Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Little Black Book By Otegha Uwagba

Little Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women is the modern career guide every creative woman needs.

Full of fresh ideas and no-nonsense practical advice, Otegha Uwagba takes you through everything you need to build a successful self-made career from money management to building a killer personal brand...'

Little Black Book is described as 'a must read guide for all creative women looking to navigate the world of work'. It really is what it says on the tin and to top it off it is an easy, digestable read which you could finish in a day if you are dedicated enough! The book is ideal for pursuing any type of creative venture whether that is a youtube channel or a podcast but definitely not limited to the creative field. It did feel as though the advice given was common sense but for me this was a slight relief because I tend to doubt my common sense and inititiave. Sometimes it is reassuring to know that your thoughts are shared and you have valid views on managing to do certain things. The most helpful chapters for me were, Ways to Maximise your Productivity & Overcoming Creative. These particularly stuck out for me because Otegha goes on to explain the bad habits some of us having and dealing with them appropriately in order to reach our best work potential.

Little Black Book is available to purchase from Wordery.


Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Dollhouse: A Collection

My current read is Dollhouse by the Kardashian sisters and I decided to make a photo collage inspired by the Keeping Up stars. Initally I wanted it to be a moodboard but I kind of lost sight of what I was supoosed to be creating along the way and eventually just ended up with a collage of them all. To be fair, the sisters have commonly referred to one another as 'doll' as a teem of endearment so what better way to round up a collage of doll-like imagery of them?

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Welcome July

The seventh month has arrived and 2018 is 50% completed! It feels like only yesterday that the month of June had begun, I have no idea where time is flying to!

We are halfway through the year and this is a great time to do some reflection on how far we have come since January. It also the perfect time to have a deep think about where we want the direction of the rest of the next 6 months of the year to go in. I always try to let myself that each day that goes past is new day for new opportunities - anything can happen. To be truthful having hope is one of the main things which encourages me to keep on going even during my worst days. There are always better days ahead.

I hope that we all have a brilliant month of July and it will be a memorable month for all the right reasons.

Take care x

Thursday, 28 June 2018

F o r e v e r 2 1

It is strange to think I have been on this earth for over two decades! My birthday was on the 21st June and it was also my Golden birthday which is the day in which your brithday falls on the age you are turning (just a random fact there for you). I am super blessed to have made it this far. Although I am still very young it is important for me to acknowledge this because many people do not even live to see this far so I am grateful to God for keeping me and giving me more chances here than I deserve.

Cheer to 21 + 21 + 21 more yearsπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Welcome June

Aside from the months of autum and winter, June has to be my favourite month of the year particularly because it is my birthday month! I am so thankful that God has brought me this far and I am looking forward to what the rest of the month has to offer. This year has been going by so fast, it's unreal. I am happy to still be around and explore what thre future has to come. To all the lovely June babies: I hope you continue to work hard toward reaching your goals and enjoy your time doing so. There is no rush to get ahead of anyone, work at your own pace and you will do just fine.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Acknowledging Smaller Accomplishments

Life is a long journey and along that journey we encounter both amazing and stressful experiences. We reach huge milestones and they call for big celebrations like graduation and wedding anniversaries. Sometimes, though, it is easy to forget the smaller achievements that often go unnoticed by others. I think we should start congratulating ourselves for our mini goals that we don't express outwardly whether that is simply learning how to cornow, improving your makeup skills or researching another skill you want to develop your understanding of. It may sound basic but just acknowledging the simple things helps so much with challenging yourself to stretch yourself even further.

I am incedibly forgetful. I can't even begin to tell you how bad my memory has become over the last few years so I would like to start making note of my smaller goals and achievements as I will be able to look back and see exactly what exactly I have accomplished.

I have been blogging for a couple of years now and I have never done anything to celebrate my loyalty and consistency with it. It is a big deal to me because it shows that I can be committed and faithful to whatever I put my mind to. I could have easily given up on this because my views may not have been in the thousands, I may not have been receiving the engagement that I wanted but the most important thing is that I have stuck through it. My blog is something I can hold on to and be proud of in years to come.

You really don't have to wait for people to reward for what you have done well, you may as well do it yourself. I, we, owe ourselves that much.

What achievements have you forgotten to reward yourself for?

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Jacqueline Wilson Releases New Book

A wonderful new story starring old friends and new from the much-beloved Victorian world of Hetty Feather. 
Rose Rivers lives in a beautiful house with her artist father, her difficult, fragile mother and her many siblings. She has everything money can buy - beautiful dresses, horse-riding lessons, books - but she’s not satisfied. Why can’t she be sent away to a good school like her twin brother? Why can’t she learn to become a famous artist like her father or his friend Paris Walker. Why is life so unfair for people who were not born rich? 

When a young girl, Clover Moon, joins the household as a nursemaid to Rose’s troubled sister Beth, Rose finds a true friend for the first time and she starts to learn more about the world outside. Will Rose finally achieve her dreams? And will she be able to help Clover find her own dream? - AMAZON

Rose Rivers is available for purchase today on Amazon.