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New Year’s Resolutions – Part 2

2017 NYE

2017 one more time! πŸ˜‰

5 out of 7 this time round πŸ˜‰ (Of 2017 Resolutions)

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Old Year’s Resolutions

Thought provoking post on NY’s Resolutions! There’s also an awesome poster/infographic that I absolutely love and am pinning it on my desk! πŸ˜‰

Life is a Journey. Travel and be light!

I’m sure we’re all looking forward to another journey around the sun; visualizing our new bodies πŸ‹πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ, soon-to-be bank accounts πŸ’΅, and super fulfilling love lives πŸ‘©πŸΎπŸ§”πŸΎ.

In anticipation for the new year, it would seem that we are trained to accentuate the positives. We want to frame our experiences and shape our personal narratives positively in the hopes of making them so.

In this world somethings must die in order to give rise to what must follow. So that others might live, and take their rightful place and priority in your life.

tenor Some habits, trips, and relationships can’t be manifested until their predecessors are trampled by a herd of wildebeest. (It was 1994, and it’sΒ stillΒ too soon πŸ˜”πŸ€­)

You can’t ghost πŸ‘» your real-life problems in favor of an idealized life that resetsΒ on January 1st. You can’t leave your lingering family/relationship issues on read or deactivate your adulthood…

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2018 Kindness Practice| A Journey of Self-Love Through Kindness

Has is already been a year since 2017 May’s Kindness challenge?! 2018 challenge has been moved up to next month πŸ˜‰ eeeee! Don’t forget to sign up, it’s an awesome self discovery journey! =)

Niki Meadows

This year’s 3rd annual Kindness Practice is just around the corner! There are a couple of changes this year. It’sΒ going to be held in February instead of May this year. It’s also going to be hosted via email instead of through my blog. The journey is very intimate for participants and I felt led to offer guidance and support in a more personal way. If you’ve never participated, you can find the details below. I’m excited to welcome first-time participants and returning ones alike. This is going to be a powerful 7-week guided practice!

2018Kindness Practice
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I’m so honored to be able to guide and accompany you on this journey. Sending lots of love your way!
-Niki Meadows
Women’s Worthiness Coach

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2018 New Year Resolutions – Part 1

New Year Resolutions 2018

2017 was a rough year of transition – ending the year with a bang. Me on NYE? Was pretty unforgettable. 2016 was the complete polar opposite. I was at my Youth Pastor’s house ringing in the New Year with their close friends. Never mind I had an introvert hangover (yes those are real! Just read IntrovertDear for proof) and pretty much missed the NYE fireworks!

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Unibookworm’s 2017 snapshot ;)

2017 has been a relatively quiet year blogging wise πŸ˜‰ and I already can’t wait to get writing again with 2018. With so many ideas and stories to share, it’s going to be amazing πŸ˜‰ Shout out to Milanote- my new favourite website to store my blog ideas. I would be totally lost without it =) If only there was an app, that would be awesome. Till then Trello will be here to save the day!

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2017 Speak Now ;)

Throwback to 2010 πŸ˜‰

One of my favourite Taylor Swift quotes from her Speak Now era is:

T Swift Quote 2010

… And it still resonates

Some context though of this post πŸ˜‰

2016 was so my dream year. While 2017 has been a huge year of transitional change. Maybe it’s something to do with the 5 year mark. Cause the last time when I was went through so much change was in 2012 πŸ˜‰ that was the year that I discovered myself and learnt that I’m a lot braver and stronger that I ever thought I was. Fast forward 5 years to 2017, the same thing could be said.

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What’s in JJ’s iBook shelf?

What’s in my current iBook shelf πŸ˜‰

The Joy Journalist =)

JJ bookshelf iBooks 2017

Before the technology revolution took off 7 years ago, reading an actual book from a library or a bookstore was the norm. And being an avid reader/bookworm, there was nothing I liked more than escaping to my reading sanctuary.

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World Kindness Day

Happy world Kindness day tomorrow ;)!


That’s apparently on Monday the 13th of November. If you didn’t know, don’t worry neither did I. What a shame that we have to be reminded to do something as fundamental to our well being as to be kind!

Let’s practise before Monday, shall we? Not because it’s a special day but because we can…

I shared a meal with someone this lunchtime. It was a lamb roast lunch, all but for the Yorkshire puddings, that I forgot. The pudding was pineapple upside down cake and custard (made with fresh pineapple.) I know! It tasted better than it looks, my smiley pud.20171107_161926So much for the diet. I’ll start tomorrow.

What do you recommend as the best way to show kindness? All ideas greatly received.

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Long Distance Relationship uppage playlist


What people don’t tell you about long distance relationships is how much an emotional roller coaster it really is. There will be days where you’re the headstrong driven go-getter kicking goals while saying with a smile, I’m totally fine! I miss them [SO], but I’ll be fine.*
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Finders Keepers exploration =)

Going to any design market makes me realise how talented artsy people are πŸ˜‰ The moment you embark into the Royal Exhibition building, you seriously have no idea where to look! The twinkling lights, the colours, the hustle and bustle of storekeepers and customers chit chatting against the backdrop of good food, really inspired me =)

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