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BOOKS | PREPARING MY DAUGHTER FOR RAIN | KEY BALLAH

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4/25/2017

Following the recent inclination of ‘self-love’ and healing poetry made popular by the Pinterest and Tumblr staple ‘Milk and Honey’ by Rupi Kaur ( which I still have to read) poetry has become and is becoming increasingly more read. Something I, as an avid poetry reader is thoroughly appreciating.

Preparing My Daughter For Rain is one I’ve wanted to read for a while, descibed as a book of lessons dedicated to future daughters on how to survive and heal, I  am very happy I finally got around to reading it because it has certainly been a worthwhile experience. The book follows a very simple layout, structured poems for the body, heart, land and soul.
“You were the inspiration for all of the earth, every rolling hill and rushing stream.”
Key Ballah is a very talented poet, her words hit just as they should and flow so smoothly. However, it was during the ‘Land’ section of the book that Ballah’s writing really shined. She was able to capture the essence of what it means to be a woman of colour in the western world, what it means to be the child of immigrants, and what it means to struggle with self-identity between where you were raised and your true heritage.

“Have you ever looked at your body without the lens of your colonised mind?”
It was a short and sweet collection that can easily be finished within one sitting easily. There were some sections that fell flat and didn’t have the same inspiration behind it, but if you are looking for a fix of self-love and a more transcendent side of womanhood and God this is the perfect place to start.
What really resonated with me whilst reading was the underlying was the pride of what It means to be a woman, what it means to be a daughter and ultimately a mother one day.

“Don't be concerned with other women's beauty. Only admire God's amazing work and wish them well., this earth was made to bite us in half and grind us to bone, but we were made to be kind.”
Preparing My Daughter For Rain is an astounding collection of thought-provoking love letters for all daughters of the world, beautifully crafted as it simply condenses what it means to be a woman.

Stay wild x

19 THINGS BY 19

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4/19/2017


April 16th I became the ripe old age of 19. I thought to turn 18 was a big deal because being legally able to drink was a lot of fun and also legally becoming an adult. However, turning 19 feels a hell of a lot different mainly because of the fact that I am one year away from no longer being a teenager… and it’s a very weird thought process to adapt to. So here are my 19 life lessons I've learnt.

1.    Nobody is perfect. Especially I and that is more than ok.
2.    To keep a balanced clear head, I need to stay organised and on top of my work.
3.    Just because I don’t do things the in the ways anticipated of me doesn’t mean I'm doing them wrong.
4.    You are a amalgamation of the people you choose to your spend the most time with.
5.    There really is nothing erroneous with being alone.
6.    Everyone deals with death differently — and every death is different.
7.    Friends can love you more than any guy potentially ever will.
8.    There's only one proper way to accept a compliment. A simple thank you and a smile will suffice, don’t fight it.
9.    It is so important to take time for yourself.  Mind, body and soul.
10.    Never let an argument last, never hold a grudge, it will make your heart heavy.
11.    I am somebody’s reason to smile.
12.    What others think of me is none of my business.
13.    I am going to be so much more than ‘enough’ for someone someday.
14.    Your perception of others is a reflection of your own reality
15.    Unfortunately, not everyone had good intentions.
16.    It is so ok to be selfish when it is considered indispensable.
17.    Live in the present.
18.    Enjoy the little things. Sunsets, warm weather.
19.    Don’t fucking settle for anything.


p.s
I know I have rejected my blog for over six months now but it has been such a tough six months with inspiration and motivation but here I am with thoughts in my head ready to tackle the next chapter, we can mark this as my return to blogging, something I am very excited for.

Thank you

8 LIFE LESSONS WE CAN ALL LEARN FROM BLAIR WALDORF

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10/18/2016
White and Black Building Near Building during DaytimeShe may be a total bitch and snobby and very pretentious but Blair Waldorf is a woman of her own will, and that is something I think we can all admire. As a gossip girl fan, and even bigger fan of Blair I feel like she has lived her life to the fullest we can all learn from her and follow in her footsteps to become women of our own will. These are the lessons that Blair Waldorf taught me…

LIFE LATELY 30.9.16

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10/06/2016

Bittersweet September has come and gone. It’s no longer summer and we can welcome autumn with open arms and the smell of cinnamon. I’ve tried to focus a lot more in September and get stuff done, especially with my blog- which I can proudly say I’ve done quite well to post more on- and in my day to day life. Here is what happened in September…

AUTUMN & FALL ESSENTIALS

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9/28/2016

As of Thursday, September 22nd , it was officially astronomical fall in the Northern Hemisphere. Also known as the certified start of the autumn fall season. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer it’s my favourite season, however, I have grown to enjoy autumn way more and I have such an unhealthy obsession for Halloween. Similar to the summer season there is a list of essentials needed for survival in the autumn time, therefore I have compiled a list that I would say are absolute fall essentials.

BOOKS: YOU WERE HERE BY CORI MCCARTHY

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9/23/2016
Image result for YOU WERE HERE BY CORI MCCARTHYGrief turned Jaycee into a daredevil, but can she dare to deal with her past?

On the anniversary of her daredevil brother's death, Jaycee attempts to break into Jake's favourite hideout—the petrifying ruins of an insane asylum. Joined by four classmates, each with their own brand of dysfunction, Jaycee discovers a map detailing her brother's exploration and the unfinished dares he left behind.

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