TAKING STOCK SIX

Making : changes. Overdue, important, necessary changes. And praying will stick to them.
Cooking : the healthy “diet” food I need is not as arduous as I made it out to be in my mind and it’s actually tasty too. Who knew I didn’t need to deep fry! Lol.
Drinking : soda is a major part of my life but I’m really trying to get back in shape so I am weaning myself off the habit via Coke Zero and soda water and hopefully in the next few weeks I’ll not need the Coke Zero at all. Pray for meeeh!
Reading : again. Like I used to. With love and dedication and out of preference. I’d lost my mojo for a bit but I’m back.
Wanting : to finally get on YouTube. I’ve been asked and pushed for too long, and I’ve wanted to, but always felt like I don’t have the right camera or lights or whatever but I think I should just start with what I have and get started and get better as I go along. Every journey starts with a single step so I need to get to stepping.
Looking : forward to post election peace and normalcy. We’ve given up so long . . . so many things have been slow for so many of us and I just need everything to get back to normal soon. In peace. We have so much to lose.
Playing : it simple with my makeup lately: just brows, winged liner, mascara and a tinted gloss/balm. I’d been wearing foundation and highlighter and all that frequently over the last few months and I just got tired and decided to go back to my basics.
Deciding : I deserve better and knowing I have to work for it. I can’t just sit here and whine and expect to feel better and get what I want. In the immortal words of Britney Spears “you better work, bitch!”
Wishing : I could get body scrub and polishes and massages every damn week! They feel sooooooo good. Definitely one of my favourite things in the world.
Enjoying : my new room! Finally went ahead and made my bedroom over and it looks and feels so beautiful and calming and is now my favourite place to be. It feels like my space now. Why did it take me so long?
Waiting : for my Fenty Beauty foundation very impatiently. I can’t explain it. I’m so hyped. I’m the worst when it comes to waiting.
Liking : how my skin has been slowly improving over the last few weeks. Less breakouts and smoother. Please God let it keep behaving and repairing. I need that good good skin.
Wondering : where all my hair ties go. Seriously. Scientists need to look into this hair ties disappearance. I know it’s not just me.
Loving : seeing more African content on Netflix. Gives me such pride and optimism.
Considering : weekly treatments and wearing my hair in plaits and braids for a long while until I can see the growth and health I want. Blowdries look cute and wash n’ goes are easy but it’s too much breakage and damage and fall out. Protective styling is needed. I can look cute in braids, rights?
Buying : a lot of home décor stuff over the last few weeks as part of my room makeover and being very pleased with all of them.
Watching : misfits and dying! It’s so stupid and hilarious!
Marvelling : at how creative, energetic and unabashed West Africans are! Such goals!
Questioning : everything! It’s who I am. Or is it?
Smelling : like optimism! And dreams! And luck! Chanel Chance.
Wearing : diracs a lot because I just love the flow and softness and how they can be anything from casual to flirty to regal. I’d wear diracs every day if I could. And making my own and wearing them in my own way makes me all the more confident.
Following : several body positive personalities on Instagram. I love that there are people out there who feel beautiful in their skin, no matter the shape or form and who promote a healthy perspective on body image and self-acceptance.
Thinking : about what I want my life to be like and having that as my guide for the decisions I am making. Kind of like how Teresa from Queen of the South envisions her future self directing her present moves.
Admiring : doers. I keep saying this. I’ll keep saying it. I’m the quintessential dreamer . . .  always full of ideas and musings about what I wanna do and who I wanna be etc and almost never acting on them. I need to learn how to make my dreams come true and bring my ideas and wishes to life because as they say “dreams don’t work unless you do.”
Bookmarking : several Kenyan YouTube channels and absolutely loving them. Great stuff out there.
Coveting : Farsali products. Especially the Unicorn Tears.
Feeling : really good.
Snacking : on bananas.
Hearing : the beautiful sound of Adhan. This post was meant to go up earlier. Lol. Have a good November!

10 Comments

  1. Harpreet Acharya November 1, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Oshin, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you write! And yes, get on YouTube already!

    • Oshin November 2, 2017 / 3:12 pm

      Oh darling, thank you. I see these Taking Stock posts seem to be your favourites. Thanks for the love :-*

  2. lucy November 2, 2017 / 5:59 am

    love it! cant wait till you are on youtube.

    • Oshin November 2, 2017 / 3:13 pm

      Thanks Lucy. Me either! Hope I won’t be a total snooze! Hahahaha

  3. lisa November 2, 2017 / 8:08 am

    This is lovely!

    • Oshin November 2, 2017 / 3:14 pm

      Thank you Lisa 🙂

  4. Tejal November 2, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    One of my favorite topics! Taking stock. Yaaaay. I find them full of positivity and new ideas. It helps one think about stuff you know. About the YouTube channel, I totally think you will nail it.
    It was a lovely read. All the best in all your endeavours!

    • Oshin November 2, 2017 / 3:14 pm

      Thank you Tejal 🙂 always sweet and supportive. So very thankful. Hugs. And Inshallah YouTube soon yaaaay.

  5. Emmah November 6, 2017 / 9:42 am

    lovely read…simple pleasures of life,positive vibes…

    • Oshin November 6, 2017 / 11:19 am

      Thank you Emmah. Trying to keep my chin up and look on the bright side 🙂 thanks for reading, commenting and have a lovely week!

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