In a few hours, I’ll have made 29 rotations around the sun on mothership Earth.
For many in South Africa, it is still storming. The burned stores we see are only an indication of what could come; this chaos is only a light pour. If we do nothing, the rainbow will soon be eclipsed by dark clouds and winds strong enough to uproot the jacaranda and mimosa trees.
In the past week, I’ve published 5 articles. I didn’t suddenly become a master author or quit my job and gain an extra 8 hours to dedicate towards my favourite pastime; I simply quit lying to myself.
Ask yourself, am I casting a vote towards realising my dreams or building a case against their possibility?
When our ability to be carefree comes at the expense of others, without their consent, we are careless. We indicate that we believe our energy and time is more important than theirs. This too applies to ourselves.
"... My father wears cardigans and poor-boy hats, unironically. My father drinks whisky with milk...."
Every new day is an opportunity to practise gratitude for the gift of life. If you slow down and take the score of all that surrounds, all those who surround you, you would realise how much of it was once on your Wishlist.
June 2021 review & reset // Entering the last year of my 20s — hello 29!
It is important to lead a great life simply because we must! To not lead a great life is to allow a lesser life — a life allowed to go to waste. Generational blessings laid to rest among regrets.
It's impossible to go through life meeting every goal with determination and fruiting success. Some goals will die. How many of these goals do you still carry? Are they leaving you heavy and forced to swim with greater force than necessary? Which hopes and dreams can you rid yourself of?