Ada'm got married in Anambra today|| STORY TIME
Woke up this morning and our friend who was going to take us from Nnewi to Ada's place fell ill. My heart sunk because, we knew we had to show up for Ada. She was more than a wedding planner to us. She is a sister.
We started looking for alternatives. Most people suggested we do a bike. Not a big deal o but biko, not in another State and at least not in a place we weren't familiar with. Besides, Ada's place is a different Local Government. Chai, I started missing uber and bolt.
Fast forward to a few hours later, I heard a knock on the door and it was Mr. JON. "Ngwa baby, get ready. I found a cab", he said. My face lit up with so much joy because e for pain me if I missed this wedding.
My sweetheart, I am so happy to be a part of your day. So glad that you have began this journey. The Lord is going to do great and marvellous things in your marriage. The battles you fought for me, making sure that I experienced joy on my big day, no wedding planner could have done it for me. I didn't miss being an only girl of my parents because I had you all the way.
Ada, God will bless your marriage with wealth, children, peace and love that can not be broken. I love you and waiting for part 2!
Ps: Ada says I should wear my reception dress for her white wedding. Nne, biko, that dress is for my 5th anniversary when Ejima has come and I have done snatch back😁.
A season X A reason 'when' I wear this piece;
▪︎When the weather is hot
▪︎When I need comfort
Bonus: I don't need to suck belle to make the gown fine😜
Shop the fabric today from @vebafashion and make it your way!
If knowing what you want and insisting on it makes you extra, girl go all the way. They will catch up😉!
In other news, who's coming to Bics Garden in Lekki for #mentedemoda? I have my eyes on some pair of shoes from @13eleventhrift. So clean to be thrift, affordable plus N500 discount off every item. Come through!
[Beauty of Grace]
You are the fountain of the sun’s light,
I am a willow shadow on the ground.
You make my raggedness silky-
The soul at dawn is like darkened water
That slowly begins to say
тнαηк уσυ, тнαηк уσυ.
I feel stunned in this abundance-
Crushed and mesmerized.
No metaphor can say this,
but I can’t stop pointing to the beauty.
If every tip of every hair on me could speak,
I still couldn’t say my gratitude.
In the middle of these oceans and fields,
I stand and say and say again,
and it’s all I say- ι ωιѕн єνєяуσηє
¢συℓ∂ кησω ωнαт ι кησω.
[Grace is a letter to everyone-
You open it. It says, ℓινє [R]➰💌]
[For the Grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people, Titus 2:11]
A day in nature prevails.
What a glorious post New Moon day, crystals charged, glorious sunshine is in abundance and I am am officially on hols now for 10 days.
I was flying to ibiza tonight but checking the weather there and here, I decided to use the good weather here and fly out on Tue instead! Best of both worlds, milking every drop of sunshine I can!! Yes I am a sun bunny, Easter 🐣 , no pun intended!! This time off is for reflection, recharge, to get ready for the next third, my business seems to work in cycles as most clients opt for doing 10 weeks with me, they move on well and I then start a new set constantly meeting new clients. I love it 💥
This works perfectly as I get to have good breaks 3 times a year. ☀️ The start to the year has been amazing, I am highly driven and do push myself a lot due to my over leaves, but good progress is being achieved and am well on my way to teach 50 private clients this year, to doing 3 group workshops, the second one starts on 4th May, and to video my lessons to be available on line (later in the year) also starts on my return from hols.
New website is live, new insta colour feed is running and doing well, social group is formed and 2nd event happens on 22nd May, first newsletter is out, I learnt how to do this, Bidvine is set up as an alternative method to reach clients...
I don’t know where I found the time, but when you focus each day on what needs doing in that moment, you reach goals without really trying!! I am a life path 4, so baby steps are vital to me, to build solid foundations to reach my goals. Having finally grasped the concept of LOA, and mastered sitting in. TRUST, the process is becoming easier.
It’s a continual journey of growth for us all, you can do anything you set your mind to as long as you break it down into baby steps!! What have you achieved this first third, I would love to know?
Have an amazing day, with love Charlie 💜
With each new day... Determine to do different and do better. Break your own barriers and burst your myths. Inspire yourself to push your limits.
There's bread for food, but there's seed for the farmer. Bread eating ... Or seed sowing?
Money is a seed too. Are you planting conscientiously consistently. Or are you eating a lot more than you're planting?
Today... That visage you see in the image, is that of a farmer(me) who has sown another terrific seed. I am so happy. I just created the future.
Life is deliberate. These things don't just happen. You move your life forward by the things you do with your resources.
Time. Cash. Skills. Relationships. Opportunities. There's always something to plant. Its the way of the farmer. Farming is an occupation. It occupies you everyday. There's no such thing as one time farmer.
Farm farmer. Don't eat the seeds with the fruit. Focus on your empire. Protect your vineyard. Tend to your crops. Grow your ability to create more.
Read. Give. Grow. Learn.
Even the sunflowers start in the ground. They have to choose to grow passed all the dirt to bring beauty to the world. What if they stopped growing and changing because it was too hard? How much beauty would the world be missing?
I hear you. Growth is painful and those fears and lies can run so deep. Someone didn’t understand us, believe in us, or spoke negativity over us.
Then we play those messages on repeat.
And let them decide what we’re capable of.
I’m not good at “IT.”
I’ll never be enough.
I’ll make bad choices if I’m successful.
Money or success is the root of all evil.
What if no one else believes in me?
What if they don’t value my work or what I do?
I’m growing so slow, I’m doing it all wrong.
What if I’m not successful? And they were right.
They do it so much better than me.
What if I fail miserably?
Maybe I’m not cut out for this.
Why am I even here?
I should give up.
I’ve heard these lies over and over in life and in business at some point on this journey.
Let’s look around + learn nature’s story of success.
Sunflowers don’t compare or compete to shine.
They simply keep growing + shine because of it.
They never wait for the permission or admiration of others to stand in their glorious strength.
They don’t fear the storms or wind.
They merely strengthen their spines in opposition.
They never slow when other flowers can’t keep up. They don’t act smaller than they are.
Neither do they pretend to be as tall as the trees.
They just hold their heads up high in all kinds of weather and smile at the sky for providing what they need. And the world watches in wonder as they bloom.
Keep blooming friends, you are right where you’re meant to be! 🌻
Have you met or seen my mum? How true is it that we have the same eyes?
Speaking of my mum, I love her with every inch of breath in me and with each passing day, I adore her even more.
Just the other day, I met a situation my mum dealt with for years. Something she handles with so much grace each time it happens. Yet, I couldn't find a grain of strength to deal the way she does *phew*
It just made me realise that it is one thing to see something happen to someone or be told that it happened. Having to experience it yourself is on a whole new level. You begin to truly appreciate the strength within that person.
To my mum🥂💙💜
But don’t be satisfied with stories,
How things have gone with others.
Unfold your own novel,
Without complicated explanation,
So everyone will
understand the passage-
ωє нανє σρєηє∂ уσυ [R]➰📖
[Reflect on what is True, write down your silence, give voice to your thoughts, and let somebody read a chapter or two]
🌟 Just realised my podcast is OFFICIALLY 5-star rated on iTunes! I feel ridiculously proud of this little benchmark. Taking my crazy idea out of my head and putting it out into the ether has been a really special process so far and I can’t wait for all the growth that’s about to come.
The fact that I only have 3 reviews is neither here nor there 😂
The cloud weeps,
And then the garden sprouts.
This rain-weeping and sun-burning
Twine together to make us grow.
Keep your joy sober and
Your grief glistening-
So your life will stay fresh.
Soul of my soul, be water in this now-river,
So jasmine flowers will lift on the brim-
And someone far off can notice
The flower-colors and know,
There’s water here.
“тнє ѕιgη ιѕ ιη тнє ƒα¢є.”
You can look at an orchard and
Tell if it rained last night,
The freshness is self-explanatory.
“Where can you live safely then?”
“ιη ѕυяяєη∂єя” [R]➰🌿
[Captured a few stills of @danica_layne painting beautifully delicate plants at Team Night a few weeks ago. I hope to remind you [and myself] to surrender to the growing pains of this season- “let the dirt do the work”- continue to remain diligent and patiently present in your sowing, painting and living 🌱]
Fun Fact: My dress is African prints but not ankara.
This is printed brocade made from the finest Egyptian cotton. Hence the longetivity of the fabric.
So yes, I re-rock my VEBA prints even when I add a few inches. I simply loosen the dress to fit😉.
Fabric by @vebafashion.
📸 Mr. JON
I’m very thankful for the blessings that the Lord has bestowed upon us at Revive Clinics. So grateful to be working with such passionate & professional team of people that make up the Revive. We celebrated this week our new partnership with @dynamitebeautysalon in Fairfield Heights. Keep an eye on the growth that we have lined up for this year God willing & permitting as you will see the Revive name across Sydney & Australia wide. Thank you all for the support that we have had and for believing in us. #partnership#businessgrowth#blessed#steadygrowth#thebestteam#cosmetics#botox#prp
For those who haven’t seen our story yesterday! We’ve updated our website recently and added a messenger for those who wants to ask questions straight to us in the website!🥂💫🌸 Feel free to have a browse at thinketh.com.au! Remember It’s 📦FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA-WIDE🇦🇺
Bants with the crew 🤣🤣. Now that I think I have your attention, legooo.....
Dear friend, never feel ashamed when things are not going the way you hoped they would.
If that job is no longer giving you joy, stop assuming and start thinking of how to get your joy back.
If that marriage isn't giving you peace, stop being afraid that the world will see you as a failure or hurl abuses at you for a failed marriage. Start thinking of how to get your peace back.
If that business isn't working, don't die in silence. Seek help from people who have the right answers. Don't stay there and be wondering if you should pay for that MASTERCLASS because some people think GOOGLE has the answer. And it does but you know that you need to pick that Aunty's brain sharparly to step up yet you are killing your eyes infront of the screen.
If that friendship is draining you, please feel no guilt going on a detoxification exercise.
If that business is becoming bigger than you, delegate, hire hands that can do the job before you break down mentally.
If that staff is costing you money and bringing you fear, send her on a retreat or send her back to the labor market.
All I am saying is, not every step or decision you take is the right one. It's okay if it was a mistake and you need to take a turn. Make that turn, find your peace, guard it jealously and DO YOU!
I’ve been highly aware of my copper-like tendencies lately [They’re quite unimpressive]; I value the concept of development and change but I also catch myself resisting the process [It’s challenging, unfamiliar and internally strenuous]. I‘ve come to realize, that although it’s hard, the worst thing I can do is harden my heart amidst the adjustments [Sometimes I do this without even realizing it]. Ultimately, time under tension [Easier said than done] will expand the capacity of my abilities- alongside moments of struggle, victory, weakness and strength- there is room for all of it.
[I write this to remind myself, but I also write this to remind you➰🖊 ǝɔɐɹ⅁ ɹoɟ ɯooɹ ǝʌɐǝ˥]
No need to announce the future-
This now is it˙sıɥ⊥
Your deepest need and desire
Is satisfied by the moment’s energy-
Here in your hand.
Observe the wonders as they occur around you.
Don’t claim them.
Feel the artistry moving about,
˙ʇuǝlıs ǝq pu∀
When you eventually see through
The veil to how things ʎllɐǝɹ are,
You will keep saying again and again,
“This is certainly not like I thought it was”
Or, “I cannot praise you as you should be praised. Such words are infinitely puoʎǝq my understanding.” [R]➰⚡️
[A poetic exploration about the limitation of our sight, understanding and intellect;
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
1 Cor. 13:12]
What is your new quater goal?
This morning I woke up with a better understanding of how valuable my time is. Being overwhelmed is valid but never an excuse for mediocrity because it can be addressed.
You need to put into perspective everything that requires your attention and begin to schedule them appropriately.
I found it interesting when a business coach told us at her training that she schedules call time for her dad. In my head, I am like I need to do that not just for my dad but friends, clients, staff and the rest of the family because these personal relationships matter as much. I can't keep expecting those close to me to understand that life is happening to me. I need to just find a way to be in touch.
This quater, the goal is to not just be busy doing everything and feeling tired, overwhelmed, sick and all. The goal is to be busy, optimally productive and in good health. To do this, I will set a goal for each day including social networking and family time.
The woman who sees all my hidden tears and shares in my pain. The one that stays up to fight all my battles. I don't need a mirror or anyone to validate me. She constantly tells me how beautiful I am.
I remember the days when I will dress up to head out and my mum will just be like, 'chai, nne'm, na me born you'. Then she will go on to praise me. I mean if we were Yorubas, my mother's oriki for me will be second to none.
Na me suppose they call and text o, she has called me today to pray for me, sent me text messages and as usual, reminds me how valuable I am.
Happy mother's day my jewel of inestimable value!
You knock at the door of possibility,
Shake your flightless doubts,
Loosen your shoulders-
The grief of what you’ve lost lifts a mirror,
Up to where you’re bravely living.
Expecting the worst, you look, and instead-
Here’s the joyful face you’ve been wanting to see.
Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open,
You would be paralyzed.
уσυя ∂єєρєѕт ρяєѕєη¢є ιѕ ιη єνєяу ѕмαℓℓ ¢σηтяα¢тιηg αη∂ єχραη∂ιηg-
The two as beautifully balanced and coordinated
αѕ вιя∂ωιηgѕ➰🐦 -
[Pieced together some random footage I had to express a few ideas through visuals and words- [Chase the light, stay open to Grace and unexpected Joy hidden around every corner, choose to appreciate the majestic in the mundane] My sister shot the palm tree moments of me near the Opera house, I wish you could see the actual outtakes- [I did not want to do it and gave her lots of sass] thanks for creating with me anyway @nina_manuylo 💚🌿]