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Love your job, whatever it is

This short film challenged me to love my work and to do it to the best of my ability.

Pins I am loving

I love window seats … they are so dreamy and this one has additional space at the bottom

There is something about wearing a jumpsuit to a wedding or on a wedding lineup

Jewel Tones: Deep Greens

I love the pink couch .. what a dream

 

There is something about this dress …. 

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In light of the new phase I am in presently,I decided to share parenting-related articles

Me Lately …

So exactly four weeks ago I had a baby girl and I am currently enjoying the quiet mornings and getting to know her a bit better.

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Our Little Miss (OLM)

Our hearts are warm and we and our families feel mightily blessed and this reminds me again of my memory verse for 2019: The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance (Psalm 16:6).

I may be a bit scarce on this here blog but will pop in every so often with posts.

 

A Beautiful Office

I recently pinned this picture below:

A clever layout in the study, with wall storage shelves and an integrated desk wrapped around the corner, maximises the space. #smallhomeofficefurniturestorage

  • I love the fact that the work area is set up against the window, I love to work facing windows so if my mind wanders I can look at something pretty or unexpected.
  • I love the storage on the left and on the top.
  • It doesn’t hurt that the Mr and I could work side-by-side.

 

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On being Other

 

Only Black

Only Female

Only Foreigner

Youngest person

…. although I would change the fact that she had to transform into the mainstream to get a seat at the table. What if the mainstream changed to accommodate her and she did not morph into a gatekeeper for the new “other”.

 

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38 Books in 2018

See the full list below.

Key: *** Highly Recommend ** Yeah, why not read it *Nah, only read if you have nothing else (No star) I have no feelings on the book

  1. Wizard of the Crow – Ngugi wa Thiong’o ***
  2. A Column of Fire – Ken Follet ***
  3. Her Body and Other Parties – Carmen Maria Machado
  4. Dear Ijeawele – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie **
  5. So Long A Letter – Mariam Bä ***
  6. Silver Sparrow – Tayari Jones *
  7. The Mystery of Mercy Close – Marian Keyes
  8. All the Single Ladies – Rebecca Traister ***
  9. The Buddha in the Attic – Julie Otsuka **
  10. The Black Path – Åsa Larsson
  11. The Break – Marian Keyes
  12. The Bridge to Brilliance – Nadia Lopez with Rebecca Paley **
  13. Whatever it takes – Adele Parks
  14. Fate and Furies – Lauren Groff ***
  15. Still Me – Jojo Moyes ***
  16. An American Marriage – Tayari Jones *
  17. Free Food For Millionaires – Min Jin Lee *
  18. The Spider King’s Daughter – Chibundu Onuzo **
  19. Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine – Gail Honeyman *
  20. The Radiance of Tomorrow – Ishmael Beah
  21. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas **
  22. The Wangs Vs The World – Jade Chang
  23. Feminism Is – edited by Jen Thorpe ***
  24. Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
  25. Bad Feminist – Roxanne Gay ***
  26. China Rich Girlfriend – Kevin Kwan
  27. Rich People Problems – Kevin Kwan
  28. The Ones with purpose – Cynthia Jele **
  29. The Blessed Girl – Angela Makholwa **
  30. Gold Diggers: A novel – Sue Nyathi ***
  31. What it means when a man falls from the sky – Lesley Nneka Arimah **
  32. An Image in the Mirror – Ijangolet S Ogwang *
  33. Flame and Song – Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa *
  34. A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara ***
  35. Educated – Tara Westover **
  36. Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng *
  37. Nine Perfect Strangers –  Liane Moriarty ***
  38. A Spark of Light – Jodi Picoult ***

My book of the year was A Little Life. This book gave me all the feels and I loved that it was about male friendships. Please do yourself a favour and also read it.

Notable mentions were: Gold Diggers: A Novel and Fates and Furies.

Books I wanted to like but just.did.not: An American Marriage, Flame and Song, An Image in the Mirror and Everything I Never Told you.

How many books did you get through last year?

 

An African Animated Short Film

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TED’s winter reading list: 78 feel-good books — ideas.ted.com

Enthusiastic recommendations for reads that will provide you with abundant reasons to rejoice, reflect or recharge, as suggested by TED speakers and TED-Ed educators. If you’re searching for some calm The Peace of Wild Things: And Other Poems by Wendell Berry This little book of poetry is my current morning dose of calm, and I use…

via TED’s winter reading list: 78 feel-good books — ideas.ted.com

In case you are looking for some great reading recommendations and some great TED talks to listen to.