It’s Saturday and it’s raining in Durham. This summer was beautiful, tons of changes in my personal life. Some good and some bad! As the summer weather slowly changes, we too need to adapt to life’s changes. Have you ever heard the quote ‘if you want to change then stop doing the same thing over and over’. Our thought life is the same, days, months, and even years passes by and we tend to think and do the same thing but wanting something totally different. Well i’m slowly coming to realize, we can’t change anyone or even situations but we can totally change ourselves. I love summer, especially the longer days of light but I can’t wait for Fall. It’s my favourite season and i’m blessed to live in a country that has four seasons every year. As I sit back and watch the rain fall, i’m excited to see the weather slowly changing but mostly seeing myself change, the way I think and believing to move forward. I want to get back into blogging and i’m glad this random thought I got to put up here. Here’s to cooler days and changing of season. Are you ready 🙂 Good bye summer and hello Autumn.
My 12 day coffee detox
I would lie if I said it was easy as pie but I was surprised to stick to the plan and didn’t die!! My 10 days without coffee turned out to be 12 days (surprised myself). The first and second day, ok the third day was probably the hardest. I only got a headache once in which I took two advil tablets. During this time thoughts kept on saying “are you crazy, what are you doing without coffee” or “this is a stupid plan” or “just give in to one cup of coffee, no big deal”. The hardest part was trying to fight off my own thoughts…. Do you have days like that!! Well I sure did.
You may ask “why would you do something like this” well I thought I really won’t be able to do without coffee and wanted to challenge myself. Not to sound too spiritual but I did ask God to please help me. In my weakest craving, He came through.
During this time I was talking to a friend that quit smoking for almost 3 to 4 years. But she mentioned she still had cravings, so I asked her, “how do you resist the cravings, what do you do or say to yourself ?”. She laughed and said “ well I realize the craving is for only few seconds and then it leaves. If you can resist that few seconds and distract yourself of doing something else your good to go”. So I applied this plan to my ‘coffee detox’ and yes, it did work. Also I’m used to drinking my coffee early in the morning so during this time I drank hot water, kinda tricking the body of the warmth liquid. And drinking water as soon as you wake up, is a very good and healthy habit. (its a keeper) 😉
What about you, have you tried a challenge in the past or maybe you’re doing one right now? Would love to hear about it!!
Taking the first step of change is always the hardest but it must be done. It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon, a bit cooler but the sun is keeping everyone happy and warm. My new venture with health, fitness and motivation. I got hired as a Circuit Coach at a gym in which I’m loving and learning every single day. Leaning about the major muscles in our body and what each machine does, some names such as pectoral, rhomboid, trapezius, latissimus dorsi, tensor fasciae latae and much more. I’m a visual learner so I got the images printed and laminated them to help me retain the information. Almost three weeks into this position, I’ve build great friendships with the members and started to remember their names. As the oldest child, I have that natural ability to coach and have an ear to hear what my members are saying with their words and actions. I truly believe this is a God connection and I’m looking forward to being part of something bigger than what I know right now. Till then stay strong, and stay motivated.
Hello my darling,
This year I’ve been busy creating and designing new art work and I finally opened shop on etsy!!! http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BLOOMartisit
This is an exciting venture for me as I love, love, LOVE stationery!!! (kinda addicted to it).
I’ve also been working and practising my lettering, calligraphy and design work and seeing how I can incorporate my artist flare into my creative process with my clients and on my personal projects. If you have time please check out my shop and I also encourage you to support your local artist. (THEY TRUELY PUT HEART INTO THERE WORK).
I’ve designed NEW wall decor/wall art with black & gold ink (and sometimes with sparkling stones 😉 it’s so much fun.
Some sample of my artwork (I hope you like them) Cheers!!
etsy shop name: BLOOMartist
Inspired by this video
Why write? Penmanship for the 21st Century | Jake Weidmann | TEDxMileHigh
My very first Cinemagraph created in Photoshop! Siting in a cafe and watching the hot steam come up
I really had a hard time, working on designing my logo. I think I’ve changed it three times already. I kept on seeing the imperfection of the design. Maybe I should change this? This doesn’t look right! And it went on for a while (would drive an artist crazy). The last one I designed, which is the one I have now, I truly love it! Not because it’s ‘perfect’ but seeing the imperfection of it and truly embracing the beauty of it all. It got me thinking of ‘life’ itself. Sometimes we want our life to be perfect, and we keep on seeing what we’re not and what we don’t have and getting discouraged of it all. But I want to share with you today…. Your imperfection is what makes YOU! Beautiful and Unique!
As you have heard the saying before “life is a journey” I’m always looking to improve myself in every area of my life. Now there’s a difference in wanting to grow, learn and being a student of life. But when you have given it all ….stop, pause, breath… and move forward!
Get connected on Facebook + Twitter + Instagram