Kind remindHer: Every time you want to give up, please don’t.

Is it just me or do you also feel a bit disheartened today because of lock down? Good afternoon all! It’s around 4 p.m in South Africa. I am happy and grateful to enjoy today, investing time and effort into my blogs and appreciating all the good that has surfaced in my life because ofContinue reading “Kind remindHer: Every time you want to give up, please don’t.”

It’s Good Friday and I am UPSET!

This morning when I woke up the first two thoughts that came to mind was : acceptance and well wishes. I accepted myself. And I wished myself well. Then I sent that message out into the Universe, therefore accepting everything and everyone and wishing everyone and everything well. Then, I  affirmed: I am grateful forContinue reading “It’s Good Friday and I am UPSET!”

I am emotionally bankrupt. Accepting donations of kindness, softness, patience,emotional support, mindfulness,warmth and understanding now and beyond.

I have been back home for about 4 months now and it’s been a very challenging and demanding return. I have done my best to prepare others for the worst, so that they may take the initiative to help me get back to my best, so I can get on with life but it hasContinue reading “I am emotionally bankrupt. Accepting donations of kindness, softness, patience,emotional support, mindfulness,warmth and understanding now and beyond.”

Out of sight. Out of mind. How being left out and excluded hurts on the inside and often shows on the outside- a world view.

Disclaimer: The following post has nothing to do with any one person or any specific event. I use my writing as a vehicle of expression, self- therapy, self – discovery and self- healing. If this does not find you well. Simply let it be. I thank you kindly.   Good morning everyone! It’s 11 a.mContinue reading “Out of sight. Out of mind. How being left out and excluded hurts on the inside and often shows on the outside- a world view.”

Assigning new meaning to love: Happy Valentine’s day to each and every one !

Good evening everyone! I hope this finds you all very well. It’s now 8:25 p.m in South Africa. I am currently in Lansdowne, to be exact and I am in the comfort of  one of my aunt’s homes. I have recently been fortunate enough to reconnect with her as well as one of my cousins,Continue reading “Assigning new meaning to love: Happy Valentine’s day to each and every one !”

For the month of love, why not love yourself and others unapologetically.

Good morning beautiful people! It’s already the 8th of February 2020 and it’s 9:28 a.m right now in South Africa. I hope that wherever you find yourself right now that you are well. 2020 is blessing us with so much good fortune and moment to moment miracles that I am compelled to write what onContinue reading “For the month of love, why not love yourself and others unapologetically.”

Dear high-mai’s, you do look good on my arm but your unresolved daddy issues does you and me more harm in the long run.

This is an open letter to the high – maintenance women I have had the pleasure of dating and shared friendships with. I am about to hurt your feelings but heal your heart. So pay attention. I know you are used to attention being paid to you but today I am flipping the script andContinue reading “Dear high-mai’s, you do look good on my arm but your unresolved daddy issues does you and me more harm in the long run.”

Why and how I won in 2019. Guess what? So did you. Winners win and winners gain. Even our losses are gains.

  With exactly two weeks left of 2019 and the end of a decade I am doing my yearly audit  to see how far I have progressed in all areas of my life. This is an excellent exercise for anyone who suffers from anxiety and depression, their sexuality,sexual identity, their gender identity,someone who has goneContinue reading “Why and how I won in 2019. Guess what? So did you. Winners win and winners gain. Even our losses are gains.”

Growing pains in same – sex romantic relationships local and abroad.

Today is the 14th of December 2019 and it is around 10:30 p.m and I just arrived at my Happy Place in Struisbaai, South Africa. This is the one place where I can come for peace of mind and wash my spirit clean of all the gunk that I have accumulated from the year’s work.Continue reading “Growing pains in same – sex romantic relationships local and abroad.”

A passing back home is still very much a passing for us who are far away from home. We may not be physically able to be there by your side, but we are there in spirit and we mourn and celebrate the life that was lost with you.

*  Disclaimer: If you have recently lost a loved one or if you are still in mourning, please read with caution. Or better yet, save this for a later read as to not upset yourself if you think that you might still need some time out and some time off from the rest of theContinue reading “A passing back home is still very much a passing for us who are far away from home. We may not be physically able to be there by your side, but we are there in spirit and we mourn and celebrate the life that was lost with you.”

STEP 7: The expat- effect, how others might view or receive us vs. how we would like to be viewed or received. Defy who you are and what you represent by being respectful, consistent and yourself.

Good afternoon beautiful beings! It is a rainy day today, but rain brings cleansing and nourishment to my soul, so I am not complaining at all but grinning from ear to ear. It is 28 January 15:37 p.m and this has been an exciting month. I have transitioned from being an ESL teacher to nowContinue reading “STEP 7: The expat- effect, how others might view or receive us vs. how we would like to be viewed or received. Defy who you are and what you represent by being respectful, consistent and yourself.”

Step 6: Poverty mindset vs. Growth mindset. How being a traveler and expat can grow you or bury you.

Good afternoon beautiful souls, we are well into week three of 2019! It’s 2:05 pm right now, 21 January 2019. Today we will take a look at STEP 6: Poverty mindset vs. Growth mindset. If you have read my ” Dear future self ” post, you might have noticed that  I had mentioned that even thoughContinue reading “Step 6: Poverty mindset vs. Growth mindset. How being a traveler and expat can grow you or bury you.”

STEP 5: Culture shock; what to expect, how to process things and how to embrace your new host culture.

    Good morning beautiful angels! The Universe woke me up at 4 a.m this morning. I have no idea why, but after rolling around in bed until 6 a.m, I simply got up, put on my track pants and took a brisk 3 km walk with my dog. It is now 8 a.m, 19 January,Continue reading “STEP 5: Culture shock; what to expect, how to process things and how to embrace your new host culture.”

Step 4: Acculturation and acclimatization. Getting familiar with your new surroundings. Why you should rather fit in, blend in and NOT stand out.

Good morning my beauties! I hope all is well with everything and everyone wherever you are. For those of you who have joined me in my /our now blome ( blog +home= blome remember), it is great to have you here. Take several seats and get comfy. Our life lesson is in session! Today isContinue reading “Step 4: Acculturation and acclimatization. Getting familiar with your new surroundings. Why you should rather fit in, blend in and NOT stand out.”

“Dear future self” two years later. What have we learnt, improved upon and mastered so far?

Good evening beautiful souls! I hope all is well wherever you might find yourself. It is around 7: 45 pm and today is 15 January 2019. Can you believe that January is already mid way?!? That is amazing is it not? I started my self-development journey 24 weeks ago. Which equals to 6 months ofContinue reading ““Dear future self” two years later. What have we learnt, improved upon and mastered so far?”

An international love series “International loving ” told by fellow expats from around the world, through my digital pen.

Good evening beautiful souls and welcome to our blog about international glow up. It is around 8 p.m on a slightly windy  and  chilly Saturday evening here in Colombia. It’s 12 January, so we are still fresh into 2019. I must say 2019 is just becoming more and more beautiful and fruitful and lush. IContinue reading “An international love series “International loving ” told by fellow expats from around the world, through my digital pen.”

“Farewell my huisie by die see and welcome to my world,world!”

It is still evening so I will salute you once again beautiful souls! It is around 9:05 p.m right now, yes it is still 10 January and I am flowing so I will keep going and glowing and writing until the proverbial ink has run out for the night. So far we have covered STEPContinue reading ““Farewell my huisie by die see and welcome to my world,world!””

Packing for the long haul, cross- continental style.

Good evening beautiful souls! It is 7:20 p.m 10 January 2019 and the first week of the year has already passed! Amazing! Where do you find yourselves in the world today? Are you currently in your home country? Are you just getting settled in in your new host country? Did you just move from oneContinue reading “Packing for the long haul, cross- continental style.”

Stepping out of our comfort zones into the beautiful unknown.

Good afternoon beautiful souls! It is 3:34 p.m, 9 January of 2019 and what an amazing 2019 it has been so far! I am sitting in front of my laptop, at my dining table in my cozy    ” apto – estudio ”  ( studio apartment) listening to the fiercely talented Shekinah´s – Different ft.Continue reading “Stepping out of our comfort zones into the beautiful unknown.”

The Journey Begins in Riyadh,Saudi Arabia 2012.

 Good afternoon beautiful souls, it is 2.46 p.m, 11 January 2019. –Take a peek at some random kiekies ( Afrikaans for pics or photos ) of me in the big beautiful sandpit, Saudi Arabia, with some life long friends that I had made as the years passed. We used to have a weekly meetup whereContinue reading “The Journey Begins in Riyadh,Saudi Arabia 2012.”