Life, Love & Sabbaticals

Mr. & Mrs. Squiggles 🙂

Happy Hump Day loves! How is your week coming along? I recently got back from a short trip which I will tell you about shortly, and I am in total awe of how much that little trip did for me. I feel more at peace, more ready to take on tasks and more grateful than I have felt in a while. 🙂

The main reason I travelled was to attend a wedding in Diani but I figured, why not take a few days off before the wedding to just breath and enjoy the sun on my skin and sand beneath my feet? This was the FUNNEST most memorable wedding I have ever attended if I am being quite honest!

The bride was in a gorgeous red cold shoulder dress, similar to the dancing lady emoji. The groom looked like a Sultan. The venue was at the beach front so the views were breathtaking. The ceremony was small, intimate and honest. The vows were as genuine, loving and tear inducing as you could never imagine. It was a celebration of love between two people who did everything to choose and fight for each other. It was the kind of wedding that would convert anyone who doesn’t believe in finding true and pure love. 🙂

And I hope you all find that kind of love for yourselves. But until then, work on loving yourself, flaws and all. The wedding challenged me to choose and fight for myself a little bit more and a little more intentionally. I currently struggle with keeping promises I make to myself. Like promising to sleep early instead of endlessly scrolling my feed. Or promising to release a number of blog posts each month. Or promising to stop comparing myself to everyone and their auntie on social media. Well, I came across this message from my current read: Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis and it spoke volumes to me. Hopefully it does the same for you if you’re experiencing the same struggle:

What if you had a friend who constantly flaked on you? What if every other time you made plans she didn’t show up? What if she gave excuses like “I really want to see you darling but this TV show I’m watching is just sooo good”?

The answer is you’d probably ditch that friend, right? But that friend is you and you can’t really ditch yourself. So you will have to intentionally choose to work on those things. And on that note, I will be taking a short sabbatical off social media to just rethink about my content and strategise for the rest of the year. I hope to get to a place where every decision I make reflects the love I have for myself. I also hope that you miss me and my random posts while I am away. See ya soon loves! 🙂

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