I have several toxic traits, several. One is that I like to forward films and shows, then rewind and watch it. Knowing full well how it’s gonna end. I know, I know, beats the point, yeah, yeah. Toxic trait. But I take new beginnings a little too seriously too.
For the bulk of 2020 I had a monthly review session looking back at the month that had been and celebrating the highs as well as the lows. I haven’t had the bandwidth to do that in a while, especially because my gap month is over.
I set a few key goals to meet in the past month and all, but one have been met.
June was a fantastic rest month for me. I intentionally elected to slow down and I do feel very rested. June also marked the end of the first half of the year. For the month, I shared daily affirmations and indeed June brought me an abundance of blessings and divine opportunities. Some of which no one really fully comprehends and I keep saying it’s my dani’s prayers. The woman wakes up at 4 am and prays for every single one of us, name by name, generation by generation.
Quote of the Month
Back to basics. The older we get the more we have an expectation that the more complex an experience/thing is, the better. But that’s not necessarily true and over these past few days I’ve been echoing and being reminded of the basic truisms. Things like just because it’s expensive doesn’t mean it’s better, early is better than later, just start, small small steps etc.
I definitely finished the book My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite which was a good and easy read. I broke a personal rule and touched on a few too many books and I’m trying to fix that, so now reading Attached by Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller which is really good and insightful. I like a book that you can relate to and is backed by data and science. (Spoiler alert: Turns out there’s still no quick fix, the best way to resolve is behavioral therapy)
This blog, consistently. I love it here.
Cambridge to see one of my most favorite people in the world and Dallas to spend some time with the family.
About what’s next. I’ve taken the time to think through what endless possibilities there are.
We're finding ways to pass the time
Searching for new meaning
I'm thinking maybe it's a sign
For me and you to take this time
To reset and rewind
The new show, Too Much Information with Ty Ngachira. It’s a Daily Show - like show but set in Kenya with all our isms, which I have thoroughly enjoyed. The writing and scripting has been top notch this season and I highly recommend it.
Happy New Month 🎉 (and second half of the year)