Thursday, November 1, 2012

Day 30 - Excited Much

Yup...I'm excited, so I guess this post is apt.

Number one cause of excitement.....drum roll......





I made it to the end of the 30-day challenge...lol ( like I did it in 30 days)...abegi, I sha finished it, no be so? I honestly thought of giving up after I stopped half way last month, but decided to complete it, regardless of the time it would take me. 

Secondly, I started on a project but dropped it cos I just kept seeing flaws and imperfection. I'm realizing though that I've just been letting my fear of failure hold me back so here I am, re-discovering my passion and it feels all sorts of good. 


So I'm jumping back in, aware that it might not be as perfect as I hope but willing to try cos only then would I get better...;)

PS: I would share the details of this project sometime in the near future...I sure will 


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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Day 29 - I have learnt....

In this past month...





That to live, is to love every phase....

Not because everything is going well but because to dwell on the unfairness of life is to miss out on the treasures that surely abound.

So I've learnt (and I'm still learning) to embrace my now and be proud of who I am today. Knowing for sure that though the struggles remain, they are mere flames to perfection within my furnace of transformation.


I have learnt to love this me, cos without this me, how on earth do I want to appreciate tomorrow's me. She is the foundation of the me to be, and to love and embrace every phase, each today,  is to live in the full embrace of this adventure called life.



Most especially, I have learnt (and I'm still learning), that to be rigid is to risk the fate of falling apart. But to be fluid, willing to embrace the unknown sway of the wind (The Holy Spirit) wherever it blows, is to enjoy the exhilarating wonders of new experiences, within the safety of The One who's got me all planned out 




You know well enough how the wind blows this way and that. You hear it rustling through the trees, but you have no idea where it comes from or where it’s headed next. That’s the way it is with everyone ‘born from above’ by the wind of God, the Spirit of God.” John 3:8 ..

May I experience more of Him...Selah





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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Day 28 - A place I'd love to go

Without a doubt - Sydney Australia.





Since I stumbled upon the Sydney Opera House while carrying out a case study for one of my projects in school, I've always had the desire to visit the place for myself, I sure hope to make that a dream come true :)
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Day 27 - Quotes

A quote I live by.

There's no one quote I'd say I live by but lemme share these ones I kinda relate to right now.



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Friday, October 26, 2012

Day 26 - On friendships

Nope, its not an error, yesterday's question get as e be so decided not to make a post on it. Was supposed to talk about what's in my handbag. Honestly don't know how I can make a post out of that.

On to today, What do I think about my friends?

I think I've been blessed with a great range of friends and each friendship satisfies its own unique purpose.

Those with whom I laugh and cry, those with whom I hang out on a boring day.

Those who can deal with the deep stuff, those who'd just rather dabble on the peripheral.

We've all changed through the years, like I love to say, life keeps happening to us. But all in all, I can confidently say...my friends are amazing and what I love the most about them (well most of them at least) is how they never fear to tell me the truth, even when it hurts.

I'm glad I have the friends I do :)

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Day 24 - New Discoveries

I'm supposed to share a new discovery....thanks to Harry Itie aka @BaldBlackBoy, I stumbled on Lecrae, a gospel rap artiste. I've been searching for his songs since yesterday and I must say, iLove his style and message. 

My favourite for now is Tell the world. Guess it doesn't help that he featured Mali Music whose style I also love ;). 

Enjoy......and LET THE WEEKEND BEGIN ..... Whooop whooop!!!!!!!!!!

PS: I tried uploading the video but my tablet didnt respond to selecting from youTube :(. Sure hope you use the link all the same. muah
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Day 23 - Cravings...

So I'm supposed to share something I crave for a lot...honestly though, as with a lot of other things in my life, I cant pick that one thing, so here's a picture of what I'm craving right now instead.


I'm not trying to be greedy, one slice would do just fine ;)

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Day 19,20,21,22

Forgive me for merging all four days, at once :). I know you still love me despite ..muah...

What are the nicknames I have and why? 

I have 3 nicknames but I'd stick with one for the sake of this post.
 
My blogger ID is a nickname, courtesy a very good friend and brother (whom I hardly communicate with these days sadly). He heard me sing way back when we were in college and he said I reminded him of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (blush)...the name stuck ever since and I even still meet people who knew me from school screaming Jhazmyn at me across the street :) . BTW, I changed the spelling...just because :p..lol



Who is someone I see myself marrying or bring with in the future and why? 

As I don marry, No other answer but my Olowo-ori mi , Mr D himself :) (Make Ekiti no hold family meeting on top my head abeg). Honestly though, for many reason, I'd choose this man over and over again, but I think the one trait that warms my heart the most is the fact that he's just as goofy as I can be and so we have tons of goofy moments. No pretenses, what you see is what you get. He's cool like that.

Post a picture of something that makes you happy.

Music BABY!!!

What makes me different from others?

Being ME makes me different, there's no two of me, and that right there, is the core of my difference!


And in conclusion.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Day 18 - Attention book lovers

What book(s) have you read that greatly impacted you and maybe changed your views on life?

Hmm, loads o, from "the art of war" to "The shofar blew" to "The threshing floor"..... The list is long o. But one book stands out, sadly, I can't remember the title.

My siblings and I got to read it way back when I was just getting into secondary school aka high school, we basically learnt the true meaning of forgiveness just by reading that book. We even coined the phrase "make lace in your heart", meaning allow the beauty that comes from forgiving grace your heart like a beautiful delicate piece of lace.

Here's a picture of my recent acquisitions, just got them today. Thanks to laterna ventures and terra kulture. Can't wait to dig in.

So how about you, what book(s) greatly impacted you and what are you reading now?

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Day 17- If I were.....

Who is someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why?

Hmm, If i want to start putting names ehn...e go tey...lol, but with everyone I think up, there's "one comma or the other", so in the words of @gbemisoke, If I was to make that switch, It'll be with THE FUTURE ME..




....heck, have you met that woman? Awesomely amazing...Need I explain further??? hehehe!!!


What about y'all, who's it gonna be
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Day 16 - A lil' twist

Who says i cant do a 30-day blogging challenge in 60days? hehehe...Honestly though, I just couldn't wing it, I tried, i really did, but it didn't happen. So here I am, picking up from where I left off.. muah

DAY 16

A picture of yourself....LIKE REALLY!!!!! HOW MANY PICTURES OF ME DO I HAVE TO POST IN THIS CHALLENGE...lol


So to add a lil twist here's 

1. My quote for the day  

A perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house (lolz, how true)

2. Song for the day - (this is inspired by @BaldBlackBoy 's love for Demi Lovato, I went searching for her songs after his numerous raves..lol, and I just love the depth in this number)

3. Grateful for - The joy of taking the journey to see your dreams come true. The yes-es the no-s the highs, the lows. 



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Monday, September 17, 2012

Day 15 - Music on shuffle

A list of the first 10 songs on my iPod when in shuffle mode.

1. Adele - Someone like you
2. Fred Hammond - He is not just a man
3. Philip, Craig and Dean - Pour my love on you
4. K-ci and JoJo - Tell me its real
5. Casting Crown - Praise Him in the storm
6. Boogey ft DJ Clem - Beautiful mind
7. Imohtal - Praise Him
8. Whitney - You'll never stand alone.
9. Rihanna - Te Amo
10. Casting Crown - Slow fade


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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Day 14 - Weekends are for....family

Nope, its not a typo, I actually skipped day 13 cos I was supposed to write a letter to someone who had hurt me recently, and since the last hurt I could remember was months ago, I decided to skip that post.

This challenge requires me to post a lot of my pictures, hmm,  i think I'll default a lil bit today. I'm supposed to share a picture of me and my family, but instead lemme introduce you to my parents football team of grandkids :).


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Friday, September 14, 2012

Day 12 - How I met .....Blogger

The first day I met you, it was “raining”, not in the physical sense but inside.

My heart was heavy with longing and I hated that I was bogged down by this, I needed to breathe... I needed to immerse myself in something that could take me away, even if for just a while from the realities of life. 

You did that for me, you helped me create a new world, a world in which I could get lost, a world in which I met a family I never knew I had, a world in which I finally found a way out of my storm.

My friendship with you led me to a lot of amazing relationships; three have stood out the most through the years. Rita, the soft spoken yet amazingly strict, yet sweet one, Enkay, the outspoken, strong and wise one, and Writefreak, the outgoing, warm and straight to the point one whose arms are always open...So many others, but these one strike a chord.
I met you, when I needed a place to hide away, a place to force myself to think of other things, I stuck with you because I found you could be more than a hiding place, with you, I could share the beauty of the journey called life.

We would part someday, but even then, I’d always be glad I met you...
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Day 10

I hardly have favourites, I love variety in almost all aspects of life, so today's question take style hard me small :) - What songs do you listen to when you're happy, bored, sad, hyped or mad.

As there are no specifics to be given, let me go ahead and share a song I really love.


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Monday, September 10, 2012

Day 9 - Proud of us

Day 9- What is something you're proud of in the past few days?....


My darling Miss K has grown madly in love with the word "AGAIN", She's got this toy that plays rhymes when you press a variety of buttons, so our favorite game is "sing-along".
Its always so adorable when she claps and screams "EH-GAY"! (her own version of again). She growing in leaps and bounds and I'm so proud of her. I see a bit of mischief in her already, and that kindda scares me. Lord help me let her not turn out to be like her mom was....lol

Myself, my attitude to a whole lot of things have changed for the better and I find myself in a calmer place. I guess I cant exactly say I'm proud of me in this aspect, cos its mostly God's doing and I'm thankful. 

On a non-related note, this 30day challenge is beginning to feel like a diary session...lol. Anyway, I've started so I will complete the journey. ;)



What are you proud of in the past few days?
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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Day 8 - In This Month....

Today is about my short term goals for this month. Hmmm, I'd be starting a new business this month. I always knew I would diversify business wise but if anyone had mentioned this move some years back, I'd have laughed in their face, yet here I am, about to take the plunge.

So planning is in progress and targeted take off period is next week/weekend. Some decisions are yet to be finalised and that's mostly because I kinda need more clarity, but God willing, this would happen and it would be the starting point to a new phase for me.

I'm excited. Some nights (like tonight), I'm slightly apprehensive as I think "what if..." , but hey, I'm doing this, whichever way.

I'd like to call September my month of conception, its going to be an amazing month. May all our goals and all out visions come to fruition, may we live our dreams and enjoy the journey along the way.

Have a fulfilling week fam.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Day 7 - You Inspire Me

Because of how strong she is, how focused and determined, how she's able to juggle a her roles as wife, mom, boss lady, sister , friend, entrepreneur and academic, this woman inspires me.

In the midst of it all, her warmth and sincerity just warms my heart. You just can't help but love her. Thanks for impacting my life big sis.

His cockiness had and still has a big impact on me. He lives live with an air that shows how much he believes in his awesomeness irrespective of what anyone else thinks. But what impacts me the most is how large his heart is.

Who or what has had the biggest impact in your own life?



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Friday, September 7, 2012

Day 6- No favourites

Unfortunately, I dont have an answer for today's question....Who is my favourite super-hero? I dont have one.

I thought of scheming through the listof super-hero's I know in my head and picking out the one I like the most but it was a struggle so instead, lemme ask you...Do you have a favourite super-hero? If yes? Who and why...I'm sure it'll be fun getting your responses...cant wait :)
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Day 5- About places....

So today i'm suppose to put up a picture of somewhere I've been to.

Dont have personal pictures showing the resort, emm....hardly spent time outdoors :). So enjoy these ones i got online, and one of me trying my hands at shooting pool...







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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Day 4 - I wish you were gone already

So today, I'm supposed to talk about a habit I wish I didn’t have....hmmm, well, if I can call a mindset a habit then, this is the one we should be talking about....dissatisfaction.

I know its kindda normal for us to have a desire for more and better things in our lives, but when it gets to a point where you can hardly even enjoy where you are, I think that’s a problem, and therein lays my struggle.
In this matter, I’d call myself a work in progress, and that’s because, I’m learning. 

I stumbled on Ann Voskamp’s blog sometime last year and it was a breath of fresh air for me. I’ve learnt practical ways to encourage thanksgiving, I’ve learnt how to consciously decide to rejoice in the things I have, I’ve learnt how to see the beauty in the imperfect situations and I’m still learning with each passing day.
Some days, I have to whisper “Lord help me remain in that place of peace, Help me stay in your rest, help me be quiet within and trusting of You” over and over again. Other days I have to confess to Him that I’m being covetous and I hate that me, I want to be a different me.

Just last week, while taking a shower, I started saying out loud “I am who God says I am, I am grateful, I live a life of thanksgiving, I am amazed at what God has brought into my live and excited for where He is taking me to, I am not covetous, I am not bogged down by other people’s journey, I would not compare myself to others because our journeys are different....and on and on I went. Once again, I felt that someone else was being blessed but not me, and I hated that I felt that way ‘cos when I wrote in my gratitude journal that day (yes, I keep one..lol), I listed a whole lot to be thankful for and it was more than being thankful for life and shelter and food, God had really been great, but just ‘cos I didn’t get this one thing that someone else got, my knickers got in a twist.

In all though, I’m learning that sometimes, even those with the best of intentions, have the silliest and sometimes nastiest of thoughts, but what is important is what we do with those thoughts. So yes, I’ve decided, regardless of what I feel, I would speak the word and the word WOULD renew and transform me because it is life. :)

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Day 3- My friends and I

 Today, I'm supposed to share a picture of me with my friends.

So here we are :)

Yup, I know some fine ladies...I know ;)

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Day 2 - Girl next door

So day 2 questions the meaning behind my blog name.

I like to think its quite explicit, Lord help me if I'm wrong...lol.

Its a blog that hopes to capture the depth of profound greatness in the simple things we do. 

It celebrates the everyday struggle, victory, laughter, tear, discovery....cos its in the accumulation of these experiences that we see profoundness being birth.

Its also a journey for me, through the different phases life has and is bringing me through. The hope is that as I live my life, and share a part of it, as simple and ordinary as it may seem, it'll be a source of encouragement to someone else . I believe so much in the beauty of the seeming ordinary things, cos I've learnt some big lessons from people I believed to be just....well....ordinary.



Also its a blog that hopes to show YOU, how amazing you are, right where you are.

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