CatchLight: I love you…

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This is what it looks like when I tell him that I love him !!!

xo

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A Dedication: Mammaa <3

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What can I say to express my love or thank the woman who brought me into this world ? I don’t think the english language is adequate enough to do justice to how I feel…

Mammaa, You’re the reason I’m here. You taught me how to talk, sit, walk, just about everything I am, I’ve learnt by watching you ! And I can say, I’ve been blessed enough to get to learn from the best !

Mother’s day to me is ever single day… I celebrate you every day cause I get to be here another day and be your little girl !! 😀

I may not be perfect, I may even be difficult sometimes.. But I’m still learning.. Still working on polishing off the rough edges, trying to be the best version of me… And I do, only because you’re an awesome mom and you deserve the best version of me, your little girl…

I know I may not be the most demonstrative person, but under the cool exterior is a volcano of love.. And you know that, after all you made me 🙂

Every day that I am here is a testament of my love for you, my beautiful mother !

I love you more than I love myself… I love you more than anything… And one day, I’ll be a mom myself, and I’ll count myself lucky if I’m even half as good as you… I can go on and on and on, and this post would never end 🙂 But the gist of my story is simple…

In one line I can sum it up….

I love you most.

Happy Mother’s Day !!

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Your littlest one. Mama’s girl for life…

xo

Of Birthdays and Lessons Learnt…

Fresh off the celebration of turning another year older (yes, Yesterday was my birthday !!! Yay !! 🙂 ), I can’t help but take stock of my life. If I’m honest with myself, I am not exactly where I want to be (Are any of us ? Ever…..). But I’m not completely off the mark either (thankfully)..

Professionally, I’m doing exactly what I had always hoped for.. Being good at what I do, its a pretty great gig with a world renowned organization, its pretty perfect !

Personally… oh well, the lesser I talk about this, the better I feel… Lets just say, its not exactly what I had hoped for. And I am not ready to confront it yet… So for now, its status quo.

There are certain lessons I have learnt and re-learnt along the way, during my stint here.. And obviously, I would love to make a list of those now in no particular order.. 🙂

Lesson #1- Quality over Quantity

This pretty much applies to EVERYTHING… Friends, Food, Music, Relationships,Fitness, experiences in life, just about everything in life.

 Lesson #2- Family Over Everything else

Enough said… 🙂

Lesson #3- I wasn’t put on this Glorious earth to please anyone..

This has got to be the most Liberating lessons ever !! The day I realized that I am here for my own unique purpose, to live my own unique life, and not for the purpose of pleasing anybody, I was able to accept my life as MY own… My choices, my consequence… MY LIFE..

Lesson #4- My ability to love

So this is possibly the most universal lesson yet its also most unique, my ability to love another person who is the family my heart has chosen, the depths in which I love him, never ceases to astound me. (yes, I am talking about my Gombe)

Lesson #5- My BIGGEST strength is my Love for myself

The day I completely fell in love with myself was the day I felt like I can’t imagine my life any other way… Of course, I still get a little insecure from time to time, I try and change myself so that I can keep getting better and better… But that unconditional love and acceptance I feel for myself has changed my life !!

Lesson #6- Life is too Short…

No, this isn’t just one of my favorite things to say, its the fact of life… Before we know it, time races past us… And the only thing we can do, instead of feeling terrified is to just Live… Breathe in and out, take in all our experiences, find beauty in each moment, for no two are alike (WOW, that isn’t only true for snow flakes)…

Lesson #7- Money doesn’t always buy Happiness ? 

Well, I have my own version of this.. Yes, Money is very important, it buys us a good life, luxuries,comfort, and yes that does make me happy as well… But it doesn’t buy Love, Loyalty, Manners Character or Class. (And many more things, I’m sure, but I cant really think of more at the moment). And the lack of these doesn’t make me happy either…

Lesson #8- You can’t change people….

So here’s a dirty little secret, You can’t change ANYONE. Not your parents, not your significant other, not even your kids (even though you brought them into the world)… You can only love them.. or not :P. You can only choose to accept them as they are or not… Either way, it is exactly as they are… If you try to change someone, Its already a Ticking count down of the disaster that is sure to happen.

Hmmm so I guess those are a few lessons that I count important enough to be shared… I hope there are lessons in there are you can relate to, or learn (painlessly) from… And if it affects you, in a positive way, I’m glad…

Until Next time…

I’m just grateful I’m still here.. ❤

xo