The Inside My Head Tag

Hellooo

Apologies Richa for the delay… Work, life, holiday and getting sick has kept me away from my blog in the last few weeks ๐Ÿ˜•

This is going to be interesting… letting you see inside of my head OMG. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you Richa who writes iscriblr for tagging me, check out her website it’s a fun and informative. She is a very vibrant being.

Here goes:

  • How do I feel at the moment?
    Exhausted busy weekend with B-Day parties. One of it was for my little one. I baked & made a Princess cake for the 1st time for those who know me that’s major ๐Ÿ˜‰. Answer as of 19/5.
  • What do I need more in my life?
    Time & undisturbed sleep for 7 hours each night ๐Ÿ˜
  • What would make me happy right now?
    A holiday to an island paradise… Actually just went on one… Exactly what I needed but came back and got really sick. Erghh hate winter.
  • What is going right in my life?
    Many things and I am grateful.
  • What am I most grateful for? List 10 things.
  1. The higher power and it’s spark within me.
  2. My daughter – who is cause of my physical & mental tiredness but most importantly my Joy.
  3. My husband – He sees me in my full glory. Both good & bad, loves & accepts me for who I am.
  4. My family for their love and support.
  5. My handful of friends
  6. My health.
  7. My home and my beautiful backyard.
  8. Taking ownership of my life and faith that the impossible at times can be possible.
  9. Ability to give and share with those in need.
  10. My blog. It has given an expression to my thoughts and experiences. Being able to share it and with some cool people!
  • When did I experience joy this week?
    Seeing my daughter’s face when she saw the Cinderella B-Day cake I made her. As at 19/5
  • List a small victory/success?
    Finally starting this blog after few years of pondering on it.
  • What is bothering me & why?
    I wish at times I could get out of my head and be present more.
  • What are my priorities at the moment?
    My physical, mental and spiritual health.
  • What do I love about my self?
    I didn’t give up on life, love & joy.
  • Who means the world to me & why?
    My grateful list above. Why? Because each one is a piece of the puzzle, which makes my life. How they fit and come together gives it meaning.
  • If I could share one message with the world, what would it be? Be kind to yourself and as many others as you can. Please smile.
  • What advice would I give to my younger self?
    Your uniqueness is your strength. Don’t settle for what you’re expected to have or to be.
  • What lesson did I learn this week?
    Get out of your head and roll with punches.
  • If I had all the time in the world, what would I do first?
    Travel the world.
  • Whatโ€™s draining my energy?
    To do lists!
  • What does my ideal morning look like?
    Sleeping in, cup of tea and brunch at our favorite cafe.
  • What makes me come alive?
    A good book, an inspirational quote or a life experience or real life story that holds wisdom.
  • What/who inspires me the most?
    Human kindness and love. Above, my blog.
  • Where does my pain originate?
    The atrocities and violations we as humans do to each other.
  • What are my strengths? Loyalty, loving, kindness, not letting what others think affect what I truely want.
  • What is something Iโ€™ve always wanted but too scared to get? Tattoo
  • What is something I would love to learn again ? Bharatha Natiyam – traditional South Indian dance. I used to be crazy about it when I was young.
  • Where would I want to live my ideal life?
    Right here… Not having to work 9 to 5. Having enough money to pursue writing and helping those in need. Winning the lottery would be useful.
  • Where would I like to travel in the next 5 years? Vietnam, Maldives, Egypt, Europe again different parts.
  • What can I do to take better care of myself? Exercise, being present and reduce the noise in my head at times.
  • What hobbies would I like to try?
    Yoga, writting and furniture makeover. Revamp old stuff into new home decor or furniture.
  • When have I done something that I thought I couldnโ€™t do? Had a child.
  • At the end of my life, what do I want my legacy to be? That I made people feel that they mattered and that I cared.

MY NOMINATIONS

Sorry no one, not because I don’t want to know what’s in the heads of some people but because my delayed response has broken the chain ๐Ÿ˜•

So let it end here…

RULES

1 Thank & tag the person that has tagged you
2 Attach the tag photo
3 Answers the โ€˜The Inside My Head Tagโ€™ questions
4 Tag 10-20 friends.

Hope some of it was interesting to read ๐Ÿ˜Š

Memories

These photos are from my first trip to South Island, New Zealand in 2009. The land of the lakes and mountains truely took my breath away… A breath taking liquid for this week’s photo challenge.

I love the lonely bench in the lake and the sky’s reflection on the water so clear, you could mistake it for the sky itself.

Yes I took photos of the prints from 2009๐Ÿ˜….. Even now I like printing photos… There is something about the physicality of albums and smell of books that I cannot let go…

Oneness

 

Is there a slight chance that we will one day see the oneness in all?

A slight chance the human race will evolve beyond the ego.

You and me though differentiated by name, gender, race and colour are not too unlike each other.

I bleed red so do you, my tears flow clear same as yours.

We feel from the heart and we reason with the mind.

You seek love and I seek to be valued.

We are driven by similar dreams and hopes.

Fundamentally it is about knowing we matter.

Since when was life a competition, filled with constant worry of missing out.

That we just want to accumulate all that money can buy, yet be so empty inside.

History was about the conquered lands and Empires built with riches from other lands.

Now it is greed and notoriety that divides.

Politicians and those with wealth continue to create and foster the divisions with fear.

Wars are created from this fear and people are displaced around the globe.

Didn’t they just want a normal life, with their family, just like you and me.

It all started because you thought I was different from you….Not better than you. The war of the egos began, yet to be settled.

Isn’t there a slight chance we can work together for a better world for the next generation.

Happy Mother’s Day

A day to be appreciated and to show appreciation for your mum…

On my birthday day which just went by, my mother spoke to me about the day I was born. She has told me about the day before but I didn’t realise she still thinks of that on my birthday.

She spoke of that day so vividly, I was surprised by her memory. Similarly she remembers the births of my siblings as well. She said, she always wakes up in the mornings of our birthdays and remembers our coming to this world. How beautiful is that…

It felt so nice to be so precious because that’s what my daughter is to me. It was so moving… Each birthday from now I will remember this.

So this year she wrote a memoir of it, so I can have it as a keepsake.

I am humbled and grateful for such Love… So hope all of you have a great Mother’s Day!!

Weekly photo challenge – The place where you belong

My place in the world is certainly not the hustle and bustle of city and neither is it suburbia. Where I feel connected to or belong is ironically two very opposite places. The Mountains and Beach…

This is probably why as you would have seen from my other posts, I love NZ…it has plenty of both…Pity it gets so cold there, otherwise I would love to move there.

So here are some more photos of the mountains and the beach, where my soul feels the most at peace