Day 293: Get Well Soon

I know your nose is fully blocked

And your head is pounding with pain

I know the snot never ceases

And the throat is ever so sore

I know your back aches continuously

And your eyes are filled with water

I know you wish the days would stop

And that you’d stay in bed forever

Oh but I tell you, you’ll get well soon.

Thank you for reading.

Day 292: Retreat

I was told recently that a retreat shouldn’t be called a retreat because it emphasises going backwards. In war when you retreat, it’s because you’re losing and the enemy is fast approaching. So instead I was told that it should be called an advance. That you are moving forward, taking enemy territory in order to win the battle.

That a week away from everything in a calm, relaxing environment should be called an advance. This is because you’re not going backwards but instead taking the necessary steps (through relaxation, yoga, meditation etc.) to move forward in life. To advance to the next stage.

Thank you for reading.

Day 291: Weekend

Top 5 reasons why I love the weekend:

1) No work. I love the fact that I get two days to relax and unwind from my 5 days of work.

2) No alarm. As a consequence of not having work on a weekend, I get to sleep more. I get to wake up later and rest more!

3) Slower pace. I love the slow pace of the weekend. I’m never in any rush to do something or go somewhere. Everything is so much more relaxed.

4) Social life. I can actually have a social life without worrying about going to work the next day.

5) No routine. Weekends are the only time I don’t have a routine. I don’t have a designated breakfast time, I don’t eat all 3 meals on the weekend, I snack more. I’m just free to make things up as I go along, which is a privilege that I don’t get during the weekdays.

Thank you for reading.

Day 290: Sun

The sun is gracing us with its presence

It’s beautiful rays penetrating my windows

The lights it brings brightens my morning

It urges me to get dressed and go out

To bask in all it’s glory

It directs me to a path

Filled with greenery and beautiful scenery

Oh what a morning it is

To be out and directly under the sun’s gaze.

Thank you for reading.

Day 289: Imperfections

To all the laughters that are far too loud

And the ones that can barely be heard

To the snorters and their different sounds

And the clappers and thigh tappers

To all the faces with too much makeup

Or the ones with barely enough

To the faces filled with pimples

And the ones with uneven skin tones

To all the one who are far too tall

And the ones not tall enough

To the bodies that don’t make sense

And the ones that don’t feel right

To all the ones living their lives

Being perfectly imperfect

And the ones who wish

that they could change it all.

This one is for us.

Thank you for reading.

Day 288: Birthday

She sat down surrounded by all her friends, smiling and loving the attention. She had recently gotten her hair, lashes and nails done, and she looked like a Queen. She began a conversation with the man on her left, pretending not to see the cake in front of her.

With the main meals eaten, it was time to finally get into the cake. There were well wishes and cards thrown at the birthday girl, even the new additions to the group looked excited. No song was sang but jubilation was felt by all. The cake was cut into pieces, with the birthday girl getting the best slice. We ate, we talked, and we got back to work.

Thank you for reading.

Day 287: Toni

So I asked a friend to give me a theme to base today’s blog post on and she said “me”. So here goes, today’s blog post is dedicated to Toni.

I remember the first time you had lunch with us

I remember thinking who the hell is she

I remember liking you after our first lunch

Thinking we could be friends

I remember the first time I bumped into you

On your floor on my way to the loo

I remember our Facebook conversations

Laughing about what the future holds

I remember our WhatsApp conversations

And screenshots of Facebook predictions.

Thank you for reading.

Day 286: Forgotten

I can’t believe I forgot

That I laid in bed peacefully asleep

That all the thoughts had disappeared

I can’t belief how easy it was

To leave it all behind

To close my eyes and let it go

As if it had meant nothing before

I can’t believe I forgot.

Thank you for reading.

Day 285: Italian

I love Italian food, it is by far my favourite western cuisine. Whether it’s an inauthentic chain restaurant or an authentic independently owned family run Italian restaurant, I love it all.

What’s not to love about Italian food? Pasta, pizza, lasagne, gelato, wine, I love it all.

My ideal European getaway would be travelling through Italy and tasting all the food, and seeing how all the different regions make things differently. I remember visiting Bologna (the city that spaghetti bolognese was named after) and falling in love with the food. It was so different from the Italian food that I had eaten in Venice and Milan, but it still tasted so good.

Thank you for reading.

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