Quotes of the Day!

Hello 2016! What an eventful year we bid farewell to. Here’s to hoping that this one is just as fun, frivolous and bursting with love, laughter, health, happiness and everything in between.

Today I bring you just one quote to embark on this new journey spanning 365 days :)

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.”  – Norman Vincent Peale

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First Quotes of 2015!

Happpppyyyyy New Year! There was so much chaos and madness in the last year, especially towards the end, what with all the injustices in the world, from Ferguson to the Sydney Seige and the Peshawar shooting to the tragic Air Asia crash. I hope that 2015 brings with it love, laughter and joy for everyone and peace on earth. I wish all you readers health, wealth and happiness. May you all succeed in all your endeavours, pursuing that which is good for you and those around you and leave behind that which drags you down.

I start this year, as always, with my favourite, the Serenity Prayer…

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Have a wonderful 2015!

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Last Quotes of the Year!

So here’s the last for 2014. Another year gone and probably not too much achieved. It has been a rollercoaster of experiences and feelings; but I don’t think anything super great happened. Sure, my career went up a notch – I’m now heading a department, I visited a host of places I’d never been to before, and I got to know people a little better. Still, most of my time feels wasted. So much I could have accomplished in 365 days that I didn’t. I could have been half way through a much coveted MBA… Oh well. Hopefully I’ll live to see another year. I guess I also learnt a lot about myself. I learnt things that make me tick, what affects me, how living with another person really is so different from the fantasy, how love is not the answer to everything and definitely not enough to make a relationship work, how pets can change your life, how work is so important, and many more things I’m sure.

I jotted down some resolutions for myself a while ago, here they are. Let me know what you think!

  • Feed the happy wolf
  • Journal about my feelings daily
  • Call home twice a week minus weekends
  • save $100/month for travel fund
  • Keep a gratitude section in journal
  • Exercise 3 times per week min
  • Excel at work & get a raise
  • Be more aloof and unbothered about other people
  • Plan a vacation & save for it
  • Drink more water
  • Read one book per month
  • Start a side business
  • Be more positive: approach life’s unpleasantness in a more positive and productive manner. Think the best is going to happen rather than the worst.
  • Make more salads for lunch
  • Don’t let things out of my control overwhelm me. “Certain obstacles are there to challenge us – never defeat us.”
  • Spend money to create memories
  • Let go more often
  • Involve myself in somehow giving back to society and increasing education – if even with just sponsoring one child

Let’s try and look at the brighter side in 2015!

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and if you haven’t gotten enough, check this out: http://www.hellogiggles.com/20-inspiring-quotes-hilarious-women :) Have a great year ahead xx

My wish for all of you

My wish for all of you

Quotes of the Day!

Gah! Yesterday was so HARD. I just couldn’t seem to pull myself out of bed in the morning. I felt lethargic and weirdly meh. So I stayed home and had a bit of a duvet day being lazy with the cats. All four of us were sprawled across different areas of the bed moving in and out of peaceful slumber. That didn’t last too long though, for me anyway, it wasn’t long before the office was missing me and my phone started ringing. So what was meant to be a restful day, stayed a stressful day, albeit in bed. I finally pried myself out of bed at around 5pm, had a cuppa tea, brushed my teeth – I had already showered and changed around noon – and tried to face the day, only to end up on the couch! I thought if I go to bed early, I’d feel better today, but even though I tried, it was half past twelve, or thereabouts, before I finally drifted off, only to be awoken by the melodious singing of my phone’s alarm. My head still hurt and I felt dizzy and a little nauseous but I thought I’d better get to work. I’m a bit of a professional like that. You see, I’m meeting my friends for dinner tonight – hopefully I’ll be able to stomach it – and it would look really bad if I pulled a sickie and was then seen out dining in fancy clothes, looking perfectly well! So here I am… at work, feeling a little ill, picking at pomegranate and delicious oranges and sipping on green tea. Any way, that’s enough of my sob story for the day! Here are some quotes about life and change. 2015 is coming and we’ve only got a month left in 2014. Let’s make it count and think about what we can change in 2015 to make our lives healthier, happier, more productive and more impactful on others. Also, with all this hatred and intolerance in the world, what can we do that shows love, tolerance and acceptance? Aren’t we all human before we’re anything else? Isn’t all that matters in the kind of people we are and what’s in our hearts? Shouldn’t our caring, generous, loving, accepting natures be more important than what God (if any) we believe in, what nationality we were born into or how much money we make/have? I think so…

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Quotes of the Day!

So as Christmas and New Year’s Eve creep up I’m reminded daily of the fact that many loved ones are descending upon us for the holiday season! Family and friends, both, will be making a trip, I’ve taken half days off work, and all in all it’s going to be a great way to close the chapter known as 2012. Looking back, a lot of things happened. Some brought tears, others smiles and laughter. Memories were etched into my mind forever. Bonds were tested, broken and strengthened and I’ve come out bigger, better, stronger and ready to take on 2013! God willing this year too shall be spectacular, and I know, in the bottom of my heart, and in that place where I feel like a thousand butterflies have been let loose, in the very pit of my stomach, that 2013 is going to be my year to shine :) I cannot wait. And I’ll be stepping into it with all my favourite people! <3 I’m so happy they’ll all be there. Sure some will be missing, and you guys, i’ll miss you! But the one’s who’ll be coming all the way to dance spastically into the new year with me while making fun of my moves, olives you!

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