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

Less is more… #selftalk

Before I get stuck into my progress post for today, I came across the following site Unsplash while reading a few things on The Minimalists website during the week. Some amazing photos that you can use for free ( literally do whatever you want kinda free),  just a thought for the one or two of you reading this that might find that sort of info interesting:) One that caught my eye: Photo by Linda Xu Reason being it was only a few years ago when we went to Aussie for Soulfest that I took the following pic in the same area in Melbourne … Continue reading Less is more… #selftalk

2017 new intentions…

January is the month when many start setting new resolutions/goals, with the aim to go full steam ahead to start ticking  goals that maybe they weren’t able to fully complete in 2016 (or in previous years in my case). I’ve decided that for 2017 rather than have resolutions, to create new INTENTIONS for 2017. One of my intentions, is to have a more minimalistic approach in the way I live. Looking to initially start within my home, and will adopt it in my work and life overall thereafter #minimalmoana How this came about:  In the last week of December which is my usual timeframe when … Continue reading 2017 new intentions…