ADVICE || Buh-bye 2018.

As-Salaamu Alaikum
Peace Be Upon You

Now as I say bye-bye 2018, I say it in the voice of my little one: Buh-byeee 2018.

This year for me has been so weird. Of course I’m blessed of all that I have and own and I’m privileged and grateful for all that I have. However, it’s also a year whereby I feel like I have done absolutely nothing. I felt like my days were on constant repeat. Nothing new, or self-empowering or motivating. I didn’t do a whole lot for me.

I recently updated my iPhone 6 and it’s disgustingly shocking just how much I pick up my phone and use it. The feature that shares how often you use your iPhone is absolutely shocking and one which I intend to change.

A lot of my actions were money motivated and it was definitely needed this past year from moving apartments to managing our little one. We’re at a stable environment and one that provides comfort, reassurance and security.

In 2019, my focus is to be kind to my body.

// to take a bit of care, time and effort to look good – for myself more than anything else. Now not in a vain, self-obsessed way but I’ve really let myself go this past year. It would be good for my self-esteem and confidence to take pride in how I look and I treat myself.

Although I will continue to be a hardworking mother and partner, I genuinely want to put in more me time and not feel guilty for taking that time off for me. Mom guilt is real and it follows me everywhere, haha – I struggle to enjoy things for me.

Throughout 2019, I want to share more words of encouragement, positivity and endearment. Show people, I care and appreciate their efforts. I’d like to be more self-less and give back more – get involved.

Overall, this year I will be starting my journey of self-improvement. I will do more for me. I will stand up for me. I will also give back, sit back and reflect. Take it easy and not jump or rush into things. I will figure out what it is that I want to do for me and go for it guns blazing.

Now I’ve put my words out there into the system, I am calling my happiness into existence. I am speaking my affirmations into reality and I will follow that up with actions. It’ll truly be interesting to see how it all comes to light at the end of the year, when I come back with a follow up post.

Sharing love, positivity and prayers.

Until my next post xoxo

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Advice || Blog Resolutions

As-Salaamu Alaikum
Peace Be Upon You

Fun fact: I’ve actually been blogging on and off since 2008/9 maybe 2007? Regardless, it’s been more off than on but throughout those years I have been hovering around the scene far more than I can actually remember. Oh and you won’t believe it but my first ever youtube video was uploaded on 12 Jul 2011 19:29 simply titled “Introduction. :D” LOL

I started blogging on Blogspot before deleting it and reinventing myself in 2014 onto this platform here. I really wish I had kept that blog as it would have been interested to reflect back upon on it – maybe for a bit of self development? It’s just nice to look back on certain aspects of my life to see how far I’ve come/ changed.

For me blogging was an escape from my reality an area of the inter web that showed me just how much is out there in the world. I discovered the art of makeup (still learning), learnt about fashion, learnt how to semi-code blog layouts, discovered new places, new foods and even new friends ♥ – and for this I’m extremely thankful for.

Now that I have finished uni I have plenty of free time on my hand to spend time with you and connect with my lovelies (when I’m not being a mommy of course). It’s a nice escape and an added dimension to my current life allowing me to enter a realm that I typically wouldn’t be able to escape. I mean come on, I’m writing the blogpost at 3am! Where am I going to go and connect with others at 3am? Not in my reality or my little town, haha. The inter web has no closing time. Period! – and that’s what’s so great about it!

What to expect from me in 2018 – is all things beautiful, from beauty to fashion to food and to mommyhood – and anything else YOU desire, just get in touch and let me know! I’m also planning to do various challenges and tags! 😛

I don’t have a lot of personal resolutions this year (read more [here]), however my resolutions for my blog this year is super simple and as follows:

  • Blog regularly (In Sha Allah, God willing) – I aim to have either a blog or a video up for you lovelies every Wednesday and Sunday! (&& maybe more if I’m feeling super productive :D)

To measure my blog resolutions I would love to see my lovely blogging family expand in the following:

  • Grow my blog to 1,000 followers by the end of 2018
  • Double my youtube following (currently 1469 followers) let’s grow my family to 3k!

Having said that you now know what you need to do 😉 follow my blog and/ or subscribe to my youtube channel [here] – joking aside, in all honesty please do show your support and love by subscribing it would mean a lot to me, and it’s free to do so!

I’m always up for a good chat so feel free to get in touch! I look forward to really connecting with you all on my various platforms (listed below) over the coming year! Cheers to 2018, let’s have fun!

Until my next post xoxo

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