TAKING STOCK EIGHT

I’ve been going through the most these last couple of months and my posting has really suffered but I’m back and I’m hoping to do and be better. So let’s take stock for now and see where we’re at . . .  Then we can get back into the swing of Oshinity.

Making : a commitment to skincare and actually enjoying the journey. I realised there is no quick fix or miracle product, just conscious consistency and learning what helps and what messes me up. That being said, I do love trying and implementing new products and structuring a regimen. Fun and educational.
Cooking : nothing at all because since I got two back-to-back bouts of nasty flu, I cannot stand the smell of food being cooked. Such torture! And I was so excited for Ramadhan and trying out new recipes. Sigh.
Drinking : less water than I should even when I keep trying to make it a priority. I still go for something else 8 out of 10 times. Sigh. It gets boring really fast. But I need it for my skin goals so the struggle continues.
Reading : The Qur’an and hopefully completing it was my main goal for Ramadhan this year but I am waaaaaaaay behind. Could have done better but I’m glad I made it so far.
Wanting : to go somewhere new really badly. A new city or beach. Where people speak a different language and the food is adventurous.
Looking : and feeling much better after being ill. I’m the type of person that looks sooooooo awful when sick! I’m talking sunken yes, bad skin, crazy hair – the works! Feels good to be back to normal.
Wasting : no time in constructing a plan to take control of my financial future after reading The Smart Money Woman by Arese Ugwu.
Wishing :
Enjoying : an online course I’m taking. Self-improvement is always wonderful. There is so much to learn out there.
Waiting : for the universe to self-correct in my favour. Patience pays, right?
Liking : the look of yellow eyeshadow so much lately and looking for one that will pop against my skin so I can rock it!
Wondering : when Nairobi will decide to just chill out and decide on what it wants to be: hot or cold. It’s not fun playing these guessing games every day lol.
Loving : Maroon 5’s (ft Cardi B) new video for their song Girls Like You. Such beautiful cinematography! So many cool women! Such a catchy tune! I’m obsessed. I just wish Mindy Kaling was in it too.   
Hoping : to film my next YoTube video without any technical hitches or my own carelessness getting in the way. I need to be back asap!
Marvelling : at my mother’s consideration and strength and grace. It shows up in such subtle ways but it really amazes me. Mashallah.
Needing : an Oshinity Daycation. Stat!
Smelling : my Chanel Chance and feeling optimistic.
Wearing : my glasses after ages! Had missed them. Hoping it helps the headaches go away or at least minimize. Plus they’re cute or whatever!
Noticing : the beautiful rise in diversity and representation in the beauty world lately and not just darker complexions but different ethnicities and such. and I absolutely love seeing my Somali and Cushite sisters and Indians and Arabs etc representing from runways to YouTube. It’s so encouraging!
Knowing : we’re already almost half done with 2018 is scary AF and yet an urgent kick in the pants to make the most of what’s left. Eish! Time flies Concord apparently.
Thinking : about the chicken tikka I had at Hashmi’s 5 days ago! 5 days! Still on my mind! I dunno what kind of crack they put into it this time but I’m hooked and I’m jonesing and if they try to make me go to rehab I’ll say no no no!
Feeling : balanced. Alhamdulillah.
Giggling : at all the funnies in 2 Broke Girls. They’re too much! And I wanna be bffs with Han!
Feeling : hungry.

Have a great week ahgead and Eid Mubarak in advance!

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. June 11, 2018 / 11:53 am

    Happy you’re back!!!!!

    • Oshin
      Author
      June 11, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Me too! Thanks Abida!

  2. Tejal
    June 11, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    She’s back! Hope you’re feeling better now. You’ll be back on track before you know it with the YouTube videos! And an early Eid Mubarak to you too. ❤

    • Oshin
      Author
      June 12, 2018 / 6:56 am

      Thank you Tejal. Alhamdulillah all better now! Yay! Lol was supposed to be back on Youtube but i failed myself lol.

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