Taking Stock September: A Time To Start Afresh!

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Happy New Month! 😀 It’s the perfect time to take a breather with a Taking Stock post, as we check in with ourselves and consider starting afresh… If you need something to give you a jumpstart, keep reading! 😀

Mental Health Check-in… Shall We?

It has been a while since we spoke like this, you and I. After many days and attempts to write a blog post, that ended in a staring contest between myself and the screen, here we are. Finally. 🙂

One could even say that on many an occasion, the screen won. However, today I am choosing to push through the writer’s block and put this Taking Stock post out…

Although I don’t suppose to have all the answers, (because, in all honesty I don’t); I do want us to take some time to check in with how we are really doing.

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So, as the person on this side of the internet, (that you may or may not know), allow me to ask: How are you, really? I am not asking in that polite way, that people often do, as part of a greeting without quite caring to know the answer… I do care.

If you had to use one word or phrase to describe how you are doing, what would it be?

I’ll start: Grit. Or put simply, I am pushing through.

Pushing through writer’s block, pushing through the fear of starting something new (refer to general life update below)… I am pushing through doubts, imposter syndrome… All of it!

And I’m doing that thing where you keep putting one foot in front of the other each day. While also, holding firmly to what I know to be true: I am God’s Beloved Child; He’s got my back. Quite honestly, this keeps me going on most days.

Take a moment to consider… How’s it going for you? How are you really? What is the one thing that keeps you going?

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Quick Life Update… A Time To Start Afresh

If you’ve been following me on my Socials, then you probably know that we recently started something new. By ‘we’, I mean my friend Shiko Munyao and me…

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We’ve somehow (and by God’s grace), managed to merge our loves for dance fitness, wellness and yoga into classes that you can now come join… And it has made for some interesting and exciting times, some scary moments too. One of these fine days, I will share all about it…

One thing however stands out, the hardest part was getting started. Once you start, it feels like half the battle is won…

And so, I put it to you: what does starting afresh look like to you? What dream do you need to give life to? Take some time to write it down… That’s the first step 🙂

In the meantime, click HERE to learn more, and/or sign up for our classes. 😉

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P.S. Even as we start something new, our love for travel still holds true… We’ll be resuming our ‘normal programming’ with travel stories soon. So, do keep it here and thank you for your patience! 😀

Taking Stock August

Buying: More workout clothes for our Dance Fitness & Yoga Classes. Share plugs please!

Craving:  Deep, meaningful and soulful experiences.

Cooking: All sorts of spiced teas to make up for my decreasing black tea intakes… Send help!

Drinking: Less black tea. 🙂

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Eating: Sweet and sour gummies thanks to our friend Debra. Will be sending you my dentist’s bill sis! 😀

Enjoying: Creating yoga sequences for our classes… It’s oh so fulfilling, yet the most nerve-wrecking thing! 🙂

Feeling: Grateful for my close circle of friends. 🙂

Hoping: That September is our best month yet!

Learning: To let go of the past and be present.

Listening: Amen, by Natalie Layne.

Looking: Forward to what comes next. It’s going to be better than great. I can just feel it in my bones!

Making: Intentional decision to be kinder to myself. 🙂

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Missing: My Dad. Always.

Noticing: That a little sunshine goes a long way… both figuratively and realistically. 🙂

Praying: For peace that’s not dependent upon circumstances. 

Reading:  Spare By Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex.

It’s brought up a lot of mixed feelings for me… Perhaps one day I’ll do a book review, but for now we read. 

What are you currently reading?

Thinking: About what it means to have a ‘process for processing’. I learned this concept from The Redefining Wealth Podcast by Patrice Washington. 

She talks about how sometimes we get knocked down by life because we haven’t spent time preparing for the low moments… 

Life Tip:

Do you have a process for processing? Check out the podcast HERE

Wanting: To get away and drop yoga somewhere this peaceful… 🙂

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Watching: Reruns of Quantico. Perhaps this time I’ll see it through? Let’s see.

Wishing: And praying for an international trip before the end of the year. Show me how good it gets God, show me how good it gets! 😀

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Working: On my Amazon Storefront. Did you know that you can now shop directly from my Amazon Influencer Page?

I am adding new items by the day, and when you shop from my page, you’ll be supporting my work as I earn a small commission from each sale.

Feel free to let me know what new categories and products I should add. 🙂

Quick Tip:

Check out my Amazon Storefront page HERE


Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed the September edition of our Taking Stock posts. I would love to hear back from you. Do leave a comment down below, and I’ll be certain to respond.

See you on the next one…

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Carol
    September 8, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you Marion… I know you better now.. And loving our Yoga and Dance moments.
    We keep going.. #Letsglowandflow

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      September 12, 2023 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you for reading! Glad we get to partake this adventure together!! #LetsGlowandFlow

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    Muthonis world
    September 8, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Always a great read!
    “How are you ?”there is that struggle of putting ideas into action for me and I think that’s the weight that’s really hard to carry .
    Reading Things fall apart….because things are literally falling apart on this side.
    always loving and using your “Dear God, show me how good it gets”quote.Muth

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      September 12, 2023 at 9:21 pm

      Sending hugs your way Muthoni!

      I hear you, totally… I find that when I break the ideas into small actionable items, it helps…

      I hope things start looking up for you and soon. And may He show you how good it gets.

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