Revamp!

Mercy Lord it took me long enough!

Check me out!

I wasn’t feeling the feeling of my blog so I pulled it down to customize, tweak and shift things around, a bit of spring cleaning if you will (while keeping it simple of course). Myself told myself to get this done at least in time for my bloggerversary which by the way:

See how underwhelming those last two lines are? I see you WordPress!

But life then proceeded to point and laugh at me while time kept ticking.

Somehow I felt like I was not being authentic to myself by neglecting my space. I’m damn proud of the longevity of my little blog and the steady watering that makes it bear fruit gives me great joy. Not to mention I was straying farrrrr from my word of 2022 (DISCIPLINE) and the micro-blogging on Instagram and Twitter were not cutting it with all these long form ideas swimming in meh head. So finally I managed to buckle down and get it done.

Is the look perfectly executed as I intended? Not a damn chance with my need for chronic attention to detail, but I decided it was time to release the best of it and continue editing in the background as time goes by, I have words to write dammit…

So I hope you like the revamp! Nothing too out there, just a very crisp and clean look that will invite more peeps to engage. So welcome, go ahead and follow, tell a friend, make yourself at home, feel free to look around, don’t be shy to like what you see and stay for the convo! Follow me for the afterparty on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tik Tok for more thoughts (links below!)

Blessings

TIMDM

Bring de cake!

Happy New Year! Feliz Año Nuevo! Bonne Année! Xīnnián hǎo!

(Google helped me with my Mandarin…)

I feel like I can still send you good tidings even if we are still in the 9th month of January and while it may feel old (especially fuh we who crawling to payday), the year is still basically new. Hell, some people are still writing 2021 for the date, ah could bet meh last struggling Christmas snacks on dat.

I have long given up on the idea of New Year’s Resolutions and if there is anything the last two years of ‘WTF’ have taught us, it is to just be resolute in living every day. So for this new year, much like 2021 (especially when we thought the ‘rona would disappear at midnight and we would return to normalcy), I am keeping my aspirations very measured and I am trying to live my best life one day at a time. As a matter of fact, I have taken up the hashtag #bringthecake stolen without remorse from a recent release from Mary J. Blige who is my aunty/godmother even if she doesn’t know it yet. #bringthecake is a reminder to me to live everyday like it’s your birthday (much like the song which I have on endless repeat). Life is short and rather than live in anticipation of the next big thing, I choose to regard the small victories, day by day.

Now this may not be your recipe, some people are still throwing their line, aiming far to reel in the big goals while others are experiencing ‘failure to launch’, not sure of the what or the how or the why, still shell-shocked from 2021. I regard both positions and to me, they are both acceptable as I am a very strong advocate for ‘do what works for you’.

My 2022 hashtag goes well with my 2022 quote which is again stolen without remorse from Carl Jung, a Swiss theorist I studied many blood moons ago but whose words will be relevant for me this year:

Jung Inspirational Quotes Vision. QuotesGram
A whole Tedtalk in a couple ah lines

I don’t know if it is a thing with being in your forties (and those in the later forties feel free to let me know in the comments please) but suddenly I feel very purposeful with being self-aware and what genuinely connects me to me, as though it is now THE THING that matters. I feel like it is not a new journey but a new type of discovery I am yet to undergo. One thing for sure is that I have made it a definite priority to remain focused on celebrating the person who is going to grow from it all. Sounding good?

Aye, do me a favour and remind me of this whenever I say that my work/gremlinz/husband/plants/students/Trinidad society in general are driving me blasted insane. Feel free to send some damn cake! Ah will appreciate dat.

Bless

TMIDM

P.S. I also have a word for 2022, check it out here and of course lemme know what you picked for your word, quote, mantra or hashtag for 2022 in the comments below!

Season’s Greetings! (Blogmas #12)

Mama ah make it!!!!!

I completed the 12 days of Blogmas Challenge, blogging for 12 days in December and I feel reallllll proud that I lasted all the way through! Congrats to meeeee!!!!

Meeeeeee!!!!!!

This Challenge wasn’t too difficult even though there were times when I wondered if it was really hitting, but I was glad that I accomplished it in my own way. I will definitely applaud the people who did it for 25 days, I have a year to prepare for that level of shakedown. (BTW, I saw that WordPress announced the roll out of “Bloguary”, blogging for the entire month, and I was like…

ehhhhh…….

…but I look forward to reading!)

When I conceptualized how I was going to partake of this challenge I knew that I had to include visual just to spice up de ting so if you aren’t on my Instagram (<–click) you may have missed my version of Vlogmas 2021. Check it out on my IG series and follow me while you’re at it!

To recap here are my eleven previous days of Blogmas:

Advent Calendar, Joy in Expectation, Christmas Snacking, Christmas Throwback, My Christmas soundtrack, Co-parenting at Christmas time, Four Christmas Anti-Traditions, Christmas Magic, A Christmas Triggered, Self Care in Season, Gratitude in Season

Thanks to all of you who engaged in commentary under my blog posts I appreciate it. I am all about growing meaningful community and it will be a major goal for me in 2022 which by the way will be the next time you will see me pop up.

So in this time of strange while we continue to grasp living in a ……..yuh know nah….. you may be up right now still cleaning, baking, wrapping presents or chilling, I want to take the time to wish you all Season’s Greetings which include but are not limited to:

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

Season’s Greetings!

Happy Kwanzaa!

Joyeuses fetes!

Feliz Navidad!

All de best!

Compliments of de season!

Stay safe and stay…

Bless… See you in 2022!

TMIDM