All posts tagged: friendship

Reflection: August

One word to describe August is bittersweet. Do wish I could leave it there, but as per my bio, I want to share the good and bad with you… as much as I possibly can. I’ll start off with the “bitter” part, so that I can end on a sweeter note. Firstly myself and Mr Cheerful have broken up. There were many reasons, most too personal to share and I’m not too good at doing personal when it comes to relationships. Either way, the end result is we are no longer together. My go to response when friends and family ask me about it, is “ask me in a month”. Because in this moment, there are no real words, just facial expressions, coupled with awkward silences and usually followed up by a failed attempt at a smile. That’s all I have to say about it, for now. Making its way onto this list is money. Financially this month hasn’t been great,  I could’ve managed my money a lot better. SO in a bid to improve …

Three Things Thursday

Happy Three Things Thursday  I hope you are well? Below my little list of gratitude for the week, Unspoken Words. I woke up a few days ago with this quote from my best friend: sometimes the people who are thousands of miles away from you can make you feel better than the people right beside you.  She is currently going through something really difficult and I’ve felt really guilty for not being able to be there for her. So this message means the world! Knowing that despite the distance, she still feels like I am helping is a really good feeling. A Healthy Distraction: in Books. There’s no better feeling when everything is a little hectic, than finding a healthy distraction for a moment or two. Mine right now is the book I’m reading, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. It’s beautifully written and I’m enjoying the fact that even though I’m more than halfway through, I still have no idea how it’ll end. Recommend a read, even if you REALLY hate cheesy YA books.. Positive …

Contemplation, Week 7

Hello! And welcome to Week 7 of Contemplation. Thanks again to Desley from musings of a frequent flying scientist, for starting the Contemplation series. Each week Desley chooses a prompt from her Kikki.K A Sentence a Day Journal and invites us to share our response. * My post from last week, here. * This week’s prompt: What quality is most important to you in a friend? When I first read the question I made a mental list of qualities, but the two that stuck were loyalty and trustworthiness. It’s difficult choosing just one, I know I keep breaking the rules tsk tsk  😉 so I’ll briefly share why both are important. Loyalty. Such a fantastic one to have, especially towards the people you love. Hearts are formed and broken because of this. There are people no longer in my life because I came to find out that they had been disloyal and once that trust is gone, it’s difficult to get back. Definitely a prerequisite. Trustworthiness. I know it has a lot of similarities to the above BUT I was also …

Reflection: March

Oh March, possibly one of the most reflective months I’ve had in YEARS. There’s so much going on some, I’ll probably never talk about simply because I don’t have the right words. The parts that I do have the words for may sound a little ram-bly (is that a word?) either way, here goes starting with the, Downs … My emotions have been running high with the thought of giving up living abroad (for a while). It’s no secret that I have been extremely homesick and all I’ve wanted was hugs from my best friends and a decent cup of tea! But now that time is approaching, I suddenly remember the little things that I enjoy about living in Japan and will be giving up for example: Going  for late night runs without fear / having random strangers stop me in the middle of the street for a chat even though I don’t understand and can barely respond /  cycling everywhere without fear of some idiot texting whilst driving & knocking me over / polite …

Three Things Thursday

Happy Three Things Thursday … APRIL is around the corner, ahhhh! Moving on, this week was a tad uneventful and emotionally a little more stressful than I would’ve liked BUT these things have helped keep the tears at bay Best friend to the rescue! I feel SO much better today than I have all week because of a phone call I had with her. In it we spoke about the beauty of NOW and appreciating what we have today, I know for sure it was a conversation that needed to happen especially this week. It has made me feel even more grateful for our friendship. We ended it on such a positive note, about me visiting her in L.A which would  be my first trip to North America .. EXCITED is an understatement. FriendaVersay Celebrations. This week my friends from back home decided to create a Facebook group, in order to plan a trip for us to celebrate 10 years of friendship!  My heart did a little happy dance when I got the invite. I met them …

Three Things Thursday

Happy Three Things Thursday people. I hope this week has been all kinds of amazing to you and you’re doing well? Fail of the week, my dog got new treats which is nice but he keeps ummm …ok, no other way to say it but passing wind and it’s made me want to throw up a few times! He loves these treats and I don’t want to be mean by throwing them out, but seriously I can’t wait for him to finish them. Nice way to start huh. Moving on, lets get into what HAS made me smile: Run! Run! Run! I know, who have I become!? BUT running has actually made me really happy. I started using this app called Couch to 5K, which I’ll write about once complete. Currently I’m 6 weeks (out of 9) in and feeling GREAT, this week was tough so I’m really proud of myself. Endorphin’s come at me. P.S I Love You. Mr C has been away since last Friday to be with his family and I won’t lie, …

Three Things Thursday

Happy Three Things Thursday.  How’s your week going? Keeping things short and sweet this week, so let’s jump straight into what has made this week lovely! Best Friend SKYPE! Despite time difference still making it difficult to skype as much as I’d like, my best friend and I had an amazing skype session. We spoke about everything but the majority of the time was spent with us screaming in excitement at the fact that we’ll be re-united SOON! Healthier Choices. I’m still doing Yoga Camp, hooray! But that aside, I’ve also been enjoying going for runs (who I’m I!?) and getting creative in the kitchen this week. Made a delicious and healthy spinach, mushroom frittata which was surprisingly DELICIOUS. (Mans)Best Friend. My dog has been in a sweeter mood (than usual) this week, giving me nothing but kisses and cuddles, which are always WELCOME. It’s definitely making the week run smoother. What or who has made your week lovelier than usual?