Quotes of the Day!

Life is the most awesome yet most mind boggling this ever. In one moment I go through so many feelings – some good, some bad. There is immense pressure to deliver at work, and then in your social circle, and then at home – with family and loved ones. Everywhere you go there’s expectations and sometimes they’re overwhelming. Life is awesome, but life is also hard. Sometimes, I find, that getting lost in happy thoughts, and quotes like these, makes the hard days easier to get through!

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Quotes of the Day!

Here’s to trying to be a more regular blogger this year! At least on the weekdays.  Weekends are a time to laze and lounge around! Boy, am I glad it’s Friday. May you all have a wonderful weekend, spend much time under the duvet, possibly with someone lovely – even just a pet. God knows my three cats love to snuggle up to me when I’m trying to snooze…

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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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Sometimes I feel like I’m not made for this world. As C. S. Lewis said, “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world…” Nothing could sum my feelings up more perfectly today. I’m not generally a family person. Hell, I’m not a people person. I’m an introvert of the highest order. I like my space and time to be my own. I don’t like to share them with (m)any people. Only m. And the cats. I was feeling a little stifled at home and ever so slightly claustrophobic. So I went on a little trip home to see the family. Generally by day 2 or 3 I’m ready to go back, but this time, it was different. I didn’t want to come back. Since I’ve returned I’ve been blah, like something is missing. I can’t quite put a finger on what it is, but I know that something has changed.

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Today I’m having a bit of a sick day, but I’m at work cos I’d rather be here than at home. My head is exploding amongst other things but still, here I sit. I stuck around also cos I thought I was feeling better, but turns out my brain is fuzzy and feels like it’s full of static noise. When I close my eyes (or even blink for that matter I get a faint feeling, as if I’m about to pass out). There’s a slow stupor coming over me and I crave my bed. Not long now. Just an hour before I can leave, maybe two before I get home and crawl into bed for some respite. The cats will attack me for love and cuddles and in that I may just fall asleep; just a little.

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I’m having one of those days where I just wanna screeeaaaaaaammmm an unending scream and just let out my frustration and maybe have a go at a punching bag. Really give it to the damn thing. Gah! For starters, I didn’t sleep well. The voltage was low and the airconditioner kept conking off. This is after the house baked in 45 degree heat all day. Then there’s the fasting. I didn’t eat much at dawn, and now my tummy feels like an empty pit and the nausea is setting in. I got called into a 9am meeting via call at midnight. It’s now noon and I still have four hours of sitting at this desk like a zombie to go… When I get home I have to organise dinner for five – we suddenly had surprise guests (of sorts) this morning! Way to wake up to THAT! My head is spinning just thinking of all that needs to be done and there really isn’t enough time. It’s so stressful in fact that I don’t wanna go home. To top it all off, my maid is having issues and hasn’t been coming in. So every day after not-nearly-enough-sleep I go home to messy rooms, unmade beds and cranky cats. I deal with all of that and then organise iftari (when we break our fast), dinner & the next day’s seheri (dawn eating thingee, pre-fasting meal). And all along, all I can think is, wow, I must be really selfish for not having a better attitude about this. Fml.

Also, check this out: http://www.thoughtcatalog.com/heidi-priebe/2015/06/23-quotes-that-will-inspire-you-to-be-the-bigger-person

Sometimes other people’s attitudes towards me or my loved ones gets me really agitated. These quotes help me take a deep breath and just let it go. I try and have some faith that justice will be served. Eventually.

Meanwhile, I’m just trying to remember: 10 days to vacation!! *woooo!*

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First off, a quote:

“When you feel happy, really happy, it somehow seems that you’ve always been happy and that you’ll always be happy. The same is often true when you feel sad, or lonely, or depressed, or broke, or sick, or scared. Something, perhaps, to remember.” —Notes From The Universe

And now, I know I’ve been mia for the last week. It was hard. Swamped with work, improper internet connections and the start of Ramadan. For those who don’t know, that’s when Muslims around the world fast from dawn to dusk. In this sweltering heat, reaching temperatures of 45C degrees it’s quite the killer. The worst thing is that I’m saying that as one of the fortunate ones who has the luxury of being in an air-conditioned environment over 90% of the time. My heart goes out to those who are working in less than pleasant conditions and the homeless out on the street.

I’m counting down the days to my vacation, 11 more working days till I leave. 12 actually, if I count today! I am sooooo excited. We’ll kick things off with the 4th of July fireworks (and parade if we’re lucky and not toooo tired from our 20 hour journey) and from there on it’s going to be quite packed with fun & adventure. Let’s hope we don’t crash with all the fun! Super excited on the one hand but have a tonne of stuff to deliver at work before hand. Gah! Oh well… imma keep my eyes on the prize. Americaaaa here I come! :D

So I’m afraid my comings and goings here will be scattered until then, and while on vacation, you can follow what I’m doing on twitter! Have a great week readers!! :)

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I know I’ve been mia for a while. I keep doing that, don’t I? :/ Been a little busy, caught up with work and vacation planning and running the home/house. Being a grown up is hard stuff yo! Anywayyyy, today friendships are on my mind. I had a friend who I was quite close to. We talked a lot. We shared secrets. We spent a lot of time together. We were in school together, in different grades, but still we played sports together and hung out every now and then even though we both had different friends. A couple of years ago things got weird and now we barely ever talk. Every time I try I’m shot down and it really hurts because we were inseparable. The worst part was, she was my best friend but she was also family; my cousin. And now we only ever meet at family gatherings, and every time I’m reminded how much I miss her companionship and how much fun we had because it’s always just as good. And then just like that she disappears again from my life.

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“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer,” said Joseph Campbell. Interesting, and thought provoking, isn’t it? I’ve been soul searching and confused and maybe it’s just the full moon, but something in my head (and heart) seems not quite right. I’m agitated and anxious. I feel overwhelmed. I feel like I’ve bitten off more than I can chew and I kind of just want to go hide somewhere under a rock. Or not get out of bed. But I do, every day. This is just a random feeling that’s come yesterday or day before. I feel like sometimes not only do people take me for granted, but they also take advantage of my kindness and the nice things I do and then have expectations of me. So when I’m just being nice because I feel like, they expect me to go one step further and expect me to be NICER than that and do even more.

I sometimes feel like I’m losing myself, the essence of who I am, or was. I didn’t stand up for who I was, or the things I wanted or didn’t want. I let people I cared for trample all over my dreams and wants. Now they’re happy, and I pretend to be, till suddenly, the curtain lifts sometimes, and I see that maybe I’m not. When things fall apart, and I remember all the ways I’ve been wronged. Or have wronged myself. How I let other people dictate my life. How I gave in for stupid reasons. It makes me hate myself. Hoping this is just the moon talking and that once I land in the US (30 days away!!) all this unnecessary stress and anxiety will melt away. Rawr.

“Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” And that quote is reason enough for me to want to change and stop being such a stressball all the time. No one will love me, I’ll drive everyone away, and I’ll be left to fend for myself.

Enjoy the quotes, and happy Wednesday! :)

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