After three million years, my friends, here is another Thursday Thoughts post. Here is a little update on Woman Scribbles life lately.
- Kiddos. My baby son is now almost half a year old. The growing up is happening too fast. Each day is happening too fast. I have definitely scaled down on the amount of work I do each day, and I see to it that each task that goes into my planner is really worth prioritizing. That way, I am able to work in an efficient way as I put a lot of non-urgent things in the back oven. And I also get to cherish this tender babyhood stage by not doing so much on a given day. We are also on remote learning. So we have made beards, practiced writing some of the letters of the alphabet, wrote numbers, counted in French and made lots of playdough. This girl is still on her super bubbly stage. I hope this never ends. Also, I think I am starting to have a preview of my eldest daughter’s teenage life. I mean, she is not there yet but staying behind closed doors, hours and hours of chatting with friends on Messenger Kids, the choices of her fiction books, and lots of complaining? Tell me now, my friends, this is it, right? Needless to say, I am not ready. I was just changing her diapers last month, wasn’t I?
- Blog Extra Curiculars. One thing I have learned to really, really love in my blogging journey is food photography. The process itself can be challenging at times, but once I got the composition, styling, and light set up, and as I snap one shot after another, I experience full bliss. Seeing the finished photos is equally satisfying. And because I love this craft, I have set up a food photo portfolio to gather them together all in one place. I cannot wait to build this along the way and see my improvements with time. I also got interviewed for a short segment on CBC Radio Canada ( thank you, Ms. Madeleine Cummings). The segment discusses the economics of food blogging and SEO. Here it is, If you want to hear my awkward voice. If you also want to see my awkward speaking, here is a short video interview from a few years back. Enjoy (laughing) 🙂
- Frontier Folly (by Ree Drummond)- Ree has a way with words. She is such a gifted storyteller and she captivates my heart with her humor, her heartwarming stories, and her humility. I just love her.
- Happiness is the Way (Dr. Wayne Dyer)-Dr. Dyer put into writing a lot of things that I want to learn. His writing style makes me feel like I am reading a college textbook, only the lessons are not academic, but about life. So powerful yet so simple. So profound and life-changing.
- There is a Spiritual Solution To Everything (Dr. Wayne Dyer)- I have grown to love Mr. Wayne in the last month I have been reading his work. He is endearing, kind and writes with a gentle power. In this book, I have learned about Spirituality beyond religion, about the spirituality that sits deep within us, and the all-encompassing love that is in the Universe.
- Empowering Women (Louise Hay)– this is a re-read. I did not relate to it before as much as I do now, but after reading Mr. Dyer, Esther Hicks and Gabriel Bernstein, every word in this book just make perfect sense. And I am loving Louise Hay (as in super, super love) too. She and all the authors mentioned inspire me towards the important lesson that our thought plays a major role in our life. The way we think determines the quality of our life.
All of these books have come to me at the right time, saving me and giving me the exact lessons I need to get through a shaky time. Where I used to be wallowing deep in worry, fear, and scary projections, I am now at peace, trusting and allowing. Where I used to suffer and think I have to go through things alone, I now take time to be still and find the answers within. Indeed, there is a spiritual solution to everything. I am never alone and the Universe is perfect.