Dear November….

Humility – a word in some contexts that has been overused, in others well some need a bit of it #realtalk. HUMILITY plus TRUST, has been top of mind the last few weeks. When the season seems dry, despite being faithful and doing your part, and no answer, its the waiting that is hard to bear bare, being reminded that the answer is in the waiting (cue the violins)…I digress Minimalism is not just about a physical change in one’s environment, but also a change in one’s state of mind (unsure where that came from but I guess it has … Continue reading Dear November….

Its been a minute…

“Stop anticipating the sacrifice, and start anticipating the reward” Chrissy Wright After a blogging hiatus, I was somewhat inspired recently while reading Chrissy Wright’s Business Boutique to get back into it, as academic writing has taken a chunk of my time lately. My hope is that this platform (originally an outlet to heal) will provide a glimpse of things that have caught my eye mind and heart, people/books/articles that intrigue me, and any other bits and bobs that is worth sharing. Mate Ma’a Tonga & Fiji Bati have made the #RLWC2017 Semi FinalsūüáĻūüáīūüáęūüáĮ #PasifikaProud Sarah Robb O’Hagans “Extreme You: Step … Continue reading Its been a minute…

O a’u o le Samoa…

The last five months have flown by so fast, its hard to believe that we are heading into June, it really does feel like yesterday that I was tapping on the keyboard, sharing about my journey to being more intentional with 2017, now two seasons have gone by and Winter is here. Reflecting on this new season ahead, I’m anxious yet excited about the possibilities, and as we continue to really take ownership of what is within our control that naturally things will fall into place. Thankful that God had His own agenda for what my¬† journey would look like … Continue reading O a’u o le Samoa…

Te Whare Takiura o Manukau…Haere Ra

A significant portion of my working life I have served at Manukau Institute of Technology in Otara;¬† that season came to an end this past week. Heart tank was overflowing on Tuesday morning, when people who I have worked alongside over the years, took the time out of their schedules to share in food and fellowship. Some who were unable to be there sent messages, know that I read them all with aroha & gratitude. What began as a 2 year fixed contract, went on to almost 9 years, and alot of personnel have come through Gate 1, Newbury Street … Continue reading Te Whare Takiura o Manukau…Haere Ra

It is for freedom…

Just like that its April, my intentions were to be more regular with my posts this year¬†– oopsie, so I’m hoping that those that started¬†2017 with me ie: decluttering, being more intentional/minimal with¬†ones lifestyle, that¬†it has been a rewarding one so far. For those that have read previous posts, my word for 2017 is FREEDOM, freedom professionally, personally, financially, mentally, and all the other ‘ally’s that you can think of. Freedom in finances is a biggie for me this season, and I don’t know about you, but when it comes to handling finances, for me it really has been a … Continue reading It is for freedom…

Fear less #selftalk

Gazelle like intensity, that’s the aim with 2017, to really be focussed on pursuing¬†FREEDOM in all areas. However when a toothache¬†¬†(like a real one where you’re now on a waitlist for a surgical extraction) means¬†things you had planned for a long weekend comes to a halt,¬†so kick back, hack the pain ( when your best friend says she would rather have contractions than a toothache, I’m like OH NO), and be patient. Consequently, my January minimalism challenge will creep into the beginning of February, and hoping that if you are decluttering ‘stuff’, that you are finding some form of enjoyment … Continue reading Fear less #selftalk

Live with less #selftalk

Cassette tapes¬†takes me back to¬†my childhood, this was the way we were able to dub songs we liked off the radio (pre smartphones/ Spotify/iTunes/Tidal playlists), and have it blasting when we would be doing the chores around the house. Once we¬†were tired of¬†a song, we’d get sellotape to¬†cover the top left and right corners,¬†and¬†dubbed¬†the next song¬†that tickled our ears. Thanks to radio stations like¬†Tainui FM out of Ngaruawahia (Te Reo Irirangi o Tainui, Tainui FM, sheesh still remember the jingle),¬†for those of us in Hamilton¬†that was the only station at the time¬†that we could access¬†that¬†played RnB and Hip Hop, and … Continue reading Live with less #selftalk