27 August 2015

New era

Dress : Topshop 
  Its officially been one month since I last blogged but in the ultra-wired world which we live in, I find it necessary to consciously unplug in order to reflect, relax and refocus. So do I run this race of life? Absolutely. Do I stop? Sadly, all the time. I mean, we all start a new year with full speed and potential then suddenly that passionate and energised feeling to take action isn't just there anymore. Thankfully at Hillsong and !Audacious Conference I listened to great teaching that was so profound, my heart was full, mind renewed and I knew a new era was ready to begin.
BUT first I had to work on finding a new balance and structure.
 Growing, as thats part of the journey, I've since taken off most of the attention off me because I've come to discover that my story only relates to a few thousand hence I've since opened up the platform to others so you may hear their story and be inspired.
Learning more and more about what God requires of me and finding myself in the process has also changed the way I do life and this to some extent influences some of the changes I've made (which you may or may not notice).
*roll back* week in, week out, I truthfully write my heart out and its never just a blog post. For I learnt this long ago, 'do as though you were doing it for God, serve as though you were serving God'. Ephesians 6 vs 7, Colossians 3 vs 23.
When I initially launched this blog I accredited it as the place I would share my life journal, most of which are life lessons I'm learning along the way. Theres so much more I would love for this platform to offer such as beauty, home, food and travel inspirations but I would hate to live my life to write about it and/or miss my purpose whilst occupying my time in other ventures. Having said that the last one month has therefore comprised of making decisions that may or may not favour everybody. But one thing I've constantly reminded myself is: "this is how I choose to do life - this is who I am and I'm going to stay true to that". Its amazing how society will try and shape us and then sometimes we also find ourselves playing the comparison game but I like how the Word of God reminds us in Romans 12 verse 2: 'Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God - what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect'. 
Heres to a few things to expect in this new season on the blog :

  1. To become a writer one must be a reader first. Sad to say I'm not a big reader (unless its a Science related book or my Bible) but I plan on changing that. From here on I will be sharing in a new "Book & CD" series, a book I would have been reading at the time and an album I would have been listening to the most. With each 'Book and CD' blog post I share will follow a giveaway of whatever resources I would have shared and this will take place every month.
  2. I'm not sure if you've noticed but I don't always wear the latest trends because to be quite honest I'm not so much of a fashion trend setter and I purchase most of my clothing items in the sales. Anyhow moving forward I will try and merge my personal style with a few 'in season' looks and bring some interesting fashion posts at least every two months. No promises because that depends on my bank balance and if the trend suits me or not.
  3. On hear their story we've already shared two interview structured inspirations but we will be bringing more stories/interviews/testimonies etc. from different people in different walks of life that will hopefully inspire.
  4. Even though I still have two more Conferences to attend this year, I do also have other events planned that I hope to share with you all in future blog posts.

*sidenote* - I know I said a long time ago on my social networks I would share on !Audacious Conference but I was actively volunteering for the most part and was therefore unable to jot down sufficient notes to share on the blog. However take a look at this link to some of the highlights and a trailer of !Audacious Conference 2016. It would be great if you could join us.

Lastly, just the other day as I was scrolling through the internet (as they do), I ran into this and I know I've raved on about this one too many times but listen guys theres a lot of wisdom shared, its a must listen.
 Thanks for taking the time to hear me unpack a months worth of blog posts into one, I truly appreciate your readership. 

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