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
>> 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. 🙂
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! 🙂
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