The One Where I Almost Quit This Blog

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Dominik Scythe

I almost quit this blog! My last post in this space was back in early August. I was overwhelmed and I reached my lowest point with blogging. When the time came for hosting renewal, I let it lapse. Today, is actually the day my blog was supposed to be deleted from their server. But here I am. My love of writing and connecting and sharing won out in the end.

So, here I go, moving through this season of my life, hopefully, with bigger and better things in store. I’ve said it before, no one is above life’s twists and turns of fate. And it is the fact that we are all vulnerable to life’s ebbs and flows, that we are all connected.

Today I’m sharing seven little things I’m grateful for:

December Reflections

I’m doing Susannah Conway’s annual photo challenge on Instagram. You can follow along here. I am grateful most especially for yesterday’s prompt: Best Day of 2017. As I clicked through the hashtag, what stood out to me was that most people found it hard to choose just one day as their best day. That spoke volumes. Especially when, I myself was in a similar situation. Because even though not all of the 338 days so far for 2017 were the ‘best day ever’; they were all great days because I was alive to experience them, and in relatively good health too.

This was a sound reminder that while I struggled (still struggling) for most of the year, there was some good in each day. And ultimately, I want my legacy to be that I made the most of my time here. And that every day I wake up in the land of the living, I am reminded that today is a gift and that I am truly lucky to be alive. Do you have a best day of 2017?

Thankful For My Nephew

He is the light of my life. I don’t post photos of him on social media, so you have to take my word that this little man is the cutest thing. He has widened his vocabulary now to almost 10 words. He wants to talk so badly and have a conversation. I am waiting with joyful hope for when he can string a sentence together and ask questions so I can see how he interprets the world around him.

Exam season

Today, I’m sitting one of two final exams. I am nervous and I feel unprepared. But I’m going in anyway. This is the end of a years-long journey and the heralding of a new phase in my life. I’m savouring all parts of this journey, as it was not an easy road to get to this point. Nothing worth having ever is…is it?

2017

I plan to write more on what this year has meant to me. But for now, all I will say it that it’s been a year of change. Change almost always means growth, which translate into being uncomfortable. There have been many important moments in 2017. One of the hardest, was walking away from the person I thought I was. Owning my mistakes, being honest with myself and getting comfortable starting at the bottom. Getting comfortable making mistakes. Getting comfortable not knowing everything. I am thankful for the change and all the changes to come. Here’s to leveling up.

Powerful Reminders of Who Has My Back

I was reminded of this scripture this week: Jeremiah 29:11 ~ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Growing My Faith

I thank God for my mother every day, for it was her faith that engendered my own. We are two days into Advent season and this year, I’m taking this time seriously. Do you set spiritual goals for yourself? I do, not always successfully but I do. This year, I made a DIY Advent wreath, I’ve committed to fasting on Wednesdays and Fridays and generally preparing my heart for the reason for the season. Christ my saviour.

and finally…

This Blog and You Dear Reader

This space, this community and the time you spend here – keeps me going. You keep me accountable. I am truly humbled and grateful.

So that’s my seven for this week. On Mondays, “we post seven positives from the previous seven days of the week as a reminder of what we have so that the week starts out on an upswing. There is much truth in the belief that happy people attract good things, so it is important to start the week out right. Sometimes it’s the more grand, but other times, it’s the simple things.” 7 for Seven originated at Key + Arrow.

I hope that by continuing to pay attention to the little things, the mundane details that make up all the blessings in my life and by sowing the seeds of faith and gratitude, I can truly carry with me and reap the rewards of “positivity + balance + bliss” throughout the days ahead.

Thank you for reading, I appreciate you! This is me blowing some glitter and confetti on you because you’re super blessed to have received the gift of another 86,400 seconds today, to spend any way you desire.

Make those seconds count!

I love hearing from you…have you ever felt like quitting blogging? What did you do or stopped doing to turn things around? Feel free to share below!

 

4 Comments

  1. Mariana
    December 4, 2017 / 9:41 am

    Welcome back. It’s good to hear from you. I’m not much of a writer and not a blogger but at times in life we need to stop, look and listen. 2017 has been a bit challenging but it’s been awakening as well. There have been several best days for me also but I will always cherish that moment at 12;15 a m Friday November 17, 2017 when a sweet little princess came and I said to her welcome to this world, and I blessed her. The beautiful hazel dazzling eyes looking at me simply took my breath away. Thank God for life. Thank God for His many blessings and graces. Keep writing Vernette. This is your gift. You do not know and may never know who and in what manner you touch people that makes a positive difference in that person’s life.

    • Vernette
      December 4, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      Amen! Bless God for continuing to take care of us, even when we doubt Him sometimes. Thanks for the encouragement always Mariana! And I am looking forward to seeing the photos of your new addition.

  2. Vikera
    December 4, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    Welcome back! Regroup and recentre! Everything will be okay!

    • Vernette
      December 4, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      Thank you so much Vikera! I am trusting the process, writing and hitting publish!

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