Welcome to my Virtual Journal
LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF
Hi! I’m Zaima, thanks for stopping by.
On the eve of my 30th birthday (Eeeeek) , I am overwhelmed by how much life and my experiences have taught me. Recently, I had a huge shift in my perception. I realised the way I thought and felt about myself was not only unkind but also detrimental the future I so wanted to pave for myself.
Now, after understanding the importance of self-worth and how it impacts your thoughts and everyday life, I’m committed to making changes to be kinder to myself and to others. I’m now ready to make up for the time I have lost!
Part of the vision of what I want in my life, is a creative passion project and outlet that allows me to utilise some of the interesting skills that I have attained during my years. That’s why I’ve decided to start this blog, to allow my self to fully live to the blue print that I have designed for myself. I am the architect of my own life, and i’m focused on designing a future that excites me.
I come to you now, a believer in my own value, a self-love advocate, and someone who is shaping the narrative on her life one day at a time. I cant wait for what the future has in store!
Just a little insight from the Girl Next Door.
WRITE TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT
I love to write, as cliché as that sounds. But writing for me is so much more than a passion. It has become a form of meditation, a way of debriefing myself and a healing technique to fix the parts of me that need healing.
I have journaled for as long as I can remember, literally going back to my primary school days where I journaled about little more than Pokémon and the odd fleeting crush of the moment. Throughout the years, my journals have evolved with my mind and with my heart. Now, in my late 20’s, journaling has become my means of contemplation and mental detox.
When ever anyone around me is struggling or going through a difficult time, I simply tell them to WRITE! Write what ever your heart is spilling. Write, whatever is ruminating in your brain. Write, so it can leave you and you can focus on the next present moment.
My latest form of journaling, is a simple gratitude journal, and it is honestly an invaluable process. That small list at the end of the day, has taught me to see my life through the filter of appreciation and I truly believe the famous saying:
‘Not everyday is good, but there is good in everyday’
This small activity, before I wind down for my much-needed sleep, sets me up for a night of positive thoughts and a morning full of opportunity. Please, if anything, try this exercise!
OUR PASSIONS ARE TIED TO OUR PURPOSE
The idea to start an actual blog has been circling my mind for a while, but I always had a reason to put it off. Believe me, the idea of putting myself out there on an actual platform, where people might actually read what I have to say, is difficult to say the least.
However, I have come to learn, that our passions are intrinsically tied to our purpose.
There was a reason you loved to draw as a child, or to run as fast as your legs could carry you! Likewise, there was a reason I was rarely seen in my childhood without a boujee notebook and array of matching pens– This is part of my purpose!
I want to use this space to share some interesting tips and tricks that I have learned and implemented in my life. As a record of all my good days and some of the bad. A visual digital scrapbook, that may help someone in their time of need! This is my intention and with this in mind, I begin my blogging journey!
COMING TO LIFE IN MY 30’S
The last few years of my 20’s have been somewhat a blur… of pain, heartbreak, sadness and an overarching feeling of being worth less than everyone around me. I went through a tough patch, where I wanted to be as small and invisible as possible. If I could have vanished, I would have…However now, I can feel myself, coming out of that haze day by day and really owning who I am, what I look like and what I want for my life in the next and most exciting chapter!
I can truly see that life’s joys are literally in the everyday moments and I have been ignoring those gems in my day. Happiness is a choice, not a treasure that seeks to be obtained. Happiness is in your passions, your growth, your spirituality and even your pain. It is in whatever makes you come to life. And that’s just how I feel, like I’m coming back to life after so long, and I’m finally ready to live it!
You’re welcome to come for the ride!