Hello my loves! I have missed you.
Happy new month, happy November! Woo hoo. We made it into November! Only a couple of months to go until the new year. Scary but quite exciting at the same time. Are you excited for this month?
So, how was your October? Mine has been quite delicious!!!! Yes, you read right, delicious!!! Guess what I’ve been doing? Reading through my teen journals. Reconnecting with Cara the teen. And oh my, she was quite the ambitious and daring character! She read too much (it has been on her goal list since she was fourteen years old and every year after that to “quit being so obsessed with reading”…), fantasized too much, danced too much, journalled a lot, and wrote a lot of poetry and stories. The Cara before you know, the Mommy blues and anxiety episodes, was so spunky and full of life! One question, how the heck did I lose her??!! Never again. When was the last time you reconnected with your younger self? Kudos if you’ve never lost her, and if you have, go on, what are you waiting for, go find her!
Last month, the assertive theme continued on from September, along with a dash of spontaneity. I took the little ones exploring in Accra; several times we went out, with no plans but to wander, get lost in the city and live in the moment. It was fun, it was crazy, it was awesome, it was freaking delicious! What a sight it was to see Baby Milan so totally engrossed in the sights and sounds, taking it all in. He especially loved the flea market, with its winding port-holed dirt paths jammed with stalls stocked with colorful goods, and all the market people calling out friendly greetings to him. I’ve got to take him more often!
As you know, I lost the use of my tablet (and consequently social media) in September. In retrospect, that was one of the best things to have happened to me at the time. Until it was gone, I didn’t realize how much I was letting social media creep into the crevices of free time in my life. Instagram and snapchat… so inspiring and yet oh so addicting… no wonder the thought of getting a smart phone sometimes grips me with horror, ha! I’m not quite ready yet to go back… The lesser the exposure, the better.
October has been good. It has been a time of rediscovery indeed; of my core self, of my purpose and of my message. I hope you had a good one too. And don’t worry, you’ll be seeing me around here a lot more often this month! *wink wink*
I send you so so much love and light. And thank you for being here.