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TAKING STOCK: TWO

Its been over six months since I last took stock, there’s not a lot going on with me at the moment but I’m going to do this anyways.

Somethings we are too busy thinking about what happened in the past, all the chaos and things we really want to do in the farther or nearest future that we forget to live in the moment. If you haven’t seen the first one the click on this link to check it out TAKING STOCK ONE .

Lets start with what I’m doing right now, I’m in bed as I type these words.

Making: a list of all the thing I need to do this month, mostly mostly centered around work.

 

Taking: work more seriously than I ever have, I’ve realized that this is what I live for and getting the opportunity to do what I love shouldn’t be taken for granted.

 

Eating: out still, I remember that I said in my previous stock that I’d start cooking my meals and reduce my fast food intake, this is definitely in the works, trust me I’m working on it especially since I need to step up my saving game.

 

Drinking: more water than ever, because I haven’t been on the healthiest diet, I’m making a conscious effort to drink more water than anything else.

 

Reading:  Smart Money Woman , saving money, spending less and living reasonably below my income has been all that I’ve been talking about these past few weeks, my friend Ray sent me a copy of the book and I’ve been reading it for the past week, I love it so far, it is very relatable and has easy little messages and guidelines on how to live smart with money.

 

Wanting: to go on a holiday like yesterday, I’m legitimately  at that point where I just need a break from the chaos that is LIFE, I’m also very aware that i’ll feel this way for at least the next two years and by then i’ll be long overdue for a vacation. I mean, I could go now and regret it later but this year is about making smart choices especially with money.

 

Wasting: no time in taking reasonable risks, sometimes you just have to jump on it, take that risk and do it afraid because most of the time it ends up paying off.

Creating: new makeup looks, lately I’ve been following quite the number of creatives on social media and constantly seeking inspiration from these people. I’m loving how I’m pushing myself to create more bold eye makeup looks than the subtle looks I’d usually opt to create because I know I can be creative I just can’t be lazy about creating.

 

Wishing: I can achieve my 5 year goals in 1 year, lol, if you’ve seen my post about 30 things I want to do before I’m 30 which is only a fraction of my goals… I know I’m an over achiever and that can be exhausting because I tend to put so much pressure on myself, like I’m doing at the moment but I just wish it can all happen at once.

 

Enjoying: the weather lately, its raining season in Nigeria and its been raining quite alone leaving everywhere really cool, it gets sunny but not the usual unbearable kind.

 

Playing: I don’t wanna  by Zayn and Taylor Swift, there’s just something I love about this song. I’m also listening to this marsh up/remix version of  ” I hate you, I love you” from Fifty Shades Darker (don’t judge) I’m just being honest.

 

Loving: my new set up for youtube videos, I just like how it looks behind me whenever I make videos. What I also love is the fact that I can move things around and change the items on the floating shelf.

 

Hoping: that I don’t stay in bed all day today.

 

Maveling: at how much I’ve been able to do in just 2 days.

 

Smelling: fried plantain, lol, my 14 years old kid brother cooks. He’s currently making dodo.

 

Wearing: a grey pajamas pant and a grey tank top.

 

Following: a larger number of creatives on social media because staying motivated and seeking inspirations never gets old in this creative world that I’m in.

 

Noticing: I’m getting better at managing my time and also planning as well as executing, the execution part is not exactly where I want it to be yet but there’s definitely progress.

 

Feeling: very grateful for the past 6 months, most especially the last 2 months, it has been overwhelming with love, growth on so many levels and areas of my life and I know that it can only be GOD my heavenly father doing all these good works in my life. I’m also very thankful for all the things he has promised me that I’m just waiting to come to fruition.

 

Bookmarking:  plugins for Final Cut Pro, looking for new ways to make my content even better for YouTube. If you haven’t already subscribed to my channel you should right away, heres a link  STEPHANIE ANI

 

Opening: my phone everytime a message pops up, it is always on vibrate so I know when notifications come in, lol if you know me you’d know that nothing passes me by most of the time.

 

Giggling: at this photo I just saw on Instagram.

LIFESTYLE

TAKING STOCK | ONE

 

* Takes deep breathe*, *clears throat * I saw this template first on PAMELA IFENEME‘s blog, who got it from SHARON MUNDIA‘s blog, please I have to take a pause here… Sharon found this template on SYDNEY POULTON‘s blog , its a long chain I know but I thought it would be interesting to include it on my blog once or twice a year or even whenever I feel like living in the moment.

Making: more friends, you can never have too many friends and I feel like the more open and positive minded you are the more people want to be your friend.

Eating: Out , I know it’s not a good habit but recently I lost all interest in cooking, I think it’s a phase I’ll soon get over. I’ve also gotten into the habit of eating breakfast. Usually, I forget to eat in the morning most times especially when I’m working but now I make sure I eat something on my way to work or have breakfast delivered to me while I work. Like they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Drinking: more water than I use too, trust me that’s a lot of water ? cause I like water. Water is almost always the first thing I take into my body when I wake up… there’s always a bottle of water by my bedside before I go to bed, I mean you can’t “fast” for almost 9hours or even more and not want to drink water first thing in the morning.

Reading: TALENT IS OVERRATED by GEOFF COLVIN,  I’m not even going to lie to you I only started reading this book today even though I’ve had it for a while. If you are a young entrepreneur like myself  then I recommend this book.

Wanting: so much to Travel, I’ve never been the type to want to leave my comfort zone but recently I’ve been feeling the need to leave and go somewhere I’ve never been. I’d definitely be visiting new countries and states in the coming year, excited about it.

Playing: more gospel music than ever, if you’d agree with me gospel music has a way of keeping you calm and peaceful and whenever I’m feeling emotional or troubled , Hillsong worship to the rescue.

Wasting: No time to take actions, once I think I need to do something I just do, most times I don’t even think, this can be really bad sometimes but most times it works In my favour.

Creating : more makeup looks for my YouTube channel in the coming year, seat tight and watch the space.

Wishing: I can turn back the hands of time, lol.

Enjoying: Nigerian music

 

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Loving: the weather, so it’s what Nigerians call “harmattan” season and during this period the weather is usually really dry, foggy, cold in the evenings and mornings and let me not leave out the dust.

You’d think there’s everything wrong with all of these things right? Now this weather for me makes it the best time to go ham on skincare regimen and for the ladies we try to stay as clean as possible, we moisturize more because nobody wants ashy skin, all of these things together with the weather in turn makes our  my skin look flawless.

Hoping: I become very consistent with blogging and releasing YouTube videos because that’s the plan.

Marveling: At how positive I’m getting by the day.

Smelling: every damn thing it’s almost as if my Sense of smell heightened a 100 times.

Wearing: A shirt dress I got last year from Mango, if you know me well enough you’d know I love outfits from mango, I use to have this friend that loved mango too and we’d always go into the store whenever we were at the mall, it sort of became something we had in common.

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Following: Nigerian music more than I ever use to, there’s been so many new amazing songs from different Nigerian acts, this year has been so lit when it comes to music and I have a few I’m in love with.

Noticing: that I have quite a number of supporters and I truly appreciate all of them most Especially my closest friends, I love you guys.

Knowing: that 2017 is going to be an amazing year recession or not.

Feeling: Grateful for love, peace, good health of the mind and body, great support system, Grace and happiness!!!

Bookmarking: more videos on how to edit Makeup tutorials and photos.

Opening: up more than I ever have.

Giggling: at every baby I see in public, I love kids.

Feeling: like I’m about to say more than you can take In right now so I’m just going to go, I’ll tell you more when next we do this!!!

Happy New Years in advance!!!