Remember how the new year was sparkly and full of promise? I know time flies but damn February was not here for me. I blinked and here we are. Can we boycott 24 hours as a concept? I need to complete my daily tasks for crying out loud. Whilst finding my way in societal shifts, I may have overindulged in the fun stuff. I’ve been scanning for signals of change which meant most of my time was consumed reading about blog stuff. If you were looking to start a blog on how to blog, here’s a reader on the ready. With a curated passion manifesto for the month that February Folder was.
Minimalism – “if you get a book that’s great make sure to minimize it after.” The good guys from The Minimalists Podcast are featured and seeing how they live true to word lends them some form of credibility. There’s so much junk we bring to our space & this docu serves to remind us to just live with less.
Shot In The Dark – admittedly I have struggled to finish it but it’s wonderful to find out what it takes to get that ‘perfect’ visual shot that makes it to the news bulletin.
Anyone watching Here And Now? I don’t like the dark turn it’s taking but might just stick around for Jerrika Hinton’s sass.
Bumped into a wedding shoot by The Mentalyst and let’s just say I am sold!
Quincy Jones made some wild comments and the reaction was even wilder. He’s that friend you don’t want near any of your possible secrets.
Pinch Of Yum is an easy pick. Who doesn’t love good recipes?
The podcast production scene in Kenya is still small. Somebody has to take advantage of this void eventually. I spent a reasonable amount of time searching for a particular niche. The results were futile. That doesn’t mean I didn’t dive into other creators fully formed on the scene and making waves while doing it. We’ll get into that some other time.
Invisibilia – another NPR Pod for armchair psychologists. Love the storytelling.
The Blogging Pod – yup, my thing now.
The Read – binge-worthy.
Make Me Feel – Such a funky jam by Janelle Monáe. With Prince all over it.
Marvel absorbed Osborne Macharia and all his creativity to come up with an exclusive art piece for Black Panther. Need I say more.
The first article I have found that seems to offer practical solutions to our everyday anxiety troubles. Full of good. This battle must be fought anew every day.
Forget the activity jars on Pinterest ( for a minute or two) If you manage to finish this list then come for your retirement plan asap.
Travel used to be my thing. I loved seeing new places meeting people and experiencing different cultures that come with it. I would travel on a budget whenever necessary. I just wanted to be out there. Life then happened. Now I am comfortable staying in my comfort zone literally which is tragic, to say the least. Of course the cons now are packing for
three two. A full-time job. Recently I have been itching to explore all of Malindi for the remainder of the year. Trello came through once again for my itinerary. Not scheduled, no pressure but I would love the opportunity to visit each and every place and of course document it.
Currently reading 2 books at a go because why not? Okay, I was too greedy to wait for Become an idea machine by Claudia Altucher to end. So I figured I might as well throw Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art into the mix and see what tickled my fancy. Told you I have a ravenous appetite for guidance. Apart from the obvious sell traps, the explosion of self-help books is ironical considering you’re really seeking guidance.
Loving Altucher’s thoughts on becoming an idea machine. Worth note, when you’re up against the wall, ideas will force themselves out of you. The War of Art hits close to home. Just when you thought Resistance is a movement by our opposition, you learn that it will bury you. The symptoms are simple, the side effects brutal. Grab a copy.
Mom guilt is the annoying friend who keeps reminding you of your inadequacies. Motherhood is constantly questioning if you’re good enough. These few months have been tough on me re Mandla hitting a plateau in weight chart and consequently losing weight. I dreaded going for the monthly checkups even. I was distraught. I was not doing my job as a mom in my eyes. Funny thing is Mandla didn’t care. He ate on his own terms. Still does. So I just have to readjust my schedule to fit his needs. For now. Last week the scales tilted to his favor (mine to be honest) and all of a sudden half my problems went away. I was reminded that this journey is tough for all of us. We just find a way to make it better.
I wish I could DIY it myself but I guess we can’t know everything. Only came up with the designs and the good guys at Newspaceke came through with really awesome looking throw pillow covers. Wait till I get the final look on display 🙂
Currently obsessing over toddler bedroom ideas.
Self-teaching HTML. And eventually, build my own website. Definitely not one of those speak into existence things. I have to put in a lot of work. So far 3 false starts but we have lift off. Can’t wait to see what comes out of it.
Evernote is my typical case of the ex. It doesn’t want to leave yet it’s of no service to me anymore. Why should I upgrade to access my notes offline? Why????
Granted it was a good servant, a hard worker, right before the endless updates but we need closure. I keep reinstalling it to see what else it can offer but I keep hitting those dead ends. You’ve got to go, Evernote. Let’s not make this any more painful.
OneNote is my replacement, trust me it’s not any better but functionality is all I need right now. The visuals can wait.
My Taking Stock Series was inspired by Pip whose draft who can use to come up with your own list.
Or you could try mine. Here’s a blank one.
Good Work Lilian. Keep keeping on.