Monday, November 18, 2019

New Week

Here we are at the beginning of a new week again. 

I have made a bit of progress today with some things, so here's hoping that I can continue to do that. 

I hope that you have a good new week wherever you are!

Until next time...

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Last of the Summer Roses

I just wanted to share this pretty rose today. It is a surprise for sure since all of the other roses have long since stopped blooming. This beauty has the distinction of being the very last rose in the garden this season.

See  you again next summer lovely pink roses :-)

Saturday, November 02, 2019

The Forward Journey

Over the last several days, I’ve been thinking a lot about time or more specifically about this new decade that’s coming our way. It’s wild to think about the fact that as I’m typing this from this corner of Wiltshire, England, that there are only 59 full days left in this year…in this decade. I always get introspective as we move closer to the end of the year, but it usually doesn’t hit me until December. This time it’s entering my thoughts a bit earlier. Maybe it’s just where my mind needs to be at this point in my life. It’s exciting to think about the prospect of a new decade.

I’ve been thinking back over this decade that we’re finishing and to be perfectly frank, I’ll be glad to see the back of the 2010’s. I know that there isn’t a magic switch that will make the new decade of the 2020’s miraculous and worry-free, of course not. However, in my life, the 2010’s have worn me out and down quite a bit. To be perfectly frank, this decade has been incredibly hard in so many ways for me personally and I know it hasn’t been a piece of cake for the world either…far from it. Sure, there have been some bright spots for us all and I’m grateful, but I think that it’s getting to the time to hit the refresh button. Renewal is good.

On a personal level, I need to think of the new decade in terms of new energy and renewal. I know that we can get up each day and start anew, any day of the year, but from a mental point of view, I’m going to embrace this metaphorical line in the sand of time. It’s what I need.

I’m still going to be in the moment as much as I can and relish these next 59 days because tomorrow is never promised. However, I’m also going to think about what things I can do in my own life to start the Roaring 20’s off with a bit more purpose in my life. I want more from my life and there’s nothing wrong with taking stock to grow more into being even more of my true self. Here’s to the forward journey! 😊

Friday, November 01, 2019

Happy November

Happy November! Happy new month!!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Reading and Reacquainting

Lately, I've been doing my best to get back into reading more. I used to read all the time, but in the last couple of years or so, I've not read much at all and I feel the lack of it in my life. I took the photo above on this past Sunday morning as I did a bit of reading while having a few grapes.

I've realized something in my quest to read more. I'm actually spending too much time scrolling through my phone, looking for nothing in particular. This takes up so much no wonder I haven't got much reading done.

Therefore, I'm going to try to scroll less and read more. There's nothing wrong with dipping into my phone once in a while to see what's going on. I just simply need to balance my time a bit better and stop compulsively picking up my phone. Reacquainting myself with reading again is like rediscovering an old friend...who happens to be myself  :)

Here's to reclaiming my time.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Happy Saturday

Happy Saturday!

I'm feeling a bit under the weather today, but I'm getting some rest in the hope that I'll feel better sooner rather than later. I should be fine in a couple of days.

I'm hoping to get back here to blog more regularly soon.

In the meantime, please enjoy this lovely view that I saw earlier 🙂

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Rest in Peace Ms Diahann Carroll

I  am eight days late, but I wanted to make sure I shared a tribute to this incredible woman here on my blog. I've had to sit with my thoughts a while in order to think of what to say. I admired Ms. Carroll so much, for as long as I can remember. When I was a little girl, I wanted to grow into an elegant, sophisticated lady just like her. That didn't happen, but I'm grateful that she was here in the world while I was here. She inspired me...she still does and she always will. What an extraordinary life she lived! Well done Ms. Carroll.

I shared the paragraph below about her on my Instagram account...

She was the epitome of a legend...a ground-breaking performer. From Julia to Claudine to Dominique Devereaux and through so many roles, she gave us characters who made such a trailblazing impact in the world of entertainment. Her work still lights the way now. I loved her in the movies 'Carmen Jones', and 'Claudine' and 'Paris Blues'. She was a sophisticated, beautiful woman who gave so much as an entertainer. I will always admire her immense creativity and style ❤

Rest in Peace Ms. Carroll and thank you...