All posts tagged: journal

8 Affirmations to express your gratitude in life

It’s my birthday today! Currently I’m in London celebrating yet another year of life. Living my best life; exploring, eating and enjoying a drink or two. Tho, no lager for me. I ain’t about that life. But you best believe that I’m super excited to be here, even if it isn’t a bounty vacay like I wanted in the first place. I’m still grateful to be here. Especially today. Whenever I reach my birthday, a particular feeling of gratitude overcomes me. Because tbh, I tend to take days for granted. I tend to forget that every day is a gift and that it’s not guaranteed. Getting to experience another birthday is not a sure thing. There are so many people who don’t get to see my age. Yet, here I am and in London. Ticking off another place I wanted to visit off my bucket list. Feeling ever so blessed. Which is why I want to share my  8 affirmations of gratitude with you. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and …

Oh, so The Little Mermaid got you pressed?

Whew! After years we are finally getting a black Disney princess in a live-action movie and it seems like a big part of the world is pressed. In case you missed it, Halle Bailey -not to be confused with Halle Berry- has been cast as Ariel for the live action movie The Little Mermaid. When I saw the news, my little Joey started dancing in circles. Even tho The Little Mermaid was one of the last Disney movies I got to see, the mermaid feeling was real. And now, somebody is realizing the dreams many of us had as little girls. All princesses I got to see when growing up were white except Jasmine. When Pocahontas came along, she instantly became my favorite until I grew up and got to hear the real story. Childhood ruined. Then we got Esmeralda, but she wasn’t much of a princess. And then finallyyyyyyyy, we got princess Tiana. By the time she came along, I was already believing that girls like me could never be a Disney princess. The …

January in lettered tiles

January: looking back

To all those who experienced January as a long ass year, congratulations! You’ve made it to February! As you might have known, I had some goals set for last month. Phew, where to begin? 24 Books goal Well for starters, I didn’t manage to read two books last month. I did manage however to finish one, which I also wrote about. Currently reading book #2: The little black book by Otegha Uwagba. In all honesty, had it been in English, I’d finished long time gone. It’s not the most complicated or thickest book. I just have a harder time getting through books written in Dutch. But we’re still only in February! Can I still reach the 24 books by the end of 2019? We’ll see… How did it go with the working out, you ask? *Scratches head* I haven’t been on the mat for a week…Yes, today it has been a week. Which means I haven’t done yoga nor any other exercises for a week. Meaning, the muscles are shrinking bit by bit again. I will have …

Review: Purpuz Planner 2019

A planner who inspires, motivates and stimulates both productivity and creativity. Intended to ensure that you achieve your goals while maintaining balance in your life. On Facebook it’s rated with 5 stars. And in 2017 it was crowned as BOL # 1 best-selling planner. And now I get to review the 2019 Pink Purpuz Planner!

12 Quotes to kick ass!

It’s Monday, the day that many of us dread. That’s okay. However, that won’t take away that we have to go through Monday. Here are some quotes from inspirational individuals so you can kick ass anyway! Do sharks complain about Monday? No. They’re up early, biting shit, chasing stuff, being scary – reminding everyone they’re a fucking shark. – Unknown Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to get out and kick ass! – Maya Angelou Now, if you know what you’re worth then get out and get what you’re worth! – Sylvester Stallone The most effective way to do it, is to just do it. – Amelia Earhart As long as persevere and endure, we can get anything we want. – Mike Tyson Life’s tough, darling. But so are you. – Stephanie Bennett-Henry Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion – Muhammad Ali I never dreamed of succes, I worked for it- Estee Lauder You have a bad day; you go to bed, you wake up and you work …

Sunday Reflecting: live in the present

On Sunday’s my mother after my mom went to church, we’d cruise around to wherever. Yeah, we would literally just get in the car and drive to certain towns. Admiring the houses, talk about what it’d look like from the inside, look at some poor choices of gardening. But most importantly, it allowed me to dream. Oh, how I would dream.  Life didn’t turn out that way, tho. Now, you might think this has me absolutely depressed, because clearly my life isn’t as I had dreamed it would be. But I’m not, at least not anymore. Which is exactly what has me writing this today.