Reflections on blogging and writing

Reflections on blogging and writing

In my head I have planned and written out this post, several times…life just seems to happen and ‘get in the way’.
 I love to read although now my reading is predominantly blogs, websites and the occasional e-book. My love for reading I believe has influenced my writing; professionally I get told I write well. Writing well professionally has been emails and well crafted communications to clients. In the last few months it included editing some website content and sending out newsletters within a school environment.
 Writing, can I say I love it? What I will say is I find it fulfilling, just the feeling of seeing my thoughts on paper, articulated and communicating something, gives me great joy. I guess this is why I continue to be drawn to blogging; blogging gives me my own space to practice and hone this writing craft.
 It is my own space to write and hopefully inspire and influence.
This year I plan to re-invent this blog; it has been a space chronicling my journey of self-discovery, reading past posts give insights into my life journey and how far I have come. I have evolved from the young, single lady I was when I started to a wife, mummy, professional and budding entrepreneur. The content of the blog is going to change; I intend to write about marriage, motherhood, write reviews of products/services and other things related to my life at the moment.
I felt the urge to create a new space to do this, but honestly I cannot think of a new blog name, tagline etc and I really felt this space I created is my space and it should evolve with me.
Once again welcome to Beeba Inspired; a personal (re)introduction is in the works and the blog will get an all round update in the next few weeks.
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2014: The Year of Change

2014: The Year of Change

It’s 3.30 am and I am sitting here, finally typing this… I have been running through the year in my head for the past hour or so…

What an awesome year it has been for me and my family. My family increased this year and honestly we are so, so blessed. We have had difficult moments but together we got through.

It’s been a defining year in my marriage, we have learnt so much more about each other, discovered sides of one another that came unveiled as a result of more responsibilities. We have figured out how to handle our challenges without involving the world. We have remained friends and laughed together throughout.

My kids…it has been wonderful seeing them grow this year, I am so pleased to be able to have mini conversations with D; it’s fun watching them grow. They are truly blessings and I wouldn’t trade them for the world.

Friends…come and go. I have met several amazing people in the course of the year at my son’s school, while shopping, at church and at work. I have been terrible at keeping up relationships because frankly I get so wrapped up in my own little world. This I will continue to aim to get better at….

Career wise; 2014 was surprising. I had new experiences that have enriched my skills and given me the courage to take the next bold step. I worked at two jobs this year and the variety of experiences gained has been wonderful. I have discovered some of my strengths and my weaknesses and these will help in my next steps.

Spiritually, I did not achieve certain things I would have loved to, I feel I did not pray enough, read my bible enough, have faith enough…but God remained faithful.

As I step into the last few hours of 2014 I cannot but feel grateful for an amazing year; a year of growth, a year of change.

Goodbye 2014!

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Thankful Thursday: Growing, Teething baby

Thankful Thursday: Growing, Teething baby

We are hitting another milestone, – teeth.

Last week we had a few rough days and nights. My baby was not his usual cheerful self.
It started with a runny nose and cough; then on one night he just did not stop crying and wanted to be held constantly through the night. Next day, he developed a fever and had to go on malaria medication.

By Saturday he was back to being a happy baby and by then I could feel the sprouting tooth whenever I massaged his gums. I’m so glad he is feeling better now, it was hard seeing him feeling unwell.

I cannot believe he is almost eight months old.

Today I am giving thanks for my baby.

December 31st 2009 Reflections

December 31st 2009 Reflections

This is not a very well thought out post. I discovered if I don’t write this now, time may just pass by…

The last few days have been that strange limbo period between Christmas and the New Year. For the first time in my life I made a conscious decision to utilise the time to reflect on the year, review the goals I set and develop some sort of scorecard of my achievements. The next step after the review was to set a vision and goals for 2010.

Beautiful end to the day

I realised that 2009; challenging and gloomy at some points was nonetheless an awesome year for me.

I realised that even though everyone assumed 2009 was going to be a mediocre year, for me it was great.

I certainly didn’t think this the entire time, and had several moments of panic and doubt at the actions I had to take to achieve my goals; but all in all faith got me through.

My faith and my dreams were tested a lot this year and I’m glad I found the strength at all times to move on.

I definitely didn’t get through this year on my own; I had the support of my family, the f and friends. They have all been so wonderful to me and I only hope I can be there for them as much as they have been for me. I found encouragement even from merely reading certain blogs.

In 2009 my motto was to Dream…Hope…Believe.

I have so much to be grateful for; I am back in the city I was this time last year and so much has changed. Now I’m planning a future with the man I love and got the job I wanted. I am so blessed and I’m grateful for my blessings…because as the song goes “count your blessings, name them one by one; and it will surprise you what the Lord has done!”.

2010 is the year I strive to be the best I can be.

Happy New Year everyone!