It has been a while since i wrote something down on this page. I haven’t been able to write something on my diary too let alone update my daily gratitude journal. I was at a point in my life where i felt like i want to do things differently and to get results. I no longer want to write for the sake of writing. I don’t think i have been writing for the sake of writing but i want to pen down something that i feel is a true reflection of who i am and what i feel at the moment. I haven’t been sure of what i have been feeling lately which is weird and i’m not sure if this is part of growing up. So i’ll just be honest about myself and the directions i’m taking in my life. I want to be intentional in everything i do.
So here are a handful questions that will help me be honest about myself and the directions i’m taking in my life. You too can answer this questions and see what directions you are taking in your life. I got these questions from https://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/10-life-changing-questions-to-ask-yourself-today.html.
So in no particular order;
1. What are you grateful for?
I am grateful for the gift of life. I am alive and healthy.
I am grateful for family and the new additions we have . We were blessed with a niece last year and a nephew early this year. I have grown to love them so much and i don’t go a single day without thinking of them. I am grateful that my family is expanding and we have more people joining us.
I am grateful for my career. Through my career, i have met amazing people, formed friendships, had opportunities i never thought i would ,improved the quality of my life, access to proper medical insurance, pension, improved skill set, and gained independence.
I am grateful for my friends and the people i meet daily who influence my life positively.
I am grateful for the peace, quiet and calm that i am feeling right now.
I am grateful that everyone i love is healthy and doing well in life, or is taking it a day at a time.
I am grateful for where i am right now in my life. I don’t take it for granted that i was granted most of the things i once wished for. This makes me hopeful and i know everything i hope to have is not just wishful thinking but will be granted to me at the right time.
2.How will your life be different in a year?
In a year from now, i hope to have shed extra weight. I am okay with how i look like right now but i feel like i need to shed off extra weight to feel lighter and also to remain healthy and fit. So in a years time, i look forward to a leaner ,curvier, sexier me, if that makes sense.
I hope to have made up my mind on what to invest in and sorted my self financially. I try to find a way to only purchase what i really need and do away with things i could do without.
Is it weird that i think that in a year i will be having my first born?
I want to be at a different place in my career.
3.What nice thing can you do for someone else today?
I can call my parents and siblings just to check out on them.
Be nice to a colleague.
Be kind to the people i interact with today.
Say thank you to a matatu tout after i alight safely.
Give something to someone who needs it.
4.What are you doing to invest in your relationships?
Keep promises. If i promised to visit. I will do so before the first quarter of the year ends. I have been doing this since January and i hope to keep up with my promises.
I hope to check out on my friends and family more. This is something i have been struggling with. I rarely reach out to people and now i am learning to make time for the people i care about.
5.What do you do for fun?
I have been watching a lot of TV and listening to music lately. I haven’t started reading a new book yet . I want to repeat reading a book i felt was so informative and inspiring ; its called the four agreements.
This year i want to have fun outdoors. I plan to zip line, bungee jump, jog, participate in a marathon, hike with friends or strangers and just travel the world.
6.Are you comfortable in your own skin?
Yes i am. I have come to embrace my flaws and love myself. I do not let any part i don’t find appealing in my body to ruin my day. I will still have an awesome day whether my legs are shaven or not! I find myself beautiful and try to keep myself healthy (physically and mentally) and in good spirit .
7.What have been your biggest mistakes?
My biggest mistake was trusting the people i shouldn’t have trusted and ignored indications that they couldn’t be trusted.
Another big mistake was choosing other people instead of choosing myself. I have since learnt to trust my guts and always put myself first.
8. What will people say about you at your funeral?
I hope they say that i touched their lives positively, that they were inspired to realise their potential through me.
I hope they say that i brought love, life and laughter in their life. That i was a friend who stood the test of time, was always there for them, encouraging them and cheering them on to realise their best self.
I hope they say that i lived to my fullest potential. That my kindness and generosity saved their lives.
That they learnt something positive from my blogs and my lifestyle. That they were inspired to lead a positive life because i did it.
Now i hope to be an example and project what i want people to say about me.